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#19 Nasal

4 Jun , 2010  

This week co-hosts Danny Cooper and Russell Frost are joined by panelists Tony Schaefer and Evan Fusco to discuss Fisker Automotive, the wave of larger, “family size” hybrids on the horizon, A123 stock and how government investment has helped pushed alt-vehicle innovation.

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#18 Pitch Perfect

29 May , 2010  

Hosts Danny Cooper and Russell Frost are joined by Tony Scheafer and Linda Weidemann to discuss the Toyota Tesla partnership and they dissect Motor Trend published purported leaked images of the “Prius Alpha”.
Hosts: Russell Frost and Danny Cooper

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#17 Talking Smack

20 May , 2010  

This week Danny and Russell and joined by regular panelist Tony Schaefer and go over a wide range topics including, the sad state of auto journalism and link baiting, Nissan Leafs sales topping 12K, the auto industry bids Maximum Bob Lutz farewell and much more. We also respond to a previous Google Voice question on whether or not the Camry hybrid can be converted to a plug-in. The short answer is yes and with spectacular performance! For more details download or listen to episode #17.

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#16 Introducing Linda Weidemann

14 May , 2010  

This week Danny and Russell and joined by new panelist Linda Weideman. Linda is one of the organizers of Green Drive Expo, moderates the Prius Yahoo group and is on the Prius Experts panel for Toyota. We discuss the newly announced Range Rover hybrid and plug-in, the Fiat 500 conversion, beat up (just a little) on the Honda CRZ and much more.

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#15 Special Guests: Doug and Erica from the Prius Team

5 May , 2010  

This week is a very special multi-part episode recorded in Torrance, CA.  Hosts Danny Cooper and Russell Frost are joined by Tony Schaefer and Evan Fusco as well as Doug Coleman and Erica Gartsbeyn of Toyota and Rick Johnson who participates on the Prius Expert Panel (along with Danny, Russell, Tony and Evan).  They all get to drive the prototype Prius plug-in hybrid and discuss their thoughts on the vehicle and much more.  It’s a big episode so don’t be afraid to dig in start listening.

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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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