What Drives Us episode

#383 A Big Weight And A Long Shaft

19 Sep , 2020   Video

00:00 Show Start

03:58 Heavy Weights and Gravity as Energy Storage

13:30 The $10,000 USD Kandi EV

20:55 Guy Gets Rightfully Scammed

25:10 This Week in Tesla

32:35 Uber Lyft going all-EV?

39:00 The Gig Economy Basically Sucks

49:10 Shoutouts and Go Home

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#381 with special guest Rich Benoit (aka Rich Rebuilds)

27 Aug , 2020   Video

Rich Benoit of Rich Rebuilds spend more than two hours talking about how he got started, his passions, his relationship with Tesla and YouTube commenters and his projects. Do not miss this episode!

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#380 In 2025, I Promise

22 Aug , 2020   Video

00:00 Intros

04:13 – Hybrids, Plug-ins, and EVs

25:15 – Xos Raises $20 Million to Scale Production 

32:30 – This Week in Tesla

37:05 – Toyota Solid-State Batteries

43:15 – Tritium Fast Charger

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# 379 Isn’t it Ionic?

14 Aug , 2020   Video

00:00 Intros

06:00 A Little Self-Promotion

11:15 Hyundai Launches Ionic Brand of EVs

20:55 The Politics of Saving the Environment

29:40 This Week in Tesla

36:15 California Court Rules Uber and Lyft Must Call Drivers “Employees”

50:45 GM’s SuperCruise is a Subscription Service

1:05:20 Shout-outs and Go Home

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# 378 EV RV IDK LOL

7 Aug , 2020   Video

00:00 Intros

05:30 – Rivian to Ship R1T and R1S in 2021

17:20 – Upcycling Old Tires to Improve our Roads

23:00 – This Week in Tesla

34:10 – Boring Company Connecting LA and Vegas?

43:20 – Ready.Set.Van has New Tesla-Powered Van

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#377 Tonka Toy Van Down By The River

30 Jul , 2020   Video

00:00 Intros

07:40 Hybrid Fleets Would Reduce Emissions Now

15:55 Electric Brands Introduces Module EV Bus

22:00 Tesla Willing to License Software and Technology

26:00 Hyundai Ramps up EV Production Plans

37:40 The Real Cost of “Public” Parking

43:15 Community Solar for Those Who Can’t Solar

49: 30 Fossil Fuel Companies Funding the Police

1:01:15 Shout-outs and Go Home

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#376 Highly Automated Tunnel of Love

23 Jul , 2020   Video

00:00 Start the Show!

06:15 Using Artificial Intelligence to Boost Mass Transit

13:05 15 States Join California to Electrify Heavy Vehicles

18:30 Boring Company Las Vegas Terminal Renderings 

36:10 German High Court Disallows Tesla’s Use of Term “AutoPilot”

45:20 Ford Creates 1,400hp Mach-e Monster

54:10 EV-related Stocks are Hot Right Now

1:01:05 Shout-outs and Go Home!

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#371 You Don’t Need To Be A Dick To Rule The World

18 Jun , 2020   Video

This week:

00:00 Introductions

03:45 Best and Worst EV Battery Performance

18:53 Tesla Cancels Solar Roof Orders

41:48 “Transportation Fairness Alliance” is actually an anti-EV shill

48:00 Internal Emails indicate Carlos Ghosn was Set up and Forced Out

57:00 Rumble Motors moving Production to California

1:03:30 Shout-outs and Go Home

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#368 Let’s Return to Better

30 May , 2020   Video

  1. Russell spent some time with a Tesla Model Y and a Toyota Highlander Hybrid. Both reviews are available in our “Car Reviews” playlist. Make sure to check out “The Tesla Life” to get Russell’s full Model Y review.
  2. Toyota recently introduced the PROACE van, offering a warranty of 15 years or 1,000,000 miles, whichever comes first. After that time, they promise the battery will still have 75% or more capacity remaining.
  3. People will only return to riding the bus when they feel safe doing so. We spend some time discussing how buslines can maintain ridership by helping people feel safe.
  4. BloombergNEF predicts that by 2040 new car sales will favor EVs over ICEs. Interesting side topic, they also predict that ICE vehicles peaked in 2017.
  5. Volvo has taken the bold step of limiting the top speed of all new vehicles starting next year. This will be done in the name of safety, referencing the amount of vehicular fatalities attributed to high speeds.

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WDU Special – We Talk with Tom Bodett

23 May , 2020   Video

You know him from Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me or maybe “We’ll leave the light on for you.” but we know Mr. Tom Bodett as a green energy advocate who walks the walk. His self-installed 37kW solar array, advanced heating pump system and his new Tesla Model Y all speak of someone who cares. Spend some time getting to know Tom better.

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