Byron McCormick resigns in protest of no hydrogen budget

By | 2017-03-22T08:05:43+00:00 June 8th, 2009|Categories: Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, DOE (Department of Energy), Environment, Environmental Protection Administration (EPA), Fuel cells, Hydrogen, Politics|

From: byron mccormick Subject: My Resignation Date: May 11, 2009 1:25:40 PM EDT To: The.Secretary@hg.doe.gov Dear Secretary Chu: Following your decision to zero funding for Hydrogen fuel cells for transportation, I have unfortunately spent the weekend answering emails from my colleagues at Automotive OEM's worldwide, scientific colleagues involved in the National Academy of Science study, [...]

2010 Lexus HS250h with Charles Hubbard

By | 2017-03-22T08:05:43+00:00 June 5th, 2009|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, batteries, Emissions, Environment, Green cars, Hybrids, Lexus, Video, youtube.com|

Charles Hubbard, Lexus dealer education, University of Toyota, talks to me while driving the 2010 Lexus HS 250h. This is Lexus first four-cylinder gas engine and latest hybrid system. Peak output equals 147 horsepower and in combination with the hybrid drive motor, the HS generates 187 total system horsepower. A second motor in the hybrid [...]

How can GM bring back consumer & dealership loyalty?

By | 2017-03-22T08:05:43+00:00 June 2nd, 2009|Categories: Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, Chrysler, GM, Podcasts, Radio, The John Batchelor show|Tags: , , , , , |

John Batchelor is the host of the John Batchelor radio show on WABC, WMAL, KFI & KSFO. Batchelor talked to Hammond about the General Motors bankruptcy. Our government has given billions of dollars to keep General Motors and Chrysler alive. The government now owns 60% of General Motors and the UAW also owns part of [...]

Lou Ann Hammond talks to Alex Witt on MSNBC about the General Motors bankruptcy

By | 2017-03-22T08:05:43+00:00 June 1st, 2009|Categories: Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, Chrysler, GM, Television, Video, youtube.com|

Alex Witt, MSNBC's weekend anchor, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, carlist.com, about General Motors bankruptcy. When a consumer buys a car they have the choice of financing from multiple places, most people know this. What they may not know is that when they are buying an extended warranty it could be through the manufacturer [...]