(Mileage: 26,688 miles) "Tonight, tonight the strip's just right I wanna blow 'em off in my first heat Summer's here and the time is right For racin' in the street" –Bruce Springsteen OREM, Utah–Engineers can be a pleasant, friendly lot… until it comes to cars. No sooner had we set foot inside of Computrol, an EMS provider here, than the gauntlet
6/28/12 Kent man wins new Chevrolet Volt
(Odometer: 27, 423 miles) PIKES PEAK, Colo.–Since this road trip began in Illinois, July 10, 2011, I've wanted to push the Volt as high and as far as it would go. It is, after all, bleeding-edge electronics technology, and we had a year-long road test in effect. Pikes Peak would be the place to find out. But as we get
Here's a quick update on news about our favorite innovation metaphor and automotive magic carpet, the Chevy Volt. Ours is running just fine (just finished 2,100 miles through the South!). However, General Motors announced it will idle production for a few weeks to give demand a chance to catch up with supply. [View the story "Chevy Volt Production halted"
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What’s more fun than driving a Chevy Volt? Tearing one apart! That’s what we’re going to do next week in Michigan as we build toward another new phase of the Drive for Innovation: analyzing the Volt’s inside down to the pc-board level. (Here's a link to the YouTube page where we're posting outtakes from the teardown). We’re gathering in Troy,
Although by strict search-analytics terms, electric cars and electric vehicles declined or flat-lined in the Google-sphere in 2011, I still think we can dub 2011 the year of the EV. The year started with incredible buzz over the Chevrolet Volt, over infrastructure build-out, over government investment, over battery R&D and then as the year progressed, the tone got decidedly more
General Motors this week said it would give loaner cars to all 6,000 Chevy Volt owners (should they want them) while federal investigators try to figure out why the electric vehicles' batteries are exploding and catching fire in crash-tests. We won't be taking them up on it. There have been three car fires (all caused by federal investigators
Phoenix and San Francisco, November 28, 2011 — UBM Electronics, a UBM company and the daily source of essential business and technical information for the electronics industry’s decision makers, and Avnet Express, the e-Commerce engine for Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today announced that the Drive for Innovation, which showcases electronics innovation in the United States with a cross-country journey in