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#110 Is The Traction Control Off? – An All Toyota Show

15 Aug , 2012  

Russell Frost, Danny Cooper, Tony Schaefer, Evan Fusco, Linda Weidemann, Jason Holder and Mark Rickey discuss their driving experiences driving the Prius c, Prius v, Prius plugin, standard Prius as well as the brand new RAV4EV. A great show with lots of in depth information about these vehicles.

Special thank you to Erica and everyone at Toyota for making these vehicles available to us.

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#51 Don’t Post That Photo

9 Feb , 2011  

Danny Cooper, Russell Frost and Jason Holder discuss a ton of news this week. See the show notes below details and links. Watch the enhanced version of the show for the images and links as well.

Show Notes:

Photo of the week
http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/06/mercedes-f-cell-world-drive-gets-off-…

Great commercial, bad idea, facebook voice integration in the new chevy cruze
http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/05/chevy-cruze-to-read-facebook-feeds-ma…

Battery “myths” maybe not so mythic, maybe so
http://www.engadget.com/2011/02/02/nj-ev-owner-with-50-000-miles-logged-…

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#48 Wherein We Revisit A Year Of Humiliations You’ve Never Heard Before

20 Jan , 2011  

It’s the First Anniversary of What Drives Us, we’re having a party and you are invited. Listen to a live recording (that means we don’t edit it) of our first anniversary celebration where we go back and listen to clips from shows that never made it air. Yes, you get to see the ugly underbelly of the What Drives Us machine and possibly learn all too much about your favorite hosts and panelists.

WARNING: As a live recording this show contains explicit language which is NSFW or for young children or for sensitive people who are offended by the classic angle monosyllables. Please do not play this at the office or while picking up the children from school, ok? OK!

Hosts: Danny Cooper & Russell Frost

Panelists: Tony Schaefer, Dr. Evan Fusco, Linda Weidemann and Jason Holder

HUGE THANK YOU to Michael Manring for everything. Now go buy something from www.manthing.com or see him live.

EVEN HUGER THANK YOU to you, our listeners. Seriously, we do this show because we love to and we’re very glad some of you enjoy it as well. Each and every one of you rock.

Show Notes:

This is show is live commentary and clips from previous shows that were never aired. You figure out which is which, that’s part of the fun.

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#45 Volt Experience and 2010, the year in the review

15 Dec , 2010  

Hosts: Danny Cooper & Russell Frost

Panelists: Tony Schaefer, Linda Weidemann, Jason Holder

Special Guest: Chelsea Sexton

A very special epsiode this week. During the first half of the show Chelsea Sexton talks about her experiences with a prototype Chevy Volt. During the second half the entire panel go over their favorite news stories of 2010.

Have a great holiday and we’ll see you again in 2011!

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#39 The Pee Roll

27 Oct , 2010  

Happy birthday Stella!

Danny & Russell are joined by regular panelists Tony Schaefer, Linda Weidemann and Jason Holder to dissect the Consumer Reports reliability survey. oil futures, recycling batteries, disappearing rare Earth minerals and much more. See our show notes below for a complete listing.

Consumer reports reliability “survey”
http://www.cleanmpg.com/forums/showthread.php?p=286511

Surprise, not so much oil as we thought
http://edition.cnn.com/2010/US/10/27/alaska.oil.reserves/index.html

Now you see it…
http://priuschat.com/news/prius-v-image-leaks-ahead-detroit-reveal
Now you don’t
http://priuschat.com/news/prius-v-leaked-photo-too-good-be-true

Toyota now recycling batteries…back into batteries. The stainless steel sink business is sad.
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/toyota-starts-battery-recycling-busines…

can’t sell them if you don’t have the stuff to make them, rare earths increasing in price
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-10-26/rare-earths-rival-lure-of-navig…
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-10-26/nissan-exploring-alternative-so…

“Old GM” which means us, paying to clean up factory for Fisker
http://energyboom.com/transportation/out-old-new-gm-will-fund-fisker-fac…

This is why it is criminal when one of these companies moves their factories out of state or out of country
http://www.freep.com/article/20101026/BUSINESS01/101026028/1320/Ford-Chr…

50 ugliest cars in the last fifty years, so sayeth Damian
http://images.businessweek.com/ss/09/10/1028_50_ugliest_cars_of_past_50_…

Is this the future of EVs?
http://i.engadget.com/2010/10/27/dbm-energys-electric-audi-a2-completes-…

That’s one way to get people to charge their EVs at home
http://www.greenpacks.org/2010/10/26/peta-to-use-ev-charging-stations-fo…

Just love these because they’re so cool
http://cleantechnica.com/2010/10/25/solar-glass-roof-tiles/

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#31 We Remember Matthew Dieckmann

1 Sep , 2010  

This week Danny and Russell are joined by a full panel of Tony Schaefer, Linda Weidemann and Jason Holder. This week the group takes on the Inifiniti M35 hybrid, the Toyota Etios and it’s potentially interesting future, Honda launches the Jazz/Fit hybrid (but only in Japan), SB535 and the new EPA rating system.

We want to dedicate this show to the memory of Matthew Dieckmann who was killed this week while riding one of his electric bikes. Dieckmann was an entrepreneur and builder in Santa Rosa, California who worked hard to promote EV motorcycles. Our condolences to his family, friends and his co-workers at Electric Race Bikes.

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