Detroit auto show wrap-up on KFI-AM 640

Lou Ann Hammond and John Batchelor, host of the John Batchelor show, talk about Detroit and the 2008 North American International auto show.

Frank Weber, Chevy Volt/E-Flex vehicle line executive

A couple weeks ago there was a storm in the Sierra Nevadas that had winds gusting to 75 mph. We were without power for 60 hours! Listen as Frank Weber and I talk about the similarities between a house with electricity and what we did for electricity when we had none. Frank explains that there are [...]

Dr. Leopold Mikulic, VP, Powertrain, Mercedes-Benz on Driving the Nation

Dr. Leopold Mikulic, Vice President, Powertrain, Mercedes-Benz Development takes me on a tour of Mercedes' bluetec, adblue clean diesel. The Mercedes-Benz E320 CDI bluetec is the first diesel under 5,800 pounds allowed in all fifty states in years. California has virtually banned diesels under 5,800 pounds with their strict regulations concerning diesel. Now that the United States [...]

Beth Lowery, GM’s Vice President, Energy

Beth Lowery, General Motor's Vice President for Energy and Environmental Policy answers questions at the 2008 Detroit auto show. I asked the Manufacturers I intervewed the same questions: Which of the following alternative platforms are you putting the most resources behind? hybrids ethanol/flex fuel vehicles diesel plug-in electric vehicles fuel cell (If you are investing in more [...]

Bob Carter, Group VP & General Manager, Toyota

2008 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) Bob Carter, Group Vice President & General Manager, Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), USA talked to me at the 2008 North American international auto show. I asked the manufacturers I interviewed the same questions: 1. Which of the following alternative platforms are you putting the most resources behind? hybrids ethanol/flex-fuel vehicles diesel plug-in [...]

John McCain tours the 2008 Detroit auto show

No one stayed on the floor as long as McCain, no one answered more questions than McCain. Watch McCain's enthusiasm as he talks to Bob Nardelli, CEO, Chrysler, about hybrid pickups with displacement on demand (DOD) with towing.

Joe Lieberman at the Detroit auto show

Joe Lieberman was the first guy to arrive on the floor of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) Detroit auto show, but we knew that the others were on the way. Lieberman answered questions and took interviews. He talked to Susan M. Cischke (pron. SIS-key), senior vice president, Sustainability, Environment and Safety Engineering, about [...]

Mike Huckabee at the Detroit auto show

Watch as Huckabee hawks cars at the 2008 North American International Auto Show. Whether you like Huckabee or not, he's got a great sense of humor. Three of the GOP Presidential candidates toured the Detroit auto show, some answering questions.  Chrysler's Jim Press and Frank Klegon showed former Governor Mike Huckabee and his wife, Janet [...]

Romney talks to Mark Fields at the 2008 Detroit auto show

Mark Fields, Executive Vice President, Ford Motor Company, and President, The Americas, shows Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, wife Ann, son Tagg and his wife Jen, the new 2009 Ford F150 at the 2008 Detroit auto show.  Watch as Romney reminds Fields that there are microphones above him, and to be careful what he says. Susan M. [...]