Time flies. It was just about a year ago that ThatCarBlog kicked off with my inaugural post. A lot has happened since then: Cash For Clunkers came and went; the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act doled out several billion dollars to help improve the fuel efficiency of our vehicles, primarily through electrification; automobile manufacturers introduced a few new interesting vehicles; a few Toyota Priuses got Christined and took their drivers on a wild ride; oh, and BP broke something that they don’t know how to fix…
Unfortunately, I’ve been busy the past month, and haven’t had time for a single update. To my recollection though, not much has happened during the past few weeks, automotively speaking. We’re still waiting for the public release of the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf later this year – signifying the mass-market introduction of plug-in hybrid and all-electric vehicles in the U.S. (One thing that has happened is that a few automotive journalists have had the chance to drive the Leaf, and were quite impressed!) Mercedes did reveal the first prototype of the all-electric version of their SLS AMG, which is drop-dead gorgeous, although the color-scheme for the prototype is questionable… Tesla Motors’ initial public offering of stock is right around the corner, with much speculation as to whether it’ll be a success or a flop. …Oh, and BP has done basically nothing to stop the oil-geyser that they created in the Gulf of Mexico, despite spending over $2.3 billion.
…OK, so maybe a lot has been going on in the last month. The automotive world doesn’t stop just because I don’t have time to think about it. (Or because the World Cup is happening. …Hhhmmm, maybe that’s why I haven’t had time for ThatCarBlog in the last couple of weeks!)
Anyway, Happy Birthday to ThatCarBlog. Thanks for reading! Now, it’s time for Brazil v. Portugal!