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#57 Out Of Control

25 Mar , 2011  

Kind of stepping in unicorn droppings, it’s video of a concept car
http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/17/bmws-all-electric-i3-city-car-gets-ca…
and speaking of unicorn poo, how about this hybrid
http://www.kbb.com/car-news/all-the-latest/2014-bmw-i8-spied-testing-in-…

Renault offers sorta kinda guarantee on not quite ready for market vehicle, time goes backwards and the universe implodes
http://www.engadget.com/2011/03/18/renault-introduces-new-get-you-home-g…

gas price tipping point survey
hybridcars.com version
http://www.hybridcars.com/decision-process/endless-spiral-gas-price-tipp…
original press release
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/kbbcom-more-than-80-percent-of-c…

Gas prices go up and hybrid dealers start getting sweaty (and USAToday cashes in on “the panic”)
http://www.usatoday.com/money/autos/2011-03-21-prius-fit-rising-prices.htm

Tesla might be thinking about maybe adding swappable batteries to the Model S, did I say sorta maybe?
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/18/idUS245189596520110318

Hey, someone else thinks Fisker might be padding their sales forecasts
http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20110321/BUSINESS/103210339/-1/Plu…

Earthquake and Tsunami delay shipments of Honda vehicles to US
http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory?id=13167475
But wait, 89% of the Honda’s sold in the US are made here
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-08-19/honda-founder-s-dream-of-u-s-pr…
So is the explanation that the only vehicles made in Japan, the Insight, CRZ, Fit and Civic Hybrid are responsible for the delays?

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#54 Chelsea Sexton and the Volt Redux

2 Mar , 2011  

Chelsea Sexton talks about her six weeks with the Chevy Volt

GM’s strategy for fighting “stealth killer car syndrome”? Make the damn thing so loud you need active noise cancellation to drive it
http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/25/gm-shows-off-terrain-suv-with-noise-c…

Drumroll please, Fisker to start making the $95K Karma on March 21st, will be making 15K Karmas annually by 2012 (That’s $1,425,000,000 annually, by the way)
http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/28/fisker-karma-enters-production-on-mar…

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#53 Not Quite Ready For Prime Time – Our First Live Show

23 Feb , 2011  

Our first ever live show. Excuse the mess. We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed doing it. Going forward, you can listen to our unedited live stream on Wednesday evenings beginning at 9:00 p.m. Eastern at whatdrives.us/live

Big thanks to special guest Von Rogers of Express Way Chrysler in Evansville, Indiana for coming on and talking about Chrysler’s offerings.

Show Notes:

BMW makes the futurecar commitment and launches “i”, Apple lawyers sharpen their pencils and creative people around the world go, “whathaf*ck, is the best they could do?”
http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/21/bmw-launches-new-i-brand-focused-on-e…

Volvo leapfrogs toyota with V60 or not?
http://www.allcarselectric.com/blog/1055663_2012-volvo-v60-plug-in-hybri…

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#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…

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#51 Don’t Post That Photo

9 Feb , 2011  

Danny Cooper, Russell Frost and Jason Holder discuss a ton of news this week. See the show notes below details and links. Watch the enhanced version of the show for the images and links as well.

Show Notes:

Photo of the week
http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/06/mercedes-f-cell-world-drive-gets-off-…

Great commercial, bad idea, facebook voice integration in the new chevy cruze
http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/05/chevy-cruze-to-read-facebook-feeds-ma…

Battery “myths” maybe not so mythic, maybe so
http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/02/nj-ev-owner-with-50-000-miles-logged-…

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#49 Special Guest: Inventor, Anthony Reale

5 Feb , 2011  

An amazing show. The first half of show stars inventor, Anthony Reale, the man who created the Strait Power device.

http://straitpower.blogspot.com/

The remainder of the show is dedicated to covering this week’s news.

Bloom energy’s subscription plan
http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/24/bloom-electrons-pay-what-you-consume-…

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#50 Special Guest: Toyota’s Doug Coleman

5 Feb , 2011  

We spend an hour talking to Toyota Motor Sales USA’s Doug Coleman, who is the Prius Product manager. Doug has seen the Prius through almost it’s entire history with Toyota and has many fascinating insights in Prius’ history as well some awesome sneak peeks into the future of the Prius family.

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