Global Temperatures Rising on a Devastating Trajectory

It's getting hotter UXBRIDGE, Canada, May 25, 2012 (IPS) - Climate-heating carbon emissions set a record high in 2011, in a 3.2 percent increase over the previous year, the International Energy Agency reported this week. The main reason for this dangerous increase is that governments are failing to implement policies to prevent catastrophic increases in [...]

BMW 740i Li and 750i Li ActiveHybrid 7

The new BMW cars for 2013 Alana Bahri, BMW 6, and 7 Series Product Manager talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO,, about 2013 refreshed BMW 7-Series. From BMW: The newly updated 2013 BMW 740i/Li and 750i/Li include significant powertrain upgrades, including BMWs 8-speed Steptronic automatic transmission, xDrive, and BMWs intelligent all-wheel-drive system. Look for [...]

Reid Bigland, President & CEO, Dodge, on the 2013 Dodge Dart

Reid Bigland, President & CEO of Dodge talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO,, about the 2013 Dodge Dart. From Dodge's press release: “The all-new Dodge Dart is a groundbreaking car that will surprise and delight customers who want a no-compromise, fun-to-drive car that's a great value,” said Reid Bigland, President and Chief Executive Officer [...]

Tesla Space X BMW struts Toyota gets it’s crown

Tesla, BMW, and Toyota Lou Ann Hammond, the CEO,, talks to John Batchelor, host of the John Batchelor radio show about Tesla, BMW, and Toyota. Tesla gains from Space X, BMW struts it's stuff and Toyota gets its crown back Elon Musk took a minute to breathe a sigh of relief as Space X [...]

Warren Brown and Lou Ann Hammond chat about cars on May 18, 2012

GEORGE WILL ON PRIUS OWNERS Warren, George Will, in his column last Sunday, basically says that if someone drives a Prius, they are smug and pretentious. Do you agree with the underlying concept -- that we can judge an entire group of people based on what they drive? “ May 17, 2012 1:06 PM Permalink [...]

Phil Popham on 2012 Jaguar, Land Rover business on Driving the Nation

Phil Popham is Global Operations Director for the global Jaguar Land Rover business. Popham talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO,, about Land Rover and Jaguar markets. How important is the U.S. market to Land Rover/Jaguar? How many regions is Land Rover/Jaguar in? How will Land Rover/Jaguar meet Corporate Average Fuel Emissions requirements?

Mark Fields 2013 Lincoln MKZ and MKZ hybrid

Lincoln hybrids Mark Fields, Ford's President of the Americas, told Lou Ann Hammond, CEO,, that Lincoln would stick with hybrids for now, not venture into electric cars as Ford has done. The 2013 MKZ Hybrid has a 2.0-liter four-cylinder hybrid powertrain that creates 41 city/36 highway miles per gallon. Fields said the price for [...]

2013 Mazda CX-5 compression ratio

Engineering the Mazda CX-5 Dave Coleman is the Vehicle Development Engineer at Mazda's research & development. Coleman took time to talk to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, about the 2013 Mazda CX-5. Watch the video as we go around Laguna Seca's Mazda raceway, out on the Monterey streets and stop to view the sunset on [...]

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The Toyota RAV4-EV, and Tesla, on the John Batchelor radio show

The Toyota RAV4-EV, the only all-electric SUV Toyota stole the show at the 26th annual Electric Vehicle Symposium in Los Angeles, CA when they unveiled the only all-electric SUV, the Toyota RAV4-EV. This is more like a major refresh since Toyota sold RAV4-EVs from 1997-2003, the same time they were selling the Prius. Nine years [...]

Ludwig Willisch and Jim McDowell celebrating MINI’s 10th anniversary

The new John Cooper Works GP is being shown at the 2012 Mini United Festival at the Circuit Paul Ricard HTTT in Le Castellet, France this weekend. For those that can't make it we can give you some highlights of MINI's tenth year celebration. talks toLudwig Willisch, CEO, BMW North America, and Jim McDowell, Vice [...]

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