Monthly Archives: June 2011

Alasdair Stewart, member of Bentley’s board for sales and marketing on Driving the Nation

By |2017-03-22T08:01:30-08:00June 14th, 2011|Categories: 2011 New York auto show, Alternative Fuels, Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, Bentley, BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China), Environmental Protection Administration (EPA), Video,|Tags: , , , , , |

Alasdair Stewart is a member of the Board for sales and marketing of Bentley Motors Ltd. We met up with Stewart at the 2011 New York auto show. Stewart just got into New York from China. How is Bentley doing in China? There are more than fifty cities in China with more than 20,000,000 people [...]

Michelin’s active wheel at the 2011 Challenge Bibendum on Driving the Nation

By |2017-03-22T08:01:30-08:00June 6th, 2011|Categories: 2011 Michelin Challenge Bibendum, Alternative vehicles, Automobiles and Energy, Tires, Video,|

Pierre Varenne is the Managing director of innovation for research and development for Michelin in Switzerland. At the 2011 Michelin Challenge Bibendum Varenne is showing off the active wheel, a new wheel for an electric car. The evolution of the electric car can be seen in the design of the wheel. In Michelin's active wheel [...]

Porsche plant tour in Leipzig, Germany: Cajun to be built in Leipzig on Driving the Nation

By |2017-03-22T08:01:30-08:00June 5th, 2011|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Diesel, Health & Fitness, Hybrids, International Transportation Forum (ITF), Porsche, Video,|

Dajana Scheibe is our sherpa for the Leipzig Porsche tour. We meet in the lobby of what looks like a spaceship that is waiting for it's citizens before it takes off. This Leipzig, Germany plant is where all the parts of a Porsche Cayenne and Panamera come together to become a car. Almost 1,000 people [...]

Warren Brown and Lou Ann Hammond chat on, June 3, 2011

By |2016-09-25T20:33:11-08:00June 3rd, 2011|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, Gasoline (petrol), Natural gas, Travel & Leisure,|Tags: , , , , , |

I joined Warren Brown, Washington Post journalist since 1982, on his chat line Friday, June 3, 2011. This is how it started: Hey Warren Thanks for having me on again this week. My question is, as a consumer, are you willing to use natural gas as a fuel for your vehicle? Two weeks ago I [...]

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