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GM Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Vehicle: From Concept to Market

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 19th, 2007 5:30pm

I am filing this after a day at the GM Equinox Fuel Cell media outreach event -- "Electric Drive University". After having read Sherry Boschert's "Plug-in Hybrids: The Cars That Will Recharge America" and watched "Who Killed the Electric Car?" (2006) by Martin Sheen, I was really curious to hear directly from GM its side of the story. The event showcased the GM Chevy Equinox Fuel Cell ...


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Women in Motorsports Blog Carnival October 18th 2007

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 18th, 2007 5:05pm

Natacha Gachnang makes history by becoming the first female driver to race an A1GP Car. “The tests in Silverstone have been a fantastic experience and I’m very grateful to Max Welti for the opportunity he gave me to drive for the A1 Team Switzerland team. It’s interesting to get to drive a single-seater like the A1 GP car, one of the top racing cars in the world. "I will do my best to help the ...


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Podcast: Ever think about a career in the automotive industry? Grace Appleton of JMsolutions Tells All!

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 18th, 2007 4:39pm

Grace Appleton of JMsolutions shares her incredible and meteoric rise to success as a woman working in the automotive industry. Grace will both inspire and surprise you with her amazing story and perhaps motivate you to investigate a career opportunity for yourself in the automotive industry. Click here to listen to the podcast now! Grace Appleton is Director/General Manager, Wholesale Solutions at JMsolutions. ...


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Saturn Astra Test Drive Event Coming to a City Near You

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 17th, 2007 9:44pm

Saturn Astra - the all-new sport compact car with the European-bred driving dynamics of Opel - arrives in dealerships early next year. Some of us have seen this car along the auto show circuit during the last year, but those enthusiasts who want to be among the first to see, feel, and drive the new Saturn Astra can participate in one of 14 test drive programs being held this fall across the United States, ...


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Ask Patty Around the World Blog Carnival: October 15, 2007

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 17th, 2007 9:37pm

It's October and this is not a trick; we're still promoting Breast Cancer Awareness month as a time for people to come together and use the power of community to make a difference for such an important cause. The CafePress Breast Cancer Donation Shop contains hundreds of products designed and donated by generous CafePress community members. CafePress donates an amount equal to 40% of the retail price of all ...


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The Chevy Malibu Advertising Campaign WHO Can't Ignore?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 17th, 2007 8:25pm

When the all-new 2008 Chevrolet Malibu begins rolling into dealer showrooms on November 1, Chevy is betting that Americans will be aware that the company is back in the car business with a serious competitor in the midsize segment. Or so says a press release announcing its massive advertising and promotional campaign that kicks off October 17. This integrated marketing push -- the latest in Chevrolet's ...


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Top Tips to Tailgate in your SUV or Truck

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 15th, 2007 1:40am

Tailgating: In North America, a tailgate party is an often celebratory social event held on and around the open tailgate of a vehicle. Tailgate parties usually occur in the parking lots at stadiums and arenas before, and occasionally after, sporting events. People attending such a party are said to be tailgating. Often, people participate even if their vehicles do not have tailgates. A tailgate party may include ...


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There’s FINANCING, And Then There’s SPECIAL FINANCING

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 15th, 2007 1:21am

Special financing? Whatever is that? Well, it is how it sounds. Special financing is financing set up for individuals with ‘special’ credit. Special financing means higher interest rates, pre-set prices by the banks on vehicles, fees paid by the dealer, and sometimes required down payments. That’s what special financing means to the banks and the dealership. But what does it mean to the consumer? In the industry, ...


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2008 Saturn Vue Green Line Promises to be Fuel Economy Leader

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 12th, 2007 8:14pm

Saturn promises that its all-new 2008 Saturn Vue Green Line hybrid will have a fuel economy rating of 25 miles per gallon in the city and 32 miles per gallon on the highway. Offering as many as 585 miles on just one tank of fuel under optimal conditions, this compact SUV could just have the best highway mileage of any sport utility vehicle currently on sale. Saturn has announced that the Vue Green Line will have a ...


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Schwarzenegger Bans Smoking in California Cars with Kids

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 12th, 2007 8:11pm

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed a bill that will make it an infraction to smoke in a vehicle if someone under age 18 is present. California motorists will risk fines of up to $100 next year if they are caught smoking in cars with passengers under the age of 18. The ban, which takes effect January 1, 2008, makes California the third state to protect children from secondhand smoke in vehicles, and is among a ...


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