Henrik Fisker, CEO Fisker Automotive on Driving the Nation

Listen to Henrik Fisker, CEO Fisker Autos at the 2008 Detroit auto show, explain their luxury-hybrid Karma vehicle.

Tom Purves & Robert Hitt, BMW USA

Tom Purves, Chairman & CEO BMW USA & Robert Hitt, media and public affairs manager at BMW manufacturing USA sat down at the 2008 Detroit auto show with Lou Ann Hammond to talk about green, greener and greenest. I asked each person I interviewed the same questions; Which of the following alternative platforms are you putting the [...]

Derrick Kuzak, VP Ford Motor company

North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) Derrick Kuzak, group vice president,  global product development, Ford Motor Company, sat down with Lou Ann Hammond at the 2008 Detroit auto show. I asked Kuzak which of the following platforms Ford was putting the most resources behind? hybrids, ethanol/flex-fuel vehicles diesel plug-in electric vehicles fuel cell Kuzak also explained [...]

Project Better Place on WABC radio

Project Better Place John Batchelor and Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, discuss Project Better Place on WABC radio, New York. Project Better Place is a collaboration between government, private firms, and entrepreneurs to create an electric grid, with charging outlets, engines that run on electricity, and batteries that can be changed out within minutes.

A virtual oil field in Israel, created by electric cars

When you think of getting off the dependence of Middle East oil, you think I must be talking about the United States. I am not, I am talking about Israel. If I talk about electric vehicles being produced by 2011, you probably think I'm talking about General Motors' Volt, but I'm not. I'm talking about [...]

California sues EPA over clean car waiver

Anyone watching this story had to know California wasn't going to walk away from this fight. California has become the trumpeter of clean air with Schwarzenegger traveling the world holding the environmental beacon of light. For the first time, states could be allowed to limit greenhouse gasses to prevent climate change, which is recognized as [...]

MINI executives talk about new and future MINIs

Jim McDowell, Vice President, MINI & Kay Segler, Mini's Vice President, global brand management set down and talked about their new product, the clubman, and future vehicles. How will MINI continue to stand out with all the new small cars coming out in the United States?

Green, Greener, Greenest from the Detroit auto show

Alternative Energies Do you feel like your head is swirling with all the green talk? Is it hard to keep track of who is doing something right now, and who just has the best display? Don't feel alone. There were times when I was at the 2008 North American international auto show that I felt [...]

Stephen Ellis, Honda’s fuel cell manager

Honda Fuel Cell Stephen Ellis, Manager of Fuel Cell Marketing for American Honda Motor Company sat down with me at the 2008 Detroit auto show to talk about Honda's alternative platforms. I asked each person I interviewed the same questions; Which of the following alternative platforms are you putting the most resources behind? hybrids ethanol/flex-fuel vehicles diesel [...]

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