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 the Concept Car of the Year, and former member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year #NACTOY. She is a guest contributor for Via Corsa magazine and Vicarious magazine.

2020 Chevy Silverado Heavy-Duty HD first look

By | 2019-02-07T05:29:24+00:00 February 6th, 2019|Categories: Chevy, Chicago Auto Show|Tags: , |

Ram and Ford tried to rain on Chevy's parade putting out press releases about their trucks. Mark Reuss might as well have tweeted a #holdmybeer to them as he unveiled the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado HD with 35,500-pound towing capacity. The Flint manufacturing plant will have 4,000 jobs in that plant next year. Reuss [...]

Toyota Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Truck at CES2019

By | 2019-02-03T18:27:03+00:00 February 3rd, 2019|Categories: Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Toyota|Tags: , |

The first drayage truck Toyota used to retrofit into a fuel-cell was a Kenworth T660. Toyota pimped the Kenworth Truck Company using two fuel-cell Mirai sedans to create the T660. A Drayage truck’s CO2 emissions are equal to 22 units of Passenger vehicle. Chris Rovik, engineer and executive program manager of Toyota Motor North America's [...]

Toyota PAVEs way at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

By | 2019-01-18T11:28:14+00:00 January 17th, 2019|Categories: Audi, Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Toyota, Volkswagen|Tags: , , , |

100 lives a day. Start every article with that. One hundred lives a day are taken, and this is the first tool in years that has addressed the problem with a solution. That was the request of Mark Rosekind, the former head of the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). A man that looked [...]

A Christmas present to treasure for life

By | 2019-01-16T21:51:28+00:00 January 15th, 2019|Categories: Buick|Tags: |

I have made homemade Christmas presents for people in my life, a week being the longest it has taken to finish a project for one person. Each day I worked on the present the more excited I got about my friend opening the gift, knowing what the present represented was my time and [...]