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#137 Wisdom From The Back End Of A Cow

23 Apr , 2015   Video

Hosts Danny Cooper and Russell Frost are joined by Tony Schaefer, Evan Fusco and Patrick Connor to discuss…

The new Mirai commercial made for Toyota by Morgan Spurlock.

What success looks like…and what it means fro EV incentives
http://europe.autonews.com/article/20150421/ANE/150429967/norway-to-review-ev-subsidies-as-sales-soar
Meanwhile, in Oregon…
http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/sbo/2015/04/bill-that-would-give-3k-rebate-to-ev-buyers.html

SUV’s, Lies and Statistics
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2015/04/21/earth-day-electric-ev-hybrid-dissatisfied-suv/26121125/

Don’t forget that next week, April 29th at 9:00 p.m. EST you can hear directly from Toyota on the Mirai and the future of their FCV. See you next week!

 

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Review

2015 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0L Trendline+ Test Drive

15 Apr , 2015  

– by Jon B

It’s premium German engineering at a price engineered to get you moving”. The tagline is certainly appropriate for the Jetta, with a starting price of Cdn$14,990. Canadians certainly responded as Volkswagen Canada moved 31,042 Jettas in 2014, which accounts for nearly 50% of its total sales. One may recall that the cost of entry into the Volkswagen family started in the low $20,000s less than a decade ago, so how did Volkswagen manage to drop the price substantially?

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#134 Market Manipulation

3 Apr , 2015   Video

Thanks to Patrick Connor for this week’s title.

On the show this week, the triumphal return of Danny Cooper, Russell Frost, Tony Schaefer, Patrick Connor and Paul Guzyk.

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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…

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#53 Not Quite Ready For Prime Time – Our First Live Show

23 Feb , 2011  

Our first ever live show. Excuse the mess. We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed doing it. Going forward, you can listen to our unedited live stream on Wednesday evenings beginning at 9:00 p.m. Eastern at whatdrives.us/live

Big thanks to special guest Von Rogers of Express Way Chrysler in Evansville, Indiana for coming on and talking about Chrysler’s offerings.

Show Notes:

BMW makes the futurecar commitment and launches “i”, Apple lawyers sharpen their pencils and creative people around the world go, “whathaf*ck, is the best they could do?”
http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/21/bmw-launches-new-i-brand-focused-on-e…

Volvo leapfrogs toyota with V60 or not?
http://www.allcarselectric.com/blog/1055663_2012-volvo-v60-plug-in-hybri…

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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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#49 Special Guest: Inventor, Anthony Reale

5 Feb , 2011  

An amazing show. The first half of show stars inventor, Anthony Reale, the man who created the Strait Power device.

http://straitpower.blogspot.com/

The remainder of the show is dedicated to covering this week’s news.

Bloom energy’s subscription plan
http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/24/bloom-electrons-pay-what-you-consume-…

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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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