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#46 An Historic And Proud Day For All Orange Americans

5 Jan , 2011  

Danny and Russell are joined by Linda Weidemann and Jason Holder. This week they discuss SUVs, quick chargers for EVs, Fisker Karma and Tesla Model S pricing, something called the Wheego, a funny looking electric bike, Toyota’s Entune system and make some NAIAS predictions.

TOPICS:

SUVs lead US auto sales
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/29/AR201012…

EV quick chargers
http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/02/chademo-ev-quick-chargers-to-get-wide…

The Karma gets marked up to $95k and Tesla assures everyone the Model S will stay at $57K, Which is the path to success?
http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/02/tesla-assures-57k-model-s-will-be-pro…

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#44 Antler Marks

8 Dec , 2010  

This week Russell & Danny are joined by Linda, Tony and Jason and special guest Paul Guzyk of Boulder Hybrid Conversion (boulderhc.com). This week we talk about little batteries, Brabus Green Package for Tesla, the feds loan out supercomputers, Honda dumps the price on the Insight and much more. See our weekly show notes at whatdrives.us for a complete listing and links.

Special Guest: Paul Guzyk of Boulder Hybrid Conversions and 3 Prong Power

Show Notes:

Toyota and Daimler take the Tesla path for EVs/plug-ins
http://www.newstimes.com/business/article/At-a-Glance-Automakers-adopt-T…

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#41 Dynamic Duo

12 Nov , 2010  

This week, Russell, Danny, Linda and Jason discuss dumb surveys, the Fiat 500 we might never see, single distance guessestimes, the “world’s safest” Prius and much more. See our show notes for a complete listing and links.

Show notes:
Respondents offer no surprises in what might be the dumbest survey ever
http://www.thecarconnection.com/marty-blog/1051363_survey-more-would-tak…

Tesla losing money but still on track with the Model S
http://www.caradvice.com.au/90916/tesla-spending-big-to-build-model-s/

Semi-mythical Chrysler still years away from getting anything but news stories
http://wot.motortrend.com/6701647/green/chrysler-finalizes-battery-suppl…

Single distance estimates are misleading
http://www.autocar.co.uk/News/NewsArticle/AllCars/254040/

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#35 Podcasting From The Bathroom

30 Sep , 2010  

Abandoned by co-host Danny Cooper and regular panelist Tony Schaefer, Russell had to go another continent on another hemisphere to fill the gap. This week we are very glad to have Dr. Evan Fusco back on the show, live from Australia. Regular Panelist, Linda Weidemann braves some nasty, unnamed illness to appear on the show as well. A great show with a wide range of topics mostly centered around the, “Wasn’t that obvious?” theme.

This week’s show notes:

Former Tesla partner says EVs have no future
http://www.detnews.com/article/20100929/MIVIEW/9280336/1467/OPINION01/Gr…

Volt customer testing board
http://www.cleanmpg.com/forums/showthread.php?t=35102

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#34 The Gift That Keeps On Giving

23 Sep , 2010  

A very special show this week with our largest panel ever featuring Linda Weidemann, Tony Schaefer, Jason Holder and special guest, Chelsea Sexton (Who Killed The Electric Car). Topics covered include the Lotus Elite hybrid, Jim Farley quotes, SUVs, the future of gas prices, start/stop technology, rental Leafs and much, much more. Do not miss this episode.

This week’s show notes:

Lotus says hybrid is spelled e-l-i-t-e
http://www.automotto.org/entry/2010-paris-preview-lotus-unveils-hybrid-e…

Ford marketing veep says you can’t sell what Ford makes, uh, ok
http://green.autoblog.com/2010/09/14/ford-vp-you-cant-sell-a-hybrid-in-t…

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#32 What Was Fisker Selling?

9 Sep , 2010  

This week Danny and Russell are joined by Tony Schaefer and Jason Holder. The group take apart the new Fisker Karma commercial and wonder why the Karma itself actually is, discuss Plug-In America’s Paul Scott take a job at Santa Monica Nissan to sell Leafs, Volt transparency, the new liquid cooled Lion battery for the Ford Focus EV, a HUGE rebate on the Tesla Roadster in Japan and two eerily similar Toyota hybrids NOT meant for the US. At least for now.

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#25 Together Alone Again, Naturally

21 Jul , 2010  

This week hosts Russell Frost and Danny Cooper go it alone with the regular panel taking a well deserved day off. In what turns out to be an all EV episode Danny & Russell discuss new electric bikes, new Nissan EVs, the Nissan Leaf battery warranty survey debacle, the RAV4 EV lives again through Tesla partnership, Honda relents and says they’ll make a plug-in and an EV, Google signs a 20 year contract for windpower and an Aptera spin-off company announces another potential vehicle that makes no sense.

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#21 Are You Calling From…

25 Jun , 2010  

Hosts Danny Cooper and Russell Frost are joined by Tony Schaefer and Linda Weidemann as and take on a wide range of topics. Look for news about Tesla (IPO and new vehicles), the Hyundai Veloster, the Honda CR-Z and much more.

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