VW dieselgate Winterkorn’s job in jeopardy?

Winterkorn - the ego and the Id Listen to John Batchelor and Thaddeus McCotter talk to Lou Ann Hammond about Volkswagen admits emission manipulation, is Winterkorn's job in jeopardy? on the John Batchelor Radio Show[/fusion_text] Volkswagen has admitted to deceiving the consumers and the Environmental regulatory agencies. Affected vehicles are diesel versions of [...]

Gas cars off California roads by 2030

The hurdles CARB faces with mandates Mary Nichols, Chairperson, California Air Resources Board (CARB), has been a pain in the tailpipe to car manufacturers since she re-joined California's Environmental Protection Association (EPA) in 2007. Bloomberg News’ John Lippert reports that Nichols has set the goal for California higher than ever before stating that she wants [...]

US-EPA ambitious plan to cut U.S. Carbon emissions on Driving the Nation

UXBRIDGE, Canada, Jun 3 2014 (IPS) - New efforts by the U.S. to reduce it's carbon emissions are being welcomed around the world. On Monday the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a plan to cut carbon emissions from power plants 25 percent from 2005 levels by 2020. This “is the strongest action [...]

Shiro Nakamura on Nissan’s Sport Sedan Concept

2014 North American International Auto show (NAIAS) Lou Ann Hammond, the CEO, Driving the Nation, talked to Shiro Nakamura, Senior Vice President of Nissan's creative design team at the 2014 North American International Auto show (NAIAS) What does Nakamura think about when he starts to design a car, what does he draw upon for each [...]

Chevy Volt saves 16,000,000 gallons of gasoline on Driving the Nation

At the 2013 Los Angeles auto show Mike Robinson, Vice President of Sustainability and Global Regulatory Affairs for General Motors, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, about the Chevy Volt, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) mandates. Robinson says that the Chevy Volt alone has driven over [...]

BYD a better life through cleaner air in China

China's air quality index April 30, 2013 - According to China's air quality index today in Shanghai, the air quality is 151, putting the air color in the red zone. The website, aqicn.com, explains the red zone as “Everyone may begin to experience health effects; members of sensitive groups may experience more serious health effects.” [...]

Tim Kuniskis on the 2013 Fiat 500E on Driving the Nation

Timothy Kuniskis, recently named President and CEO of the Dodge Brand, is the former head of the FIAT Brand for North America. Before he left Fiat, Kuniskis talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com about the 2013 Fiat 500E. Fiat gives you two options, buy or lease. The Fiat 500E goes on sale this summer, [...]

The Chevy Cruze clean diesel engine

Mike Siegrist, Assistant Chief Engineer, General Motors Powertrains, took time to talk to www.drivingthenation.com about General Motors new Chevy Cruze clean diesel engine. What did General Motors have to modify on this European engine for the American market? Is this a General Motors engine, or was it purchased from another company? Volkswagen's diesel engine is [...]

Is CARB’s Mary Nichols going to the Federal EPA?

Is the Queen of CARB going to DC? LouAnn Hammond, www.DrivingtheNation.com, talked to John Batchelor, host of the John Batchelor radio show, re President Obama reportedly is looking seriously at replacing departing Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson. Nichols denied being in Washington DC, on the eve of the 2013 Washington auto show, to [...]

Ford’s Frank Davis on fuel efficiency on Driving the Nation

Ford's Executive Director of North American Products, Frank Davis, sat with Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, to chat on Real Wheels washingtonpost.com chat line. We were at a Ford Fusion event in Southern California, driving cars that the EPA rated at 47city/47hwy/47 combined mpg, so we expected questions on fuel efficiency, but the first question [...]

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