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Recent authored articles

Where are the cool concepts?

This is the Detroit auto show, right? So where are the concept cars?

The legacy of Mazda's Kenichi Yamamoto

Kenichi Yamamoto, the former Mazda president and chairman who died in December at 95, was one of Japan's most charismatic executives.

The industry's future reads like a science-fiction novel

Discussing the future, even with Jim Lentz of highly successful Toyota, can be a deeply disorienting task.

Some early insight into Geely's Li

Few Westerners know more about the Chinese auto industry than Michael Dunne.

Mentally preparing for an 'armada of EVs'

While electrified vehicles account for a tiny fraction of global auto sales today, few industry leaders are concerned about whether consumers will ever truly want to own battery electrics and plug-in hybrids.

Ex-BMW design wunderkind Bangle resurfaces and riffs on 'banality'

Chris Bangle, the Ohio boy who was all of 36 when he took over as head of BMW design in 1992, is once again fully engrossed in cars after a self-imposed exile from the automotive styling studio.

Ex-BMW design wunderkind Bangle resurfaces and riffs on 'banality'

Chris Bangle, the Ohio boy who was all of 36 when he took over as head of BMW design in 1992, is once again fully engrossed in cars after a self-imposed exile from the automotive styling studio.

What's really juicing the latest 'armada' of EVs?

What exactly did happen around mid-2016 that got automakers around the world recharged and back on the EV bandwagon?

What's really juicing the latest 'armada' of EVs?

What exactly did happen around mid-2016 that got automakers around the world recharged and back on the EV bandwagon?

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