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Donald Trump, CAFE, EPA waivers & SB32

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:21+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Categories: #climatechange, Automobiles and Energy, Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), California Air Resources Board (CARB), Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE), electric vehicles (EV), Environmental Protection Administration (EPA), Plugin-electric vehicles, Politics, Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV)|Tags: , , , , , , , |

California has saved almost 50,000,000 gallons of gasoline a year by using less than 175,000 alternative technology vehicles. If California hadn't instituted rules that required companies to use better fuel economy technology, we wouldn't have these cars on the market. These are two very important points to remember as you read this article. President Donald [...]

Toyota President on Made in America NAIAS2017

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:22+00:00 January 17th, 2017|Categories: Car shows, North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Politics, Presidential candidates, Toyota|Tags: , , , , , , , |

President-Elect Donald Trump has been talking about production in the United States. I asked Bob Carter, Senior Vice President of Automotive Operations of Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc.,Toyota Motor Corporation, how does Toyota stack up with Made in the U.S.A.? Are they helping to make America great again? Carter rattled off the figures he has, [...]

BMW manufacturing exporting USA

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:22+00:00 January 10th, 2017|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, BMW, North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Politics, Presidential candidates|Tags: , , , , , |

BMW's Ludwig Willisch talked about BMW's manufacturing plant in Spartanburg S.C. and exporting from the United States of America to other countries. Willisch talked about the production in South Carolina. Over 400,000 vehicles are produced in the Spartanburg plant with the value of exports over $10 Billion, according to the Department of Commerce. The BMW [...]

Vice President Joe Biden at #NAIAS2017

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:22+00:00 January 10th, 2017|Categories: #unitedstates, North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), Politics, Presidential candidates|Tags: , , , , , , |

Vice President Joe Biden is not gone yet as evidenced by his appearance at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). "The folks that are out there selling these vehicles, they're job creators too," as Biden entered the hall and headed to the Chrysler products. As the Vice President got out of the vehicle I [...]

Have global climate standards reached a plateau?

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:23+00:00 December 26th, 2016|Categories: #climatechange, Automobiles and Energy, Emissions, Environment, Environmental Protection Administration (EPA), Politics, Presidential candidates|Tags: , , , , , , |

Global standards are global people working together for a common cause of economics and efficiency, but are profits of one company more important than national standardization or state standardization for the good of all people? In the auto industry, there is always talk of standardization of equipment and technology. It's the standardization that brings down [...]

Gov Jerry Brown won’t get dirty with Donald Trump

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:33+00:00 June 2nd, 2016|Categories: #climatechange, Automobiles and Energy, DOE (Department of Energy), IEA (International Energy Agency), Politics, Presidential candidates|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Immediately after West Coast Leaders, Alaska, British Columbia, California, Oregon and Washington signed a Comprehensive Agreement at the Global Clean Energy Ministerial Symposium the floor was opened for questions. There was a cap-n-trade question, but the big question is how any of the clean energy initiatives will go forward if Donald Trump becomes [...]

Lexus, Chrysler and politics washingtonpost.com carchat

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:40+00:00 March 13th, 2016|Categories: #carchat, Automobiles and Energy, Chrysler, Lexus, Politics, Presidential candidates, Warren Brown, Washingtonpost.com|Tags: , , , , , |

Last week I drove the Lexus RC-F, this week I drove the Lexus NX200t F-Sport. The RC-F is a luxury sports car, around $75,000. The NX200t F-Sport is an SUV out the door at $44,000. I see why it is so hard to decide what to buy. Most the time when you ask us which [...]

Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, repent at the 2016 Rosebowl Parade

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:43+00:00 January 4th, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Politics, Presidential candidates|Tags: , , , |

The after parade was just as spectacular as the 2016 tournament of Roses Parade. Sky writing about Donald Trump, a Bernie Sanders marching band, and the repent or go to hell guys on the microphone. Another only in California moment closed out the Rosebowl Parade in Pasadena, California.

Senator Fran Pavley (D-CA) at the Los Angeles Auto Show (LAAS)

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:45+00:00 November 30th, 2015|Categories: #climatechange, #LAAutoShow #LAAS, Automobiles and Energy, Politics|Tags: , , , , , |

Senator Fran Pavley (D-CA) attended the Los Angeles Auto Show (LAAS) and talked about climate change, senate bill SB-32, the Volkswagen diesel defeat device and the latest in alternative fuel vehicles at the LA auto show (LAAS). There are some people that think these regulations hamper the car companies. What does Senator Pavley [...]

Donald Trump, Presidential candidate, on cars and production of cars

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:53+00:00 August 16th, 2015|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Featured, Politics, Presidential candidates|

Donald Trump, Presidential candidate Detroit News' David Shepardson reports that "Trump disclosed in an interview with The Detroit News Wednesday that Ford CEO Mark Fields wrote to him explaining the automaker’s planned $2.5 billion investment in Mexico after Trump criticized Ford in June. And Trump suggested one way to stop automakers’ expansion to [...]