Episode 86 - An Alternator with a Belt

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recorded November 16, 2011

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Special Guest, Mike Dabrowski
http://99mpg.com/

The magic number. Apparently, EV's just cost 40 large.
Coda announces "final" 2012 pricing, drops MSRP by five grand to $39K
http://news.cnet.com/8301-11128_3-57325764-54/coda-starts-motoring-with-...
http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1068689_2011-la-auto-show-coda-relea...
http://www.codaautomotive.com/
Wider topic, is there enough variation in EV pricing?
http://www.greencars.org/pdf/gcipricing.pdf
Mitsubishi i $29-$31K
Nissan Leaf $35-$37K
Ford Focus EV $39K
Coda sedan $39K
Tesla Model S $57-$77K
Mini E (lease only) currently $600 per month for one year
Smart ED (currently lease only but will go on sale for an unannounced price in 2012) $599 per month for 48 months (almost $28K but you have to give it back)
Fiat 500 EV *SHOULD* be selling for about $45K if and when they decide to sell them

Sort of related...
Rolls makes a one-off, sorry, "prototype" EV. Do we care?
http://inhabitat.com/nyc/inhabitat-takes-the-rolls-royce-102ex-electric-...

I'm Burning, I'm Burning, I'm Burning For You
Finally on EV's...EV's, great cars or just a bonfire waiting to happen. We look at the coverage.
http://www.brandchannel.com/home/post/2011/11/14/EV-Fire-Issue-111411.aspx
Because gasoline is *soooooo* safe
http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/ev-related-fires-ignite-medi...
http://www.torquenews.com/106/third-chevrolet-volt-fire-could-bring-abou...
http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/helloworld/27344/
http://evworld.com/blogs/index.cfm?authorid=12&blogid=1005&archive=1

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