Will They Make The Turn?

By |2018-07-16T20:13:37+00:00December 6th, 2017|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Autonomous Cars, Electric Cars, General Motors, Tesla|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Published December 6, 2017, Los Angeles Daily Journal - There once existed a time when the financial question of the day was whether Tesla’s stock would ever fall from its dizzying height of $395 per share. For a car company that only sold its first car nine years ago, and that has never turned a profit, [...]

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Swimming in a Sea of Oil

By |2018-07-17T23:50:32+00:00February 5th, 2015|Categories: Automotive Trends, CAFE, Corporate Average Fuel Economy|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Published February 4, 2015, Los Angeles Daily Journal - Last year the U.S. achieved a goal long considered unapproachable: It surpassed Saudi Arabia and Russia to become the world’s largest producer of oil. At 12.5 million barrels per day, the U.S. now extracts more oil than any of the OPEC countries, and more than Iran, Iraq, Kuwait [...]

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The Electric Car Myth

By |2018-07-18T23:51:23+00:00February 5th, 2013|Categories: Automotive Trends, CAFE, Corporate Average Fuel Economy, Electric Cars|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Published February 5, 2013, Los Angeles Daily Journal - In truth, it never really had the potential many had hoped for.  Supporters were hoping that the electric car would be the regeneration of an industry, but boundless enthusiasm could not replace the state of technology and sound economic principles. Until recently, profit seekers were throwing money at anything [...]

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The $1 Million Question

By |2018-07-19T17:47:58+00:00August 8th, 2011|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, Ford, General Motors|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Published August 8, 2011, Los Angeles Daily Journal - The automobile dealer network is one of the oldest and most established franchise systems in our nation’s history, dating back to the dawn of the 20th century when businessmen with a pioneering spirit saw a future that others did not.  Through the use of the sprawling dealer network, [...]

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Winning at All Costs

By |2018-07-19T18:12:16+00:00June 7th, 2011|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, General Motors|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Published June 7, 2011, Los Angeles Daily Journal - There once was a time when U.S. automakers enjoyed global dominance, quelling all would-be competitors with thoughts of an impenetrable market share.  At a time when life was far simpler, and “what was good for GM was good for America,” the Big 3 controlled an astounding 90 percent of [...]

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Up in Smoke: GM and the Obama Administration’s Public Relations Nightmare

By |2018-07-23T18:51:30+00:00January 5th, 2011|Categories: Auto Industry Attorney, Automotive Economy, Automotive Trends, CAFE, Corporate Average Fuel Economy, Electric Cars, General Motors, NHTSA|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Published January 5, 2012, Los Angeles Daily Journal -  The plan was seemingly perfect.  Put all of America’s might behind the emerging electric car industry and help the U.S. automakers reclaim their place as global leaders.  GM was positioned to be first to market with its Chevrolet Volt – the car would pave the way for the [...]

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