John Krafcik. Hyundai USA, Vice President

John Krafcik. Hyundai USA, Vice President, product development & strategic planning, talks to Lou Ann Hammond at the 2008 Detroit auto show. I asked each person I interviewed the same questions;Which of the following alternative platforms are you putting the most resources behind? hybrids, ethanol/flex fuel vehicles, diesel, plug-in electric vehicles or fuel cell/hydrogen?(If you are investing [...]

Johan de Nysschen, EVP, Audi, at the 2008 NAIAS

Johan de Nysschen is executive vice president in charge of Audi of America. He sat down to talk with Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, and www.carlist.com, about the state of Audi of America at the 2008 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, MI.

Mr Seita Kanai, Mazda’s director R&D

Mr Seita Kanai, Mazdas director and senior managing executive officer, Research and Development talked to Lou Ann Hammond at the 2008 Detroit auto show. Mr. Kanai's assistant was gracious enough to translate for us. I asked each person I interviewed the same questions;Which of the following alternative platforms are you putting the most resources behind? hybrids, ethanol/flex [...]

Anne E. Belec, CEO of Volvo Cars, NA

Anne E. Belec, the chief executive of Volvo Cars of North America LLC talked to Lou Ann Hammond at the 2008 Detroit auto show. I asked each person I interviewed the same questions;Which of the following alternative platforms are you putting the most resources behind? hybrids, ethanol/flex fuel vehicles, diesel, plug-in electric vehicles or fuel cell/hydrogen? (If [...]

Ian Robertson, Chairman & CEO, Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce is leading green in the ultra-luxury segment Ian Robertson, Chairman & CEO, Rolls-Royce Americas talks about Rolls-Royce being the leading green car in the ultra-luxury segment. And they got my gold star for recyclability of cars: their cars are 95% recyclable and over 75% of their cars are still on the road! I asked each [...]

Henrik Fisker, CEO Fisker Automotive on Driving the Nation

Listen to Henrik Fisker, CEO Fisker Autos at the 2008 Detroit auto show, explain their luxury-hybrid Karma vehicle.

Tom Purves & Robert Hitt, BMW USA

Tom Purves, Chairman & CEO BMW USA & Robert Hitt, media and public affairs manager at BMW manufacturing USA sat down at the 2008 Detroit auto show with Lou Ann Hammond to talk about green, greener and greenest. I asked each person I interviewed the same questions; Which of the following alternative platforms are you putting the [...]

Derrick Kuzak, VP Ford Motor company

North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) Derrick Kuzak, group vice president,  global product development, Ford Motor Company, sat down with Lou Ann Hammond at the 2008 Detroit auto show. I asked Kuzak which of the following platforms Ford was putting the most resources behind? hybrids, ethanol/flex-fuel vehicles diesel plug-in electric vehicles fuel cell Kuzak also explained [...]

MINI executives talk about new and future MINIs

Jim McDowell, Vice President, MINI & Kay Segler, Mini's Vice President, global brand management set down and talked about their new product, the clubman, and future vehicles. How will MINI continue to stand out with all the new small cars coming out in the United States?

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