Monthly Archives: May 2012

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

By |2016-09-25T14:25:39-07:00May 13th, 2012|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Alternative vehicles, Automobiles and Energy, batteries, Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), California Air Resources Board (CARB), Chevy, Electric - Range Extender Vehicle (E-REV), electric vehicles (EV), electricity, Manufacturers, Nissan, Plugin-electric vehicles, Podcasts, Radio, The John Batchelor show, Toyota, Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV)|

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 [...]

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

By |2017-03-22T08:01:10-07:00May 12th, 2012|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, Diesel, electric vehicles (EV), electricity, Manufacturers, MINI, Video|

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. Drivingthenation.com talks toLudwig Willisch, CEO, BMW North America, and Jim McDowell, Vice [...]

Warren Brown and Lou Ann Hammond chat about cars on www.washingtonpost.com May 4, 2012

By |2016-09-25T14:25:39-07:00May 6th, 2012|Categories: Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, Driving tips, Emissions, Environment, Fuel economy, Gas Tax, International Energy Agency (IEA), International Transportation Forum (ITF), Manufacturers, Warren Brown, Washingtonpost.com|

LOU ANN HAMMOND : I am in Leipzig, Germany attending an International Transportation Forum (ITF). It is put on by the OECD, a group of 54 countries, all coming together to try to find answers to our transportation issues. One forum I attended was about global fuel economy. I interviewed Lew Fulton from the International [...]

Oliver Ganser, BMW’s Product Strategy Manager on the 2013 BMW 3-Series

By |2017-03-22T08:01:10-07:00May 6th, 2012|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, BMW, Manufacturers, Video, youtube.com|

Oliver Ganser, Product Strategy & Market Research Manager, BMW of North America showed off the all new 3-Series to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com in beautiful Monterey Aquarium. BMW has sold over 12.5 million 3-Series! We are now in Monterey Bay to drive the sixth generation of the 3-Series. According to BMW's press release: The [...]

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