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  • Tighter restrictions signed into law to prohibt sales of electric car in Michigan
    23 October
    UNDATED -- Governor Rick Snyder has signed into law tighter restrictions to prohibit electric car maker Tesla Motors from selling vehicles in Michigan. The governor's move Tuesday is welcomed by mainline automakers and dealerships that say all manufacturers should follow the same rules. Tesla has…
  • GM 3Q profit nearly doubles, led by N. America
    23 October
    DETROIT (AP) - General Motors says its third-quarter profit nearly doubled as strong earnings in North America and China outweighed struggles in Europe and South America. The automaker posted a net profit of $1.38 billion, or 81 cents per share, from July through September. A…
  • Michigan International Speedway, MEDC Pure Michigan 400 partnership gets the green flag
    22 October
    BROOKLYN, Mich. – Two of Michigan’s best-known brands – Michigan International Speedway and Pure Michigan – are extending their partnership to host the Pure Michigan 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on Sunday, August 16, 2015.“MIS is a premier Michigan destination with a strong tradition…
  • EPA recognizes Michigan International Speedway for leading green power use
    21 October
    BROOKLYN, Mich. (October 20, 2014) - Michigan International Speedway officials announced today that the racetrack is using green power as part of a partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Consumers Energy.The track uses nearly five million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power annually, enough…
  • GM ignition switch deaths rise to 27
    13 October
    DETROIT (AP) - At least 27 people have died and 25 people have been seriously injured in crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by GM to compensate victims, updated the totals Monday. Feinberg says he has…
  • Ford hiring 850 workers for new truck
    13 October
    DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - Ford is hiring 850 workers to help build its new F-150 pickup truck. The company says 500 of the workers will go to the Dearborn Truck plant, where the F-150 is assembled. Three hundred workers will go to the Dearborn Stamping…
  • NADA Chairman: Keep Automotive Retailing and Financing Competitive for Car Buyers
    09 October
    DETROIT (Oct. 7, 2014) -- Competition in automotive retailing is the cornerstone of the franchised new-car dealer network which benefits both car buyers and automakers, said Forrest McConnell, chairman of the National Automobile Dealers Association. "Competing with the dealer down the street or on the…
  • Feds probe power steering in Ford midsize cars
    06 October
    DETROIT (AP) - U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints of power-assisted steering failure in three Ford Motor Co. midsize car models. The probe covers 938,000 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ cars from the 2010 through 2012 model years, as well as the 2011 Mercury Milan.…