CARB shows the equipment that found the Volkswagen defeat device

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:42+00:00 January 27th, 2016|Categories: 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. [...]

John Mendel at #WAS16 – recalls, fuel cells and electric and hydrogen vehicles

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:42+00:00 January 25th, 2016|Categories: Alternative vehicles, Automobiles and Energy, Honda, Hydrogen, North American Car Truck of the Year (NACTOY)|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

John Mendel was the keynote speaker at the Washington Auto Show (before the blizzard that shut down the entire city) #WAS16 on fuel cells and electric and hydrogen vehicles. Honda has had to recall many cars because one of its suppliers, Takata, made defective airbags. They have spent millions trying to find all [...]

Cars affected by the Takata air bag recall

By | 2017-06-28T18:27:47+00:00 November 7th, 2014|Categories: Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy|Tags: , , |

The New York Times uncovered former employees of Takata that say there was a cover-up. This recall is only going to get uglier folks. Eleven automakers have recalled more than 14 million vehicles worldwide because of the rupture risks, and it was all hidden by the Takata executives. Takata Airbag Recall Takata airbags, courtesy Takata [...]

More recalls, a fine, and a consent order for General Motors

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:20+00:00 May 5th, 2014|Categories: Auto industry news, Automobiles and Energy, GM, National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA), Radio|Tags: , , , , |

The best piece I have seen on the GM Recall has been done by CNBC's Phil Lebeau, entitled, Failure to Recall: Investigating GM. The episode goes through the process of the ignition switch, the lives lost and how quickly they are fixing the problem. GM has said it will take until at least October, 2014 [...]