Dr. Wubbo J Ockels and his Super Buss at the 2011 International Transport Forum on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T08:01:29+00:00 June 30th, 2011|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Alternative vehicles, Automobiles and Energy, electricity, International Transportation Forum (ITF), Technology, Video, youtube.com|

Prof. Dr. Wubbo J Ockels is a Dutch physicist and astronaut. I met up with Ockels at OECD's International Transport Forum. There he talked to me about his prototype Super Buss. The Super Buss is a high speed electric transportation system. It is as long and wide as a bus, but not as high. It [...]

Ford and GM China on the John Batchelor show

By | 2016-09-25T20:29:50+00:00 June 30th, 2011|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Alternative vehicles, Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, batteries, electricity, Plugin-electric vehicles, Podcasts, Radio, The John Batchelor show|Tags: , , , |

John Batchelor, host of the John Batchelor radio show and Gordon Chang, Forbes, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com about China and GM China. We talked about Ford in China and the United States. Mark Fields is Fords President of the Americas. Fields said that Ford “more than tripled their capacity for electric vehicles” (in between [...]

Pete Selleck, Michelin X-one tires at the 2011 Challenge Bibendum

By | 2017-03-22T08:01:29+00:00 June 28th, 2011|Categories: 2011 Michelin Challenge Bibendum, Automobiles and Energy, Car shows, Tires, Video|

Berlin, Germany - Pete Selleck, 55, has been with Michelin for 29 years. He has served as president of Michelin's global Truck Tire business since January 2006. In this role, Selleck implemented the Michelin Durable Technologies innovation program, including the rollout of the X-One tires in North America. At the 2011 Challenge Bibendum Selleck talked [...]

Warren Brown and Lou Ann Hammond chat on www.washingtonpost.com, June 17, 2011

By | 2017-03-22T08:01:30+00:00 June 28th, 2011|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Manufacturers, Washingtonpost.com|

I joined Warren Brown, Washington Post journalist since 1982, on his chat line Friday, June 17, 2011. This is how it started: Hey Warren When I was on a couple of weeks ago there were a couple questions we couldn't answer. I have followed up on them : Will Hyundai be offering a new Touring [...]