Monthly Archives: April 2013

2013 New York auto show on the John Batchelor radio show

By |2016-09-25T14:34:04-07:00April 4th, 2013|Categories: 2013 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS), Alternative vehicles, Audi, Automobiles and Energy, BMW, California Air Resources Board (CARB), Car shows, Emissions, Hybrids, Luxury vehicles, Manufacturers, Plugin-electric vehicles, Video|

Host, John Batchelor and Co-host Mary Kissel, Wall Street Journal editorial board, talk to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, about the 2013 New York International auto show (NYIAS). We talk about the BMW i8, first introduced as the BMW Concept Vision Efficient Dynamics, that will come out with as a 3-cylinder twin turbo plug-in hybrid [...]

Racing around Sebring with Tim Moser in a Porsche Panamera

By |2016-09-25T14:34:04-07:00April 4th, 2013|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Luxury vehicles, Manufacturers, Porsche, Racing, Video|

We thought we were in heaven when we picked our Porsche 911 up at the Orlando, FL Hertz rent-a-car, but when we got there we were invited to join Tim Moser, Sebring race car driver, for a lap around Sebring racetrack during the 12 hours of Sebring endurance race. The Porsche Panamera was the pace [...]

Volkswagen’s Rainer Michel on the VW Beetle GSR on Driving the Nation

By |2017-03-22T08:00:49-07:00April 3rd, 2013|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Racing, Video, Volkswagen,|

Rainer Michel, Volkswagen's Vice President, Marketing and Strategy, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, about the VW Beetle GSR. What does GSR mean? Michel tells me what it means in German, then explains it in English. How many Beetle GSRs will be produced? What is the difference between a Beetle and a Beetle GSR? [...]

The designers of the Cadillac ATS

By |2016-09-25T14:34:05-07:00April 3rd, 2013|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Cadillac, Car designers, North American Car Truck of the Year (NACTOY), Video|

Bob Boniface, Cadillac Exterior designer, and Eric Clough, Cadillac Interior designer, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, about designing the Cadillac ATS. What does it mean to Boniface and to win the North American Car of the Year for the Cadillac ATS? What one thing inside, and outside, according to the designers, made the [...]

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