This week the panel discusses:
05:45 Will Toyota finally bring EVs to the US?
16:40 Legacy Car Companies Quickly Approaching the ICEberg
32:35 This Week in Tesla
40:25 Quebec will use old dams for wind power energy storage
47:30 Colorado Giving away free E-bikes to essential workers
52:15 Shout-outs and Go home!
5:15 Toyota Mirai
10:30 Rivian Amazon van undercover
18:05 Hyundai buys Boston Dynamics
24:20 Tesla News – Giga Berlin – China superchargers – Tesla Parade
30:20 Bollinger strangely still rendering
33:33 EV West crate motor
37:00 Zoox autonomous shuttle vehicles
44:30 Personal deliveries are an environmental nightmare and so is packaging / recycling
58:40 Kandi EV cheapest in America
We spent almost two hours talking about the history and impact of Prius on the world. Current and former members of the Prius Team from Toyota join us for the first hour. It’s a great look back at one of the biggest impacts in cleaner vehicles. We’re all current and previous Prius owners and Prius enthusiasts. But when asking about previous decisions and future plans, that doesn’t mean we went easy on them.
Supercar article referenced by Tony: https://whatdrives.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/SuperCar.pdf
This week, we talk about the ongoing Nikola saga, solid state batteries in Mercedes buses, This Week in Tesla with new catchy theme music, Plastic eating enzymes, a cheap EV in China, and Toyota’s Lunar Cruiser.
00:00 Show Start 05:15 New Allegations with Nikola Motors
13:00 Mercedes Introduces Solid State Battery Buses
20:05 This Week in Tesla
28:55 Plastic Eating Enzymes
40:30 A $5,000 EV in China 49:25 Toyota’s Mars Rover
54:10 Shout Outs and Go Home
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