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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 [...]

The 2014 Women’s World Car of the Year is the Mercedes-Benz S-Class on Driving the Nation

Women journalists from fifteen different countries voted and the results are in! 2014 Women's World Car of the Year is the Mercedes-Benz S-Class The top three cars overall were the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Audi A8 and Tesla Model S, respectively. There were ten different criteria which remained the same in each of the six [...]

Tesla ZEV revenue increases as hybrid sales stall, it’s not easy being green, on Driving the Nation

In Tesla's financial press release it shows the surprise, "Automotive revenue for Q3 included $31 million of powertrain sales primarily to Daimler for the Mercedes-Benz B Class Electric Drive. It also included $93 million of regulatory credit's, including $76 million of Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) credit's. ZEV credit revenue was much higher than [...]

What is Tesla P85D and autopilot? on Driving the Nation

Listen to the podcast below as John Batchelor, host of John Batchelor radio show, talks to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about the 2015 Tesla Model S D. Remember the commercial when E.F. Hutton talks everyone listens? Well, just before the LA Auto Show in November Elon Musk has tweeted his newest and [...]

Road trip in a creepy Tesla Model S

What happens in a Tesla that makes it creepy? Gary Calderon, Tesla product specialist took Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation for a test drive in the 2014 Tesla Model S. When Calderon shows us the ability to turn the back camera on while driving you can see the go-pro, but what/who else do [...]

First drive of the 2014 Tesla S with a specialist

First drive of the Tesla S Tesla Motors has just announced they will be producing another vehicle, the Tesla 3 (or III) after the Tesla X. Superchargers are being opened up all over the continent, but we're still getting to know the Tesla S. S for seductive. Gary Calderon, Tesla product specialist took Lou Ann [...]

A patent lawyer on open sourcing patents

Open Source Tesla's patents David Cabello is a partner at Wong Cabello Lutsch Rutherford, an intellectual property law firm. Cabello has been named Texas Super Lawyer in Intellectual Property Litigation for the last three years. He also owns a Tesla. Cabello talked to John Batchelor, host of the John Batchelor radio show, and Lou Ann [...]

2014 Tesla Model S specialist Gary Calderon

Tesla Model S, Models S Performance, Models S Performance Plus Gary Calderon, Tesla product specialist, walked around the 2014 Tesla Model S with Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation. There are three models; Model S, Models S Performance, Models S Performance Plus. The Model S uses the 60 kWh battery, has a driving range [...]

Tesla’s Elon Musk; crazy, or crazy like a fox?

Tesla's Elon Musk; crazy, or crazy like a fox? Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation and John Batchelor, host of the John Batchelor radio show talk about the happenings of the week. If I were to ask any question to Elon Musk about his altruistic announcement today concerning open-sourcing all his patents for Tesla [...]

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

An about-face or slap in the face 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 [...]

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