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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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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.




We Need A Cheap EV For Our Daughter, But Luxury Is Her Middle Name



Kyle Drives Audi SQ8 e-tron, Tesla Starts Charging Congestion Fees

Intro 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


Battery Bargains: Buy My Leased Chevy Bolt Or A Used Tesla Model 3 Instead



Lucid Gravity Falls To Earth, Tom Drives Volkswagen ID. 7

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


Smitten By The Mach-E Rally, But Worried About Range And Reliability

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


Kyle Drive And Charges The Rolls Royce Spectre, Ram 1500 Ramcharger Debuts

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


Help Me Decide: Electric or Hybrid For My Next SUV?

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


Kyle Drives Tesla Model 3 Highland Refresh, VW ID.7 Tourer Revealed

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


I Can Spend $130,000 On A Two-Electric-Car Garage, But No Tesla Please

Welcome to episode #3 of Battery Bargains: a series from the Batteries Included Podcast 00:00:00 Intro 00:00:39 Case 1: Family car and commuter, budget $130,000 00:10:25 Case 2: Family of four, tough crossover for Bulgarian roads, budget 50,000 Euros 00:24:02 Case 3: Wants 2020 Audi e-tron Sportback but has questions and concerns


John McElroy: UAW Has Won The Battle, But It May Cost Detroit The War

We talk with John McElroy ( about the UAW strike and how it might effect electrification efforts at Detroit's automakers, as well as the industry as a hole.


Tesla Sells V4 Superchargers to BP, Japanese Auto Can’t Get Away From Concepts



Leaving My Leaf And I Need An Affordable Electric Road Tripper

If you're looking for an EV and would like us to brainstorm a specific model, drop us a line at with details about what you need from a car - how many passengers you typically carry, your approximate location, your driving distance profile, and budget and we'll see if can find just the right vehicle for you.


Musk Lowers Cybertruck Expectations, Toyota Joins NACS and GM Delays Silverado Production

On the podast today: ➤ Toyota and Lexus adopting the Tesla North American Charging Standard ➤ General Motors delaying its electric truck program ➤ Tesla Cybertruck gets a delivery date and we're told to lower our expectations ➤ How Much Range Does A Tesla Lose After 100,000 miles? ➤ Rivian Software Update Exclusive: New Drive Mode Screen And More ➤ Ford Temporarily Cuts Shift At F-150 Lightning Production Plant In Michigan ➤ Get an offer for any used EV battery pack on Redwood Materials new pricing portal


Kia EV Day Reveals EV3 And EV4 Models, BMW iX2 Debuts

00:00:00 Intro 00:03:26 EV News Daily Weekly Reporting Roundup 00:11:42 Kyle takes delivery of a 240 kW (322 horsepower!) DC fast charger 00:31:31 Tom talks about friend and viewer Pete Bremey's 2019 Tesla Model 3 that just hit 100,000 miles 00:38:28 Domenick talks about his 3,800-mile road trip he just completed in a Tesla Model 3 00:52:09 Kia holds EV Day and debuts EV3 and EV4, which shared the stage with the previously revealed EV5 01:02:46 BMW iX2 makes its debut 01:09:53 Mercedes-Benz Trucks eActros semi tractor debuts with a 621-kWh LFP battery 01:21:37 Genesis GV60 gets a more affordable rear-wheel drive trim level 01:23:31 We answer a Super Thanks Question: Found a 2019 e-tron Prestige for 34,000 with 46,600 miles should I get it? It’s the only one around us. 01:25:27 Kyle's experience with the Mercedes-Benz GLE plug-in hybrid 01:32:24 Tesla Model 3 and Model Y can now be factory-wrapped in colored paint protection film


BMW i5 Debuts And Kyle Drives It, Rivian Max Pack Drops & Disappoints



Honda Prologue Debuts, BYD Dolphin Comes To N.America & More Open Superchargers

➤ Intro ➤ NEW SEGMENT! EV News Daily Weekly Reporting Roundup ➤ Kyle drive the BMW i7 M70 ➤ Kyle spends time with Ioniq 6 ➤ New Audi Q8 e-Tron versus old original e-Tron SUV versus Merceds-Benz EQE SUV in highway range testing ➤ Tom thoroughly tests and reviews the FLO Home X5 EV Charger ➤ Honda Prologue debuts with 300 miles of range (in most efficient trim) ➤ The BYD Dolphin launches in Mexico amid word that the Chinese automaker is considering building a manufacturing plant there ➤ Kia EV9 pricing for the rear-wheel-drive Wind trim (with the smaller battery option) has been announced ➤ Tesla MagicDocks that allow cars with CCS plugs to charge at Tesla Superchargers are popping up everywhere!


Here’s Where Electric Trucks Will Charge! Solving The Mystery Of Commercial EV Charging

We talk with TeraWatt Infrastructure Product Lead, Heavy Duty Charging, Emilia Sibley about rolling out the first US commercial vehicle charging network.


Toyota Turns To Tesla-Style Megacasting, 2024 Audi Q4 E-Tron Updated For Europe Audio Extracted

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)


REE Automotive: Engineering A Dream Delivery Platform

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


Kyle Melts Kia EV6 On Autobahn, Tesla Model 3 Actually Burns On Highway

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