Sam Abuelsamid

Content Creator

Detroit, MI

Sam Abuelsamid

Formerly, auto engineer, now I engineer words, images and video as an industry analyst and commentator. I say what I think


First Drive: Chevrolet Volt powertrain mule [w/VIDEO]

Chevy Volt powertrain mule - Click above for high-res galleryIt's been 28 months since we watched Bob Lutz drive onto the stage at Cobo Hall in
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Newsroom - Hyundai Motor America

Sonata Hybrid Introduces New Powertrain Technology and Hybrid Blue Drive Architecture FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., June 21, 2010 - After moving to the top of the U.S. Corporate Average Fuel Economy rankings in 2009, Hyundai remains firmly committed to leading the auto industry in fuel efficiency.
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Quick Spin: 2011 Chevrolet Volt charges toward production

2011 Chevrolet Volt Three years ago this December we first walked into a Manhattan conference room for a
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Thin Air (Show #1335) on Autoline This Week

Show #1335: Thin Air - Alan Taub , General Motors, Paul Eisenstein , The Detroit Bureau, Sam Abuelsamid , Autoblog. Topic: Future propulsion technologies. Climbing mountains is difficult and dangerous. Not only is it... Autoline Detroit is the longest running weekly broadcast dedicated solely to discussing the inner workings of the auto industry.
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ABG First Drive: Hitting the road in the Tesla Roadster!

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Sam Abuelsamid

I'm an all around content creator and technologist.

After more than two decades as an engineer in the auto industry I switched to writing about the industry. As a journalist, product communications writer and now industry analyst, I've covered the state of the business and technology and where it's going in the future.

My background in automotive engineering gives me a perspective on how the process of developing cars works and an in-depth knowledge of the new technology being developed.

My interest in new technology has allowed me to discover and adapt tools to a variety of purposes to help clients find solutions to communications needs.

I'm also author of Recharging the Car, Chronicling the development of the 2011 Chevrolet Volt. It's an eBook compilation of my writings about the Volt from 2007-2010. It's available from Amazon’s Kindle Store.



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