Warren Brown and Lou Ann Hammond chat about cars on www.washingtonpost.com June 29, 2012

We always have left over questions from the previous chat, and I try to find out as much as I can. We left off on the last chat with someone asking about failures in High Pressure Fuel Pump (HPFP) in Diesel Vehicles. There does appear to be a NHTSA investigation open about this subject. We [...]

2013 Ford Escape

Scott Makowski, Ford Motor Global I4 product manager, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, about the engines in the 2013 Ford Escape. From Ford's press release: Spirited performance with outstanding fuel economy Escape offers Fords broadest nameplate range of EcoBoost® engine choices yet. Strong fuel economy comes from either the available 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine [...]

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Buick color and trim designer, Ven Lai on Driving the Nation

A color called Choccachino Ven Lai, Buick Color and trim designer, sat down with Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, to talk about Buick's new colors and trims. I first met Lai at a Verano event. She explained to me that what I saw as a tan was a color called Choccachino, a deep tan that [...]

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Ludwig Willisch on the BMW plant in Leipzig, Germany on Driving the Nation

Ludwig Willisch,President and CEO BMW North America, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, about the BMW manufacturing plant in Leipzig, Germany. Over 1,000,000 BMWs have been produced at the BMW plant in Leipzig, Germany. On March 1, 2012, the production of the new BMW 1 Series (5 door) began at the BMW Leipzig Plant. [...]

2012 Ford Focus Electric Vehicle (EV) on Driving the Nation

Chad D'Arcy, Focus Electric Marketing Manager, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, about the new 2012 Ford Focus Electric Vehicle (EV). The Focus EV will come out in New York, New Jersey and California first. Californians will be able to save $10,000 and cruise in the HOV lanes in the Ford Focus EV. The [...]