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#31 We Remember Matthew Dieckmann

1 Sep , 2010  

This week Danny and Russell are joined by a full panel of Tony Schaefer, Linda Weidemann and Jason Holder. This week the group takes on the Inifiniti M35 hybrid, the Toyota Etios and it’s potentially interesting future, Honda launches the Jazz/Fit hybrid (but only in Japan), SB535 and the new EPA rating system.

We want to dedicate this show to the memory of Matthew Dieckmann who was killed this week while riding one of his electric bikes. Dieckmann was an entrepreneur and builder in Santa Rosa, California who worked hard to promote EV motorcycles. Our condolences to his family, friends and his co-workers at Electric Race Bikes.

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#30 Introducing Jason Holder

25 Aug , 2010  

Danny Cooper takes a week off and we welcome new guest panelist, Jason Holder to talk about his experience with the Honda Civic Hybrid (2nd generation) and the Honda CR-Z. Jason speaks in depth about the firmware update, Honda performance and his driving impressions of the CR-Z. Regular panelists Linda Weidemann and Tony Schaefer join in to discuss news of the week including Volt MPG, Leaf production number rumors, dead flowers, reveal the mysteries behind plasmacluster and much more.

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#29 Your Last Honda

21 Aug , 2010  

This week Danny and Russell are joined by Linda Weidemann and Tony Schaefer to discuss the Prius tenth anniversary Prius celebrations, Syracuse gets 6 Prius PHVs, Prius making an appearance in Gran Turismo 5, Chevy dealers charging over list on the Volt, the Honda Civic hybrid firmware scandal and much more.

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#28 Omni-impotence

13 Aug , 2010  

This week Danny, Russell, Linda and Tony take on a number of issues including, some bad comparisons between the Leaf and the Volt (which are not the same), a possible Buick hybrid, Honda recalling half a million bad ignition switches and hybrid car sales in July (with lots of comparisons to previous year’s sales).

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#27 The Singing Host

6 Aug , 2010  

This week Danny and Russell go it alone again and thrash out everything from some cool new home innovations to monitor electrical usage, awesome news about solar power, another telematics discussion and GM Venture’s buy into Bright Automotive. Then both Danny and Russell take some time to rant about the corporate involvement in social media.

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#SE1 Special Episode #1 2010 Green Drive Expo Madison Interviews

5 Aug , 2010  

Recorded July 17-18, 2010 conducted by Tony Schaefer

This special episode leaves Danny out but includes interviews done by WDU panelist Tony Schaefer with people in the green car industry. It’s long and a big download but it’s packed full of great information from the people who are moving green transportation forward.

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#26 Shower Cake

28 Jul , 2010  

This week and Danny and Russell are joined by the full panel (Dr. Evan Fusco, Linda Weidemann and Tony Schaefer) and discuss Leaf and Volt Pricing, breakdown some long term experience driving the Prius PHV and dissect Green Drive Expo in Madison. Look for a special episode later this week featuring a great set of interviews from Green Drive Expo conducted by Tony Schaefer.

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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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