U.S. Automakers Reaffirm Commitment to Diesel Technology

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, American automotive executives reaffirmed their commitment to Diesel technology, as new statistics about the future of the U.S. automotive Diesel market came to light. At an event hosted by the Washington Automotive Press Association, executives from General Motors confirmed that Diesel engines continue to play an important role in the company’s [...]

By |2018-09-10T14:32:24-07:00September 10th, 2018|Categories: Diesel|Tags: |0 Comments

Shell Eco-marathon the Superbowl of fuel-efficiency

In the United States, the Superbowl is the culmination of a year of team rivalry in football. An entire year of contentiousness culminates in that one game that is watched by millions. Even people who don't watch football, watch the Superbowl. Some of them watch it for the commercials. Millions and millions of dollars are [...]

2018 Chevy Cruze hatchback turbodiesel

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 [...]

2018 Chevy Equinox lighter more mpg

It's the first day of the Autumn, the Equinox, the perfect day for Chevrolet to unveil its all-new, third-generation Equinox tonight. Lighter, sleeker, and more miles per gallon Chevy is bringing three turbocharged engines — including the segment’s first turbo-diesel, and it's brand new nine-speed automatic transmission on the 2.0-liter Equinox. For more [...]

John Batchelor radio show, Volkswagen diesel and hydrogen

John Batchelor talks to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, about Volkswagen's agreement, Mary's Valley Rally hydrogen highway with the Toyota Mirai and Hyundai Tucson. It's all about clean in California - clean transportation, clean energy, and clean long-range driving. The Honorable Judge Charles Beyer put his faith in Robert Mueller, the [...]

CARB’s Nichols on VW diesel in California

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 [...]

Which car is more expensive over 3 years, gasoline or diesel? on Driving the Nation

Currently, about 3 percent of all light-duty passenger car sales are diesel. Twelve percent of all car take rates, as of August 2008, was diesel. Fast forward to August 2012 and 30% of all car take rates were diesel. In the video, Bernd Boisten explains take rate “ if a vehicle is offered as a [...]

By |2018-07-02T16:05:30-07:00February 18th, 2013|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Bosch, Diesel, Video, youtube.com|Tags: |0 Comments

GKN, Bosch & Peugeot’s diesel 3008 Hybrid4

Olivier Emily, an Electric/hybrid engineer for GKN's global program talked with Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, at the 2011 Challenge Bibendum. Emily showed Hammond the engine and the way it works. According to Peugeot 300 units of the first Full Hybrid diesel, the Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4, were snapped up in just 9 days. The car [...]

What will the auto industry look like in 2012? on Driving the Nation

Question: Lou Ann, take a look into the future, say around 2012. What will the auto industry look like in the United States? LAH: I believe that at least two of the Detroit 3 will still be American owned, Ford and General Motors. You may start seeing some Chrysler/Fiat cars brought into the United States. [...]