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2018 Toyota C-HR racing Circuit of the Americas (COTA)

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:21+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Racing, Toyota|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I was at the first Scion event in San Francisco, CA. I remember Jim Farley, currently CEO and Chairman of Ford Europe, talking about Scion's goal; to be a skunkworks group to research what young people wanted in future cars. Somehow Scion ended being a brand by itself, succeeding for many years, but [...]

Criss-Crossing the globe in a 4X4 Compass

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:22+00:00 February 23rd, 2017|Categories: Car designers, Jeep|Tags: , , , , , |

It's one of those days when an ordinary day of driving becomes an extraordinary day of fun. Jeep Compass is manufactured in four different countries; China, Brazil, India, and Mexico We started the day in the all-new compact Jeep Compass that will replace the old Compass and the Patriot crossovers. The Compass is [...]

Taking the Metro EV SUV in the NYIAS

By | 2016-09-25T19:34:56+00:00 March 23rd, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, New York International Auto Show (NYIAS), Travel|Tags: , , , , , |

From the company that brought us the Citelec and the KOMBI EV,Cenntro Automotive is taking a bite out of a big green apple. The big apple is New York, of course, the green is the electric machine, the METRO All Electric Utility Vehicle, unveiled at the New York International Auto show (NYIAS). Cenntro Automotive's website [...]

Maserati debuts luxury SUV Levante at NYIAS

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:36+00:00 March 23rd, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Maserati, New York International Auto Show (NYIAS)|Tags: , , , , , , |

The trend is towards SUVs, and the Trident has unveiled its luxury SUV at the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS). The Italian sportscar maker has just shown its competitive edge with this luxury SUV. Named for the warm Mediterranean wind, the Levante will be anything but warm or subtle, “With total commitment and determination [...]

Lou Ann Hammond appearances on the John Batchelor show, WABC-AM radio, New York City

By | 2016-09-25T13:01:16+00:00 May 27th, 2005|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Fuel economy, Radio, The John Batchelor show|Tags: , , |

John Batchelor and Lou Ann Hammond discuss the SUV market slipping while cars gain marketshare related stories: What is driving America? The difference between SUVs and CUVs

Winter driving Tips for SUV and four-wheel-drive

By | 2017-03-22T08:08:20+00:00 November 6th, 2004|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Driving tips|Tags: , , , |

Are four-wheel drive SUVs better equipped to handle winter driving conditions? Maybe, but SUV drivers “ like all drivers on the road “ need to be cautious during the upcoming holiday season with winter's unpredictable weather conditions. Follow these SUV-specific winter driving techniques to avoid accidents when the sleet, snow, and ice come this winter. [...]