TodaySeptember 20, 2021

Rick Wagoner, CEO, GM at the 2009 Detroit auto show

North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Detroit, MI – Rick Wagoner, CEO, General Motors talked to me about whether General Motors will meet the March 31, 2009 deadline for viability.

I also asked Wagoner whether he was disappointed that the automotive manufacturers got grilled by Congress when they asked for four percent of the $700 billion loan.

There are some people that think Wagoner should leave, or made to leave, General Motors.  People may not know this, but Wagoner is revered in China. I asked him if anyone had thought about the fact that he could go to China and get a job, and tell the Chinese company which parts of General Motors to buy to gain easy access into the United States.

Lou Ann Hammond

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 board member of the Women in Automotive.