Gerry McGovern, designer, Land Rover/Range Rover

By | 2017-03-22T08:05:34+00:00 September 27th, 2009|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Car designers, Land Rover, Manufacturers, Video, youtube.com|

When I first met Gerry McGovern he worked for Ford Motor Company in the Lincoln division. Now he is head of design for Land Rover. Before designing for Lincoln McGovern worked for Land Rover, back in 1996. He designed the Freelander from scratch.  It was launched in 1996 at the Frankfurt auto show, and the [...]

Dinner with Phil Popham, the managing director for Land Rover

By | 2017-03-22T08:05:34+00:00 September 26th, 2009|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Alternative vehicles, Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, batteries, Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE), Diesel, Electric - Range Extender Vehicle (E-REV), electricity, Fuel economy, Green cars, Jaguar, Land Rover, Technology|

By Lou Ann Hammond In the twenty-one years that Popham has been with Land Rover he has seen the business go from being part of the BMW premium group to being fully owned by Ford Motor Company. When Ford Motor Company owned Land Rover they were part of the Premium Automotive Group (PAG) they included [...]

Heinrich Timm, designer of Audi space frame and farmer

By | 2017-03-22T08:05:38+00:00 September 2nd, 2009|Categories: Audi, Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, Car designers, Fuel economy, Technology, Video, youtube.com|

Heinrich Timm is the head of the Aluminum and Lightweight Design Center in Neckarsulum, Germany. Timm designed the Audi Space Frame (ASF) in the early 1980s, on the orders of Ferdinand Piech.  ASF technology has already found it's way into six Audi models: the first- and second-generation Audi A8, the Audi A2, the latest TT [...]