Benoit Jacob, Chief designer, BMWi on Driving the Nation

By |2017-03-22T08:00:56-07:00January 5th, 2013|Categories: 2012 Los Angeles auto show, Automobiles and Energy, BMW, Car designers, Concept cars, Video, youtube.com|

Los Angeles, CA - Benoit Jacob, Chief designer, BMWi, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, at the 2012 Los Angeles auto show about the world debut of the i3 coupe. What does i stand for? Jacob talks about the BMWi, the design, the powertrain, the lightness of the vehicle. Will BMW use recycled or [...]

Polk’s Lonnie Miller analysis of the auto industry on Driving the Nation

By |2017-03-22T08:00:56-07:00January 3rd, 2013|Categories: 2012 Los Angeles auto show, Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, Video, youtube.com|

Los Angeles, CA - Lonnie Miller is Vice President of Polk's Marketing & Industry Analysis team. Miller talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, about the auto industry, past, present and future. Polk is known for impartial data collection and reporting. It wasn't until I read Polk's website that I found out that Alfred P. [...]

Jim Farley, 1-liter, 3 cylinder turbocharged Ford Fiesta on Driving the Nation

By |2017-03-22T08:00:57-07:00December 28th, 2012|Categories: 2012 Los Angeles auto show, Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, Ford, Hybrids, Video, youtube.com|

Los Angeles, CA - James D. Farley, Jr., executive vice president of Global Marketing, Sales and Service, Lincoln, Ford Motor Company, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com at a party at Universal Studios the night before the 2012 Los Angeles auto show commenced. We talked about the 1-liter, 3 cylinder turbocharged 2013 Ford Fiesta [...]

Mark Reuss, President, General Motors North America on Driving the Nation

By |2017-03-22T08:00:57-07:00December 28th, 2012|Categories: 2012 Los Angeles auto show, Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, California Air Resources Board (CARB), Chevy, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), electricity, Emissions, Fuel economy, GM, Video, youtube.com|

Los Angeles, CA - Mark Reuss, President, General Motors North America, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, at the 2012 Los Angeles auto show. How critical is California to General Motors? I was surprised how frank Reuss was with his answer. Let's face it, when the word neglected comes out of an automotive executives [...]

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