Monthly Archives: April 2013

Toyota and Subaru talk about car sales in China

By |2016-09-25T20:29:50-07:00April 10th, 2013|Categories: 2013 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS), Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, Car shows, Manufacturers, Politics, Subaru, Toyota, Video|Tags: , , , |

At the January, 2013 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, talked to Bob Carter, senior vice president of automotive operations for Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A. Inc. At the April, 2013 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) Hammond talked to Tomohiko Ikeda, Executive Vice President, Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd, Senior [...]

Scott Keogh,unveiling the Audi A3 on the eve of the NYAS

By |2017-03-22T08:00:49-07:00April 9th, 2013|Categories: 2013 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS), Audi, Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, Car shows, Manufacturers, Plugin-electric vehicles, Technology, Video|

Scott Keough, President, Audi of America, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, on the eve of the 2013 New York auto show. Audi did not unveil the A3 at the auto show, opting instead to show it to a small group of journalists until the official unveil at the 2013 Shanghai auto show. The [...]

Fisker Automotive doesn’t have to go bankrupt: there are options, there are assets

By |2017-03-22T08:00:49-07:00April 9th, 2013|Categories: Alternative vehicles, Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), DOE (Department of Energy), Electric - Range Extender Vehicle (E-REV), electric vehicles (EV), Fisker automotive, Manufacturers, Politics, Radio, Technology, The John Batchelor show|Tags: , , , , , |

Car companies make mistakes all the time: some on the hardware, some on the software and some on the design. The difference between an established company making a mistake and a start-up company making a mistake is the ability to bounce back financially. The issue of bankruptcy is not because the Fisker Karma is an [...]

Warren Brown and Lou Ann Hammond chat about cars on www.washingtonpost.com March 29, 2013

By |2016-09-25T19:52:09-07:00April 4th, 2013|Categories: 2013 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS), Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, Car shows, Driving tips, Manufacturers, Technology|

Good morning Warren and friends The city that never sleeps was in rare form this week. On Tuesday there were parties from morning to past midnight!, and that was BEFORE the auto show. Game changers at the New York auto show: BMW will introduce an i8, 3-cylinder, carbon-fiber, plug-in hybrid that gets around 350hp and [...]

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