RVs, Tesla, and Volkswagen | FULL SHOW | #215
Volkswagen is still on all of our minds as we review the news of the Tesla Model X and gear up to go RVing with our families.
Segment 1: eDriving
If your school doesn’t offer Driver’s Ed, it’s time to search for a different solution. eDriving Head of Public Affairs, Justin McNaull, informs us about DriversEd.com, the largest provider of online driver’s education in America.
Segment 2: Freedom of the Road
When a teen gets a car, it’s one of the last freedoms that you can give and teach them about. Justin McNaull urges us to take the time and teach our children good driving habits.
Segment 3: Model X and Superchargers
The Tesla Model X has released, and its stats are ridiculously good! Tesla Motors’ Alexis Georgeson tells us all about the key safety features, and the efforts Tesla is making to provide a network of free Superchargers across the country.
Segment 4: Falcons and Air Filters
With a host of new and interesting technology and safety features, the first 1,000 fully loaded Tesla Model X have started shipping. Alexis Georgeson fills us in on the tight-space conquering Falcon Wing doors and the HEPA air filter.
Segment 5: Vipers and Hawks
Alan is excited for his Viper ACR, and the recording of the rebuilding process for Motorz.tv! Also, Alan has been testing the Jeep Renegade Trail Hawk edition and likes almost everything about it, except its puny engine.
Segment 6: Bigger Not Always Better
Josh Hancock joins the conversation on the Jeep Renegade Trail Hawk, reminding us that bigger is not always better when it comes to off-road vehicles.
Segment 7: Diesel Vs. Regulations
Are government regulations on emissions pressuring companies like Volkswagen into cheating tests? Breibart.com Journalist, Marita Noon, conveys the apparent difficulties manufacturers have meeting emission requirements while still providing a diesel car that consumers want.
Segment 8: Emission Fix
If fixing their emissions was easy, why would Volkswagen have taken such a huge risk in trying to cheat the tests? Marita Noon explains that performance and fuel economy on diesel Volkswagens will probably be taking a hit with any fix.
Segment 9: End for VW?
How are Europeans reacting to the Volkswagen debacle? Steven Cole Smith informs us that things are much more political in Europe than they are here, but no one is talking about an end to VW.
Segment 10: Lexus GS F
Back from Madrid, Spain for the unveiling of the Lexus GS F, which reminds us of some bad trips we’ve had in the past. We trade bad ride and drive stories.
Segment 11: NASCAR Chase
How does your favorite athlete or team being knocked out of the competition affect your will to continue watching the sport?
Segment 12: Jay Leno’s Garage
Jay Leno’s Garage had the biggest debut in CNBC history. We discuss what we thought worked and what didn’t work.
Segment 13: RVing Stories
Kevin Broom from Go RVing joins us, and Alan welcomes him with a very in-character poop related RVing story! BJ reverses this disastrous course with an RVing story of her own.
Segment 14: GoRVing.com
GoRVing.com is your ultimate source for RVing information for beginners and veterans alike. Go RVing Director of Media, Kevin Broom, fills us in on the details.
Segment 15: RV Breakdown
Not sure what kind of RV you would want to buy? Kevin Broom and Diane McNamara give us a rundown of the types of RVs available and their pros and cons.
Segment 16: Stump the Duke
We play a game of ‘Stump the Duke’ with Kevin and Diane from Go RVing. What percentage of RVers bring their pets along for the trip?
Segment 17: Social Camping
According to a suvey, what is the number one feature that RVers look for in a campground? John Ellis brings us the answer to this question and chats with us about RVing technology.
Segment 18: Tesla Tech
As we close out the show, John Ellis gives us his take on the technology that is built into the Tesla Model X.
CreditsHost: Alan Taylor
Steven Cole Smith
Producer: Jared Alexander