Mercedes-Benz museum guided tour of 19th century vehicles on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T08:01:22+00:00 September 18th, 2011|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Mercedes-Benz, Video, youtube.com|

Stuttgart, Germany - Our guy at the Mercedes-Benz museum, Wolfgang Helmin, took us through a chronological tour of Mercedes history, starting in 1886. As  Helmin gave us a tour of the automobiles we were able to see the conflicts and revelations of each era through pictures on the side of the wall. This is only [...]

China, GM, Kia and the Frankfurt auto show on the John Batchelor radio show

By | 2016-09-25T20:29:50+00:00 September 18th, 2011|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China), Car shows, GM, Kia, Manufacturers, Podcasts, Politics, Radio, The John Batchelor show|Tags: , , , |

Every country that is doing business with China is having issues with China wanting their intellectual property. Kia is no different. Kia wants to take electric vehicles into China, but not with Korean batteries, with Chinese batteries. Access into China, for all companies, means greater market access, but at what price? The World Trade Organization [...]

Jonathan Browning, President and CEO, Volkswagen of America on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T08:01:23+00:00 September 18th, 2011|Categories: Alternative vehicles, Automobiles and Energy, Diesel, Video, Volkswagen, youtube.com|

Jonathan Browning, President and CEO, Volkswagen of America, Warren Brown, Washington Post journalist and Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, drivingthenation.com talk about Volkswagen of America. Volkswagen has had reliability issues in the past. How are they doing now? How are the warranty claims against current products? In July, 2011, Strategic Vision Inc. (SVI) presented results of their [...]

Warren Brown and Lou Ann Hammond chat on www.washingtonpost.com, September 9, 2011

By | 2016-09-25T14:18:55+00:00 September 18th, 2011|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Manufacturers, Washingtonpost.com|

Thanks for having me back again. Warren and I will be at the Frankfurt auto show next week. Are there cars you want us to look at? Warren and I drove the 2012 Volkswagen full line a couple weeks ago. The same day as the earthquake in fact!! We both love the Passat, and of course [...]