Category: 2009 New York auto show

Subaru of America, Inc. Executive Vice President Thomas J. Doll and Tom Easterday, Senior Vice President, Subaru of Indiana (SIA), sat down with me at the 2009 New York auto show. Tom Easterday caught me up on Subaru of Indiana’s zero landfill manufacturing plant and how well they are working with Toyota. Subaru is building [...]

Tom Baloga, Vice President, Engineering, BMW of North America talked to me about the alternative energy vehicles BMW is bringing out. Baloga said that BMW has the lowest CO2 fleet performance of any premium automaker in Europe. Baloga said that the new BMW X6 active hybrid will come out later this year with a lithium-ion [...]

I talked to Shinichi Kurihara, CEO, Mitsubishi North America at the 2009 New York auto show. Kurihara talked to me about the Mitsubishi i MiEV Electric Car going global. “Electric vehicles are one branch of the automotive landscape and we are dedicated to providing these technology-sourced solutions as an important path for the world’s clean-air [...]

Gil Portalatin, Hybrid Applications Manager, Ford Motor Company, sat down with me at the 2009 New York International auto show. We talked about the 2010 Ford Fusion hybrid: Portalatin says that the 2010 Ford Fusion hybrid is the most fuel-efficient, mid-sized sedan in America. The Fusion hybrid has a certified 41 mpg rating in the [...]

How much marketing spiel from General Motors is this, and how much of it is their design? It seems that the only part of the Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility, or PUMA, project  that General Motors is developing is the communications network that would allow vehicles to interact with each other, regulate the flow of [...]

David Vieau, President and CEO of A123Systems and Lou Rhodes, Vice President-Advanced Vehicle Engineering and President of ENVI sat down with me at the 2009 New York auto show to talk batteries & Chrysler hybrids. Vieau has worked with Argonne National Labs, so he had some insight. Vieau also talked about what he would like [...]

David Vieau, President and CEO of A123Systems and Lou Rhodes, Vice President-Advanced Vehicle Engineering and President of ENVI sat down with me at the 2009 New York auto show to talk batteries & Chrysler hybrids. The heart of ENVI’s battery system is a scalable battery module, built by A123. The first five vehicles include the [...]

2009 New York auto show- Jim McDowell, President MINI USA, takes me on a vehicle walkaround the 2009 Mini Cooper John Cooper Works Convertible. McDowell says there are less emissions, more performance, an automatic rollover bar and a convertible that opens or closes in fifteen seconds going 18 miles per hour or less. The press [...]

2009 New York auto show – Vic Doolan’s automotive industry track record spans almost 40 years and includes senior executive positions with BMW, Volvo and the Premier Automotive Group. Doolan is now a board member for Fisker automotive. Doolan talks about the new “small car” Fisker has said they will come out with, how much [...]

Here’s some video of the 2010 Lexus HS250h hybrid from the New York auto show some facts about the HS250h: 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine 187 total system horsepower electronic controlled continuously variable transmission (ECC-VT) super ultra low emission vehicle (SULEV) seating capacity: 5 Overall dimension: 70.3 wide 59.3 high 184.8 long Wheelbase: 106.3 inches front-wheel drive [...]