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#135 Is It Safe?

9 Apr , 2015   Video

Danny Cooper is enjoying a spring break with his family so Russell Frost runs solo with Patrick Connor, Tony Schaefer and Even Fusco. The theme of the entire show is safety. The panel discuss all aspects of vehicle safety and upcoming innovations. This show also features, as part of a discussion on safety in young drivers, Evan Fusco’s two sons, Brendon and Heath, two fifteen year old drivers just learning to drive (but not in their dad’s Tesla).

 

 

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#134 Market Manipulation

3 Apr , 2015   Video

Thanks to Patrick Connor for this week’s title.

On the show this week, the triumphal return of Danny Cooper, Russell Frost, Tony Schaefer, Patrick Connor and Paul Guzyk.

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#132 Red Barchetta

20 Mar , 2015   Video

This week Danny is out sick so Russell was left struggling by himself. Luckily for him, he had lots of help from the very capable, Evan Fusco, Patrick Connor and Tony Schaefer.

This isn’t an idea, it’s stupidity and yet another subsidy for polluting vehicles
http://www.myorego.org

It’s all about money for the carmakers, nothing else
http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1097175_should-safer-cars-get-credit-for-more-mpg-automaker-trade-group-says-yes

The car as a utility for moving
http://www.wired.com/2015/03/the-economic-impact-of-autonomous-vehicles?utm_content=buffer1fc5f&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

—Predictions on the Tesla press conference about twelve after we record this week’s show

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#131 Afternoon Delight

16 Mar , 2015   Video

Something different this week, since the regular panel was taking the week off, Danny and Russell do the show as duo recording in the afternoon rather than the evening. All of which leads to some discussion on…

Whistle while you work, sorry, charge while you drive
http://www.theverge.com/2015/3/7/8167489/goodyear-concept-tires-can-help-power-your-electric-car

A bigger boondoggle than FCV’s? How about FCV marketing? Another embarrassing ad for Mirai
http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1097135_toyota-mirai-fuel-cell-cars-ad-agency-should-study-engine-technology-more-closely

We back track on an earlier story, now Apple claims CarPlay will come from every major manufacturer, except?
http://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars/car-technology/news/a25219/tim-cook-apple-carplay-coming-to-every-major-car-brand/?utm_content=buffer33a14&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Tesla cuts jobs in China on slow sales
http://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/foreign/2015/03/08/tesla-cuts-jobs-china/24632535/

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#130 Pink Sheets

9 Mar , 2015   Video

This week, Danny Cooper, Russell Frost, Tony Schaefer, Paul Guzyk and Patrick Connor discuss the week’s news, including your very own custom-made Audi R8 E-tron, solar charging vs the traditional grid, the end of ethanol, and much, much more.

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#129 Battery Scam

2 Mar , 2015   Video

This week, Danny Cooper, Russell Frost, Evan Fusco, Paul Guzyk and Patrick Connor discuss the usual range of activity including, why we need an Indiegogo project to push a hybrid battery price decrease, how thieves are targeting some of those same hybrid batteries and more, yes, more on the Apple car.

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#127 14% ABV

12 Feb , 2015   Video

Week two of the WDU comeback brings together a bigger panel and higher alcohol levels than ever before. This week hosts, Danny Cooper and Russell Frost share the small screen with Chelsea Sexton, Tony Schaefer, Linda Weidemann, Patrick Connor and Evan Fusco

  • A discussion of tax credits or charging stations
  • Return of the Mitsubishi i-Miev
  • The Chevy Bolt
  • Polaris buys Brammo
  • The “Carvi” electronic back seat driver
  • A Colibri concept EV
  • Tesla’s first battery swap station
  • Is Europe regretting its support of diesel?

And, as always, much more. Enjoy.

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