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VP of Global design, Ed Welburn, on GM’s 3,500 car designers on Driving the Nation

Edward T. Welburn, Jr., General Motor's Vice President, Global Design talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, about the car designers that are designing the GM cars today. Welburn always says, "talk to the young designers" and we have talked to them, but now we are talking to Welburn about those young designers. [...]

How is GM-Europe’s Drive! 2022 working? Girsky: Hope is not a strategy

General Motors roundtable At the 2013 IAA, Frankfurt motor show, there were roundtables full of GM-Europe executives and journalists. The plan, dubbed Drive! 2022, was revealed in 2012 by GM-Europe acting president Steve Girsky. Girsky is also the person that dubbed a group of folks directed to study Tesla, Team Tesla. When asked what he [...]

Frankfurt auto show Opel Monza concept

Frankfurt, Germany Ed Welburn, Global Chief designer for General Motors, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com about the Opel Monza that CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann presented that showcases Opel's vision of future mobility. Neumann: Self-confidence: New Opel sports star Insignia OPC on the IAA stage Premium enjoyment: New Insignia family with adventure-loving Country Tourer Future [...]

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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 [...]

Polk’s view of Europe 2013 Geneva auto show

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

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

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?

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 [...]

Girsky to Chair Adam Opel AG Supervisory Board on Driving the Nation

Three executives have just been sent to General Motors Europe to try to save Opel. General Motors Vice Chairman Stephen Girsky has been named Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Adam Opel AG, effective immediately. Girsky has served as a member of the Opel Supervisory Board since January 2010. Akerson had to name someone to help [...]

Opel alternative vehicles at the 2011 Michelin Challenge Bibendum on Driving the Nation

Berlin Tempelhof Airport, Berlin, Germany - I am attending the 2011 Michelin Challenge Bibendum. Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, talked to Uwe Deller, Manager of technology communications for Adam Opel AG. Opel is European arm of General Motors. It's all about sustainable mobility. The flagship of the alternative energy program for Opel is the Opel [...]