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.

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

Californians fleeing the wildfires and state

The threat of survival is real The question was posed on my local Facebook page, “Is anyone wondering where to live in the future? I’ve always lived in the West. I don’t know if I can keep doing this!” The thing she was talking about was the wildfires. The California wildfires have covered California in [...]

By |2020-09-14T12:37:31-07:00September 14th, 2020|Categories: #climatechange, Automobiles and Energy, California, Emissions, Environment|0 Comments

What should you do in a fire evacuation?

The Fifth season - Fire  When did fire become the fifth season? You hear it all the time about this time of year; the Fire season. This fire season, millions of acres have already burned on the west coast. Thousands of people are in some state of the evacuation process as I write this article. [...]

By |2020-09-14T15:20:40-07:00September 12th, 2020|Categories: #climatechange, California, Driving tips, Emissions, Environment|0 Comments

Karma car dealers added in DC, DFW and Belgium

Karma is a...car Financial Services to offer a new leasing program for the Revero GT Premier’s “Simple Lease” Program Will Be Available Through Karma Dealers and Retailers in the US. New Luxury Electric 2020 Revero GT Now Available at Karma Washington DC New Dealership Strengthens Company’s North American Presence to 24 Sites Karma’s adds Belgium [...]

By |2020-09-12T15:07:17-07:00September 11th, 2020|Categories: Karma|0 Comments

Genesis G70 adds Athletic Elegance

Exterior and Infotainment upgrades The new Genesis G70 strengthens Genesis brand identity, aligning all existing models with the current Athletic Elegance design philosophy Enhances existing market-proven driving performance credentials and leading safety features Driver-centered interior and 10.25-inch infotainment system upgrades user experience Genesis revealed the new Genesis G70 that will go on sale in Korea [...]

By |2020-09-11T10:06:19-07:00September 11th, 2020|Categories: Genesis|0 Comments
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