Peter Miles, BMW, at the 2010 Los Angeles auto show

By | 2017-03-22T08:01:41+00:00 December 25th, 2010|Categories: 2010 Los Angeles auto show, Alternative vehicles, Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, BMW, Car shows, Manufacturers, Video, youtube.com|

Everyone talks about the General Motors IPO and the price of their stock, but BMW has quietly been doing quite well with their stock. Peter Miles, Executive Vice President, Sales and Operations, BMW of North America talked to me about BMW Group operations at the 2010 Los Angeles auto show. How is BMW doing in the U.S., [...]

Ed Welburn on corvette concepts at the GM heritage center

By | 2017-03-22T08:01:41+00:00 December 25th, 2010|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Car designers, Chevy, Classic cars, GM, Video, youtube.com|Tags: , , , , , , |

We're at the General Motors heritage center celebrating Chevy's 100th anniversary. Ed Welburn has graciously taken a bit of time away to show me the largest number of corvette concepts that have ever been assembled. It's a Corvette enthusiasts' Christmas. Enjoy

GM, Ford, Chrysler 2010 end of the year reflection

By | 2017-03-22T08:01:41+00:00 December 25th, 2010|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Alternative vehicles, Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, Chrysler, Ford, GM, Manufacturers, Podcasts, Radio, The John Batchelor show|

John Batchelor, host of the John Batchelor radio show, and I reflected on the year and the future. Cerberus Capital Management LP sold Chrysler Financial Corp. to Toronto-Dominion Bank for $6.3 billion.  Most interesting is that Toronto-Dominion Bank estimates the size of the auto-lending market in the U.S. to be about $700 billion, and that the [...]

Bill Ford on fuel economy, free trade & General Motors

By | 2017-03-22T08:01:41+00:00 December 22nd, 2010|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Alternative vehicles, Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), electric vehicles (EV), Ford, Fuel economy, Manufacturers, Plugin-electric vehicles, Politics, Video, youtube.com, Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV)|

Bill Ford, Executive Chairman for Ford Motor Company talked about being the fuel economy leaders in North America and taking electrification to Europe. What are the challenges? Ford also talks about free trade with South Korea and why they took the issue on. Ford Motor Company has garnered customers from General Motors and Chrysler Corporation. [...]