Category: Fuel cells
Larry Burns, Director of Sustainability, Columbia University

Larry Burns is the Director of Sustainability at Columbia University. Burns took time to talk to Lou Ann hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com about driverless vehicles and shared vehicles, a car with a purpose in mind. Infrastructure, including the internet, would be involved. Burns also talks about natural gas as an energy for transportation. How are fuel [...]

How are Volt sales compared to the 24 other alt-power source vehicles?

WardsAuto U.S. Sales of Alternative Power Source Light Vehicles lists twenty-seven vehicles for sale as of November 2011. What are the cars and how is Volt faring compared to the other twenty-six vehicles? The twenty-seven, twenty-five if you don’t count the Mercury Milan and the Saturn Aura that are still listed, with the starting MSRP [...]

Bob Lutz on The John Batchelor radio show, Car guys vs. bean counters part 3

Bob Lutz talked to John Batchelor about his new book, Car Guys vs. Bean Counters: The Battle for the Soul of American Business. Bob Lutz finishes his radio chat with John Batchelor show. This is the most humorous part of the show as Lutz talks about his Father, and bucky the beaver. Lutz contends that is [...]

Charlie Freese, on the hydrogen budget, on John Batchelor radio show

The United States has no energy policy. Every administration budgets money for its pet project, leaving the projects from the previous administrations in a lurch. Why? Charlie Freese is General Motor’s executive director for fuel cell activities. He was also a keynote speaker at the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy 2011 in Washington DC. How [...]

Charles Freese, General Motors fuel cells, at the 2011 NAIAS

Charles Freese, executive director of General Motors Fuel Cell Activities, talked to me at the 2011 North American International Auto show in Detroit, MI. General Motors has 119 Equinoxs’ out on the road, but they are ready for the next step. The infrastructure. They have had to abandon California’s hydrogen highway. California ran out of money. [...]

80th International Motor Show, 2010 Geneva, Switzerland- Stroll with me on the floor of the 2010 Geneva autoshow. In the next four videos you will see: Alfa Romeo 2uettottanta concept by Pininfarina Alfa Romeo Pandion concept by Bertone Alfa Romeo Giulietta Aston Martin Cygnet pre-production concept 2011 Audi A1 Audi A1 E-Tron concept 2011 Audi [...]

2010 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Detroit, MI – Bill Reinert is the  National Manager, Advanced Technology Group, Toyota Motor Sales USA. I wish everyone would stop and listen to this piece and answer these questions. Reinert talks about the readiness of utility companies, states and government policy. Do we have enough electricity to [...]

2010 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Detroit, MI – Bill Reinert is the  National Manager, Advanced Technology Group, Toyota Motor Sales USA. This is the second video in a 30 minute interview. This video talks about the RAV4 that was sold as an electric vehicle and some of the reasons it did fail and [...]

2010 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Detroit, MI – Bill Reinert is the  National Manager, Advanced Technology Group, Toyota Motor Sales USA. Reinert talked to me about the intricate working parts of the electric vehicle infrastructure. What will make electric vehicles work from a systemic point of view? Toyota sold the RAV4 in th [...]

I first met Akimasa Yasuoka at the California Air Resources Board meetings. I ran into him again at the 2009 Los Angeles autoshow.  He updated me on the demands CARB is making on the auto industry. At the March 2008 Board Hearing, the California Air Resources Board (ARB or the Board) adopted modifications to the [...]