Category: Alternative Fuels
Tesla ZEV revenue increases as hybrid sales stall, it’s not easy being green, on Driving the Nation

In Tesla’s financial press release it shows the surprise, “Automotive revenue for Q3 included $31 million of powertrain sales primarily to Daimler for the Mercedes-Benz B Class Electric Drive. It also included $93 million of regulatory credits, including $76 million of Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) credits. ZEV credit revenue was much higher than expected as [...]

Front and center at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show was the Frontier Diesel Runner Powered by the 2.8-liter Cummins turbo diesel that could make 200 horsepower and more than 350 lb-ft of torque controlled by a new 8-speed automatic transmission. Nissan says the Frontier diesel is based on a Frontier Desert Runner 4×2 model and [...]

Kevin Mull, Vice President of Business Development at Bosch Automotive Service Solutions, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about the service Bosch will be providing VW e-golf users and why it was necessary to have one provider for charging needs. VW’s press release: Volkswagen of America, Inc. today announced providers of charging [...]

Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, talked to Bob Hegbloom, Director of the Ram brand. Ram has finally come out with a diesel 1500 pickup. A 1500 diesel has been asked for for years, what took so long and why does Ram call it an eco-diesel? Hegbloom goes through the stats, including towing 2014 [...]

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?

Audi Press Release Laser light assists the Audi drivers at Le Mans Audi tests innovative lighting technology on the race track New R18 e-tron quattro combines matrix LED and laser light Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg: “Laser light is the future” LED daytime running light, LED headlights, matrix beam and now laser light: Audi is again [...]

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 [...]

Jeff Hudnut, OES Product Manager, Bosch Automotive Aftermarket, Automotive Service Solutions, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) about the the new electric vehicle (EV) plug-in charger for $449! Thought you couldn’t afford an electric charger for a plug-in EV? Now you can. Bosch has an [...]