GM announces earnings and new boss, and new products, in GM Europe on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T08:01:21+00:00 November 9th, 2011|Categories: #youtube, Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, Car shows, GM, Manufacturers, Video|

Detroit, MI - The edict from the top: bring down the breakeven by increasing revenue and cutting cost. General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) today announced third quarter net income attributable to common stockholders of $1.7 billion, or $1.03 per fully-diluted share. In the third quarter of 2010, GMs net income attributable to common stockholders was [...]

Ed Welburn on the Cadillac Ciel concept at IAA on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T08:01:21+00:00 November 8th, 2011|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Cadillac, Car shows, Food and Wine, Manufacturers, Technology, Video, youtube.com|

Frankfurt, Germany - General Motor's Global Chief designer, Ed Welburn, took me on a tour of the Cadillac Ciel concept. About Ciel, from Cadillac: The Ciel “ pronounced “C-L,” the French translation for sky “ is a four-seat convertible that opens a new chapter in Cadillacs design and product ascent, pushing the brands Art & [...]

The Volt, auto industry numbers, on the John Batchelor radio show

By | 2016-09-25T14:20:17+00:00 November 5th, 2011|Categories: Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, Chevy, Electric - Range Extender Vehicle (E-REV), electricity, Manufacturers, Politics, Radio, The John Batchelor show|

November 5, 2011 - Mary Kissell, Wall Street Journal and Representative Nan Hayworth (R- New York), join Lou Ann Hammond, www.drivingthenation.com, and John Batchelor, host of the John Batchelor radio show. We talk about General Motors bailout loan, they don't think it was worth it. I do, and point out that it was a better [...]

Wall Street Journal’s Lunch Break talks about vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V)

By | 2016-09-25T19:54:43+00:00 November 3rd, 2011|Categories: Audi, Automobiles and Energy, BMW, Ford, GM, Honda, Manufacturers, Mercedes-Benz, Technology, Toyota, Video, Volkswagen|

I was on WSJ.com's LunchBreak with Wendy Bounds today talking vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I). 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 [...]