Chevy Volt

Electric Car Fuels GM’s Dreams

DETROIT – If it works, analysts predict it will have an electrifying impact on the domestic auto industry. They say GM’s plan to produce and sell an electric car is a much-needed spark for Detroit’s technological image.

Air Force Pilots Jumping Ship

LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, VA. – At age 31, Capt. Glen Gentile has a job that a lot of Americans fantasize about. An Air Force fighter pilot, he spends his days pushing his F-15 Eagle to the edge of its supersonic capability. But while Gentile enjoys the excitement of speeding through the skies faster than sound, he and others like him have begun to tire of the demands of leadership in the post-Cold War world.

U.S. Defense Firms Woo Old Foes

LONDON – For decades, workers at Lockheed Martin’s plant in Texas built F-16 fighters that could shoot down Soviet MiGs. But coming changes in NATO now have the defense giant scrambling to sell its fighters to old foes.

The Station Wagon Wages a Comeback

AUSTIN – Too much competition and too little creative design work have dropped the station wagon’s share of the U.S. car market from 12.6 percent in 1972 to only 4 percent. But some automakers have refused to write off the wagon and are aiming to bring it back.

Competition Tightens for GM

DETROIT – With sales of its Chevrolet Caprice slumping, General Motors Corp. has introduced a full-size, rear- wheel-drive “concept” car that could be offered as a replacement for the Texas-made sedan as soon as 1995.