Batteries Included

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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6 days ago

00:00:00 Intro
00:02:02 last week's Tesla Model 3 fire and EV fires generally
00:14:48 digress to discuss British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's announcement of a delay in implementing a "UK petrol car ban"
00:22:24 electric vehicle vs combustion fire stats
00:25:36 Domenick's test of Tesla FSD beta v11.4.7 in Tallahassee 00:28:36 Toyota learning from Tesla and bringing "giga casting" into its production system
00:45:33 "Run On Less" real-world commercial truck test update
00:51:46 2024 Audi Q4 E-Tron updated for Europe
00:59:30 Fiat 600e specs and pricing announced for Europe
01:04:46 showing off the new NACS to CCS adaptor from A2Z EV 01:11:52 Jaguar announces it's adopting Tesla NACS
01:15:42 2025 Ford Ranger PHEV debuts with 28 miles of electric range 01:21:07 GM's Brightdrop commercial van production is halting until Spring 2024
01:22:29 Ryder deploys first Brightdrop Zevo 600 vehicles into its rental fleet
01:26:59 Blue Shock Race breaks production electric go-kart record. going over 100 MPH
01:29:36 Tesla offers powered liftgate retrofit for Model 3 built prior to 2021 (but it's sold out)

Wednesday Sep 20, 2023

We talk with Peter Dow, Vice President Of Engineering at REE Automotive, about its commercial vehicle platform and the engineering behind it.

Saturday Sep 16, 2023

00:00:00 Intro
00:03:07 Kyle heat stresses Kia EV6 GT with Autobahn and DC fast charging
00:10:34 Tesla Model 3 burns on the highway after apparently hitting some road debris
00:25:39 Peugeot E-3008 debuts as the first vehicle on the Stellantis STLA Medium platform
00:40:45 an all-new Hyundai Kona Electric officially debuts in the US
00:54:05 Tesla Semi and a number of other assorted commercial trucks taking part in the North American Council for Freight Efficiency’s (NACFE) Run On Less program (
01:02:22 Honda Motocompacto debuts as a last-mile vehicle that pairs with electric Honda SUVs
01:08:34 Volkwagen ID.X concept
01:12:59 Tom's review of the Tesla Universal Wall Connector
01:43:22 European Commission is investigating whether to impose tariffs to protect EU automakers from cheaper Chinese EV imports it says benefit from state subsidies

Friday Sep 08, 2023

On today's podcast:
Lotus Emeya debuts
Kyle drives the NIO ET5
Volkswagen GTI Concept debut at IAA
Volkswagen updates 82-kWh ID.4 and Kyle drives it
Kyle drives the Volkswagen ID.7
Volkswagen ID.X Performance debut
Kyle checks out Tesla Model 3 refresh in person
Mercedes Benz Concept CLA Class
BMW Vision Neue Klasse concept debuts
Ford Mustang Mach-E Rally full debut
Tom talks about charging the Cadillac Lyriq
Tesla Cybertruck frunk photo

Friday Sep 01, 2023

Tesla Model 3 Project Highland refresh
Tesla price drops
FSD price drop and current capability
Cadillac Lyriq 80-MPH range test and comparison to previous 70-MPH test
Mini Cooper EV and Mini Countryman EV debuts
Kyle's visit to Rivian and his comparison of the original 4-motor powertrain with the new dual motor powertrain
Tesla Supercharger stress test during a Europe-wide free day of charging
GMC Hummer EV Earth Cruiser debut
Tesla Power Conversion System (PCS) failure - how to diagnose and how to resolve

Friday Aug 25, 2023

Today, we're joined by Out Of Spec Dave to discuss what we've been driving and the big news of the week.

Friday Aug 18, 2023

In this episode:
Liv Leigh and Patrick Anderson from Mach-E Vlog join us.  We talk about their experience with Kyle's Nissan Leaf with its newly replaced onboard charger
Discuss meeting up with Ford CEO Jim FarleyKyle's Rivian R1T tries out a rooftop tentTesla FSD Beta takes on the Hogback Challenge and we discuss Mach-E Vlog's first FSD Beta experienceTom tells us about the new Tesla Universal Wall connecterAcura ZDX and ZDX Type S debut at MontereyA possible Acura NSX teaseStandard Range Tesla Model S and Model X appear with shorter range and lower prices Faraday Future delivers its first vehicle: a FF 91 2.0 Futurist Alliance

Friday Aug 11, 2023

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On today's podcast:
What we've been driving this week
Lucid Air Sapphire
One year of F-150 Lightning ownership
Banned charging adapters
Cadillac Escalade IQ
Tesla tax credit eligible
BMW i7 Protection
MG4 Extended Range gets 323 miles
Ford Explorer delayed

Friday Aug 04, 2023

Welcome to the new Batteries Included Podcast!
Consider these first few episodes as a sort of "soft opening," leading up to our official launch on September 1.
In this episode, we talk about:
➤ Driving Cadillac Lyriq ➤ Driving GMC Hummer EV ➤ Driving a Tesla-powered classic Mini Cooper ➤ Tesla accused of suppressing driver range complaints ➤ Seven automakers join forces to create a new fast-charge network ➤ Attending Tesla Takeover 


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