Podcast 38, Toyota hybrid Le Mans, Audi R18, Jay’s Porsche 918 and more

This week we take a look at at hybrid racing, Jay Leno’s take on the sleeper Porsche 918, the Hyundai-Kia luxury oddness, and a lot more.

We talk about the Toyota Racing TS040 HYBRID and how cool it is.

Audi’s Le Mans warm-up takes the R18 e-tron

Jay Leno drives the 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder and we share our thoughts about Porsche 918 Spyder.

The Nissan LEAF now has 100,000+ owners around the globe meaning the company has doubled it’s record sales in 1 year from 50,000 Nissan Leaf units.  We talk about this important milestone for Nissan and electric cars.  How far will the best selling electric car go and what will Nissan do with the electric car technology they have refined?

Our truck contributor to this excellent car news site, Tim Esterdahl, writes about how GM Will Offer a New Compact Truck possibly.  Will it happen and does it make sense for General Motors?

Let’s talk about Kia and Hyundai and the both automaker’s luxury aspirations.  Remember the Kia Super Bowl commercial with the K900?

That’s the show for this week. As always, we are on iTunes, Stitcher, and all the social networks.


Nicolas Zart
Born and raised around classic cars, it wasn't until Nicolas drove an AC Proulsion eBox and a Tesla Roadster that the light went on. Eager to spread the news about those amazing full torque electric vehicles, he started writing about this amazing technology and its social impacts in 2007. Today, Nicolas covers renewable energy, test drives cars, does podcasts and films. Nicolas offers an in-depth look at the e-mobility world through interviews and the many contacts he made in those industries. His articles are also published on Teslrati, CleanTechnica, the Beverly Hills Car Club and Medium. "There are more solutions than obstacles." Nicolas Zart