What Drives Us
By Russell Frost & Danny Cooper
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What Drives Us is the #1 weekly podcast dedicated to electric, plug-in, & hybrid cars along with all other kinds of alternative fuel transportation. Hosted by PriusChat.com founder Danny Cooper & To Go Before co-founder Russell Frost, What Drives Us features panelists ranging including owners, industry insiders, automotive manufacturers, and aftermarket specialists. You can find out more about us at http://whatdrives.us
||Explicit#231 Patrick’s Poop Powers Portland’s Plugs - What Drives Us||--||5/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#230 When A Mommy And Daddy Unicorn Love Each Other… - What Drives Us||Russell Making carz iz hard Mark The Workhorse Group of Ohio show and drive the W-15 Electric Pickup Truck russell Opinions are like…6 things about hybrids On again, off again, make up your f*****g mind russell UPS deploying fuel cell delivery trucks||5/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#229 EV Marketing: Tesla’s Project Loveday and Matthew Teske - What Drives Us||This week we spend the entire show discussing EV marketing and what works and what doesn’t. We look at Matthew Teske’s Project Loveday video, a commercial for Tesla. Learn more about Matthew at http://www.teskedesign.com||5/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#228 Carma - What Drives Us||Huge thanks to Tony who did almost all the news this week… russell’s rant, there is no apple car Mark The 3500 Chevy Bolt EVs in the US travel past 4.5M miles Here’s a preview of the upcoming 2018 Leaf Tony Heavy Hype from Fisker And an interestin||4/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#227 Elon, Get Your Thumb Out Of Trump’s Ass - What Drives Us||Patrick Connor’s feature; Russell’s Rant: Build it and they will park Russell (via patrick) Model S driver survives epic crash Even the obvious, sensible stuff must die EVs can go fast Tesla loves trucks Tony Electricity is cheaper than gas througho||4/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#226 The Farm And The Furious - What Drives Us||Thanks to Lee Moon for the title this week. Russell Autonomy is not the right goal Mark US surpasses 1% share of market in EVs for first time! Paul Hybrid cop car Russell Elio Tony EVs are the future We touch on the Farmers hacking their tractors as an.||4/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#225 - What Drives Us||Russell’s rant Why do all car dealers suck so bad? Why is buying a car so painful? Why print mags are dead Mark March EV sales go up Tony Charging the Bolt||4/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#224 Chevrolet Bolt Review And This Week’s News - What Drives Us||This week’s news and reviews… Mark – Mark goes into detail on his week driving the Chevy Bolt EV Paul – Tesla finds some new funding Russell – Uber news round-up: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Android Auto whips ass on Apple Car Play||3/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#223 The Official Tesla Linkbait Show - What Drives Us||Not really. Russell rants about linkbait featuring Tesla and cites more than a dozen examples of stories that exist simply for a click. He also talks about the Prius Prime door. Patrick talked about why the Tesla Model 3 probably isn’t shipping in Jul||3/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#222 Hacking The Tesla Fan - What Drives Us||A very special episode with three fantastic guests. We started out digging into how fans and enthusiasts affect cars and car companies and went everywhere along the way. Special guests, Alex Roy, Edward Niedermeyer and Matthew Teske.||3/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#221 Hydrogen Kool-Aid - What Drives Us||Russell’s rant I still hate the financial press, a lot. Tony If we just avoid going political Mark Workhorse W-15 with 80 EV miles of range gets an order for 500 units. Tony Panasonic has a new solar roof for the Prime Paul Hyundai has gone stupid Rus||3/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#220 Exploding Puppies - What Drives Us||Russell’s rant Silicon Valley is full of a*****es. Tony Honda’s 80 mile Laughing Stock. http://jalopnik.com/hondas-new-all-electric-car-kind-of-sucks-1792781223 But dealers protect us. From what we have no idea. https://www.oakbrooktoyota.||3/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#219 Ejected By VW - What Drives Us||This week’s news… State legislatures hell bent on being oil industry supported whores Tesla on track for 5,000 Model 3’s PER WEEK by end of the year Maybe the telegraph was having a bad day Dealers are very influential,||2/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhat Drives Us – One On One #3 – GM Talks About The Bolt And Their EV Future - What Drives Us||Danny Cooper, Mark Coughlan and Russell Frost have a conversation with Kathy Beslic, National Advertising and Marketing Manager for GM’s Electric Vehicles.||2/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#218 Drowning Flowers - What Drives Us||With thanks to 0101Zero for this week’s title. Here’s the links to this week’s stories… Russell’s rant Breathing gets more difficult Repeat after me, there is no such thing as clean diesel Car companies insist on being evil,||2/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#217 Tesla, Elon Musk, Trump, Faraday Future and more Disasters - What Drives Us||This week’s show starts with a fiery debate between Evan and Russell over Elon Musk and Donald Trump. Come for the excitement and stick around for the excellent news coverage this week. Russell Rant/s… You can’t have it both ways,||2/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#216 Push th’ Little Daisies - What Drives Us||This week’s news… Russell’s Rant: Toyota is losing prius prime sales, already Mark The FIRST Chevy Bolt arrives in Canada January EV sales numbers, Bolt races but Volt is KING Paul Kia Niro Tesla parts Tony Not so clean diesel||2/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhat Drives Us – One on One #2 – Death Of The Prius, Tesla, Volt And Others To Blame? - What Drives Us||This week Danny Cooper and Russell Frost take apart claims that the Toyota Prius is on its last legs and why that might be happening. In the process we dig into Tesla, Chevy’s Bolt and Volt as well as other EVs.||1/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#215 Elon Musk’s Tesla Boring Company (in Ludicrous Mode) - What Drives Us||This week’s news and links… Russell G4 Prius fading Paul It’s hard to believe anything Mitsubishi says Tony Because your EV is only as green as the grid that charges it. Russell Elon loves trump’s secretary of state Mark Elon Musk says he will||1/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOne on One #1 – We Welcome Our Hydrogen Fuel Cell Robot Masters - What Drives Us||Debuting a brand new show, One On One, where two people wrestle over a recent issue for an in-depth discussion. Today, Danny Cooper and Russell Frost talk about the real future of hydrogen, Toyota, Fuel Cell vehicles and also a little on factory automa.||1/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#214 A Darker Possible Future - What Drives Us||This week’s news… russell Finally some sense…which, probably won’t last past the 20th russell Tonight we lose viewers in Oklahoma Tony China halts over 100 coal power projects russell The joke that continues to be called faraday future Mark Is||1/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#213 In Colorado You Get $5000 Back And A Car Filled With Weed - What Drives Us||This week’s news and links… Mark NAIAS wrap up and slideshow (You can watch or listen to the entire 2017 Detroit Auto Show review here) Tony Indiana wants to charge EV owners and this russell I call b******t on autonomy AND Autonomous cars won’t w||1/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSpecial Detroit Auto Show Episode NAIAS 2017 Review - What Drives Us||A great hour on this year’s Detroit Auto Show with Mark Coughlan, our man on the scene.||1/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit#212 Drove My Tesla Model S To Pick Up My Chevy Bolt - What Drives Us||This week’s news stories… russell postmortem for faraday future tony 2016 plug-in sales figures Mark Chevy Bolt 579 – Chevy Volt 3691 Dec Sales russell I honestly don’t give a s**t about ford’s pr, it’s time for them to put up products and t||1/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSpecial LIVE Episode – Faraday Future Live Reveal at CES - What Drives Us||Dr. Evan Fusco, Tony Schaefer, Mark Coughlan and Russell Frost get taken for a ride waiting for the reveal of the FF91, Faraday Future’s “first production” vehicle. Spend two hours with us being disgusted at how silly this presentation and more im||1/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Humorous and informative.
I enjoy the tasteful character and non-biased conversations held on this show. The show is really enjoyable to listen to & also does a great job at keeping the listeners attention. I can see that Russell and friends put a lot of work into this and I'm really glad to see the show is back. 5 stars from me.
Fun, humorous and informative advance tech show
Entertaining, free flowing show covering a variety of aspects of alternative energy vehicles. Great panel of opinionated and often intoxicated experts! Enjoy weekly!
Laid back and Intellectual Conversations
Very informative about hybrid and battery powered vehicles from people who have owned the vehicles for years. Love the very laid back environment and how you have different people on with you. Danny and Russell both have done an incredible job developing and running this program!