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Warren Brown and Lou Ann Hammond chat about cars on www.washingtonpost.com October 18, 2013

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:38+00:00 October 19th, 2013|Categories: Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, car buying tips, Featured, Green cars, Newsletter, North American Car Truck of the Year (NACTOY), Technology, Warren Brown, Washingtonpost.com|

Good morning Warren and Friends The short list for NACTOY is out. Which of these vehicles would you vote for and why? Remember, you don't compare the vehicles against each other, but against the competition in it's class. What makes the car you choose the best in it's class with the winner being the best [...]

Tesla talks to Google, Audi puts a Vulcan grip on Mercedes with a fascinating self-parking car

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:48+00:00 May 7th, 2013|Categories: Alternative vehicles, Audi, Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, Aviation and Aerospace, Featured, Green cars, Manufacturers, Mercedes-Benz, Newsletter, Podcasts, Radio, Technology, Tesla Motors, The John Batchelor show, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

John Batchelor, host of the John Batchelor radio show, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com about tesla talking to Google about autonomous vehicles, and Audi's car commercial that star Zachary Quinto and Leonard Nimoy. Google was the first autonomous vehicle to get a license to drive their autonomous vehicles in Nevada, Audi was the [...]

Warren Brown and Lou Ann Hammond chat about cars on www.washingtonpost.com April 12, 2013

By | 2016-09-25T14:34:02+00:00 April 17th, 2013|Categories: Alternative vehicles, Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, car buying tips, Driving tips, Featured, Fiat, Green cars, Manufacturers, Newsletter, Warren Brown, Washingtonpost.com|

We are at a Fiat 500 EV event. Some of the information (the most important things, like price! are still embargoed, but I've got some folks that can answer the questions that aren't embargoed. Top on the list is Nicole Longhini product manager for 500e! Ask any questions you want and we'll answer the ones [...]

Fisker, Tesla and the Chevy Volt on the John Batchelor radio show

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:49+00:00 March 18th, 2013|Categories: Alternative vehicles, Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, Chevy, Electric - Range Extender Vehicle (E-REV), electric vehicles (EV), Emissions, Environment, Featured, Fisker automotive, Fuel economy, Green cars, Manufacturers, Newsletter, Plugin-electric vehicles, Podcasts, Radio, Tesla Motors, The John Batchelor show, Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV)|

From the John Batchelor radio show website: Thursday 14 March 2013 / Hour 4, Block A: LouAnn Hammond, DrivingtheNation.com, in re:TESLA Lays off 100 Workers Due to New York Times Article Cancellations ... TESLA Lays off 100 Workers Due to NYT Article Cancellations? ... no idea of the scope of the cancellations, judging by the [...]

Los Angeles auto show on the John Batchelor radio show on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:58+00:00 December 1st, 2012|Categories: Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, Chevy, drivingthenation.com, Emissions, Environment, Fiat, Ford, Green cars, lou ann hammond, Video, youtube.com|

Los Angeles, CA - Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, talked to John Batchelor radio show host about the Los Angeles auto show and the parties before it. Hammond took time out from a Ford party, at Universal Studios, where professional rally driver Ken Block was drifting in a 2014 Ford Fiesta ST. California is critical [...]

Tesla gains from Space X, BMW struts it’s stuff and Toyota gets it’s crown back

By | 2016-09-25T14:25:36+00:00 May 24th, 2012|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Alternative vehicles, Automobiles and Energy, Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), BMW, electric vehicles (EV), electricity, Featured, GM, Green cars, Manufacturers, Newsletter, Podcasts, Radio, Tesla Motors, The John Batchelor show, Toyota, Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV)|

Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, talks to John Batchelor, host of the John Batchelor radio show about Tesla, BMW and Toyota. Tesla gains from Space X, BMW struts it's stuff and Toyota gets it's crown back Elon Musk took a minute to breath a sigh of relief as Space X successfully made it to outer [...]

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

By | 2017-03-22T08:01:11+00:00 May 6th, 2012|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Alternative vehicles, Automobiles and Energy, Electric - Range Extender Vehicle (E-REV), electricity, Emissions, Environment, Featured, Fisker automotive, Fuel economy, Green cars, Manufacturers, Newsletter, Plugin-electric vehicles, Technology, Video|Tags: , , , , , |

William "Bill" Tally, Director of Vehicle Integration at Fisker Automotive took time to talk to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, 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 the same as [...]

Orth Hedrick, on Kia Optima hybrid on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T08:01:11+00:00 April 23rd, 2012|Categories: Alternative vehicles, Automobiles and Energy, batteries, drivingthenation.com, Fuel economy, Green cars, Kia, lou ann hammond, Video, youtube.com|

Orth Hedrick, Kia Motors of America, took some time to talk to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com. 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. [...]

Kissel, Brown, Hammond and Batchelor in the WABC studio for NYIAS

By | 2016-09-25T19:54:10+00:00 April 16th, 2012|Categories: 2012 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS), Alternative Fuels, Alternative vehicles, Automobiles and Energy, Car shows, Chevy, electricity, Featured, Ford, Green cars, Manufacturers, Newsletter, Nissan, Podcasts, Technology, The John Batchelor show, Warren Brown, Washingtonpost.com, WSJ news hub|

Mary Kissel, editorial board member of the Wall Street Journal, Warren Brown of the Washington Post, Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, are in the WABC studio with John Batchelor, host of the John Batchelor radio show. We're talking alternative vehicles, alternative fuels and new technology for old batteries. As usual, Batchelor makes fun of Hammond [...]

Fisker automotive answers questions about the DOE loan

By | 2017-03-22T08:01:18+00:00 December 21st, 2011|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, DOE (Department of Energy), Electric - Range Extender Vehicle (E-REV), Featured, Fisker automotive, Green cars, Newsletter, Technology|

There's a lot of chatter on the internet about Fisker automotive getting a Department of Energy (DOE) loan. We went to the source, Fisker Automotive it'self. Russel Datz, spokesperson for Fisker Automotive, answered the questions for drivingthenation.com The Department of Energy (DOE) has granted Fisker, an American automobile manufacturer in Anaheim, California, $529,000 to build [...]