Entries from April 2009

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

Did GM shoot the horse today? is the Pontiac brand forever gone?

The rumor is that GM will officially announce the end of the Pontiac brand today.  I think this is a good move because Pontiac had quality problems in the early 90′s that have dirtied the brand name.  Only recently has the quality improved because of Holden in AU doing all of the production of the [...]

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

GE ups it’s stake in A123

General Electric just infused A123 with $15 million, this should help A123 with expanding it’s production facilities.  A123 is the MIT battery maker that specializes in the production of lithium nano-phosphate batteries for the auto industry.  I believe this brings GE to a 30% stake in A123.  I also believe that A123 has lost the [...]

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

More pictures of Tesla Model S

I am posting some pictures from the Tesla event. Take notice of the roof of the Model S, the logo turn signals on the side, the smooth door handles. The interior was the made of the softest leather I have ever felt. I hope they keep much of these features in the production vehicle, which [...]

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

Updated: Tesla Model S “Driving” reception in Washington, D.C.

This was an amazing reception for the re-unveiling of the Model S held in the National Building Museum. Tesla had setup an oval track around the inside of the building where they were allowing people to ride in the roadster, the electric Smart, and then the Model S.  The roadster moved out side for a [...]