Electric cars continue to be an inscrutable market segment. No company is making money on them, yet carmakers – and now non-carmakers – continue to invest in them.
With the car business soaring and fuel prices at a four-year low, hybrids sales are slack, while plug-in electric orders alone are up about 37 percent for 2014.
“The Volt did and continues to do great things for the brand,” said Chevrolet marketing chief Tim Mahoney.
Only one of 12 vehicles earns “good” rating in Insurance Institute for Highway Safety test.
Chris discusses Rick Santorum’s Presidential campaign and Michele Bachmann’s decision to drop out, a grenade found at the King of Prussia Mall, a dispute over a tribute to Michael Landon in Collingswood, and talks to Daily News Editor Larry Platt about the city’s DROP program.
This special issue contains profiles of 250 vehicles, says auto editor Jonathan Linkov. “The manufacturers that have small cars that are available are going to be the ones who win out because when prices go up to $4, $5 a gallon people do flock into the small cars.”
Executive Director Jerry Fergione says they’ve ordered 18 Chevy Volts and 20 charging stations will be built throughout the city.
The Chevy Volt and other electric cars are among the main attractions at this year’s auto show, which begins in two weeks. And for the first time this year, two auto makers are offering ride and drive opportunities.
Bragging rights for Ford and General Motors. The Ford Explorer has been named 2011 North American Truck of the Year. The announcement came Monday morning at the North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit.