Editorials

Fuel-economy progress: Don't stop now

Fuel efficiency may not be a powerful marketing hook (except everywhere else in the world), but fuel consumption isn't a sacred duty either.


Heckler's tale of hubris should be a lesson for all

Minnesota megadealer Denny Heckler, convicted on seven federal counts of bankruptcy and conspiracy, tells story after serving 7 years in prison that is a cautionary tale for dealers .

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Tesla's production milestone is no badge of honor

What are we to make of reports that Tesla scrambled to reassemble mothballed factory equipment, overworked its staff, took out 300 welds and stopped a standard brake test as it raced to meet its goal?


EDITORIAL
GM's strides in C-suite diversity

Dhivya Suryadevara, at 39, is the same age as former GM CEO Rick Wagoner when he was named CFO in 1992. Her appointment blazes a few new trails.


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It's time for Scott Pruitt to go

A serious industry deserves a serious regulator, a person of good faith and proven integrity who embodies the responsibilities of public service and lives by at least a baseline standard of propriety.


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Expect big targets, little specifics from FCA 5-year plan

Later this week, hundreds of stock analysts and journalists from across the globe will gather in Balocco, Italy, to hear retiring Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne and his top lieutenants lay out the automaker's next five-year business plan — a plan that will be the first executed without Marchionne at the helm.


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How not to run purchasing

Automaker-supplier relations have dipped, according to the latest North American Automotive OEM-Supplier Working Relations Index. But why?


EDITORIAL
Octane opportunity: Don't blow it

The prospect of reaching a consensus on setting a new national octane standard -- with benefits for the environment, fuel economy and vehicle performance -- is tantalizing indeed.


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