audio only,What Drives Us episode

#93 Premature Celebration

18 Jan , 2012  

TWO MINUTE NEWS TOPICS:

Linda
“There’s an app for that”
http://green.autoblog.com/2012/01/18/doe-helps-launch-first-responder-tr…

tony
Honda kills drowned plant
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/thai-flood-honda-plant-pulled-o…

Patrick
air batteries
http://www.theenvironmentalblog.org/2012/01/metal-air-battery-technology/

Jon
Scion iQ driving report

MAIN TOPICS:

Why currency rates matter to cars
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/dropping-euro-makes-japanese-ca…
(Tony, you might consider forming a nice, succinct explanation for this)(I *think* I get it)

Limited editions RAV4EV and SCion iQ, coming out this year but you can’t have one
http://www.plugincars.com/toyota-reveals-details-electric-rav4-scion-iq-…

Bob Lutz is still the biggest blowhard in the industry, and in an industry with Henrik Fisker, that’s saying something
http://www.plugincars.com/motors-bob-lutz’s-help-aims-sell-2000-electric-trucks-year-111497.html

Speaking of Henrik, nice software bug
http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1071730_fisker-issues-recall-and-per…
and maybe less focus on design (and self-promotion) would be a good thing
http://www.facebook.com/fiskerauto/posts/338994452791720

Tesla Model S kerfluflle proves dumbest species on the planet are “investors”
http://www.freep.com/article/20120118/BUSINESS01/201180364/Tesla-says-it…

Farewell to one of the pioneers of EnergyStar, Linda Latham
http://content.usatoday.com/communities/greenhouse/post/2011/09/farewell…

CES, NAIAS, trade shows and car/electronics convergence
http://www.engadget.com/2012/01/14/ces-2012-automotive-round-up/

This week Patrick is up with our MPG-E tip of the Week

, , , ,