8 episodes

Informing and entertaining you with the latest on electric vehicles in Australia and around the world

elevate EV podcast with Bridie Schmidt Bridie Schmidt

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    • 4.8 • 4 Ratings

Informing and entertaining you with the latest on electric vehicles in Australia and around the world

    Driving EVs in the Real World | With Neerav Bhatt

    Driving EVs in the Real World | With Neerav Bhatt

    Bridie and Neerav look at working out real vs WLTP range for EVs before taking a road trip, and also dip into time-of-use pricing to promote EV adoption, the challenges of retrofitting older apartments with charging infrastructure, street-level EV charging solutions and boost modes in electric vehicles.

    LINKS

    Podcast Website: elevatepod.com.au/
    Contact details: bridie@elevatepod.com.au
    Neerav Bhatt: twitter.com/neerav
    BridieEV: twitter.com/BridieEV
    Neerav's Electrifying Everything Blog: bhatt.id.au/blog
    Neerav's Electrifying EVerything Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClykQp_7S-Jkq0mqTa8gvqg
    Neerav on TechAU: https://techau.com.au/author/neerav/

    • 40 min
    MG4 electric hatch lands in Australia | With Jen Dudley-Nicholson

    MG4 electric hatch lands in Australia | With Jen Dudley-Nicholson

    In this episode, Jen and I discuss the MG4's debut on the sales charts, tackle the NSW government's controversial decision to scrap EV rebates and confirmation it won't introduce a road tax until 2027. Amidst rapid developments, including LDV's new electric ute and Toyota's future (with a capital F) plans, we explore what's next for EVs and charging infrastructure Down Under. We also find out what people think about BYD's latest decision. Note: This episode is a bit delayed due to my recent bout with laryngitis, but better late than never!

    LINKS

    Podcast Website: elevatepod.com.au/
    Contact details: bridie@elevatepod.com.au
    Jen Dudley-Nicholson: twitter.com/jendudley
    BridieEV: twitter.com/BridieEV
    August 2023 EV Sales: https://www.mynrma.com.au/electric-vehicles/news/ev-sales-august-2023

    • 28 min
    Epic and Electric: EV Road Trip Learning Curves | With Tiff Overton

    Epic and Electric: EV Road Trip Learning Curves | With Tiff Overton

    Bridie Schmidt talks to Tiffany Overton, a U.S. native and lean principles consultant in Australia, who undertook a groundbreaking electric road trip around Australia in her slow-to-charge Mercedes EQC400. Tiffany's adventurous journey made her the first woman to drive solo around Australia in a non-Tesla EV, facing unique challenges. A year on, Bridie talks to Tiffany about her EV purchase and road trip, the changing EV charging landscape, and lessons learned.

    LINKS
    Podcast Website: elevatepod.com.au/
    Contact details: bridie@elevatepod.com.au
    Tiff’s blog on Solid Systems: Tiff’s EV Adventure Around Australia (EVAAA)
    Tiff’s post on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:7074569044405731328/
    NRMA National Network Plan: NRMA's EV charging game plan
    WA’s Horizon EV Network: WA EV Network - Future-Ready Solutions

    • 39 min
    The Blue Bandit Rides Again | With Wiebe Wakker

    The Blue Bandit Rides Again | With Wiebe Wakker

    Bridie Schmidt catches a ride to Amsterdam’s Schipol Airport with Wiebe Wakker, who in 2016 took off on an around-the-world trip in a converted all-electric VW Golf dubbed the Blue Bandit to tackle the notion that EVs can’t drive very far.

    And tackle this myth he did, with a Dutch tenacity and passion for adventure that arguably could be likened to that of explorer Abel Tasman.

    As well as touching on Blue Bandit’s adventures, Wiebe and Bridie also reflect on the changing landscape of electric vehicles in the Netherlands where EVs now make up a third of all car sales. Wiebe highlights the positive mindset and green attitude that have propelled the popularity of EVs in his home country, as well as progressive policy from government.

    Lastly, Wiebe reveals that he has almost finished his upcoming book, a captivating memoir that not only recounts his pioneering EV road trip, but also the human triumphs and lessons learned along the way.

    LINKS
    Podcast Website: https://elevatepod.com.au/
    Contact details: bridie@elevatepod.com.au
    Plug Me In Project: https://plugmeinproject.com/
    Wiebe on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/wiebewkkr

    • 17 min
    Rammed: How Carmakers are Killing our Climate Goals | With Belinda Noble

    Rammed: How Carmakers are Killing our Climate Goals | With Belinda Noble

    Belinda Noble of Comms Declare joins Bridie Schmidt to look at how carmakers are spending more and more money to suck us into buying bigger more polluting vehicles, and the impact that has on our net zero goals.

    LINKS
    Podcast Website: https://elevatepod.com.au/
    Contact details: bridie@elevatepod.com.au
    Comms Declare Rammed report: https://commsdeclare.org/rammed/
    Join the Fossil Fuel Ad Ban: https://fossiladban.org/

    • 20 min
    Who Gives A Crap About Emissions | With Jen Dudley-Nicholson

    Who Gives A Crap About Emissions | With Jen Dudley-Nicholson

    Bridie Schmidt brings you info and tidbits about electric vehicles in Australia and beyond. In this episode, Bridie chats with Jen Dudley Nicholson, AAP Future Transport reporter about the latest happenings in EV news, including the fact that there are now not just two EVs in Australia priced under $40,000, but three! Competition is heating up.

    They also touch upon the latest EV sales figures in Australia, as EVs accounted for a record-breaking 8.8% of all new vehicle sales in June, a significant jump from the previous year.

    We also cover the fact that the Tesla Model Y outsold the Ford Ranger, have a chat about state EV rebates and how that’s going, and about the need for a strong fuel efficiency standard and the financial and health benefits that would come out of that for all Australians.

    Last but not least - we find out who exactly does give a crap about emissions.

    LINKS
    Podcast Website: https://elevatepod.com.au/
    Contact details: bridie@elevatepod.com.au
    Jen Dudley-Nicholson: https://twitter.com/jendudley
    BridieEV: https://twitter.com/BridieEV
    EV Sales chart: https://twitter.com/BridieEV/status/1676764351716532224

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

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