Monthly Archives: July 2009

What will the auto industry look like in 2012? on Driving the Nation

By |2017-03-22T08:05:41-07:00July 24th, 2009|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Alternative vehicles, Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, batteries, Diesel, electricity, Emissions, Environment, Fuel cells, Fuel economy, Green cars, Hybrids, Hydrogen, Natural gas, Plugin-electric vehicles, Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Question: Lou Ann, take a look into the future, say around 2012. What will the auto industry look like in the United States? LAH: I believe that at least two of the Detroit 3 will still be American owned, Ford and General Motors. You may start seeing some Chrysler/Fiat cars brought into the United States. [...]

Sue Cischke, Ford, on sustainability & fuel efficiency

By |2017-03-22T08:05:41-07:00July 23rd, 2009|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Alternative vehicles, Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, batteries, DOE (Department of Energy), Electric - Range Extender Vehicle (E-REV), electric vehicles (EV), electricity, Emissions, Environment, Environmental Protection Administration (EPA), Ford, Fuel economy, Gas Tax, Green cars, Hybrids, Plugin-electric vehicles, Technology, Video, youtube.com|

Sue Cischke, Ford's vice president for Sustainability, Environment and Safety Engineering, talked with me at the Ford Product Development Center in Dearborn, MI. Cischke went through the process with the Department of Energy to receive the $5.9 billion that they have received so far. The DOE will give out $25 billion in loans for fuel [...]

Mark Fields, Ford, “No extra cash on cash for clunkers”

By |2017-03-22T08:05:42-07:00July 23rd, 2009|Categories: Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, Ford, Video, youtube.com|

Were at the at the Ford Product Development Center in Dearborn, MI looking at 2010 Ford products. Mark Fields is executive vice president, Ford Motor Company, and president, The Americas. Watch Fields as he talks about the economy, Ford's electrification program and the government's "Cash for Guzzlers/Clunkers" program. Fields was skeptical about the effectiveness of [...]

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