audio only,What Drives Us episode

#52 Inside the Nissan Leaf with David Laur

19 Feb , 2011  

We talk about the Leaf with owner Dave Laur and then run through the weekly news. Complete show notes below.

Show notes:

Bad name, cool concept, awesome specs, most likely link bait
http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/09/etox-plans-all-electric-zafer-sportsc…

Honda to unveil Fit EV in Geneva because doing something like this in the US would send the wrong message
http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/11/honda-to-unveil-new-ev-in-geneva-said…

Prius+, no you can’t have one, unless you’re outside of the US
http://priuschat.com/news/prius-its-prius-v-you-wanted-cant-have

Is Toyota paying mommybloggers $10 amazon gift cards to write nice stories?
http://www.v3im.com/2011/02/toyota-buying-mom-bloggers/
http://consumerist.com/2011/02/mommy-bloggers-offered-10-to-write-nice-s…
Toyota’s second mistake, making Jalopnik their “official” response


http://jalopnik.com/#!5762479/why-were-mommy-bloggers-paid-for-positive-stories-on-toyota

republican governors don’t need mass transit
florida
http://www.thetransportpolitic.com/2011/02/16/florida-governor-rick-scot…
wisconsin
http://wonkroom.thinkprogress.org/2010/11/06/gop-derails-trains/
ohio
http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/11/04/a-high-speed-derailment/
new jersey
http://www.wnyc.org/articles/wnyc-news/2010/oct/27/governor-christie-for…
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ac/20110211/tr_ac/7831400_nj_governor_christie_o…

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/05/us/05rail.html
“Any notion that somehow rail is subsidized, and other modes of transportation aren’t, is simply not factual,” said Mr. Smith, the president Reconnecting America, a nonprofit transportation advocacy group, who noted that highways and airports were subsidized as well. “Honestly, transportation infrastructure should not be a partisan issue. When you talk about good transportation solutions, they cross party lines.”

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