Top alternative vehicle on KCRA NBC TV

Alternative Vehicles on KCRA Lou Ann Hammond, the CEO,, was on KCRA, an NBC affiliate in Sacramento, CA talking about alternative energy sources and how much they cost per mile. When people shop for a car they buy for functionality, what they need in a car. Some families need space for seven; some need [...]

Warren Brown and Lou Ann Hammond chat about cars on May 4, 2012

LOU ANN HAMMOND : I am in Leipzig, Germany attending an International Transportation Forum (ITF). It is put on by the OECD, a group of 54 countries, all coming together to try to find answers to our transportation issues. One forum I attended was about global fuel economy. I interviewed Lew Fulton from the International [...]

Fisker’s Bill Tally & Henrik Fisker on the 2012 Fisker Karma on Driving the Nation

2012 Fisker Karma William "Bill" Tally, Director of Vehicle Integration at Fisker Automotive took the time to talk to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO,, about the 2012 Fisker Karma. The Fisker Karma is beautiful, it can go fast and it doesn't have to use gas unless you want it to. Is the Fisker Karma extended-range [...]

Saad Chehab, President & CEO, Chrysler brand, on Driving the Nation

Saad Chehab is President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) - Chrysler Brand for Chrysler Group LLC. He is also a member of the Group Executive Council (GEC) as Head of Lancia and Chrysler Brands for Fiat S.p.A. Chehab talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO,, about how much success the Chrysler brand has had since [...]

2013 Mercedes-Benz SL with Eric Linder

Eric Linder is the Assistant Product Manager for the Mercedes-Benz SL. Linder talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO,, about the new Mercedes-Benz SL. How is Mercedes going to meet the new Corporate Average Fuel Economy? Eighty-nine percent of the new SL is constructed from aluminum. What does that mean for fuel economy? Who are [...]

Orth Hedrick, on Kia Optima hybrid on Driving the Nation

Orth Hedrick, Kia Motors of America, took some time to talk to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, The Kia Optima is Kia's first hybrid. Now, Kia has a 2-liter 4-cylinder engine. Where does Kia stand with direct injection and turbocharging? The new engine goes from 200 horsepower to 274, losing only 2 miles per gallon. [...]

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

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,, 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 [...]

vehicles over 30 mpg under $30,000

Click on Lou Anns picture to see energy expert Lou Ann Hammond discussfuel-efficient vehicles on NBC's KCRA-TV in Sacramento, CA: Energy Expert Lou Ann Hammond joins Richard in studio to analyze the latest fuel efficient vehicles. Fuel-Efficient vehicles by segment Fuel-efficiency isn't just for small cars. It applies to all segments of vehicles, from the [...]

Peter Schreyer, Kia’s Chief car designer

Designing a car Peter Schreyer is a legend in the automobile design business. He began studying design in 1975 and spent most of his time creating for Audi and Volkswagen. It was a coup for Kia to get Schreyer to become the Chief car designer for Kia Motor Corporation in 2006. Schreyer talks to Lou [...]

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New Shell Nitrogen Enriched Gasolines on Driving the Nation

Shell launches new fuel: No other gasoline protects better New Shell Nitrogen Enriched Gasolines Address Changes In Car Engine Technologies And Consumer Needs Houston “ Shell, the no. 1 selling brand of gasoline in the U.S., is launching it's NEW Shell Nitrogen Enriched Gasolines today to address the increasing need for engine protection. [...]