This week’s news and links…
NAIAS wrap up and slideshow (You can watch or listen to the entire 2017 Detroit Auto Show review here)
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I wanted to write this while my impressions were still fresh because the one thing I felt that I never explicitly said during our special episode was…anger. It made me mad. I felt used. Faraday Future, from here on, FF, used me for a sucker and I had to sit there and take it. Why? Well, let’s talk about it.
Daily Kanban co-founder and noted car author, Edward Niedermeyer joins us for a spirited hour of discussion on Tesla. In addition to the regular panel you see every week, our friend, Chelsea Sexton graces us with a visit to add her voice. Do not miss this show.
Danny and Russell take on the show as a duo this week. Here’s what they talked about:
Bolt begins oozing out
“The next step in the process is to begin taking orders for the 2017 Bolt. Rumors suggest that could happen as early as this week, but only in the states of California and Oregon for now.
There are plans to go nationwide, but that’s not expected to happen until 2017.”
“Clearly, it is kinda ridiculous now to say that an automaker with 1,000-plus workers is working on nothing at all. So, let’s drop that vaporware status and ready ourselves for some big reveals coming from Faraday soon –“
With special thanks to Tepperman’s
Tesla driver dies while using “autopilot”. Maybe this is the end of cute Tesla names.
All time EV Sales record for June 2016
VW “buyback” varies
Tonight, we’ll see if I can fill in to revive “Danny’s Honda Rant”. RIP
New GM autonomous driving research center
This week Russell, Paul, Mark and Patrick discuss…
This week our panel take on:
RAV4 Hybrid sales for April 2016-3,807. YTD 2015-8,741 2016-4,970
Prius v sales for April 2015-1,322 and for April 2015-2,462
Bye bye Prius v
Mark Coughlan talks about how Awesome the new 2G Chevy Volt is (and how awesome In-N-Out is).
This week Evan, Paul and Russell go over…
First and foremost, big thanks to Tom Stangl and Bruce Nowrocki for being on the show this week, our first ever, crowdsourced panelists.
As usual, thanks as well to all our regular, hard working panelists, Patrick, Paul, Mark and our special panelists tackle…
Porsche picks Apple CarPlay over Android Auto
Toyota wants the Thai people to pay for EV infrastructure (among other things) before they’ll expand operations there
Gorgeous Honda EV-Cub concept that, sadly, we’ll probably never see
The Google autonomous car