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 65 - Prius v reviews and more

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John Volecker says Elon Musk isn't tell the whole story, or even the real one
http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1060551_elon-musk-says-tesla-wont-be...
original report
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-05-25/tesla-ceo-says-he-has-no-intere...

why some sites aren't worth bothering with
http://www.autospies.com/news/WHY-Would-ANYONE-Want-A-Tesla-When-They-Co...

Just because I do the news, I want to spread this around. why? because it's pretty and that's reason enough
http://mocoloco.com/archives/023407.php

EPA gives dumb idea an "F"
http://blogs.cars.com/kickingtires/2011/05/epa-fails-letter-grade-label-...

New Toyota social network, with dealers?
http://www.engadget.com/2011/05/23/toyota-to-launch-social-network-for-p...

Honda can build beautiful vehicles
http://hondajet.honda.com/default.aspx?bhcp=1

Episode 64 - with special guest, Mike Granoff of Better Place

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An amazing show with Mike Granoff of Better Place (www.betterplace.com). We spend the entire show discussing Better Place's vision of oil free future.

http://www.betterplace.com/

Episode 63 - You just lost your man badge

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Episode 62 FUD

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Episode #62 show notes

Wheego, well, not so much, more Wheeedon'tgo
http://www.engadget.com/2011/05/03/wheego-needs-more-cash-to-produce-lif...
And Chelsea says...
http://twitter.com/#!/evchels/status/65456440118231040

Privacy and your, who is listening to you as you sing along with the radio at the top your lungs?
http://news.consumerreports.org/cars/2011/04/back-fire-tomtom-sold-user-...
http://www.engadget.com/2011/05/02/state-farm-app-uses-iphone-sensors-to...

Kia, step away from the Twitter account
http://twitter.com/#!/Kia_Motors/status/62835398619041792

Production in Japan
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-04-25/toyota-leads-japan-automakers-m...

just stop guessing, we get it, you don't know (carefully note the dates on the articles)
http://www.hybridcars.com/hybrid-drivers/hybrid-market-forecasts.html
http://www.hybridcars.com/news/jd-power-forecasts-three-fold-growth-hybr...
http://detnews.com/article/20110427/AUTO01/104270336/Forecast--Green-car...
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10301/1098630-28.stm

It's the free hand of the market at work
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20110503/AUTO01/105030330/1148/auto01...

Glass roads that are self-illuminating and generate solar power
http://www.govtech.com/technology/Energy-Ecosystem-of-the-Future.html

The value of efficiency
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/ask-the-best-and-brightest-is-f...

Episode 61 Ass Heavy

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Episode 60

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We have this weird metric to create lists and here is one
http://blogs.cars.com/kickingtires/2011/04/movers-and-losers-march-2011....
Speaking of weird lists, here are the worst hybrids out there
http://blogs.cars.com/kickingtires/2011/04/worst-hybrids-for-the-money.html

And, Danny talks about the Sustainable Mobility Conference where he drives the new Tesla powered RAV4EV and the Lexus CT200h.

Who cares about mpg, the less time spent in texas, the better
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/04/07/us-texas-speed-limit-idUSTRE73...

RVparks, the next EV charging stations?
http://www.engadget.com/2011/04/10/rv-parks-offer-ev-owners-respite-from...

coolest alt energy project ever
http://news.discovery.com/tech/wind-power-without-the-blades.html

Episode 59 It's Not What You Think

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Open Discussion:
Speaking of the sustainable mobility conference, the conference keynote speaker, Dr. Robert Topel made a point, and forgive me for summarizing it, that "efficiency" doesn't save fuel or lower emissions, only economic factors, primarily price, affect these things. Are we wasting our time with fuel efficient vehicles when in fact, we should taxing the shit out of inefficient ones?

How to save fuel in your Prius and to some extent, in any car
http://www.hybridcars.com/gas-saving-tips/maximizing-mileage-toyota-priu...

Batteries are recyclable and recycled, a lot
http://www.greencarreports.com/blog/1044372_who-knew-a-car-battery-is-th...

The Volt outsells the Leaf, which means what exactly?
http://www.greencarreports.com/blog/1057795_chevy-volt-outsells-nissan-l...

Will the Volt (and cars like it) really save you money? Do we really have to keep going down this road?
http://www.greencarreports.com/blog/1057619_video-will-electric-cars-lik...

no matter, people want hybrids
http://www.hybridcars.com/hybrid-clean-diesel-sales-dashboard/march-2011...

do we really need this?
http://crz.pavedearth.com/2011/04/02/pivot-to-release-cr-z-idle-stop-can...

tesla stock fluctuations, the market and analysts, keeping the anal in the world of stocks
http://seekingalpha.com/article/261659-tesla-bullishness-putting-the-car...
http://www.streetinsider.com/Analyst+Comments/Tesla+(TSLA)+Shares+Continue+Correction+Following+Morgan+Stanleys+Bullish+Call/6406628.html
Tesla chart
http://markets.financialcontent.com/streetinsider/quote/chart?Symbol=TSLA
Tesla insiders sell shares
http://www.gurufocus.com/news.php?id=128075

CAFE actually works to Detroit's advantage
http://www.hybridcars.com/news/study-says-aggressive-cafe-increases-woul...

Episode 58 Unicorn emissions

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Episode 57 Out of Control

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What Drives #57 recorded March 22, 2011

Kind of stepping in unicorn droppings, it's video of a concept car
http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/17/bmws-all-electric-i3-city-car-gets-ca...
and speaking of unicorn poo, how about this hybrid
http://www.kbb.com/car-news/all-the-latest/2014-bmw-i8-spied-testing-in-...

Renault offers sorta kinda guarantee on not quite ready for market vehicle, time goes backwards and the universe implodes
http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/18/renault-introduces-new-get-you-home-g...

gas price tipping point survey
hybridcars.com version
http://www.hybridcars.com/decision-process/endless-spiral-gas-price-tipp...
original press release
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/kbbcom-more-than-80-percent-of-c...

Gas prices go up and hybrid dealers start getting sweaty (and USAToday cashes in on "the panic")
http://www.usatoday.com/money/autos/2011-03-21-prius-fit-rising-prices.htm

Tesla might be thinking about maybe adding swappable batteries to the Model S, did I say sorta maybe?
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/18/idUS245189596520110318

Hey, someone else thinks Fisker might be padding their sales forecasts
http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20110321/BUSINESS/103210339/-1/Plu...

Earthquake and Tsunami delay shipments of Honda vehicles to US
http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory?id=13167475
But wait, 89% of the Honda's sold in the US are made here
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-08-19/honda-founder-s-dream-of-u-s-pr...
So is the explanation that the only vehicles made in Japan, the Insight, CRZ, Fit and Civic Hybrid are responsible for the delays?

Episode 56 Special guest, Trevor Fleck from the Mater Dei Supermileage team

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