One of the presenters at EVS27* was Jack Broadbent of the Bay Area Quality Management District. I actually missed his presentation, but Jack indicated to me in a follow-up Q&A session that he could get me results from US EV owner surveys. I emailed…
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How does one measure success in the auto industry? Obviously sales are a good indicator, but another important metric is customer satisfaction. In this era of increasingly great and competitive cars, one name has risen to the top of the heap as the car with the most satisfied owners; the Chevy Volt.
After showing off a CNG-powered Chevy van at auto shows for the last few years (the same CNG-powered Chevy van), GM has announced that production of their CNG/gasoline “bi-fuel” commercial trucks has – finally! – begun. The new bi-fuel CNG trucks, powered by a 6.0 liter version of the company’s OHV “small-block” V8, will be […]
Rolls-Royce buyers are different from most people. They don’t accept things like “compromise”, and that’s why representatives from Rolls-Royce have said their customers won’t accept a diesel version of the compny’s ultra-lux sedans. “A diesel has a lot of low-end torque,” said a source within the company. “But (Rolls’) customers are not going to cop […]
The past few days, a new study has been making its way through the blogosphere. The study claims that about 35% of hybrid buyers buy a second hybrid. Right-wing pundits are touting this as proof that hybrids are unpopular with Americans. Lefties just smile smugly from behind the wheel of their Prius. But this study, […]
Fuel efficiency has increasingly become an important factor over the past few years when it comes to buying a new car. But it isn’t the only factor that matters as evidenced by a 7.5% decline in hybrid car sales in 2009 compared to 2008 when summer gas prices soared to $4/gallon. According to a new […]
[social_buttons] Indiana-based Bright Automotive has released some pretty impressive performance figures for its technically (and aerodynamically!) slick new IDEA cargo van. Aimed primarily at delivery fleets and in-town rental companies, the freshly-upgraded guppy promises to shave operating costs by thousands of dollars per year, per van. More pictures, an official company press release, and my […]