2010 Toyota Plug in Prius

Adam Crawford from the University of Toyota talks about the differences between the 2010 Toyota Plug-in Prius and the regular Prius. The cargo threshold has been raised to hold the lithium-ion battery pack. Crawford talks about the cooling system for the battery pack. Toyota has three separate blowers for the intake. Cool air blows in [...]

Strolling the floor of the 2010 Geneva auto show

80th International Motor Show, 2010 Geneva, Switzerland- Stroll with me on the floor of the 2010 Geneva autoshow. In the next four videos you will see: Alfa Romeo 2uettottanta concept by Pininfarina Alfa Romeo Pandion concept by Bertone Alfa Romeo Giulietta Aston Martin Cygnet pre-production concept 2011 Audi A1 Audi A1 E-Tron concept 2011 Audi [...]

MSNBC – the politics of electric cars

MSNBC Range anxiety MSNBC, January 24, 2010 -  The Toyota Prius, introduced in 2001 in the United States, was the first mass-produced hybrid. Hybrids are commonplace today with more coming out every month. When you talk to people about electric vehicles there is a range anxiety. People are concerned that they will run out of [...]

Chris Arcus, Saba Motors, at the 2010 NAIAS

2010 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Detroit, MI - Chris Arcus is the director of electrical engineering for Saba Motors. Saba is competing for the X-Prize. Saba has a small electric roadster with a lithium-iron phosphate battery. How safe is that battery? Saba's cars are lightweight,  less than 2,000 pounds, which allows it to [...]

Bob Lutz, GM, at the 2010 Detroit auto show

2010 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Detroit, MI - Robert A. "Bob" Lutz is a vice chairman at General Motors Company Lutz talks about the Cadillac that was unveiled at the Detroit auto show. Why Cadillac? Will General Motors have a problem with the supply of the battery, like Toyota has said they would. [...]

Toyota’s politics of advanced technology

2010 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Detroit, MI - Bill Reinert is the  National Manager, Advanced Technology Group, Toyota Motor Sales USA. I wish everyone would stop and listen to this piece and answer these questions. Reinert talks about the readiness of utility companies, states, and government policy. Do we have enough electricity to [...]

Bill Reinert, advanced technology for Toyota part two

2010 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Detroit, MI - Bill Reinert is the  National Manager, Advanced Technology Group, Toyota Motor Sales USA. This is the second video in a 30 minute interview. This video talks about the RAV4 that was sold as an electric vehicle and some of the reasons it did fail and [...]

Toyota advanced technology at NAIAS

2010 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Detroit, MI - Bill Reinert is the  National Manager, Advanced Technology Group, Toyota Motor Sales USA. Reinert talked to me about the intricate working parts of the electric vehicle infrastructure. What will make electric vehicles work from a systemic point of view? Toyota sold the RAV4 [...]

Dr. Ulrich Kranz, BMW, Project I, at the 2010 NAIAS

2010 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Detroit, MI - Project-i leader Dr Ulrich Kranz talked to us about the new Active E. What is Project-i? Where are they now, where are they planning on taking this Idea of Innovations?

Mike O’Driscoll & Gary Temple, Jaguar & Landrover, at the 2010 NAIAS

2010 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Detroit, MI - Gary Temple is president of Jaguar Land Rover North America. Mike O'Driscoll is the managing Director, Jaguar cars. Both talked to me at the Detroit auto show. Over the past year eight women motoring writers from around the world have tested 21 cars from the [...]