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Autos archive for April 2009

THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2009

Holdout Creditors Force Chrysler Bankruptcy

They almost had it. Under the wire and working with the Obama administration, Chrysler nearly avoided the recent announcement they will be forced to file for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. In a bid for further government loans, Chrysler worked a cost-cutting deal with the United Auto…

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TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 2009

THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2009

Government Money Electrifies Carmakers

The government is dishing out funding for battery-powered vehicles and carmakers are jockeying for a slice of the electric cheese. Way back on the campaign trail, President Obama voiced his desire to convert the White House vehicle fleet to battery power within the year, and…

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MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2009

Future Transportation (Baby Steps)

There is a definite compressed sense of time in the auto industry right now. A year’s worth of activity now needs to be crammed into a matter of months as carmakers scramble to innovate the vehicles of future and survive in the process. But let’s…

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2009

Girl Cars

Girl cars. Strong enough for a man, but specially designed for a woman, these are the vehicles that inarguably represent a serious gender divide on the roadways. The following is a list of the most predominant girl cars the world has ever known. For any…

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MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2009


WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2009

Jeep J8 replicas soon available

Unbeknownst to this Jeep lover, Chrysler LLC began producing a military-spec Jeep Wrangler called the J8 for use by the Egyptian military in 2007. Now, American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) will be making a limited number of AEV J8 MILSPEC Jeeps for sale in the United…

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SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 2009

Concept minivans are not the answer

We would all like to see Ford and the other two-thirds of the big three bounce back, but it’s hard to reserve the hope that it will happen any time soon with ridiculous concepts like Ford’s new, “Transit Connect Family One Concept." If the name…

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