Tom Doll & Tom Easterday, Subaru

By | 2017-03-22T08:05:44+00:00 May 8th, 2009|Categories: 2009 New York auto show, Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, Environment, Hybrids, Plugin-electric vehicles, Subaru, Video, youtube.com|

Subaru of America, Inc. Executive Vice President Thomas J. Doll and Tom Easterday, Senior Vice President, Subaru of Indiana (SIA), sat down with me at the 2009 New York auto show. Tom Easterday caught me up on Subaru of Indiana's zero landfill manufacturing plant and how well they are working with Toyota. Subaru is building [...]

Shinichi Kurihara, CEO, Mitsubishi North America

By | 2017-03-22T08:05:44+00:00 April 29th, 2009|Categories: 2009 New York auto show, Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, electric vehicles (EV), electricity, Emissions, Environment, Green cars, Mitsubishi, Technology, Video, youtube.com|

I talked to Shinichi Kurihara, CEO, Mit'subishi North America at the 2009 New York auto show. Kurihara talked to me about the Mit'subishi i MiEV Electric Car going global. "Electric vehicles are one branch of the automotive landscape and we are dedicated to providing these technology-sourced solutions as an important path for the world's clean-air [...]

Gil Portalatin, 2010 Ford Fusion hybrid

By | 2017-03-22T08:05:44+00:00 April 27th, 2009|Categories: 2009 New York auto show, Automobiles and Energy, Ford, Hybrids, Video, youtube.com|

Gil Portalatin, Hybrid Applications Manager, Ford Motor Company, sat down with me at the 2009 New York International auto show. We talked about the 2010 Ford Fusion hybrid: Portalatin says that the 2010 Ford Fusion hybrid is the most fuel-efficient, mid-sized sedan in America. The Fusion hybrid has a certified 41 mpg rating in the [...]

PUMA proto-hype at the 2009 New York auto show

By | 2017-03-22T08:05:45+00:00 April 16th, 2009|Categories: 2009 New York auto show, Automobiles and Energy, batteries, Fuel economy, GM, Green cars, Plugin-electric vehicles, Technology, Video, youtube.com|

How much marketing spiel from General Motors is this, and how much of it is their design? It seems that the only part of the Personal Urban Mobility and Accessibility, or PUMA, project  that General Motors is developing is the communications network that would allow vehicles to interact with each other, regulate the flow of [...]