Following the Money, Automotive Technology & Much, Much More
Deep Throat: Follow the money.
Bob Woodward: What do you mean? Where?
Deep Throat: Oh, I can't tell you that.
Bob Woodward: But you could tell me that.
Deep Throat: No, I have to do this my way. You tell me what you know, and I'll confirm. I'll keep you in the right direction if I can, but that's all. Just. . . follow the money.
All the President’s Men, screenplay by William Goldman
OK. The Woodward and Bernstein reference may be a bit exaggerated, but Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s David Welch, who covers mergers & acquisitions, Autoextremist Peter DeLorenzo, Autoline’s John McElroy, and your autofieldblogger talk money, politics, managerial intrigue, and a good deal of automotive technology in this episode of “Autoline After Hours.”
Tesla Model S
One of the subjects that they look into with some vigor and possible depth is Tesla, the little electric car company that apparently can: What’s the future for that company? And an obvious foil, of course, is Fisker, which evidentially can’t and has had executives in front of Congress talking about it.
There’s that and much, much more, which you can see here. . .
Dan Nicholson is vice president of General Motors Global Propulsion Systems, the organization that had been “GM Powertrain” for 24 years.
The little car that could still can. And this time as a car that not only gets great fuel economy, but which has ride and handling that makes it more than an econo-box (and its styling is anything but boxy).
When Suzuki developed the GSX1300R, it set out to build the fastest mass-production motorcycle on the market. As competitors gained ground and stringent emission regulations were set, Suzuki set out to reinvent the bike.