Jan 072016
 

Sales Downshift at Heavy Truck Makers – WSJ:

“Heavy-duty truck orders plunged nearly 37% in December from the same month last year, according to data compiled by industry research firm FTR. Some carriers say they are waiting to see how much consumers spend over the holidays before committing to new vehicles, which can cost more than $150,000 each.”

*Clouds are starting to form. The most recent recession ended in June 2009. This expansion could continue for a few more years before a recession arrives. This isn’t the first negative indicator and it will not be the last.  

Jan 042016
 

GM Invests $500 Million in Lyft, Plans System for Self-Driving Cars – WSJ:

“General Motors Co. is betting $500 million that ride-hailing services such as Lyft Inc. will be crucial to the future of autonomous vehicles.”

**$500 million, that’s a lot of money.

**Link is behind the WSJ paywall.

Jan 032016
 

 “Tesla delivered 75% more vehicles in the last three months of the year than a year earlier”

*Sales are taking off.

 

**Article link is behind the WSJ paywall.