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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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#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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#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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#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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#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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