Contributor Lauren Fix – Editor-In-Chief for Car Coach reports starts our show off today with news from the auto world. The AM radio is disappearing. Ford, General Motors, and many more of our domestic automakers are removing AM radios from their vehicles. Reason? It causes interference with electric vehicles. Whether that’s true or not, who knows? However, there is a save AM radio campaign going on, for there are over 50 million people who listen to AM radio daily. Next on the list, are subscriptions. It seems to be the way automakers are going to make up for the loss in manufacturing electric vehicles. If you want warm seats, subscribe, if you want more power, subscribe, if you want to use the radio, your gonna have to subscribe. Before Lauren say’s goodbye, she shares that she is test driving the 2023 Volvo V60 Cross Country mild hybrid. To find our her reviews on this vehicle, visit her website and carcoachreports.com.
Our next contributor is Brian Moody – Executive Editor of Auto Trader.com and KBB.com. He talks about the pro’s and con’s of having certain types of connectivity within your vehicle, like augmented reality to automated driving. As much as it sounds super futuristic and fun the question is how does the a.i. deal with moral decisions, in certain scenarios dealing in life or death situations? Brian also discusses warranties, from transfers, to paybacks. Read the fine print to find out all that your warranty offers, especially if you plan on selling it while still under warranty. To find out more visit him at www.kbb.com or at www.autotrader.com.
Alan welcomes our next contributor Karl Brauer – Automotive Industry Analyst, Forbes Autos Contributor, North American Car and Truck of the Year juror and board member and Executive Analyst for ISeeCars.com. They discuss how augmented reality and and virtual reality are unavoidable. Slowly everything is turning into a Matrix. With that said, electric vehicles are trying to take over the world, we must ask ourselves who is really doing more harm to the planet. Emissions versus mining the earth for rare metals that later will be just a collection of unrecyclable materials from their batteries. Before Karl leaves, he gives us the top 10 vehicles that have a 20% chance or more to last up to 250,000 miles. To view the full list visit www.iseecars.com
Closing the show today is contributor Ed Justice Jr. – Justice Brothers, Inc. President and CEO. He opens with how electric vehicles stocks have crashed after the pandemic high. As they keep trying to shove e.v’s down the throats of America, the same goes for the automakers. What happens if the people are just not interested in buying one? Ed feels, if you have to subsidize and throw in incentives to convince people to buy an electric vehicle, is it really a good product to begin with? Ed believes that hybrid is the way to go and suggests the listener to go onto YouTube to, “Ted Talks”, and find the episode, The Future is Eclectic. Like Toyota, Ed is not buying into the electric vehicles push.
Join us on our next episode as Josh Hancock, George Kennedy III, Lauren Fix, and Brian Moody returns with more automotive news.
[00:00:00] – Contributor Lauren Fix
[00:06:33] – Subscribe
[00:13:01] – 2023 Volvo V60 Cross Country mild hybrid
[00:20:52] – Contributor Brian Moody
[00:30:20] – Survey says?
[00:37:23] – Warranties
[00:43:43] – Contributor Karl Brauer
[00:51:33] – Speak the truth
[00:56:45] – Longest lasting vehicles
[01:04:35] – Contributor Ed Justice Jr.
[01:14:51] – Ted Talk
[01:21:11] – F1 Racing
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- Contributor: Ed Justice Jr. | Justice Brothers, Inc. President and CEO.
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