Should the petro-automotive complex be concerned about the lithium battery revolution?

Lithium battery technology is currently focused on developing improvements in several areas. The search often involves implementing advances in nanotechnology and microstructures. For example: * Increase cycle life and performance (decrease internal resistance and increase power output) by changing the composition of the material used in the anode and cathode, along with increasing the effective …

Green Vehicles Featured By Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company is one of the automobile manufacturers committed to clean air. They are contributing to the protection of the environment by designing and producing alternative fuel vehicles. They are also a strong supporter of President Bush’s proposed mandate to reduce the country’s dependence on foreign oil and reduce the amount of harmful greenhouse …

Twin turbochargers and turbochargers

A “turbocharger” is simply a gas pressure turbine unit connected to a centrifugal air compressor, with the turbo vane and compressor impeller mounted on a shared rotating center shaft. In a turbocharged engine, hot pressurized exhaust is directed to a turbine transmission normally mounted on the engine’s exhaust manifold, the pressure from the exhaust that …

Car dealers complain about not having enough cars to sell

American automakers appear to limit their production in an effort to increase profit-per-sale levels while reducing rebates. The decades-long habit of producing too many cars and then selling them at discounted costs has proven unprofitable, so a change is taking place that is believed to be too drastic according to Detroit dealers. Galpin Ford is …

Collaborative marketing: more results with less work

Strategic alliances are the key to your Cross promotion success. A popular reason for companies to join is to promote each other. The ideas are as simple as a local pharmacy and a dry cleaner promoting each other with special offers or coupons, regional promotions, national promotions. Cross promotions can be developed with competitors or …