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  • Oct 12, 2019

    Dodge Durango SRT, Unvarnished Story of Tesla, and EVs | #391

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    Kicking off the show, Autotrader Executive Editor, Brian Moody, reviews the Dodge Durango SRT – Dodge’s relatively inexpensive entry into the performance SUV category – and fills us in on a slew of ‘forgotten’ hybrid vehicles that are right for the money. Then, Justice Brothers, Inc. President and CEO, Ed Justice, Jr. reports on Jay Leno’s new car show, Audrain’s Newport Concours and Motor Week. Changing lanes, JoshCAR Hollywood Car Consultant, Josh Hancock, describes his trip through the Henry Ford Museum and his experience with the Ford Edge ST before filling us in on the utilitarian Bollinger B2 all-electric truck. Up next, Author of “Ludicrous: The Unvarnished Story of Tesla Motors”, Ed Niedermeyer, exposes some of the skeleton’s in Elon Musk and Tesla’s closet. Closing out the show, Automotive Journalist, BJ Killeen, compares and contrasts the values of Tesla Motors and Toyota vehicles and explains how Toyota might actually be leading the charge on a green future. Tune in for more reviews, test drives, and automotive news.

     

    ·[00:00:00] Dodge Durango SRT is Right for the Money
    ·[00:06:44] Durango Wrap-up / Forgotten Hybrids
    ·[00:12:31] Land Rover Defender Returns to U.S.
    ·[00:19:51] Audrain’s Newport Concours, Motor Week
    ·[00:27:39] Ford Edge ST, and Henry Ford Museum
    ·[00:35:53] Bollinger B2, Utilitarian EV Truck
    ·[00:42:14] The Unvarnished Story of Tesla Motors
    ·[00:48:11] How Hype, Venture Capital Carried Tesla
    ·[00:54:44] Tesla Requires NDA for Warranty Repair?
    ·[01:02:05] Cutting Corners for Short Term Hype
    ·[01:12:24] Tesla, Toyota, and the Future of Cars
    ·[01:18:07] Toyota Green Initiatives for 2025, 2050

     

    Explore More with Helpful Links:

    ·Contributor: Brian Moody | Executive Editor, Autotrader

    ·Contributor: Ed Justice, Jr. | President/ CEO, Justice Brothers, Inc.

    ·Contributor: Josh Hancock | Hollywood Car Consultant, JoshCAR

    ·Contributor: BJ Killeen | Automotive Journalist

    ·Special Guest: Ed Niedermeyer | Author, “Ludicrous: The Unvarnished Story of Tesla Motors”
     

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    Host: Alan Taylor
    Producer: Dave Milligan
    Audio Engineer: Dave Milligan
    Copy Editor: Cody Castleberry
    Contributor: Brian Moody
    Contributor: Josh Hancock
    Contributor: Ed Justice, Jr.
    Contributor: BJ KIlleen
    Special Guest: Ed Niedermeyer
    Special Guest: Ed Niedermeyer

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