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.

2018 Plug-in hybrids and EVs for sale

By | 2019-04-08T13:46:15+00:00 April 4th, 2019|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, electric vehicles (EV), Plugin-electric vehicles, Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV)|Tags: , , |

There were over 500,000 electrified vehicles on America's roads in 2015. While that is a significant increase from the 70,000 in 2012, it is still fewer than predicted for U.S. cars on the roads. EV sales are increasing, up over 37% in 2016. As more PHEV and EV SUVs come on the market, we will [...]

California is still buying new cars ~ and it won’t stop

By | 2019-04-04T15:14:41+00:00 April 4th, 2019|Categories: California|Tags: |

No matter what type of powertrain, or size of vehicles I can predict that new car sales in California will go up in the next quarter. The Campfire in Northern California and the Woolsey fire in Southern California destroyed thousands of vehicles. It's a sad statistic, but it is real. Thankfully, we can replace vehicles. [...]

Carlos Ghosn Joins Twitter Promises to Tell the Truth

By | 2019-04-04T15:05:06+00:00 April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Mitsubishi, Nissan|Tags: , , |

I promise to tell the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth In the nineteen hours that Carlos Ghosn's twitter account has been up almost 37,000 people have followed him. Carlos Ghosn, Father, Husband, Former Chairman and CEO of Nissan Motor, Renault, Former Chairman of Mitsubishi Motors, Former Chairman and CEO of the [...]