North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) While the last winter North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) begins with Cadillac’s XT6 Reveal at the Garden Theater in Detroit, Michigan Cadillac is introducing its recent product blitz today with the reveal of the brand’s first Electric Vehicle (EV). This will be the first model derived from General [...]
General Motors CEO Mary Barra at #naias2017 scrum talked about Donald Trump's tweets and Mexico trade issues. President-elect Donald Trump named the first female CEO of General Motors, Mary Barra to a Strategic and Policy Forum, a 16-member economic and job creation advisory board. Barra said that GM will keep its small car production in [...]
Barbara Boxer to Mary Barra Lou Ann Hammond, the CEO, Driving the Nation, talked to John Batchelor, host of the John Batchelor radio show about the GM recall. The question has come up numerous times, behind doors and in front of Congress, how much did the former Chairman and CEO of General Motors, Dan Akerson, [...]
An about-face or slap in the face In an about-face, and what Elon Musk would describe as a slap in the face, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie changed his mind about how a consumer can purchase a car in New Jersey. Christie, according to a press release from Tesla's CEO, Elon Musk, decided not to [...]
Wayne Brannon, President Chevrolet Europe, sat down with Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, and a group of journalists at the 2011 Geneva motor show. Brannon has set a goal of selling one million Chevys in Europe by 2015-2016, assuming the economy continues to recover. Ramp up, ramp down When you have so many [...]
Simon Constable, Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones, the Hub and Camilla Webster from Forbes hosts the John Batchelor radio show. We talk about General Motors IPO and North Korea's free trade deal. What about the free trade deal, what does it mean for Hyundai?
2009 Los Angeles Auto show It should have been an omen. The keynote speaker for the 2009 Los Angeles Auto show was supposed to be Frederick “Fritz” Henderson. His name was spelled incorrectly on the schedule: “Henerson”. It should have been an omen. What was supposed to be a turnaround week for General Motors turned [...]
Ed Welburn is the top designer for General Motors. After the unveiling Welburn took Lou Ann Hammond on a tour of the Volt, talking about the aerodynamics and the design of the car.
Beijing auto show Rick Wagoner, Chairman, and CEO, General Motors, talked to a group of journalists in Beijing, China. One of the big questions swirling has been where will China get the fuel for the gasoline vehicles? China is not beholden to the internal combustion engine. Which alternative vehicles is China looking at, and are [...]
How tough is the domestic marketplace? Troy A. Clarke, President, GM North America, and GM group vice president, talks to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.carlist.com, at the 2007 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). We talked about leveraging global production and technology for General Motors, which cars are imported to the United States, investment in [...]