TCS Daily Car News 6/14/12
- 06/14/2012 |
- by Terry Heick |
- Total Car News / Manufacturer
Saab Sold—Now With an Electric Future?
Saab has survived years of financial strife, including a December bankruptcy declaration, by being sold to a Chinese-Swedish investment group.
The brand, after changing hands several times in the last few years, is now currently slated to begin developing and producing electric cars.
Probe Upgraded by NHTSA for Chrysler Jeep Fires
A preliminary investigation of Chrysler Jeep products and issues with fire in rear impacts has been expanded by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Vehicles involved in the investigation could range from those manufactured in the 1990s, to modern examples of the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Cherokee, and Jeep Liberty models with fuel tanks aft of the rear axle. Any recall could include as many as 5.1 million vehicles.
"Safety, not cost, is Chrysler Group's top concern. We believe the vehicles are safe and that a detailed engineering analysis will bear that out," a company spokesman said via email today.
Renault Establishes “Car Sharing Solution”
Renault is making it easy to share cars.
In urban areas of France, drivers will soon to be able to share cars. Called “Twizy Way,” this “urban mobility solution” allows drivers to use cars, then leave it anywhere within the designated test area for others to use. Then, using an app, would-be drivers can find the closest available car, scan a given QR code if they don’t have a reservation, and be on their way.
There has been speculation that the Twizy may find its way to U.S. shores, but the car share program’s future here is unclear.