Monthly Archives: July 2012

Conspiracy theories on the John Batchelor radio show

By |2017-03-22T08:01:08-07:00July 31st, 2012|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Chrysler, Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE), Fuel economy, Manufacturers, Nissan, Podcasts, Radio, The John Batchelor show, Volkswagen|

GE watt station versus the Nissan Leaf The New York Times auto blog called General Electric about a story in the blog-o-sphere stating that a Nissan dealer in the Bay Area sent an email out to it's customer telling them not to purchase a GE WattStation. GE called Nissan Corporate to tell them to have [...]

2012 Ferrari 458 racing at Infineon with Marco Mattiacci on Driving the Nation

By |2017-03-22T08:01:08-07:00July 28th, 2012|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Ferrari, Racing, Video,| was at Infineon raceway for the Ferrari 458 customer appreciation day. Mattiacci talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, about the race day and the Ferrari customers. Marco Mattiacci, president and CEO of Ferrari North America was named 2012 Automotive Executive of the Year Award, partly because he understands his customer base and his loyal [...]

Ten things to know before you tow

By |2016-09-25T19:43:38-07:00July 25th, 2012|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Aviation and Aerospace, Car accessories, Dodge, Driving tips|

We have an eclectic group of friends with many different interests: some of them including towing and hauling animals and cars. Ed owns the Aerocar, the 1958 Moult Taylor designed flying car. Ed has two sons, one lives in Florida, the other in Auburn, CA. Both sons are avid airplane pilots and are in the [...]

Tim Kuniskis, head of Fiat North America, on Fiat sales on Driving the Nation

By |2017-03-22T08:01:08-07:00July 22nd, 2012|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Fiat, Video,|

Tim Kuniskis, head of FIAT Brand North America at Chrysler Group talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO,, about Fiat's production, sales and whether they could import Fiats from Europe. Fiat now has 3 variations of the 500 for sale; the Fiat 500, Fiat 500 C and the Fiat Abarth. Fiat would not provide Fiat [...]

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