audio and video,What Drives Us episode

#168 Faraday Future is the New Fisker

7 Jan , 2016   Video

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audio and video,What Drives Us episode

#165 Scofflaws

3 Dec , 2015   Video

VW still doing the one thing it’s best at, screwing it’s customers, a proposed “solution”
http://www.thecarconnection.com/news/1101130_volkswagens-fix-for-european-diesels-gets-the-green-light-but-will-owners-get-the-shaft

Kia announces Niro hybrid crossover
https://www.autonews.com/article/20151116/OEM04/151119908/kia-greenlights-niro-in-green-car-rush

“Cuz ‘plastic’ parts are made for toys”
http://insideevs.com/kia-soul-ev-recalled-for-possible-fault-with-steering-gear/

Tesla says Model S issues have been cut in half
https://chargedevs.com/newswire/tesla-says-model-s-reliability-issues-have-been-cut-in-half/

Wherein the police negate their main function
http://www.streetsblog.net/2015/11/16/speeding-is-a-big-problem-where-police-stopped-google-car-for-slow-driving/#more-165973

Faraday Future still only good at generating press releases, but wait, in January…
http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1101151_faraday-future-electric-car-concept-coming-to-2016-ces
And, in the “heinous parlance of our time”, they’re still full of shit…
https://www.facebook.com/faradayfuture/posts/975454742521152

Audi e3 etron has 17 mile range
http://insideevs.com/audi-a3-e-tron-gets-up-to-17-miles-of-electric-range-according-to-epa-ultra-version-emerges/

Fall back and spring forward, tips for driving during the season change
https://www.metromile.com/blog/fall-driving-tips-2/

Two minute news topics…

http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showthread.php/57871-Production-X-Configuration-Has-Begun!

http://www.businessinsider.com/vws-us-sales-got-destroyed-in-november-2015-12

http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1101216_2017-chevrolet-bolt-ev-production-car-spied-before-2016-ces-reveal

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#159 Crowdsourcing the Panel

9 Oct , 2015   Video

First and foremost, big thanks to Tom Stangl and Bruce Nowrocki for being on the show this week, our first ever, crowdsourced panelists.

As usual, thanks as well to all our regular, hard working panelists, Patrick, Paul, Mark and our special panelists tackle…

Porsche picks Apple CarPlay over Android Auto
http://www.ibtimes.com/porsche-picks-apple-carplay-over-android-auto-due-privacy-concerns-google-data-2128769

Toyota wants the Thai people to pay for EV infrastructure (among other things) before they’ll expand operations there
http://www.bangkokpost.com/business/news/719308/toyota-seeks-ev-infrastructure-support

Gorgeous Honda EV-Cub concept that, sadly, we’ll probably never see
http://insideevs.com/quick-look-honda-ev-cub-concept-photos/

The Google autonomous car
http://www.buzzfeed.com/mathonan/googles-cute-cars-and-the-ugly-end-of-driving#.ytNlogxAM

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#158 Tesla Model X reveal

30 Sep , 2015   Video

Yes, we talk the inside, the outside and everything in between on the Tesla Model X this week, as well dissect some new Volt ads and briefly mention hydrogen.

Featuring:

Russell Frost

Tony Schaefer

Patrick Connor

Mark Coughlan

My 2MN:
One more reason why Jeremy Clarkson is an oversized douche
http://www.theweek.co.uk/jeremy-clarkson/62887/jeremy-clarkson-comes-to-the-defence-of-volkswagen

In addition to our two minute topics we’ll talk about…
Psychological issue is “real” (and it is)
Tesla goes euro opening Tilburg factory, eurodisney only sneers
Model X debut
More fallout from VW?
General follow up last week’s vivisection of the German prevaricator
LINKBAIT O’THE WEEK: Why stupid financial sites like “Seeking Alpha” can’t even figure out the right questions to ask…
real disruption won’t happen until BEVs become cheaper to make than ICE cars.
Patrick informs me otherwise.
Where the alt cars really don’t make sense, fuel cells, the quest for unicorn tears continues…
*Special thanks to Danny Cooper for the gear. Huge dude, huge.

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What Drives Us episode

#157 – VW Goes Up In Smoke

24 Sep , 2015   Video

This week Russell & Danny are joined by Paul, Tony, & Pat for a look inside how Volkswagen got busted for cheating on emissions tests, the repercussions that are coming for them and their owners, and how it might boost plug-in/EV sales. Also, the Apple Titan electric vehicle might be a real car come 2019, and pricing information is out on the Tesla Model X SUV. Plus, will the Tesla Model X qualify for the $25,000 “Hummer” Tax Credit? Should it? We discuss.

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