Monthly Archives: January 2011

Within a year, GM may owe less money to the Govt than Ford or Chrysler

By |2017-03-22T08:01:35-07:00January 31st, 2011|Categories: Fisker automotive, Ford, GM, Manufacturers, Nissan, Podcasts, Technology, Tesla Motors|

Simon Constable, WSJ, hosted the John Batchelor show and we talked about the fact that General Motors has been given such a hard time for taking money from the Government. In an ironic twist of fate, within the next year, General Motors could be the only Detroit 3 car company that won't owe the Government [...]

GM DAT designers at the 2011 NAIAS on Driving the Nation

By |2017-03-22T08:01:35-07:00January 30th, 2011|Categories: 2011 Detroit auto show (NAIAS), Car designers, GM, Technology, Video,|

The General Motors Daewoo Auto & Technology (GM DAT) designers talked to Warren Brown, Washington Post, and myself at the 2011 North American International Automobile Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, MI. John Mack is design director for crossover exterior design and GM accessories. He worked in Korea, but is back in the United States design center [...]

Mark Reuss, President GM North America, on the John Batchelor show

By |2016-09-25T19:56:04-07:00January 29th, 2011|Categories: Alternative vehicles, Automotive executives, Buick, Cadillac, Chevy, GM, GMC, Podcasts, Radio, Technology, The John Batchelor show|

Mark Reuss, President GM North America, talked to John Batchelor, host of the John Batchelor radio show and Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, General Motors has rescinded their application for a $14.4 billion low-interest loan for the Department of Energy's (DOE) low-interest loan for Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing (ATVM). why? Is General Motors going to [...]

Micheal Austin, BYD, at the 2011 Detroit auto show on Driving the Nation

By |2017-03-22T08:01:35-07:00January 29th, 2011|Categories: 2011 Detroit auto show (NAIAS), Alternative Fuels, Alternative vehicles, Automotive executives, BYD, Environment, Green cars, Technology, Video,|Tags: , , , , , |

Everyone wanted a minute with Micheal Austin, the VP of BYD America. Warren Brown, Washington Post, and I got ten minutes to hear what BYD was up to in 2011. BYD Auto is a Chinese automobile manufacturer based in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China,established in 2003. Warren Buffet owns 9.9 percent of BYD. BYD brought out [...]

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