Lynn Walford

A portrait of Lynn Walford.


Pomona College


Electric vehicles

Connected cars

Autonomous vehicles


Lynn Walford started working on cars with her father in the garage, dismantling carburetors and restoring classics. She learned how to drive in her sister’s 1966 Mustang convertible. She also drove a 1965 Thunderbird convertible, followed by a 1964 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spyder.

In 2014 she founded AUTO Connected Car News. She is currently the US correspondent and contributing editor for DMA Media’s Auto Futures and has covered automotive, electric and technology shows for over a decade. She’s also had the privilege of riding in some of the earliest prototypes of autonomous vehicles.

Lynn has written for, Automotive IT News, Yahoo! Autos, Electric Car Insider, Investor’s Business Daily and The Los Angeles Times.

Previously, she was an adjunct professor at community colleges and emeritus colleges with students ranging in age from 18-96.


Lynn graduated from Pomona College with a degree in bachelor arts.

A Message from Lynn Walford

I currently drive a 2016 Nissan LEAF SL (with an upgraded 149-mile 40 KW battery pack) which I got for a steal. My favorite feature is the surround-view camera that shows a 360 view around her. This is my second LEAF. I've saved 6 tons of CO2 from getting into the air compared to driving a gas-powered car. I think of myself an EVangelist and hopes to convert as many drivers as possible to electric vehicles. I'm the go-to-person for any friend or relative contemplating buying a new or used car. With my experience, I'll give you the same advice as I would a family member.

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