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#159 Crowdsourcing the Panel

9 Oct , 2015   Video

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
http://www.ibtimes.com/porsche-picks-apple-carplay-over-android-auto-due-privacy-concerns-google-data-2128769

Toyota wants the Thai people to pay for EV infrastructure (among other things) before they’ll expand operations there
http://www.bangkokpost.com/business/news/719308/toyota-seeks-ev-infrastructure-support

Gorgeous Honda EV-Cub concept that, sadly, we’ll probably never see
http://insideevs.com/quick-look-honda-ev-cub-concept-photos/

The Google autonomous car
http://www.buzzfeed.com/mathonan/googles-cute-cars-and-the-ugly-end-of-driving#.ytNlogxAM

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#158 Tesla Model X reveal

30 Sep , 2015   Video

Yes, we talk the inside, the outside and everything in between on the Tesla Model X this week, as well dissect some new Volt ads and briefly mention hydrogen.

Featuring:

Russell Frost

Tony Schaefer

Patrick Connor

Mark Coughlan

My 2MN:
One more reason why Jeremy Clarkson is an oversized douche
http://www.theweek.co.uk/jeremy-clarkson/62887/jeremy-clarkson-comes-to-the-defence-of-volkswagen

In addition to our two minute topics we’ll talk about…
Psychological issue is “real” (and it is)
Tesla goes euro opening Tilburg factory, eurodisney only sneers
Model X debut
More fallout from VW?
General follow up last week’s vivisection of the German prevaricator
LINKBAIT O’THE WEEK: Why stupid financial sites like “Seeking Alpha” can’t even figure out the right questions to ask…
real disruption won’t happen until BEVs become cheaper to make than ICE cars.
Patrick informs me otherwise.
Where the alt cars really don’t make sense, fuel cells, the quest for unicorn tears continues…
*Special thanks to Danny Cooper for the gear. Huge dude, huge.

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#157 – VW Goes Up In Smoke

24 Sep , 2015   Video

This week Russell & Danny are joined by Paul, Tony, & Pat for a look inside how Volkswagen got busted for cheating on emissions tests, the repercussions that are coming for them and their owners, and how it might boost plug-in/EV sales. Also, the Apple Titan electric vehicle might be a real car come 2019, and pricing information is out on the Tesla Model X SUV. Plus, will the Tesla Model X qualify for the $25,000 “Hummer” Tax Credit? Should it? We discuss.

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#156 – The Slow Road to Hell

17 Sep , 2015   Video

This week Paul joins Tony, Russell & Danny on the slow road to hell that is the 2016 Prius reveal. It’s so slow that we might have an autonomous Google car in production first. Or a Porsche Tesla Model S competitor. Or an Audi e-tron Tesla Model S competitor. Or a Hyundai Prius-fighter.

Or maybe not. Listen in for thoughts on those cars announced at Frankfurt and more from the 2016 Prius reveal in this week’s What Drives Us.

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#155 2016 Toyota Prius – The Secret Info

16 Sep , 2015   Video

Following the 2016 Prius reveal in Las Vegas, members of the What Drives Us podcast and Toyota’s Prius Experts panel got together for a late night show to talk about what they saw, what they didn’t see, and answer questions from PriusChat.com.

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#154 Russell Rants About Tesla & Airbnb

26 Aug , 2015   Video

This week Tony, Patrick and Russell discuss a new Hyundai hybrid and EV, Gm building an EV plant in China and long discussion about what type of tech we want in our vehicles.

What types of tech do we want in our vehicles? (ignore the link baity headline)
http://fortune.com/2015/08/25/apple-carplay-android-report/

Another “Prius fighter” but forgive the link bait, this might be real
http://wot.motortrend.com/1508_spied_ev_variant_of_hyundai_prius_fighter_spills_its_all_electric_guts.html

GM to build half billion EV factory in China
http://www.hybridcars.com/general-motors-begins-building-470-million-ev-factory-in-china/

Two minutes news…

Hawaii moves away from fossil fuels

http://www.thenation.com/article/hawaiis-governor-dumps-oil-and-gas-in-favor-of-100-percent-renewables/

Tesla and Airbnb

http://cleantechnica.com/2015/08/22/tesla-airbnb-partner-up/

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#153 Picking On Evan

19 Aug , 2015   Video

Two minutes news links:

 

Portland airport installs 42 EV chargers

http://buff.ly/1EBdsfM

 

Tesla industrial batteries to help reduce power costs to Escondido high schools

http://insideevs.com/tesla-power-escondido-schools/

 

Sexy Tesla charging robot arm

https://youtu.be/uMM0lRfX6YI

 

Tesla says, “we didn’t mean ‘unlimited'”

http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1099608_tesla-letter-to-rein-in-local-supercharger-use-goes-wrong

 

Where does your energy come from visualizations

http://www.vox.com/2015/7/29/9066685/coal-oil-solar-maps

 

my 2M, University of Waterloo students create autonomous vehicle for campus use

http://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=683180

 

This week in the news…

Mea culpa culpa culpa grande with a nice slice of humble pie…maybe

http://www.macrumors.com/2015/08/14/apple-car-test-track-discussions/

WSJ says Apple’s CarPlay is on the right track

http://www.wsj.com/articles/apple-carplay-review-siris-finally-on-the-right-road-1439920604

Leaf 2.0 more miles

http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1099610_2016-nissan-leafs-two-batteries-84-miles-base-110-miles-for-top-trims-dealer-says

We’re seeing more and more of the Model X

http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1099639_tesla-model-x-prepped-for-delivery-spyshots-and-video

Fourth generation Prius makes it’s debut on 9/8 and we’ll be there

http://priuschat.com/threads/2016-gen-4-prius-reveal-set-for-september-8th.156952/

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#150 Special Guest Mark Coughlan of the Waterloo Region Voltec Group

29 Jul , 2015   Video

This week Danny, Russell, Evan and Paul talk nothing but Volt with Mark Coughlan of the Waterloo Region Voltec Group.

From Mark regarding the Volt:

Largest Chevy Volt Community (3rd Party)
Live Chevy Volt Statistics Site
Twitter: @WRVoltec
From Evan, if you want a discount on your Tesla vehicle from a Tesla owner:

 

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