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Are U.S. Small Cars on the Road to Extinction?

April 9, 2018

Recent reports claim Ford and GM plan to cut production of small cars and sedans in the U.S. Fuel prices are low and sales of pickups and SUV’s are soaring. But are automakers ready if gas or oil spikes again?

Auto Parts Suppliers Fear Trump Tariffs may Crush Jobs

March 9, 2018

A trade group for auto parts suppliers says President Trump’s new tariffs on steel and aluminum will raise cost of materials, especially some only made outside U.S., may drive some companies out of business, force job cuts and cause price hikes for consumers.

CuriosID: Could Electric Cars Increase Pollution?

Feb. 26, 2018

As part of WDET’s series CuriosID, a listener wonders if driving an electric car could actually create more pollution, since it would force power plants to generate more electricity to charge it, thereby generating more smog.