recorded March 21st, 2012
Seven grand over list? A "Market Value Adjustment"
Comment from TMS…
On the matter of the "market adjusted price" of a Prius c in Florida, we offer this comment direct from TMS:
"While Toyota Motor Sales does not advocate mark ups beyond the MSRP, the dealers are independent business operations and though we advise against raising prices beyond suggested retail, ultimately the final price is determined in the negotiations between a dealer and the customer."
Speaking of market adjustment, is the Volt taking off (if you believe rumors)?
And it's Euro cousin
And then, there's GM getting more aggressive marketing wise, welcome LOAN-A-VOLT
Zoe is darn cute but what's with the gear shifter?
Make your iMiev a power source
Nissan updating 2013 to add more cold weather range (they fixed the heater)
recorded March 14, 2012
Why do we have to put up with stupid EV regulations?
Fisker's bricking and commitment, it's hard to be a new CEO sometimes
And in a somewhat related follow up, Fisker has officially jumped the shark
nice Facebook comments
You think you're getting hosed on that new hybrid battery, bust a tire in a Leaf?
I want this feature
But she has a great personality!
Mazda whores out the Lorax to sell gas cars, SUVs no less, yeah, that's a great idea
Toyota rolls out new Prius c commercials
and maybe the best of the bunch
Woo-hoo! Episode #100! Recorded March 7, 2012 with special guest John Voelcker, Senior Editor at High Gear Media and http://www.greencarreports.com/
After their best sales month, Chevy halts Volt production, temporarily lays off workers, is there more?
Ford Focus EV, 105MPGe, anyone actually seen one for sale?
Thanks to all of you for listening to our shows.
recorded February 29, 2012
Top Gear wins, Tesla loses
Is Envia's new battery what everyone says it is?
Solar keeps getting better, which is good news for all of us
Can a three wheeled EV make a comeback? Mike Corbin thinks so.
Does the world need another "EV Supercar"? Infiniti thinks so.
Is MB on the right track for better infortainment?
Prius plugin starts dropping in the US
Bright calls it quits, says free DOE money ain't so cool, or free
Tom LaSorda takes the CEO role at Fisker
NO car content in this show but we have tons of awesome musical content.
Recorded February 29, 2012
With special guest, Michael Manring, the man who composed and plays our theme song (he didn't write it for us, we use it with his permission). We spend some time getting to know Michael and playing some of his music. Manring is a world renowned bass player. He has played on, literally, hundreds of albums and has gold and platinum records to his credit as well as a Grammy nomination. If you like our theme, check out this show.
Visit Michael Manring at www.manthing.com/
You can buy his music on iTunes, CDBaby and Candyrats.
Look for Episode #99 chock full of car stuff at the end of the week.
recorded February 22, 2012
Russell, Patrick Connor and Chelsea Sexton discuss...
-Chelsea drives the Fisker Karma
-The Tesla "bricking" story
-Pike Research says hydrogen and fuel cells are making a comeback this year
-Refuting the Newt (it's actually very easy)
Recorded February 15, 2012
Fiat says they will actually build some 500EVs, this year
Chicago Auto Show
Interview with Linda and Tony
Better solar means more juice
Tesla Model X reveal
Chelsea and panel discuss their thoughts
Danny and Russell offer comments and take questions from the panel
recorded February 8, 2012
Unintentionally limited edition Karmas? Fisker announces layoffs
Bad fed bill (just one of the many)
This is the best we can do? Super bowl car commercials (please try to watch all ten)
here's another take on it
my favorite didn't run during the game
This is what people want, why won't carmakers offer it?
Honda loses in small claims
Oh yeah, we cover EVERYTHING in this video.
The below is a recording of the Prius c press conference and technical session recorded January 30th, 2012 in La Jolla, California. This was the first event to release this information about the Prius c.
You can view a video review of the technical session and a driving review of the Prius c at: