Diesel

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 [...]

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. [...]

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” [...]

Michael Horn, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:52+00:00 September 21st, 2015|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, Diesel, Volkswagen|Tags: , , , , , |

Michael Horn, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. talking about Volkswagen emission crisis. Volkswagen has admitted they deceived the California air resources Board in the Federal US Environmental Protection Agency. This is what Mr. Horn has to say tonight in New York City.

Nissan Frontier diesel cummins turbo on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:17+00:00 July 23rd, 2014|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Diesel, drivingthenation.com, Featured, lou ann hammond, Newsletter, Nissan, Video, youtube.com|

Front and center at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show was the Frontier Diesel Runner Powered by the 2.8-liter Cummins turbo diesel that could make 200 horsepower and more than 350 lb-ft of torque controlled by a new 8-speed automatic transmission. Nissan says the Frontier diesel is based on a Frontier Desert Runner 4x2 model and [...]

Bob Hegbloom Director of RAM Brand 3.0L EcoDiesel 1500 pickup

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:22+00:00 April 13th, 2014|Categories: 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Alternative Fuels, Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, Car shows, Diesel, Dodge, drivingthenation.com, Featured, lou ann hammond, Manufacturers, Newsletter, Video, youtube.com|

Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, talked to Bob Hegbloom, Director of the Ram brand. Ram has finally come out with a diesel 1500 pickup. A 1500 diesel has been asked for for years, what took so long and why does Ram call it an eco-diesel? Hegbloom goes through the stats, including towing 2014 [...]

2014 BMW 328d, d as in diesel, on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:38+00:00 October 17th, 2013|Categories: 2013 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS), Automobiles and Energy, BMW, Diesel, drivingthenation.com, Luxury vehicles, Video, youtube.com|

BMW debuted the new 328d Sedan at the 2013 New York International Auto show. The 328d will feature BMWs 2.0-liter TwinPower diesel 4-cylinder engine. It produces 181 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque, available from 1,750 rpm. It will be mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The 328d Sedan will accelerate from 0 “ 60 [...]

Scott Keogh: The difference between diesel and gasoline

By | 2016-09-25T14:34:01+00:00 April 24th, 2013|Categories: 2013 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS), 2013 Washington auto show, Alternative Fuels, Audi, Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, Car shows, Diesel, Featured, Fossil fuels, Gasoline (petrol), Manufacturers, Newsletter, Video|

When Scott Keogh, President, Audi of America, was at the 2013 Washington Auto Show he talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, about the difference diesel has made in the United States, "Since Audi brought out it's first diesel in 2009 till now, it has reduced US fuel consumption by 4.6 million gallons, it has [...]

Detlev von Platen on 50 years of Porsche 911 and the GT3

By | 2016-09-25T14:34:02+00:00 April 18th, 2013|Categories: 2013 New York International Auto Show (NYIAS), Alternative vehicles, Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, Car shows, Diesel, Featured, Hybrids, Manufacturers, Newsletter, Plugin-electric vehicles, Porsche, Video|

Detlev von Platen, President and CEO of Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, about Jerry Seinfeld's 911, 50 years of Porsche, the new GT3 and the awards Porsche won at the 2013 New York International Auto show (NYIAS). Porsche already has a Cayenne diesel and a Panamera hybrid. [...]