Honda and the hydrogen highway

Stephen Ellis, Manager of Fuel Cell Marketing for American Honda Motor Company sat down for a chat with me at the 2008 Los Angeles auto show. Ellis had missed part of the auto show to attend the Carlifornia Air Resources Board (CARB) meeting. CARB is offering solictitaions for funding for hydrogen for mobile or temporary [...]

Project i starts with the MINI-e

BMW's CEO, Norbert Reithofer, announced that Dr. Friedrich Eichiner will head a new department, codenamed Project i, which will focus on designing minicars with advanced technology. Dr. Friedrich Eichiner unveiled the MINI e on the rooftop of the Beverly Wilshire the day before the start of the 2008 Los Angeles auto show I spoke to [...]

Carlos Ghosn, Nissan, on batteries & billions

Carlos Ghosn is the chief executive of Renault-Nissan. Ghosn was the keynote speaker at the 2008 Los Angeles auto show. Ghosn was asked a question about batteries: what would happen to the batteries when the consumer needed a replacement? He answered that and why auto manufacturers need billions of dollars to help with the transition.

Carlos Ghosn, Nissan, on marriage and mergers

Carlos Ghosn is the chief executive of Renault-Nissan. Ghosn was the keynote speaker at the 2008 Los Angeles auto show. Ghosn answered a question about the merger/alliance that didn't happen with General Motors. He brought the answer around to today's issues of liquidity in the marketplace.

Steve Cannon, MBUSA

Steve Cannon is the Vice President of marketing for Mercedes-Benz USA. 2008 Los Angeles Auto show - I asked all the executives I interviewed the same questions: 1. How are you managing in this economic freefall? What percentage are you cutting production? What percentage are you cutting employees? 2. Are your sales down because of [...]

Johan de Nysschen, Audi, at the 2008 LA auto show

Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com and www.carlist.com talked to Johan de Nysschen, the Executive Vice President in charge of Audi of America. 2008 Los Angeles Auto show - I asked all the executives I interviewed the same questions: 1. How are you managing in this economic freefall? What percentage are you cutting production? What percentage [...]

Detlev von Platen, Porsche

Detlev von Platen is the President and CEO of Porsche Cars North America, based in Atlanta, Georgia. 2008 Los Angeles Auto show - I asked all the executives I interviewed the same questions: 1. How are you managing in this economic freefall? What percentage are you cutting production? What percentage are you cutting employees? 2. [...]

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Jim O’Sullivan, Mazda

Jim OSullivan is the President and CEO, Mazda North America Operations; Managing Executive Officer, Mazda Motor Corporation. 2008 Los Angeles Auto show - I asked all the executives I interviewed the same questions: 1. How are you managing in this economic freefall? What percentage are you cutting production? What percentage are you cutting employees? 2. [...]