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EPA Pruitt casts shadow of doubt on Sunny California

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:22+00:00 January 19th, 2017|Categories: #climatechange, Automobiles and Energy, California Air Resources Board (CARB), Environmental Protection Administration (EPA)|Tags: , , , , |

Listen to John Batchelor radio show with Mary Kissel, Wall Street Journal, and Lou Ann Hammond talking about Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Pruitt versus California Air Resources Board (CARB) Donald Trump's Environmental Protection Agency, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, poked a stick in the middle of a hornet's nest when he said he [...]

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 [...]

2018 Chevy Cruze hatchback turbodiesel

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:26+00:00 October 11th, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, California Air Resources Board (CARB), Chevy, Diesel|Tags: , , , , , |

The best-selling Chevrolet vehicle globally is getting another variant; a 2018 Chevy Cruze hatchback turbodiesel 6-speed manual or nine-speed automatic transmission. Building on the 2018 Chevy Equinox turbodiesel announcement two weeks ago, Alan Batey, president of GM North America, confirmed the Cruze hatchback diesel, "the compact diesel segment has historically represented more than 400,000 unit [...]

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 [...]

California officials drives hydrogen highway

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:35+00:00 April 22nd, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, California Air Resources Board (CARB), Environmental Protection Administration (EPA), Fuel cells, Hydrogen, Hyundai, Technology, Toyota, Travel, Video|Tags: , , , , , , |

California Air Resources Board Chair Mary Nichols, along with California Energy Commissioner Janea Scott and GO-Biz Deputy Director of Zero Emissions Vehicle Infrastructure Tyson Eckerle, led a caravan of Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs) through the San Joaquin Valley from Santa Monica to Sacramento to highlight the cars' range and [...]

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” [...]

Climate change in Paris (COP21), VW, CARB and Senator Pavley on Batchelor radio show

By | 2016-09-25T18:58:08+00:00 November 30th, 2015|Categories: #climatechange, #johnbatchelorradioshow, #LAAutoShow #LAAS, Automobiles and Energy, Radio|Tags: , , , , |

John Batchelor, host of the Batchelor radio show, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about the climate change in Paris (COP21), France starting November 30, 2015. Last week at the Los Angeles auto show Lou Ann Hammond talked to Senator Fran Pavley D-CA. Does Pavley think SB-32 will pass the [...]

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) [...]