Monthly Archives: February 2012

Joey Hand racing around Laguna Seca in a 2012 BMW 335i automatic

By |2017-03-22T08:01:14-07:00February 17th, 2012|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, BMW, Driving tips, Racing, Video, youtube.com|Tags: , , , , |

It has always been said that good drivers make their passengers comfortable when they are driving. Whoever says that is not talking about race car drivers. Joey Hand is an excellent driver, no matter how big my eyes get in this video, but showing me the track was the name of the game. [...]

Jim Federico, General Motors, on future cars on Driving the Nation

By |2017-03-22T08:01:14-07:00February 16th, 2012|Categories: 2012 Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS), Alternative Fuels, Alternative vehicles, Automobiles and Energy, batteries, Chevy, Diesel, Electric - Range Extender Vehicle (E-REV), electricity, Video, youtube.com|

Jim Federico is the Executive Director, Group Vehicle Line Executive/Vehicle Chief Engineer for Global Compact, Small, Mini and Electric Vehicles. Federico talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, drivingthenation.com at the 2012 Detroit auto show. Is General Motors looking into using the battery in the Volt to help power the electric grid? What are the products Chevy will [...]

Secretary Chu: Battery manufacturing in America on Driving the Nation

By |2017-03-22T08:01:14-07:00February 14th, 2012|Categories: 2012 Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS), Alternative Fuels, Automobiles and Energy, batteries, Politics, Technology, Video, youtube.com|

Detroit, MI - In 2008 I interviewed Don Hillebrand from Argonne Laboratory. Hillebrand confirmed that Argonne is allowed to license chemistry produced by a federally funded American National Laboratory to foreign countries. That country is allowed to manufacture batteries in countries other than the United States and then sell the batteries back to American countries. [...]

Warren Brown and Lou Ann Hammond chat on www.washingtonpost.com, February 10, 2012

By |2017-03-22T08:01:14-07:00February 14th, 2012|Categories: Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE), Driving tips, Environmental Protection Administration (EPA), Manufacturers, Politics, Warren Brown, Washingtonpost.com|

CHEVY CRUZE WAGON? Hi Warren, as always, appreciate your good work! Just saw something that piqued my curiosity, a photo of the Euro-spec Chevy Cruze Wagon. Any insight into whether we wagonphiles on this side of the pond will also have a chance to enjoy one? Pinch me if it happens and they deliver it [...]

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