In May, 2004 Challenge X started a competition involving 17 university teams from the United States and Canada to improve fuel economy and lower emissions. When the challenge started the price of gasoline was $206.4. By the time Challenge X was over the price of gasoline was $379.1. After 4 years, long nights and copious [...]
Even the niche vehicles: Aston Martin, Bentley, Ferrari, Maserati, Rolls-Royce, Lamborghini are all cars that sell less than 1,000 cars a year. They are not what you think of as commute cars, but will they be held to the 35 mpg by 2020 that commute cars will be subject to? What are gas prices going [...]
Roberto Rodrigues, former minister of Agriculture of Brazil and current coordinator of the Agribusiness Center at the GetÃºlio Vargas Foundation (FGV) talks about exporting ethanol to different countries: the biggest importer being Asia. Besides just making ethanol Brazil understands the legislation and technology of ethanol and would like to work with the United States. Off [...]
Franz von Holzhausen, Director of design, Mazda North American Operations, Irvine, California and Mazda Design Challenge winner Mallory McMorrow talk about Mallory's new design at the 2007 Los Angeles Auto Show.