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Donald Trump, CAFE, EPA waivers & SB32

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:21+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Categories: #climatechange, Automobiles and Energy, Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), California Air Resources Board (CARB), Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE), electric vehicles (EV), Environmental Protection Administration (EPA), Plugin-electric vehicles, Politics, Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV)|Tags: , , , , , , , |

California has saved almost 50,000,000 gallons of gasoline a year by using less than 175,000 alternative technology vehicles. If California hadn't instituted rules that required companies to use better fuel economy technology, we wouldn't have these cars on the market. These are two very important points to remember as you read this article. President Donald [...]

EPA Pruitt casts shadow of doubt on Sunny California

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:22+00:00 January 19th, 2017|Categories: #climatechange, Automobiles and Energy, California Air Resources Board (CARB), Environmental Protection Administration (EPA)|Tags: , , , , |

Listen to John Batchelor radio show with Mary Kissel, Wall Street Journal, and Lou Ann Hammond talking about Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Pruitt versus California Air Resources Board (CARB) Donald Trump's Environmental Protection Agency, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, poked a stick in the middle of a hornet's nest when he said he [...]

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 [...]

How much do you get from Volkswagen settlement if you own a VW diesel?

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:32+00:00 June 28th, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, California Air Resources Board (CARB), Emissions, Technology|Tags: , , , , |

In 1967, California’s Governor Reagon established the California Air Resources Board (CARB) because of the pollutants in the air in California. It was the first emissions standard in the Nation and is the stalwart of the Nation for emissions. Attorney General Kamala D. Harris and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) are very proud of [...]

John Batchelor radio show, Volkswagen diesel and hydrogen

By | 2016-09-25T19:03:27+00:00 April 26th, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, California Air Resources Board (CARB), Hyundai, Radio, The John Batchelor show, Toyota, Volkswagen|Tags: , , , , |

John Batchelor talks to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, about Volkswagen's agreement, Mary's Valley Rally hydrogen highway with the Toyota Mirai and Hyundai Tucson. It's all about clean in California - clean transportation, clean energy and clean long range driving. The Honorable Judge Charles Beyer put his faith in Robert Mueller, [...]

CARB’s Nichols on VW diesel in California

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

California Air Resources Board Chair Mary Nichols talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about the status of CARB and Volkswagen. What is the status of CARB and Volkswagen? Will Volkswagen be allowed to sell diesel vehicles in California ever again? Nichols concedes that Volkswagen could sell again, but it sounds [...]

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. [...]

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” [...]