Monthly Archives: June 2012

Warren Brown and Lou Ann Hammond chat about cars on June 15, 2012

By |2016-09-25T14:26:06-07:00June 24th, 2012|Categories: Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, Driving tips, Manufacturers, Warren Brown,|

LOU ANN HAMMOND :   One chatter asked if mazda had announced when skyactiv will be in the mazda5?   Mazda said it had not been announced yet, but that "It'll be whenever the full model-change occurs."   Hi, curious to know if Hyundai/Kia are planning on delivering a new minivan to our shores anytime [...]

Energy cost per vehicle type and Natural Gas on the John Batchelor radio show

By |2016-09-25T14:26:06-07:00June 24th, 2012|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Automobiles and Energy, Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), Chevy, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Electric - Range Extender Vehicle (E-REV), electric vehicles (EV), electricity, Honda, Manufacturers, Natural gas, Plugin-electric vehicles, Podcasts, Radio, The John Batchelor show, Toyota, Video|

Lou Ann Hammond, CEO,, talked to John Batchelor, host of the John Batchelor radio show about energy costs per vehicle. Definitions: EV “ Electric Vehicle, this vehicle will only run on electricity. The Nissan Leaf, Ford Focus, Tesla Roadster, CODA, Mit'subishi i-MiEV and are all cars with just electricity. PHEV “ Plug-in Hybrid Electric [...]

Aerodynamics and the art of design of the Mazda CX-5 on Driving the Nation

By |2017-03-22T08:01:09-07:00June 21st, 2012|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Car designers, Fuel economy, Mazda, Video,|

Derek Jenkins, Mazda's Design Director, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, about Aerodynamics and how much the designer works with the engineers on designing for more fuel economy. At what point in the design game does the designer talk to the engineers, and has that changed over the year?

GM closing Bochum plant in Europe is only the beginning on Driving the Nation

By |2017-03-22T08:01:09-07:00June 17th, 2012|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Chevy, GM, Politics, Video,|

Karl-Friedrich Stracke, General Motors Vice President and  President of GM Europe, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO,, at the Geneva Auto Show in March, 2012. Stracke said more than once that in two-three months we would see the beginning of decisions, made by all stakeholders, to bring GM-Europe to solvency and sustainability. Susan Docherty, President, Chevrolet [...]

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