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. [...]

CARB rejects VW recall issues Violation

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:43+00:00 January 13th, 2016|Categories: Audi, Automobiles and Energy, California Air Resources Board (CARB), Diesel, Porsche, Volkswagen|Tags: , , , , , |

SACRAMENTO - The California Air Resources Board (CARB) today notified Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. that it is rejecting VW’s submitted recall plan for 2-liter diesel passenger vehicles sold in California between 2009 and 2015. It also notified VW of violations of California air quality regulations associated with the company’s use of a “defeat device” [...]

2016 Volkswagen Passat unveil and pricing on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:50+00:00 October 26th, 2015|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Technology, Volkswagen|Tags: |

All 2016 Passat models have a rearview camera as standard equipment. The 1.8T S model with a six-speed automatic transmission has a starting MSRP of $22,440 and has a high level of standard equipment, including 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels; Climatronic® dual-zone climate control; MIB II Composition Color touchscreen infotainment system with 5-inch color display, [...]

Real Wheels Live with Warren Brown on Washingtonpost.com 10.02.15

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:51+00:00 October 2nd, 2015|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Warren Brown, Washingtonpost.com|Tags: , , , , |

Good Morning Warren and friends, The Dow is down today because of the jobs market, but car sales are up. If you bought a car this year, do you consider it a one-off buy that you had to have, or do you feel more comfortable about the market? How do you characterize the overall economy? [...]