Porsche plant tour in Leipzig, Germany: Cajun to be built in Leipzig on Driving the Nation

Dajana Scheibe is our sherpa for the Leipzig Porsche tour. We meet in the lobby of what looks like a spaceship that is waiting for it's citizens before it takes off. This Leipzig, Germany plant is where all the parts of a Porsche Cayenne and Panamera come together to become a car. Almost 1,000 people [...]

Washington Post car chat on June 3, 2011

Washington Post carchat I joined Warren Brown, Washington Post journalist since 1982, on his chat line Friday, June 3, 2011. This is how it started: Hey Warren Thanks for having me on again this week. My question is, as a consumer, are you willing to use natural gas as a fuel for your vehicle? Two [...]

May sales for the auto business on the John Batchelor radio show

A reversal of fortune? Look, we're lucky to have the numbers we do. the tragedy in Japan, the job numbers, the rise in fuel prices. It's amazing anyone is willing to spend money. This is the first time in a while Chrysler has been in third spot, behind General Motors and Ford. That's just for [...]

WJR Radio in Detroit: Federal Reserve of Energy (FREE)?

I spent the last two weeks in Germany attending forums on automobiles, energy and sustainable mobility. The 2011 Michelin Challenge Bibendum held it's annual summit in Berlin, Germany. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) held the 2011 International Transportation Forum in Leipzig, Germany. Between the two summit's I got an earful of information [...]