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#132 Red Barchetta

20 Mar , 2015   Video

This week Danny is out sick so Russell was left struggling by himself. Luckily for him, he had lots of help from the very capable, Evan Fusco, Patrick Connor and Tony Schaefer.

This isn’t an idea, it’s stupidity and yet another subsidy for polluting vehicles
http://www.myorego.org

It’s all about money for the carmakers, nothing else
http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1097175_should-safer-cars-get-credit-for-more-mpg-automaker-trade-group-says-yes

The car as a utility for moving
http://www.wired.com/2015/03/the-economic-impact-of-autonomous-vehicles?utm_content=buffer1fc5f&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

—Predictions on the Tesla press conference about twelve after we record this week’s show

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#131 Afternoon Delight

16 Mar , 2015   Video

Something different this week, since the regular panel was taking the week off, Danny and Russell do the show as duo recording in the afternoon rather than the evening. All of which leads to some discussion on…

Whistle while you work, sorry, charge while you drive
http://www.theverge.com/2015/3/7/8167489/goodyear-concept-tires-can-help-power-your-electric-car

A bigger boondoggle than FCV’s? How about FCV marketing? Another embarrassing ad for Mirai
http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1097135_toyota-mirai-fuel-cell-cars-ad-agency-should-study-engine-technology-more-closely

We back track on an earlier story, now Apple claims CarPlay will come from every major manufacturer, except?
http://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars/car-technology/news/a25219/tim-cook-apple-carplay-coming-to-every-major-car-brand/?utm_content=buffer33a14&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Tesla cuts jobs in China on slow sales
http://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/foreign/2015/03/08/tesla-cuts-jobs-china/24632535/

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#130 Pink Sheets

9 Mar , 2015   Video

This week, Danny Cooper, Russell Frost, Tony Schaefer, Paul Guzyk and Patrick Connor discuss the week’s news, including your very own custom-made Audi R8 E-tron, solar charging vs the traditional grid, the end of ethanol, and much, much more.

Show note links after the jump… More…

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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…

More…

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#127 14% ABV

12 Feb , 2015   Video

Week two of the WDU comeback brings together a bigger panel and higher alcohol levels than ever before. This week hosts, Danny Cooper and Russell Frost share the small screen with Chelsea Sexton, Tony Schaefer, Linda Weidemann, Patrick Connor and Evan Fusco

  • A discussion of tax credits or charging stations
  • Return of the Mitsubishi i-Miev
  • The Chevy Bolt
  • Polaris buys Brammo
  • The “Carvi” electronic back seat driver
  • A Colibri concept EV
  • Tesla’s first battery swap station
  • Is Europe regretting its support of diesel?

And, as always, much more. Enjoy.

Check us out LIVE, weekly at 9pm Eastern / 6pm Pacific.

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Review

2015 Toyota Corolla – Test Drive by Jon B.

10 Feb , 2015  

 

We’ve learned, around the What Drives Us HQ that when Jon B. talks, it’s a good idea to listen. His encyclopedic knowledge of vehicles and his constant testing and driving and reviewing of new cars as they come out, means he knows more about what’s on the road than most. So we’re especially excited to post Jon’s latest work, a look inside the newest Corolla.

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#126 We’re back, baby

4 Feb , 2015   Video

We’re back and potentially better than ever. Hosts Danny Cooper & Russell Frost reunite with panelists Chelsea Sexton, Patrick Connor, Evan Fusco,and Tony Schaefer to discuss:

  • Detroit Auto Show
  • The Chevrolet Volt & Bolt (not to be confused with the Dodge Colt)
  • Alt-Fuel Sales Numbers
  • Charging standards
  • Tesla marketing (and lack thereof)

More…

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#122 Make Us Squeal

8 Jul , 2013  

We discuss the very first To Go Before event, SmartKey, Prius sales, purchase incentives for alt-fuel vehicles that are regionally based and much more.

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#120 One Way

11 May , 2013  

Paul talks about Colorado and tax credits for alt-cars.
Russell talks about traffic patterns and how they affect efficiency and quality of life.
Jon B talks about vehicles names (and numbers).
Tony talks about Maximum Bob’s latest venture, converting Fisker Karmas with V-8 Cadillac motors.