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Your Favorite EV, Plug-in, Hybrid Alt-Car Show






#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 […]


#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 […]


#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


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 […]


#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 […]


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:...


#384 It’s All Downhill From Here

00:00 Show Start 06:10 Nikola investigated for Fraud 18:00 Cadillac Forces Dealers to Install Chargers 27:45 This Life in Tesla 40:40 California to End ICE New Car Sales 50:35 Ford Announces EV F-150 56:00 Lordstown Shows Interior 1:00:45 VW Reveals ID.4 1:11:50 – Shout Outs and Go Home


#383 A Big Weight And A Long Shaft

00:00 Show Start 03:58 Heavy Weights and Gravity as Energy Storage 13:30 The $10,000 USD Kandi EV 20:55 Guy Gets Rightfully Scammed 25:10 This Week in Tesla 32:35 Uber Lyft going all-EV? 39:00 The Gig Economy Basically Sucks 49:10 Shoutouts and Go Home


#382 Nikola and GM Sittin’ in a Tree

Russell buys a used Prius from Paul and explains why he flew 1200 and drove for 17 hours to do it, GM and Nikola decide to make trucks, the Las Vegas CC buys a monorail, Puerto Rico plans out a better future, new ways to make energy and more. Here’s awesome Google Doc Paul mentioned: […]


Transport Treehouse #6

An amazing conversation with Michael Dunne of ZoZoGo.com. He’s an expert on China so we dig deep on what’s going on there and how our companies are doing in China as well as the future of Chinese car companies there and here. A fascinating look at a complex market with a genuine expert.


Transport Treehouse #5

Guest: John Voelcker John returns. We spend an hour with one of our favorite journos, John Voelcker and discuss GM’s recent EV day, charging, the Chevy Volt and much more. John’s article mentioned on the show: https://www.thedrive.com/tech/32580/why-gm-has-to-prove-its-serious-about-electric-vehicles-this-time


#381 with special guest Rich Benoit (aka Rich Rebuilds)

Rich Benoit of Rich Rebuilds spend more than two hours talking about how he got started, his passions, his relationship with Tesla and YouTube commenters and his projects. Do not miss this episode!


Transport Treehouse #4

Infrastructure Week, part 3: Matthew Teske Infrastructure Week continues with Matthew Teske of Chargeway. Chargeway’s goal is to demystify the complex and various methods of charging for new EV owners. Matthew explains how this is important and why we need it to grow EV ownership.


#380 In 2025, I Promise

00:00 Intros 04:13 – Hybrids, Plug-ins, and EVs 25:15 – Xos Raises $20 Million to Scale Production 32:30 – This Week in Tesla 37:05 – Toyota Solid-State Batteries 43:15 – Tritium Fast Charger


Transport Treehouse #3

Infrastructure Week, part 2: David Patterson As infrastructure continues, this episode features a great conversation with David Patterson who was deeply involved in the Mitsubishi I-Miev program, worked with Nissan and Chademo. A long time advocate for electric charging clears up a lot of the confusion surrounding charging systems and what each has to offer.


# 379 Isn’t it Ionic?

00:00 Intros 06:00 A Little Self-Promotion 11:15 Hyundai Launches Ionic Brand of EVs 20:55 The Politics of Saving the Environment 29:40 This Week in Tesla 36:15 California Court Rules Uber and Lyft Must Call Drivers “Employees” 50:45 GM’s SuperCruise is a Subscription Service 1:05:20 Shout-outs and Go Home


Transport Treehouse #2

Infrastructure Week, part 1: Kitty Adams Our first guest for Infrastructure week is Kitty Adams, She is the Executive Director and Founder of AdoptACharger.org. Ms. Adams has facilitated the installation of hundreds of EV chargers in 10 states, and has participated in a number of CEC and CARB workshops regarding alternative fuel vehicles and EV […]



00:00 Intros 05:30 – Rivian to Ship R1T and R1S in 2021 17:20 – Upcycling Old Tires to Improve our Roads 23:00 – This Week in Tesla 34:10 – Boring Company Connecting LA and Vegas? 43:20 – Ready.Set.Van has New Tesla-Powered Van


Transport Treehouse #1

Guest: John Voelcker Chelsea, Russell and special guest John Voelcker talk about influencers, how do we get more people interested in EVs and much more. So much more. Welcome to the Treehouse! We also want to hear your suggestions for topics, questions we can answer and guest we should have on the show. Put them […]


#377 Tonka Toy Van Down By The River

00:00 Intros 07:40 Hybrid Fleets Would Reduce Emissions Now 15:55 Electric Brands Introduces Module EV Bus 22:00 Tesla Willing to License Software and Technology 26:00 Hyundai Ramps up EV Production Plans 37:40 The Real Cost of “Public” Parking 43:15 Community Solar for Those Who Can’t Solar 49: 30 Fossil Fuel Companies Funding the Police 1:01:15 […]