TodayApril 16, 2022

Dr. Leopold Mikulic, Mercedes-Benz, 2009 LA autoshow

Dr. Leopold Mikulic, Vice President, Powertrain, Mercedes-Benz Development talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO,, at the 2009 Los Angeles autoshow.

Mercedes-Benz has started bringing out hybrids. Mikulic talks about the alternative engineering and the optimization of the vehicle for sustainable mobility. Mikulic also talked about the F-cell, the hydrogen fuel cell vehicle that is zero emission vehicle (ZEV).

Mikulic talks about the ML450h that I drive later. The ML450h is the two-mode hybrid with CVT that was designed by General Motors, BMW and Mercedes-Benz. The vehicle is based on a V-6 gasoline engine and has two electric motors.

Mikulic talks about the kilowatts and the difference in fuel efficiency.

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.