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Brands that know their customers at Geneva Motor Show

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:21+00:00 March 7th, 2017|Categories: Aston Martin, Audi, Automobiles and Energy, BMW, Ferrari, Italy, Jaguar, Land Rover, Luxury vehicles, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Volvo|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The 87th Geneva International Motor Show is in full swing. As is usual, Geneva brings out the beautiful supercars and the most lavish parties. Behind all the glitz and glamor are car companies with world premieres designed to intrigue and attract the new customers for 2017. I asked Ian Beavis, Chief Strategy Officer for Foote, [...]

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” [...]

Porsche, Audi, 3.0 engine has defeat device says CARB

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:49+00:00 November 3rd, 2015|Categories: Audi, Automobiles and Energy, Porsche, Volkswagen|Tags: , , , , |

"VW must immediately initiate discussions with ARB to discuss the testing results that appear to confirm the presence of a defeat device in the GVGAJ03.0NU4, EADXT03.02UG and FPRXT03.0CDD Test Groups and the implications on other 3.0 liter diesel product lines. VW must ensure that the appropriate Audi and Porsche AG management and engineering staff are [...]

Volkswagen stock, sales, falling, VW AG being removed from DJSI

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:51+00:00 October 2nd, 2015|Categories: Audi, Automobiles and Energy, California Air Resources Board (CARB), Porsche, Radio, Technology, The John Batchelor show, Volkswagen|Tags: , , , , |

Click on the link to listen to the John Batchelor radio show Volkswagen AG is being removed from the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DSJI) effective October 6. Economic, environmental and social performance are considered when being part of the ten percent of the industry leaders tracked by the DJSI. (see press release below) [...]

John Batchelor radio show, Volkswagen and CARB on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:51+00:00 September 30th, 2015|Categories: Audi, Automobiles and Energy, California Air Resources Board (CARB), Porsche, Radio, The John Batchelor show, Volkswagen|Tags: , , , , , , |

Click on the link to listen to John Batchelor, the host of The John Batchelor radio show, talk to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, about the video interview with California Air Resources Board (CARB's) Dave Clegern. In 1967, California's Governor Reagon established the California Air Resources Board (CARB) because of the [...]

CARB investigating all VW groups after diesel deception

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:51+00:00 September 24th, 2015|Categories: Audi, Automobiles and Energy, California Air Resources Board (CARB), Environmental Protection Administration (EPA), Porsche, Volkswagen|Tags: , , , , |

  Dave Clegern, California Air Resources Board (CARB) spokesperson, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation today. CARB is investigating all Volkswagen groups after the diesel deception. How did this happen? How were they caught? Who figured out what was happening?    

Denise McClugagge 1927-2015, You mattered on Driving the Nation

By | 2016-09-25T18:54:00+00:00 May 7th, 2015|Categories: #drivingthenation, #louannhammond, Audi, Automobiles and Energy, Denise McClugagge, Featured, Newsletter, Toyota|

Denise McClugagge passed away this week. The legendary McClugagge was a co-founder of Autoweek and so much more. Twitter, Facebook and media posts were lit up today with tributes to McClugagge. There are two words that summed her up the best...you mattered. YOU MATTERED. In a world of fifteen seconds of what have [...]

Concept cars you won’t see on the road on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:55+00:00 April 24th, 2015|Categories: #drivingthenation, #louannhammond, Audi, Automobiles and Energy, Chevy, Concept Car of the Year, Concept cars, Featured, Infiniti, Lexus, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Mitsubishi, Scion, Technology, Toyota, Travel & Leisure, Volkswagen|Tags: |

There are different types of concept cars; cars that you will never see on the road and production concept cars, cars that are close to production. The cars below are this year's concept cars shown throughout the year at different auto shows. Audi Prologue - Headlights that shine as though infused with an [...]

Audi A7 “Jack” chauffeurs journalists from CA to NV 2015 CES on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:00+00:00 February 2nd, 2015|Categories: #drivingthenation, #louannhammond, #youtube, Audi, Automobiles and Energy, Autonomous vehicles, Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Featured, Newsletter, Video|

Ricky Hudi (Head of Development, Electrics/Electronics) AUDI AG; Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrich Hackenberg (Member of the Board of Management, Technical Development) AUDI AG; Scott Keogh, President, Audi of America talked to a group of journalists at 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Dr. Hackenberg Dr. Hudi talked about the trip and what was on the car [...]

The 2014 Women’s World Car of the Year is the Mercedes-Benz S-Class on Driving the Nation

By | 2016-09-25T18:50:09+00:00 December 1st, 2014|Categories: #drivingthenation, #louannhammond, #unitedstates, Audi, Automobiles and Energy, Featured, Honda, Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, Newsletter, Tesla Motors, Women's World Car of the Year (WWCOTY)|

Women journalists from fifteen different countries voted and the results are in! 2014 Women's World Car of the Year is the Mercedes-Benz S-Class The top three cars overall were the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Audi A8 and Tesla Model S, respectively. There were ten different criteria which remained the same in each of the six [...]