Car sales decline for the last 3 months in Europe

By | 2018-12-15T14:51:21+00:00 December 15th, 2018|Categories: Europe|Tags: |

In November 2018 passenger car demand fell by 8.0%, marking the third consecutive month of decline across the European Union. In November 2018, passenger car demand fell by 8.0%, marking the third consecutive month of decline across the European Union. Ahead of the introduction of the new WLTP test in September, car registrations jumped by [...]

California Air Resources Board (CARB) mandates EV buses

By | 2018-12-14T18:32:48+00:00 December 14th, 2018|Categories: California Air Resources Board (CARB), Emissions, Environment|Tags: |

The California Air Resources Board today approved a first-of-its-kind regulation in the United States that sets a statewide goal for public transit agencies to gradually transition to 100 percent zero-emission bus fleets by 2040. “A zero-emission public bus fleet means cleaner air for all of us. It dramatically reduces tailpipe pollution from buses in low-income [...]

Russia versus Azerbaijan – political pipelines

By | 2018-12-14T17:45:54+00:00 December 14th, 2018|Categories: Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Emissions, Environment, Europe, Natural gas, Politics|Tags: |

John Batchelor and Lou Ann Hammond talk about the political pipeline There's a reason Vladimir Putin is interested in President Trump and Ukraine. He is losing the dependence on Russian natural gas with the finding of gas in Azerbaijan and a proposed pipeline to Italy. Even though President Trump has given coal companies more leniency [...]

Carlos Ghosn – corporate greed or a coup?

By | 2018-12-11T21:14:31+00:00 December 11th, 2018|Categories: Automotive executives, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Renault|Tags: |

John Batchelor and Lou Ann Hammond talk about Carlos Ghosn Last week DrivingtheNation reported that Carlos Ghosn had been charged a second time. The charge was for pretty the same charge as the first charge; underreporting his salary. The second charge was for a different set of years. At the time I asked why they [...]