John Edwards, Director, Land Rover on Driving the Nation

John Edwards, Director of Land Rover, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO,, about Land Rover’s new Range Rover.

Land Rover sold about 300,000 vehicles globally last year, but countries are putting the pressure on all manufacturers to produce vehicles in the country they are being sold. They are doing this by increasing import tariffs. How is Land Rover dealing with this?

How critical is California to Land Rover? How will Land Rover meet the California Air Resources Board (CARB) requirements for California emissions?

What are the top three countries for Land Rover sells? Which country is growing the fastest?

About the Author:

L ou Ann Hammond has a work history in the energy and transportation field. Starting with Chevron Corp. in finance and accounting from 1978 to 1986. Hammond was exposed to the accounting, selling, management, and transportation of petroleum and all the alternative energies Chevron explored for during the turbulent 1970s. Hammond is the founder and owner of the first privately owned automobile website Carlist is the longest running used car database, since 1986, even prior to the Internet. Hammond's most recent website,, covers a broader range of subjects than solely the automotive or the energy industry. Driving the Nation encompasses both automotive and energy issues to show the audience how dependent we are on both. Hammond's varied background in the petroleum and automotive industry gives her an analyst insight into the myriad levels of automobile and energy topics.