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#45 Volt Experience and 2010, the year in the review

15 Dec , 2010  

Hosts: Danny Cooper & Russell Frost

Panelists: Tony Schaefer, Linda Weidemann, Jason Holder

Special Guest: Chelsea Sexton

A very special epsiode this week. During the first half of the show Chelsea Sexton talks about her experiences with a prototype Chevy Volt. During the second half the entire panel go over their favorite news stories of 2010.

Have a great holiday and we’ll see you again in 2011!

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#44 Antler Marks

8 Dec , 2010  

This week Russell & Danny are joined by Linda, Tony and Jason and special guest Paul Guzyk of Boulder Hybrid Conversion (boulderhc.com). This week we talk about little batteries, Brabus Green Package for Tesla, the feds loan out supercomputers, Honda dumps the price on the Insight and much more. See our weekly show notes at whatdrives.us for a complete listing and links.

Special Guest: Paul Guzyk of Boulder Hybrid Conversions and 3 Prong Power

Show Notes:

Toyota and Daimler take the Tesla path for EVs/plug-ins
http://www.newstimes.com/business/article/At-a-Glance-Automakers-adopt-T…

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#41 Dynamic Duo

12 Nov , 2010  

This week, Russell, Danny, Linda and Jason discuss dumb surveys, the Fiat 500 we might never see, single distance guessestimes, the “world’s safest” Prius and much more. See our show notes for a complete listing and links.

Show notes:
Respondents offer no surprises in what might be the dumbest survey ever
http://www.thecarconnection.com/marty-blog/1051363_survey-more-would-tak…

Tesla losing money but still on track with the Model S
http://www.caradvice.com.au/90916/tesla-spending-big-to-build-model-s/

Semi-mythical Chrysler still years away from getting anything but news stories
http://wot.motortrend.com/6701647/green/chrysler-finalizes-battery-suppl…

Single distance estimates are misleading
http://www.autocar.co.uk/News/NewsArticle/AllCars/254040/

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#40 I Look Great On Radio

3 Nov , 2010  

Show notes:

Discussion: The Twilight of hybrids?
Are we seeing the last of the hybrids cars as more EVs are announced and coming to market? Has the hybrid technology bridge been crossed?

Volt Z-Spec concept announced, potential owners of potential Volts go wild for potential design coming in a time to be announced sometime in the future
http://gm-volt.com/2010/11/03/chevrolet-volt-z-spec-concept-unveiled/

New EV supercar
http://www.engadget.com/2010/11/01/li-ion-motors-inizio-all-electric-sup…

Better Places ev taxi coming to SF
http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/31/better-places-electric-taxis-coming-t…

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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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#36 The Return of Danny Cooper

6 Oct , 2010  

Danny Cooper makes a triumphal, post baby return to What Drives Us this week and in turn almost stays awake for the entire show. Panelists Tony Schaefer and Jason Holder add their usual insightful and entertaining commentary on a number of subjects including a survey of current and future hybrids, two-wheeled EVs, Fisker getting ahead of itself and much, much more.

This week’s show notes:

Cheers to the White House for (finally) doing the right thing and bringing back solar
http://www.scientificamerican.com/blog/post.cfm?id=white-house-to-get-mo…

White House MAY BE trying set CAFE standards as high as 62MPG but, wait for it, in 2025, no idea what 2112 CAFE standards will be (other than having a cool soundtrack by Rush)
http://www.hybridcars.com/news/white-house-may-seek-set-2025-cafe-standa…

Fisker sorta announces six new cars
http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13746_7-20018506-48.html

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#35 Podcasting From The Bathroom

30 Sep , 2010  

Abandoned by co-host Danny Cooper and regular panelist Tony Schaefer, Russell had to go another continent on another hemisphere to fill the gap. This week we are very glad to have Dr. Evan Fusco back on the show, live from Australia. Regular Panelist, Linda Weidemann braves some nasty, unnamed illness to appear on the show as well. A great show with a wide range of topics mostly centered around the, “Wasn’t that obvious?” theme.

This week’s show notes:

Former Tesla partner says EVs have no future
http://www.detnews.com/article/20100929/MIVIEW/9280336/1467/OPINION01/Gr…

Volt customer testing board
http://www.cleanmpg.com/forums/showthread.php?t=35102

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