What Drives Us episode

#337 Hydrogen, Superchargers and No Unicorns

27 Oct , 2019   Video

1) Russell provides insight gained at Toyota’s eVolution event
2) If you haven’t yet watched Russell’s interview with Matthew Klippenstein, you should check it out
3) The founder of Faraday Future files bankruptcy
4) Dyson declares they are giving up on developing an electric vehicle
5) All the non-Tesla owners need a supercharger network
6) The Nobel Prize in Chemistry was recently awarded to three men credited for the Lithium Ion battery

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What Drives Us episode

#336 Hydrogen Double Take

5 Oct , 2019   Video

  1. Florida Power & Light committed to 1,000 new EV chargershttps://insideevs.com/news/373803/florida-1000-charging-points/
  2. From Yahoo! Finance: Solar and Wind are now Cheaper than Coal in Most of the World:https://finance.yahoo.com/news/solar-wind-now-cheaper-coal-210000650.html
  3. Truly a new take or just flogging an old trope one more time?https://www.thedrive.com/tech/26050/exclusive-toyota-hydrogen-boss-explains-how-fuel-cells-can-achieve-corolla-costs
  4. This is going to be fun: The 2nd Gen Mirai will be out in 2020.  They’re actually making a 2nd Gen:https://www.autoblog.com/2019/09/26/toyota-mirai-hydrogen-fuel-cell-car-second-generation/
  5. And speaking of Hydrogen:Engineers in Alberta think the’ve found a way for the oilseeds to produce clean fuel:https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/alberta-hydrogen-innovation-1.5290297
  6. Lane tape might be a cheap fix to help AV developmenthttps://www.on-sitemag.com/roads/marking-the-way-to-driverless-cars-ontarios-407-etr-3m-team-up-to-test-novel-road-tape/1003965295/
  7. Between 1990-2016, despite a sizable 35% increase in the overall fuel efficiency of our vehicle fleet, national emissions rose by 21%. Why? Because those improvements were accompanied by a 50% increase in driving.
    https://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/openforum/article/Open-Forum-Electric-cars-won-t-save-us-but-a-14462534.php
  8. Some people love car dealers (service)
    https://www.autonews.com/fixed-ops-journal/survey-3-out-4-vehicle-owners-prefer-dealership-service

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audio and video,One On One,What Drives Us episode

One on One #1 – We Welcome Our Hydrogen Fuel Cell Robot Masters

20 Jan , 2017   Video

Debuting a brand new show, One On One, where two people wrestle over a recent issue for an in-depth discussion. Today, Danny Cooper and Russell Frost talk about the real future of hydrogen, Toyota, Fuel Cell vehicles and also a little on factory automation and the future of jobs making things.

We cite these links during today’s One On One:

Toyota part of consortium spending 10.7B Euros on hydrogen

Another take on the press release above

Toyota chairman says hydrogen needs more time

Turns out, the rumors of hydrogen’s death may have been premature

Toyota claims to have an EV on the market by 2020

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#171 Heated Debate

27 Jan , 2016   Video

Douchebag is douchey
http://www.autoblog.com/2016/01/25/first-used-tesla-model-x-offered-with-an-80k-markup/

This just reeks of pump and dump to me
http://www.autoremarketing.com/retail/ev-automaker-mullen-tech-makes-2-new-hires
and their main site:
http://www.mullenusa.com

Why does every FCV cost $500 a month?
http://www.autoblog.com/2016/01/21/honda-clarity-hydrogen-costs-500-month/

Trouble in Apple car paradise
http://www.cnbc.com/2016/01/25/apple-car-project-titan-faces-team-hiring-freeze.html
Chief of Titan leaving Apple
https://chargedevs.com/newswire/apple-ev-chief-leaving-the-company/

WeFuel, personal fuel delivery, no, seriously

http://www.autoblog.com/2016/01/26/wefuels-gas-delivery-app-is-both-awesome-and-just-plain-stupid/

VW says the evil of silicon valley must be contained and they are just the evil organization to do the containing

http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1102074_vw-ceo-mller-automotive-future-must-not-be-left-to-silicon-valley

Tesla’s very self-serving argument for their business model

http://www.autoblog.com/2016/01/21/this-is-why-tesla-is-so-insistent-on-selling-direct-to-customers/

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