In Mary Shelley’s book Frankenstein, she couldn’t have been more on point when she had Dr. Frankenstein belt, “It’s Alive…It’s Alive!!”. From amps to voltage we got an “electrifying” show for you today. Alans first guest is BJ Killeen – Automotive Journalist and Voice of Reason. They chat about Volkswagen doing an April Fools Day joke by releasing a press release that said they were changing the company’s name to Voltswagen and going all electric. Joke or not, their stocks prices got the last laugh. BJ goes on to talk about the Genesis X EV Concept, being Genesis’s first electric vehicle. She jolts over to discuss the Hyundai Santa Cruz compact pickup being the new sport adventure vehicle. Alan shares his experience in driving the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid and closes with his preference on having a standard combustion engine. George Kennedy III – Co-founder of Cartender and Freelance Automotive Journalist for CarGurus, Boston Globe, and U.S. News & World Report, joins Alan as they talk about the new GMC Hummer EV. They find it interesting that GMC chose the Hummer to be their new electric vehicle. Well “hold your horses” this Hummer is expected to have 1,000 horsepower, Giddiup! George shares his experience in driving the new Chevy Bolt EV and how is has a very minimalist design, it’s small but doable for one person. Alan expresses his dislike in the cost of an electric vehicle and they try to make it seem more appealing by selling you on the big tax break you will get. Steven Cole Smith – Automotive Journalist for Autoweek, Automobile Magazine, Grassroots Motorsports joins the crew today. Alan shares about his time test driving the Chrysler Pacifica hybrid minivan, and how his daughter liked it so much that she purchased one for herself. Steven shares a snippet about the recent Dirt Race at Bristol, and how it is the first cup Dirt Race there since the 1970’s. He continues on about his test drive for Mitsubishi in their new 2022 Outlander. Very enjoyable! Alan closes his show with his final guest this week, Brian Armstead – Automotive Journalist, contributor to Car Expert.com and Forbes Wheels. Brian shares his experience in test driving the new 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander and how it looks like a BMW 7 series in the back and a Hyundai Palisade in the front. Very roomy and has all the bells and whistles including sign recognition. No more speeding tickets! He drove the SEL launch edition, which is the premium version of the vehicle. He shares that he can’t talk about the driving experience until the embargo is lifted, but he feels Mitsubishi hit this one out of the park! They close the show with the 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse cross and how it’s smaller then the Outlander, but it comes with a lot of safety features and feels it’s gonna do great on the market. Want and need more electrifying auto scoop, join Alan and his guest on this weeks “The Drive”.
[00:00:00] – Spring is Here!
[00:06:06] – April Fools Joke Backfired!
[00:12:30] – Combustion Preferred
[00:19:51] – Hold Your Horses!
[00:29:30] – Electric Bill Up, Taxes Down!
[00:35:51] – Room for One
[00:42:11] – Chrysler Pacifica Minivan
[00:48:14] – Dirt Race at Bristol
[00:54:41] – Testing 1, 2, 3!
[01:02:01] – All the Bells and Whistles
[01:12:00] – Knocked It Out of The Park!
[01:18:02] – Best on the Market
Host: Alan Taylor
Producer: Dave Milligan
Audio Engineer: Dave Milligan
Copy Editor: Dave Milligan
Contributor: BJ Killeen Contributor: George Kennedy III Contributor: Steven Cole Smith Special Guest: Brian Armstead
EXPLORE MORE WITH HELPFUL LINKS:
- Contributor: BJ Killeen| Automotive Journalist for Voice of Reason
- Contributor: George Kennedy III |Co-Founder of Cartender and Freelance Automotive Journalist for CarGurus, Boston Globe, and U.S. News & World Report
- Contributor: Steven Cole Smith |Automotive Journalist for Autoweek, Automobile Magazine, Grassroots Motorsports
- Special Guest: Brian Armstead | Automotive Journalist contributor to Car expert.com and Forbes Wheels
Vehicles Discussed: Genesis X EV, Hyundai Santa Cruz, Chrysler Pacific Hybrid, GMC Hummer EV, Chevy Bolt EV, 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander, Hyundai Palisade, 2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross
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