Category: Plugin-electric vehicles

Filip Brabec is Director, Product Planning, for Audi of America, responsible for product definition and configuration of current models as well as setting the lineup for future product. Brabec talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, at the 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) held in Detroit, MI about future product and [...]

Scroll down to see the video from the Volkswagen Group night before the Geneva International Motor Show Volkswagen Press Release: New plug-in hybrid marries sustainability and performance Golf GTE can be driven up to 31 miles in all-electric mode; the total theoretical driving range is 584 miles European Driving Cycle combined fuel economy of 157 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Audi’s EVP & COO, Mark Del Rosso

At the 2013 Los Angeles auto show Mark Del Rosso, Audi of America’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation talked about marketshare and brand loyalty. Does Audi’s increase in marketshare come from other brands inside Volkswagen or from luxury brands outside of Volkswagen? Audi announced [...]

Lexus’ Vice President, Jeff Bracken

At the 2013 Los Angeles auto showw Jeff Bracken, group vice president and general manager for Lexus, the luxury division of Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc. talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about marketshare and brand loyalty. Does Lexus get a lot of aspirational buyers from Scion and Toyota? Why are [...]

Maserati’s CEO, Harald Wester

At the 2013 Los Angeles auto show Mr. Harald J. Wester, Chief Executive of Maserati GB Ltd. and Chief Executive of Alfa Romeo at Fiat S.p.A, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about marketshare and brand loyalty and the new Maserati Ghibli. When we were in Shanghai and there was a question [...]

2014 Honda Accord & hybrid, apples to apples

Art St. Cyr. Vice President-Product Planning and Logisistics, American Honda talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com about the 4-cylinder 2014 Honda Accord hybrids. The 4-cylinder Honda Accord has been a staple in the Accord line-up for years, now there are more 4-cylinder options than ever. You have a 4-cylinder sedan, a 4-cylinder coupe, seven [...]