Driving the Nation talks to Bob Lutz about Via, Electric pickup trucks

Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation talked to Bob Lutz, chairman of the board at Via Motors, at the 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, MI.

Lutz talks about VIA Motors extended-range electric vehicles (EREVs) that are modified trucks (mainly General Motors trucks), vans and SUVs.

Lutz is the former vice chairman […]

Bosch’s plugless power for Electric vehicles (EV)

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 that you can drive over a plate and the car will charge without plugging into anything?
Arfi talks about the […]

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Will there be a Cadillac ELR-V? Let’s ask Mark Reuss

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?

2014 Cadillac ELR’s color and trim designer, Erin Crossley on Driving the Nation

Cadillac’s ELR color and trim designer, Erin Crossley, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about the exterior and interior of the 2014 Cadillac ELR.

Crossley talked about the integration of different leathers and suedes in the interior and the colors on the exterior.

Chris Thomason, Cadillac ELR engineer, on Driving the Nation

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 […]

BMW’s Ludwig Willisch on the BMW i3 on Driving the Nation

BMW’s President and CEO, Ludwig Willisch, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, about the BMW i3.

How are the BMW car dealers receiving this new electric lifestyle, the BMWi series?

Where is the BMW i3 made?

Will BMW dealers have charging unit’s at their dealerships? Will any electric vehicle be able to charge there […]

Will the BMW electronauts buy the BMW i3? on Driving the Nation

Jacob Harb, Head of Electric Vehicle Operations & Strategy, BMW of North America talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com about the BMW Electronauts and what BMW learned from them.

Harb is responsible for MINI-e, Active-e and BMW i.

How many of the Electronauts will be buying the BMW i3?

Will BMW sell the i3 […]

Ford is charged up on vehicle to infrastructure for electric vehicles

Watch the video to see Ford’s Charged up Electric Vehicle-Readiness. Mike Tinskey, Fords manager of Vehicle Electrification and Infrastructure, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com about VIH, vehicle-to-infrastructure.

Ford is creating an awareness in the public to identify key infrastructure building blocks that will enable metropolitan areas to be EV ready.

Ford considers infrastructure development […]

BMW i3 – born electric, made with carbon fiber

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. It is the first-ever mass produced Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) passenger cell in the automotive business, and is a […]

Warren Brown and Lou Ann Hammond chat about cars on www.washingtonpost.com April 19, 2013

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Good morning Warren and friends

Today we have as a guest, Michael Austin, Vice President of BYD Co. BYD is around 25% owned by Chairman Chuan Fu Wang, and 9.9% owned by Warren Buffett’s Mid American Energy Holding Co. 50% of the stock holdings are US owned.

BYD Co., a company known for it’s […]