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The EV economy: a deep dive into the second-hand and battery chemistry markets
From the second-hand EV market to the availability of rare-earth minerals that make up our battery chemistries, join Rusty and Nadine as they take a deep dive into the aspects of the EV economy that could have a huge impact on its growth. Ross Booth, Global General Manager of Redbook, breaks down the current and future landscape of the used car market and answers the million-dollar question about the shelf-life of your batteries. And if you've ever wondered how well a Tesla Model 3 would perform on a racetrack, well, meet our EV enthusiast Simon who has the answer! Plus, Vivek Dhar, Director of Mining and Energy Economist at Commonwealth Bank, has Rusty and Nadine reaching for their lab coats as he dissects the battery chemistries of the future and provides insights into which markets will dominate the supply chain in the global energy transition.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Are Electric Vehicles really better for the environment?
It’s the topic almost synonymous with electric vehicles themselves – the environment – but are EVs really as beneficial as we think? To help simplify the science, Nadine and Rusty sit down with Dr Karl Kruzeniski, to debunk some of the most common myths about how green our EVs seem. Our meet an EV-er joins us from the driver’s seat of his BYD Atto 3 and we meet Wiebe Wakker, the Dutchman who drove from the Netherlands to Sydney in 2019 to promote sustainability, although it didn’t exactly start that way. Dubbed the ‘Forrest Gump’ of electric mobility, Wiebe tells us about the triumphs and challenges of the trip, one that involved leveraging a tailwind to extend his range into Coober Pedy… tune in to find out if he made it!
Find Wiebe on Instagram @plugmeintravel or head to his website here. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Can the grid cope?
As more electric vehicles hit the road, more power is needed to charge them, leading hosts Rusty and Nadine to ask, can the grid keep up with this increase in demand? CEO of Transgrid Brett Redman thinks so. From innovations in power supply, to their own newly revealed fleet of EVs, Brett shares insights into what the future of electricity in Australia could look like and what they’re doing to adapt. We also meet Tim Clarke, eMobility Manager and Product Strategy at Mitsubishi Motors who tells us about the first bi-directional EV charging infrastructure in Australia and what that means for consumers. Our meet an EV-er Garrick Rollason also knows a thing or two about the grid as the Chief Financial Officer at CitiPower, Powercor and United Energy; he reveals the important lessons he learnt as a new BMW i4 owner.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Could Australia ever lead the way in EV policy?
As the world rapidly adjusts to the growth of electric vehicles, can Australia rise to the challenge and lead the way in EV policy? In this episode, Rusty and Nadine are joined by movers and shakers from the EV industry to explore this question. NSW Minister for Energy Matt Kean reveals the most up-to-date plans from the desk of the NSW Government, Scott Nagar from Hyundai shares what industry would like to see from those in charge, and Dr Gail Broadbent, a policy advisor to the NSW Government and expert in EV policy and social attitudes shares what she thinks our EV future should look like. Plus, we meet a petrol-head turned EV’r and answer your questions in Listener Mailbox!See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The art and engineering of EV sound and body design explained
Everyday batteries get smaller and quieter, leaving manufactures with an empty blueprint and one central question: what should and could electric vehicles sound and look like? Dr Stephan Gsell, Audi Sound Engineer, joins Rusty and Nadine to discuss exactly how they answered that question when it came to the sound of the Audi e-tron GT and why a didgeridoo was central to the process. Our meet an EV-er Chris Kerr from Clipsal by Schneider Electric tells us about the most comfortable 30,000kms he’s ever driven now he’s in a Hyundai IONIQ 5, and Ralph Giles, Head of Design Global at Fiat Chrysler is back to discuss the evolution of electric vehicle design and what could be on the design horizon for Jeep and the iconic 7-bar grille in the future. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
About Watts Under the Bonnet - The Electric Vehicle Podcast
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