NHTSA clears Volt, Honda is being sued for MPG certified by EPA

By | 2016-09-25T14:21:41+00:00 January 27th, 2012|Categories: Alternative vehicles, Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, Chevy, Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE), DOE (Department of Energy), Electric - Range Extender Vehicle (E-REV), Environmental Protection Administration (EPA), Honda, Manufacturers, National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA), Podcasts, Politics, Radio, The John Batchelor show|

John Batchelor, host of the John Batchelor radio show, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, about the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and how NHTSA wrecked Volt's reputation Chrysler, 58% owned by Italy's Fiat, is asking for a loan from the Department of Energy (DOE) Section 136. Should they get a federal loan [...]

Alan Mulally on NTSB and global competition on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T08:01:19+00:00 December 19th, 2011|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Automotive executives, Ford, National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA), Video, youtube.com|

Alan Mulally is the President and CEO of Ford Motor Corporation. I met up with Mulally last week and asked him about about the new recommendation from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) to ban all phones and texting in cars? More car companies will be coming to the United States, specifically Chinese car companies. [...]

The NTSB recommends a ban on phones in cars

By | 2017-03-22T08:01:19+00:00 December 19th, 2011|Categories: Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, Manufacturers, National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA), Podcasts, Radio, The John Batchelor show, Travel & Leisure|

It's been a source of contention between National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and manufacturers. Manufacturers believe that hands-free cell phones in the cars are a lot better than using cell phones in the car. NHTSA has argued against any use of the phone in the car at all. On December 8, 2011, U.S. Transportation [...]

NHTSA, Consumer reports, no plans to change the Volt’s “five-star” safety rating

By | 2017-03-22T08:01:19+00:00 December 12th, 2011|Categories: Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, Chevy, Electric - Range Extender Vehicle (E-REV), Manufacturers, National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA), Technology|

Erica Evarts, Associate Autos Editor at Consumer Reports, confirmed that Consumer Reports will not change the Volt's five-star rating. Evarts explained how the five-star rating for Consumer Reports is built, "We (Consumer Reports) picks up part of the rating from NHTSA and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Basically, if it doesn't do well in [...]