Alan welcomes Ed Justice Jr. – Justice Brothers, Inc. President and CEO to start the show as they discuss the future of automobiles. Ed feels that no matter what the direction, sustainability seems to be the hot topic when it comes to the future. There is no ‘one’ solution to the problem says Ed. However, one car manufacturer has turned their attention to finding better solutions to appease all, and that’s Toyota. Contributor and friend George Kennedy III, Co-founder of Cartender and Freelance Automotive Journalist for CarGurus, Boston Globe, and U.S. News & World Report, For George, he believes hydrogen is the future. From decreasing the CO2 emissions and decarbonizing, the Industrial world is taking a close look at what can be done. George test drove the 2023 Mazda CX30. An engaging car, rewarding driving experience with lots of room. Only one problem, the infotainment system. Extremely unintuitive! Up next is BJ Killeen-Automotive journalist and Voice of Reason she’s here for a quick pit stop as share how Honda is coming out with a vehicle that is affordable. Without all the bells and whistles, the new Honda CRVLX is basic but affordable. Onto what was once was an affordable pony car, has become not so affordable the 2024 Ford Mustang Dark Horse that starts off at $60k. It’s beautiful but not reachable for most. Closing the show is Brian Moody – Executive Editor of Auto Trader.com and KBB.com is here to share how the auto industry is changing up a bit. Hybrids over Electric cars. Factoid: nearly 25% consider an electrified vehicle, twice as many look at a hybrid. The rich or early adopters can afford electric vehicles. Like George, Brian believes that hydrogen is the future with 0 emissions. He shares a list of the top 10 electric vehicles that people consider buying, you can view the list on his website AutoTrader.com. (Link Below) Before he leaves, Brian says that “choice is the key to the future of automobiles”. Automakers know that customers want powertrain options, therefore, Ford and Toyota has changed their motto that conforms to carbon neutrality. For more, on what’s hot and what’s not join us on our next episode of “The Drive”.
[00:00:00] – Contributor Ed Justice Jr.
[00:07:12] – Hydrogen Potential
[00:13:01] – Solutions to be found
[00:20:52] – Contributor George Kennedy III
[00:29:01] – 2023 Mazda CX30
[00:37:23] – Thumbs Up!
[00:43:43] – Contributor BJ Killeen
[00:50:16] – Dodge Last Call
[00:56:44] – Electric Prison
[01:04:35] – Contributor Brian Moody
[01:14:03] – Top 10 Electric
[01:21:06]– Customer wants options
Host: Alan Taylor
Producer: Dave Milligan
Copy Editor: Colleen Mahi
Contributor: Ed Justice Jr
Contributor: George Kennedy III
Contributor: BJ Killeen Contributor: Brian Moody
EXPLORE MORE WITH HELPFUL LINKS:
- Contributor: Ed Justice Jr. | Justice Brothers, Inc. President and CEO.
- Contributor: George Kennedy III | Co-founder of Cartender and Freelance Automotive Journalist for CarGurus, Boston Globe, and U.S. News & World Report
- Contributor: BJ Killeen | Automotive Journalist and Voice of Reason
- Contributor: Brian Moody | Executive Editor of Auto Trader.com and KBB.com
- Article Link: https://www.autotrader.com/best-cars/10-cheapest-evs
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