Monthly Archives: July 2012

2012 Concept Vehicle of the Year Award Winners on Driving the Nation

By |2016-09-25T19:54:10-07:00July 10th, 2012|Categories: Acura, Automobiles and Energy, BMW, Car designers, Concept Car of the Year, Concept cars, Technology|

Charlotte, NC, July 12 - The winners of the eleventh annual North American Concept Vehicle of the Year Awards were announced today. The awards recognize those vehicles most likely to shape the future of the automobile industry. The Production Preview Vehicle category: The Production Preview Vehicle category is for those vehicles based on a model [...]

How to bring electricity to the billion plus people that don’t have it

By |2017-03-22T08:01:08-07:00July 9th, 2012|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, electricity, Emissions, Environment, Food and Wine, Fossil fuels, Politics|

By Stephen Leahy RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 21 (TerraViva) - Over one billion people in the developing world could benefit from the Sustainable Energy for All initiative to bring electricity and clean-burning cookstoves to those without by 2030, U.N. officials said here June 21. Howe'ver, civil society is critical that the target communities [...]

Warren Brown and Lou Ann Hammond chat about cars on June 29, 2012

By |2016-09-25T14:26:43-07:00July 8th, 2012|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Diesel, Manufacturers, Suppliers, Warren Brown,|

We always have left over questions from the previous chat, and I try to find out as much as I can. We left off on the last chat with someone asking about failures in High Pressure Fuel Pump (HPFP) in Diesel Vehicles. There does appear to be a NHTSA investigation open about this subject. We [...]

2013 Ford Escape

By |2017-03-22T08:01:08-07:00July 8th, 2012|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Ford, Fuel economy, Video,|

Scott Makowski, Ford Motor Global I4 product manager, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO,, about the engines in the 2013 Ford Escape. From Ford's press release: Spirited performance with outstanding fuel economy Escape offers Fords broadest nameplate range of EcoBoost® engine choices yet. Strong fuel economy comes from either the available 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine [...]

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