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Carlos and Sergio gone, FCA merging with Renault?

By |2019-05-27T14:54:20-07:00May 27th, 2019|Categories: Auto industry news, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), Renault|Tags: , , |

If you’re going to be a CEO of a major car manufacturer, you’re going to have an ego and thick skin. Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler Auto to his death, was credited with the turnaround of FCA. Marchionne was smart. Other CEOs didn’t like what he had to say, mainly because he was right [...]

Sales of electric cars draining CVRP bank in California

By |2019-03-27T11:16:37-07:00March 27th, 2019|Categories: Audi, Auto industry news, Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), BMW, Cadillac, California Air Resources Board (CARB), Chevy, Chrysler, Electric - Range Extender Vehicle (E-REV), electric vehicles (EV), Ford, Fuel cells, GM, Green cars, Honda, Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV), Hybrids, Kia, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Plugin-electric vehicles, Tesla, Toyota, Volkswagen, Volvo, Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV)|Tags: , |

The Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) reports that funding is needed for the five million electric vehicles projected to come online. While that might be a good problem to have, it needs to be addressed. What are the options for balancing the rebate program? Could California offer to pay a dollar rebate or access to [...]

The privileged perks of Carlos Ghosn’s family

By |2019-03-26T15:20:42-07:00March 26th, 2019|Categories: Auto industry news|Tags: , , , |

If you think Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin are having a bad month, Carlos Ghosn is telling them to hold his sake. That's right; not only is Ghosn still in Japan, after 108 days in jail, but there are also now allegations that Nissan paid to send Carlos Ghosn's four children to Stanford University in [...]

Auto loans rising and for longer

By |2018-12-10T20:10:27-07:00December 10th, 2018|Categories: Auto industry news|

Experian has sent out their latest numbers on Q3, 2018 financing, and some are rosy, and some give a glimpse into the future of car-buying. Some of the highlights from the Experian conference are that loans are still way too high, over a trillion dollars a quarter. They are slowing down in growth, but still... [...]

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