Rainer Michel, VW’s VP at the 2012 NAIAS on Driving the Nation

Rainer Michel, VW’s VP at the 2012 NAIAS on Driving the Nation

Rainer Michel, VW VP of product marketing & strategy at the 2012 NAIAS on Driving the Nation

Michel went through the alternative fuels and vehicles that Volkswagen has brought to market and is bringing to market in the near future. Volkswagen has hybrids, but are they going to start using the more power dense lithium-ion battery, instead of the Nickel Metal hydride battery?

How long before Volkswagen brings out electric vehicles?

About 20% of Volkswagen’s sales are diesel. Will Volkswagen see more diesel cars in the future?

About the Author:

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 member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY), Women's World Car of the Year (WWCOTY), and the Concept Car of the Year.