Auto Sector Stocks

Lean how the stocks in auto sector are doing. This section covers stocks in Auto Manufacturers and Auto Parts sectors.
2013 Cadillac ATS

2013 Cadillac ATS may be lightest in segment, but GM misses tech-setting opportunity

What this country needs is a company and a brand that will lead the auto industry with lighter, safe cars that do not compromise performance and sets the tone for the future; and, while the 2013 Cadillac ATS might be aiming to please, it is not enough.
Oil prices

Why Oil Speculators Aren't Really To Blame

Nothing makes politicians more excited than getting to use name-calling to label something perfectly normal as being somehow deviant and evil. It lets them create a problem where there is no problem and rally the ignorant public around a cause that probably didn't exist until the windbag started yapping – currently it's “oil speculators” that are to blame.
The theme at SAE World congress 2012 was Get Connected

Universal acceptance of split-cycle engines at SAE World Congress subject more to business models

Pick any split-cycle engine developer and the story will be the same as the major OEMs of automotive. Business models affect thinking which affect decisions and choices of technology. Here’s the latest from SAE World Congress 2012.
Axion Power webpage describes its proprietary PbC(R) electrodes

Axion Power and Norfolk Southern pointing the way with advanced carbon electrodes

Axion Power International Inc (OTC Bulletin Board: AXPW), the developer of advanced lead-carbon PbC® batteries and energy storage systems, today announced that it has received an order from Norfolk Southern Corp (NYSE: NSC) for PbC batteries for use in a battery-powered locomotive.
Stock chart of SEFE making higher highs

Market and the EV world paying more attention to SEFE, Inc. stock and atmospheric energy

Recent trading activity shows SEFE Inc (SEFE.OB) making new highs and higher lows due to its potential for being a takeover target, not to mention its cache of atmospheric energy patents that have the potential to make EVs really pure with its harnessing of atmospheric energy.
More on Copper Alliance at SAE World Congress

SAE World Congress: Malcolm Burwell to speak at Powertrain Electric Motors Symposium

Malcolm Burwell, Director of Technology Development for the International Copper Association, will be speaking at the Powertrain Electric Motors Symposium about the rare earth metal shortage and what it means for the copper industry. He also will be at the SAE World Congress, and TorqueNews will be available to interview him.
Copper Alliance website

Auto industry looking to Copper Alliance as alternative to rare earth materials

The auto industry may be looking for alternatives especially when it comes to the cost of rare earth materials, but it is the Copper Alliance and their video that will be used to enlighten the SAE 2012 Powertrain Electric Motors Symposium for Electric and Hybrid Vehicles in Detroit.
Weekly chart of GM stock dated 4-14-2012

Traders of GM and other auto stocks must think like actuaries

Despite being listed on the Billionaire Hedge Fund Index, the weekly chart of General Motors (NYSE: GM) stock now confirms its bearish bias along with the general market. It is temporary, of course, but the critical question centers on determining the best method as to when and how to act as a buyer again.
Webpage from Cyclone Power Technologies

Cyclone Power makes licensee inroads in China with prototype engine builds

Cyclone Power Technologies (OTCQB: CYPW), developer of the all-fuel, clean-tech Cyclone Engine, announced that its licensee in China, Great Wall Alternative Power Systems Ltd., has completed the build of the first prototype engines under its License Agreement, and has begun in-house testing of these units.
A high-performance brake rotor at NAIAS 2010

Another call for an FMVSS standard for aftermarket brake rotors

While an FMVSS standard for brake rotors would apply to all manufacturers, the target by Affinia Group seems to be toward the global aftermarket industry, which has had a tendency to migrate to the lowest-cost import product over safety and reliability. Question is: What's taking so long to decide an obvious safety issue?
Weekly Chart of Axion Power (OTCBB: AXPW) for 2012-0402

Axion Power year-end results for 2011 show hybrid focus still strong

Between increasing net product sales overshadowed by a net loss, Axion Power International, Inc. (OTCBB: AXPW), the PbC battery has large charge acceptance and fast recharge capabilities, and can offer a low cost solution for operating the ancillary load in the micro-hybrid platform.