TodayApril 16, 2022

NHTSA clears Volt, Honda is being sued for MPG certified by EPA

John Batchelor, host of the John Batchelor radio show, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO,, about the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and how NHTSA wrecked Volt’s reputation

Chrysler, 58% owned by Italy’s Fiat, is asking for a loan from the Department of Energy (DOE) Section 136. Should they get a federal loan if they are not an American company? How many other companies that are not American have received money?

Hammond talked to Batchelor about NHTSA’s Secretary LaHood, EPA’s Secretary Jackson and Congressman Dingell’s response to Honda being sued over miles per gallon.

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.