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#137 Wisdom From The Back End Of A Cow

23 Apr , 2015   Video

Hosts Danny Cooper and Russell Frost are joined by Tony Schaefer, Evan Fusco and Patrick Connor to discuss…

The new Mirai commercial made for Toyota by Morgan Spurlock.

What success looks like…and what it means fro EV incentives
http://europe.autonews.com/article/20150421/ANE/150429967/norway-to-review-ev-subsidies-as-sales-soar
Meanwhile, in Oregon…
http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/sbo/2015/04/bill-that-would-give-3k-rebate-to-ev-buyers.html

SUV’s, Lies and Statistics
http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2015/04/21/earth-day-electric-ev-hybrid-dissatisfied-suv/26121125/

Don’t forget that next week, April 29th at 9:00 p.m. EST you can hear directly from Toyota on the Mirai and the future of their FCV. See you next week!

 

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#136 Surmounting Taxes

15 Apr , 2015   Video

In celebration of tax week, Danny Cooper, Russell Frost, Evan Fusco, Patrick Connor and Paul Guzyk discuss…

Unicorns not being deployed fast enough in Japan
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/14/japan-hydrogen-idUSL4N0XB25F20150414

Battery swap scooter proposed
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GE6N8t-0OGg&feature=youtu.be

So are you a supporter of clean cars or of clean transportation? And if so, does spending money on cars versus trains make sense? While much of this op-ed makes little sense, there is a point here worth discussing.
http://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/opinion/readers/2015/04/07/funding-train-service-more-beneficial-than-vehicle-subsidies/25422253/

Let’s talk about the SparkEV
http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1097768_2016-chevrolet-spark-ev-to-be-sold-at-retail-in-canada

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Review

2015 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0L Trendline+ Test Drive

15 Apr , 2015  

– by Jon B

It’s premium German engineering at a price engineered to get you moving”. The tagline is certainly appropriate for the Jetta, with a starting price of Cdn$14,990. Canadians certainly responded as Volkswagen Canada moved 31,042 Jettas in 2014, which accounts for nearly 50% of its total sales. One may recall that the cost of entry into the Volkswagen family started in the low $20,000s less than a decade ago, so how did Volkswagen manage to drop the price substantially?

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#135 Is It Safe?

9 Apr , 2015   Video

Danny Cooper is enjoying a spring break with his family so Russell Frost runs solo with Patrick Connor, Tony Schaefer and Even Fusco. The theme of the entire show is safety. The panel discuss all aspects of vehicle safety and upcoming innovations. This show also features, as part of a discussion on safety in young drivers, Evan Fusco’s two sons, Brendon and Heath, two fifteen year old drivers just learning to drive (but not in their dad’s Tesla).

 

 

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#134 Market Manipulation

3 Apr , 2015   Video

Thanks to Patrick Connor for this week’s title.

On the show this week, the triumphal return of Danny Cooper, Russell Frost, Tony Schaefer, Patrick Connor and Paul Guzyk.

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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.

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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…

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