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Join your fellow EV enthusiasts to talk about the biggest stories each week, as well as the cars we’ve been driving, and the chargers we’ve been testing.

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50 minutes ago

Welcome to Battery Bargains, where we answer YOUR EV buying questions.
Case 1: Dad of two needs a bigger bootCase 2: Wife hates Tesla Model Y, wants luxuryCase 3: Couple with large dog want to replace Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

3 days ago

We're discussing the (kinda) final specs of the Cybertruck. Whilst a lot is still unknown, we finally found out the estimated price, trims and specs.
Kyle joins us after being at the factory in person, to give us the full debrief on what he saw.

Friday Nov 24, 2023

Kyle drives the Audi SQ8 e-tron
Martyn tells us about putting his Hyundai Kona Electric up for sale and what he might get to replace it
Discussion of Cybertruck and upcoming delivery event
Kyle talks about the used Mercedes-Benz B-Class he just bought
Kyle tells us about the Autel MaxiSYS- Ultra EV diagnostics tool he's acquired
Swapping in winter tires on the Out of Spec fleet
Tom's review of the ShockFlow EV Charger
Tesla imposes $1/minute congestion fees
Tesla open sources original Roadster technical data and service information
Ford scales back its planned LFP battery factory
Ford eases dealer's EV requirements
Ford F-150 Lightning October sales record after four months of low sales

Friday Nov 17, 2023

00:00:00 Intro
00:02:05 Lucid Gravity debuts at LA Auto Show
00:27:32 Lucid pickup truck clay model spotted
00:30:28 First Mercedes charging hub opens in Atlanta
00:41:25 First Alpitronic DC fast charger in US debuts at Circle K (it's pretty awesome)
00:48:17 Tom talks about driving the VW ID. 7
01:07:18 Tom talks about testing the ShockFlo home charging unit -full review coming soon to State of Charge
01:15:21 Cadillac Optiq confirmed for US market in 2025
01:16:02 Karma Kaveya coupe GT unveiled with news of other line up
01:18:50 Volvo EM90 debuts as a luxury minivan, which will sell in China first
01:20:18 Discussion about Electrify America and reliability

Tuesday Nov 14, 2023

We're back to help three more listeners solve their EV buying issues.

Friday Nov 10, 2023

On the podcast today:
➤ EV News Daily Weekly Reporting Roundup➤ Kyle drives and charges the Rolls Royce Spectre and also puts BMW i4 and ➤ i5 through their paces on a track➤ Kyle visits a privately owned and run boutique charging hub in Arkansas➤ Kyle talks about the DC charging experience , driving from Denver, CO to Greenville, SC➤ Tom talks about Ford F-150 Lightning ownership experience after 15,000-miles➤ Ram 1500 Ramcharger debuts as a plug-in serial hybrid with a huge battery➤ Rivian to begin selling its electric delivery vans to other companies in addition to Amazon➤ Lucid creates a new Chief Operating Officer (COO) position and hires Marc Winterhoff a week before the debut of its second product, the Gravity SUV. It also adopts the Tesla NACS standard, as well as introduces vehicle to vehicle charging➤ Tesla starts selling new inventory through 

Monday Nov 06, 2023

This week we're asked about charging, ID.4 software and EV vs hybrid.

Friday Nov 03, 2023

00:00:00 Intro
00:04:35 Kyle talks about attending SEMA, featuring aftermarket products and converted EVs
00:15:02 Kyle tells us about driving the Tesla Model 3 Highland refresh in Europe
00:36:35 We talk briefly about the Honda Motocompacto, which was featured on Out of Spec
00:38:31 Tom tells us about reviewing the Lectron V-Box 48-Amp EV Charger
00:58:33 Volkswagen ID. 7 Tourer revealed
01:17:17 Chevrolet Equinox EV pricing announced, with cheapest model $5,000 higher than expected
01:25:27 Tesla CEO Elon Musk drops a few more Cybertruck specs ahead of delivery event
01:30:28 VinFast VF 3, a subcompact two-door with an SUV shape, may be coming to the US


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