December 2, 2010
Perhaps no technology will transform society in the coming years as much as that related to personal transportation, since transportation is one of the most pervasive factors playing a negative role on the atmosphere. How to provide choices and flexibility to mobility needs is a question many have for a long time. A sign of our times is that peak-oil and economic uncertainty has plunged the automobile industry into a state of flux, and that soon the internal combustion engine will be obsolete, the question is: What's next?
January 4, 2008
• GM stresses over self-imposed Volt timeline but remains committed to it: General Motors plans to launch its plug-in hybrid gas/electric car, the Chevrolet Volt, by the end of 2010 despite skepticism at GM about that target. As the race to bring a mass-market, rechargeable electric vehicle to the market heats up, GM Vice-Chairman Bob Lutz said employees working on the Volt are becoming nervous. “There is a lot of skepticism within the company about the timeline,” Lutz said at the Reuters Autos Summit in Detroit.
January 4, 2008
Wheelbase Communications Is this what the new small Hummer will look like?: This General Motors division, which has staked a reputation as the builder of the largest off-road vehicles on the planet, has released several different design sketches of its HX Concept — the smallest Hummer — ahead of the vehicle’s Detroit Auto Show debut in early January. Designed for serious off-roading, the E85-capable HX (85 percent ethanol mixed with 15 percent gasoline) will offer removable roof panels, both front and rear.