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Where does Hydrogen come from Mommy?

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:21+00:00 March 17th, 2017|Categories: Fuel cells, Honda, Hydrogen|Tags: , , |

I remember as a kid going to a farm and milking a cow. The farmer took us to a cylindrical vat and put the milk in the silver jug. He then showed us how the juice from the milk's udder sits and becomes cream and butter. Oil has the same settling effect but needs heat [...]

Ford F250 diesel Cadillac XT5 Toyota C-HR WAPO carchat

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:21+00:00 March 11th, 2017|Categories: #carchat, Cadillac, Ford, Toyota, Warren Brown, Washingtonpost.com|Tags: , , , , , |

Good Morning Warren and Friends, Finally, the rains have stopped, and the Sun has come out. There are so many sparkling clean cars in California; everywhere you look there is green, the flowers are blooming, it's going to be a beautiful Summer full of allergies people never knew they had. I drove a 2017 Ford [...]

2018 Toyota C-HR racing Circuit of the Americas (COTA)

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:21+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Racing, Toyota|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I was at the first Scion event in San Francisco, CA. I remember Jim Farley, currently CEO and Chairman of Ford Europe, talking about Scion's goal; to be a skunkworks group to research what young people wanted in future cars. Somehow Scion ended being a brand by itself, succeeding for many years, but [...]

Brands that know their customers at Geneva Motor Show

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:21+00:00 March 7th, 2017|Categories: Aston Martin, Audi, Automobiles and Energy, BMW, Ferrari, Italy, Jaguar, Land Rover, Luxury vehicles, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volvo|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The 87th Geneva International Motor Show is in full swing. As is usual, Geneva brings out the beautiful supercars and the most lavish parties. Behind all the glitz and glamor are car companies with world premieres designed to intrigue and attract the new customers for 2017. I asked Ian Beavis, Chief Strategy Officer for Foote, [...]

Honda Hyundai Kia Jeep Smart WAPO carchat

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:21+00:00 February 25th, 2017|Categories: Honda, Hyundai, Jeep, Kia, Smart|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Good Morning Warren and Friends, I was at the Hyundai Ioniq event yesterday. I left last night because they are forecasting 25 mph winds and 1/2 an inch of rain every hour. Combine that with a little CRJ airplane, and I called United Airlines and changed my flight. Have you heard about the Ioniq? It's [...]

Criss-Crossing the globe in a 4X4 Compass

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:22+00:00 February 23rd, 2017|Categories: Car designers, Jeep|Tags: , , , , , |

It's one of those days when an ordinary day of driving becomes an extraordinary day of fun. Jeep Compass is manufactured in four different countries; China, Brazil, India, and Mexico We started the day in the all-new compact Jeep Compass that will replace the old Compass and the Patriot crossovers. The Compass is [...]

Hyundai Ioniq part of a long-term plan

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:22+00:00 February 21st, 2017|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), electric vehicles (EV), Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV), Hyundai, Plugin-electric vehicles, Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV)|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Hyundai Ioniq could be one of the first vehicles in three different powertrains based on the same front-wheel-drive architecture. If you've been in the Hyundai Elantra, then you know about the size of the Ioniq sedan. I have long said that if I could have a four-sedan without the plastic feel, I [...]

Silly Valley wine country slip sliding away

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:22+00:00 January 31st, 2017|Categories: #carchat, BMW, Warren Brown, Washingtonpost.com|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Good Morning Warren and Friends, It's been one wet week in Northern California! Yes, we need it, but we're not used to it, and certainly not this much all at once. Stretch, and I drove to Palo Alto, CA for a BMW event (when you see me in my videos, Stretch is the videographer). We [...]

A 5-Series option for every Ultimate Driving buyer

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:22+00:00 January 26th, 2017|Categories: BMW, Hybrids, Luxury vehicles, Plugin-electric vehicles|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Fast, efficient, technological sound the 2017 BMW 5-Series will be offered in a completely redesigned sedan with more versions of the Ultimate Driving Machine than ever offered before. The first lap in the BMW 530i took me to the BMW technology center in Palo Alto, CA. The newest technology originates in the tech center, goes [...]

Toyota President on Made in America NAIAS2017

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:22+00:00 January 17th, 2017|Categories: Car shows, North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Politics, Presidential candidates, Toyota|Tags: , , , , , , , |

President-Elect Donald Trump has been talking about production in the United States. I asked Bob Carter, Senior Vice President of Automotive Operations of Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.,Toyota Motor Corporation, how does Toyota stack up with Made in the U.S.A.? Are they helping to make America great again? Carter rattled off the figures he has, [...]