BLOG: Philip Nussel

Fixing Takata fiasco must become top priority

Posted 2:30 pm U.S. ET, May 21
blogs Philip Nussel is online editor at Automotive News.
 
The Takata airbag crisis continues to mushroom into the largest safety recall disaster in auto industry history. That’s no small feat just a year after the General Motors ignition switch scandal. This is the auto industry at its absolute worst -- both in Japan and in the U.S. The industry knew as far back as 2008 that Takata’s airbags were highly questionable ...
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Musk's $481 million paper loss in Detroit

Posted 12:10 pm U.S. ET, Jan. 16
DETROIT -- I warned him. During a chance encounter on Tuesday with Tesla’s Elon Musk before his appearance at the 2015 Automotive News World Congress, I jokingly told him we were going to put a stock ticker on the screen behind him, “so be careful what you say.” He chuckled and, in his trademark accent, said he should probably say something sort of outr ...
     Continue reading "Musk's $481 million paper loss in Detroit" » Jan 16, 2015 12:10 pm U.S. ET
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Automakers can stop supplier price-fixing now, but will they?

Posted 12:01 am U.S. ET, Nov. 22
The U.S. Department of Justice has assessed $2.4 billion in fines on 32 auto parts suppliers and charged 46 individuals -- nearly all of them Japanese -- in the largest antitrust prosecution in U.S. history. That’s just in the United States. The practice is a global epidemic that stifles fair competition, inflates the cost of components for automakers, erodes invest ...
     Continue reading "Automakers can stop supplier price-fixing now, but will they?" » Nov 22, 2014 12:01 am U.S. ET
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How smaller states can challenge Texas in the pickup wars

Posted 12:09 pm U.S. ET, June 25
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. -- When it comes to selling pickups in the United States, the obvious centerpiece market is Texas. Last year, 322,000 new pickups were registered there -- or 15 percent of all 2.1 million pickups sold nationwide, according to IHS Automotive data. Texas, in terms of sales volume and marketing panache, dwarfs all others. But in the profitable, ...
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