Benoit Jacob on the BMW i concept design on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T08:01:11+00:00 April 21st, 2012|Categories: 2012 Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS), Alternative Fuels, Alternative vehicles, Automobiles and Energy, BMW, Car designers, electric vehicles (EV), Fuel economy, Video, youtube.com|

Benoit Jacob is the head designer for the new BMW i family, which includes the new BMW green sub-brand MEgaCity Vehicle (MCV). Jacob talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, about the carbon fiber BMW i vehicle. BMW has been creating alternative power sources and combining them with visionary design and materials to create beautiful [...]

Rainer Michel, VW’s VP at the 2012 NAIAS on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T08:01:12+00:00 March 31st, 2012|Categories: 2012 Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS), Automobiles and Energy, Diesel, Hybrids, Video, Volkswagen, youtube.com|

Rainer Michel, VW VP of product marketing & strategy at the 2012 NAIAS on Driving the Nation Michel went through the alternative fuels and vehicles that Volkswagen has brought to market and is bringing to market in the near future. Volkswagen has hybrids, but are they going to start using the more power dense lithium-ion [...]

Jim Federico, General Motors, on future cars on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T08:01:14+00:00 February 16th, 2012|Categories: 2012 Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS), Alternative Fuels, Alternative vehicles, Automobiles and Energy, batteries, Chevy, Diesel, Electric - Range Extender Vehicle (E-REV), electricity, Video, youtube.com|

Jim Federico is the Executive Director, Group Vehicle Line Executive/Vehicle Chief Engineer for Global Compact, Small, Mini and Electric Vehicles. Federico talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, drivingthenation.com at the 2012 Detroit auto show. Is General Motors looking into using the battery in the Volt to help power the electric grid? What are the products Chevy will [...]

Secretary Chu: Battery manufacturing in America on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T08:01:14+00:00 February 14th, 2012|Categories: 2012 Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS), Alternative Fuels, Automobiles and Energy, batteries, Politics, Technology, Video, youtube.com|

Detroit, MI - In 2008 I interviewed Don Hillebrand from Argonne Laboratory. Hillebrand confirmed that Argonne is allowed to license chemistry produced by a federally funded American National Laboratory to foreign countries. That country is allowed to manufacture batteries in countries other than the United States and then sell the batteries back to American countries. [...]