Many drivers just love the commanding ride height, impressive utility and outdoorsy aura offered by pickup trucks and sport-utility vehicles. The downside to these often large and heavy vehicles has traditionally been fuel consumption. [...]
Early adopters of battery powered cars say they are satisfied with their purchases, despite some hassles.Gas prices are rising, and drivers are fretting. But not Roy Olson.
Much of what Honda, Toyota and Nissan sell in the U.S. is made here. A key question for the automakers is whether shipping ports will be out of commission.The massive earthquake in Japan will disrupt auto production in the beleaguered nation, but exactly how long it will last is uncertain.
The executive's sudden departure comes after he had guided General Motors through its public stock offering and much of its return to sustained profit. He says he has no specific plans. The top financial executive who helped guide General Motors Co. back to profitability and then its return to being a publicly traded company stepped down suddenly Thursday.