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Electric Cars in China May Be Worse for the Environment Than Gas-Powered Cars

By Doug Powers  •  February 13, 2012 04:21 PM

The coal factor

Fisker Auto Announces Layoffs; Requests Expedited Access to Full Dept. of Energy Loan Guarantee

By Doug Powers  •  February 6, 2012 10:28 PM

**Written by Doug Powers Fisker Automotive, which was granted a $529 million US Dept. of Energy loan guarantee and then announced they would assemble the first line of cars in Finland, has announced layoffs at a Delaware plant that has yet to produce a single car: The company says 26 Fisker employees have been let […]

Super Bowl Ad: ET’s Visit Earth to Make Sure Their Tax Dollars Didn’t Fund the Volt

By Doug Powers  •  February 2, 2012 11:00 PM

Car Trek

GM to Call Back Chevy Volts

By Doug Powers  •  January 5, 2012 08:59 PM

**Written by Doug Powers Maybe it’s not as bad as it sounds. Technically a “call back” is a notch below a recall, and it only affects 8,000 vehicles — which is a mere, um, 100% of all Volts sold in 2011. Lucky sales didn’t catch fire or the fixes would have been a more massive […]

Analysis: Chevy Volt Costing Taxpayers $250,000 Per Vehicle

By Doug Powers  •  December 21, 2011 11:37 AM

Lots of green

NHTSA Performing ‘Formal Safety Defect Investigation’ on Chevy Volt; Update: GM to Offer Loaner Cars

By Doug Powers  •  November 27, 2011 08:00 PM

Recall on the way?

Fisker Flight: Auto Start-Up Given $529 Million Loan Courtesy of US Taxpayers Heads for the Finnish Line

By Doug Powers  •  October 21, 2011 09:56 AM

**Written by Doug Powers In January of 2010, a “green” automotive startup called Fisker, the recipient of a $529 million US Dept. of Energy loan, purchased a former GM plant in Wilmington, Delaware. Almost immediately there were suspicions of a possible quid pro quo deal involving Joe Biden. For now, though, those allegations can be […]

Document drop exclusive: Issa asks CEO about White House/Ford fiasco

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 29, 2011 05:12 PM

GOP House Oversight and Government Reform chair Rep. Darryl Issa has questions for Ford CEO Alan Mulally about the White House Ford fiasco. In a new letter Mulally received today, Rep. Issa requests more information and notes that he is “deeply concerned about undue political pressure exerted by the White House on public companies. Issa […]

Our White House bully problem

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 28, 2011 09:30 AM

Media progs and Soros monkeys are working overtime to discredit yesterday’s Detroit News report on alleged White House intimidation of, and pressure on, Ford Motor Company over its popular ad critical of the government auto bailout. As I pointed out yesterday, it’s just another one of those Chicago coincidences that the Attack Watch goon squad’s […]

Chicago on the Potomac: White House reportedly takes Ford to woodshed over anti-bailout ad; Update: Detroit News reporter stands by story; Ford denies pressure; White House disputes story

By Michelle Malkin  •  September 27, 2011 01:28 PM

Your Chicago Way read of the day comes from the Detroit News, where columnist Daniel Howes brings news that a few calls from the White House have led to Ford Motor Company yanking ads that spotlighted its refusal to take government auto bailout money. Nice car company ya got there, fellas. Would be a shame […]