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Car sales decline for the last 3 months in Europe

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 [...]

By |2018-12-15T14:51:21-08:00December 15th, 2018|Categories: Europe|Tags: |0 Comments

Russia versus Azerbaijan – political pipelines

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 [...]

By |2018-12-14T17:45:54-08:00December 14th, 2018|Categories: Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Emissions, Environment, Europe, Natural gas, Politics|Tags: |0 Comments

Honoring Veteran’s Day in Italy

Originally a group of five motorcycles leaving Rome together, the two riders behind us were no longer visible in our rear view mirrors, and I hoped the riders were okay. The ride to Rome began as a road trip from Naples to the Sicily-Rome American Cemetery to lay a wreath honoring Veteran's Day. [...]

By |2017-03-22T07:59:40-07:00March 13th, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Europe, Travel & Leisure|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Dieter Zetsche, 1968 Vienna Convention and autonomous cars

1968 Vienna Convention Almost all of the European member countries (with the exception of Spain and the United Kingdom) signed and ratified the Convention on Road Traffic, also known as the 1968 Vienna Convention. The verbiage in the Convention uses words such as carriageway and has the most basic definition of what constitutes a car. [...]

John Kerry; We can’t prevent a large scale disaster unless¦ on Driving the Nation

UXBRIDGE, Canada, Nov 3 2014 (IPS) - “Greenhouse gas emissions from human activity are higher than ever, and were seeing more and more extreme weather and climate events….We cant prevent a large scale disaster if we don't heed this kind of hard science.” Question: Is that statement about the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [...]

U.N. Summit was a environmental failure on Driving the Nation

By Stephen Leahy BONN, Oct 22 2014 (IPS) - The 410,000 people who took to the streets for climate action in New York City during the U.N. Climate Summit would have been outraged by the 90-minute delay and same-old political posturing at the first day of a crucial round of climate treaty negotiations [...]

By |2016-09-25T19:44:50-07:00October 26th, 2014|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Emissions, Environment, Europe, Health & Fitness|0 Comments

Gumpert in the red Apollo S at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show

Gumpert has had it's problems, even rumors of bankruptcy, but at the 2014 Geneva International Motor Show it was back with a beautiful red Supercar called the Apollo. Only the rich can afford this car, but the rest of us can watch the video of this beautiful hot Apollo car. The car is wrapped in [...]

March 7, 2014 Real Wheels Washington Post

Geneva Motor Show Good morning Warren and Friends I'm just back from the Geneva Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland. All types of wonderful art that can drive were shown. There was a whole hall dedicated to the 24 hours of Lemans. Volkswagen Group brought out a new Lamborghini, Audi A3 e-Tron plug-in hybrid, Volkswagen Golf [...]

Mark Reuss, on GM-Europe and Asia product on Driving the Nation

Mark Reuss is the Executive Vice President of Global Product Development, Purchasing & Supply Chain. Reuss talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation at the 2014 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) about dropping the Chevrolet brand in Europe. Chevy has made traction in Europe, so what happens when a European wants a [...]