Monthly Archives: November 2011

Geely’s car designer, Peter Horbury, at 2011 LA auto show

By |2017-03-22T08:01:20-07:00November 30th, 2011|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Car designers, Car shows, Video, Volvo,|

Peter Horbury has worked all over the world in different car companies as a famed car designer. He is best known for reviving the Volvo brand. In 2009 Horbury returned to Volvo as Vice President of Design. Horbury is leaving Volvo, and will be Senior Vice President of design at Geely Group. In 2010, Geely [...]

Shiro Nakamura, designer for Nissan/Infiniti, on car designing

By |2017-03-22T08:01:20-07:00November 23rd, 2011|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Car designers, Infiniti, Nissan, Video,|

Los Angeles, CA - Southern California is known for design and designers. At the 2011 Los Angeles auto show we talked with Chief Creative Officer Shiro Nakamura for Nissan and Infiniti. The interview wasn't about a particular car, but about the way Nakamura designs. What part of the car does Nakamura start on when he [...]

2012 Mazda Mazda3 with Skyactiv technology on Driving the Nation

By |2017-03-22T08:01:20-07:00November 18th, 2011|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Mazda, Technology, Video,|

There's a reason Mazda decided to put their new Skyactiv technology on the new 2012 Mazda Mazda3. The Mazda3 model is Mazda's best-selling vehicle worldwide and accounts for nearly two thirds of all Mazda car sold in the United States. The new number to remember is 12:1. The compression ratio. The 2012 Mazda3 with SKYACTIV [...]

Bob Carter talks about the Toyota Prius plug-in on Driving the Nation

By |2017-03-22T08:01:20-07:00November 14th, 2011|Categories: Alternative vehicles, Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, Manufacturers, Plugin-electric vehicles, Toyota, Video,|

At an event near San Francisco, CA Bob Carter Group Vice President and General Manager, Toyota Division, told us, "compared to the average car, Prius has saved an estimated $2.5 billion on fuel in the U.S. since 2000. According to a recent study, if everyone in the U.S. drove a Prius, we could reduce our [...]

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