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.

Atlas shrugs off gasoline creates electric suburbs

Volta creates a product called Atlas This week upstart electric car company Polestar talked with Volta a company that has created Atlas, an EV charging station placement conforming to existing driver behavior. The electric highway and electric home are in the process of creation. The electric suburb, based on where you travel daily is an [...]

2020 BMW X3 xDrive30e PHEV price, specs, pictures

A Plug-in hybrid for sustainability Combined 288 hp and 310 lb.-ft. of torque. 0 to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds. A combined 60 MPGe and 18 miles electric-only range. MSRP of $48,550 plus $995 Destination. The 2020 BMW X3 xDrive30e is the millennial that I could live with for the rest of my life. I [...]

By |2020-09-17T21:55:59-07:00September 18th, 2020|Categories: BMW, Emissions, Environment, Plugin-electric vehicles|0 Comments

COVID-19 takes a toll on the EU car sales

European car sales down 32% for the first 8 months of 2020 COVID-19 is affecting businesses worldwide, including new car registrations. The European countries were hit the hardest initially with COVID-19, and the European market is showing a substantial decrease as it continues to climb back health-wise and economically. In July 2020, registrations of new [...]

By |2020-09-17T21:56:11-07:00September 17th, 2020|Categories: Automobiles and Energy|0 Comments

2021 GMC Sierra makes towing trailering easier

The road less trailered One of the benefits of the COVID-19 pandemic is that more people stay in their own country visiting states they've never known. The RV Industry Association found that more than 46 million Americans plan to take an RV trip in the next year. As a result, RVs' shipments have been increasing [...]

By |2020-09-17T21:56:22-07:00September 17th, 2020|Categories: GMC|0 Comments

A world-first for Volvo and clean air

Safety first and clean air China is known for its bad air. For years, Chinese cars have had PM2.5 measurements in their vehicles: Geely, a Chinese company, owns Volvo cars. Volvo is bringing the safety of world-first premium air quality technology in its cars. Volvo Cars has introduced a world-first premium air quality technology in [...]

By |2020-09-17T21:56:32-07:00September 17th, 2020|Categories: Emissions, Environment, Volvo|0 Comments

Mercedes-Benz pays CA $285.6M for dieselgate

2009-2016 diesel Mercedes-Benz Daimler Group will contact the owners of the affected vehicles to arrange for repairs at no cost to those owners if and when the settlement is approved by the Court. California will receive $285.6 million Violations were found in 2009-2016 diesel Mercedes-Benz passenger vehicles and Sprinter delivery vans Another major automaker has [...]

By |2020-09-16T12:39:21-07:00September 16th, 2020|Categories: California, California Air Resources Board (CARB), Diesel, Mercedes-Benz|0 Comments

Joe Biden electric highway electrify home

The ability and technology Vice President Joe Biden attended the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in 2017 and talked about electric cars and 25,000 miles of electric highway. “The folks that are out there selling these vehicles, they’re job creators too,” as Biden entered the hall and headed to the Chrysler products. As the [...]

By |2020-09-16T12:39:28-07:00September 16th, 2020|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Alternative vehicles, Emissions, Environment|0 Comments

Paramex becomes more creative with Wayne Burgess

Creative legend joins Paramex ● Acclaimed automotive designer Wayne Burgess joins global design and engineering consultancy Paramex ● New digital studio, based in the heart of the British automotive landscape, set up to cater for rapidly expanding team Coventry, UK – Renowned design and engineering consultancy, Paramex, has today announced that British designer, Wayne Burgess, [...]

By |2020-09-16T07:56:56-07:00September 16th, 2020|Categories: Car designers, Paramex|0 Comments

HYUNDAI DELIVERS FIRST 2019 NEXO FUEL CELL SUV

Geek geeks out over Hyundai fuel cell NEXO is the World’s First and Only Hydrogen-Powered Production SUV NEXO has an EPA-estimated, Zero-emissions Range of 380 miles NEXO Benefits from Substantial Hydrogen Infrastructure of 42 Stations in California FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 10, 2020 – As California continues to lead the nation in clean air initiatives, [...]

By |2020-09-15T10:40:58-07:00September 15th, 2020|Categories: Alternative Fuels, Alternative vehicles, Fuel cells, Hydrogen, Hyundai|0 Comments

General Motors buys part of Nikola not Tesla

Nikola World 2020 in Arizona General Motors to receive a $2 billion equity stake in Nikola in exchange for specific in-kind contributions. General Motors to engineer, validate, homologate, and build the Nikola Badger for both the battery electric vehicle and fuel cell electric vehicle variants as part of the in-kind services. Nikola anticipates saving over [...]

By |2020-09-14T15:11:18-07:00September 14th, 2020|Categories: Alternative vehicles, electric vehicles (EV)|0 Comments
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