Toyota’s Don Esmond talks about CAFE and product on Driving the Nation

By | 2018-06-26T16:35:57+00:00 February 5th, 2012|Categories: 2012 Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS), Alternative Fuels, Alternative vehicles, Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE), North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Toyota, Video|Tags: , |

How is Toyota going to meet the proposed 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025, and keep the price affordable to the customer? This Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) is what Congress wants, but is it what the customer wants? Is part of the acceptance of the hybrid because of the Prius?

Brand new 2012 cars under $15,000

By | 2017-03-22T08:01:14+00:00 February 1st, 2012|Categories: Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, Chevy, Driving tips, Ford, Hyundai, Kia, Manufacturers, Mazda, Nissan, Suzuki, Toyota|

Are you part of the 99% that hasn't received a raise? When most people think of cars under $15,000 they think of emerging countries, and cars like the NANO. But you can buy some sweet little rides for under $15,000. And look at the miles per gallon, some get up to forty miles on the [...]

Warren Brown and Lou Ann Hammond chat on www.washingtonpost.com, January 27, 2012

By | 2016-09-25T14:22:47+00:00 February 1st, 2012|Categories: Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, Driving tips, Manufacturers, Warren Brown, Washingtonpost.com|

2012 BMW 3 SERIES I can hardly believe the statistics I'm reading about the forthcoming four-cylinder turbo BMW 328. Are they for real? 0-60 in 5.7 seconds, and STILL gets 36 mph on the highway? Why will anyone buy BMW's 6 cylinder 3-series that accelerates only .3 seconds faster, gets worse mileage, and costs @ [...]

Will BMW ask DOE for alternative energy Section 136 loan? on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T08:01:14+00:00 February 1st, 2012|Categories: 2012 Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS), Alternative Fuels, Alternative vehicles, Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, BMW, electric vehicles (EV), electricity, Plugin-electric vehicles, Video, youtube.com, Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV)|

Detroit, MI at the North American International Automobile Show (NAIAS) - Dr. Ian Robertson is a Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Sales and Marketing. BMW has been producing vehicles in the South Carolina since 1994. They sell the cars in the United States, but they also export about seventy percent of [...]