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  1. EVs, The EPA, and the positive effect of Regulations

    Politics, Finance, and Environment
    A pretty meaty piece from the NYT on the non-intuitive (PORTER_HYPOTHESIS) effect of regulations. And why Trump probably has things backwards about the Auto industry. Traditionally, economists thought of regulation as a cost imposed by the government on companies. But in the 1990s, the...
  2. Akerson demands GM innovation to guard against rivals' breakthroughs

    General Motors and General Automotive Topics
    "As General Motors Co. Chief Executive Officer Dan Akerson sees it, Tesla Motors Inc. has the potential to be a disruptive force to the automotive industry and he doesn’t want to be caught off guard." Read more at The Detroit News...
  3. Kiss the American auto industry goodbye

    Politics, Finance, and Environment
    In a 2008 NY Times OpEd titled "Let Detroit Go Bankrupt", the writer stated that the auto industry's "demise will be virtually guaranteed" if there is a bailout. And "the automakers will stay the course — the suicidal course of declining market shares, insurmountable labor and retiree burdens...
  4. Alternative Energy Enthusiast

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    Hey everyone - I'm new in the forums here! anyway - I am a fan of alternative energy cars because I love the idea of finding better ways to do things - not because I feel that gas powered cars are bad, etc. (But seriously - it has been almost 100 years since the invention of the automobile -...