We all know that the Democratic Representative from the Automakers Michigan, John Dingell, is a foe of state-based regulations over the auto industry. Back in February, he tried to revive an excised portion of the energy bill that would have made federal CO2 limits take precedence over state rules. In an editorial in Automotive News (subs req'd), Edward Lapham writes that it's Dingell who will be of very few lawmakers who "get" why America needs a national fuel economy law instead of allowing st
Forget MPG, just pull into a gas station with your Tesla Roadster and smile....
Automotive News says (subs req'd) that a Buick, Pontiac, GMC and Cadillac dealer in Lawrence, Kan. told the National Automobile Dealers Association this week that the way the Detroit 3 can turn their troubles to triumph is by designing and building more fuel-efficient vehicles. For proof, he pointed to a 37 percent increase in hybrid sales in the U.S. The dealer, Dale Willey, also said innovative cars (he cited the Buick Enclave and Ford Edge) must be part of the equation.