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 founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive. She is a guest contributor for Via Corsa magazine and Vicarious magazine.

2020 Ford Escape Titanium AWD new car review

Ford's best-selling SUV Fifteen years ago, I drove the first Ford Escape. The difference between that SUV and today's Escape is measurable, and it is all for the better. Today's fourth-generation Escape is sleeker, quieter, and more responsive. The new Escape will offer five trim levels; S, SE, hybrid-only SE Sport, SEL, and Titanium and [...]

By |2020-04-16T07:07:07-07:00April 15th, 2020|Categories: Ford|0 Comments

2020 Hyundai Kona Ultimate FWD

2020 Hyundai Kona Ultimate FWD new car review It was so easy to like this SUV as soon as I got in the driver's seat. I am a fan of Hyundais in general and, in particular, the Kona Ultimate SUV. The 1.6 turbocharged GDI 4-cylinder engine mated with a 7-speed eco shift dual-clutch transmission is [...]

By |2020-04-12T06:07:46-07:00April 8th, 2020|Categories: Hyundai|0 Comments

Is Trump biting the hand that fed him? Michigan

Fool me once, Shame on you “In times of crisis, we have to transcend the personal and come together for the greater good. Whether it is beverage companies producing hand sanitizer or fashion companies creating hospital gowns, there’s nothing more entrepreneurial than seeing an urgent need and meeting it. That’s why we are using our [...]

Stayhome video from females around the world

Flatten the curve Everyone is trying to figure out how they can help from the confines of their kitchen table. From Spain to Italy to the United States of America, 25 voices representing the Women's World Car Of The Year speaking twelve languages are asking you to stay home, stay safe, Stay Home Save Lives. [...]

By |2020-04-12T06:06:53-07:00March 30th, 2020|Categories: Italy, Women's World Car of the Year (WWCOTY)|0 Comments

General Motors doesn’t need a bailout

GM using credit instead of a bailout This is what I'm talking about, a company that has capital, or the ability to get capital instead of begging to the Government for a bailout. General Motors knows the hit it took in 2008 when it went through a bailout. There are still people that won't buy [...]

Democrats reject Covid-19 stimulus bill

We, the people This morning I opened my Facebook page and saw a post that said Democrats were rejecting the Corona Virus stimulus bill that would give each taxpayer some money to help them get through this lockdown. The post then explained why the bill was rejected by Democrats; because it wasn’t about helping the [...]