Monthly Archives: October 2012

Lincoln Marketing Guru Taking on Ford Electrification Strategy

C.J. O’Donnell, Lincoln’s group marketing manager, will be taking on a lead marketing role for Ford’s green vehicle lineup. O’Donnell played a key role in reinventing the Lincoln division following the demise of the Mercury brand in early 2011, and … Continue reading

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Tangled Web for Battery Maker A123 Systems Gets Even Tanglier

Lithium ion battery maker A123 Systems has gotten a lot of ink and hyperlinks this year – the Fisker Karma battery recalls caused by its A123 Systems battery failure, and the acquisition deal by Chinese auto parts maker Wanxiang Group, … Continue reading

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2013 Green Car of the Year Nominees Emphasize Efficiency over Distinction

While last year’s Green Car of the Year award seemed focused on which green vehicle technology would take the lead (compressed natural gas, electric vehicles, hybrid, or clean diesel), this year’s list emphasizes efficiency – and includes brands you might … Continue reading

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Plug-in Car Sales Better but Still a Blip – Here’s the Problem and a Few Solutions

Plug-in hybrid and battery electric vehicle sales had their best month ever in September, hitting 5,500 units. Overall, light duty new vehicle sales in the U.S. hit the 1.184 million mark, so plug-in vehicles made up less than a half … Continue reading

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Depressing Month for the Green Car Business?

Well, there was a good deal of what might be called bad news for the green machine industry in the past month. It’s a glass half full, half empty scenario. So let’s start with one item of good news. Tesla … Continue reading

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