TodayApril 15, 2022

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Good Morning Warren and Friends,

It must be summer – everyone is traveling, or has traveling plans.

Yesterday Mary Nichols, California Air Resources Board (CARB), and other government officials drove from Santa Monica to Sacramento, CA in “Mary’s Valley Rally” touting hydrogen cars, Toyota Mirai, and Hyundai Tucson, that can get 300 miles to the driving range. They only had to stop once to make it to Sacramento. Good thing, there’s only one hydrogen station in the San Joaquin Valley :) Could you see them running out of hydrogen in Turlock, CA and trying to hitch a ride on a tractor or a diesel pickup? LOL

If you’re thinking of coming to Northern California, the best part of California, up to Half Moon Bay – where the fog and surfers are plenty – look at the deal Ritz Carlton has, spend the night and they throw in a Tesla to use for the day.

If you’re thinking of going to Playa Del Carmen, Mexico I wrote an article on what I did and the tips I had for fun.

And to the chatter last week that asked, “Thanks to Lou Ann’s help and that of her friend via this chat, I have looked at and been quoted a pretty good deal on a 2016 Audi A6 – if I pull the trigger, can Lou Ann please explain “want” vs “need” to my wife?”

I would explain to your wife that there are wants and needs in this world. You need transportation, but you want something fun to drive, such as the A6. Just like when you felt a need to get married, no one else would do except for your wife, you wanted her and only her. And she should know that you have really good taste because you picked her :) She will give you the look, turn around and walk away. But over drinks with her girlfriends, they will have the best laugh, and you will have your car.

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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.