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WhichEV is a UK-based publication dedicated to electric vehicles. Our experts bring you news, reviews & features on everything related to EVs, from consumer to commercial, charging to infrastructure. We cover the entire ecosystem in a simple, honest way. This is our podcast!

WhichEV is a UK-based publication dedicated to electric vehicles. Our experts bring you news, reviews & features on everything related to EVs, from consumer to commercial, charging to infrastructure. We cover the entire ecosystem in a simple, honest way. This is our podcast!

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United Kingdom

Description:

WhichEV is a UK-based publication dedicated to electric vehicles. Our experts bring you news, reviews & features on everything related to EVs, from consumer to commercial, charging to infrastructure. We cover the entire ecosystem in a simple, honest way. This is our podcast!

Twitter:

@whichevnet

Language:

English


Episodes

Will they kill the electric car again? WhichEV Podcast Episode 22

2/23/2021
The EV revolution may look unstoppable, but 20 years ago there was another great electric car on the market - until the manufacturer killed it. Could this happen again? With Ford planning to go electric in Europe by 2026, Jaguar Land Rover going electric by 2025, the VW ID.3 the second bestselling car in Europe across all fuel types in December, and BEVs now 6.9% of UK car sales, it looks unlikely. But there still many forces amassing against BEVs. James and Stef discuss the possibilities....

Duration:01:02:18

The problems with EV charging infrastructure - WhichEV Podcast Episode 21

1/29/2021
EVs are starting to sell in considerable numbers, but the charging infrastructure isn't keeping up, with UK councils only planning to install 35 chargers each by 2025. This week, James and Stef discuss the current state of charging in the UK, including the report by Connected Kerb, which says that people will only be happy to switch to EVs if they have local charging. This has also been backed up by a recent MIT report, which also argues that a multi-faceted approach is the best one. But...

Duration:00:37:00

EV highlights of 2020 in episode 20 of the WhichEV Podcast

1/7/2021
It's been a bumper year for electric vehicles, so Stef and James look back at the top stories and developments in the EV market across 2020 in the latest WhichEV podcast. We discuss the massive increase in EV sales in 2020, how EVs are now selling more than diesels in Europe, the Nissan Leaf turning 10 years old, the MG5 EV, Tesla Battery Day 2020, and VW's ID.3, which is part of Volkwagen's huge investment in electrification. GRIDSERVE opened its first electric forecourt, which will help...

Duration:00:48:33

Charging infrastructure and solar-powered EVs in episode 19 of the WhichEV Podcast

12/18/2020
Charging infrastructure is the biggest impediment to EV adoption, but what if your car could recharge itself via its own solar panels, like the Aptera 3? Or will GRIDSERVE's EV charging forecourts help? Electric cars are almost good enough now, but people are still worried about how they can charge them. James and Stef discuss the issues in this week's podcast. Also how EVs caused COVID-19 and stole the US election for Biden. Horrible things. Music by Soonripe Collective.

Duration:00:34:06

The EV Battery Recycling Problem - WhichEV Podcast Special Episode 18

12/10/2020
The UK has imposed a ban on sales of new internal combustion engines from 2030 as part of the plan to achieve net zero greenhouse emissions, which means that in the future we will see a lot of more electric vehicles on the road. In this podcast special, we explore how the batteries in electric vehicles do not last forever, and do have an ‘expiration date’ when the decay process starts. We ask what happens to these batteries once they are at the end of their lives? Gian Matteo Sacchetti...

Duration:00:11:12

#AstonGate and Toyota's new 2021 hydrogen Mirai in WhichEV Podcast episode 17

12/6/2020
#AstonGate and the hate campaign by laggardly fossil fuel carmakers against EVs is the main focus of Stef and James's discussion in this week's podcast, which appears to have been prompted by the 2030 UK ban on new diesel and petrol car sales. We also discuss the chances of the forthcoming hydrogen fuel cell-driven 2021 Toyota Mirai and the company's announcement of a greater focus on battery EVs next year. Stef gets obsessed with pleasuring yourself in a Tesla, and so much more. Music by...

Duration:00:48:58

Should new petrol and diesel cars be banned in 2030? in Episode 16 of the WhichEV Podcast

11/27/2020
Should new petrol and diesel car sales be banned in 2030? The big recent news is our main topic for this week's podcast. Stef and James tackle the fear and misinformation this announcement has provoked. EVs are getting cheaper while ICE gets more expensive. The ban could be mirrored in the USA by ZETA. But will any of this really matter when battery EVs become cheaper than ICE in a few years? We also discuss BMW's plan to move its ICE engine production to the UK and Austria. Music by...

Duration:00:33:56

Which EV Podcast, S01E15 - Does the iX mean a comeback from BMW?

11/16/2020
Does BMW's launch of the iX and return to electric vehicles in general mean BMW is back on target to compete for the EV market? Or has BMW been too cautious, like Bentley and Aston Martin? Are we the only people that want to stop for a loo break on a long journey, making charging times in transit and massive EV ranges less important? We also discuss how diesels are now selling more in Europe and how 8 out of 10 cars sold in Norway are EVs, plus much more in episode 15 of the WhichEV podcast....

Duration:00:39:10

Which EV Podcast, S01E14 - Tesla Autonomy and the Volkswagen ID.3

10/30/2020
Tesla's recently released Full Self Driving, but failure in the new autonomous Euro NCAP rating, the recent Tesla upgrades that have made WhichEV's Editor James's car feel old, the fantastic new VW ID.3, why self-charging hybrids are a con and much more in episode 14 of the WhichEV podcast. But does Stef have a bunkder full of toilet paper ready for the robot EV future? These are important questions. Music by Soonripe Collective.

Duration:00:45:08

Which EV Podcast, S01E13 - Tesla Battery Day Special

9/29/2020
Tesla's Battery Day last week was hugely momentous, but not everyone realised the significance of what was announced. So this week James and Stef are devoting an entire podcast episode to discussing the repercussions. It's not just about cheaper batteries, but what those cheaper batteries could mean for the entry-level pricing of a future Tesla electric car. Music by Soonripe Collective.

Duration:00:39:46

Which EV Podcast, S01E12 - The One About Hydrogen

9/22/2020
With the Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle in for for review, James and Stef discuss whether hydrogen is a viable fuel type for electric vehicles. Is it really as clean as its fans think? Or did Toyota spend millions developing a technology that will never work for passenger cars? We also talk about the total life eco-friendliness of EVs, after Polestar admitted its Polestar 2 has a 26-ton carbon footprint from manufacture. Plus a few other things but mostly we talk about...

Duration:00:40:57

Which EV Podcast, S01E11

9/1/2020
Are we about to see Dieselgate 2.0 now Porsche is investigating itself? Or will VW's MEB platform, as used in the range-busting ID.3 and tantalising ID.4, save the group? Will the EVs of the future be powered by nuclear batteries that never need recharging? Plus WhichEV's editor James Morris has a new four-wheeled friend that co-founder Stefano Rebaudengo insists he talk about. Music by Soonripe Collective.

Duration:00:39:02

Which EV Podcast, S01E10

8/20/2020
Why do some people hate EVs so much, as we discovered in the Facebook conversations around our article about a survey by the Electric Vehicle Association England that 82% of drivers want to ban the sale of fossil fuel cars sooner than 2035? We tackle the common, unfounded criticisms of electric vehicles from the haters. We also discuss whether Tesla is the iPhone and other manufacturers Nokia. Plus much more in this week's podcost with WhichEV's editor James Morris and co-founder Stefano...

Duration:00:46:57

Which EV Podcast, S01E09

8/10/2020
Huge growth in EV sales both in the UK and Europe, the relative failure of German manufacturers, Hyundai's switch from fuel cells to EVs, the employment implications of car manufacturing switching from internal combustion engines to electric, which direction is the Honda e actually facing and is it the new Austin Allegro? Or is that the Kandi K27? Is a Tesla Model 3 Performance really as fast as a Ferrari 488 Pista? Should every child be bought an electric Bugatti? Plus much more in this...

Duration:00:32:07

Which EV Podcast, S01E08

7/26/2020
The high pricing of the Volkswagen ID.3, Tesla Model Y teardowns, Renault ZOEs for subscription and as vans, and travelling at 68mph on a homemade electric bike are just some of the topics discussed this week by WhichEV's editor James Morris and co-founder Stefano Rebaudengo. Music by Soonripe Collective.

Duration:00:37:19

Which EV Podcast, S01E07

7/19/2020
The promising-looking Nissan Ariya, less exciting BMW iX3, Audi's CEO backing fossil fuel cars and the 1,000hp electric Hummer are just some of the topics discussed this week by WhichEV's editor James Morris and co-founder Stefano Rebaudengo. Music by Soonripe Collective

Duration:00:33:32

Which EV Podcast, S01E06

7/12/2020
The demise of Chinese start-up Byton, racing electric scooters at over 60mph, new Tesla battery patents, the SEAT CUPRA El-Born, and the continuing lack of a true (affordable) EV sports car are just some of the topics discussed this week by WhichEV's editor James Morris and co-founder Stefano Rebaudengo. Music by Soonripe Collective

Duration:00:32:14

Which EV Podcast, S01E05

7/5/2020
WhichEV's editor James Morris and co-founder Stefano Rebaudengo discuss how the Model Y could be the best Tesla yet, what on earth Audi is doing making the e-tron S cost £87,000, and how hydrogen is not the future of electric cars. Music by Soonripe Collective.

Duration:00:28:13

Which EV Podcast, S01E04

6/28/2020
WhichEV's editor James Morris and co-founder Stefano Rebaudengo discuss the fear of change amongst car dealerships, the D2H electric tuk-tuk, the Volkswagen ID.4, and much more. But no mention of Stef taking a shower this week. Music by Soonripe Collective.

Duration:00:31:48

Which EV Podcast, S01E03

6/21/2020
WhichEV's editor James Morris and co-founder Stefano Rebaudengo discuss the fear of change amongst traditional car manufacturers, which ones might survive, the VW and Lotus pivots to EVs, Elvira (Mistress of the Dark), some of the myths about EV charging, Stef's love of taking a shower, and much more. Music by Soonripe Collective.

Duration:00:25:57