Category: Electric – Range Extender Vehicle (E-REV)

Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation talked to Bob Lutz, chairman of the board at Via Motors, at the 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, MI. Lutz talks about VIA Motors extended-range electric vehicles (EREVs) that are modified trucks (mainly General Motors trucks), vans and SUVs. Lutz is the former vice [...]

Tanvir Arfi President & CEO Automotive Service Solutions Robert Bosch talks about the new plug less power Bosch is offering. Bosch has electric charging units that you can plug into, but how cool is it that you can drive over a plate and the car will charge without plugging into anything? Arfi talks about the [...]

Will there be a Cadillac ELR-V? Let’s ask Mark Reuss, General Motor’s Executive VP of Global Product Development, Purchasing & Supply Chain. There is magnetic ride control on the Chevy Corvette, Cadillac CTS and the new Chevy pickups. Why not the Cadillac ELR and will it happen?

2014 Cadillac ELR’s color and trim designer, Erin Crossley

Cadillac’s ELR color and trim designer, Erin Crossley, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about the exterior and interior of the 2014 Cadillac ELR. Crossley talked about the integration of different leathers and suedes in the interior and the colors on the exterior. Loading the player… jwplayer(“myElement”).setup({ file: “http://www.drivingthenation.com/video/2013_cadillac_elr_designer.mp4″, image: “http://www.drivingthenation.com/video/2013_cadillac_elr_designer.jpg”, });

Cadillac ELR engineer, Chris Thomason

Cadillac unveiled the first rendition of the Cadillac ELR at the 2009 Detroit auto show, under the code name Converj concept. The Chief engineer for the Cadillac ELR, Chris Thomason, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about the similarities between the two car. Why didn’t Cadillac put the same Magnetic Ride Control [...]

BMW’s Ludwig Willisch on the BMW i3

BMW’s President and CEO, Ludwig Willisch, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, about the BMW i3. How are the BMW car dealers receiving this new electric lifestyle, the BMWi series? Where is the BMW i3 made? Will BMW dealers have charging units at their dealerships? Will any electric vehicle be able to charge there [...]

Will the BMW electronauts buy the BMW i3?

Jacob Harb, Head of Electric Vehicle Operations & Strategy, BMW of North America talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com about the BMW Electronauts and what BMW learned from them. Harb is responsible for MINI-e, Active-e and BMW i. How many of the Electronauts will be buying the BMW i3? Will BMW sell the i3 [...]

Ford is charged up on vehicle to infrastructure for electric vehicles

Watch the video to see Ford’s Charged up Electric Vehicle-Readiness. Mike Tinskey, Ford’s manager of Vehicle Electrification and Infrastructure, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com about VIH, vehicle-to-infrastructure. Ford is creating an awareness in the public to identify key infrastructure building blocks that will enable metropolitan areas to be EV ready. Ford considers infrastructure [...]

BMW i3 – born electric, made with carbon fiber

The LifeDrive architecture concept was purpose-built specifically for the BMW i3. It is comprised of two modules; the Life Module, and the Drive Module. Think of the Life Module as the passenger cabin, or greenhouse. It is the first-ever mass produced Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) passenger cell in the automotive business, and is a [...]