Monthly Archives: November 2012

Ed Welburn on the Chevy Onix, spark, sonic and Buick Encore design on Driving the Nation

By |2018-06-30T16:06:16-08:00November 28th, 2012|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China), Buick, Car designers, Chevy, Video,|Tags: , |

Sao Paulo, Brazil - Ed Welburn is General Motors' Vice President of Global Design. Welburn talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, about the Chevy Onix platform. The Onix might be on the same platform as the Chevy Spark and the Buick Encore, but the car is produced and sold in Brazil. Welburn emphasizes the [...]

Warren Brown and Lou Ann Hammond chat about cars on November 16, 2012

By |2016-09-25T14:29:20-08:00November 25th, 2012|Categories: Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, Driving tips, Warren Brown,|

Good Morning Warren and friends, As the weather changes, it's harder to go out to your car in the morning and sit in a cold seat and wait for the car to heat up. How many of you have remote start-up? I had the Ford Focus Electric vehicle and it can use remote start-up while [...]

Bosch’s DC-DC start-stop converter on Driving the Nation

By |2018-07-06T16:47:45-08:00November 22nd, 2012|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Bosch, Fuel economy, Technology, Video,|Tags: |

Oliver Korasiak is an Engineering Manager at Robert Bosch. Korasiak talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO,, about Bosch's start-stop dc-dc converter. Autonomous engine stop-start systems have been in Europe for quite some time. With the high price of fuel in Europe, consumers can be 5-10 percent more fuel-efficient if they have start-stop on their [...]

Ranier Michel on the Volkswagen Jetta hybrid

By |2016-09-25T19:52:43-08:00November 19th, 2012|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), electric vehicles (EV), Manufacturers, Plugin-electric vehicles, Technology, Video, Volkswagen|

Volkswagen's Vice President of Product Marketing & Strategy, Ranier Michel, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO,, about the Volkswagen Jetta hybrid and all things electric. Michel says the hybrid will attract customers that aren't as interested in a diesel vehicle, but still wants a fuel efficient Jetta. The Volkswagen Jetta hybrid is the first [...]

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