Steve Mason, GM Program manager, 2015 Chevy SS on Driving the Nation

Steve Mason, Program manager for the Chevy SS talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about Chevrolets first V-8-powered, rear-drive performance sedan since 1996. The 2015 Chevy SS is based on a race-proven, global platform that underpins the Camaro, and, in Australia, the high-performance Holden VF Commodore. The lightweight aluminum hood and deck [...]

Volkswagen’s Marc Trahan on future VW products

The future of Volkswagen Marc Trahan, Marc Trahan, executive vice president of quality for Volkswagen in the U.S, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about future products, the B-class SUV. Why does it take so long for Volkswagen to bring European vehicles to the U.S. market? Will that change? Why are there [...]

By |2020-02-02T16:07:59-08:00July 15th, 2014|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Video, Volkswagen,|0 Comments

Call for Moratorium on New Oilsands Until Climate

By Stephen Leahy A moratorium on any new oilsands expansion is imperative given Canada's failure to assess properly the total environmental and climate impacts Canadian and U.S. experts say in the prestigious science journal Nature. Even with a moratorium, it will be tough for Canada to meet it's international promise to reduce CO2 [...]

July 11, 2014 Real Wheels Washington post

Porsche Panamera S e-hybrid LOU ANN HAMMOND : Good morning Warren and Friends How was your 4th of July? I had my cousin/namesake, Lou Ann, and her two children, 10-year old Abby and "I'm 8 years old" Frankie visit me from Canada. Children are a handful and the questions are non-stop but I was pretty [...]

GMC and Chevy, 4 new models, 2 new engines on Driving the Nation

Jeff Luke, Executive Chief Engineer for General Motors, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about the new full size trucks coming out for 2015. The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado was named North American Truck of the Year so there are high expectations for the 2015 model. Luke talks about the 12th generation of [...]

Volkswagen partners with Bosch and Chargepoint for charging solutions on Driving the Nation

Kevin Mull, Vice President of Business Development at Bosch Automotive Service Solutions, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about the service Bosch will be providing VW e-golf users and why it was necessary to have one provider for charging needs. VW's press release: Volkswagen of America, Inc. today announced providers of charging [...]

Increased MINI space on Driving the Nation

the old MINI versus the new MINI Sasha Cordus, MINI's product marketing communications, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, about the difference in cargo space between the old MINI and the new MINI. Cordus started talking numbers, MINI has increased the cargo room 50 liters, up to 211 liters, (or 8.7 feet [...]

By |2020-02-02T16:17:02-08:00July 7th, 2014|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, MINI, Video,|0 Comments