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
#409 Elon Take The Wheel
Timeline: 00:00 Intros 04:00 Meijer & EVgo partnership 06:35: Russell’s experience with FSD 20:10 This Week in Tesla 31:40 Upcoming ICE bans and timetables 43:20 Rivian to fund EV chargers at Colorado State Parks 47:10 Detroit Eyeing the EV Truck Market 58:05 Shout-outs and Go Home
#408 Carma for the Cat Burglars
Timeline: 00:00 Intros 05:55 Cryptocurrencies are Fossil Fuel Hungry 20:50 VW Power Day and BMW’s EV plan 31:00 This Week in Tesla 42:50 CA Law Enforcement finally going after Cat Burglars 50:05 KIA’s EV6 56:25 The Citroën Ami 58:50 Texas strikes back at the Anti-Fossil Fuel Lobby 1:03:25 Shout-outs and Go Home!
#407 Little Pink Tunnels And Nipple Mines
Timeline: 00:00 Intros 04:00 Boring Tunnel update 09:00 Siemen’s Energy is is looking at hydrogen energy investments 21:50 This Week In Tesla 31:15 VW ID-4 “free fuel” offer then charging using Electrify America 43:45 The war over public spaces 52:40 Shout-outs and Go Home!
#406 Texas has Gas
Timeline: 00:00 Intros 05:15 Monster Trucks Suck 13:10 Nimbus 3-wheeler 23:20 Gas Companies Fighting Progressive Initiatives 34:25 This Week in Tesla 42:35 Maybe We Should Have Fewer Cars 52:30 Polestar Opening 14 “Spaces” in the US 56:25 Michelin EV Tires 1:00:25 Shout-outs and Go Home
#405 Battery Arms Race
Timeline: 00:00 Intros 04:30 Uber still the most crooked company possible 10:55 Hyundai says it will replace the battery packs in ~82,000 EVs globally 20:40 This Week in Tesla 32:45 Mercedes testing new EV truck 36:25 China and Europe are Winning the EV Battery “Arms Race” 49:05 Shout-outs and Go Home
#404 Pineapple Pizza Not Found
Timeline: 00:00 Show Start 05:53 Membership Tier(s) 07:00 We Won’t Car Our Way Out of This 09:00 GM’s Norway commercial was Tone Deaf and Misleading 16:55 AirStream to Make Electric Assist Campers for EVs 23:00 This Week in Tesla 32:55 Looking at the Texas power situation 1:01:30 Shout-outs and Go Home
I LIKE IT
Enjoy every show. Probably could be a little shorter. Seems like there is some so so fill time in there.
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.
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!