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A closer look at US auto sales in July

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Let’s take a look at the results from each major manufacturer: Chrysler: Total US sales for July stood at 88,900 units, a decrease of nine per cent year on year, although up 30 per cent compared to June. per cent compared to July 2008 although it was the company’s highest volume month so far this year. General Motors: A total of 189,443 vehicles were sold in July, that’s a 19.4

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Plug-in Manufacturers Grow

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I t wasn't that long ago that I remember a Chrysler ad that bragged about how its new Charger, with the big V 8, was a hybrid. Now, the very ungreen Chrysler is changing its tune. In the last few weeks, not only has Chrysler made announcements, so has Mazda, Hyundai, and Nissan.

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GM on the brink…

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November 8, 2008. DETROIT — The rapidly deteriorating finances of General Motors are forcing the federal government to decide whether to bail out the largest American automaker or face the prospect that it might go bankrupt. It also said it had suspended merger talks with Chrysler to focus on its own increasingly urgent problems, brought on by higher gas prices, a weakening economy and tight credit — a combination afflicting the entire auto industry, but hurting G.M.

Hybrid sales continue downward trend

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Here is how each manufacturer faired: - Chrysler - Chrysler LLC returned total US sales of 76,682 in April - a 48 per cent decrease from the previous year. General Motors - GM dealers in the US delivered 173,007 vehicles, down 34 per cent compared to the prior year. Honda - With vehicle sales of 101,029, American Honda Motor Company suffered a decline of 25.3 per cent compared to April 2008.

Criticism for Government green car buys

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For example, 2,933 vehicles have been ordered from Chrysler despite the fact that the manufacturer does not include any hybrids in its line-up with the exception of the Durango/Aspen line. GM, it suggests, has fuel efficient vehicles that are in the same mould as Chrysler’s. There are also questions about the claim that this will help autoworkers as Ford, GM and Chrysler all have significant backlogs of unsold vehicles.

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Electric-Car Fans Rally Around the Volt - Green Inc. Blog -

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Electric car supporters are rising to defend General Motors’ development of the Chevy Volt after the Obama Administration’s automotive task force proclaimed that the car was probably too expensive to be commercially successful in the near future. and Chrysler.

A 100 m.p.g. truck? A Bright IDEA | | Detroit Free Press

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How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

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Our PRIUS+ Project Photos PHEV Resources Global Warming Take Action News and Events Contact Us How Carmakers are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity If you ask, "have major auto-makers come around on PHEVs?", In late 2008, BYD started selling the first production PHEV in China.

GM Says Chevrolet Volt Won't 'Pay the Rent' | Autopia from

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"On some products, the costs, particularly in advanced technologies, are high," he said in a lengthy interview with Automotive News (free subscription required). " In other words, General Motors is going to lose its shirt until the Volt establishes itself in the marketplace.

Why Warren Buffett is investing in electric car company BYD - Apr. 13, 2009

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News | Markets | Technology | Personal Finance | Small Business | RSS Newsletters Video Home Fortune 500 Technology Investing Management Rankings Warren Buffett takes charge Warren Buffett hasnt just seen the car of the future, hes sitting in the drivers seat. Revenues, which have grown by about 45% annually during the past five years, reached $4 billion in 2008. He was paid about $265,000 in 2008, and he lives in a BYD-owned apartment complex with other engineers.