25 episodes

What Drives Us is the #1 weekly podcast dedicated to electric, plug-in, & hybrid cars along with all other kinds of alternative fuel transportation. Hosted by To Go Before co-founder Russell Frost and Hypermiler extraordinaire Tony Schaefer, What Drives Us features panelists including owners, industry insiders, automotive manufacturers, and aftermarket specialists. You can find out more about us at http://whatdrives.us

What Drives Us Russell Frost & Tony Schaefer

    • Automotive
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

What Drives Us is the #1 weekly podcast dedicated to electric, plug-in, & hybrid cars along with all other kinds of alternative fuel transportation. Hosted by To Go Before co-founder Russell Frost and Hypermiler extraordinaire Tony Schaefer, What Drives Us features panelists including owners, industry insiders, automotive manufacturers, and aftermarket specialists. You can find out more about us at http://whatdrives.us

    #388 Listen to Her

    #388 Listen to Her

    We learn to listen to Georgia and, we discuss vanadium flow batteries, electric buses, Tesla FSD and more.







    00:00 Show Start







    04:10 Solar has Become the Cheapest Energy Source







    13:55 Vanadium Flow Batteries







    21:50 This Week in Tesla







    29:40 Electric School Buses







    45:20 Vote Because your Rights Depend on It







    58:00 Shout Outs and Go Home

    • 1 hr 4 min
    #387 Hummers for Humanity

    #387 Hummers for Humanity

    This week we do a deep dive on the debut of the GMC Hummer EV. We go through all the editions and talk about features and pricing. Also, we discuss disposable packing, cover This Week In Tesla and GM’s new battery plant.







    00:00 Show Start







    05:10 Hummer EV







    30:20 This Week in Tesla







    37:36 GM Converts old Saturn Factory to EV







    1:12:28 We have Convenienced Ourselves to Death







    1:03:00 Shout Outs and Go Home

    • 1 hr 12 min
    #386 We Do Not Condone Shocking Wildlife

    #386 We Do Not Condone Shocking Wildlife

    00:00 Show Start







    03:50 Turning Interstates into Solar Farms







    13:55 Municipal Microgrids







    22:45 This Week in Tesla







    28:55 Rivian Releasing R1T and R1S Early 2021







    36:00 Can the US be a Green Hydrogen Powerhouse?







    44:05 Rivian Delivers 1st Amazon Delivery Van







    51:00 Shout Outs and Go Home

    • 58 min
    WDU Special: “Happy 20th Birthday, Prius”

    WDU Special: “Happy 20th Birthday, Prius”

    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

    • 1 hr 51 min
    #385 Tail Gating on the Moon

    #385 Tail Gating on the Moon

    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

    • 1 hr
    Transport Treehouse #7

    Transport Treehouse #7

    Dean Taylor has over three decades in the electric transportation area with a focus on regulatory and legislative affairs, external engagement and business and strategy development. After retiring from Southern California Edison he’s become an independent consultant for many EV organizations.







    Newsom’s Executive Order: https://www.gov.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/9.23.20-EO-N-79-20-Climate.pdf







    Dean’s LCFS webinar presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eRrZAqaOHk&feature=youtu.be&t=1040

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Beenmb ,

I LIKE IT

Enjoy every show. Probably could be a little shorter. Seems like there is some so so fill time in there.

LeeMoon ,

Excellent information on alternative fuel vehicles

These are awesome podcasts for learning about alternative fuel vehicles. Tons of information and entertainment in every episode. If you have any interest in learning about hybrid, plug-in hybrid, battery electric, or even fuel cell vehicles, this is the must-listen-to show.

Jason Schuler ,

Laid back and Intellectual Conversations

Very informative about hybrid and battery powered vehicles from people who have owned the vehicles for years. Love the very laid back environment and how you have different people on with you. Danny and Russell both have done an incredible job developing and running this program!

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