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Warren Brown and Lou Ann Hammond chat about cars on www.washingtonpost.com August 7, 2015

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:53+00:00 August 7th, 2015|Categories: #carchat, Automobiles and Energy, Featured, Newsletter, Warren Brown, Washingtonpost.com|

Good Morning Warren and friends, So, what did everyone think of the GOP debate? What was your favorite line from the evening? You know what I realized? I realized I missed Tim Russert. I missed the days when we sat down to hear what the candidates had to say to make a decision, not to [...]

Fiat Chrysler Auto on Real Wheels car chat Washington Post

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:54+00:00 June 26th, 2015|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Featured, Newsletter, Warren Brown, Washingtonpost.com|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Good Morning Warren and friends, Today I am in Warren, Mich., at the Fiat Chrysler Auto (FCA) LLC Chelsea Proving Grounds. FCA is showing off What's new in their stables. A question for you - which do you like better - a turbo direct injection or a diesel pickup? I have a friend at Chrysler [...]

Robots of the future are here on the John Batchelor radio show

By | 2016-09-25T19:49:28+00:00 June 2nd, 2015|Categories: #drivingthenation, #johnbatchelorradioshow, #louannhammond, Automobiles and Energy, Autonomous vehicles, Bosch, Featured, Latest, Newsletter, Radio, Robots, Suppliers, Technology|

How close is the future? Autonomous vehicles are getting closer and closer to reality. We are moving away from the recognizable ordinary to a car that lets you superimpose your desires of freedom and adventure. John Batchelor, the host of the John Batchelor radio show, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about [...]

Denise McClugagge 1927-2015, You mattered on Driving the Nation

By | 2016-09-25T18:54:00+00:00 May 7th, 2015|Categories: #drivingthenation, #louannhammond, Audi, Automobiles and Energy, Denise McClugagge, Featured, Newsletter, Toyota|

Denise McClugagge passed away this week. The legendary McClugagge was a co-founder of Autoweek and so much more. Twitter, Facebook and media posts were lit up today with tributes to McClugagge. There are two words that summed her up the best...you mattered. YOU MATTERED. In a world of fifteen seconds of what have [...]

Nissan Murano designer, Ken Lee, on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:55+00:00 April 21st, 2015|Categories: #drivingthenation, #louannhammond, #youtube, Automobiles and Energy, Featured, Newsletter, Nissan, Travel & Leisure, Video|

Ken Lee, Nissan Senior Creative Manager, is the lead creative and technical design manager for the 2015 Nissan Murano. Lee talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about the 2015 Nissan Murano as a group project. Lee's family traveled the world when he was a young boy. He credit's the love of the [...]

Top Ten cars from the 2015 New York auto show on Driving the Nation

By | 2016-09-25T20:14:21+00:00 April 9th, 2015|Categories: #drivingthenation, #louannhammond, Automobiles and Energy, Featured, New York Auto Show (NYAS), Newsletter, Technology, Top Ten|Tags: , , , , , |

The United States is seeing a surge in automobile sales that it hasn't seen since 2006. Gasoline prices are the lowest they have been in decades. Wall Street is bullish and bonuses are buying the ultra-luxury sedans, sports cars and SUVs. Known for fashion and money, New York's auto show follows suit; it is like [...]

John Batchelor and auto sales in China on Driving the Nation

By | 2016-09-25T20:29:49+00:00 April 4th, 2015|Categories: #china, #drivingthenation, #louannhammond, 2009 Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS), Automobiles and Energy, BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China), BYD, Featured, Newsletter, Politics, Radio, Tesla Motors, The John Batchelor show|Tags: , , , |

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, BYD is a Chinese owned company, owned by the private entrepreneur Wang Chuanfu. Tesla is trying to break into the electric vehicle market in China. China heavily supports the [...]

Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 party at the New York auto show on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:59+00:00 April 3rd, 2015|Categories: #drivingthenation, #louannhammond, #youtube, Automobiles and Energy, Bentley, Featured, Food and Wine, New York Auto Show (NYAS), Newsletter, Video|

Luc Donckerwolke, Director of Design, unveiled the Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 at a party during the New York auto show days. Donckerwolke has been the Bentley Motors Director of Design since 2012. His work at Lamborghini includes the Murcielago and Gallardo. The party was low-key with most journalists sipping some fine wine while ogling [...]

2016 Chevy Malibu – the new BU – on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:59+00:00 April 1st, 2015|Categories: #drivingthenation, #louannhammond, #youtube, Automobiles and Energy, Chevy, Featured, New York Auto Show (NYAS), Newsletter, Technology, Video|

2016 Chevrolet Malibu: The old Chevy Malibu was a good competitive vehicle for the mid-size market, but the marketing was all wrong. Chevrolet has redone the interior and filled the car with the latest in high-tech. A new hybrid puts the Malibu at the top of the segment list with 45mpg. It's a car worthy [...]

Johan de Nysschen unveils the 2016 Cadillac CT6 New York auto show on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:59+00:00 March 31st, 2015|Categories: #drivingthenation, #generalmotors, #louannhammond, #youtube, Cadillac, Featured, New York Auto Show (NYAS), Newsletter, Technology, Video|

New York - Does the ultra-luxury segment have room for another vehicle? Johan de Nysschen is betting they do. Mercedes-Benz S-class, BMW 7-series, and Audi A8 are hoping he’s wrong. De Nysschen is Cadillac’s newest President and well known in the auto industry as the person responsible for turning Audi around. It was why Carlos [...]