Bosch’s plugless power for Electric vehicles (EV)

By |March 19th, 2014|

Tanvir Arfi President & CEO Automotive Service Solutions Robert Bosch talks about the new plug less power Bosch is offering. Bosch has electric charging unit’s that you can plug into, but how cool is it […]

BMW i3 – born electric, made with carbon fiber

By |July 30th, 2013|

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. […]

George Blankenship, Tesla Motors

By |March 28th, 2013|

George Blankenship, Tesla Motors, Vice President, Sales & Ownership Experience, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, about the Tesla S.

What countries is Tesla selling in now? How many stores does Tesla have in […]

Greg Bernas talks about creating the 2013 Toyota RAV4 EV

By |September 10th, 2012|

Gregory D. Bernas, Chief Engineer “ Product Development Office, Toyota Technical Center, Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing, North America, Inc. (TEMA) talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com about the 2013 Toyota RAV4 EV.
In a […]

Choosing the right alternative vehicle, by price, on KCRA/NBC TV

By |June 4th, 2012|

Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, was on KCRA, an NBC affiliate in Sacramento, CA talking about alternative energy sources and how much they cost per mile.

When people shop for a car they shop for functionality, […]

The Toyota RAV4-EV, and Tesla, on the John Batchelor radio show

By |May 13th, 2012|

The Toyota RAV4-EV, the only all electric SUV

Toyota stole the show at the 26th annual Electric Vehicle Symposium in Los Angeles, CA when they unveiled the only all-electric SUV, the Toyota RAV4-EV.
This is more like […]

Orth Hedrick, on Kia Optima hybrid on Driving the Nation

By |April 23rd, 2012|

Orth Hedrick, Kia Motors of America, took some time to talk to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com.

The Kia Optima is Kia’s first hybrid. Now, Kia has a 2-liter 4-cylinder engine. Where does Kia stand with […]

Jim Federico, General Motors, on future cars on Driving the Nation

By |February 16th, 2012|

Jim Federico is the Executive Director, Group Vehicle Line Executive/Vehicle Chief Engineer for Global Compact, Small, Mini and Electric Vehicles. Federico talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, drivingthenation.com at the 2012 Detroit auto show.

Is General Motors looking […]

Secretary Chu: Battery manufacturing in America on Driving the Nation

By |February 14th, 2012|

Detroit, MI – In 2008 I interviewed Don Hillebrand from Argonne Laboratory. Hillebrand confirmed that Argonne is allowed to license chemistry produced by a federally funded American National Laboratory to foreign countries. That country […]

Dr. Ralf Cramer, Continental AG chassis and safety on Driving the Nation

By |January 27th, 2012|

Dr. Ralf Cramer is the President and Member of the Executive Board, Chassis & Safety Division, Continental AG. Dr. Cramer is responsible for integrating active and passive safety with driving dynamics. He oversees the Business […]