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DETROIT, MI – Green was the unofficial theme at this year’s North American International Auto Show. Now that there are more than 20 hybrids on the market with plenty more unveiled here, pure electric power has become the hot button to come. Like a lightning bolt from the black cloud currently hanging over the industry, hybrid-electric, plug-in electric and improbable electric vehicles appeared on stands or in news releases throughout the show. Whether by design or coincidence, virtually every major manufacturer touted efforts underway to put electric vehicles on the road starting next year. Continue reading
Tagged 2009, 2009 North American International Auto Show, Auto Show, BYD, Car show, Chrysler, Concept, Converj, Dodge Circuit EV, Electric Vehicles, Ford, FT-EV, GM, NAIAS, Photo: Isaac Adams-Hands, Richard Russell, Toyota, Volt
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DETROIT, MI – Suppliers play a critical role in the development of new technologies used in the auto industry, commonly taking the lead role and in many cases pitching the new idea to the auto company. Today’s passenger vehicles are so complex it would be rare for any single entity to cover the development costs and employ the scientists and engineers that have to be dedicated to a particular project. While it is common for many of these to be used by a single manufacturer originally, in return for helping fund the development, the contracts allow them to be used by competitors after a certain period of time. Let’s take a look at some of these new developments, the companies behind them and the effect they will have on the vehicles we will be driving in the near future. Continue reading
Tagged 2009, 2009 North American International Auto Show, Auto Show, BOSCH, BYD, Car show, FEDERAL MOGUL, JOHNSON CONTROLS, NAIAS, Richard Russell, Tech, VALEO
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Chinese carmakers were by no means at their first visit to the North-American Auto Show. This time, though, they would not be relegated to the lower level or outside corridors of Detroit’s Cobo Hall. Continue reading