Where are all the new(er) U.S. car companies?

Ever wonder why no new U.S. car companies have been started up over the past couple of decades? And I'm not counting small shops that are custom building supercars for the super rich or subsidized electric vehicles for the eco-minded. Here's an editorial from one of my favorite car columnists that connects the dots between government mandated safety and emission equipment, onerous safety standards, and the lack of new car companies. It also tries to explain why the major car companies are more than happy to let Uncle Sam literally have a seat in their boardrooms.

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Stephen Mraz

Steve serves as Senior Editor of Machine Design.  He has 23 years of service and has a B.S. Biomedical Engineering from CWRU. Steve was a E-2C Hawkeye Naval Flight Officer in the U.S. Navy. He...
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