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Top ten Winter driving tips for snow and ice

By | 2016-12-15T18:02:50+00:00 December 15th, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Driving tips|Tags: , , , , |

The first snow storms of the year always feel like we're in for a Maunder Minimum, a small ice age. The body is not ready for it, and you need to switch from Summer driving to Winter driving. I've made a list of winter driving safety tips that I've learned over the years talking to [...]

Miami auto show Ford Trends VW Golf All-track carchat

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:27+00:00 September 19th, 2016|Categories: #carchat, Automobiles and Energy, Miami auto show, Travel, Warren Brown, Washingtonpost.com|Tags: , , , , |

Good Morning Warren and Friends, A week of traveling this great Nation of ours; Unveiled at the Miami auto show were the Nissan Rogue and Nissan Sentra RS Turbo. My favorite part of the show was meeting Duaiv, the artist that painted the ode to Picasso on a 2016 Chevy Corvette Z06. For the chatter [...]

CARB explains how Volkswagen got caught and why it matters

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:51+00:00 September 24th, 2015|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Health & Fitness|Tags: , , , , , , , |

  Dave Clegern, California Air Resources Board (CARB) spokesperson, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation today. CARB has been regulating diesel since 1996 and Volkswagen was only allowed to bring its cars into California if they met those standards. Why do those standards matter so much? What effect does NOX [...]

CARB clarifies if you can sell your used Volkswagen diesel vehicle on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:52+00:00 September 24th, 2015|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Video|Tags: , , , , , |

Dave Clegern, California Air Resources Board (CARB) spokesperson, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation today. I asked Clegern if the diesels on the road right now were in compliance and if they could be sold as used in California. Clegern said that if you own a diesel car right now [...]

2009 MINI Cooper S Convertible

By | 2017-03-22T08:05:49+00:00 April 1st, 2009|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Manufacturers, MINI, Vehicle walk arounds, Video, youtube.com|Tags: , |

San Diego, CA - Vincent Kung, MINI Product Manager, MINI USA, takes us on a walkaround of the 2009 MINI Cooper S Convertible. 2009 Cooper Convertible: starting MSRP, including destination: $24,550 horsepower: (118 hp, 16" alloys, 6-speed manual standard) Fuel economy: manual: 28 city/36 highway 32 combined automatic: 25 city/34 highway 29 combined 2009 Cooper [...]

Argonne – Is this worse than an earmark?

By | 2017-03-22T08:06:04+00:00 September 21st, 2008|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, batteries, DOE (Department of Energy), Video, youtube.com|Tags: , , |

I caught up with Don Hillebrand from Argonne at the Chevy Volt unveiling. I had already attended the first day of Argonne's First International Lithium-Ion battery conference. Khalil Amine from Argonne had talked to me about the chemistry that Argonne had developed and licensed to Toda Kogyo from Japan. Toda Kogyo will produce the lithium-ion [...]

California sues EPA over clean car waiver

By | 2017-01-20T18:33:52+00:00 January 23rd, 2008|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, California Air Resources Board (CARB), Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE), DOE (Department of Energy), Emissions, Environment, Environmental Protection Administration (EPA), Politics|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Anyone watching this story had to know California wasn't going to walk away from this fight. California has become the trumpeter of clean air with Schwarzenegger traveling the world holding the environmental beacon of light. For the first time, states could be allowed to limit greenhouse gasses to prevent climate change, which is recognized as [...]

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MIVEC engine

By | 2017-03-22T08:06:38+00:00 November 30th, 2007|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Manufacturers, Mitsubishi, Video, youtube.com|Tags: , , |

Mike Evanoff, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, describes the new MIVEC engine and Super-All Wheel Control (S-AWC) Twin-Clutch Sportronic Shift Transmission (TC-SST) in the 2008 Lancer Evolution to Driving the Nation.

Winter driving Tips for SUV and four-wheel-drive

By | 2017-03-22T08:08:20+00:00 November 6th, 2004|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Driving tips|Tags: , , , |

Are four-wheel drive SUVs better equipped to handle winter driving conditions? Maybe, but SUV drivers “ like all drivers on the road “ need to be cautious during the upcoming holiday season with winter's unpredictable weather conditions. Follow these SUV-specific winter driving techniques to avoid accidents when the sleet, snow, and ice come this winter. [...]