What Drives Us is a podcast dedicated to the future of personal transportation and to the greater green tech movement. Every week co-hosts Russell Frost and Danny Cooper, along with a constantly changing panel of experts comment on the week's news, developments and issues of concern. Listen for tips, reviews, cogent commentary and a little humor as well.

Episode 75 - Hostile Takeover

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Toyota stepping out ahead of others?
http://priuschat.com/news/toyota-tesla-talking-1-billion-deal-acquisitio...

you don't have to be smart to run F1, just uninformed, rich and arrogant
http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1064545_formula-one-boss-ecclestone-...

Top Gear topgears another EV
http://www.google.com/#q=top+gear+nissan+leaf&hl=en&safe=off&prmd=ivnsu&...

Backseat drivers
http://www.adweek.com/adfreak/toyotas-gps-app-lets-kids-drive-backseat-1...

iQ EV
http://www.engadget.com/2011/07/01/toyota-scion-iq-ev-plugs-in-for-offic...

America is the home of sticking two things that have never been stuck together before (Carlin)
http://www.engadget.com/2011/06/30/solar-cross-e-bike-soaks-in-the-sun-p...

Solar Yosemite
http://www.engadget.com/2011/08/04/solar-panels-light-up-yosemite-nation...

First Fisker owner (I thought Leonardo got the first one, or Henrik did? or someone) -an ode to PR continuity
http://twitter.com/#!/fiskerauto/status/95981164489228288

Hacking into your car
http://www.engadget.com/2011/08/04/hackers-break-into-subaru-outback-via...

For the love of god when will this end?
http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1064657_australian-couple-hopes-to-b...

Prius PHV "leak"
http://priuschat.com/news/new-2012-prius-plug-in-details-trims-colors-de...

Episode 74 - Danny Sticks Up For Trucks

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What Drives Us Episode #74 recorded July 3, 2011

Show notes:
The need for a better way to measure performance of cars that just don't run exclusively on gasoline
http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1063898_epa-says-toyota-prius-hybrid...

(a somewhat related story) The Volt's "maintenance mode" and tracking mileage
http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1063910_even-a-3000-mpg-chevy-volt-h...

Ford dropping price on and making SYNC standard on more vehicles
http://www.engadget.com/2011/08/01/ford-bringing-sync-systems-to-base-tr...

Oil spill in the Yellowstone river
http://www.google.com/#hl=en&safe=off&q=yellowstone+river+oil+spill&um=1...

Public supported 56MPG, they passed 54.5, compromises
http://priuschat.com/news/pew-poll-finds-strong-public-support-56-mpg-fu...

The Chinese want to leapfrog countries pushing hybrids
http://hybridcars.com/news/why-chinese-policy-favors-evs-over-hybrids-30...

Not so rare earths
http://www.engadget.com/2011/07/04/japanese-scientists-discover-massive-...

No Mo Carpool
http://www.engadget.com/2011/07/02/california-carpool-exemptions-expire-...

No, you can't go Hohm
http://www.engadget.com/2011/06/30/microsoft-shuts-down-utility-monitori...

GM brings diesel Cruz to America - does anyone care?
http://hybridcars.com/news/chevy-confirms-diesel-cruze-2013-30476.html

Anyone surprised by this?
http://priuschat.com/news/toyota-named-top-green-global-brand

Another Prius? Prii? Or just more wishful gossip?
http://priuschat.com/news/prius-family-add-suv-sports-coupe-2014

Episode 73 - The Tony Schaefer Rule

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Recording July 27, 2011.

This featured an extended discussion of Green Drive Expo in Madison, WI and a discussion of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers.

Episode 72 - Expo Madness

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PLEASE NOTE: This episode was recorded immediately before Green Drive Expo but is going public after Green Drive Expo in Madison has concluded. If you missed Madison, please consider checking out Green Drive Expo California in September. Learn more at www.greendriveexpo.com

Show notes

Danny and russell discuss PlugIn2011 with the panel
-iMiev, Volt and Leaf drives
-lots of people making plugs
-any future insights
-Leaf price increase ( http://www.detnews.com/article/20110720/AUTO01/107200334/1148/Nissan-hik... )

Linda talks about Green Drive Expo

Honda is building them cleaner
http://www.cleanmpg.com/forums/showthread.php?p=314114

Motor Trend's goal, continue cheap and inaccurate stereotyping through filler for the web site (read the comments), we judge motor trend to be mostly written for testosterone challenged late twenties men who still live in their parent's basement
http://wot.motortrend.com/thread-of-the-day-what-does-your-car-say-about...

building Volts resumed
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110719/AUTO01/107190386/1361/GM-restart...

Hey! Fisker is hiring!
http://www.doverpost.com/business_news/x1510860289/Job-openings-announce...

Six Karmas come off the line but still nary a one for a buyer
http://www.engadget.com/2011/07/19/six-fisker-karmas-roll-off-the-produc...

Peugeot AWD hybrid
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/motoring/news/article.cfm?c_id=9&objectid=1073...

Thanks for clearing that up
http://pressroom.toyota.com/releases/toyota+rav4+ev+coming+to+market+in+...

No more grease monkeys
http://www.bostonherald.com/business/general/view/2011_0717fed_grant_to_...

Episode 71 - Pudding Drive-By

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What Drives Us #71 "Pudding Drive-By" recorded July 14, 2011

Featuring Danny Cooper, Russell Frost, Linda Weidemann, Tony Schaefer, Jason Holder and Justin Wages

Show notes:

When everything is a hybrid, will nothing be hybrid?
http://www.pantagraph.com/business/article_e6b7e7dc-a9e3-11e0-81e1-001cc...

who the hell is this for?
http://www.cspnet.com/ME2/Audiences/dirmod.asp?sid=&nm=&type=Publishing&...

the mysteriously tepid selling volt (scroll down)
https://www.greenbiz.com/news/2011/07/11/first-takes-australias-carbon-t...

stupid writer on financial site should stick to writing stupid things...about financial issues
http://blogs.forbes.com/stuartanderson/2011/07/10/death-for-bigger-cars-...

all six of them
http://www.autoweek.com/article/20110711/CARNEWS/110719982

ten per week
http://www.autocar.co.uk/News/NewsArticle/AllCars/258134/

it's about choice, no?
http://www.thegreencarwebsite.co.uk/blog/index.php/2011/07/11/hybrids-be...

Prius drive-by
http://www.the-signal.com/section/36/article/47807/

Episode 70 - Skynet Wakes Up

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Episode 69 - Hey Justin!

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What Drives Us #69 recorded June 22, 2011.

We welcome Justin Wages to the panel and discuss the week's news.

How about just, "A guy who doesn't think the future will be powered by burning fossil fuels"?
http://www.wired.com/autopia/2011/06/qa-with-carlos-ghosn/

Today, the world is a slightly better place because of our brothers and sisters in Portland (thanks to Patrick Connor)
http://youtu.be/QHsZc_LCcpU

The real price of gas
http://blip.tv/center-for-investigative-reporting/the-price-of-gas-5263590

Ford trying to revive Lincoln
http://twitter.com/#!/KickingTires/status/83224011491901441

Touch & Go is so much cooler sounding than Entune
http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1061852_2012-toyota-yaris-doubles-do...

What Drives Us 68 - You Get Two Free When You Buy Three For The Price Of Five

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What Drives Us #68 You Two Free When You Buy Three For The Price Of Five recorded June 15, 2011

GM still playing a shell game with the Volt (and some suckers in the media fall for it)
http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1061383_2012-chevy-volt-price-cut-to...
and then...
http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1061435_2012-chevy-volt-price-cut-pa...

toyota says profit to decline by one third this year
http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D9NORN3O0.htm

Ford considering hybrid/EV/plugin production
http://www.hybridcars.com/news/ford-triple-us-electrified-vehicle-produc...

The 2012 Ford Fusion hybrid in all its forms
http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1061471_all-new-2013-ford-fusion-hyb...

Ford to kill the Escape hybrid?
http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1061493_why-ford-would-be-crazy-to-k...

Airbus plans plane with observation dome, tickets on plane to cost $540,000.00 each
http://inhabitat.com/airbus-unveils-their-incredible-design-for-a-transp...

Episode 67 - 587MPG with special guest, Trevor Fleck

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SPECIAL GUEST: Trevor Fleck

Trevor was a guest on WDU #56, he was a senior on the Mater Dei supermileage team. Trevor has now graduated and is headed to Purdue, ironically, the team that beat Mater Dei in the recent MPG challenge.

TOPICS:

Prius C gets spied
http://priuschat.com/news/2012-toyota-prius-c-spy-shots-you-c

Tata Indica has stoners in the UK salivating, car reviewers, not so much
http://www.plugincars.com/anglo-indian-electric-tata-indica-vista-ev-sho...

Fuel cell stunt is, well, a stunt
http://www.engadget.com/2011/06/04/mercedes-benz-completes-hydrogen-powe...

Korean company pulls out (and all that implies)
http://www.oregonlive.com/newsflash/index.ssf/story/plans-to-build-elect...

Now burning two different fossil fuels, SIMULTANEOUSLY!!!
http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1061078_new-chrysler-engine-to-burn-...

Fisker stumbles the week AFTER asking for another $100M
http://www.engadget.com/2011/06/06/fisker-karma-delayed-again-but-only-b...

Cool solar tunnel
http://www.engadget.com/2011/06/07/europes-first-solar-powered-train-tun...

Episode 66 - Special Guest Inventor and EV Pioneer, Mike Dabrowski

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