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  •  Read Chrysler and GM's plans! (0+ / 0-)

    It's all there - the innovative products and the changes in corporate structure and culture.

    As for what I would propose, okay, you asked, I'll answer:

    Short-term: Smaller, high-mileage "city cars" (like the Smart); electric cars and plug-in hybrids. The Big Three already have more hybrids than their foreign competitors on the market, and city cars, electric cars and plug-in hybrids are in the pipeline.

    Mid-term: Hydrogen fuel cell cars. The Big Three is already on equal footing with their foreign competitors in the testing of these cars.

    Long-term: The creation of sustainable cities which will reduce our dependence on automobiles. This does not, however, mean elimination of the automobile. I believe the need for flexible, personal transport will always be with us. As will, I hope, Chrysler, Ford and GM.

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