I think it’s safe to say that the past week has been a weird one for all of us, and Ferrari CEO Sergio Marchionne is making it even weirder.
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VW’s newly-designated North America chief Winfried Vahland has resigned from the company after just a few days on the job of fixing the brand’s US image.
After the debut of the Aston Martin DBX, many questioned what this meant for the boutique British automaker best known for a perpetual place in James Bond lore. CEO Andy Palmer has left no question that Aston Martin is moving towards electrification, and he dropped further hints at what’s in store in an interview with […]
Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann says he’s still “not interested” in hybrid technology. Famous last words if you ask me.
Nissan wants the LEAF to be the next Toyota Prius. To do that they have to start making money on the LEAF, and they’re “getting there” says the CEO.
A few years ago, Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said the company will lose $10,000 on every Fiat 500E EV it makes. Turns out he was wrong…by about 40%.
Three years ago this month, GM launched the Chevy Volt as an “extended range electric vehicle, though most people refer to it as a plug-in hybrid. But the next-gen Chevy Volt really could be an EREV with up to 200 miles of range per charge, if soon-to-retire CEO Dan Akerson’s comments have any amount of […]
The unparalleled success of the Tesla Model S sedan has eaten up the world’s supply of lithium-ion laptop batteries, causing the electric automaker to sign a $7 billion agreement with Panasonic for even more battery packs. But Tesla could end up building the world’s largest battery factory, with the same output as all the rest of the world’s battery producers combined.
At a recent conference on the 40th Anniversary of the OPEC embargo (aka “the 1973 oil crisis“), GM CEO Dan Akerson highlighted the need for domestic energy sources by revealing a new for model-year 2015 Chevy Impala bi-fuel sedan, capable of running on both gasoline and compressed natural gas (CNG). That’s not too long after […]
Rental car agency Hertz announced that it is adding the Tesla Model S to its Dream Fleet line of vehicles. For $500 a day, and $.49 cents per-mile after the first 75 miles, you can drive the same car that all the cool Silicon Valley kids want.
GM’s CEO sees Cadillac as a competitor for the up-and-coming California automaker. But is Cadillac up to the challenge?
By most measures, the Chevy Volt has proven to be a successful and clever plug-in hybrid vehicle in every regard save cost. At $40,000, it is still quite an expensive car even with the $7,500 Federal tax credit. CEO Dan Akerson knows this, and says that GM is seeking to slash the Volt’s price by as much as $10,000.
EcoMotor’s opposed-piston engine turned engine design on its head, literally. The design certainly seems “out there”, but a $200 million dollar deal signed with Zhongding Power to produce the engines in China shows the company is serious.
Tony Hsieh, the CEO of online shoe store Zappos, has a plan for downtown Las Vegas. Part of that plan includes a new car sharing service called Project 100. And by now you’ve probably concluded that Project 100 stands for the 100 Tesla Model S EVs at the core of this new car sharing service. But will it work?
What is the magic number when it comes to EV driving range? The initial wave of Nissan Leafs received a 73 mile rating, though plenty of owners have achieved more or less range, depending on a wide variety of factors. Yet EV sales are not what Nissan hoped for, and other automakers have taken note. GM’s CEO Dan Akerson said the General is working on an EV with 200 miles of real world range.
While electric vehicle sales haven’t been exactly inspiring, the Chevy Volt has managed to pick up some serious steam among consumers despite its $39,995 MSRP. With a next-generation Volt already under development, GM’s President of North America Mark Reuss has said that they will shave “thousands of dollars” from the price. But is it enough to make the Volt a true mass-market competitor?
Right on time for a Christmas miracle, the shining star of the electric vehicle movement has perhaps what is the best news for EV owners and advocates all over the world. Last week, for the first time in almost a decade, the CEO of Tesla Motors Elon Musk tweeted that the electric car company had its first cash flow-positive week.
Last week was an onslaught of bad news for Fisker Automotive, maker of the $100,000 Fisker Karma. The Irvine, California-based company was forced to recall its cars due to a fire hazard while a major investor told the press that the company needs another $150 million to build its next car. To top it all […]
Seasteading, Immortality, Amateur Porn, Space Travel, Tango, Cupping, Pizza and mingling with tourists on the Queen Mary. BIL’s got all that and more. Because we cover the future of transportation, it’s only right we focus on the speakers who took us into the future of off-planet transportation.
Ever since Department of Energy loan-recipient Solyndra closed its doors this summer, the whole “green energy loan” process has been under intense scrutiny by Republican politicians. Cries of “crony capitalism” have been the rallying cry against green energy loans to fledgling companies, but here is one example where the DOE loan process came up short. […]