Monthly Archives: March 2013

The New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) on the John Batchelor radio show

By |2016-09-25T14:33:02-07:00March 28th, 2013|Categories: 2013 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS), Audi, Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, Bentley, Cadillac, Manufacturers, Podcasts, Radio, The John Batchelor show|

If the pre-shows are indicative of what the show it'self is going to be like, the New York auto show is going to be about luxury and fuel efficiency. The luxury groups are not going to die, as some had prophesized. What other place, but New York, to main line luxury into the hearts and [...]

George Blankenship, Tesla Motors

By |2016-09-25T14:33:02-07:00March 28th, 2013|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Alternative vehicles, Automobiles and Energy, batteries, Car shows, electric vehicles (EV), electricity, Manufacturers, Plugin-electric vehicles, Tesla Motors, Video, Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV)|

George Blankenship, Tesla Motors, Vice President, Sales & Ownership Experience, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO,, about the Tesla S. What countries is Tesla selling in now? How many stores does Tesla have in the United States? Blankenship says they have sold 2,500 Tesla Roadsters and are winding the Roadster down and gearing up [...]

The Chevy Cruze clean diesel engine

By |2017-03-22T08:00:49-07:00March 28th, 2013|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, California Air Resources Board (CARB), Chevy, Diesel, Environmental Protection Administration (EPA), Europe, Video,|

Mike Siegrist, Assistant Chief Engineer, General Motors Powertrains, took time to talk to about General Motors new Chevy Cruze clean diesel engine. What did General Motors have to modify on this European engine for the American market? Is this a General Motors engine, or was it purchased from another company? Volkswagen's diesel engine is [...]

Brian Deegan, Ford Fiesta ST race car driver on Driving the Nation

By |2017-03-22T08:00:49-07:00March 28th, 2013|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Driving tips, Ford, Racing, Video,| talked to Brian Deegan summer x games race car driver. Deegan loves action sports and loves the Ford Fiesta ST because of it's horsepower and "abrupt power", and more. What is Deegan's favorite RPM? What is being a good race car about? How does Brian Deegan like to set up his car for racing?

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