Monthly Archives: April 2014

Adrian van Hooydonk, chief designer for BMW about the new MINI

By |2017-03-22T08:00:21-07:00April 21st, 2014|Categories: 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Automobiles and Energy, Car designers, MINI, Video, youtube.com|

Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation talks to Adrian van Hooydonk, chief designer for BMW about the new MINI. The new MINI has competition from the small cars that are coming out. How does Hooydonk separate the new MINI from it's competitors and from other MINIs.

2014 New York auto show with John Batchelor radio show

By |2017-03-22T08:00:21-07:00April 18th, 2014|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Radio, The John Batchelor show, Video, youtube.com|

General Motors showed off their new 2015 Corvette Z06 convertible and Chevy Trax, a compact SUV that will be coming to America standard with backup camera. Barra was there and answered all the recall answers - ad nauseum. All the behind the scenes chatter is that Akerson still knew about the impending recall issue and [...]

BMW i3 carbon fiber aluminum body frame a new era in electromobility

By |2017-03-22T08:00:22-07:00April 17th, 2014|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, BMW, electric vehicles (EV), Video, youtube.com, Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV)|

Driving the Nation shows the BMW i3 carbon fiber aluminum body frame at the BMW headquarters in New Jersey. BMW says The born electric BMW i3 represents a new era of electromobility. Why? because the BMW i3 frame is made of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP). It is the first mass-produced CFRP passenger frame in [...]

Driving the Nation talks to Bob Lutz about Via, Electric pickup trucks

By |2017-03-22T08:00:22-07:00April 15th, 2014|Categories: 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Automobiles and Energy, Electric - Range Extender Vehicle (E-REV), electric vehicles (EV), Video, youtube.com|

Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation talked to Bob Lutz, chairman of the board at Via Motors, at the 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, MI. Lutz talks about VIA Motors extended-range electric vehicles (EREVs) that are modified trucks (mainly General Motors trucks), vans and SUVs. Lutz is the former vice [...]

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