Bob Carter, Toyota, at the 2010 LA auto show

By | 2017-03-22T08:01:42+00:00 December 20th, 2010|Categories: 2010 Los Angeles auto show, Alternative Fuels, Alternative vehicles, Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, Car shows, electricity, Green cars, Hybrids, Lexus, Manufacturers, Plugin-electric vehicles, Toyota, Video, youtube.com|

It's been a humbling year for Toyota's Robert S. Carter Group Vice President and General Manager “ Toyota Division Toyota Motor Sales, USA. But Carter says that Toyota is coming back, and has stats and awards to prove it. But Lexus is also looking at taking some of Toyota's sales from them. The CT200h is a [...]

Wayne’s MAP is road to gas & electric vehicles

By | 2017-03-22T08:01:42+00:00 December 20th, 2010|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Alternative vehicles, Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), electric vehicles (EV), electricity, Ford, Green cars, Manufacturers, Plugin-electric vehicles, Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV)|

Wayne, MI - The Michigan Assembly Plant (MAP) looks like many other assembly lines with compact sedans ready to come off the line. My how things have changed for that Michigan plant. It wasn't long ago that MAP was producing large Ford SUVs. $550 million later and 1.2 million square feet (think 22 football fields) [...]

GMC Sierra All-Terrain HD concept should be production

By | 2017-03-22T08:01:42+00:00 December 18th, 2010|Categories: 2011 Detroit auto show (NAIAS), Automobiles and Energy, Car designers, Car shows, Concept cars, GM, GMC, Manufacturers|Tags: , |

GMC sales are up 28 percent from last year, and Sierra is the cornerstone of the GMC brand. What do I think of this concept? It looks like a production vehicle to me, and if it is not GMC is crazy. The diesel All-Terrain heavy duty is an enhanced version of the 2500 Sierra that [...]