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#14 Kingship

30 Apr , 2010  

This week’s show features hosts Danny Cooper and Russell Frost as well as regular panelists Tony Schaefer and Evan Fusco.  This week the panel discuss topics ranging from a breakdown of Nissan Leaf sales to complaints about the Porshe 918 hybrid and the Honda IMA system.

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#13 I’m Not Allowed To Sit In The Car

23 Apr , 2010  

Regular panelists Tony Schaefer and Evan Fusco join Danny and Russell this week to discuss a wide range of stories from details on the Chevy dash, discussion of the Nissan Leaf pre-sales, more on dash telematics and the rumored “Prius” minivan

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#12 Hydrogen Is Dangerous, Unproven Technology

15 Apr , 2010  

A special “on-the-road” episode.  Danny is in San Diego attending Toyota’s Sustainable Mobility Confere where he’s a chance to drive not only the prototype Prius PHV but also the Highlander FCV.  Russell grills Danny on his experience and what he’s learned about the Prius PHV (as well as the Highlander).

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#11 Number One in Japan

9 Apr , 2010  

This week on What Drives Us, Russell and Danny are joined by Tony Schaefer and discuss a wide range of topics includiing, the debut of the Chevrolt Cruze ECO, the Lincoln MKZ hybrid, a Renault-Daimler alliance which may or may not lead to hybrids and EVs, the Prius is the number on selling car in Japan and much more.

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#10 Alone Together

2 Apr , 2010  

This week Danny and Russell are on their own. Together they discuss; Mazda licensing HSD technology, Hyundai announces the Sonata hybrid, Nissan Leaf pricing, Microsoft Hohm and Ford Sync technology integrated with vehicles, the ugly 2010 Prius dash display, the VW Touareg hybrid versus the Porsche Cayenne hybrid, the feds announce they’re buying 5,600 hybrids, the sad state of automotive journalism and Toyota bounces back.

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#9 Panamera Lust

26 Mar , 2010  

This week Danny and Russell welcome back Evan Fusco and Tony Schaefer. They discuss a wide range of news topics from three new Porsche hybrids (one of which goes 98MPH in EV mode) to pay in American factories.

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#8 Introducing Paul Guzyk

20 Mar , 2010  

This week on What Drives Us, Russell and Danny close out the James Sikes runaway Prius incident and dive head-first into the world of Plug-In Prius. To add credibility to the conversation we were joined by Paul Guzyk of 3ProngPower, a Prius plug-in conversion company in Berkeley, California, and Eric Powers from EV Powers and Green Drive Expo.

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#7 Sike Out

3 Mar , 2010  

This week on What Drives Us Russell and Danny dissect the runaway Prius driver James Sikes in an extended discussion on the subject. This week we were joined by panelists Tony Schaefer and Eric Powers.

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#5 Maximum Bob

7 Feb , 2010  

Topics include:

  • Prius/Toyota Recall – again
  • Prius resale values dropping
  • Nissan Leaf gets picked up by Hertz
  • Leaf to be built in US; Nissan gets $1.4B loan
  • Bob Lutz coughs up more stupidity

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