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#79 Danny Loses His Man Card

23 Sep , 2011  

Mark Rickey’s first episode!

Fisher Surf, it’s a wagon, it’s a shooting brake, no, it’s just as real as any other Fisker
http://www.engadget.com/2011/09/13/fisker-surf-plug-in-hybrid-five-doors…

Unicorns finally cough up the goods
Maybe free hydrogen does exist
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-14976893

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#78 Kitty Cats and Gas Taxes

1 Sep , 2011  

The Leaf is coming to Chicago early!
http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1065500_chicago-will-get-nissan-leaf…

Honda hinting at a new Odyssey and pushing a comeback for the minivan?
http://www.bnet.com/blog/auto-industry/4-reasons-the-minivan-is-poised-f…

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#72 Expo Madness

26 Jul , 2011  

PLEASE NOTE: This episode was recorded immediately before Green Drive Expo but is going public after Green Drive Expo in Madison has concluded. If you missed Madison, please consider checking out Green Drive Expo California in September. Learn more at www.greendriveexpo.com

Show notes

Danny and russell discuss PlugIn2011 with the panel
-iMiev, Volt and Leaf drives
-lots of people making plugs
-any future insights
-Leaf price increase ( http://www.detnews.com/article/20110720/AUTO01/107200334/1148/Nissan-hik… )

Linda talks about Green Drive Expo

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#59 It’s Not What You Think

8 Apr , 2011  

Open Discussion:
Speaking of the sustainable mobility conference, the conference keynote speaker, Dr. Robert Topel made a point, and forgive me for summarizing it, that “efficiency” doesn’t save fuel or lower emissions, only economic factors, primarily price, affect these things. Are we wasting our time with fuel efficient vehicles when in fact, we should taxing the shit out of inefficient ones?

How to save fuel in your Prius and to some extent, in any car
http://www.hybridcars.com/gas-saving-tips/maximizing-mileage-toyota-priu…

Batteries are recyclable and recycled, a lot
http://www.greencarreports.com/blog/1044372_who-knew-a-car-battery-is-th…

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#52 Inside the Nissan Leaf with David Laur

19 Feb , 2011  

We talk about the Leaf with owner Dave Laur and then run through the weekly news. Complete show notes below.

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Bad name, cool concept, awesome specs, most likely link bait
http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/09/etox-plans-all-electric-zafer-sportsc…

Honda to unveil Fit EV in Geneva because doing something like this in the US would send the wrong message
http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/11/honda-to-unveil-new-ev-in-geneva-said…

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#47 Dressed For It

12 Jan , 2011  

Ford has a big week, figures out they can scoop NAIAS by releasing news at CES the week before.
C-Max’s
http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/10/ford-announces-c-max-hybrid-and-c-max…
And Mulally rams the point home on how cool CES is (and he’s dead on right)
http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/06/ford-motor-company-ceo-alan-mulally-t…
3 million SYNC systems installed in Fords
http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/04/ford-installs-sync-in-more-than-3-mil…

Who was recently talking about mounting iPads in dashes? Maybe it was…US
http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/06/visteon-puts-an-ipad-in-a-car-dashboa…

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