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#77 Nurburgring via Akihabara

26 Aug , 2011  

Consumer Reports get all eco and does it pretty badly
http://news.consumerreports.org/cars/2011/08/fuel-efficient-car-tests-ch…

2012 hybrid camry, because even plain old vanilla deserves a makeover once in awhile
http://www.examiner.com/green-transportation-in-national/toyota-reveals-…

An EV you’ll never see in the US
http://www.caradvice.com.au/134365/mia-electric-microbus-ev-to-debut-at-…

Hertz and Marriott team up to write a press release, and announce two charging stations and some EV hourly rentals
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/hertz-and-marriott-announce-game…

Shoot me, shoot me now, another EV “record” (at least this one doesn’t involve pool noodles)
http://en.akihabaranews.com/105043/car/toyota-to-beat-ev-record-on-nurbu…

VW single-seat Ev concept
http://www.caradvice.com.au/134215/volkswagen-ev-single-seat-concept-to-…

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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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#69 Hey Justin!

22 Jun , 2011  

We welcome Justin Wages to the panel and discuss the week’s news.

How about just, “A guy who doesn’t think the future will be powered by burning fossil fuels”?
http://www.wired.com/autopia/2011/06/qa-with-carlos-ghosn/

Today, the world is a slightly better place because of our brothers and sisters in Portland (thanks to Patrick Connor)
http://youtu.be/QHsZc_LCcpU

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#67 587MPG with special guest, Trevor Fleck

13 Jun , 2011  

Trevor was a guest on WDU #56, he was a senior on the Mater Dei supermileage team. Trevor has now graduated and is headed to Purdue, ironically, the team that beat Mater Dei in the recent MPG challenge.

TOPICS:

Prius C gets spied
http://priuschat.com/news/2012-toyota-prius-c-spy-shots-you-c

Tata Indica has stoners in the UK salivating, car reviewers, not so much
http://www.plugincars.com/anglo-indian-electric-tata-indica-vista-ev-sho…

Fuel cell stunt is, well, a stunt
http://www.engadget.com/2011/06/04/mercedes-benz-completes-hydrogen-powe…

Korean company pulls out (and all that implies)
http://www.oregonlive.com/newsflash/index.ssf/story/plans-to-build-elect…

Now burning two different fossil fuels, SIMULTANEOUSLY!!!
http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1061078_new-chrysler-engine-to-burn-…

Fisker stumbles the week AFTER asking for another $100M
http://www.engadget.com/2011/06/06/fisker-karma-delayed-again-but-only-b…

Cool solar tunnel
http://www.engadget.com/2011/06/07/europes-first-solar-powered-train-tun…

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#62 FUD

8 May , 2011  

Wheego, well, not so much, more Wheeedon’tgo
http://www.engadget.com/2011/05/03/wheego-needs-more-cash-to-produce-lif…
And Chelsea says…

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