My apologies for delaying blog postings since last week – mea culpa, mea culpa. Hey, I’ve been busy. With the truckload of newsletters, press releases, Google Alerts, and other stuff sent to me, I get buried under info. Sometimes that’s okay, but when I’m swamped, I get perturbed. So here are bits and pieces of a few stories…
GM and BMW are working together on fuel cell vehicles. Very interesting, given that both makers have been testing these green cars out for years but are yet to roll one out to dealer lots.
The basics on home charging station wiring and installation from a homebuilder.
In 1953, smog got so bad in the shadow of LA’s City Hall that pedestrians carried rags to wipe away tears.
Ford’s longtime safety and environmental chief Sue Cischke is retiring. She’s being replaced by Robert Brown, Ford’s current vice president of safety and environment for Europe.
A dictionary and a goofy cartoon of a mechanic working on a green car – elementary education for those servicing green machines post-Volt fires.
Nissan is going through internal debate over which will be the fourth electric vehicle it plans to bring to the US market, which will join the Leaf, an electric Infiniti based on the Leaf, and a small electric van.
Can you believe it – hybrids are getting sexy!!!
Shell is arguing that biofuels are green and sustainable in a UK tiff. Interesting that oil companies are investing in biofuels as a fossil fuel alternative. There are a few cynical things I could say about it, but it could be because they see oil becoming a big problem. Airlines are getting into biofuels too, along with the US military, so there must be something good about it. More to learn.
Fisker Automotive has hired an ex-Jaguar Land Rover North America exec to lead its marketing ventures. Most likely Richard Beattie worked at an automaker or marketing firm with one of the other execs.
You know what they say, whatever you want to buy, go to eBay and Amazon and you’re sure to find it. Now that’s the case with electric vehicle charging stations, as Amazon creates a deal with General Electric. You can buy the Level 2 GE WattStation and have it delivered to you, like anything else. Installation options are available, too.