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#25 Together Alone Again, Naturally

21 Jul , 2010  

This week hosts Russell Frost and Danny Cooper go it alone with the regular panel taking a well deserved day off. In what turns out to be an all EV episode Danny & Russell discuss new electric bikes, new Nissan EVs, the Nissan Leaf battery warranty survey debacle, the RAV4 EV lives again through Tesla partnership, Honda relents and says they’ll make a plug-in and an EV, Google signs a 20 year contract for windpower and an Aptera spin-off company announces another potential vehicle that makes no sense.

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#24 PHV

14 Jul , 2010  

This week Danny Cooper and Russell Frost are joined by the entire panel of Linda Weidemann, Evan Fusco and Tony Schaefer to discuss the most expensive hybrid ever, the Porsche 918, the Ford Focus EV, HOV lane controversy in California, the result of the NHTSA black box testing for Prius and much more including the announcement that Tony and Evan will both have a week of time with the new Prius PHV to test it.

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#23 Stop Breathing Please

9 Jul , 2010  

Hosts Danny Cooper and Russell Frost are joined by Tony Schaefer discuss a Lexus recall in Korea, the Volt’s “Freedom Drive”, the Opel Ampera, Prius tops sales in Japan, coverage of the Insight in Australia and much more.

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#22 Introducing Chelsea Sexton

2 Jul , 2010  

A very special show featuring the complete panel of Tony Schaefer, Dr. Evan Fusco and Linda Weidemann, hosts Danny Cooper and Russell Frost are joined by clean car advocate and star of “Who Killed the Electric Car”, Chelsea Sexton. The group discuss Sexton’s recent article regarding adding noisemaking devices to hybrid and electric vehicles and a wide range of topics such as her take on the Volt, the Leaf and much more.

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#21 Are You Calling From…

25 Jun , 2010  

Hosts Danny Cooper and Russell Frost are joined by Tony Schaefer and Linda Weidemann as and take on a wide range of topics. Look for news about Tesla (IPO and new vehicles), the Hyundai Veloster, the Honda CR-Z and much more.

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#20 It’s All About Baker (California)

11 Jun , 2010  

Hosts Danny Cooper and Russell Frost are joined by Evan Fusco as and discuss a wide range of topics. Did I say discuss? Disagree and argue and discuss might be more to the point. All of which creates a very interesting show covering topics such as Alan Mulally and Jason Calacanis at D8 and when we’ll all get EV’s, CARB, Fuel cell vehicles, Why Baker California might be the next roadside metropolis and much more.

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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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