Monthly Archives: May 2013

Warren Brown and Lou Ann Hammond chat about cars on www.washingtonpost.com May 17, 2013

By |2016-09-25T14:34:36-07:00May 18th, 2013|Categories: Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, car buying tips, Driving tips, Kia, Manufacturers, Warren Brown, Washingtonpost.com|

Lou Ann Hammond : Today we have Orth Hedrick, Director, Product Planning, as a guest to answer questions about Kia's product lineup. I am in Del Mar, CA (North of San Diego) driving a Kia Cadenza. You will like this. Yesterday Kia had a contest to see who could take the best picture. They had [...]

BYD’s Vice President, Micheal Austin

By |2017-03-22T08:00:47-07:00May 15th, 2013|Categories: Alternative vehicles, Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China), BYD, Car shows, Manufacturers, Plugin-electric vehicles, Video, youtube.com|Tags: , , , , , |

Shanghai, China - Micheal Austin, BYD's Vice President, BYD of America, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com about BYD products in America, and the Qin (pronounced Ching) that will come to the United States in a couple years. The Qin is named in honor of the Qin (or Ching) dynasty. Austin explains a brief [...]

Warren Brown and Lou Ann Hammond chat about cars on www.washingtonpost.com May 10, 2013

By |2016-09-25T14:34:37-07:00May 12th, 2013|Categories: Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, car buying tips, Manufacturers, Warren Brown, Washingtonpost.com|

Warren Brown : Greetings! I just took delivery of the new Ford Fusion Energi, which, if imitation is the best form of flattery, is proof that GM has been successful with the Chevrolet Volt. The Fusion Energi, like the Volt, is a plug-in electric hybrid...runs 40 miles or so on batteries only and then quietly [...]

Continental AG, and safety, in China

By |2017-03-22T08:00:47-07:00May 12th, 2013|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China), Car shows, Continental AG, Safety, Suppliers, Technology, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Dr. Ralph Cramer, President, Continental AG's Chassis and Safety Department, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, at the 2013 Shanghai auto show. Around 1997, Continental AG sold the first anti-lock brake system (ABS) in China. Sixteen years later they have 18 locations (some with research and development arms) and eight [...]

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