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EVS 23: Big Kid Toys

December 19th, 2007 |
EVS 23: Big Kid Toys

I met EJ Wessel, owner of Big Kid Toys in Napa, Calif., at the LA Auto Show, but sadly, I wasn’t able to go for a ride in his T-Rex then. So when we met at EVS 23, the ...
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LA Auto Show: Chrysler Designer Ryan Nagode

December 5th, 2007 |
LA Auto Show: Chrysler Designer Ryan Nagode

Ryan Nagode is only 27 years old, but don’t let his youth fool you. He is Senior Designer and Car Stylist for Chrysler, and was the Exterior Designer for the 2009 Dodge Journey, unveiled at the LA Auto Show.

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LA Auto Show: GEM Celebrates 10 Years

December 3rd, 2007 |
LA Auto Show: GEM Celebrates 10 Years

It’s been 10 years in business for GEM or Global Electric Motorcars, a division of Chrysler and one of the first manufacturers of Low Speed Neighborhood Electric Vehicles. During the LA Auto Show, Larry Oswald, GEM Chief Executive Officer and ...
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LA Auto Show: T-Rex

December 2nd, 2007 |
LA Auto Show: T-Rex

EJ Wessel owns Big Kid Toys in Napa, CA, a company that sells electric cars and trucks, including the T-Rex, a gas or electric, three-wheeled performance vehicle. With its’ triangular wheel configuration, low center of gravity and open cockpit and ...
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LA Auto Show: Kia Unveils the KND4

November 30th, 2007 |
LA Auto Show: Kia Unveils the KND4

Another auto show and another concept car from Kia, following in the design style of the concepts Kia Kue and Kia Soul. After the KND4’s unveiling, I spoke with Kia’s public relations manager Alex Fedorak at the LA Auto ...
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LA Auto Show: Chrysler’s Frank Klegon

November 29th, 2007 |
LA Auto Show: Chrysler’s Frank Klegon

After the Chrysler LA Auto Show, I spoke with Frank Klegon, Chrysler‘s executive vice president, product development about the company’s unveiling of their new hybrid SUV’s.

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LA Auto Show: GM’s Dave Barthmuss

November 28th, 2007 |
LA Auto Show: GM’s Dave Barthmuss

After Chevy’s hybrid Tahoe SUV won Green Car of the Year at the LA Auto Show, I spoke with Dave Barthmuss, group manager of GM‘s western regional environment and energy communications team about the win.

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LA Auto Show: Chrysler Press Conference

November 20th, 2007 |
LA Auto Show: Chrysler Press Conference

Frank Klegon, Chrysler executive vice president, product development, took to the stage during the Chrysler Press Conference at the LA Auto Show to present the company’s entry into the mid-sized cross-over market, the Dodge Journey, as well as two new ...
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LA Auto Show: GM Press Conference

November 19th, 2007 |
LA Auto Show: GM Press Conference

During the LA Auto Show, I attended the GM Press Conference, where Vice Chairman of Product Development Bob Lutz and Chevrolet GM Ed Peper, introduced the company’s lineup of gas-friendly to gas-free vehicles, including the Chevy Malibu hybrid, the all ...
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LA Auto Show: Green Car of the Year

November 16th, 2007 |
LA Auto Show: Green Car of the Year

During the 2007 LA Auto Show, Green Car Journal announced the winner of it’s 2008 Green Car of the Year award. The contenders were the new Chevy Malibu hybrid, Saturn Aura hybrid, Mazda Tribute hybrid, Nissan Altima hybrid and ...
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Little Radio EV

December 19th, 2006 |
Little Radio EV

No gas, no noise. Zero emissions. Just plug it in and go. That’s the promise of ZAP (Zero Air Pollution) cars. These are 100 percent electric vehicles that can be charged at your home or office using a standard outlet. ...
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The Tesla Roadster: The Electric Vehicle Lives

December 18th, 2006 |
The Tesla Roadster: The Electric Vehicle Lives

With a body style designed by Lotus, the Tesla Roadster is capturing the attention of auto enthusiasts who want a sleek, stylish, environmentally-friendly sports car. At $100,000 these electric cars aren’t for everyone, but they are popular–their 2007 model sold ...
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Eco-Fueler’s “American Roadster”

December 18th, 2006 |
Eco-Fueler’s “American Roadster”

Sleek, sassy styling, high performance and a plush interior — those were just some of the descriptions Eco-Fueler‘s designer, John S. Green used to describe his company’s CNG vehicle during the L.A. Auto Show. The roadster can travel 0-60 mph ...
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GM’s Bly: Plenty of Alternatives

December 18th, 2006 |
GM’s Bly: Plenty of Alternatives

Mickey Bly is General Motors‘s director of engineering for hybrid vehicles. He spoke with PodTech’s Matt Kelly at the L.A. Auto Show about company’s comittment to alternative fuel vehicles. He talked about the new Belt Alternator Starter hybrid system (BAS) ...
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Giugiaro Unveils His Concept of the Ultimate Auto

December 16th, 2006 |
Giugiaro Unveils His Concept of the Ultimate Auto

Legendary designer Fabrizio Giugiaro unveiled his Giugiaro Mustang concept vehicle at the L.A. Auto Show. He spoke with PodTech’s Matt Kelly about the dramatic styling he incorporated in the car. One remarkable feature was the dramatic one-piece glass unit that ...
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Toyota Wins Green Car of the Year

December 15th, 2006 |
Toyota Wins Green Car of the Year

Green Car Journal‘s 2nd Annual Green Car of the Year was awarded to the Toyota Camry Hybrid at the L.A. Auto Show. Voted on by a panel of judges including Carroll Shelby, Carl Pope, Francis Beinecke, Jean-Michel Cousteau and others, ...
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Design Challenge’s Cars of the Future

December 15th, 2006 |
Design Challenge’s Cars of the Future

The design studios of seven automakers competed in a Design Challenge at the L.A. Auto Show. The competition combined wood, alloys, glass, rubber and other materials to create 100 percent recyclable roadsters of the future. The eco-friendly vehicles were designed ...
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GM’s Lajdziak on Saturn’s New Vue

December 12th, 2006 |
GM’s Lajdziak on Saturn’s New Vue

“You don’t have to go broke to go green,” said Jill Lajdziak, general manager of Saturn. I spoke with her after GM Chairman Rick Wagoner delivered the L.A. Auto Show keynote, announcing the company’s plans for a diverse portfolio of ...
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GM’s 2008 Lineup at L.A. Auto Show

December 12th, 2006 |
GM’s 2008 Lineup at L.A. Auto Show

Design and technology were the themes as Troy Clarke, president of GM North America unveiled some of GM’s 2008 lineup during the L.A. Auto Show, including the company’s first mid-size hybrid vehicle, the Saturn Aura Green Line, as well as ...
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GM Announces PHEV at LA Auto Show

December 12th, 2006 |
GM Announces PHEV at LA Auto Show

“The technical hurdles are real but we believe they are surmountable.” During his keynote address at the L.A. Auto Show, General Motors Chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner announced that the company has begun work on a Saturn Vue plug-in hybrid ...
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