About Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY), Women's World Car of the Year (WWCOTY), and the Concept Car of the Year.

Why Tesla has already succeeded

By | 2018-03-21T12:15:28+00:00 March 21st, 2018|Categories: electric vehicles (EV), Politics, Tesla Motors|Tags: |

I had dinner the other night with a wealthy car collector. Whether this person talks cars or politics, it is done with passion. At one point in the dinner, the conversation turned from politics to cars. He told me he owned a Tesla, an all-electric car initially owned by very wealthy people, now trickling down [...]

Three days in Rome, Italy

By | 2018-03-21T13:07:10+00:00 March 21st, 2018|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Food and Wine, Travel, Travel & Leisure|Tags: |

Rome ~ home of the Vatican City, Castel Sant'Angelo, Piazza del Popolo, the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, The Pantheon, Piazza Navona, the Coliseum and so lots of really delicious food. If you've never been to Rome, it can be daunting. Where to stay, what to do, where to eat. We've got you covered with places [...]

Ford electrifies the future

By | 2018-03-21T09:12:52+00:00 March 21st, 2018|Categories: electric vehicles (EV), Ford, Hybrids, Plugin-electric vehicles|Tags: |

* Ford says its electric SUV will be famous without having to shoot it into space * Ford will have a hybrid or plug-in hybrid in every model SUV going forward * Ford is offering a safety suite dubbed Ford's Co-Pilot360 standard Tesla has been the darling of Wall Street since inception, with venture capitalists [...]

Italdesign Future Mobility in Cities challenge

By | 2018-03-12T02:49:39+00:00 March 12th, 2018|Categories: Audi, Geneva International Motor Show (GimsSwiss) (GIMS), Italdesign|Tags: |

Italy - Italdesign-Giugiaro S.p.A., in sponsorship with the City of Turin, has created an International Contest that will award two prizes to the most innovative research projects in the field of Future Mobility in Cities. Why have a challenge? In celebration of Italdesign's Fiftieth Anniversary, the company is taking the opportunity to challenge others to [...]