Shiro Nakamura on Nissan’s Sport Sedan Concept on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:21+00:00 May 2nd, 2014|Categories: 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Automobiles and Energy, Car designers, Concept cars, Environmental Protection Administration (EPA), Nissan, Video|

Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, talked to Shiro Nakamura, Senior Vice President of Nissan's creative design team at the 2014 North American International Auto show (NAIAS) What does Nakamura think about when he starts to design a car, what does he draw upon for each design? Nakamura is the chief designer for Infiniti [...]

Adrian van Hooydonk, chief designer for BMW about the new MINI

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:21+00:00 April 21st, 2014|Categories: 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Automobiles and Energy, Car designers, MINI, Video, youtube.com|

Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation talks to Adrian van Hooydonk, chief designer for BMW about the new MINI. The new MINI has competition from the small cars that are coming out. How does Hooydonk separate the new MINI from it's competitors and from other MINIs.

Driving the Nation talks to Bob Lutz about Via, Electric pickup trucks

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:22+00:00 April 15th, 2014|Categories: 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Automobiles and Energy, Electric - Range Extender Vehicle (E-REV), electric vehicles (EV), Video, youtube.com|

Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation talked to Bob Lutz, chairman of the board at Via Motors, at the 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, MI. Lutz talks about VIA Motors extended-range electric vehicles (EREVs) that are modified trucks (mainly General Motors trucks), vans and SUVs. Lutz is the former vice [...]

Bob Hegbloom Director of RAM Brand 3.0L EcoDiesel 1500 pickup

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:22+00:00 April 13th, 2014|Categories: 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Alternative Fuels, Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, Car shows, Diesel, Dodge, Manufacturers, Video, youtube.com|

Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, talked to Bob Hegbloom, Director of the Ram brand. Ram has finally come out with a diesel 1500 pickup. A 1500 diesel has been asked for for years, what took so long and why does Ram call it an eco-diesel? Hegbloom goes through the stats, including towing 2014 [...]