Volvo in Spain, elderly parents, cloth interior carchat

Good Morning Warren and Friends, I'm in Malaga Spain, birthplace of Pablo Picasso, today driving the all-new Volvo S90 and V90. The S90 sedan will come out next year, the V90 station wagon sometime later than that. There are two drivetrains coming to the United States; T5 In-line 4-cyl. Front-Wheel drive automatic 250 hp and [...]

BYD PHEV SUV, Memorial day, Takata airbag carchat

Volvo XC 90 Good Morning Warren and Friends, Last week I wrote that the Volvo XC 90 will be the first plug-in hybrid SUV. I should have said in the United States. China already has plug-in SUVs and the BYD Tang SUV plug-in hybrid has sold more than 12,000 units so far this year. Warren [...]

A sneak peak into Volvo’s future cars from Sweden

Gothenburg, Sweden - Volvo’s new global small car range will include a pure battery electric vehicle with a 350km driving range as well as a 1.5 liter 3-cylinder Twin Engine plug-in hybrid powertrain variant with a 7-speed automatic transmission. Volvo will bring these powertrains out on a new platform called Compact Modular Architecture [...]

Sailing to La Paz, the City of Peace

Livin La Vida Loca — in La Paz I’m really starting to understand why media organizations have an editor-in-chief or some big shot to crack the whip on deadlines because when you have a lot of time to “lollygag” you tend to procrastinate. Yes, it’s been a few weeks since our the last [...]

The demise of our country – China won the cold war

China won the cold war. It's an odd statement considering China wasn't in the cold war. But look, Russia is a shell of a country and the United States is the "Untied" States. There is no cohesion. Each state acts for its own good, with little or no concern for the good of the entire [...]

Emissions and economic growth decoupled

Today, you can breath a little easier, literally. As long as there has been economic growth, there has been an increase in emissions. Today, the International Energy Agency (IEA) released an analysis of preliminary data for 2015 stating that Global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) – the largest source of man-made greenhouse gas emissions – [...]

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 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 [...]

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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 [...]

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 [...]

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