What Drives Us episode

#393 Cow Farts And Zambonis

25 Jan , 2021   Video

Kacey’s Story
Paul’s Story
The history of a vehicle we can all believe in
This Week In Tesla
Especially this dumbass
Russell’s Story
Let’s talk briefly about survivability
Mumbai taxi ceilings

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#392 It’s Parade Season Bitches!

23 Jan , 2021   Video

GM dumps Trump, joins California
Don’t let a moose lick your car
This Week In Tesla
Nissan debuts an electric Titan truck
Wind powered cargo ship could make shipping much cleaner
BMW blows it with a pointless redesign
Boring company Vegas tunnel simulation
Cadillac dealers offered cash to just go die
Rivian sells out launch editions of both new EVs
Mustang meets it’s EPA range goals

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#391 A Big Wallet And A Smile

21 Jan , 2021   Video

00:00 Intro 02:45 Amazon Eyeing Rural Postal Service 13:15 Virgin Hyperloop Completes First Test 24:50 Meet the Tata Nexon EV 32:00 This Week in Tesla 38:00 Xcel Utility Increases EV Spend (and bills consumers for the tab) 44:55 Quebec to Ban New ICE Cars in 2035 50:15 Shout Outs and Go Home

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#390 Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Tiny Costly Red Machinie

19 Jan , 2021   Video

Expanding Equity In Electric Mobility

The Kandi is ready to sell.

This Week In Tesla

Chicago’s MetraRail introduces dedicated Bike Cars

Convert an original Mini to EV

Mustang Falls short with EPA Ratings Allegedly

Ford Invests in Kansas City Plant

They can’t ditch the proprietary InfoTainment systems fast enough

The doesn’t have a battery. The car _is_ the battery

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#388 Listen to Her

1 Nov , 2020   Video

We learn to listen to Georgia and, we discuss vanadium flow batteries, electric buses, Tesla FSD and more.

00:00 Show Start

04:10 Solar has Become the Cheapest Energy Source

13:55 Vanadium Flow Batteries

21:50 This Week in Tesla

29:40 Electric School Buses

45:20 Vote Because your Rights Depend on It

58:00 Shout Outs and Go Home

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#387 Hummers for Humanity

28 Oct , 2020   Video

This week we do a deep dive on the debut of the GMC Hummer EV. We go through all the editions and talk about features and pricing. Also, we discuss disposable packing, cover This Week In Tesla and GM’s new battery plant.

00:00 Show Start

05:10 Hummer EV

30:20 This Week in Tesla

37:36 GM Converts old Saturn Factory to EV

1:12:28 We have Convenienced Ourselves to Death

1:03:00 Shout Outs and Go Home

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#386 We Do Not Condone Shocking Wildlife

15 Oct , 2020   Video

00:00 Show Start

03:50 Turning Interstates into Solar Farms

13:55 Municipal Microgrids

22:45 This Week in Tesla

28:55 Rivian Releasing R1T and R1S Early 2021

36:00 Can the US be a Green Hydrogen Powerhouse?

44:05 Rivian Delivers 1st Amazon Delivery Van

51:00 Shout Outs and Go Home

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WDU Special: “Happy 20th Birthday, Prius”

10 Oct , 2020   Video

We spent almost two hours talking about the history and impact of Prius on the world. Current and former members of the Prius Team from Toyota join us for the first hour. It’s a great look back at one of the biggest impacts in cleaner vehicles. We’re all current and previous Prius owners and Prius enthusiasts. But when asking about previous decisions and future plans, that doesn’t mean we went easy on them.

Supercar article referenced by Tony: https://whatdrives.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/SuperCar.pdf

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#385 Tail Gating on the Moon

2 Oct , 2020   Video

This week, we talk about the ongoing Nikola saga, solid state batteries in Mercedes buses, This Week in Tesla with new catchy theme music, Plastic eating enzymes, a cheap EV in China, and Toyota’s Lunar Cruiser.

00:00 Show Start 05:15 New Allegations with Nikola Motors

13:00 Mercedes Introduces Solid State Battery Buses

20:05 This Week in Tesla

28:55 Plastic Eating Enzymes

40:30 A $5,000 EV in China 49:25 Toyota’s Mars Rover

54:10 Shout Outs and Go Home

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What Drives Us episode

Transport Treehouse #7

28 Sep , 2020   Video

Dean Taylor has over three decades in the electric transportation area with a focus on regulatory and legislative affairs, external engagement and business and strategy development. After retiring from Southern California Edison he’s become an independent consultant for many EV organizations.

Newsom’s Executive Order: https://www.gov.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/9.23.20-EO-N-79-20-Climate.pdf

Dean’s LCFS webinar presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eRrZAqaOHk&feature=youtu.be&t=1040

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