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2016 BMW 7-Series, John Batchelor radio show with BMW’s Ian Robertson

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:53+00:00 August 28th, 2015|Categories: #johnbatchelorradioshow, Automobiles and Energy, BMW, Featured, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |

Host John Batchelor welcomed Ian Robertson, BMW AG board member, and Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, to his radio show to talk about the 2016 BMW 7-Series. We drove the BMW 7-Series on the Monticello race track, on the roads around the track and through an autocross. 2016 [...]

Cadillac autonomy in 2017 and SAE standards on Driving the Nation

By | 2016-09-25T20:14:21+00:00 September 16th, 2014|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, drivingthenation.com, Featured, lou ann hammond, Newsletter, Podcasts, Technology|Tags: , , , , , |

Two years ago at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Audi of America showed a group of journalist an Audi that could let you off in front of a hotel, and with programming on a smartphone, park it'self,turn it'self off and wait till you called it again to meet you at the front door. Google [...]

Can the new GM be sued for the recalls? Will sanctions against Russia hurt car companies?

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:26+00:00 March 29th, 2014|Categories: Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China), GM, Health & Fitness, Podcasts, Radio, The John Batchelor show|Tags: , , , , |

How long has General Motors known there was an issue with the ignition switch? Was there a cover up May 15, 2009, when, according to the New York Times, "data in the black boxes of Chevrolet Cobalts confirmed a potentially fatal defect existed in hundreds of thousands of cars." Is General Motors shielded by the [...]

Mary Barra, CEO of “no crappy cars”, recalls more cars. Porsche recalls cars because of fire

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:26+00:00 March 19th, 2014|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, Featured, GM, Newsletter, Podcasts, Porsche, Radio, The John Batchelor show, Video|

Before becoming CEO Mary Barra made the statement that General Motors would no longer make crappy cars. The planet registered a loss of oxygen as Auto industry insiders gasped at the thought that an executive would bad mouth their own product. Apparently, that was only the first coming of Barra and the world should have [...]

Tesla, the demise of the car dealer, GM recall – where was NHTSA?

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:27+00:00 March 16th, 2014|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Featured, GM, Newsletter, Podcasts, Radio, Tesla Motors, The John Batchelor show|Tags: , , , , , |

In an about face, and what Elon Musk would describe as a slap in the face, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie changed his mind about how a consumer can purchase a car in New Jersey. Christie, according to a press release from Tesla's CEO, Elon Musk, decided not to allow the consumer to make the [...]

GM’s first female CEO – will Reuss stay? – on the John Batchelor radio show

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:36+00:00 December 11th, 2013|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, Featured, GM, Newsletter, Podcasts, Radio, The John Batchelor show|

The times they are a changing, A day after the U.S. government sold the last of it's General Motors stock the news came out that, effective January 14, 2013, Dan Akerson is stepping down as CEO and Mary Barra is stepping up. In my first article about the changing of the guards at General Motors [...]

Tesla stocks tumble after fire – how will the Shutdown affect auto sales?

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:39+00:00 October 5th, 2013|Categories: Alternative vehicles, Automobiles and Energy, Featured, Health & Fitness, Hyundai, Manufacturers, Newsletter, Podcasts, Politics, Radio, Tesla Motors, The John Batchelor show|

John Batchelor, host of the John Batchelor radio show, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, about Tesla stocks tumbling after a fire and how will the Shutdown affect auto sales? Tesla stocks tumble after fire First, let me say that I hope everyone involved in the accident in Seattle, WA is okay. The operative [...]

Tesla; oops, I did it again! Another over-exaggeration

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:40+00:00 August 28th, 2013|Categories: Alternative vehicles, Automobiles and Energy, Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), electric vehicles (EV), Featured, Luxury vehicles, Manufacturers, Newsletter, Podcasts, Radio, Technology, Tesla Motors, The John Batchelor show, Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV)|Tags: , , , , , |

John Batchelor, host of the John Batchelor radio show, talks to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com about Tesla's non-existent, over-exaggerated 5.4 star rating and selling in China. According to Reuters, Zhan Baosheng, the businessman in the southern China province of Guangdong, owns the "Tesla" trademark in China, according to his agent who processed the papers [...]

Sub-prime financing is back! Is Tesla the new Volvo? on the John Batchelor radio show

By | 2016-09-25T14:39:44+00:00 August 21st, 2013|Categories: Auto industry news, auto loans, Automobiles and Energy, Featured, Newsletter, Podcasts, Radio, The John Batchelor show|

What car company do you think of when you hear safety? To many of us it is Volvo. To the new generation it is Tesla. Ford Motor Company bought Volvo for it's technological breakthroughs in safety, including rollover resistance in SUVs. Ford also bought many other companies and when times got tough sold them all [...]

SAAR for auto sales eclipse all projections, closing in on 2007! on the John Batchelor radio show

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:46+00:00 July 4th, 2013|Categories: Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, Featured, Manufacturers, Newsletter, Podcasts, Radio, The John Batchelor show|

The last time the auto industry had sales over 16 million was in 2007. If sales keep up 2013 could come close to that number! June sales are out and according to Automotive News the SAAR busted all analyst projections and came in at 15.98 million unit's projected! Some of the highlights came from pickups. [...]