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  • General Motors Case Analysis

    Despite this, GM kept innovating, introducing, among other things, the Chevrolet Volt concept, an electric car. However, the 2008 recession, which led to a severe credit crunch, was hard on GM which was in need of working capital. It was able to receive a loan from the government, but under the condition that it would accelerate tough restructuring measures. The General Motors Corporation filed for bankruptcy in 2009, and a new, leaner, General Motors Company was incorporated to acquire its strongest assets. GM’s worldwide brands today include Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Baojun, Holden, Isuzu, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling. The scale of GM’s operations is still huge. It employs more than 200,000 people in about 400 facilities in 6 continents. In addition, GM’s distribution system consists of 21,000 dealers. As of 2015, GM’s vehicles are sold in over 100…

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  • The Effects Of The Automobile In The 1920's

    Today, it is custom in America for citizens to own automobiles and use them in everyday life; this was not a normalcy until the 1920’s though. In the years previous to the 1920’s the only people who could afford automobiles were the extremely wealthy. The automobile that these upper-class citizens would often buy was the Model N from Ford. This was a very large and expensive automobile. Henry Ford knew that he had to create a smaller more affordable car to sell to the mass market (ask for help).…

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  • Analysis Of Carmakers Forge Ahead With Electric Vehicles By Bill Vlasics

    In the New York Times article “Carmakers Forge Ahead With Electric Vehicles,” Bill Vlasic illustrates the changing global economy for workers and consumers in regards to major automaker’s new lineups of electric vehicles. In this article, Vlasic draws attention to the efforts by auto manufacturers like Tesla, Chevrolet, Nissan, Volkswagen, and many more, to bring the electric car from the future into your garage. Vlasic discusses in January of 2016 where auto manufacturers stole the spotlight…

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  • Ford Ethical Dilemmas

    When it comes to the auto industry, one of the largest ethical questions is whether a company can put a dollar amount on human lives. Throughout the history of the automobile industry, there is to be case after case where automotive manufactures try to walk the fine line of using specific parts in a car to try and lower their costs, but also while making the vehicle more dangerous for the passengers. The idea of safety versus cost in the industry has many factors that must be considered to fully…

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  • Analysis Of Porter's Five Forces Automobile Industry

    Industry analysis Porter’s Five Forced on Automobile industry Threats of new entrants Automobile industry is very specific industry, it has higher level of entry barriers. Factory facilities, machinery, labor and technology are heavily involved for automobile industry. For a new entrants in automobile industry, they need to look for mass production to achieve economy of scale in mature automobile industry. Second, the facility for automotive manufacturing is quite specialized, it has enormous…

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  • Tesla Motors Failure

    Elon Musk, CEO and owner of Tesla Motors, Inc., and leader in electric vehicles is faced with much opposition from other competitors in the automotive industry. As the industry began to fluctuate, cost to operate in the U.S increased for production, infrastructure, technology, and manufacturing. For Musk, this became a huge problem when coming up against such large automakers. Therefore, he made the decision to manufacture his brand abroad. It was vital for this innovator to reposition the…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Vinyl

    This is the 21st century and people are constantly changing and making new technological advances every day. But the one thing that all of human’s have most in common is vehicles. Cars are the greatest asset to get individuals to point A to Point B so as a human society relies on these a lot, and because people are accustomed to vehicles so much they tend to do what they want with it. People tend to customize them and this causes a great debate whether to paint the car or to vinyl wrap it to…

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  • Henry Ford: Henry Ford's Impact On Society

    Henry Ford was born on July 30, 1863. He is the creator of the automobile company Ford. He invented the first gasoline-powered automobile in his shed in 1901. His invention of the car had a significant impact on society. The invention of the automobile would not only change society but the world and its inventions. The invention didn’t just have an impact on society but on himself as well. Henry ford was an engineer in many fields and the creation of the car would make him one of the most…

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  • Automobile Industry Impact On The Environment

    The American automobile industry has been around since the late 1800 's and has faced many environmental challenges, though competition, technology, effect on the environment, and economic inpact. The first car was not invented in the United States, so global competition has always been a large factor. Henry Ford revolutionized the automobile industry when he developed the assembly line, there have been various evolutions in the car industry. Cars have always had an adverse affect on the…

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  • Why Is Automobile Important In Everyday Life

    Over the past century, a range of innovative technologies have been introduced unlike any other time. All these technologies have been invented with the sole purpose to make everyday life better and easier. These techonologies, one way or the other, have affected us so deep that, it has been a crutial part of our culture and everyday life. However, out of all these innovative inventions, the one that influened us deep enough to be change our culture and way of living has been the automobile.…

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