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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 [...]

Toyota Prius, emissions, and the Toyota Mirai fuel cell

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:44+00:00 December 10th, 2015|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Automobiles and Energy, Hydrogen, Toyota, Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV)|Tags: , , |

Toyota Division Group Vice President and General Manager Bill Fay talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about the all new 2016 Toyota Prius and the Toyota Mirai fuel cell vehicle. The 2016 Toyota Prius comes in different models and different batteries; a Nickel Metal Hydride or a Lithium Ion battery. [...]

Tesla ZEV revenue increases as hybrid sales stall, it’s not easy being green, on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:09+00:00 November 6th, 2014|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Aviation and Aerospace, drivingthenation.com, electricity, Featured, lou ann hammond, Newsletter, Radio, Technology, Tesla Motors, The John Batchelor show, Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV)|Tags: , , , , , |

In Tesla's financial press release it shows the surprise, "Automotive revenue for Q3 included $31 million of powertrain sales primarily to Daimler for the Mercedes-Benz B Class Electric Drive. It also included $93 million of regulatory credit's, including $76 million of Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) credit's. ZEV credit revenue was much higher than [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]