Saturday, 21 March 2009


GREEN NEWS: UK car production falls by 60%. Is the age of the car coming to an end? I doubt it; but maybe it is time to think about more eco-cars from smaller companies as a new industry rises from the ashes. The alternative is more mergers in order to survive, and bigger Big Biz - a terrible idea.

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Jamie said...

Poor baby. Did daddy leave you all alone with no one to visit and see if you were okay?

Seriously, the micro mini and small shuttle to and from mass transit seems to be the optimal way to go as more and more people try to share less and less space.

Tumblewords: said...

I like your new design!
About cars.
I've always thought it ridiculous to make 700 models, 1200 colors, 4000 options. To design a car for a maybe purchase is the height of non-thinking. At least in my book - AND at this particular moment. As you see, I own no car company and just barely own one old car.

anthonynorth said...

Hi Jamie,
Yes, big daddy has been neglecting poor Mini Blog, but I'm changing that - guilt is a terrible thing :-)
Yes, the car industry is going to have to change - I only hope the change is for the better.

Hi Tumblewords,
I'm planning this one, now, as a secondary place to Beyond the Blog, using it for my current affairs and odd bits 'n' pieces. It's been very lonely a long time :-)
The car industry has got a bit ridiculous in recent years. They used to make cars to meet demand. Then they started making cars 'sexy', and created the demand themselves.

Reluctant Blogger said...

Oh wow, I wish I could keep a mini blog. I never manage fewer than about 10,000 words (well, except on Twitter).

I'm glad car production is falling. I know they want to save the manufacturers but it's great that we are at last seeing sense (even if it is largely for financial reasons)

Ooops my comment is longer than your post.

Relucs x

anthonynorth said...

Hi Reluctant Blogger,
I must admit, I've used Twitter to make my posts even shorter, and am liking the new brevity - not that I wasn't brief before.
Hopefully the right, green, decisions are made in the car industry now, thus changing our habits.

david mcmahon said...

There's no easy answer to this one, Anthony - but the auto industry in every country is feeling the pinch.

anthonynorth said...

Hi David,
Indeed. It is the future that worries me even more, though. The Recession WILL be over, and then it will be a battle between super-mergers (and more Big Biz over which we have no control - not to mention continuation of eco-problems), or a new breed of smaller car maker, taking on board the Green agenda.