Tesla ZEV revenue increases as hybrid sales stall, it’s not easy being green, on Driving the Nation

In Tesla’s financial press release it shows the surprise, “Automotive revenue for Q3 included $31 million of powertrain sales primarily to Daimler for the Mercedes-Benz B Class Electric Drive. It also included $93 million of regulatory credit’s, including $76 million of Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) credit’s. ZEV credit revenue was much higher than expected as […]

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 […]

Driving the 2014 Tesla S with a Tesla specialist on Driving the Nation

Tesla Motors has just announced they will be producing another vehicle, the Tesla 3 (or III) after the Tesla X. Superchargers are being opened up all over the continent, but we’re still getting to know the Tesla S. S for seductive.

Gary Calderon, Tesla product specialist took Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation for […]

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 […]

Kia’s Orth Hedrick on the Kia Soul EV on Driving the Nation

Orth Hedrick, vice president of product planning, Kia Motors America, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about the Kia Soul EV that is scheduled to go on sale in the third quarter of 2014. The Kia Soul EV will be Kia’s first all-electric, zero-emissions vehicle (ZEV) which will go on sale in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tesla Q3: Elon Musk; exploring options on battery plant with partners

Highlights from the Tesla Motors, Inc. “ Third Quarter 2013 Shareholder Letter
* Record 5,500 Model S deliveries
* Gross margin increased to 21% (non-GAAP) excluding ZEV credit’s
* Net income (non-GAAP-Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) of $16 million
* Major WW expansion of service centers, stores and Superchargers
* Cash balance nonetheless increased by $49 million to $796 million
* Ramping […]

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 […]