Alan Mulally

  • Ford CEO Alan Mulally at 2010 Washington DC Auto Show

    Lately it’s become obvious that China -- not the U.S. -- is the place to be if you’re an automaker wanting to develop electric cars. Daimler already has an electric vehicle partnership with chinese company BYD, and more recently General Motors announced it would start developing electric cars in China with its longtime Chinese partner SAIC. Now it looks as if Ford is seriously considering an electric vehicle partnership with Chinese partner Changan Automobiles Group in order to gain access to the highly lucrative chinese auto market. In an interview with Bloomberg Television while...

  • 2012 Ford Focus Electric on Late Show with David Letterman
    2012 Ford Focus Gives Letterman a Late Show Test-Drive

    You’re the CEO of a global automaker who has just been invited to appear as a guest on the internationally renowned Late Show With David Letterman to talk about your new electric car. But rather than just talk about it, why not bring the car along too? And then let the show’s host drive...

  • Dan Akerson, GM CEO as of September 1, 2010
    Gas Taxes Should Go Up To Boost Green-Car Sales, Says GM CEO Akerson

    The CEO of General Motors, Dan Akerson, told a Detroit newspaper that the Federal tax on gasoline should be raised by 50 cents or $1 a gallon to encourage consumers to buy more fuel efficient vehicles.. In an interview last week with the Detroit News, Akerson said a higher gas tax should be part of...

  • Ford press conference, 2011 Detroit Auto Show
    2011 Detroit Auto Show: Ford Focus, C-Max, Vertrek Photo Gallery

    From the moment Ford CEO Alan Mulally drove onstage in a 2012 Ford Focus ST, the first of half a dozen new compact Ford models, it was all about small cars. There were small fast cars (that Focus ST) and small gasoline cars (the four-door Focus sedan and five-door Focus hatchback). There was the...

  • Ford CEO Alan Mulally at 2010 Washington DC Auto Show
    Ford CEO: Fuel-Efficient Engines Pose Tough Fight for Hybrids

    Ford has built hundreds of thousands of hybrids since 2004, but unlike Toyota, it hasn't staked its future on the pricey technology that mates an electric motor to a combustion engine. Ford's CEO Alan Mulally says that's because hybrids will face continuing competition from increasingly more...

  • 2008 Fiat 500
    Cute AND Clever: Chrysler's Coming Green Innovations

    Chrysler's on the skids right now, no doubt about it. June sales plummeted 42 percent, and some consider its takeover by--errr, sorry, partnership with--Italy's Fiat to be the blind leading the lame. But Fiat is far from the company it was 20 years ago, when it folded its tents and snuck out of the...

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