Tom Purves & Robert Hitt, BMW USA

Tom Purves & Robert Hitt, BMW USA

Tom Purves, Chairman & CEO BMW USA & Robert Hitt, media and public affairs manager at BMW manufacturing USA sat down at the 2008 Detroit auto show with Lou Ann Hammond to talk about green, greener and greenest.

I asked each person I interviewed the same questions;

Which of the following alternative platforms are you putting the most resources behind? hybrids ethanol/flex fuel vehicles diesel

plug-in electric vehicles fuel cell (If you are investing in more than one, have them list by order of interest by the Manufacturer)

2. What percentage of your cars are recyclable? 3. How many of your US manufacturing plants are zero-percent landfill?

 

About the Author:

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 member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY), Women's World Car of the Year (WWCOTY), and the Concept Car of the Year.

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