Monthly Archives: April 2013

2013 Ford Fusion plug-in hybrid with Sam Hoyt

By |2016-09-25T14:34:02-07:00April 16th, 2013|Categories: 2013 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS), Alternative vehicles, Automobiles and Energy, Car shows, Emissions, Environment, Ford, Manufacturers, Plugin-electric vehicles, Video|

Sam Hoyt, Ford Fusion Marketing Manager, Ford Motor Company, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, about the 2013 Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid. The Fusion PHEV is the third, behind the C-MAX Energi and Focus Electric, in the line-up of Ford's electrifying vehicles. When was the last time you paid $1.00 to go 20 [...]

Tim Kuniskis on the 2013 Fiat 500E on Driving the Nation

By |2017-03-22T08:00:48-07:00April 14th, 2013|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), California Air Resources Board (CARB), electric vehicles (EV), electricity, Environmental Protection Administration (EPA), Fiat, Plugin-electric vehicles, Video,, Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV)|

Timothy Kuniskis, recently named President and CEO of the Dodge Brand, is the former head of the FIAT Brand for North America. Before he left Fiat, Kuniskis talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, about the 2013 Fiat 500E. Fiat gives you two options, buy or lease. The Fiat 500E goes on sale this summer, [...]

Chinese car sales on the John Batchelor radio show

By |2017-03-22T08:00:48-07:00April 11th, 2013|Categories: Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China), Ford, Manufacturers, Podcasts, Politics, Radio, Subaru, The John Batchelor show, Toyota, Volkswagen|Tags: , , , , , |

Lou Ann Hammond, CEO,, talked to John Batchelor, host of the John Batchelor radio show and Gordon Chang, Forbes, about Chinese car sales, Japan in China and which car companies are thriving. In September, 2012, Hammond wrote in, "Chinese Automotive Monthly acknowledges that, “The Diaoyu island dispute between China and Japan, caused by [...]

Warren Brown and Lou Ann Hammond chat about cars on April 5, 2013

By |2017-03-22T08:00:48-07:00April 10th, 2013|Categories: Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, car buying tips, Driving tips, Manufacturers, Warren Brown,|

Good morning Warren and friends Sometimes we drive so many cars we forget the simple ones, like the Kia Rio I drove last week. Great little car. It, and the Chevy Spark and MINI Paceman, have been great fun and good value for the money. I panned the Ford Explorer Sport one time, but I [...]

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