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#47 Dressed For It

12 Jan , 2011  

Ford has a big week, figures out they can scoop NAIAS by releasing news at CES the week before.
C-Max’s
http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/10/ford-announces-c-max-hybrid-and-c-max…
And Mulally rams the point home on how cool CES is (and he’s dead on right)
http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/06/ford-motor-company-ceo-alan-mulally-t…
3 million SYNC systems installed in Fords
http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/04/ford-installs-sync-in-more-than-3-mil…

Who was recently talking about mounting iPads in dashes? Maybe it was…US
http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/06/visteon-puts-an-ipad-in-a-car-dashboa…

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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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#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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#38 The Unintroduced Panelist

23 Oct , 2010  

Danny and Russell are joined by Tony Schaefer and Jason Holder. Danny discusses his mutli-day test of the new Honda CR-Z hybrid, the 2012 Ford Focus, Volt MPG in charge sustain mode, the EPA and E15, Brammo’s new Enertia plus and much, much more.

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#34 The Gift That Keeps On Giving

23 Sep , 2010  

A very special show this week with our largest panel ever featuring Linda Weidemann, Tony Schaefer, Jason Holder and special guest, Chelsea Sexton (Who Killed The Electric Car). Topics covered include the Lotus Elite hybrid, Jim Farley quotes, SUVs, the future of gas prices, start/stop technology, rental Leafs and much, much more. Do not miss this episode.

This week’s show notes:

Lotus says hybrid is spelled e-l-i-t-e
http://www.automotto.org/entry/2010-paris-preview-lotus-unveils-hybrid-e…

Ford marketing veep says you can’t sell what Ford makes, uh, ok
http://green.autoblog.com/2010/09/14/ford-vp-you-cant-sell-a-hybrid-in-t…

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