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2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell Vehicle FCX

By | 2017-03-27T14:41:20+00:00 March 27th, 2017|Categories: Fuel cells, Honda, Hydrogen|Tags: , , , , , |

Not everyone is going to be able to drive a fuel cell vehicle (FCV), but for the people that can, the Honda Clarity has a great deal for you. For those that can purchase a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) or Electric Vehicle (BEV) hold tight, only Honda has the ability to bring [...]

Jumpstart Maui changing one habit

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:23+00:00 January 6th, 2017|Categories: #climatechange, Automobiles and Energy, Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), Consumer Electronics Show (CES), electricity, Emissions, Environment, Nissan|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Arakawa is the Mayor of the County of Maui, State of Hawaii. He is Mayor of Maui, Molokai, Lanai, and Kaho'olawe. He has my vote for President. Arakawa understands that getting off the dependence of foreign oil is a National Security and economic boom. The County of Maui spends $4-6 Billion a year on petroleum. [...]

2018 Chevy Cruze hatchback turbodiesel

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:26+00:00 October 11th, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, California Air Resources Board (CARB), Chevy, Diesel|Tags: , , , , , |

The best-selling Chevrolet vehicle globally is getting another variant; a 2018 Chevy Cruze hatchback turbodiesel 6-speed manual or nine-speed automatic transmission. Building on the 2018 Chevy Equinox turbodiesel announcement two weeks ago, Alan Batey, president of GM North America, confirmed the Cruze hatchback diesel, "the compact diesel segment has historically represented more than 400,000 unit [...]

California officials drives hydrogen highway

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:35+00:00 April 22nd, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, California Air Resources Board (CARB), Environmental Protection Administration (EPA), Fuel cells, Hydrogen, Hyundai, Technology, Toyota, Travel, Video|Tags: , , , , , , |

California Air Resources Board Chair Mary Nichols, along with California Energy Commissioner Janea Scott and GO-Biz Deputy Director of Zero Emissions Vehicle Infrastructure Tyson Eckerle, led a caravan of Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs) through the San Joaquin Valley from Santa Monica to Sacramento to highlight the cars' range and [...]

Are diesel cars dying in the United States?

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:41+00:00 February 25th, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, California Air Resources Board (CARB), Diesel, Technology, Travel, Volkswagen|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

In January 2016, there were 500 diesel cars sold in the United States. Volkswagen has put its 2.0-liter and 3.0-liter vehicles sales on hold till they can figure out an acceptable solution to the EPA and CARB for their Generation 1 - Generation 3 and 3.0-liter emission equipped vehicles that currently do not meet emissions [...]

CARB shows the equipment that found the Volkswagen defeat device

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:42+00:00 January 27th, 2016|Categories: #recalls, Automobiles and Energy, California Air Resources Board (CARB), Diesel, Technology, Volkswagen|Tags: , , , , , |

John Swanton, California Air Resources Board (CARB) air pollution specialist spokesperson, took Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, around the El Monte, California technology center. The El Monte center is the technology center that is credited with finding out how the defeat devices on Volkswagen diesel passenger cars from 2009 to 2015. [...]

John Mendel at #WAS16 – recalls, fuel cells and electric and hydrogen vehicles

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:42+00:00 January 25th, 2016|Categories: Alternative vehicles, Automobiles and Energy, Honda, Hydrogen, North American Car Truck of the Year (NACTOY), Washington Auto Shwo|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

John Mendel was the keynote speaker at the Washington Auto Show (before the blizzard that shut down the entire city) #WAS16 on fuel cells and electric and hydrogen vehicles. Honda has had to recall many cars because one of its suppliers, Takata, made defective airbags. They have spent millions trying to find all [...]

CARB rejects VW recall issues Violation

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:43+00:00 January 13th, 2016|Categories: Audi, Automobiles and Energy, California Air Resources Board (CARB), Diesel, Porsche, Volkswagen|Tags: , , , , , |

SACRAMENTO - The California Air Resources Board (CARB) today notified Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. that it is rejecting VW’s submitted recall plan for 2-liter diesel passenger vehicles sold in California between 2009 and 2015. It also notified VW of violations of California air quality regulations associated with the company’s use of a “defeat device” [...]

First drive Chevy Bolt 200 mile all electric vehicle at CES2016

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:43+00:00 January 6th, 2016|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Automobiles and Energy, batteries, CES 2016|Tags: , , , , , |

First drive of the all electric ‪#‎chevyBolt‬ at ‪#‎ces2016‬ on "Electric Avenue" in Las Vegas, Nevada. 200 mile driving range, under $30,000 after the Federal tax credit. oh yeah!