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Auto Industry / Low Sales / Car Sharing #897403

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 01, 2008
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(Studio: Katie Couric) The plummeting sales of American cars reported; sales statistics for Ford, GM, Toyota and Chrysler cited.

(Studio: Anthony Mason) The abysmal news for the auto industry examined; sales figures cited; details given about the shortage of fuel-efficient cars. [Toyota dealer Neale KUPERMAN†, Global Insight automotive analyst Rebecca LINDLAND†, Toyota spokesman Wade HOYT†, JD Power and Associates Charlie VOGELHEIM†- assess low car sales.] [January 2007, "Car and Driver"'s Csaba CSERE††- shows the new electric car.] The dire conditions in the auto industry, which is fighting for survival, discussed.

(Studio: Katie Couric) "Changing Times" report introduced.

(Philadelphia: Nancy Cordes) The decision by some Americans to get rid of their own cars and share them featured; details given about PhillyCarShare car pods and of other rental options. [RICHARDSON - talks about efficiency.] [Two DRIVERS - comment.]

Couric, Katie;
Mason, Anthony;
Cordes, Nancy

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