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#79 Danny Loses His Man Card

23 Sep , 2011  

Mark Rickey’s first episode!

Fisher Surf, it’s a wagon, it’s a shooting brake, no, it’s just as real as any other Fisker
http://www.engadget.com/2011/09/13/fisker-surf-plug-in-hybrid-five-doors…

Unicorns finally cough up the goods
Maybe free hydrogen does exist
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-14976893

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#77 Nurburgring via Akihabara

26 Aug , 2011  

Consumer Reports get all eco and does it pretty badly
http://news.consumerreports.org/cars/2011/08/fuel-efficient-car-tests-ch…

2012 hybrid camry, because even plain old vanilla deserves a makeover once in awhile
http://www.examiner.com/green-transportation-in-national/toyota-reveals-…

An EV you’ll never see in the US
http://www.caradvice.com.au/134365/mia-electric-microbus-ev-to-debut-at-…

Hertz and Marriott team up to write a press release, and announce two charging stations and some EV hourly rentals
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/hertz-and-marriott-announce-game…

Shoot me, shoot me now, another EV “record” (at least this one doesn’t involve pool noodles)
http://en.akihabaranews.com/105043/car/toyota-to-beat-ev-record-on-nurbu…

VW single-seat Ev concept
http://www.caradvice.com.au/134215/volkswagen-ev-single-seat-concept-to-…

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#60 I’m Gonna Have To Frag Your Husband Sometime

15 Apr , 2011  

We have this weird metric to create lists and here is one
http://blogs.cars.com/kickingtires/2011/04/movers-and-losers-march-2011….
Speaking of weird lists, here are the worst hybrids out there
http://blogs.cars.com/kickingtires/2011/04/worst-hybrids-for-the-money.html

And, Danny talks about the Sustainable Mobility Conference where he drives the new Tesla powered RAV4EV and the Lexus CT200h.

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#51 Don’t Post That Photo

9 Feb , 2011  

Danny Cooper, Russell Frost and Jason Holder discuss a ton of news this week. See the show notes below details and links. Watch the enhanced version of the show for the images and links as well.

Show Notes:

Photo of the week
http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/06/mercedes-f-cell-world-drive-gets-off-…

Great commercial, bad idea, facebook voice integration in the new chevy cruze
http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/05/chevy-cruze-to-read-facebook-feeds-ma…

Battery “myths” maybe not so mythic, maybe so
http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/02/nj-ev-owner-with-50-000-miles-logged-…

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#39 The Pee Roll

27 Oct , 2010  

Happy birthday Stella!

Danny & Russell are joined by regular panelists Tony Schaefer, Linda Weidemann and Jason Holder to dissect the Consumer Reports reliability survey. oil futures, recycling batteries, disappearing rare Earth minerals and much more. See our show notes below for a complete listing.

Consumer reports reliability “survey”
http://www.cleanmpg.com/forums/showthread.php?p=286511

Surprise, not so much oil as we thought
http://edition.cnn.com/2010/US/10/27/alaska.oil.reserves/index.html

Now you see it…
http://priuschat.com/news/prius-v-image-leaks-ahead-detroit-reveal
Now you don’t
http://priuschat.com/news/prius-v-leaked-photo-too-good-be-true

Toyota now recycling batteries…back into batteries. The stainless steel sink business is sad.
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/toyota-starts-battery-recycling-busines…

can’t sell them if you don’t have the stuff to make them, rare earths increasing in price
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-10-26/rare-earths-rival-lure-of-navig…
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-10-26/nissan-exploring-alternative-so…

“Old GM” which means us, paying to clean up factory for Fisker
http://energyboom.com/transportation/out-old-new-gm-will-fund-fisker-fac…

This is why it is criminal when one of these companies moves their factories out of state or out of country
http://www.freep.com/article/20101026/BUSINESS01/101026028/1320/Ford-Chr…

50 ugliest cars in the last fifty years, so sayeth Damian
http://images.businessweek.com/ss/09/10/1028_50_ugliest_cars_of_past_50_…

Is this the future of EVs?
http://i.engadget.com/2010/10/27/dbm-energys-electric-audi-a2-completes-…

That’s one way to get people to charge their EVs at home
http://www.greenpacks.org/2010/10/26/peta-to-use-ev-charging-stations-fo…

Just love these because they’re so cool
http://cleantechnica.com/2010/10/25/solar-glass-roof-tiles/

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