hybrids

Bosch electrification and power train mobility

Bosch electrification and power train mobility at the Detroit auto show. Heiko Weller, Vice President of Engineering for Bosch, talked to Warren Brown, Washington Post, and Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, about evolving mobility and two power trains in a car. Is there a paradigm shift in the way the powertrain [...]

Hyundai’s John Krafcik Hyundai Sonata hybrid

Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.carlist.com, talked to John Krafcik, president and CEO of Hyundai Motor America. Hyundai Sonata and hybrid for sale and review Krafcik explains the re-designed 2011 Sonata, and the new Sonata SE that is sooo sporty. Krafcik talks about Hyundai going away from the pack - moving away from 6-cylinders to 4-cylinder [...]

2008 Ford Escape Mercury Mariner

Eric Loeffler, chief engineer for Ford Motor Co., talks about the all new 2008 Ford Escape Mercury Mariner. Many new features make up the 08 model, such as; all new sheet metal exterior, power steering, and ice blue dash lighting. Fuel economy has also gone up, with help from a more aerodynamic design, [...]

2007 Ford Escape Hybrid

Dan Smith, Ford Motor Company, talks about the 2007 Ford Escape Hybrid. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/_lHUU6Oqfjw" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Toyota Sienna Van hybrid

Hybrids Infineon Technologies AG, the semiconductor and system solutions for automotive, industrial and multimarket sectors, held their annual North America Media Day Conference in Sonoma, California on Monday. The panel highlighted the technologies that they want to bring to the market. The question for all of them is; if the baseline is a Toyota Prius, [...]

Hybrids; past, present and future

We keep hearing how many hybrids are being sold and how many are coming out. The first Honda Insight was sold until July of 2005. Since then 311,718 hybrids have been sold. Hybrids currently available on the market, along with how many have been sold since their inception are; Ford: (11,795) Ford Escape(11,795)(first American hybrid) [...]

why hybrids need a Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) battery

John Batchelor and Lou Ann Hammond discuss why hybrids need a Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) battery. Hybrid sales are phenomenal. Every vehicle that is a hybrid is selling out virtually before it hits the store lot. Lexus PR folks have said that there will be 24,000 Lexus RX 400hs produced this year and [...]

Mercury Mariner hybrid

January 7, 2005 - Lou Ann Hammond discusses Ford releasing the Mercury Mariner hybrid because of the overwhelming response of the Escape hybrid. The 2005 Detroit Auto show brought out the concept diesel-hybrids and a merger of hybrid technology between General Motors and Daimler Chrysler related stories: The American Embodiment of Success

Hybrids – An alternative to oil dependence

We didn't get out of the stone age because we were out of stones. We don't have to be out of oil to stop the dependence. It's time to move on. This era is the beginning of alternatives for oil. There will be more alternatives, and in 10-20 years we will probably see hydrogen become [...]

Alternative Era on Batchelor radio show

The Alternative Era We didn't get out of the stone age because we were out of stones. We don't have to be out of oil to stop the dependence. It's time to move on. This is the beginning of alternatives for oil. There will be more alternatives and in 10-20 years we will [...]