TodayApril 16, 2022

June 13, 2014 Real Wheels Washington Post

Tesla’s patents to the public

Good morning Warren and Friends

So, What does everyone think about Elon Musk opening all of Tesla’s patents to the public?

If you owned Tesla stock would that bother you?

Remember I drove the Toyota 4Runner last week? I’m driving the Lexus RX 450h this week and love it. I would buy this car. Last week the 4Runner got 18 mpg, this week the RX 450h gets 26mpg. I forgot to set the odometer so that may not be as accurate as of the 4Runner, I may have gotten more.

Yes, the car is more expensive, a base price of $47,810 and the one I’m driving is $62,074. I think the Toyota was $52,000, so you’re looking at a $10,000 difference but the ride was smoother, the turning radius was better and it got better mpg.

Let’s chat about cars:

Lou Ann Hammond

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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.