Donald Trump, CAFE, EPA waivers & SB32

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:21+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Categories: #climatechange, Automobiles and Energy, Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), California Air Resources Board (CARB), Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE), electric vehicles (EV), Environmental Protection Administration (EPA), Plugin-electric vehicles, Politics, Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV)|Tags: , , , , , , , |

California has saved almost 50,000,000 gallons of gasoline a year by using less than 175,000 alternative technology vehicles. If California hadn't instituted rules that required companies to use better fuel economy technology, we wouldn't have these cars on the market. These are two very important points to remember as you read this article. President Donald [...]

Reid Bigland on sales, volatility, and technology

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:38+00:00 October 10th, 2013|Categories: Alternative vehicles, Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE), Honda, Technology, Video, youtube.com|

Reid Bigland currently holds three distinct Senior Management roles with Chrysler Group LLC. He is Chryslers Head of U.S. Sales Operations, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Chrysler Canada Inc. and President and CEO of the of the Companys Ram Truck Brand. This interview was done in June, 2013 at a "What's new for [...]

Maserati Ghibli at the Shanghai auto show, Maserati in China

By | 2016-09-25T20:29:49+00:00 May 12th, 2013|Categories: Alternative vehicles, Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China), Car shows, Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE), Emissions, Environment, Europe, Manufacturers, Maserati, Politics, Technology, Video|Tags: , , , |

Mr. Harald J. Wester, Chief Executive of Maserati GB Ltd. Mr. Wester and Chief Executive of Alfa Romeo at Fiat S.p.A talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com about the Maserati Ghibli, Maserati and China. Maserati was purchased by Fiat in 1993. Maserati increased sales 2% from 2011 to 2012, with the United States having [...]

Ford’s Frank Davis on fuel efficiency on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T08:01:01+00:00 October 10th, 2012|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE), Environmental Protection Administration (EPA), Ford, Video, Warren Brown, Washingtonpost.com, youtube.com|

Ford's Executive Director of North American Products, Frank Davis, sat with Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, to chat on Real Wheels washingtonpost.com chat line. We were at a Ford Fusion event in Southern California, driving cars that the EPA rated at 47city/47hwy/47 combined mpg, so we expected questions on fuel efficiency, but the first question [...]