Porsche’s Wolfgang Hatz on fuel efficiency on Driving the Nation

Porsche’s Wolfgang Hatz on fuel efficiency on Driving the Nation

Wolfgang Hatz is a member of Porsche AG Board of Management in charge of Research and Development, and is additionally Head of Engines and Transmissions Development for the Volkswagen Group. Hatz talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com.

How much further can the gasoline engine go for fuel efficiency? Hatz talks about the hybrids that have come out and whether there will be a plug-in hybrid.

What is the most important research & development issue Porsche is working on right now?

How critical is California for Porsche?

About the Author:

L ou Ann Hammond has a work history in the energy and transportation field. Starting with Chevron Corp. in finance and accounting from 1978 to 1986. Hammond was exposed to the accounting, selling, management, and transportation of petroleum and all the alternative energies Chevron explored for during the turbulent 1970s. Hammond is the founder and owner of the first privately owned automobile website www.carlist.com. Carlist is the longest running used car database, since 1986, even prior to the Internet. Hammond's most recent website, www.drivingthenation.com, covers a broader range of subjects than solely the automotive or the energy industry. Driving the Nation encompasses both automotive and energy issues to show the audience how dependent we are on both. Hammond's varied background in the petroleum and automotive industry gives her an analyst insight into the myriad levels of automobile and energy topics.