2009 Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS)

John Batchelor and auto sales in China on Driving the Nation

By | 2016-09-25T20:29:49+00:00 April 4th, 2015|Categories: 2009 Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS), Automobiles and Energy, BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China), BYD, Politics, Radio, Tesla Motors, The John Batchelor show|Tags: , , , |

John Batchelor, host of the John Batchelor radio show, and Gordon Chang, Forbes, and Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation talk about BYD and Tesla, BYD is a Chinese owned company, owned by the private entrepreneur Wang Chuanfu. Tesla is trying to break into the electric vehicle market in China. China heavily supports the [...]

Bill Reinert, Toyota, at the 2009 Detroit auto show

By | 2017-03-22T08:05:53+00:00 February 2nd, 2009|Categories: 2009 Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS), Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, batteries, Hybrids, Plugin-electric vehicles, Technology, Toyota, Video, youtube.com|

North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Detroit, MI - Bill Reinert, national manager in the Advanced Technology Group at Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. took me through the 3 electric vehciles at the 2009 Detroit auto show Toyota stand: the new 2010 Toyota Prius, the plug-in electric hybrid (PHEV) concept, and the all Electric Vehicle concept.

Don Esmond, Toyota, at the 2009 Detroit auto show

By | 2017-03-22T08:05:53+00:00 February 2nd, 2009|Categories: 2009 Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS), Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, Toyota, Video, youtube.com|

North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Detroit, MI - Don Esmond, Senior Vice President of Automotive Operations, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.sat down with me at the 2009 Detroit auto show. We talked about what the future looks like for 2009 and 2010. Esmond has projections for the first half of 2009, as well as [...]

David Zuchowski, Hyundai, at the 2009 Detroit auto show

By | 2017-03-22T08:05:53+00:00 February 2nd, 2009|Categories: 2009 Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS), Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE), Hyundai, Video, youtube.com|

North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Detroit, MI - David Zuchowski joined Hyundai Motor America in February 2007 as vice president of Sales. I asked all the executives this question: Our federal tax dollars go to the government so that they can create Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE). Automotive companies spend money to fight CAFE [...]