Ford posts $1.649 billion profit for first nine months of 2011

By | 2016-09-25T14:19:27+00:00 October 29th, 2011|Categories: Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, Chrysler, Ford, GM, Honda, Manufacturers, Nissan, Podcasts, Radio, The John Batchelor show, Toyota|

World wide Ford made $1.649 billion profit which equals 41 cents per share. Debt at Ford was reduced by $1.3 billion in 2011 to make the remaining debt due by Ford. Ford's profit came from North America. They were down in Europe. Ford says this is a seasonal effect. Seasonality could be that the third quarter [...]

Mercedes-Benz museum’s twentieth century pieces of art

By | 2016-09-25T14:19:27+00:00 October 29th, 2011|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Manufacturers, Mercedes-Benz, Video|

Stuttgart, Germany - Wolfgang Helmin is our curator at the Mercedes-Benz museum in Stuttgart, Germany. Helmin talks about the history of the name Mercedes, the history of K, for compressor. What was the price of certain cars at the time they were built? We are given a history of the SL Gullwing, the 300 SLR [...]

vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I)

By | 2017-03-22T08:01:21+00:00 October 27th, 2011|Categories: Audi, Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, Driving tips, Ford, GM, Manufacturers, Podcasts, Radio, Technology, The John Batchelor show, Toyota, Travel & Leisure, Volkswagen|

First the stats: In 2009 there were 5.5 million crashes and 2.2 million injuries. users wasted 4.8 billion hours stuck in traffic in 2010 - nearly one full work week. 3.9 billion gallons of wasted fuel by congestion, accidents and untimed lights. 28% of the country's GHG emissions is contributed by the transportation sector. With [...]

Bob Lutz on The John Batchelor radio show, Car guys vs. bean counters part 3

By | 2016-09-25T14:19:27+00:00 October 26th, 2011|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, Fuel cells, Hydrogen, Podcasts, Radio, The John Batchelor show|

Bob Lutz talked to John Batchelor about his new book, Car Guys vs. Bean Counters: The Battle for the Soul of American Business. Bob Lutz finishes his radio chat with John Batchelor show. This is the most humorous part of the show as Lutz talks about his Father, and bucky the beaver. Lutz contends that is [...]