Dr. Ludger Reckman, CEO of ZF Group, on Driving the Nation

Dr. Ludger Reckman is the CEO of ZF Group. ZF Group is one of the top-10 automotive industry suppliers globally. It is a leading worldwide supplier of driveline and chassis technology. ZF’s goal is to design products that improve driving dynamics, fuel efficiency, environmental impact, comfort and safety for OEMs.

ZF has a workforce of about 70,000 employees, the company operates 117 plants in 26 countries. ZF Group had sales of $12.9 billion in 2010, with five percent of that going into research and development.

What is the difference in fuel economy between an eight-speed and nine-speed transmissions?

At one point does an eight-speed and nine-speed transmission become a CVT?

ZF is producing hybrid transmissions. Which car companies will be using them?

ZF already works with Korean companies. They are producing plug-in hybrid transmissions. Is that in hopes of luring the Japanese?

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Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and the Concept Car of the Year, and former member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year #NACTOY. She is a guest contributor for Via Corsa magazine and Vicarious magazine.