Tesla death watch 2.0 BMW vs GM tariffs

Listen as John Batchelor and Wall Street Journal's Mary Kissel talks about Tesla death watch 2.0 and why BMW pays 2.5 percent import fees when coming to the United States versus General Motors paying 25 percent when selling cars exported to Europe. Tesla - The company known for making products of the future is once [...]

Batchelor radio show ~ top ten reasons to buy an EV

What are the reasons to buy an electrified vehicle and what are the reasons not to buy electric vehicles? John Batchelor and Lou Ann Hammond go through the top ten reasons you would buy a plug-in hybrid or battery electric vehicle. There are so many incentives, including utility companies giving better electric rates at night. [...]

The Auto World past, present, future with John Batchelor

Now is the time to buy a new car! Sales for 2017 are lagging compared to 2016, and car companies are dealing. My friend, Wayne, purchased a brand new 2018 Hyundai Elantra ECO that listed for $21,645 for just $13,808 last week. 2017 is predicted to be the first full-year sales decline since the Great [...]

UAW, Hawaii hydrogen,John Batchelor radio

UAW versus Ford May 26, 1937, in what is known as the Battle of the Overpass, the United Auto Workers (UAW) fought with Ford Motor Company security guards at the River Rouge. Tactics have always been fierce, on both sides, when it comes to the UAW gaining access, and membership. The UAW has been around [...]

Robots of the future are here on the John Batchelor radio show

Robots of the future How close is the future? Autonomous vehicles are getting closer and closer to reality. We are moving away from the recognizable ordinary to a car that lets you superimpose your desires of freedom and adventure. John Batchelor, the host of the John Batchelor radio show, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, [...]

2015 first auto show tech automobiles CES

John Batchelor, host of the John Batchelor radio show, and Thaddeus McCotter, former MI representative, WJR, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about all the new gadgets, car tech and connected cars at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), and, oh, the Detroit Lions. Automobiles have come along way in [...]

Boxer to Barra – that would be CEO, Senator

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, [...]

The flying car, the Terrafugia, gets closer to flying and driving

Simon Constable, guest host of the John Batchelor radio show and host of WSJ's news hub talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com about the Terrafugia. Hammond interviewed Eric Sweeney of Auburn airplane works in Auburn, CA. Sweeney refurbished the 1956 Moult Taylor aero car, the only aero car flying. What are the similarities between [...]

Live from the 2010 LA auto show with Kudlow and Batchelor

John Batchelor radio show CNBC's Larry Kudlow and John Batchelor, host of the John Batchelor radio show, talked to me about the pre Los Angeles auto show parties and the General Motors IPO. Kudlow asked about the Volt, and of course the tax credit. The first event I went to was a Ford Ecoboost with [...]

2010 Geneva auto show – Bob Lutz retires

80th International Motor Show,March 2010 Geneva Lou Ann Hammond talks to John Batchelor on The John Batchelor show about the vehicles on display at the 2010 Geneva auto show. The next day, after the auto show, we drove Chevy Sparks up to Gruyeres, Switzerland to the H.R. Giger museum.  Giger is the famous surrealist known [...]