TodayApril 16, 2022

Dr. Mikulic, MBZ, at the 2009 Los Angeles auto show on Driving the Nation

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

Mikulic compared the S400 and ML450h hybrids. When is the 400 and the 450h at their optimum?

What is the difference in fuel efficiency between the gasoline and hybrid vehicles?

The hybrid creates no noise when idling. How does Mercedes-Benz notify the driver when they depart the car and unwittingly leave the car on?

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.