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  • Fuel economy tops US auto buyers’ wants, says Consumer Reports

    Fuel economy tops US auto buyers’ wants, says Consumer Reports

    By CRAIG TRUDELL Bloomberg Businessweek May 22, 2012 Automobile owners in the U.S. see fuel economy as the leading element they will consider in purchasing their next car, according to a survey by Consumer Reports. Of 1,702 car owners interviewed, 37 percent cited fuel economy as the top concern, the Yonkers, New York-based product tester and magazine publisher said in an e-mailed statement today. Quality was cited as the main reason by 17 percent of respondents, followed by safety at […]

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  • After Record Sales, Chevy Volt Production Will Resume One Week Early

    After Record Sales, Chevy Volt Production Will Resume One Week Early

    By CARL FRANZEN Talking Points Memo April 3, 2012 Buoyed by record monthly sales of its Chevy Volt hybrid electric plug-in car in March, General Motors will resume production of the Volt at the Detroit Hamtramck plant one week early, the United Auto Workers told TPM on Tuesday night. “They’re adding a week of production back in,” said Don LaForest, the chairman of the UAW’s bargaining committee at the Detroit Hamtramck plant, where the Volt is manufactured, in a phone […]

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