Engineering and engines of the 2015 Lincoln MKC on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:16+00:00 August 19th, 2014|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Lincoln, Video,|

Scott Makowski, Ford Chief program engineer, 4 cylinder power trains and John Barnes, Lincoln, Engineering supervisor talked to Driving the Nation about the all new 2015 Lincoln MKC, the second of four of Lincoln's products to hit the market, following the MKZ. Barnes talks about the exterior design, including it's signature split-wing grille and Makowski [...]

Mark Fields, 2013 Lincoln MKZ and MKZ hybrid, on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T08:01:10+00:00 May 17th, 2012|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Car designers, Hybrids, Lincoln, Video,|

Mark Fields, Ford's President of the Americas, told Lou Ann Hammond, CEO,, that Lincoln would stick with hybrids for no, not venture into electric cars like Ford has done. The 2013 MKZ Hybrid has a 2.0-liter four-cylinder hybrid powertrain that creates 41 city/36 highway miles per gallon. Fields said the price for the hybrid [...]

How are Volt sales compared to the 24 other alt-power source vehicles?

By | 2017-03-22T08:01:19+00:00 December 11th, 2011|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Alternative vehicles, Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, batteries, Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), BMW, Chevy, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Electric - Range Extender Vehicle (E-REV), electric vehicles (EV), electricity, Ford, Fuel cells, GM, Honda, Hybrids, Hydrogen, Hyundai, Lexus, Lincoln, Manufacturers, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Opel, Plugin-electric vehicles, Podcasts, Radio, The John Batchelor show, Toyota, Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV)|

WardsAuto U.S. Sales of Alternative Power Source Light Vehicles lists twenty-seven vehicles for sale as of November 2011. What are the cars and how is Volt faring compared to the other twenty-six vehicles? The twenty-seven, twenty-five if you don't count the Mercury Milan and the Saturn Aura that are still listed, with the starting MSRP [...]

George Pipas on Ford’s sales for 2010

By | 2011-01-06T15:55:29+00:00 January 6th, 2011|Categories: Ford, Lincoln, Manufacturers, Podcasts, Radio, The John Batchelor show|

George Pipas Ford Motor Company - US Sales Analysis, Godron Chang, Forbes, John Batchelor, host of and myself talk about Ford's sales for 2010. Ford was up in sales for 2010, beating out Toyota in marketshare. How? Was it because of the relationship with their dealerships? or because of Alan Mulally? Why is Mercury [...]