Italdesign Giugiaro ‘Clipper’ concept Volkswagen group night before the 2014 Geneva motor show

Lamborghini Press Release

ITALDESIGN GIUGIARO PRESENTS CLIPPER: THE SPORTY CROSS MPV

Geneva, March 2014

In a world preview, Italdesign Giugiaro presents it’s 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 on tomorrow’s world and […]

Mark Reuss, President, General Motors North America on Driving the Nation

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, Mit’subishi i-MiEV and are all cars with just electricity.

PHEV “ Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle, this vehicle […]

Larry Burns on Sustainability and driverless vehicles on Driving the Nation

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 on Driving the Nation

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 […]

Shale Gas a Bridge to More Global Warming

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 warming emissions […]

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 […]

Warren Brown and Lou Ann Hammond chat on www.washingtonpost.com, November 11, 2011

As I write you this morning I am sitting at the same table that my parents set us at each night for dinner. Every four years we packed up our belongings and moved to another base, and this trusty old table went with us, from Air Force base to Air Force base.

My Father retired after […]

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

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 on wind and energy

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 intervewed people […]