Volkswagen partners with Bosch and Chargepoint for charging solutions on Driving the Nation

Kevin Mull, Vice President of Business Development at Bosch Automotive Service Solutions, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about the service Bosch will be providing VW e-golf users and why it was necessary to have one provider for charging needs.

VW’s press release:

Volkswagen of America, Inc. today announced providers of charging services […]

BMW X5 plug-in hybrid prototype on Driving the Nation

Gerhard Thiele, project leader for BMWs X5 plug-in hybrid talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about the new X5 plug-in hybrid crossover. BMW has the i8 plug-in hybrid in production and they will be bringing out the X5 plug-in hybrid soon. The car we are in is a prototype.

Eighty percent of […]

What will the future Audi TT and A3 e-tron and Q3 look like?

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 […]

Volkswagen Golf GTE video

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 […]

Volvo’s drive-e boosts power, increases versatility, efficiency and electrification ability on Driving the Nation

Las Vegas, NV – When I agreed to go to Las Vegas to test drive the drive-e powertrain with Volvo I thought it was an electric vehicle (EV). Apparently, many other journalists did as well, because one of the first things Volvo told us was that e did not stand for electric, it stood for […]

Bosch: An EV charger for $449? It’s here on Driving the Nation

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 […]

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 […]

Chevy Volt saves 16,000,000 gallons of gasoline on Driving the Nation

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 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 […]

Lexus’ Vice President, Jeff Bracken, on marketshare and brand loyalty on Driving the Nation

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 […]