Category: Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)

Lamborghini Press Release ITALDESIGN GIUGIARO PRESENTS CLIPPER: THE SPORTY CROSS MPV Geneva, March 2014 In a world preview, Italdesign Giugiaro presents its brand new concept car, Clipper: a sporty, versatile MPV which is also eco-friendly, thanks to the all-electric drive and power source. Clipper is the result of a study in style and engineering focusing [...]

Mark Reuss, President, General Motors North America

Los Angeles, CA – Mark Reuss, President, General Motors North America, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, at the 2012 Los Angeles auto show. How critical is California to General Motors? I was surprised how frank Reuss was with his answer. Let’s face it, when the word neglected comes out of an automotive executives [...]

Energy cost per vehicle type and Natural Gas on the John Batchelor radio show

Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, talked to John Batchelor, host of the John Batchelor radio show about energy costs per vehicle. Definitions: EV – Electric Vehicle, this vehicle will only run on electricity. The Nissan Leaf, Ford Focus, Tesla Roadster, CODA, Mitsubishi i-MiEV and are all cars with just electricity. PHEV – Plug-in Hybrid Electric [...]

Larry Burns, Director of Sustainability, Columbia University

Larry Burns is the Director of Sustainability at Columbia University. Burns took time to talk to Lou Ann hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com about driverless vehicles and shared vehicles, a car with a purpose in mind. Infrastructure, including the internet, would be involved. Burns also talks about natural gas as an energy for transportation. How are fuel [...]

2012 Honda Civic natural gas

I asked Eric Rosenberg, Honda’s Assistant Manager, Alternative Fuel Vehicles, Why Natural Gas? The list was long, “It’s plentiful, it’s cleaner than petrol/gasoline and it’s an American resource, and it’s extremely affordable”. The best known use for natural gas is to heat our homes, but Rosenberg thinks Natural gas has been under-appreciated as an automotive [...]

By Stephen Leahy UXBRIDGE, Canada, Jan 24 (IPS) – Hundreds of thousands of shale gas wells are being “fracked” in the United States and Canada, allowing large amounts of methane, a highly potent greenhouse gas, to escape into the atmosphere, new studies have shown. Shale gas production results in 40 to 60 percent more global [...]

How are Volt sales compared to the 24 other alt-power source vehicles?

WardsAuto U.S. Sales of Alternative Power Source Light Vehicles lists twenty-seven vehicles for sale as of November 2011. What are the cars and how is Volt faring compared to the other twenty-six vehicles? The twenty-seven, twenty-five if you don’t count the Mercury Milan and the Saturn Aura that are still listed, with the starting MSRP [...]

Audi’s CO2 to Natural gas at the 2011 Challenge Bibendum

Berlin, Germany – 2011 Michelin Challenge Bibendu. Reinhard Otten, Concept Development for Audi AG talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com about Audi’s CO2 to Natural gas at the 2011 Challenge Bibendum. Audi’s intention is to make synthetic natural gas out of CO2 from biogas. But I asked Otten about using CO2 from coal, instead [...]

Robert Bryce was a speaker at a Sustainable mobility conference in La Jolla, CA. Bryce is an author that writes about energy. His newest book is Power Hungry: The Myths of “Green” Energy, and the Real Fuels of the Future. Bryce talked to me about wind energy and some of the problems with wind energy. Bryce [...]