Ford of Europe's chairman and CEO Stephen Odell tells just-auto editor Dave Leggett he is relishing his return to Europe, happy with Ford's prospects, but concerned with industry overcapacity in the region.

Ferrari is expected to be listed within the next 12-18 months according to analysts who met with Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne.

Ford has announced the first US markets slated to receive the Ford Focus Electric, which debuts in late 2011.

Ford, Nissan and Turkey's Karsan Otomotiv have been selected as finalists in the first competition to be the exclusive supplier of New York City's taxis.

Land Rover has announced a pricing initiative for UK customers to avoid the VAT increase in January 2011.

just-auto editor Dave Leggett on his GM take this week. I'm not too surprised that the offer price for GM shares is heading up. The analysts can argue over the company's future prospects, dissecting company strategy (or lack of it) till the cows come home, but a conversation I had earlier this week sums up what many potential investors are believing.

How quickly can the cost - and retail - price of electric vehicles come down? Mitsuhiko Yamashita, Nissan's head of R&D, has told analysts he feels manufacturing cost parity between gasoline vehicles and BEVs will arrive within five years after the start of volume BEV production.

Stefan Jacoby, President and CEO of Volvo Cars, focused on Volvo's brand refinement and future in the US when he delivered a speech to the Motor Press Guild (MPG) at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

Cars made in Britain are increasingly popular with customers in North America according to the latest JD Power and Associates 2010 US Sales Satisfaction Index.

General Motors says today's IPO - with a potential generation of up to US$23bn - was more than 90% allocated to a North American audience - but partner SAIC is among the foreign stakeholders.

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