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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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4 days ago

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6 days ago

Finding more EV battery bargains for our listeners.

Friday Feb 09, 2024

00:00:00 Intro
00:01:51 Refreshed Porsche Taycan debuts https://newsroom.porsche.com/en_US/2024/products/02062024_The_new_2025-_Porsche_Taycan_models.html
00:29:16 Mercedes-Benz eSprinter launches https://media.mbusa.com/releases/release-f891765aa8baea491d32e240d746cdaa-first-fully-electric-van-from-mercedes-benz-the-all-new-esprinter-hits-the-road
00:51:49 Tom talks about the development of the NACS to CCS1 adapters being developed by A2Z and Lectron https://youtu.be/4Ghl2ujn1UA https://youtu.be/IHvZk8uwLhA
01:07:33 Rivian introduces two new battery options: Standard and Standard + https://insideevs.com/news/708015/rivian-r1t-r1s-get-more-range-options/
01:14:57 Ford has a "skunkworks" team developing a low-cost platform https://www.cnn.com/2024/02/09/cars/ford-skunk-works-designing-a-cheap-ev/index.html
01:19:11 Toyota increases its North American EV investment by $1.3 billion https://spectrumnews1.com/ky/louisville/news/2024/02/06/toyota-georgetown-kentucky-electric-vehicle-production
01:26:37 Zeekr, a Geely brand, will sell cars in Mexico, leading to speculation about possibly manufacturing there and shipping to US https://insideevs.com/news/707832/zeekr-mexico-plans-china-geely/

Tuesday Feb 06, 2024

Finding more battery bargains for our podcast listeners.

Friday Feb 02, 2024

00:00:00 Intro
00:01:46 EV News Daily Weekly Reporting Roundup
00:06:41 Tom's Emporia Energy home charger giveaway
00:10:17 Refreshed Porsche Taycan charges curve is crazy!
00:26:47 Kyle tells us about experiencing the Honda Prologue (but not driving impressions)
00:29:49 leasing a Vinfast VF8 https://youtu.be/s90qmaYjcIw
00:37:09 Kyle talks about leasing the Chevrolet Silverado EV from Hertz
00:43:49 GM plans to add plug-in hybrid option to some vehicles https://www.autonews.com/manufacturin...
01:19:45 Ford confirms fee NACS-to-CCS adapters for owners coming this spring https://www.autonews.com/manufacturing/gm-reverses-course-plug-hybrids
01:31:27 Volvo EX30 launch is delayed in Europe https://europe.autonews.com/automakers/volvo-software-issue-stalls-ex30-small-suv-deliveries
 

Tuesday Jan 30, 2024

Case 1: Mike wants to replace his Toyota Prius with a Kia EV6, but has reliability concerns.
Case 2: Adam's wife is considering swapping out her Toyota Prius for a very basic EV.
Case 3: Thomas wants to replace his Honda Civic with an electric sedan or hatchback that's good for road tripping across Texas.

Friday Jan 26, 2024

On this week's show, we're talking about:
the global debut of the electric Porsche Macan
Tom's visit to Lucid's newly expanded factory and the first teaser of its next product
the new Tesla timeline for its next-generation, low-cost product
and much, much more!

Wednesday Jan 24, 2024

Finding more used EV bargains for our viewers and listeners.

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