Monthly Archives: August 2010

JC Pavone on designing the Volkswagen Jetta

By |2017-03-22T08:05:13-07:00August 21st, 2010|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Car designers, Manufacturers, Video, Volkswagen, youtube.com|

JC Pavone and Marco are twin brothers. They are both designers for Volkswagen. Pavone talks about his childhood and what brought he and Marco to design for Volkswagen. When they were twelve-years old, living in Brazil, the Pavones sent a letter to head of Brazil of design. He responded with two sketches and kind words. [...]

Nancy Gioia, Ford, at the 2010 plug-conference

By |2017-03-22T08:05:13-07:00August 14th, 2010|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Alternative vehicles, Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, electricity, Ford, Green cars, Manufacturers, Plugin-electric vehicles, Video, youtube.com, Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV)|

Nancy Lee Gioia is Ford Motor Companys director of Global Electrification. What does Ford have coming out before 2012? What is their definition of electrification? The Transit connect, the focus electric, a plug-in electric based on the focus plus lots more hybrids. Why not range extenders? What percentage of total marketshare does electric vehicles have [...]

MINI takes the States (MTTS) and the Bonneville salt flats

By |2017-03-22T08:05:13-07:00August 13th, 2010|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Manufacturers, MINI, Video, youtube.com|

MINI takes the States (MTTS) and the Bonneville salt flats, but not the record speed. The cars were governed at 60 mph! But Mini pearl and Maximillian were there. And Kit, who made the 130 club. Then we have Gertie with bright green side mirrors The motto for the little red one: If it can't fit [...]

MINI takes the States (MTTS) – what’s the name of your MINI?

By |2017-03-22T08:05:13-07:00August 13th, 2010|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Manufacturers, MINI, Video, youtube.com|

We're in Grand Junction, CO with MINI takes the States (MTTS) with a bunch of mini owners on their way to the MINI rally in Denver, CO. It's a long held tradition to name one's car. What are some of the more original names people name their car? We talk to some of the owners, [...]

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