Hybrid cars from Ford will be offered for the same price as its gas-powered counterpart, removing at least one obstacle for drivers who want a greener ride.
As the Toyota recall grows to 9 million cars worldwide, dealers in America handhold worried customers and brace for losses of up to $2 million a month.
The company’s growth pressured the automaker’s resources, while its achievements led to complacency, some say. Now, the Toyota recall is spreading across the globe.
Other carmakers are also likely to ramp up production, a move that will help the wider economy.
The Obama team is helping to push the automaker's debt holders, unions, and executives toward tough choices, but the risks of intervention are many.
So far, Ford is avoiding bankruptcy or a government bailout. Consumer confidence will be most important in securing its financial situation.
A new partnership is evolving between Washington and the car companies.
As auditors question GM’s viability, creditors and labor unions must negotiate, analysts say.