Sunday, December 26, 2010

An exciting ride in a VERY fast EV!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Click to Upgrade

On December 4 in Torrance the Southern California CAB members had a great meet up at GM’s facility in Torrance. That’s written up on the GM Volt CAB site. While I was there one of the Volt engineers said, “We’ll see you this week to upgrade the software in your car.” That was exciting news,

Sunday, December 5, 2010

So Far

This was the download from last Wednesday. It does look like in this cold weather the range drops to a little over 30 miles. That still works for me, and it is almost never fifty degrees here in Southern California. Most of the fuel-powered miles were driven by the GM folk that had the car

Saturday, December 4, 2010

A Losing Proposition

Ah, where the rubber meets the road. GM loses money on every Volt they build. That’s a little painful to read, especially when every time I talk to someone about the car they say, “Forty thousand is expensive…” Which it is, but not when you are trying to remove yourself from the oil equation. So

Friday, December 3, 2010

Green Overdrive: Volvo's Electric C30!

Credit: gigaom

Green Overdrive: Volvo's Electric C30!

We take the Swedish automaker's prototype out for a (very safe) spin.

Credit: gigaom

Building Cars is not Publishing Software

Really, one hopes that GM has looked carefully at the example of Eclipse Aviation. This is the story of a software business expert (Vern Raburn) who believed that he could copy his success in the software industry in the aviation industry. It turned out that daily builds of an operating system were very different from

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Great stories!

I’m a TWiT!

Er, maybe I’m ON TWiT. This Week In Tech. I clicked on “Download Video” to see it, but maybe your browser will be smarter. They misspelled my name, and that was after I wrote it down for them. I do look sort of like a twit

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Charity Volt

This is quite nice. The very first Volt off the line in official production is going into a museum. (That car is known as Job 1, so it’s important.) The SECOND Volt is being auctioned off for charity. When I looked about ten hours ago it was up to $180,000 which is a little more