Victor Muller, The NEW Mr. Saab

By | 2017-03-22T08:01:40+00:00 December 30th, 2010|Categories: 2010 Los Angeles auto show, Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, Car shows, Fuel economy, Manufacturers, Saab, Video, youtube.com|

It was a long day at the Los Angeles auto show. I had been interviewing executives and designers since 8am. It is now 4pm. I ran from the Mercedes stand to the Saab stand, late again. I had never met the new CEO of Saab, Victor Muller and was told he was running a few [...]

Dawn Piechocki, Ford vehicle integration

By | 2017-03-22T08:01:40+00:00 December 29th, 2010|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Ford, Manufacturers, Video, youtube.com|

Dawn Piechocki is the supervisor responsible for vehicle integration for Ford pickups.  Piechocki is 4'10" so she is the perfect person to go to when the rest of the team wants to make sure they are integrating new product for vertically challenged people. Warren Brown from the Washington Post empathizes with Piechocki saying, "I'm short [...]

Arwed Niestroj, Mercedes-Benz B-Class Fuel-cell

By | 2017-03-22T08:01:40+00:00 December 29th, 2010|Categories: 2010 Los Angeles auto show, Alternative Fuels, Alternative vehicles, Automobiles and Energy, California Air Resources Board (CARB), Car shows, Environmental Protection Administration (EPA), Hydrogen, Manufacturers, Mercedes-Benz, Technology, Video, youtube.com, Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV)|

Arwed Niestroj, Mercedes-Benz B-Class F-Cell Manager showed off the new B-Class F-CELL, the first series production fuel-cell powered electric vehicle available in the U.S., at the 2010 Los Angeles auto show. Mercedes-Benz is the first manufacturer to offer a fuel-cell powered Zero-Emissions Vehicle that has been certified by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and CARB (California [...]

Ian Callum, Jaguar C-X75, at the 2010 Los Angeles auto show

By | 2017-03-22T08:01:40+00:00 December 29th, 2010|Categories: 2010 Los Angeles auto show, Alternative Fuels, Alternative vehicles, Automobiles and Energy, Car designers, Car shows, Concept cars, Jaguar, Manufacturers, Video, youtube.com|

The cars Ian Callum, chief designer for Jaguar, are so beautiful, so fluid. What does he dream about ? The C-X75 is an electric car, or a two gas turbine range extender. The car is purported to go 200 miles per hour and gets goobs of horsepower. But it is the design that has everyone [...]