As Head of Consumer Affairs at GM, James Bell is tasked with analyzing the automotive industry and projecting future trends and forecasts. Bell has taken a particular interest in technologies like electric vehicles, clean diesel and alternative fuels.
“From General Motors in particular you are going to see much more diverse use of the technology you see in the [Chevy] Volt today – an electric car with range extension,” Bell predicts. “It takes away the very real fear of range anxiety. People are using them as electric vehicles — they are going to the gas station once every thousand miles.”