THE DRIVE with Alan Taylor | Episode #258

We’re sitting at the Black Horse Golf Course for Concorso Italiano! This episode is focused on the future, and we’re looking at what Uber and Volvo are doing with their self-driving fleet for a taste of what may be in store. We also find out about an amazing and innovative new electric vehicle coming from Electra Meccanica; CEO Jerry Kroll has more. Thanks to Gregg Stebben for filling in while Alan experienced technical issues. Stay tuned next week for more coverage from Pebble Beach!


  • [00:00:00] Live on the Green
  • [00:06:17] Volvo XC90
  • [00:12:23] Self-Driving Fleet
  • [00:19:44] High Performance Electric Vehicle
  • [00:27:04] The Solo


Discover more about segments and guests below…


[00:00:00] Live on the Green

We’re at Concorso Italiano (@ConcorsoItalian) on the Monterey Peninsula, broadcasting from a golf course of all places! Joining us is Gregg Stebben (@GreggStebben), Tech Editor for Men’s Health and author of “White House Confidential.” We’ll be chatting with him about self-driving cars and upcoming auto technology.


[00:06:17] Volvo XC90

When a tech guy test drives a car, what does he focus on? The technology of course! A little over a year ago, Gregg Stebben (@GreggStebben) drove the Volvo XC90 and saw amazing potential in the semiautonomous features it already possessed. It’s about to get even better; listen in to find out how.


[00:12:23] Self-Driving Fleet

Uber and Volvo have teamed up to bring the world its first fleet of self-driving cars designed for public use. Alan and Gregg Stebben (@GreggStebben) ponder how much this will change the world and the way we get around. But here’s a terrifying thought: what happens when the technology we rely on fails?


[00:19:44] High Performance Electric Vehicle

Get your credit card ready; we’re about to introduce you to a vehicle that’s fast, affordable, and stylish as heck. Jerry Kroll, CEO of Electra Meccanica (@ElectraMecc), is here to tell us about a brand new car that will be introduced on September 9th – but you get a sneak preview.


[00:27:04] The Solo

0 to 60 in 8 seconds. 82 horsepower electric motor. Leasing available at $100 a month. This is The Solo. Jerry Kroll, CEO of Electra Meccanica (@ElectraMecc), tells us more about the safety features and design details on this innovative and attention grabbing car.


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Episode Credits:

  • Host: Alan Taylor
  • Producer: Brendon Massa
  • Production Asst: Joanne Bolden
  • Copy Editor: Sara Antonuccio

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