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5Chrysler And Whole Auto Industry Adding Jobs To Meet Surging Sales

Indiana plant gets jobs boost, along with Michigan, Tennessee and other states

As consumers pile back into the market for a new car, the good news is that high-value auto manufacturing jobs keep getting added, and in cities that can sure use the help.

AddDaimler, Ford, Nissan Announce Joint Development Of Fuel Cell Technology [VIDEO]

With newly-announced collaboration, will hydrogen fuel cell technology regain its luster?

2Electric Bigfoot Monster Truck Crushes Junked Cars [VIDEO]

We've seen EVs do some cool things, including awesome burnouts, but this could top them all: an electric monster truck. Before you say there's something wrong with that, consider that this silent crusher has 850 lb-ft of torque.

1TRANSLOGIC's Guide To The LA Auto Show 2012

Automakers rolled out the red carpet for Hollywood debuts of their latest concepts and new models at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show. This year we noticed that a bit of the tech you'd expect from CES seemed to be invading the space--much like automakers are invading CES. There was a connected car consortium display on the ground floor, along with the futuristic Design Challenge and all around news about upcoming technologies for 2013 and beyond.

14Ford on track to reach goal of doubling flex-fuel vehicle production

Turn back the clock to 2006, when Ford Motor Company announced it was taking flex-fuel vehicles seriously. That year, the company built 185,000 autos that could run on gasoline, ethanol or any combination of the two up to E85 (85 percent ethanol). Ford also pledged that the company's production of flex-fuel vehicles would double by 2010.

1Ford fleet vehicles gets greener with addition of E85, EcoBoost, electric drive and so on

Ford Transit Connect Taxi – Click above for high-res image gallery

9Earth Day honoree: Bill Ford, from crazy environmentalist to industry innovator

Let's sit down for a moment and think back to 1988. Have a clear picture yet? Neither did we, at first, so here's a refresher. Back then, environmentalists were likened to extremists. Their viewpoints were thought to be so far-fetched and disconnected from popular views that they were outsiders, even weirdos. In some ways, Bill Ford fit into that group of crazy environmentalists. Not a major problem, unless you're hired as the director of Ford Motor Company – then it's a huge complication.

12Ford executive chairman says electric vehicles will be a game changer

Ford executive chairman Bill Ford closed out the 2010 SAE World Congress with a reminder: "All the early cars were electric." Why do so few people remember that electric cars date back more than a hundred years? Ford suggested it's because, electric cars have "been around really for the past century or so, but they really haven't had mass market appeal." There's the answer: without mass market appeal, technologies will be forgotten.

AddFord considers moving electric vehicle production in-house if demand is high enough

Ford Motor Company's development of upcoming battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) has been, so far, an outside job. Electric versions of the Transit Connect and the Ford Focus were developed with the help of suppliers Azure Dynamics Inc. and Magna International Inc., but Ford has not ruled out producing future BEVs in-house. As Ford's director of electrification programs Sherif Marakby stated:

AddDemand, demand! Ford won't bring diesels to U.S. until buyers show interest *UPDATE

Automakers are constantly questioned about their choices. From green-lighting production of an awful vehicle to offering gadgets and gizmos that consumers don't want, it seems automakers regularly make some less-than-ideal decisions. Sometimes, though, it's what automakers don't offer that creates a stir, the diesel engine being a prime example. U.S. buyers have been left out in the cold while Europeans enjoy their wonderfully efficient, diesel-powered vehicles.

35Ford to save $1.2M/year just by turning off its computers at night

When a corporation as large as Ford decides to do something as simple as shutting down its computers at night, the savings can be astronomical. In the case of Ford, powering down computers can save the company $1.2 million each year.

AddFord to save millions of dollars, drastically reduce carbon emissions just by turning off its computers at night

When a corporation as large as Ford decides to do something as simple as shutting down its computers at night, the savings can be astronomical. In the case of Ford, powering down computers can save the company $1.2 million each year.

16Report: Geely may need to come up with $1.4B to fix damaged Volvo after purchase

It's going to cost up to $2 billion for Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co. to take ownership of Volvo, but according to a new report out of BusinessWeek, that lofty figure is just the cost of entry. Volvo union members and the board have apparently told the Chinese automaker that it will need at least $1.4 billion to repair the storied Swedish automaker.

30REPORT: U.S consortium now in lead for Volvo purchase

Just about a month ago, news hit the interwebs that Chinese automaker Geely officially became Ford's preferred bidder for Volvo once concerns over intellectual property were sorted out. Today, though, we're hearing that Crown, a consortium led by former Ford director Michael Dingman, former Ford and Chrysler LLC executive Shamel Rushwin and ex-Volvo CEO Roger Holtback, is gaining momentum in its bid for the Swedish automaker after submitting a revised proposal.

10Geely denies interest in Volvo and Saab, but you can still bet on who will buy the 'Born From Jets' brand

According to the Chinese auto newshounds over at Gasgoo, Geely has denied it has any interest in buying Volvo or Saab. The Swedish patients, being shopped by Ford Motor Company and General Motors, respectively, are still up for sale, however.

92New 2010 Lincoln MKS with EcoBoost to start at $47,760*

Click above for a high-res gallery of the Lincoln MKS with EcoBoost

39REPORT: Wall Street rallies around better-than-expected Ford results

On the surface, at least, news that a company lost $1.4 billion wouldn't normally be greeted as good news by Wall Street. However, the Ford Motor company's just-published quarterly earning reports have done just that, with the stock trading 15% ahead of yesterday and the entire Dow Jones stock market perking up at the news.

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