Infiniti and diesels on Real Wheels car chat Washington Post

Good Morning Warren and friends, A federal judge has set March 24th as the deadline for Volkswagen to come up with a fix for 600,000 diesel models violating emissions standards. We have a lot of really smart people that chat with us. Do any of you try to figure out how this emission issue could [...]

2016 Rosebowl Parade floats, marching bands, equestrians, and Nellie

Floats Mascot Nellie, and Lou Ann Hammond, show you the floats, bands, and equestrians from this years 2016 Rose Bowl Parade. The Rose Parade's elaborate floats have come a long way since the Tournament's early days. Today, float building is a multi-million dollar business and float construction begins almost immediately after the previous year's parade [...]

2016 Toyota Prius unveil in Las Vegas, Nevada

Toyota's Press Release: Beyond Possible: The Sky's the Limit for the All-New 2016 Prius at Las Vegas World Premiere Event • Striking exterior design ushers in new hybrid era • New platform and rear double wishbone suspension dial up driving dynamics • Ten percent fuel economy improvement on core models; highest MPG without [...]

By |2020-06-23T14:39:46-07:00September 10th, 2015|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Hybrids, Manufacturers, Technology, Toyota|Tags: , , |0 Comments

2016 BMW 7-Series, John Batchelor radio show with BMW’s Ian Robertson

Host John Batchelor welcomed Ian Robertson, BMW AG board member, and Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, to his radio show to talk about the 2016 BMW 7-Series. We drove the BMW 7-Series on the Monticello race track, on the roads around the track and through an autocross. 2016 [...]

By |2017-03-22T07:59:53-07:00August 28th, 2015|Categories: #johnbatchelorradioshow, Automobiles and Energy, BMW, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Fiat Chrysler Auto on Real Wheels car chat Washington Post

Good Morning Warren and friends, Today I am in Warren, Mich., at the Fiat Chrysler Auto (FCA) LLC Chelsea Proving Grounds. FCA is showing off What's new in their stables. A question for you - which do you like better - a turbo direct injection or a diesel pickup? I have a friend at Chrysler [...]

China, the United States = 35 percent of global carbon emissions on Driving the Nation

By Stephen Leahy BONN, Oct 27 2014 (IPS) - China and the United States are responsible for 35 percent of global carbon emissions but could do their part to keep climate change to less than two degrees C by adopting best energy efficiency standards, a new analysis shows. Although Chinas energy use has [...]

By |2017-03-22T08:00:07-07:00November 17th, 2014|Categories: #climatechange, Automobiles and Energy, Politics|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Tesla ZEV revenue increases as hybrid sales stall, it’s not easy being green, on Driving the Nation

In Tesla's financial press release it shows the surprise, "Automotive revenue for Q3 included $31 million of powertrain sales primarily to Daimler for the Mercedes-Benz B Class Electric Drive. It also included $93 million of regulatory credit's, including $76 million of Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) credit's. ZEV credit revenue was much higher than [...]

Oil and Coal Must Be Phased Out by 2050 to Stop Catastrophic Warming on Driving the Nation

By Stephen Leahy If we really want to maintain a livable climate, and prevent global temperatures from rising more than 2˚ Celsius, then no nation, anywhere, can burn any oil, gas, or coal at all after 2050, according to a striking new analysis of the latest climate science. “The world must start preparing [...]

By |2017-03-22T08:00:19-07:00June 12th, 2014|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Emissions, Environment, Fossil fuels|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

US-EPA ambitious plan to cut U.S. Carbon emissions on Driving the Nation

UXBRIDGE, Canada, Jun 3 2014 (IPS) - New efforts by the U.S. to reduce it's carbon emissions are being welcomed around the world. On Monday the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a plan to cut carbon emissions from power plants 25 percent from 2005 levels by 2020. This “is the strongest action [...]

Which Nations are being swallowed by the Sea? on Driving the Nation

By Stephen Leahy Imagine the street you live on is knee-deep in floodwater, and it's ruining everything in sight, including your home. Now imagine that those awful floodwaters never, ever recede. Instead, the water just keeps rising and rising until your entire country drowns. For a number of island nations, that's ultimately the [...]

By |2017-03-22T08:00:20-07:00May 28th, 2014|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Environment|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments