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Fisker, Tesla and the Chevy Volt on the John Batchelor radio show

By |March 18th, 2013|

From the John Batchelor radio show website:

Thursday 14 March 2013 / Hour 4, Block A: LouAnn Hammond, DrivingtheNation.com, in re:TESLA Lays off 100 Workers Due to New York Times Article Cancellations … […]

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Which car is more expensive over 3 years, gasoline or diesel? on Driving the Nation

By |February 18th, 2013|

Currently about 3 percent of all light-duty passenger car sales are diesel.

Twelve percent of all car take rates, as of August, 2008, were diesels. Fast forward to August, 2012 and 30% of all car take […]

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

By |December 28th, 2012|

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 […]

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John Edwards, Director, Land Rover on Driving the Nation

By |December 11th, 2012|

John Edwards, Director of Land Rover, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, about Land Rover’s new Range Rover.

Land Rover sold about 300,000 vehicles globally last year, but countries are putting the pressure on […]

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Bosch’s DC-DC start-stop converter on Driving the Nation

By |November 22nd, 2012|

Oliver Korasiak is an Engineering Manager at Robert Bosch. Korasiak talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, about Bosch’s start-stop dc-dc converter.

Autonomous engine stop-start systems have been in Europe for quite some time. With […]

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Is HCCI the engine of the future? on Driving the Nation

By |November 4th, 2012|

For years I’ve been hearing about homogeneous charge compression ignition (HCCI) in gasoline engines, but no action had been taken. Recently at a Bosch event, in the left bottom corner of a gasoline display was […]

2013 Ford Fusion walk around

By |October 25th, 2012|

We’ve got three Ford people talking about three Ford platforms, gasoline, hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrain.

John Jraiche, Chief Program Manager for the Ford Fusion, Jeff Duclos Ford Motor 2.0-liter Ecoboost engine manager, and Birgit […]

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The sweet spot at Hyundai, with John Krafcik

By |August 9th, 2012|

John Krafcik, President and CEO, Hyundai North America talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, about the sweet spot Hyundai is in when it comes to retail versus fleet.

Where is Hyundai in the ranking […]

Conspiracy theories on the John Batchelor radio show

By |July 31st, 2012|

GE watt station versus the Nissan Leaf

The New York Times auto blog called General Electric about a story in the blog-o-sphere stating that a Nissan dealer in the Bay Area sent an email out to […]

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2013 Ford Escape

By |July 8th, 2012|

Scott Makowski, Ford Motor Global I4 product manager, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, about the engines in the 2013 Ford Escape.

From Ford’s press release:

Spirited performance with outstanding fuel economy
Escape offers Fords […]