electric vehicles (EV)

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 [...]

Jaguar I-Pace chief car designer Ian Callum

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:24+00:00 November 14th, 2016|Categories: #LAAutoShow #LAAS, Automobiles and Energy, Car designers, Concept cars, electric vehicles (EV), Jaguar|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Los Angeles, 14 November 2016 - Ian Callum, Director of Design, said: “The I-PACE Concept represents the next generation of electric vehicle design. It’s a dramatic, future-facing cab-forward design with a beautiful interior – the product of authentic Jaguar DNA, electric technology and contemporary craftsmanship. Better than any 3D I-MAX movie I have [...]

Tesla Model3, EV, PHEV, washingtonpost carchat

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:36+00:00 April 1st, 2016|Categories: #carchat, #climatechange, electric vehicles (EV), Tesla Motors, Warren Brown, Washingtonpost.com|Tags: , , , |

Good Morning Warren and Friends, Did anyone stay up to watch the live unveil of the Tesla Model 3? I doubt it. We - Driving the Nation - periscoped it. You can still see it live on my twitter feed or on my youtube channel. Bonus! Both Stretch and I were talking about it live. [...]

Bosch electrification and power train mobility

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:41+00:00 February 3rd, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Bosch, electric vehicles (EV), Suppliers, Warren Brown|Tags: , , , , , , |

Bosch electrification and power train mobility at the Detroit auto show. Heiko Weller, Vice President of Engineering for Bosch, talked to Warren Brown, Washington Post, and Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, about evolving mobility and two power trains in a car. Is there a paradigm shift in the way the powertrain [...]

Bosch drives electrification and autonomous electromobility

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:49+00:00 November 3rd, 2015|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Autonomous vehicles, Bosch, electric vehicles (EV), Electromobility, Suppliers, Technology|Tags: , , , , , |

Maria-Belen Aranda Colas, Bosch's senior manager of advanced engineering-future driver assistance, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about electromobility. The future of mobility is electric and autonomous driving. Electromobility is an infrastructure of sensors, lidars, batteries, and radars. Combined with the most technologically advanced vehicles electromobility is projected to be [...]

Free charging of the VW e-Golf through Chargepoint on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:06+00:00 December 3rd, 2014|Categories: #drivingthenation, #louannhammond, #youtube, Automobiles and Energy, electric vehicles (EV), Featured, Newsletter, Video, Volkswagen|

Tavis Szeto, Senior Director of Chargepoint, the world's largest Electric Vehicle (EV) charging network, talked to Driving the Nation about the ease of finding a charging network through it's smartphone and how to use it without cash. Chargepoint and Bosch are the companies that Volkswagen has partnered with for it's Volkswagen e-Golf, the first zero [...]

Road trip in a creepy Tesla Model S on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:16+00:00 August 7th, 2014|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, drivingthenation.com, electric vehicles (EV), Featured, Newsletter, Panasonic, Tesla Motors, Video, youtube.com, Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV)|

Gary Calderon, Tesla product specialist took Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation for a test drive in the 2014 Tesla Model S. What happens in a Tesla that makes it creepy? When Calderon shows us the ability to turn the back camera on while driving you can see the go-pro, but what/who else do [...]

Tesla product specialist Gary Calderon walks around the 2014 Tesla S on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:18+00:00 June 29th, 2014|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, drivingthenation.com, electric vehicles (EV), Featured, lou ann hammond, Newsletter, Tesla Motors, Video, youtube.com, Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV)|

Gary Calderon, Tesla product specialist, walked around the 2014 Tesla Model S with Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation. There are three models; Model S, Models S Performance, Models S Performance Plus. The Model S uses the 60 KwH battery, has a driving range of 208 miles of pure EV, goes 0-60 in 5.9 [...]

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

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:22+00:00 April 17th, 2014|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, BMW, drivingthenation.com, electric vehicles (EV), Featured, lou ann hammond, Newsletter, 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 [...]