Today on the show, Alan is joined by BJ Killeen, an automotive journalist and trusted friend. They begin by reflecting on fond memories before diving into the latest news. Recently, former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn filed a lawsuit against Nissan, two other companies, and 12 individuals for defamation and libel. Ghosn is seeking over a billion dollars and 5% of Nissan’s worth to clear his name. This ongoing legal battle has had a significant impact on Ghosn’s life, and he believes Nissan needs to take responsibility for their actions.

Up next is contributor Brian Moody – Executive Editor of and Brian is here to give us a list of June’s top best truck deals and the top ten most fun SUVs. To find more information on the vehicles on these lists, visit his website at Before he exits, Brian gives us a little tidbit about another issue electric vehicles face. Tires! Due to the car’s weight, the battery, and the instant torque, tires on EVs are wearing out faster than usual. So before buying a used EV, you should check the tread on the tires.

George Kennedy III is a co-founder of and the Vice President of the New England Motor Press Association. He writes for U.S. News & World Report, CarGurus, Forbes Wheels, and The Drive. Currently, he is test driving the all-electric Mercedes EQS SUV. The ride is incredibly smooth with powerful acceleration and an adaptive air suspension. But the real highlight is the luxurious and world-class interior, making it a treat to sit behind the wheel.

Our final guest today is Josh Hancock, a Hollywood car consultant known as JoshCAR. Josh has some international news to share. The Chinese government is investing heavily in electric vehicles (EVs), using government funds to build as many as possible in order to become the top EV manufacturer. However, they have ended up with excess inventory and have abandoned over 10,000 cars on an island. On the other hand, Elon Musk’s TESLA has secured $7.5 billion in subsidies for sharing its charging infrastructure with other manufacturers. What will be the next venture for this innovative entrepreneur?

[00:00:00] – Contributor BJ Killeen
[00:06:35] – Carlos Ghosen
[00:13:02] – Charging stations
[00:20:53] – Contributor Brian Moody
[00:28:57] – Ten most fun SUV’s
[00:37:24] – Tires, Tires, Tires
[00:43:44] – Contributor George Kennedy III
[00:50:28] – Mercedes EQS SUV
[00:56:46] – Tesla Shopper
[01:04:37] – High Quality
[01:10:57] – Contributor Josh Hancock
[01:21:08] – Subsidizing


Host: Alan Taylor
Producer: Dave Milligan
Copy Editor: Colleen Mahi

Contributor: BJ Killeen
Contributor: Brian Moody
Contributor: George Kennedy III Contributor: Josh Hancock

  • Contributor: BJ Killeen | Automotive Journalist and Voice of Reason
  • Contributor: Brian Moody | Executive Editor of Auto and
  • Contributor: George Kennedy III | Co-founder of, and the Vice President of the New England Motor Press Association. He contributes to U.S. News & World Report, CarGurus, Forbes Wheels, and here on The Drive.
  • Contributor: Josh Hancock | JoshCAR Hollywood Car Consultant.

Vehicles Discussed:

2023 GMC Sierra, Honda Ridgeline, Hyundai Santa Cruz, 2023 Nissan Titan, 2023 Hyundai Kona N, 2023 Mazda CX 30, 2023 Ford Mustang Mach E, 2023 Alpha Romero Stelvio, 2023 BMW X4M, 2023 Jeep Wrangler, Genesis GV70 or GV80, Ford Bronco, Porsche Macan, Tesla, 2023 Mercedes EQS SUV


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