TodayApril 16, 2022

BMW’s Ludwig Willisch on BMW’s i-series and sustainability on Driving the Nation

BMW of North America’s President and CEO Ludwig Willisch talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO,, about the BMW i concept cars.

When will we finally see a production vehicle come out of all these i concept cars?
Will it be a full EV, a plug-in, or an extended range, or all three.
What will the performance and mileage be compared to?

BMW is the first car company to industrialize carbon fiber and owns part of a carbon fiber manufacturing plant. How much carbon fiber will we see on these products?
Will the production of carbon fiber be cleaner than producing steel car bodies?

Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.