TITLE

Exhausting the Possibilities: Disconsolate Detroit

AUTHOR(S)
Roberts, Michael
PUB. DATE
June 1975
SOURCE
New Republic;6/21/75, Vol. 172 Issue 25, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on the declining sales of automobiles in Detroit, Michigan and exploration of alternative transport facilities in the U.S. Factors responsible for decline in sales of automobiles; Increase in sales of foreign cars; Dilemma faced by the Congress in exploring alternative transport facilities; Struggle of the U.S. President Gerald R. Ford to lower to the rising prices of petroleum; Failure of the U.S. automakers in meeting the car demand of people; Strategy of Detroit automakers that 1976 models will be of higher price with less improvements; Information on rise in sale of cars from Germany's and Japan and fall of Detroit; Focus on a book "Paradise Lost: The Decline of the Auto-Industrial Age," by Emma Rothschild; Efforts of the domestic manufacturers to recapture the market; Report on plans to save fuel by manufacturing potential passenger cars; Plans to use methanol as fuel for cars; Introduction of electric car in the market, on a large basis.
ACCESSION #
9984410

 

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