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Electric Car (EV) Movies

If you want to get more of a feel for the recent history of electric vehicles, Chris Paine’s documentaries make for some good viewing on a quiet weekend. Both movies – Who Killed The Electric Car and Revenge Of The Electric Car – are available...

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Why I write about Saab in the way that I do

Earlier this week I interviewed Mikael Östlund from NEVS/Saab and I posted the text from that interview on this website. As has been my tradition since time immemorial, I also posted an accompanying piece with my thoughts on the substance of that interview. In the...

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My 2 cent reaction to the NEVS/Saab interview

I interviewed Mikael Östlund from National Electric Vehicle Sweden yesterday. NEVS is the company that now owns Saab, a car company I worked for last year and have been a fan of for a long, long time. Read the interview here. I hope the interview...

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My interview with NEVS about their plans for Saab

I’ve had some questions about NEVS, their strategies and the future of the brand called Saab for some time now. Finally, after a bit of a wait, I had a chance to speak with Mikael Östlund from NEVS earlier this week. There’s no big groundbreaking...

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Video: Sonabusa rides!

I spent 40 minutes on the phone with NEVS last night and am busy typing up the results at the moment. In the meantime……. The most interesting car in the world for me right now is nearly complete. The Sonabusa – a Saab Sonett III...

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Sandy’s salty storm surge sinks Saab SUV

You’ve probably already heard about Hurricane Sandy’s most famous automotive victims – a bunch of Fiskers that caught fire after one of them short-circuited. That was the headline story. The sad fact is that estimates say approximately 250,000 cars may have been wiped out by...

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Movie short: Quantum of Solace

I didn’t enjoy Quantum of Solace when I first saw it at the cinema a few years ago. I thought it was a dud. Last night, Casino Royale was shown on the television here in Australia. Tonight I followed that with Quantum of Solace as...

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Italian beauty at Salamanca Place, Hobart

Today was the day for Club Motori Italia to show off their beautiful Italian cars on the lawns of Parliament House here in Hobart. Saturday morning is always busy here, with the parliament laws being just next door to the bustling Salamanca Market. There were...

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Movies: Safety Not Guaranteed

Let’s get the warning out of the way first: Safety Not Guaranteed, at its heart, is a romantic comedy. Guys, you have been warned. The good news, by far, is that it’s much more comedy than it is romantic AND it’s not one of those...