387 episodes

Join us at the intersection of innovation and electrification as the Out of Spec Studios team brings you the latest in electric vehicle (EV) news and more.
Hosted by our passionate team members, the Out of Spec Podcast is your go-to source for all things EV. Every week, we dive deep into the world of electric vehicles, providing insightful coverage of EV news, developments in EV charging infrastructure and technology, and engaging discussions about the reality of EV ownership.

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Out of Spec Podcast outofspecpodcast

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    • 4.7 • 78 Ratings

Join us at the intersection of innovation and electrification as the Out of Spec Studios team brings you the latest in electric vehicle (EV) news and more.
Hosted by our passionate team members, the Out of Spec Podcast is your go-to source for all things EV. Every week, we dive deep into the world of electric vehicles, providing insightful coverage of EV news, developments in EV charging infrastructure and technology, and engaging discussions about the reality of EV ownership.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    VinFast Cross Country Road Trip Update! Interop Issues, Pet Mode Failure, & Efficiency Stats

    VinFast Cross Country Road Trip Update! Interop Issues, Pet Mode Failure, & Efficiency Stats

    Episode 388: Join Francie from Wichita as she updates you on the first leg of her road trip in the VinFast out to Colorado. She talks about the stats along the way, charging stops highlights and lowlights, and pontificates about boutique EV charging stations vs. lifeless parking lot stations.
    Francie's ( @heyfrancie ) twitter: https://x.com/hey_francie
    Shoutout to our sponsors for more information find their links below:
    - Fort Collins Kia: Visit focokia.com for full details. Disclaimer: *Delivery covers up to $1,000.
    Find us on all of these places:
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/outofspecpodcast
    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/out-of-spec-podcast/id1576636119
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0tKIQfKL9oaHc1DLOTWvbd
    Amazon: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/473692b9-05b9-41f9-9b38-9f86fbdabee7/OUT-OF-SPEC-PODCAST
    For further inquiries please email podcast@outofspecstudios.com
    #vinfast #roadtrip #electricvehicle

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    • 20 min
    The Universal EV Hard Reset That No One Tells You About! It Worked For My VinFast…

    The Universal EV Hard Reset That No One Tells You About! It Worked For My VinFast…

    Episode 387: Join Francie as she tries the universal EV hard reset and sees it work for her VinFast VF8!
    Shoutout to our sponsors for more information find their links below:
    - Fort Collins Kia: Visit focokia.com for full details. Disclaimer: *Delivery covers up to $1,000.
    Find us on all of these places:
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/outofspecpodcast
    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/out-of-spec-podcast/id1576636119
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0tKIQfKL9oaHc1DLOTWvbd
    Amazon: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/473692b9-05b9-41f9-9b38-9f86fbdabee7/OUT-OF-SPEC-PODCAST
    For further inquiries please email podcast@outofspecstudios.com
    #vinfast #vf8 #electricvehicle

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    • 11 min
    Polestar 3 SUV Finally Here & Maybe Worth The Wait - Let's Talk Specs, Delays, & Details

    Polestar 3 SUV Finally Here & Maybe Worth The Wait - Let's Talk Specs, Delays, & Details

    386: Join Francie and Max to talk about the specs of the 2025 Polestar 3 that is finally here. They discuss the delays leading up to this EV SUV hitting the market, the details on the launch editions available now, and Polestar's strategy to compete in this market.
    Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/1FWpJ2YQVAs
    Polestar: https://www.polestar.com/us/polestar-3/
    MotorTrend: https://www.motortrend.com/reviews/2025-polestar3-first-drive-review/
    Green Car Reports: https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1143449_test-drive-review-2025-polestar-3-swings-for-efficient-performance
    Car&Driver: https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/a61017107/2025-polestar-3-drive/
    Shoutout to our sponsors for more information find their links below:
    - Fort Collins Kia: Visit focokia.com for full details. Disclaimer: *Delivery covers up to $1,000.
    Find us on all of these places:
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/outofspecpodcast
    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/out-of-spec-podcast/id1576636119
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0tKIQfKL9oaHc1DLOTWvbd
    Amazon: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/473692b9-05b9-41f9-9b38-9f86fbdabee7/OUT-OF-SPEC-PODCAST
    For further inquiries please email podcast@outofspecstudios.com
    #polestar3 #polestar #electricvehicle

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    • 33 min
    What 2 Rivian Owners Think Of New R1 Refresh! 2nd Generation EV Lineup Changes & Details

    What 2 Rivian Owners Think Of New R1 Refresh! 2nd Generation EV Lineup Changes & Details

    Episode 385: Join Francie as she goes over the specs of the new R1 lineup refresh AKA Rivian's 2nd generation changes to the R1T and R1S. Later she is joined by Tom from  @StateOfChargeWithTomMoloughney  and Jose from  @riviantrackr  to see what these 2 Rivian owners think of these updates - are they enough? Is there more missing? Let's plug in!
    Kyle's X article: https://x.com/itskyleconner/status/1798746967088173231
     @OutofSpecReviews  Video on R1 2nd Gen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krMPnGHirLk
    Shoutout to our sponsors for more information find their links below:
    - Fort Collins Kia: Visit focokia.com for full details. Disclaimer: *Delivery covers up to $1,000.
    Find us on all of these places:
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/outofspecpodcast
    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/out-of-spec-podcast/id1576636119
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0tKIQfKL9oaHc1DLOTWvbd
    Amazon: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/473692b9-05b9-41f9-9b38-9f86fbdabee7/OUT-OF-SPEC-PODCAST
    For further inquiries please email podcast@outofspecstudios.com
    #rivian #r1t #electricvehicle

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    • 53 min
    Almost Stranded In The VinFast VF8! But... It's My Own Fault

    Almost Stranded In The VinFast VF8! But... It's My Own Fault

    Episode 384: Due to her own forgetfulness, Francie almost makes a leisurely run out to the countryside a situation of a stranded VinFast VF8! She goes over the biggest issues, her plans for servicing, and efficiency of this outing in her EV.
    Shoutout to our sponsors for more information find their links below:
    - Fort Collins Kia: Visit focokia.com for full details. Disclaimer: *Delivery covers up to $1,000.
    Find us on all of these places:
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/outofspecpodcast
    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/out-of-spec-podcast/id1576636119
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0tKIQfKL9oaHc1DLOTWvbd
    Amazon: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/473692b9-05b9-41f9-9b38-9f86fbdabee7/OUT-OF-SPEC-PODCAST
    For further inquiries please email podcast@outofspecstudios.com
    #vf8 #vinfast #evcharging

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    • 10 min
    First Ever Off-Road EV Charging On Lake Superior! Polaris EVs, Solar, Batteries & 100mi Of Trails

    First Ever Off-Road EV Charging On Lake Superior! Polaris EVs, Solar, Batteries & 100mi Of Trails

    Episode 382: Join Francie and Jordan from the shores of Lake Superior in the Upper Peninsula to chat about Polaris's electric RANGER XP Kinetic side-by-side, outdoor recreation turned electric, Yotta's EV chargers, and even more details about this first-of-its-kind project!
    Polaris press release: https://prn.to/3XbuQtT
    Yotta energy: https://www.yottaenergy.com/
    Hamilton's North Coast Adventures: https://www.hamiltonsnorthcoast.com/
    Miller's cottages: https://www.millerscottages.com/
    Shoutout to our sponsors for more information find their links below:
    - Fort Collins Kia: Visit focokia.com for full details. Disclaimer: *Delivery covers up to $1,000.
    Find us on all of these places:
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/outofspecpodcast
    Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/out-of-spec-podcast/id1576636119
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0tKIQfKL9oaHc1DLOTWvbd
    Amazon: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/473692b9-05b9-41f9-9b38-9f86fbdabee7/OUT-OF-SPEC-PODCAST
    For further inquiries please email podcast@outofspecstudios.com
    #polaris #evcharging #offroadadventure

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    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
78 Ratings

78 Ratings

Jrs661978 ,

Love this podcast and Out of Spec team!!

Everything Out of Spec does it great! Great daily podcast about the EV world! Francie is great and knowledgeable! Always love Kyle nerdy input ;)

Listen everyday!!!

MLID4 ,

Bidirectional charging

Love the show!!! Please do an episode on bidirectional charging. I would love to hear how the technology is developing in the US.

Would love to power my house from my car (ID.4) during blackouts. Maybe integrate with the grid etc.

Mike

Peter (Wombat Model 3) ,

Great content - and positive vibes

Love your podcast. Informative, diverse topics, covered with positive vibes. Shout out to Francie, always positive and bringing it all together. I follow Electrek, Rob Maurer, Ryan McCaffrey, and others. Great that you guys added the podcast to “the growing number of YouTube channels”. Keep up the great work. Thank you. Peter.

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