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.

Continental buys a stake in CA startup Aeye

AEye enhances Autonomous Vehicle Technology with Robotic Vision Both companies are jointly developing a high-performance long-range LiDAR sensor based on AEye's patented 1550nm agile architecture that utilizes a novel advanced micro MEMS technology The aim is to industrialize and commercialize this technology for Automated Driving on SAE levels three or higher with a dual focus [...]

By |2020-10-28T08:54:05-07:00October 28th, 2020|Categories: Automobiles and Energy|0 Comments

Ford of Mexico diversifying gender and powertrains

Ford's first electric Mach-e made only by women Anyone that knows the history of Ford Motor Company knows that Ford has been a diverse company on the assembly line since Ford created the assembly line. African Americans from the South traveled to Michigan to find a decent paying job. As early as 1913, at the [...]

By |2020-10-27T12:35:05-07:00October 27th, 2020|Categories: electric vehicles (EV), Ford, Mexico|0 Comments

CARB warns automakers against cheating

Car companies will be given until the end of 2020 to report any undisclosed alterations to vehicles’ equipment or software. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) today sent a letter to automakers and other vehicle and engine manufacturers encouraging them to disclose by the end of the year any unapproved hardware or software programs that [...]

By |2020-10-25T21:49:44-07:00October 26th, 2020|Categories: California Air Resources Board (CARB), Emissions|0 Comments

Electric Vehicles Will Dominate New Car Sales

Gasoline Will Still Rule the Road Electric vehicles will make up as many as 8 out of 10 new cars sold in 2050. But it will still be a long road before they dislodge gasoline as the predominant fuel in transportation, IHS Markit Vice Chairman Daniel Yergin writes in his new book, The New Map: [...]

2021 Volkswagen Arteon review pricing specs

2021 Volkswagen Arteon flagship sedan With a starting MSRP of $36,995, the updated brand halo offers a new front end, greater levels of interior refinement, advanced connectivity, and new driver assistance options 268hp four-cylinder TSI engine; front-wheel-drive or available Volkswagen 4Motion Standard features include: 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, full LED lighting, Volkswagen Digital Cockpit, MIB3 infotainment [...]

By |2020-10-25T19:45:24-07:00October 26th, 2020|Categories: Volkswagen|0 Comments

2021 Mercedes-Maybach GLS SUV starts at $160,500

Exclusivity and luxury in the first-ever Mercedes-Maybach SUV The all-new Mercedes-Maybach GLS is the first-ever SUV. Elegant spaciousness, unparalleled comfort, and powerful V8 performance The Mercedes- Maybach GLS 600 4MATIC is the pinnacle of SUV luxury. Arrives in U.S. dealerships in late 2020, this exclusive new model will start at $160,500. The Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 [...]

By |2020-10-22T08:27:44-07:00October 22nd, 2020|Categories: Mercedes-Benz|0 Comments

Want a GMC Hummer EV? Too bad they’re sold out

2022 GMC HUMMER EV About the same time it took me to make up a song entitled I do the crabwalk, and go around the living room walking like a crab the Hummer EV sold out. Clearly, $113,000 for a fully equipped GMC Hummer EV is not that crazy. At this point, General Motors is [...]

Emissions in CA low CARB still not happy

California Air Resources Board (CARB) California’s latest greenhouse gas data shows that while the state continues to stay below its 2020 target for emissions, there is much more work to achieve carbon neutrality by 2045. The California Air Resources Board today released GHG emissions data for 2018, showing that emissions remain below 1990 levels but [...]

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