Warren Brown and Lou Ann Hammond chat about cars on www.washingtonpost.com 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 [...]

June auto sales with John Batchelor and Larry Kudlow

John Batchelor, host of the John Batchelor radio show, and Larry Kudlow, host of CNBC's Kudlow reports talked with Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com about June auto sales. Bleak is what they are. 11.45 for the year would be a bad year. Let's face it - sales are not going in the right direction. One [...]

Toyota’s politics of advanced technology

2010 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Detroit, MI - Bill Reinert is the  National Manager, Advanced Technology Group, Toyota Motor Sales USA. I wish everyone would stop and listen to this piece and answer these questions. Reinert talks about the readiness of utility companies, states, and government policy. Do we have enough electricity to [...]

Sue Cischke, Ford, on sustainability & fuel efficiency

Sue Cischke, Ford's vice president for Sustainability, Environment and Safety Engineering, talked with me at the Ford Product Development Center in Dearborn, MI. Cischke went through the process with the Department of Energy to receive the $5.9 billion that they have received so far. The DOE will give out $25 billion in loans for fuel [...]

Mark Fields, Ford, at the 2009 Detroit auto show

North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Detroit, MI - Mark Fields is executive vice president, Ford Motor Company, and president, The Americas. I asked all the executives this question: Our federal tax dollars go to the government so that they can create a Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE). Automotive companies spend money to fight CAFE [...]

Mary Nichols, CARB, interview

Mary Nichols, Chairperson, California Air Resources Board (CARB), spoke at the National Hydrogen Association conference in Sacramento, CA. I have taken parts of her speech, and her interview with me afer the speech, and broken them up into relevant subjects. This video is an interview after Mary Nichols' speech. In defense of Nichols, some of [...]

Mary Nichols, CARB, on bills & regulations

Mary Nichols, Chairperson, California Air Resources Board (CARB), spoke at the National Hydrogen Association conference in Sacramento, CA. I have taken parts of her speech, and her interview with me afer the speech, and broken them up into relevant subjects. In this video Nichols talks about the bills and regulations that have been and are [...]

A virtual oil field in Israel, created by electric cars

When you think of getting off the dependence of Middle East oil, you think I must be talking about the United States. I am not, I am talking about Israel. If I talk about electric vehicles being produced by 2011, you probably think I'm talking about General Motors' Volt, but I'm not. I'm talking about [...]

Roberto Rodrigues on Brazil’s new Tupi oil field

Roberto Rodrigues, former minister of Agriculture of Brazil and current coordinator of the Agribusiness Center at the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV) discusses Brazil's new Tupi oil field. There are reports that the new Tupi oil is much better than most of Brazil's other oil and that there are 5-8 billion barrels of oil. What about [...]

Brazil’s new oil field on WABC radio with John Batchelor on Driving the Nation

John Batchelor talks to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.carlist.com from Sao Paulo, Brazil. Brazil has announced a new oil field, Tupi, that holds 5-8 billion barrels of oil and natural gas. Brazil makes alcohol out of sugar cane. Brazil is off the dependence of foreign oil. 75-80 percent of Brazilian cars are flex-fuel. Alcohol is [...]