audio only,What Drives Us episode

#32 What Was Fisker Selling?

9 Sep , 2010  

This week Danny and Russell are joined by Tony Schaefer and Jason Holder. The group take apart the new Fisker Karma commercial and wonder why the Karma itself actually is, discuss Plug-In America’s Paul Scott take a job at Santa Monica Nissan to sell Leafs, Volt transparency, the new liquid cooled Lion battery for the Ford Focus EV, a HUGE rebate on the Tesla Roadster in Japan and two eerily similar Toyota hybrids NOT meant for the US. At least for now.

Show notes:

Interview with Henrik Fisker
http://slotvent.com/henrik-fisker-on-the-future-of-fisker-automotive-gar…

A very real commercial for a not quite real car
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6C_OeBhTr4&feature=related

Plug-In America’s Paul Scott to sell Leafs at Santa Monica Nissan
http://www.forbes.com/2010/09/07/electric-car-scott-technology-nissan-le…

GM says no more early information on future versions of the Volt, an over-saturated, over-hyped public thanks them
http://gm-volt.com/2010/09/07/gm-may-not-be-as-transparent-about-next-ge…

Liquid cooled batteries are cool
http://www.allcarselectric.com/blog/1049033_2012-focus-ev-will-rely-on-l…

Japan kicks back $38K on the Tesla Roadster
http://www.egmcartech.com/2010/09/08/tesla-roadster-eligible-for-38000-c…

Yaris hybrid to built in France
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE68610320100907

Auris hybrid to be sold in the EU
http://www.insideline.com/toyota/auris/2011/2011-toyota-auris-hsd-t-spir…

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