2021 Toyota Sienna Venza hybrid all-wheel-drive

Unprecedented times call for unprecedented moves. Designed, Engineered, and Assembled in the U.S.A. for Americans New Platinum Luxury Model Available Onboard Vacuum and Refrigerator Equipped for all facets of life with a tow rating up to 3,500 pounds 100% hybrid will deliver 33 mpg combined - class-leading the only hybrid-electric model that offers All-wheel-drive Toyota [...]

By |2020-07-03T13:59:50-07:00May 21st, 2020|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Hybrids, Toyota|0 Comments

Sales of electric cars draining CVRP bank in California

The Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) reports that funding is needed for the five million electric vehicles projected to come online. While that might be a good problem to have, it needs to be addressed. What are the options for balancing the rebate program? Could California offer to pay a dollar rebate or access to [...]

California Electric Vehicle Sales Increase

SACRAMENTO, CA – The California green vehicle market continues to experience growth throughout the state, especially with increasing electric vehicles sales which now make up 3.1 percent of total new vehicle sales year to date, an increase from 2.4 percent this time last year. However, according to the California Green Vehicle Report, the overall California [...]

A 5-Series option for every Ultimate Driving buyer

Fast, efficient, technological sound the 2017 BMW 5-Series will be offered in a completely redesigned sedan with more versions of the Ultimate Driving Machine than ever offered before. The first lap in the BMW 530i took me to the BMW technology center in Palo Alto, CA. The newest technology originates in the tech center, goes [...]

2016 Toyota Prius models with Heather Willis vehicle specialist

Heather Willis is the vehicle specialist for the 2016 Toyota Prius models. Willis wants to talk all about the double wishbone suspension that makes the Prius so much more fun to drive, but there is more than one Prius, and sometimes that can be confusing. There are six models - all models use 1.8-Liter 4-cylinder [...]

By |2018-04-26T12:34:30-07:00February 1st, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Hybrids, Toyota, Video|Tags: |0 Comments

2016 Toyota Prius unveil in Las Vegas, Nevada

2016 Toyota Prius Beyond Possible: The Sky's the Limit for the All-New 2016 Prius at Las Vegas World Premiere Event • Striking exterior design ushers in a new hybrid era • New platform and rear double-wishbone suspension dial up driving dynamics • Ten percent fuel economy improvement on core models; highest MPG without a plug [...]

By |2020-09-14T10:45:12-07:00September 10th, 2015|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Hybrids, Manufacturers, Safety, Technology, Toyota|Tags: |0 Comments

Cadillac ELR engineer, Chris Thomason

North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) Cadillac unveiled the first rendition of the Cadillac ELR at the 2009 Detroit auto show, under the code name Converj concept. The Chief engineer for the Cadillac ELR, Chris Thomason, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about the similarities between the two-car. Why didn't Cadillac put [...]

Toyota’s Senior Vice President, Bob Carter

Los Angeles Auto Show (LAAS) At the 2013 Los Angeles auto show Bob Carter, senior vice president of automotive operations for Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A. Inc., talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about marketshare and brand loyalty. What is the average age of a Toyota? What are the sales for Toyota [...]

2014 Acura RLX SH-AWD debut on Driving the Nation

Art St. Cyr. Vice President-Product Planning and Logisistics, American Honda talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about Earth dreams and the Acura RLX SH-AWD. Honda has 3 different technologies, i-DCD, i_mmd and the SH-AWD. The Acura RLX SH-AWD was unveiled at the 2013 Los Angeles auto show. St. Cyr talks about the [...]

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