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Donald Trump, CAFE, EPA waivers & SB32

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:21+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Categories: #climatechange, Automobiles and Energy, Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), California Air Resources Board (CARB), Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE), electric vehicles (EV), Environmental Protection Administration (EPA), Plugin-electric vehicles, Politics, Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV)|Tags: , , , , , , , |

California has saved almost 50,000,000 gallons of gasoline a year by using less than 175,000 alternative technology vehicles. If California hadn't instituted rules that required companies to use better fuel economy technology, we wouldn't have these cars on the market. These are two very important points to remember as you read this article. President Donald [...]

Hyundai Ioniq part of a long-term plan

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:22+00:00 February 21st, 2017|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), electric vehicles (EV), Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV), Hyundai, Plugin-electric vehicles, Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV)|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Hyundai Ioniq could be one of the first vehicles in three different powertrains based on the same front-wheel-drive architecture. If you've been in the Hyundai Elantra, then you know about the size of the Ioniq sedan. I have long said that if I could have a four-sedan without the plastic feel, I [...]

Jumpstart Maui changing one habit

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:23+00:00 January 6th, 2017|Categories: #climatechange, Automobiles and Energy, Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), Consumer Electronics Show (CES), electricity, Emissions, Environment, Nissan|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Arakawa is the Mayor of the County of Maui, State of Hawaii. He is Mayor of Maui, Molokai, Lanai, and Kaho'olawe. He has my vote for President. Arakawa understands that getting off the dependence of foreign oil is a National Security and economic boom. The County of Maui spends $4-6 Billion a year on petroleum. [...]

A sneak peak into Volvo’s future cars from Sweden

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:34+00:00 May 24th, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), Volvo|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Gothenburg, Sweden - Volvo’s new global small car range will include a pure battery electric vehicle with a 350km driving range as well as a 1.5 liter 3-cylinder Twin Engine plug-in hybrid powertrain variant with a 7-speed automatic transmission. Volvo will bring these powertrains out on a new platform called Compact Modular Architecture [...]

Driving the 2014 Tesla S with a Tesla specialist on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:17+00:00 July 18th, 2014|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), drivingthenation.com, Featured, lou ann hammond, Newsletter, Tesla Motors, Video, youtube.com, Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV)|

Tesla Motors has just announced they will be producing another vehicle, the Tesla 3 (or III) after the Tesla X. Superchargers are being opened up all over the continent, but we're still getting to know the Tesla S. S for seductive. Gary Calderon, Tesla product specialist took Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation for [...]

Kia’s Orth Hedrick on the Kia Soul EV on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:20+00:00 May 20th, 2014|Categories: 2014 Chicago Auto Show (CAS), Automobiles and Energy, Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), drivingthenation.com, Featured, Kia, lou ann hammond, Newsletter, Video, youtube.com, Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV)|

Orth Hedrick, vice president of product planning, Kia Motors America, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about the Kia Soul EV that is scheduled to go on sale in the third quarter of 2014. The Kia Soul EV will be Kia's first all-electric, zero-emissions vehicle (ZEV) which will go on sale in [...]

Bosch’s plugless power for Electric vehicles (EV)

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:26+00:00 March 19th, 2014|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Alternative vehicles, Automobiles and Energy, batteries, Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), Electric - Range Extender Vehicle (E-REV), electricity, Featured, Newsletter, Technology, Video, youtube.com|

Tanvir Arfi President & CEO Automotive Service Solutions Robert Bosch talks about the new plug less power Bosch is offering. Bosch has electric charging unit's that you can plug into, but how cool is it that you can drive over a plate and the car will charge without plugging into anything? Arfi talks about the [...]

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Qualcomm’s CEO, Paul Jacobs, and the Formula-e at 2014 CES on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:31+00:00 January 17th, 2014|Categories: 2014 Consumer Electronic Show (CES), Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), drivingthenation.com, electric vehicles (EV), electricity, lou ann hammond, Racing, Video, Warren Brown, youtube.com, Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV)|

Dr. Paul E. Jacobs is chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of Qualcomm Incorporated. Jacobs talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, NV. Qualcomm and the Fédération Internationale de lAutomobile (FIA), showed off their new Formula E (yes, as [...]

Tesla Q3: Elon Musk; exploring options on battery plant with partners

By | 2016-09-25T20:32:13+00:00 November 5th, 2013|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China), Europe, Featured, Luxury vehicles, Newsletter, Tesla Motors, Travel & Leisure, Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV)|Tags: , , , , , |

Highlights from the Tesla Motors, Inc. “ Third Quarter 2013 Shareholder Letter * Record 5,500 Model S deliveries * Gross margin increased to 21% (non-GAAP) excluding ZEV credit's * Net income (non-GAAP-Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) of $16 million * Major WW expansion of service centers, stores and Superchargers * Cash balance nonetheless increased by $49 [...]

Tesla; oops, I did it again! Another over-exaggeration

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:40+00:00 August 28th, 2013|Categories: Alternative vehicles, Automobiles and Energy, Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), electric vehicles (EV), Featured, Luxury vehicles, Manufacturers, Newsletter, Podcasts, Radio, Technology, Tesla Motors, The John Batchelor show, Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV)|Tags: , , , , , |

John Batchelor, host of the John Batchelor radio show, talks to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com about Tesla's non-existent, over-exaggerated 5.4 star rating and selling in China. According to Reuters, Zhan Baosheng, the businessman in the southern China province of Guangdong, owns the "Tesla" trademark in China, according to his agent who processed the papers [...]