Category: Alternative Fuels

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 [...]

Bosch: An EV charger for $449? It’s here.

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 [...]

Qualcomm’s CEO, Paul Jacobs, and the Formula-e at 2014 CES

Dr. Paul E. Jacobs is chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of Qualcomm Incorporated. Jacobs talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, NV. Qualcomm and the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), showed off their new Formula E (yes, as [...]

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 [...]

Chevy Volt saves 16,000,000 gallons of gasoline

At the 2013 Los Angeles auto show Mike Robinson, Vice President of Sustainability and Global Regulatory Affairs for General Motors, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, about the Chevy Volt, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) mandates. Robinson says that the Chevy Volt alone has driven over [...]