John Batchelor and auto sales in China on Driving the Nation

John Batchelor, host of the John Batchelor radio show, and Gordon Chang, Forbes, and Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation talk about BYD and Tesla Motors, Volvo and corruption bribes in China. BYD is a Chinese owned company, owned by the private entrepreneur Wang Chuanfu. Tesla is trying to break into the [...]

Volvo XC90 & Google create a virtual test drive

Experience the Volvo XC 90 with Google Bodil Eriksson, Executive Vice President, Volvo North America, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about the new virtual test drive through a Google cardboard box that looks like an old-fashioned viewfinder, but the view is completely different. Get the Google cardboard box from a car [...]

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Bodil Eriksson, Executive Vice President for Volvo Cars North America (VCNA) on Driving the Nation

Bodil Eriksson as Executive Vice President, Marketing, Brand & Communications, Volvo Cars North America speaks with Lou Ann Hammond about Volvo's future vehicles. Bodil Eriksson joined Volvo Cars for the first time under the Swedish ownership in the latter part of the 90s, in the role as SVP Corporate Communications for Volvo Car Group. She [...]

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Volvo’s drive-e boosts power, increases versatility, efficiency and electrification ability on Driving the Nation

Las Vegas, NV - When I agreed to go to Las Vegas to test drive the drive-e powertrain with Volvo I thought it was an electric vehicle (EV). Apparently, many other journalists did as well, because one of the first things Volvo told us was that e did not stand for electric, it stood for [...]

Volvo Cars, Ericsson announce Global Connected Car Services at 2014 CES on Driving the Nation

From Volvo: Las Vegas, NV - The launch of cloud-enabled connected car services across the Volvo product portfolio at the 2014 CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas is the latest evidence of the visionary partnership between Volvo Car Group (Volvo Cars) and Ericsson. Leveraging extensive consumer research and industry-leading innovation, the partnership [...]

Volvo’s President & CEO, Tony Nicolosi on Driving the Nation

Los Angeles, CA - Volvo's President & CEO of North America, Tony Nicolosi, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about Volvo since 2008. Nicolosi talks about the downturn Volvo took after Ford Motor Company stopped investing money in Volvo products. Volvo has always been known for safety. As Volvo makes a comeback [...]

2013 Shanghai auto show floor scenes

Shanghai, China - Scenes from the 2013 Shanghai auto show includes the women, the characters, the police and the cars. Watch the video to see BMW, BYD, Peugeot, Renault, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, Cadillac, Geely, Opel, Mazda, Smart, Brabus, Citroen, Luxgen, JAC, Infiniti, Volvo, Continental, Buick, Kia, Chevy and Jeep on the floor of the Shanghai auto [...]

Volvo President, John Maloney, on Driving the Nation

John Maloney, President and CEO, Volvo North American talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, about Volvo. How is Volvo doing? What new products is Volvo bringing out? What is Polestar? Where are the new Volvos being designed? Is Volvo producing in other countries than Sweden? How critical is California to Volvo? 41 percent of [...]

China joint venture domestic foreign cars

Domestic and Foreign cars in China Gordon Chang, Forbes, and John Batchelor, host of the John Batchelor radio show, and Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, talk about China and cars. Some of the backstories that make up the radio show are; Why didn't Subaru get approval for a Joint Venture in China? Marvin Zhu, a [...]

Republican or a Democrat? your car knows

the purchasing power of each political party Every vote is going to count in the presidential election. Every dollar needs to be spent wisely to garner the vote of each constituent. How do candidates know if their dollars are being spent wisely? A new study by Strategic Vision, a research-based consulting group, shows the psychological [...]