2018 Toyota C-HR racing Circuit of the Americas (COTA)

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:21+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Racing, Toyota|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I was at the first Scion event in San Francisco, CA. I remember Jim Farley, currently CEO and Chairman of Ford Europe, talking about Scion's goal; to be a skunkworks group to research what young people wanted in future cars. Somehow Scion ended being a brand by itself, succeeding for many years, but [...]

Real Wheels car chat on December 4, 2015

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:45+00:00 December 4th, 2015|Categories: #carchat, #LAAutoShow #LAAS, Automobiles and Energy, Warren Brown,|Tags: , , , , , |

Good Morning Warren and Friends, What was the car you purchased and how much did you purchase it for? Truecar sent me a list of all manufacturers and the average price of the car. What did you pay for your car? with what everyone else paid for their car. (Yes, I realize it is an [...]

Four Engines, Eight-speeds and up to 707 Horsepower on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:08+00:00 November 7th, 2014|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Dodge, lou ann hammond, Video,|Tags: , , |

Four Engines, Eight-speeds and up to 707 Horsepower on Driving the Nation Chris Cowland is currently Director of Advanced and SRT Powertrain at Chrysler LLC talked to Driving the Nation about the engine and the 91% engine's content that has been revised to create the type of power needed to be America's most powerful [...]

Finland and Russia, oil and automobiles

By | 2017-03-22T08:08:13+00:00 August 4th, 2005|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Ford, Fossil fuels, Politics, Volvo|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

I met Pekka Tefke, President of Volvo Oy Ab (Finland), at the 2005 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, MI. Tefke was astonished that the auto show of the year was “all the buzz about environmental concerns.” The show was also about not using as much oil, keeping the fun in functionality and still [...]

hybrid options John Batchelor radio show

By | 2016-09-25T12:52:00+00:00 August 14th, 2004|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Automobiles and Energy, Hybrids, Podcasts, Radio, The John Batchelor show|Tags: , , , |

August 14, 2004 - Lou Ann Hammond discusses hybrid vehicle options for the consumer now and in the future with syndicated ABC radio network host John Batchelor. 152,600 hybrids were produced in 2005, saving 22,576,900 gallons of gas next year. If the gasoline counterpart to these ten vehicles ( total of 2,849,566 vehicles) [...]