R. L. Polk’s Analyst view of Europe on the eve of the 2013 Geneva auto show

By |2017-03-22T08:00:50-07:00March 3rd, 2013|Categories: Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, BMW, Car shows, Europe, Fiat, Ford, Nissan, Opel, Video, Volkswagen, youtube.com|

In January, 2013, at the Detroit auto show I interviewed Anthony Pratt, Director of Forecasting, Polk of America. I asked Pratt about Europe, what Polk was forecasting for 2013 and beyond for Western, Eastern and Central Europe. Polk has a downside scenario and an upside scenario. Would Germany going into a recession be in the [...]

Beautiful cars in Europe you won’t see in the United States on Driving the Nation

By |2017-03-22T08:01:08-07:00July 22nd, 2012|Categories: Audi, Automobiles and Energy, Bentley, BMW, Chevy, Lamborghini, Maserati, Opel, Rolls Royce, Video, Volkswagen, youtube.com|

Have you even heard of Valmet Automotive? Mia Rio? Drivingthenation.com took some video at the 2012 Geneva auto show of beautiful cars in Europe that you won't see in the United States, added a little Eurofusion and came up with a conglomeration, an amalgamation of vehicles that are poetry in motion. Some of the cars [...]

Wall Street Journal and Washington Post on the John Batchelor radio show

By |2016-09-25T14:24:39-07:00April 16th, 2012|Categories: Audi, Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, Buick, Car shows, Fiat, Manufacturers, Opel, Podcasts, Warren Brown, Washingtonpost.com|

Mary Kissel the editorial board 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. The New York International Auto Show (NYIAS) musings from car people (Brown and Hammond) to people don't drive but [...]

How are Volt sales compared to the 24 other alt-power source vehicles?

By |2017-03-22T08:01:19-07:00December 11th, 2011|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Alternative vehicles, Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, batteries, Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), BMW, Chevy, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Electric - Range Extender Vehicle (E-REV), electric vehicles (EV), electricity, Ford, Fuel cells, GM, Honda, Hybrids, Hydrogen, Hyundai, Lexus, Lincoln, Manufacturers, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Opel, Plugin-electric vehicles, Podcasts, Radio, The John Batchelor show, Toyota, Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV)|

WardsAuto U.S. Sales of Alternative Power Source Light Vehicles lists twenty-seven vehicles for sale as of November 2011. What are the cars and how is Volt faring compared to the other twenty-six vehicles? The twenty-seven, twenty-five if you don't count the Mercury Milan and the Saturn Aura that are still listed, with the starting MSRP [...]

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