The Japanese auto industry after the earthquake

By | 2016-09-25T14:13:38+00:00 March 18th, 2011|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Podcasts, Radio, The John Batchelor show|

March 15, 2011 - The news about the nuclear reactors 1,2,and 3 and the shut-downed reactor 4 is still ambiguous. The car companies had said they would open now, but Honda, Toyota and Nissan have all said they won't be going into full production before March 20. CNBC said that 1.7 billion cars a year [...]

The impact on automakers after the Japanese earthquake

By | 2016-09-25T14:13:38+00:00 March 15th, 2011|Categories: Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, Manufacturers, Podcasts, Radio, The John Batchelor show|

March 14, 2011 - First the 9.0 earthquake, then the Tsunami, fires, and nuclear reactors on fire in Japan. What is the impact on automakers after the Japanese earthquake and all these natural disasters? Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, John Avlon, CNN, and John Batchelor talk about the impact on a global level. The people [...]

Pagani Huayra at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show

By | 2018-02-18T15:28:59+00:00 March 14th, 2011|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Geneva International Motor Show (GimsSwiss) (GIMS), Technology, Video, youtube.com|Tags: |

Pagani has the Zonda, but the Huayra has been engineered to meet U.S. safety and emissions standards and should be available in the United States to the few extremely wealthy individuals that can afford $1.4 million. Top speed of 230 mph, under 3,000 pounds and a carbon-titanium monocoque chassis cradling a mid-mounted engine that gives you [...]

Simon Sproule, Nissan, on the Japanese earthquake & Tsunami

By | 2017-03-22T08:01:34+00:00 March 14th, 2011|Categories: Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, Manufacturers, Nissan, Podcasts|

Simon Sproule is the Chief Vice President, Global Marketing Communications, Nissan Motor Company. Sproule lives in Japan and goes to work everyday at Nissan's headquarters in Yokohama, Japan. He was at his office when the earthquake hit. What would normally take 45 minutes to get home to his wife and newborn baby took over three [...]