Warren Brown and Lou Ann Hammond chat on www.washingtonpost.com, August 26, 2011

By | 2017-03-22T08:01:23+00:00 August 26th, 2011|Categories: Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, Food and Wine, Manufacturers, Technology, Travel & Leisure, Washingtonpost.com|

Another couple weeks of crazy travel for me. But I got to spend a couple days with my big buddy Warren. Finally! But first I headed off to Korea with Kia Motor Company In July, 2011 the Hyundai group was only 7,000 unit's away from beating the Chrysler group in sales. The Chrysler group consists [...]

Martin Luther King memorial; Freedom of mobility, freedom to dream on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T08:01:23+00:00 August 23rd, 2011|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Charities, Manufacturers, Video, Volkswagen, Washingtonpost.com, youtube.com|

Warren Brown, Washington Post, Jonathan Browning, President and CEO, Volkswagen of America, and Harry E. Johnson, Sr., President and CEO of the Martin Luther King Memorial Foundation. The Martin Luther King Memorial will open August 28, 2011. Most of the car companies have donated to the memorial, the latest being Volkswagen of America. Jonathan Browning, [...]

Kia means “rising out of Asia” on the John Batchelor radio show

By | 2017-03-22T08:01:23+00:00 August 23rd, 2011|Categories: Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, electric vehicles (EV), electricity, Kia, Manufacturers, Podcasts, Radio, Technology, The John Batchelor show|

Seoul, Korea - Kia means "rising out of Asia" on the John Batchelor radio show. John Batchelor talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com about Kia, history, present and future. Kia started as a manufacturer of bicycle parts in 1944 under the name Kyungsung Precision Industry. In 1961 Kia started producing motorcyles and in 1973 [...]

2012 Hyundai Accent with Michael O’Brien on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T08:01:24+00:00 August 22nd, 2011|Categories: #youtube, Automobiles and Energy, Hyundai, Manufacturers, Video|

Michael J. OBrien, vice president of corporate and product planning talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com about the 2012 Hyundai Accent. O'brien talked about the 4 by 40 and the Hyundai assurance program. There are now four vehicles in the Hyundai line-up that get 40 miles per gallon. The newest of the group is [...]