John Batchelor radio show, Volvo made in China, Sweden & US

Women's World Car of the Year (WWCOTY) Geely, a major Chinese automaker paid almost $2 billion for Volvo in 2010. The Volvo XC 90 was just awarded the Women's World Car of the Year (WWCOTY). The XC90 already offers semi-autonomous drive with Pilot Assist, another step towards Volvo’s Vision 2020, which states that [...]

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 [...]

Mary Kissel, WSJ, and John Batchelor talk about CES2016

Mary Kissel, member of the Wall Street Journal editorial board, and John Batchelor, host of the John Batchelor Radio Show, talk to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about the Consumer Electronics Show (CES2016). We talk about Mary Barra unveiling the Chevy Bolt at CES, driving the Chevy Bolt. Continental is showing [...]

Climate change VW, CARB and Senator Pavley

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 [...]

VW AG stock, sales, falling removed from DJSI

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) [...]

John Batchelor radio show, Volkswagen and CARB on Driving the Nation

Click on the link to listen to John Batchelor, the host of The John Batchelor radio show, talk to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation, about the video interview with California Air Resources Board (CARB's) Dave Clegern. In 1967, California's Governor Reagon established the California Air Resources Board (CARB) because of the [...]

Geneva Motor Show Russia Ukraine gas cars

John Batchelor Radio Show John Batchelor talks about the Geneva International Motor Show (GimsSwiss) (GIMS), Russia, Ukraine, and car sales. Russia and Ukraine are starting to seep into the Geneva Motor show discussions, and there is concern about what will happen if this situation is not contained soon if cooler heads do not [...]

No suicide notes in a depression

Winter 2009. By John Batchelor My best UAW source sends along a sobering story from Detroit of a 53 year-old laid-off, disabled GM worker, Timothy H. Regan, who quietly gave away all his possessions and waited in his recliner in his empty apartment for the knock of the eviction notice from the court. When it [...]

California EPA denied vehicle emissions waiver on KFI640 AM

Lou Ann Hammond and John Batchelor talk about the federal EPA's decision to deny the auto emissions wavier for California citing the recently passed federal energy bill as cause to stop California's exemption. For the first time, states are trying to limit greenhouse gases to prevent climate change, which is recognized as a global issue. [...]