What Drives Us episode

#154 Russell Rants About Tesla & Airbnb

26 Aug , 2015   Video

This week Tony, Patrick and Russell discuss a new Hyundai hybrid and EV, Gm building an EV plant in China and long discussion about what type of tech we want in our vehicles.

What types of tech do we want in our vehicles? (ignore the link baity headline)
http://fortune.com/2015/08/25/apple-carplay-android-report/

Another “Prius fighter” but forgive the link bait, this might be real
http://wot.motortrend.com/1508_spied_ev_variant_of_hyundai_prius_fighter_spills_its_all_electric_guts.html

GM to build half billion EV factory in China
http://www.hybridcars.com/general-motors-begins-building-470-million-ev-factory-in-china/

Two minutes news…

Hawaii moves away from fossil fuels

http://www.thenation.com/article/hawaiis-governor-dumps-oil-and-gas-in-favor-of-100-percent-renewables/

Tesla and Airbnb

http://cleantechnica.com/2015/08/22/tesla-airbnb-partner-up/

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#153 Picking On Evan

19 Aug , 2015   Video

Two minutes news links:

 

Portland airport installs 42 EV chargers

http://buff.ly/1EBdsfM

 

Tesla industrial batteries to help reduce power costs to Escondido high schools

http://insideevs.com/tesla-power-escondido-schools/

 

Sexy Tesla charging robot arm

https://youtu.be/uMM0lRfX6YI

 

Tesla says, “we didn’t mean ‘unlimited'”

http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1099608_tesla-letter-to-rein-in-local-supercharger-use-goes-wrong

 

Where does your energy come from visualizations

http://www.vox.com/2015/7/29/9066685/coal-oil-solar-maps

 

my 2M, University of Waterloo students create autonomous vehicle for campus use

http://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=683180

 

This week in the news…

Mea culpa culpa culpa grande with a nice slice of humble pie…maybe

http://www.macrumors.com/2015/08/14/apple-car-test-track-discussions/

WSJ says Apple’s CarPlay is on the right track

http://www.wsj.com/articles/apple-carplay-review-siris-finally-on-the-right-road-1439920604

Leaf 2.0 more miles

http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1099610_2016-nissan-leafs-two-batteries-84-miles-base-110-miles-for-top-trims-dealer-says

We’re seeing more and more of the Model X

http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1099639_tesla-model-x-prepped-for-delivery-spyshots-and-video

Fourth generation Prius makes it’s debut on 9/8 and we’ll be there

http://priuschat.com/threads/2016-gen-4-prius-reveal-set-for-september-8th.156952/

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#150 Special Guest Mark Coughlan of the Waterloo Region Voltec Group

29 Jul , 2015   Video

This week Danny, Russell, Evan and Paul talk nothing but Volt with Mark Coughlan of the Waterloo Region Voltec Group.

From Mark regarding the Volt:

Largest Chevy Volt Community (3rd Party)
Live Chevy Volt Statistics Site
Twitter: @WRVoltec
From Evan, if you want a discount on your Tesla vehicle from a Tesla owner:

 

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#149 Observing Korea

22 Jul , 2015   Video

This week Evan, Tony, Patrick and Russell discuss…

Next gen PiP to have 30-35 miles of EV range, according to an anonymous source
http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1099222_next-toyota-prius-plug-in-hybrid-to-have-30-to-35-miles-of-range-source

Toyota starts taking Mirai orders, unicorns everywhere cower in fear
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/mirai-hydrogen-car-arrive-october-809923

Craig Scott, national alternative fuel vehicle manager at Toyota, “With batteries there is a fundamental science problem that we don’t know how to solve.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/brookecrothers/2015/07/20/toyota-on-mirai-vs-tesla-battery-electric-vehicles-have-fundamental-physics-problem/

Toyota recalls 625,000 Priuses globally (109,000 in the US)
http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/toyota-recalls-625000-hybrids-vehicles-worldwide/1/452126.html

Apple hires Doug Betts formerly of Chrysler
http://www.theverge.com/2015/7/20/9007149/apple-hires-car-executive-doug-betts-chrysler

This week’s Tesla killer
http://www.manufacturingglobal.com/lean/502/Should-Tesla-be-running-scared-Faraday-Future-is-the-new-kid-on-the-block

Depends on how you define “hybrid”
http://www.koreaobserver.com/hyundai-kia-rank-3rd-in-2014-global-hybrid-car-sales-39306/

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#147 Special Episode with Ryan Tabrah of Intel

8 Jul , 2015   Video

Patrick Connor, Paul Guzyk and Russell Frost spend the entire talking to Intel’s Senior Product Manager, Transportation Solutions, Ryan Tabrah. It’s an incredible show with lots of great talk about the future of cars from infotainment systems to autonomous driving.

Here’s Ryan’s page at Intel. You can follow Ryan on Twitter, @red_stapler.

 

 

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#144 Pop Culture Invasion

17 Jun , 2015   Video

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