Graph of the Day for May 21, 2010

 "For those who want to attack my view, let me save you the trouble of reading the entire book. On pages 325-6, I wrote, ‘It ought to be possible to establish a coordinated global program to accomplish the strategic goal of completely eliminating the internal combustion engine over, say, a 25-year period.' It is possible; it needs to be done; it will create more jobs, not destroy jobs. I'm proud that I wrote those words in 1992, and I reaffirm them today."  Al Gore in the new foreword to Earth in the Balance.

Additional cost of cars, in 2016, due to Cap & Trade and new CAFE standards

Source:  Congressional Research Service.

Hoven's Index for May 21, 2010

Changes in US vehicle sales, 2007 to 2009:

Chrysler:  -55%

GM:  -46%

Ford:  -34%

Changes in GM, from 2008 to 2009:

US employees:  -18%

US production:  -48%

Source:  Congressional Research Service.

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