Monthly Archives: February 2011

Hyundai’s John Krafcik on fuel economy on Driving the Nation

By |2017-03-22T08:01:35-07:00February 7th, 2011|Categories: #youtube, Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, Environmental Protection Administration (EPA), Hyundai, Manufacturers, Video|

John Krafcik, President & CEO Hyundai North America. I met up with Krafcik at the 2011 Hyundai Elantra launch. We talked about fuel economy and the fact that 100% of Elantra's will have forty miles per gallon. No asterisk!

Dan Akerson, General Motors, on fuel economy

By |2016-09-25T14:13:06-07:00February 7th, 2011|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, Environmental Protection Administration (EPA), Fuel economy, GM, Manufacturers, Video|

Daniel F. Akerson is General Motors Chairman and CEO. General Motors sells lots of trucks, lots of trucks. So what happens when the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) tells you to meet a certain miles per gallon on trucks that might be out of the reach of physics or finances?

Owen Thunes, Nissan technical center, on the Nissan Leaf on Driving the Nation

By |2017-03-22T08:01:35-07:00February 2nd, 2011|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Alternative vehicles, Automobiles and Energy, Nissan, Video, youtube.com|

Owen Thunes is the Senior Project Engineer at Nissan Technical Center North America. Sacramento, California Area. Owens brought the Nissan Leaf up to my house in Auburn, CA, forty miles from the technical center. Thunes talks about charging the Leaf. How long it takes, how to charge the Leaf, and what to be careful of [...]

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