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#NAIAS2017 VW scrum after Tiguan Atlas R-Line

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:23+00:00 January 9th, 2017|Categories: Car shows, North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Volkswagen|Tags: , , , , , , |

Dr. Herbert Diess, Member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG, Chairman of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand, talked to journalist after the unveil of the Volkswagen Tiguan and the Atlas R-Line. Diess was asked about the VW employees going to jail, and whether Volkswagen executives were afraid to [...]

#cancersucks tires, Costcoauto, VW carchat

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:26+00:00 October 10th, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Continental AG, Volkswagen, Warren Brown, Washingtonpost.com|Tags: , , , , , , |

Good Morning Warren and Friends, I am dedicating this blog to Holly Reich and to anyone that has fought cancer. Holly fought cancer for twenty years, four times successfully. Each time I would ask her why she fought so hard and she would tell me that "because if I can help find a cure for [...]

Ital design chief car designer Filippo Perini

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:31+00:00 August 21st, 2016|Categories: Automobiles, Automobiles and Energy, Car designers, Lamborghini|Tags: , , , , , |

We caught up with Chief car designer for Italdesign, Filippo Perini at the Concorso Italiano. Perini talks about designing Lamborghini cars and being the chief designer for Ital design. Perini is an engineer and a car designer. He wanted to be a car designer, but his Mother requested he become an engineer first. [...]

Buick Avista concept car of the Year

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:32+00:00 August 1st, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Buick, Concept Car of the Year, Hyundai, Technology, Volkswagen|Tags: , , , , , |

I remember seeing the Buick Avista concept car at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit, MI, and couldn't believe what General Motors had created. A stunning coupe that hasn't graced the streets yet, and may never which is why it is called a concept. The 8-speed automatic transmission, 3.0L twin turbo V6, [...]

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 [...]

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” [...]