In this week's edition of "Under the Pentastar," Betty Newman recaps major developments in Chrysler Group LLC's efforts to repay the U.S. and Canadian governments, a visit to a Detroit Jeep plant by U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, and the sale of the GEM electric vehicle unit.
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GEM Turns 10 (With Chrysler Group) Turns Down CO2 Emissions
January 26, 2010 5:23 PM
These days, consumer electric vehicles are all the rage at auto shows, and the 2010 Washington Auto Show is no exception. But while manufacturers plan to begin selling these cars to consumers in coming months or years, Chrysler Group LLC has been in the EV biz for a decade through its subsidiary, Global Electric Motorcars LLC (GEM), based in North Dakota, which the company acquired in 2000. In the ten years hence, GEM is easily the market leader with more than 40,000 tailpipe emission-free cars...
Dealer Takes Issue With Writer's Column
by Blog Editor
March 13, 2009 12:40 PM
Chrysler LLC dealer Jim Addis felt so strongly about an op-ed column that appeared last week in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer that he fired off the following letter that the paper published today. In his letter, Addis questions and corrects a number of statements and assumptions made in the original op-ed piece by Boston Globe columnist Derrick Jackson. Here is a copy of Addis's letter to the Post-Intelligencer.Guest Columnist: Pull the plug on automakers? Not so fast
By Jim Addis
Responding to "Pull the plug on U.S. automakers (Wednesday)," I say, "Not so fast." I take issue with Boston Globe columnist Derrick Jackson's op-ed...
Under the Pentastar: Feb. 6, 2009
February 6, 2009 9:27 AM
This week Under the Pentastar, Chrysler takes its lineup of ENVI electric-drive vehicles off the proving ground and to Washington to show that the company is working hard on future technology. Increased sales for the Jeep Wrangler and Dodge Journey are two bright spots in weaker January sales results, and the Dodge Ram and the Jeep Wrangler nab two important awards.
Under the Pentastar: Oct. 10, 2008
by Mike Ellis
October 10, 2008 8:29 AM
Many Chrysler employees got their first look at the three electric-drive vehicle prototypes unveiled last month. A team of designers and engineers worked in secret for more than one-and-a-half years on the prototypes until they were shown to a surprised press corp last month, and now also to Chrysler employees. That's just one of the stories in this week's Under the Pentastar round-up of news events.