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 [...]

Audi R18 e-tron at the Volkswagen Group night before the 2014 Geneva Motor show

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:28+00:00 March 3rd, 2014|Categories: 2014 Geneva Motor Show, Alternative Fuels, Audi, Automobiles and Energy, Car shows, Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV), Manufacturers, Technology, Video, youtube.com|

Audi Press Release Laser light assists the Audi drivers at Le Mans Audi tests innovative lighting technology on the race track New R18 e-tron quattro combines matrix LED and laser light Prof. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg: “Laser light is the future” LED daytime running light, LED headlights, matrix beam and now laser light: Audi [...]

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid engine, modes and motors on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:38+00:00 October 27th, 2013|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Honda, Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV), Hybrids, Technology, Video, youtube.com|

Hiroo Shimada, Chief Product Engineer, is known inside of Honda Motor Corporation as the father of Honda's hybrid system. Shimada-san talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com about the 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid engine, modes and motors. Overview The 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) and Hybrid (FHEV) Sedan versions are powered by a new [...]

Honda sales and safety with John Mendel on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:38+00:00 October 21st, 2013|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, Honda, Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV), Hybrids, Technology, Video, youtube.com|

John W. Mendel is executive vice president of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., heading up both Honda and Acura Automobile Sales Divisions. Mendel talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com about Honda's sales and safety. Honda was up 11.4% January-August, 2013. They were down in September. What was the reason? Which months are the best [...]