Conspiracy theories on the John Batchelor radio show

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

Drivingthenation.com was at Infineon raceway for the Ferrari 458 customer appreciation day. Mattiacci talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com 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 [...]

By |2017-03-22T08:01:08-07:00July 28th, 2012|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Ferrari, Racing, Video, youtube.com|0 Comments

Ten things to know before you tow

Top ten things to know before you tow 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 [...]

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

Tim Kuniskis, head of FIAT Brand North America at Chrysler Group talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, 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 [...]

By |2017-03-22T08:01:08-07:00July 22nd, 2012|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Fiat, Video, youtube.com|0 Comments

Beautiful cars in Europe you won’t see in the United States on Driving the Nation

Have you even heard of Valmet Automotive? Mia Rio? Drivingthenation.com took some video at the 2012 Geneva auto show of beautiful cars in Europe that you won't see in the United States, added a little Eurofusion and came up with a conglomeration, an amalgamation of vehicles that are poetry in motion. Some of the cars [...]

2012 Terrafugia Transition at the NYIAS on Driving the Nation

Dr. Carl Dietrich, CEO, Terrafugia Transition talked to Lou Ann Hammond at the New York auto show. Hammond has interviewed the owners of the Aerocar, a 1958 flying car, driving airplane. What is the difference between the aerocar and the Terrafugia Transition? How long does it take to convert from car to airplane and back [...]

Warren Brown and Lou Ann Hammond chat about cars on www.washingtonpost.com July 13, 2012

VOLT Warren, I had a question about gasoline getting stagnant in the volt engine if you run only on electricity. With gasoline 10% ethanol, it has caused a lot of problems in 2 strock engines that sit idle for a while. I always put fuel stabilizer in my gas and try and run the engines [...]

2013 North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY) nominees

2013 North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY) nominees It's that time of the year again, time to whittle down the long list of new cars and trucks to decide which one is crowned car and truck/utility of the year award for 2013. The list below is referred to as the long list. [...]

2012 Concept Vehicle of the Year Award Winners on Driving the Nation

Charlotte, NC, July 12 - The winners of the eleventh annual North American Concept Vehicle of the Year Awards were announced today. The awards recognize those vehicles most likely to shape the future of the automobile industry. The Production Preview Vehicle category: The Production Preview Vehicle category is for those vehicles based on a model [...]

How to bring electricity to the billion plus people that don’t have it

By Stephen Leahy RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 21 (TerraViva) - Over one billion people in the developing world could benefit from the Sustainable Energy for All initiative to bring electricity and clean-burning cookstoves to those without by 2030, U.N. officials said here June 21. Howe'ver, civil society is critical that the target communities [...]