Young Japanese men and women are ditching the car as a status symbol, sparking concern for car companies.
Jan 7, 2009 The Oregonian
Research shows that of the ten vehicles most popular with 16-35-year olds, not one comes from the Big Three U.S. manufacturers. CampusProgress.org argues that it will take more than a bailout to attract younger customers.
Jan 5, 2009 Campus Progress
Michael Moore writes that the only bailout of the Big 3 automakers that makes any sense is a government takeover that re-tools the industry to build sustainable transportation modes including trains, buses, subways and light rail.
Dec 6, 2008 michaelmoore.com
A victim of soaring gas prices, a slumping economy and a changing public consciousness, the Hummer appears headed for extinction.
Dec 5, 2008 Salon.com
Like the major automakers, cities have been warned for years that they need to rein in sprawl and become more energy-efficient; and having neglected these warnings must now restructure how they operate, says Jack Diamond of the Globe and Mail.
Dec 2, 2008 The Globe and Mail
As the federal government prepares to bail out the flailing U.S. automotive industry, it should think about changing the face of the industry from carmaker to "transportmaker", according to Robert Goodman.
Nov 17, 2008 The New York Times
Now that General Motors is facing financial ruin and seeking a federal bailout, Harvey Wasserman argues that before it receives any help, GM must redress its participation in the conspiracy to destroy America's mass transit system.
Nov 17, 2008 CommonDreams
Electric car start-up in Silicon Valley said Wednesday that it would lay off employees and delay production of its second car, the Model S, until 2011.
Oct 18, 2008 The New York Times
<p>The California Air Resources board is expected to approve a new propane-fueled engine this week, opening the door for an alternative fuel source for cars and trucks. Supporters say its also convenient because distribution channels already exist.</p>
Jun 10, 2008 CNET News
<p>City Hall in Windsor and the provincial government of Ontario are following the wrong path to revitalization, argue the creators of an influential website called Scaledown Windsor, who think Canada's 'motor city' needs to be reinvented.</p>
Apr 23, 2008 The Globe and Mail