Monthly Archives: July 2008

Slow news day,huh? Ford selling Volvo

By |2017-03-22T08:06:10-07:00July 16th, 2008|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, Bio-fuels, BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China), Diesel, Environment, Ford, Green cars, Hybrids, Manufacturers, Plugin-electric vehicles, Podcasts, Radio, Technology, The John Batchelor show, Volvo|

By Lou Ann Hammond I remember when John F Kennedy Jr. was being followed by the media/papparazzi one day. He looked at them with his wry grin and said, "Slow news day, huh?" With everything else to report on in the auto business, the rumors that Ford is going to sell Volvo continues. The rumors [...]

MINI EVs to California, Prius’ to Mississippi, algae-to-biofuels in Texas

By |2018-07-06T15:13:07-07:00July 15th, 2008|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Automobiles and Energy, BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China), Chevy, Environment, Fuel economy, GM, Green cars, Manufacturers, MINI, Plugin-electric vehicles, Radio, Technology, The John Batchelor show|Tags: , |

MINI electric vehicles to California, Prius' to Mississippi, algae-to-biofuels in Texas By Lou Ann Hammond MINIs take a bigger role in BMW AG's strategy: "This step will allow the BMW Group to gain an initial knowledge of how mobility can be achieved efficiently using purely electrically powered vehicles. Our task here is to combine the [...]

VW’s one-liter and Tesla’s new electric sedan

By |2016-09-25T20:02:10-07:00July 15th, 2008|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Automobiles and Energy, Aviation and Aerospace, Chevy, Fuel economy, GM, Green cars, Manufacturers, Plugin-electric vehicles, Technology, Tesla Motors, The John Batchelor show, Volkswagen|

Which car will go into production first, the Volkswagen 1-Liter Concept car or the Tesla Motor S? or How do we save General Motors? By Lou Ann Hammond In October, 2007 Dr. Thomas Gaensicke, Volkswagen AG, drove me around San Francisco in the 1-liter car built by Volkswagen. Billed as the most fuel-efficient car in [...]

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