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Driev - Drive EV
Two uneducated auto journalists discussing Tesla news and their ever-growing competition. Stay up to date on electric cars and their increasing acceptance. EV's are the future. The official podcast of https://evbite.com
3 days ago
Episode #075 - Tesla Model Y vs Ford Mustang Mach-E: A Side by Side Comparison
After being given the opportunity to test out both the Tesla Model Y and Ford Mustang Mach-E back to back, new opinions on these two electric vehicles were formed. With a proper side-by-side comparison, certain quirks between the two stood out.
Jul 20, 2021
Episode #074 - WTF is eMuscle? - Stellantis EV Day Pt.2
Following the event that was Stellantis EV Day, here are our overall thoughts.
Jul 19, 2021
Episode #073 - Stellantis EV Day 2021
Stellantis, a new auto group brought to light by merging two conglomerates, FCA and PSA, has finally took the stage to announce their electrification plans. Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Citroën, Dodge, DS, Fiat, Jeep, Lancia, Maserati, Opel, Peugeot, Ram and Vauxhall are all brands now bearing the Stellantis name. The company has a global presence in 130 countries with manufacturing facilities in 30 of them.
Jul 13, 2021
Episode #072 - Lucid Motors Update - $CCIV
Lucid Motors, a company going head to head against the EV giant that is Tesla, has given us some insight into their Lucid Air progress and future ambitions.
Jul 10, 2021
Episode #071 - Rimac Buys Bugatti
New EV Hypercar maker, Rimac, has acquired the most prestigious supercar maker to date, Bugatti.
Jul 6, 2021
Episode #070 - Why Are Japanese Automakers Behind?
Japanese automakers were some of the first to come out with cost-effective low emission vehicles. Yet as we transition towards a fully electric platform, they seem to be in last place.
Jul 3, 2021
Episode #069 - What's Next For Tesla?
Throughout the last few years, we've had an abundance of announcements from Tesla. Let's discuss the undiscussed. What could Tesla have in store for us next?
Jun 30, 2021
Episode #068 - Why Are Direct Sales Important For EV's?
If you follow Tesla's political movements you've heard of Direct Sales. What exactly is it and how will all other EV automakers take on this issue? Has Tesla begun a movement in dealerships that will snowball throughout the decade?
Jun 26, 2021
Episode #067 - Thoughts on the Tesla Model S Plaid
The new Tesla Model S Plaid is finally here yet we now have more questions than answers.
Jun 22, 2021
Episode #066 - What's Going on With the Tesla Roadster?
After an unfathomable amount of delays, the upcoming Tesla roadster is still planned to begin deliveries... eventually.
Jun 4, 2021
Episode #065 - What Has Tesla Accomplished so Far in 2021?
2021 was set to be a big year for Tesla with many plans and expectations in place. Now, midway through the year, let's take a look at their current progress and how far they've come.
Jun 2, 2021
Episode #064 - Ford F150 Lightning Thoughts and Impressions
Ford has unveiled the F150 Lightning and its fleet-focused electric truck, the Lightning Pro. Let's discuss how it fits into the current EV landscape.
May 28, 2021
Episode #063 - Another Bad Mustang Mach-E Experience
The electric Ford Mustang Mach-E is defined as one of the best electric cars available today. While we agree with the sentiment, the process Ford has in place is anything but acceptable.
May 25, 2021
Episode #062 - Mustang Mach-E Test Drive - First Impressions
After spending a day with the electric Ford Mustang Mach-E, we sit down to discuss initial thoughts.
May 21, 2021
Episode #061 - Electric F150 Lightning Unveiled
The long-awaited electric Ford F150 Lightning was finally unveiled. Here's everything we know about the new EV truck.
May 19, 2021
Episode #060 - Lamborghini Announces EV Plans
Italian supercar automaker, Lamborghini, https://media.lamborghini.com/english/latest-news/all/lamborghini-announces-its-roadmap-for-electrification---direzione-cor-tauri-/s/d1a30ccb-34e4-43a2-9e7a-32157787751e (announced) intentions to transition towards electric vehicles.
May 15, 2021
Episode #059 -Tesla Hits One Million Cybertruck Reservations
According to https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1--6OR9ECwSwZdkOtWkuslJVCyAAfQv1eJal1fdngfsk/edit (crowdsourced data), Tesla has hit 1 million reservations for the Cybetruck.
May 12, 2021
Episode #058 - The Downsides of a Tesla
As Tesla and EV owners we discuss some real-life downsides to both.
May 7, 2021
Episode #057 - The Future of Car Culture
With vehicles becoming simplified in the transition towards EVs, what does that mean for the future of car culture?
May 4, 2021
Episode #056 - Our 2021 EV Tier List
In no particular order, we rank each EV available in the U.S.
May 3, 2021
Episode #055 - Why Tesla Needs a PR Department
After the relatively recent closure of Tesla's PR department, Elon Musk took to Twitter to mock the idea of its necessity. Here's why we disagree.
Apr 27, 2021
Episode #054 - Commercial EV's Are Boring
In a path towards electrification, commercial EV's have sat in the back row with no public recognition.
Apr 23, 2021
Episode #053 - New EV Reveals at Shanghai Auto Show
EV's are becoming the new norm with heaps of new reveals at this year's Shanghai Auto Show.
Apr 20, 2021
Episode #052 - EV Scams
With the popularity of EVs growing and some new automakers finding success, others are trying to follow suit. Is that new automaker you haven't yet heard of the next Tesla or another sham?
Apr 19, 2021
Episode #051 - Thoughts on Lucid Motors - $CCIV
Through public announcements and insights brought by multiple Lucid Motors team leaders, we've gotten a good grasp of the company and their goals.
Apr 13, 2021
Episode #050 - Zak Edson Talks All Things Lucid Motors
Lucid, a company and car you most likely need no introduction to, has been making headlines in the EV world. We talk with Zak Edson, Lucid's Director of Retail Operations about the companies plans.
Apr 12, 2021
Episode #049 - Tesla's EV Lead Discussed
Tesla has been proclaimed the EV leader with years ahead in technology, battery, and EV manufacturing. Can others still catch up?
Apr 7, 2021
Episode #048 - Best New Automotive Features
The last decade has brought many new features to the automotive landscape. Lets talk about the more notable ones, their future, and why Denis hates them.
Apr 2, 2021
Episode #047 - Voltswagen
Volkswagen's April Fools joke - a name change.
Mar 30, 2021
Episode #046 - A Future Outlook of the Luxury Car Segment
The automotive world is going to have a lot of changes in the future. Cheaper cars are becoming more advanced as time goes on, so how will luxury cars set themselves apart and justify their costs?
Mar 27, 2021
Episode #045 - Ford Dealerships Continue to Disappoint
With over a year to prepare and the car now on roads, some Ford dealerships still hold onto their lack of EV knowledge.
Mar 23, 2021
Episode #044 - Nikola Admits to Deception
The roller coaster that is Nikola Motors continues its wild ride as the company admits to some of the big allegations that were brought upon them during the Fall.
Mar 19, 2021
Episode #043 - The Most Important Tesla Ever Made
In Tesla's chaotic history, which vehicle introduction was their most important?
Mar 16, 2021
Episode #042 - Road Tripping in an EV
Lets discuss the pros and cons of road tripping in an EV.
Mar 12, 2021
Episode #041 - Tesla's Inconsistent Price and Model Changes
Tesla continuous to make spontaneous changes to their vehicles with some enjoying the idea and others absolutely hating it.
Mar 9, 2021
Episode #040 - What We Expect From Tesla in 2021
Lets take a look at what Tesla has in store for us throughout the remaining of this year.
Mar 4, 2021
Episode #039 - Why I Dislike About the Tesla Model 3
Here we share some arguably bad opinions about the Tesla Model 3
Mar 2, 2021
Episode #038 - Electric Recreational Vehicles and Toys
Lets talk the future of electric recreational vehicles and toys.
Feb 25, 2021
Episode #037 - The Edmunds/ Tesla Range Controversy
Popular automotive site Edmunds has released their collected real-world EV range data. At the bottom of the list you'll find Tesla amassed by controversy. https://www.edmunds.com/car-news/electric-car-range-and-consumption-epa-vs-edmunds.html (Edmunds Data) https://www.edmunds.com/car-news/tesla-model-y-vs-porsche-taycan-real-world-range-test.html (Model Y vs Porsche Taycan) https://web.archive.org/web/20201120223435/https://www.edmunds.com/car-news/tesla-model-y-vs-porsche-taycan-real-world-range-test.html (Model Y vs Porsche Taycan (Original))
Feb 24, 2021
Episode #036 - Jaguar Land Rover to Go Full Electric
Jaguar Land Rover has committed to becoming an EV automaker.
Feb 18, 2021
Episode #035 - The Chevy Bolt Refresh is Here
One of the most popular EV's, the Chevy Bolt, has been updated.
Feb 16, 2021
Episode #034 - Let's Talk Electric Trucks
In order, the top 3 best selling vehicles in the U.S. last year were the Ford F Series, Ram Trucks, and the Chevy Silverado. Trucks in general are a large segment so it only makes sense that everyone is gunning to be the next and best electric truck manufacturer. https://evbite.com/upcoming-electric-trucks/
Feb 12, 2021
Episode #033 - Thoughts on the Audi E-Tron GT
The Audi e-tron GT has finally been unveiled in its production form. Did it meet expectations?
Feb 9, 2021
Episode #032 - Should You Wait to Buy a Tesla?
The release of the refreshed Model S and X has brought many potential upcoming changes to the table. Is it a good time to buy a Model 3 or Y with AP4 and MCU 3 around the corner? Is it a good time to buy a Model S or X at these new increased prices or will they come down?
Feb 5, 2021
Episode #031 - Thoughts on the Tesla Model S/X Refresh
With the long awaited Tesla Model S & X refresh finally here, we let a few weeks pass to let our thoughts sink in.
Feb 2, 2021
Episode #030 - EVBox Interview with Mark Henderson, Head of North American Sales
EVBox, a European leader in EV charging solutions has entered the North American markets. Here we talk their future and thoughts on our future infrastructure landscape.
Jan 29, 2021
Episode #029 - Is TSLA Overvalued?
With a fraction of the sales, Tesla's stock looks down from a massive tower at the rest of the automakers. Is their current price justified? ***WE ARE NOT FINANCIAL ADVISORS THIS IS ALL IN GOOD FUN***
Jan 26, 2021
Episode #028 - Fixing Mustang Mach-E Misconceptions
EV misconceptions are nothing new but EV misconceptions from within the EV community, well, that's something to talk about. Ford's Mustang Mach-E has fallen victim to some pretty big false claims.
Jan 22, 2021
Episode #027 - Should Tesla Make a Phone?
With the announcement of Apple getting into the automobile industry, many are speculating what's next for Tesla. We have the Cybertruck, $25,000 car, Roadster, Semi, and much more announced but what comes after that? What industries and products can we expect from Tesla in lets say 2050? DRIEV Podcast: https://feeds.captivate.fm/driev/ @EVBite https://evbite.com
Jan 19, 2021
Episode #026: Should Tesla Make a Plug-In Hybrid?
Tesla makes the best EV so surely they can make the best PHEV, right? Let's talk the taboo that is a gasoline driven Tesla.
Jan 15, 2021
Episode #025: Does Tesla Need an Advertising Budget?
Time and time again Tesla's lack of presence in a traditional sense is brought into question. Lets take a look at how they get away without using it and whether or not they should begin.
Jan 12, 2021
Episode #024: 2020 Tesla Recap - What Was Planned, What Was Accomplished?
At the beginning of last year we were given guidance and a few expectations to be fulfilled in 2020. With the unexpectedly harsh year behind us, lets talk about what Tesla accomplished. https://evbite.com/everything-tesla-accomplished-in-2020/
Jan 8, 2021
Episode #023: The 2020 EV Awards
Through one of the most devastating years, some automakers caught our eyes and thrived. Here we discuss the winners and losers of the EV space in 2020.
Jan 5, 2021
Episode #022: Tesla's RoboTaxi Entertainment Features
Is Tesla's path of in-car gaming and entertainment the future of automobiles?
Jan 1, 2021
Episode #021: Are Legacy Automakers Too Late?
With the world making the long overdue transition to electric vehicles, Tesla leads miles ahead of the competition. Legacy automakers are presently years behind in battery and EV technologies, is it too late to catch up?
Dec 29, 2020
Episode #020: The Apple Car Looks to Take on Tesla
The dated rumor of an Apple Car has once again been reborn.
Dec 25, 2020
DRIEV #019: The Lucid Motors Showroom Experience
The Lucid Air is one of the EV's we are most excited for in the new year. We had the honor of being invited to tour the companies first South Florida showroom. A lot was seen, asked, and learned.
Dec 22, 2020
DRIEV #017: Cadillac Dealerships Would Rather Close Than Sell EV's
Rather than transition towards a fully electric brand, some Cadillac franchises are opting to close down.
Dec 22, 2020
DRIEV #018: Is Tesla the Next iPhone?
How does the current transition to EV's compare with the prior transition to smart phone? From horses to cars? Are EV's the new standard?
Dec 15, 2020
DRIEV #016 - Is a Tesla Model S Refresh Underway?
Tesla has extended estimated delivery times, paused production, and increased prices on the Model S. Is this hinting at the ever chased Model S refresh?
Dec 11, 2020
DRIEV #015 - Audi's EV Range Drama
Audi took to Twitter to discuss the heated topic of EV range necessities. While it probably didn't win them many fans, it does open up the conversation. How much range is actually enough for an electric car?
Dec 8, 2020
DRIEV #014 - The Rise and Demise of Trevor Milton and the Nikola Badger
Nikola's GM deal has fallen through and has now been restructured to notably exclude the Badger. What does this mean for the future of the company? Update: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/nikola-founder-milton-used-56-003420093.html
Dec 4, 2020
DRIEV #013 - Should Tesla Buy a Legacy Automaker?
With recent remarks by Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, conversation surrounding a potential Tesla merger have grown louder. Here we debate whether or not Tesla should take advantage of their present financial situation with an automaker buyout and who would be best fit.
Dec 1, 2020
DRIEV #012 - The Rise and Demise of EV Startups
With electric cars becoming the new norm, just about everyone want's a piece of the pie. For once, legacy automaker's aren't alone with newcomers coming and succeeding in the historically tight space of auto sales.
Nov 24, 2020
DRIEV #011 - Upcoming Electric Cars to Get Excited About
With the endless and ongoing list of announced upcoming electric cars, we take a look at some of our favorites.
Nov 20, 2020
Episode #010: Rivian Nears Production With Configurator Now Opened
The release of the Rivian R1T and R1S are fast approaching. Rivian has finally opened up the configurator allowing reservation holders to finalize their vehicle specs and design. Today we take a quick tour through the configuration process and some options that are being offered.
Nov 17, 2020
Episode #009: Fisker's Past, Present, and Future Outlook
Fisker, a company that's been around, in the back row, since the dawn of new age electrification has recently been under the spotlight of skepticism. With no product, no sales, and no security, they became a multi billion dollar automaker overnight.
Nov 13, 2020
Episode #008: The Importance of UI, Software, and Displays
In the recent years, technology has pushed the automotive world to focus on matching the cell phone experience. As we continue, how far will this transition take us?
Nov 10, 2020
Episode #007: How Will the Atlis XT take on the EV Market
Coming off our prior interview with Atlis CEO, Mark Hanchett, we discuss the company's ambitions and their probability of success in the growing EV market. Article: https://evbite.com/atlis-motor-vehicles-and-the-atlis-truck-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly/ @EVBite
Nov 7, 2020
Episode #006: Light's CEO Talks Clarity and the Missing Piece for Autonomous Driving
The perfect autonomous driving system still doesn't exist and it's anyone's guess as to who will be the first to prevail in the self-driving race. Dave Grannan, CEO of Light, sits down with us to talk about their new Clarity system, a solution to autonomy which uses only cameras to calculate depths at precise increments. Could this be the final piece of the autonomous driving puzzle?
Nov 3, 2020
Episode #005: Should Ford Treat Mustang Mach-E Customers Differently?
Ford's electric Mustang Mach-E is nearly here, ready to go head-to-head against the current leader in the space, Tesla. Here we discuss a few things the company just isn't getting right.
Oct 23, 2020
Episode #004: Hummer Unveils an Electric Truck
Reborn once more, GM has brought back the beloved Hummer. This time however, things are a bit different. The Hummer EV is an electrified luxury truck with a price point near the top. The electric 'Supertruck' isn't looking to be a high volume vehicle, but instead will showcase the best that GM has to offer with their Ultium battery technology. With a starting price of over $100,000 and the base model not ready to make an appearance until 2024, how good are the Hummer EV's chances of making an actual impact in the EV market?
Oct 20, 2020
Episode #003: The $25k Tesla - the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
During Tesla's 2020 Battery Day, the company revealed that a $25,000 Tesla would be their next vehicle. Thanks to the companies advancements in technology and manufacturing, an affordable Tesla is now on the horizon. The unnamed cheaper Tesla has been collectively dubbed the 'Model 2' for the time being and looks to be critical in making Teslas robotaxi dream reality.
Oct 15, 2020
Episode #002: How Far is Tesla's Lead - Are Competitors Catching Up?
With the new found EV industry in a blitz to meet consumer demands, Tesla nonchalantly waddles about as the clear leader in the space. For years analysist and manufacturers alike have stated Tesla's few year lead in all things electric cars. But now, a few years later, where do they stand? Which EV automaker looks to take the thrown, who will fail, or will Tesla push their lead further away. Is this another story of the tortoise and the hare or is Tesla continuing to lap the industry.
Oct 8, 2020
Episode #001: Atlis CEO, Mark Hanchett, Interviewed
Mark Hanchett, CEO of Atlis Motors, discusses their upcoming electric truck, the Atlis XT. The ambitious CEO looks to lead the market with their bleeding-edge battery technology, along with upcoming countrywide charging network. The Atlis XT is expected with 500 miles of range, 15 minute charge time, 1.5 MW charging capabilities, and a moderate $45,000 base price.