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GM and Ford's US sales plunge
General Motors and Ford Motor paid a heavy price last month for their dependence on gas-guzzling sport-utility vehicles, reporting a steep fall in US vehicle sales and market share. Demand for smaller cars and trucks, especially hybrid petrol-electric vehicles, remained buoyant.
Underlining the financial and competitive crisis facing the two biggest Detroit-based carmakers, GM reported a 24 per cent slide in September sales compared with a year earlier. Ford's sales were 19 per cent lower.
For those who haven't figured it out yet, everything is connected to energy.
The Western gas guzzling economies have resulted in global warming, fallow soil, unsustainable populations, and American car companies that have buried their heads in the sand.
The economic repercushions of blind stupidity have historically been awful.