Free charging of the VW e-Golf through Chargepoint on Driving the Nation

Tavis Szeto, Senior Director of Chargepoint, the world’s largest Electric Vehicle (EV) charging network, talked to Driving the Nation about the ease of finding a charging network through it’s smartphone and how to use it without cash.

Chargepoint and Bosch are the companies that Volkswagen has partnered with for it’s Volkswagen e-Golf, the first zero […]

Road trip in a creepy Tesla Model S on Driving the Nation

Gary Calderon, Tesla product specialist took Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation for a test drive in the 2014 Tesla Model S.

What happens in a Tesla that makes it creepy?

When Calderon shows us the ability to turn the back camera on while driving you can see the go-pro, but what/who else do you […]

Tesla product specialist Gary Calderon walks around the 2014 Tesla S on Driving the Nation

Gary Calderon, Tesla product specialist, walked around the 2014 Tesla Model S with Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation. There are three models; Model S, Models S Performance, Models S Performance Plus.

The Model S uses the 60 KwH battery, has a driving range of 208 miles of pure EV, goes 0-60 in 5.9 […]

BMW i3 carbon fiber aluminum body frame a new era in electromobility

Driving the Nation shows the BMW i3 carbon fiber aluminum body frame at the BMW headquarters in New Jersey.

BMW says The born electric BMW i3 represents a new era of electromobility. Why? because the BMW i3 frame is made of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP). It is the first mass-produced CFRP passenger […]

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 […]

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

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 lAutomobile (FIA), showed off their new Formula E (yes, as […]

Audi’s EVP & COO, Mark Del Rosso on marketshare & brand loyalty on Driving the Nation

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 […]

Maserati’s CEO, Harald Wester, on marketshare and brand loyalty on Driving the Nation

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 about […]

2014 BMW i3 and i infrastructure on Driving the Nation

Robert Healey, BMW’s North American Infrastructure manager talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, about infrastructure for electric vehicles (EV).

The i3 is BMW’s first electric vehicle for purchase in the United States, but it is not the first EV for BMW. Healey talks about the first EVs and what BMW has learned from these cars. […]

Tesla; oops, I did it again! Another over-exaggeration

John Batchelor, host of the John Batchelor radio show, talks to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com about Tesla’s non-existent, over-exaggerated 5.4 star rating and selling in China.

According to Reuters, Zhan Baosheng, the businessman in the southern China province of Guangdong, owns the “Tesla” trademark in China, according to his agent who processed the papers […]