An amazing conversation with Michael Dunne of ZoZoGo.com. He’s an expert on China so we dig deep on what’s going on there and how our companies are doing in China as well as the future of Chinese car companies there and here. A fascinating look at a complex market with a genuine expert.
Guest: John Voelcker
We spend an hour with one of our favorite journos, John Voelcker and discuss GM’s recent EV day, charging, the Chevy Volt and much more. John’s article mentioned on the show: https://www.thedrive.com/tech/32580/why-gm-has-to-prove-its-serious-about-electric-vehicles-this-time
Rich Benoit of Rich Rebuilds spend more than two hours talking about how he got started, his passions, his relationship with Tesla and YouTube commenters and his projects. Do not miss this episode!
Infrastructure Week, part 3: Matthew Teske
Infrastructure Week continues with Matthew Teske of Chargeway. Chargeway’s goal is to demystify the complex and various methods of charging for new EV owners. Matthew explains how this is important and why we need it to grow EV ownership.
04:13 – Hybrids, Plug-ins, and EVs
25:15 – Xos Raises $20 Million to Scale Production
32:30 – This Week in Tesla
37:05 – Toyota Solid-State Batteries
43:15 – Tritium Fast Charger
Infrastructure Week, part 2: David Patterson
As infrastructure continues, this episode features a great conversation with David Patterson who was deeply involved in the Mitsubishi I-Miev program, worked with Nissan and Chademo. A long time advocate for electric charging clears up a lot of the confusion surrounding charging systems and what each has to offer.
06:00 A Little Self-Promotion
11:15 Hyundai Launches Ionic Brand of EVs
20:55 The Politics of Saving the Environment
29:40 This Week in Tesla
36:15 California Court Rules Uber and Lyft Must Call Drivers “Employees”
50:45 GM’s SuperCruise is a Subscription Service
1:05:20 Shout-outs and Go Home
Infrastructure Week, part 1: Kitty Adams
Our first guest for Infrastructure week is Kitty Adams, She is the Executive Director and Founder of AdoptACharger.org. Ms. Adams has facilitated the installation of hundreds of EV chargers in 10 states, and has participated in a number of CEC and CARB workshops regarding alternative fuel vehicles and EV charging infrastructure. She was successfully awarded CEC grant funding to install EV charging at the California State Parks, and most recently a GFO as part of a team to design a micro grid in a disadvantaged community. She has presented at the Electric Power Research Institute Symposium, and has consulted on EV charging projects and policies nationwide.
05:30 – Rivian to Ship R1T and R1S in 2021
17:20 – Upcycling Old Tires to Improve our Roads
23:00 – This Week in Tesla
34:10 – Boring Company Connecting LA and Vegas?
43:20 – Ready.Set.Van has New Tesla-Powered Van
Guest: John Voelcker
Chelsea, Russell and special guest John Voelcker talk about influencers, how do we get more people interested in EVs and much more. So much more.
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