Nissan Motor Co. is joining General Motors Co. and Tesla Motors Inc., the largest U.S. sellers of rechargeable autos, in promoting the money-saving benefits of battery-powered cars over saving the planet.
When the Daytona 500 starts this weekend with Danica Patrick in the pole position driving her Chevrolet SS, General Motors Co. will be seeking something more than a winner’s trophy: adding a greater sense of urgency to GM.
Tesla Motors Inc. survived a cash crisis in 2008 and tomorrow delivers its first electric car designed and built solely in-house. Co-founder Elon Musk will soon learn if there’s enough Model S demand for Tesla to profit.
Bobby Cerchione’s motivation for spending $95,000 four years ago on his second Dodge Viper was simple. He was worried about how much longer the car and company that built it, Chrysler LLC, might be around.
The Chevrolet Corvette, once the coolest of cool rides on Route 66 and the rest of America’s roads, has suffered the cruelest of fates: It’s known as an old man’s toy. Even the head of Chevy marketing acknowledges that too many people see it as the car of “the successful plumber.”
Chrysler Group LLC’s pairing up with Fiat SpA was supposed to transform its car lineup into one that Americans would covet, starting with the much-hyped Dodge Dart’s debut a year ago. So far, buyers aren’t budging.
Ford Motor Co., citing shortages of its new Lincoln MKZ for the luxury brand’s worst sales month in 32 years, is funneling some of the sedans produced in Mexico through a Michigan plant for inspection to ensure quality.