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#132 Red Barchetta

20 Mar , 2015   Video

This week Danny is out sick so Russell was left struggling by himself. Luckily for him, he had lots of help from the very capable, Evan Fusco, Patrick Connor and Tony Schaefer.

This isn’t an idea, it’s stupidity and yet another subsidy for polluting vehicles
http://www.myorego.org

It’s all about money for the carmakers, nothing else
http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1097175_should-safer-cars-get-credit-for-more-mpg-automaker-trade-group-says-yes

The car as a utility for moving
http://www.wired.com/2015/03/the-economic-impact-of-autonomous-vehicles?utm_content=buffer1fc5f&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

—Predictions on the Tesla press conference about twelve after we record this week’s show

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#129 Battery Scam

2 Mar , 2015   Video

This week, Danny Cooper, Russell Frost, Evan Fusco, Paul Guzyk and Patrick Connor discuss the usual range of activity including, why we need an Indiegogo project to push a hybrid battery price decrease, how thieves are targeting some of those same hybrid batteries and more, yes, more on the Apple car.

Show note links after the jump…

More…

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#127 14% ABV

12 Feb , 2015   Video

Week two of the WDU comeback brings together a bigger panel and higher alcohol levels than ever before. This week hosts, Danny Cooper and Russell Frost share the small screen with Chelsea Sexton, Tony Schaefer, Linda Weidemann, Patrick Connor and Evan Fusco

  • A discussion of tax credits or charging stations
  • Return of the Mitsubishi i-Miev
  • The Chevy Bolt
  • Polaris buys Brammo
  • The “Carvi” electronic back seat driver
  • A Colibri concept EV
  • Tesla’s first battery swap station
  • Is Europe regretting its support of diesel?

And, as always, much more. Enjoy.

Check us out LIVE, weekly at 9pm Eastern / 6pm Pacific.

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#126 We’re back, baby

4 Feb , 2015   Video

We’re back and potentially better than ever. Hosts Danny Cooper & Russell Frost reunite with panelists Chelsea Sexton, Patrick Connor, Evan Fusco,and Tony Schaefer to discuss:

  • Detroit Auto Show
  • The Chevrolet Volt & Bolt (not to be confused with the Dodge Colt)
  • Alt-Fuel Sales Numbers
  • Charging standards
  • Tesla marketing (and lack thereof)

More…

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#110 Is The Traction Control Off? – An All Toyota Show

15 Aug , 2012  

Russell Frost, Danny Cooper, Tony Schaefer, Evan Fusco, Linda Weidemann, Jason Holder and Mark Rickey discuss their driving experiences driving the Prius c, Prius v, Prius plugin, standard Prius as well as the brand new RAV4EV. A great show with lots of in depth information about these vehicles.

Special thank you to Erica and everyone at Toyota for making these vehicles available to us.

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#48 Wherein We Revisit A Year Of Humiliations You’ve Never Heard Before

20 Jan , 2011  

It’s the First Anniversary of What Drives Us, we’re having a party and you are invited. Listen to a live recording (that means we don’t edit it) of our first anniversary celebration where we go back and listen to clips from shows that never made it air. Yes, you get to see the ugly underbelly of the What Drives Us machine and possibly learn all too much about your favorite hosts and panelists.

WARNING: As a live recording this show contains explicit language which is NSFW or for young children or for sensitive people who are offended by the classic angle monosyllables. Please do not play this at the office or while picking up the children from school, ok? OK!

Hosts: Danny Cooper & Russell Frost

Panelists: Tony Schaefer, Dr. Evan Fusco, Linda Weidemann and Jason Holder

HUGE THANK YOU to Michael Manring for everything. Now go buy something from www.manthing.com or see him live.

EVEN HUGER THANK YOU to you, our listeners. Seriously, we do this show because we love to and we’re very glad some of you enjoy it as well. Each and every one of you rock.

Show Notes:

This is show is live commentary and clips from previous shows that were never aired. You figure out which is which, that’s part of the fun.

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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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#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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#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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#22 Introducing Chelsea Sexton

2 Jul , 2010  

A very special show featuring the complete panel of Tony Schaefer, Dr. Evan Fusco and Linda Weidemann, hosts Danny Cooper and Russell Frost are joined by clean car advocate and star of “Who Killed the Electric Car”, Chelsea Sexton. The group discuss Sexton’s recent article regarding adding noisemaking devices to hybrid and electric vehicles and a wide range of topics such as her take on the Volt, the Leaf and much more.

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