2012 Los Angeles auto show

Toyota’s Senior Vice President, Bob Carter on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:35+00:00 December 14th, 2013|Categories: 2012 Los Angeles auto show, Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, Hybrids, Toyota, Video, youtube.com|

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 so far this year? Toyota [...]

Mazda’s Robert Davis on the 2014 Mazda Mazda6 on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:50+00:00 February 18th, 2013|Categories: 2012 Los Angeles auto show, Automobiles and Energy, Diesel, Emissions, Mazda, Technology, Video, youtube.com|

California is a critical state for Mazda. Robert Davis, Senior Vice President for U.S. Operations, reminds me that they are headquartered in California, so he knows the California Air Resources Board (CARB) emissions requirements all too well. "We're a smaller manufacturer, so the ability to meet the requirements they give us are a little bit [...]

BMW’s Ludwig Willisch on BMW’s i-series and sustainability on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:51+00:00 February 1st, 2013|Categories: 2012 Los Angeles auto show, Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), BMW, Electric - Range Extender Vehicle (E-REV), electric vehicles (EV), Plugin-electric vehicles, Video, youtube.com, Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV)|

BMW of North America's President and CEO Ludwig Willisch talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, about the BMW i concept cars. When will we finally see a production vehicle come out of all these i concept cars? Will it be a full EV, a plug-in, or an extended range, or all three. What will [...]

Volvo President, John Maloney, on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:52+00:00 January 22nd, 2013|Categories: 2012 Los Angeles auto show, Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, Video, Volvo, youtube.com|

John Maloney, President and CEO, Volvo North American talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com about Volvo. How is Volvo doing? What new products is Volvo bringing out? What is Polestar? Where are the new Volvos being designed? Is Volvo producing in other countries than Sweden? How critical is California to Volvo? 41 percent of [...]