Electric Vehicle Podcast: EV news and discussions

Electric Vehicle Podcast: EV news and discussions

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Join Theo Gibson and Dee West discussing Electric Vehicles (EVs) plus e-bikes, autonomous vehicles, eco-tech, sustainability
EV Podcast: Nordic EV Summit
Apr 19 • 43 min
This Week Dee talks to participants at the Nordic EV Summit which was held in at the end of March in Norway.
EV Podcast: Calling all EV Converters
Apr 12 • 54 min
This week Theo is joined by friend and EV Converter Gavin Shoebridge. We talk with EV Converter Mat Coates about his recent EV Build, we talk about Toyota’s new self-charging hybrid ad campaign and HPC charging for EV conversions.
EV Podcast: Navigating Free Charging
Apr 5 • 41 min
This week Theo and Dee talk to Nissan Leaf Driver Gilbert Rae and Tesla Driver Darryl Jeremy Naidoo about navigating the world of charging and the do’s the and don’ts for new EV drivers.
EV Podcast: Gavin Shoebridge - EV Converter
Mar 29 • 42 min
Theo and Dee bring you the newly branded EV Podcast. A podcast where they talk about Electric Vehicles, eco-tech, sustainability and more! This week they talk with EV Converter Gavin Shoebridge.
68: Rivian - Michael McHale
Mar 22 • 28 min
Theo talk’s to Michael McHale (Rivian) about the R1T and RS1; an electric pick-up truck and SUV (7 Seater). Also, this is the last episode under the name of ‘NZ EV Podcast’. Next week we will be morphing into the ‘EV Podcast’.
67: Spark 5G Autonomous Electric Vehicle Testing
Mar 15 • 14 min
This week Theo and Dee talk news. Dee fills us in on her early morning start at the launch of the Sparks 5g Autonomous Electric Vehicle Trial. Spark has teamed up with Ohmio who spoke with us on episode 56 to bring NZ some exciting new electric toys.
The EV Podcast 66: Gen Z - Daniel West
Mar 8 • 44 min
This week Theo and Dee talk to 14-year-old Daniel West (Dee’s Son). What does Gen Z think about the EV revolution?
65: Mr & Mrs T on Tour
Mar 1 • 33 min
64: $1b Invested into Rivian
Feb 22 • 33 min
This week Dee is back in the studio and the team talk EV news. We also have a new sponsor. Can you guess who it is? The NZ EV Podcast is brought to you with the help from: ChargeNet NZ – Electric Vehicle Charging Network – https://charge.net.nz/ OEM Audio…
63: Robert Llewellyn – Fully Charged
Feb 15 • 77 min
This week the two EV Converters Theo Gibson and Gavin Shoebridge talk with a very special guest Robert Llewellyn. Robert Llewellyn is a British actor, comedian and writer. He plays the mechanoid Kryten in the TV sci-fi sitcom Red Dwarf and formally…
62: Adam Metalbob – Electric Trucking
Feb 8 • 43 min
This week Theo talks with listener favourite Adam Metalbob (not his real name) about trucking and the industry move towards electric powertrains. Show Links: Daimler’s Freightliner aims to be “frontrunners with electric trucks” and offer all-electric…
61: Hayden Johnston – General Manager GVI
Feb 1 • 45 min
This week Theo and Dee talk to Hayden Johnston General Manager at GVI about EV buyer trends. What questions do first-time EV buyers really have when purchasing an EV. How did the stink bug hitting used car imports effect our EV dealers in the country? So…
60: Kiwi EV Converter Gavin Shoebridge
Jan 25 • 52 min
This week Theo and Dee talk with EV Royalty. Fresh off the plane from Slovakia, Number 16 on the LVVTA Conversion list and the inspiration for Theo’s Toyota Sera EV conversion. The one and only Gavin Shoebridge. Not only has Gavin converted a car to…
59: Jef Ikenn E-Bike Road Trip
Jan 18 • 45 min
Hello, 2019! Theo and Dee are back on the studio. This week we talk the latest news. Top 12 Pure EV for 2019. Toyota’s move for fully electric vehicles and we talk to Jef Ikenn about his record run road trip from the top of New Zealand to the bottom on…
58: ChargeNet NZ
Dec 14, 2018 • 49 min
This week Theo and Dee talk with CEO of ChargeNet Steve West about the year just been, we chat about what we are looking forward to in 2019, and we fill you in on what ChargeNet has been up too. This is our final podcast of 2018. Check back […]
57: Kwikli Electric Mopeds
Dec 7, 2018 • 43 min
This week Theo and Dee talk with Rushabh Trivedy Founder & CEO of Kwikli. Kiwikli is a start-up ridesharing service offering electric moped which is currently being trialled on Auckland North Shore. Rushabh talks to us about how it all started. If you…
56: Ohmio
Nov 30, 2018 • 33 min
This week Theo talks with David Verma Program Director, Technologist, ITS Expert at Ohmio. Ohmio self-driving vehicle technology originally created by HMI Technologies, a global technology company and innovator of Intelligent Transport Systems. Ohmio is…
55: SolarCity
Nov 23, 2018 • 42 min
This week Theo and Dee talk with Gareth Williams, Chief Technology Officer at SolarCity about their fantastic solar offerings for your home. We talk about how to be more energy independent and the best way to charge your EV on a Solar System. Also, we…
54: EV Insurance
Nov 16, 2018 • 44 min
This week Theo and Dee talk with Jon-Paul Hale a personal insurance broker from Willow Grove Insurance about EV insurance. And we dive into a discussion on Tesla Insurance and why it may cost you more than you think. The NZ EV Podcast is brought to you…
53: Electric Avenue – Big Boys Toys
Nov 9, 2018 • 41 min
This week Theo and Dee talk with Director of Big Boys Toys Dean Wilson about Electric Avenue which will be part of Big Boys Toys 2018. We have a great chat about what will be on the show and how to Win some free passes to Big Boys Toys. Also, if you have…
52: Lime Scooters
Nov 2, 2018 • 29 min
This week Theo and Dee talk with Hank Rowe, Launcher at Lime Scooters about Limes electric scooter rollout. Hank did very well even when faced with Dee West who was dressed as Wonder Woman for the interview. It was Halloween on the day we recorded this…
51: We need to talk about Elon
Oct 26, 2018 • 41 min
This week Theo and Dee are back in the studio talking EV news and current events. Well mainly having an overdue talk about Elon and EV insurance. Thank you to all our listeners for sticking with us contributing to the show and do keep letting us know what…
50: Welcome to our 50th Episode!
Oct 19, 2018 • 61 min
Welcome to our 50th Podcast. Who would have thought we would get this far. This week Theo and Dee are back in the studio with guest Darcy Ungaro from the NZ Everyday Investor Podcast talking about how much it makes sense to buy that EV you have always…
49: NZ Hits 10,000 EV’s
Sep 28, 2018 • 46 min
This week Theo and Dee are back in the studio and catch up while talking the EV news. Well mainly catch up. We announce prize winners of our feedback competition, and we talk EV T2 trial coming to an end, 10,000 EV registration and Star Trek. Show Links:…
48: The Real First 50 EV Conversions
Sep 21, 2018 • 13 min
This week Theo is back from his holiday in Samoa and talks through stats recently received from the LVVTA about EV Conversions in New Zealand. What number are you, where do you fit on the list? Show Links: Low Volume Vehicle Technical Association EV’s as…
47: Local & global newsbytes
Sep 7, 2018 • 23 min
Z Energy buys Flick Electric, NZ electric rubbish trucks, Unitech Quadbike unveiling at EV World 2018, Dee vents why she’s not a hydrogen fan, Fev Smart Vehicles & more. Please do send us your questions on our social channels or join us in the studio!…
46: Let’s talk about Batteries
Aug 31, 2018 • 38 min
This week Theo and Dee talk to Sergio Baron a genuine genius. Sergio works in nanotech, particularly battery and storage technology. He’s a professor and entrepreneur. His company, Dynami Technology, has been all over the news in South America and is…
45: Formula SAE
Aug 24, 2018 • 33 min
This week Theo and Dee talk with Lizzy Grant Team Leader of the University of Auckland Formula SAE racing team who attended this years EV World. The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) hosts the annual Formula SAE-A event. It is a three-day…
44: HaloIPT Wireless Vehicle Charging
Aug 17, 2018 • 50 min
This week Theo talks with Grant Covic, an Auckland University Professor & co-founder of HaloIPT – a magnetic wireless EV charging system which is one of the most exciting spin-outs from UniServices. The University of Auckland’s commercialisation company…
43: The First 50
Aug 10, 2018 • 39 min
A slightly shell-shocked Dee and Theo talk with Alan Miller EV Converter (First Featured on Episode 2 “Conversion Kings”) about EV Conversions and the heavy fleet predictions for New Zealand. Show Links: EV World 2018 9-11 August:…
42: EV World 2018 on the Horizon
Aug 3, 2018 • 54 min
This week Dee and Theo are busy preparing for EV World 2018 which runs from the 9th-11th of August in Auckland. So we talk about what there is to look forward to and listen back to some of the highlights from last years EV World 2017. See you there. If…
41: EV Roam
Jul 27, 2018 • 40 min
This week Dee and Theo talk with Vanessa Wills from the AA (The Automobile Association) about the launch of EV Roam. EVRoam is a live database of New Zealand’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure. It collects real-time information from all safe and…
40: The Right to Repair – Part Deux
Jul 20, 2018 • 38 min
This week Theo and Dee catch up with tinkerer and engineer extraordinaire, Niall Darwin and get an update on his negotiations with Tesla about restoring charging to his Tesla he repaired, and Dee fills us in on her latest speaking event at a conference in…
39: The Electric Vehicle Association of Aotearoa
Jul 13, 2018 • 39 min
This week Dee is away speaking at a conference in Scotland. Theo talks with guests comedian Te Radar and EV Enthusiast Justin Boyd about autonomous electric battle droid tractors and the new Electric Vehicle Association of Aotearoa. If you own EV sign up…
38: Come Fly With Me
Jul 6, 2018 • 38 min
This week Theo and Dee talk EV aviation. Is electric commercial flight possible? If so when will it land? Theo and Dee talk with specialist Dr Rod Badcock from the Robinson Research Institute in Wellington. The Robinson Research Institute was awarded $6.3…
37: The History of Autonomous Vehicles
Jun 29, 2018 • 37 min
This week Theo and Dee talk News. Why are we rapidly approaching an autonomous vehicle future, where did it all start? An EV beats the Pikes Peak record. Tesla Opens New Store in Auckland, Kona EV selling like hot cakes around the world and more. If you…
36: The Right to Repair
Jun 22, 2018 • 43 min
This week Theo is away working on his new startup, so Dee talks with tinkerer and engineer extraordinaire, Niall Darwin about everything from the right to repair, to heavy vehicle conversions. If you enjoy our Podcast please support us by subscribing to…
35: Electric Trucks on the Horizon
Jun 15, 2018 • 50 min
This week Theo and Dee do their best to stay on topic and talk electric trucks with EV enthusiast, truck driver and regular listener Adam Metalbob. Will NZ embrace a heavy electric fleet? Theo, Dee and Adam talk about the pros and cons and somehow get on…
34: Still waiting for Anti Gravity but we do have Segways!
Jun 8, 2018 • 58 min
This week Theo talks to an old family friend Tony Rabbit while he is on town working on an Auckland Theatre production. Tony is a man of many talents and is very well known in the theatre world working as a set and lighting designer. For the last 12…
33: Power Of Passion, Rod Drury talks Porsche Mission E and EV Conversions
Jun 1, 2018 • 41 min
An insightful discussion with guests and leading tech entrepreneurs Rod Drury (Founder/Executive Director, Xero) and Steve West (CEO, Chargenet). Topics included EV tech, development, sustainability, energy independence, public transport in New Zealand…
32: BlueSkin Energy
May 25, 2018 • 37 min
This week Theo and Dee talk with Scott Willis about the Blueskin Energy Project in Theo’s town of birth Dunedin. If you enjoy our Podcast please support us by subscribing to the podcast on Patreon.com. The more support we get the more we can cover. Become…
31: 250 km Range EV Conversions, Outlander PHEV Battery Upgrades and EMF
May 18, 2018 • 47 min
This week Theo and Dee talk with guest Peter Sewell long-time EV Converter and enthusiast. We talk about Peter’s EV Conversions, Mitsubishi Outlander Battery Upgrades and EMF in EVS. We also talk to Paul O’Connor – CEO of OEM Audio, our new sponsor. If…
30: EV Tax Incentives
May 11, 2018 • 47 min
This week Theo and Dee talk with guest Steve Withers an electric vehicle owner and enthusiast about EV tax incentives, EV uptake and fleet conversion in NZ. Become a Patron! If you enjoy our Podcast please support us by subscribing to our podcast on…
29: Motorsync NZ Landspeed Record
May 4, 2018 • 32 min
This week Theo is in the studio and Dee is on holiday in Argentina. Theo chat’s with Sytse Tacoma about upgrading his battery pack on the bike he converted from petrol to electric drive so he can attempt to beat the New Zealand land speed record on an…
28: Tesla After Sales Service
Apr 27, 2018 • 49 min
This week Theo is back in the studio. Dee and Theo chat with Steve West and John Fitness about Tesla After Sales Service in New Zealand. Become a Patron! If you enjoy our Podcast please support us by subscribing to our podcast on Patreon.com The Drop…
27: The NZ Electric Car Guide
Apr 20, 2018 • 15 min
EV enthusiast Dee West (solPR/ChargeNet) and EV converter and enthusiast Theo Gibson (EV Builders/Gibson Solutions Ltd) talk news, rumours and more. Theo still has man flu so Dee talks with Sigurd Magnusson from about the NZ Electric Car Guide. Become a…
26: GVI Electric
Apr 19, 2018 • 18 min
This week Theo has man flu (we hope he survives) so Dee talks with Andrew Dudley from GVI Electric about stink bugs and EV supply. Become a Patron! If you enjoy our Podcast please support us by subscribing to our podcast on Patreon.com The Drop…
25: April Fools 2018
Apr 6, 2018 • 24 min
EV enthusiast Dee West (solPR/ChargeNet) and EV converter and enthusiast Theo Gibson (EV Builders/Gibson Solutions Ltd) talk news, rumours and more. This week Theo and Dee talk April Fools’ pranks in the EV world. Serato April Fools…
24: New Data points to Nissan LEAF 30-KWH Batteries Degrading Rapidly
Mar 30, 2018 • 45 min
This week Theo and Dee talk to Dima Ivanov from Flip the Fleet about the data they have uncovered pointing to the Nissan Leaf 30 Kwh rapid degradation of battery packs. Also, Paul Spain (NZ Tech Podcast) shares an interview with us where he interviews…
23: Dee’s trip to Kyiv for EVIM 2018
Mar 23, 2018 • 33 min
This week Theo talk’s to Dee about her recent trip to Kyiv in Eastern Europe where she attended and spoke at EVIM 2018: III New Mobility and EV Summit for Central and Eastern Europe. We also talk Uber, and their self-driving tech and Theo makes a few…
22: The 2018 NZ EV Road Trip Starts Out
Mar 16, 2018 • 31 min
This week Dee is travelling on the 2018 NZ EV Road Trip. Theo is in the studio talking EV News with Paul Spain (NZ Tech Podcast) and Shawn Moodie (solPR). We have a chat about stink bugs, self-driving suitcase robots and flying autonomous cars. If you…
21: NZ’s First Electric Bus On the Road
Mar 9, 2018 • 30 min
This week we talk with the team from TEG (Times Electric Group) about the unveiling of the new 35-seater electric bus that is joining AUT’s fleet. A great collaboration between TEG, EECA, Tranzit Group, AUT and Ventus Energy. We also talk about the launch…
20: EV Adoption is the Option
Mar 2, 2018 • 32 min
This week we talk with Ngaio Parker a good friend of Dee’s who is over from Silicon Valley in California. California has the highest uptake of EV’s in the US and this week we ask why that is. The Drop Documentary Pledge Campaign…
19: 3D Printed EV Kit
Feb 23, 2018 • 35 min
This week we talk with Ira Munn about his project ‘The Drop’ a 3D printed car electric vehicle kit made of out of recycled PET plastic which will be released early 2019. We also talk about the documentary Theo will be producing about his project. To…
18: Ubco Bikes
Feb 16, 2018 • 35 min
This week we talk with Russell Lake Sales Manager at Ubco Bikes about the Urban Adventurer. Another New Zealand success story. Ubco Bikes New Zealand NZ EV Podcast Facebook Page Dee West: solPR/ChargeNet Theo Gibson: EV Builders
17: Kitchen Talk
Feb 9, 2018 • 31 min
This week we talk with Steve Greenwood about the year ahead and our EV predictions. The quality is not so good for this one but the discussion was so interesting we thought we would share it anyway. NZ EV Facebook page:…
16: Drunk driving on autopilot
Feb 4, 2018 • 32 min
This week they talk international and local EV news and talk about Dee’s next EV conference she will be speaking at. Mixed by Ora Simpson. NZ EV Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/NZEVPODCAST/ Dee West: solPR/ChargeNet Theo Gibson: EV Builders
15: New Nissan Leaf
Jan 19, 2018 • 25 min
Dee and Theo are back. This week they talk to Steve Greenwood from Drive EV about the new Nissan Leaf he will be driving down the country. It was rocky start with a few studio glitches so please excuse the bad quality of the recording. NZ EV Facebook…
14: Charger Etiquette
Dec 29, 2017 • 24 min
Dee and Theo are in the studio this week talking Charger Etiquette. This is the last podcast for the year – see you in 2018. Happy New Year and stay safe from the NZ EV Podcast Team. NZ EV Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/NZEVPODCAST Dee West:…
13: Electric Bike Hub
Dec 15, 2017 • 47 min
Dee and Theo are back in the studio together this week to catch up on EV News such as the Aurora ChargeNet Partnership down in the South Island. Also, Tesla sending an EV to Mars and we visit the Neighbours and talk with Maurice from Electric Bike Hub in…
12: Road Trips
Dec 1, 2017 • 38 min
With Theo taking the week off Dee holds the fort and talks with her team from solPR and ChargeNet about EV road trips and the Coromandel Loop. NZ EV Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/NZEVPODCAST/ Dee West: solPR/ChargeNet Theo Gibson: EV Builders
11: EV Myths
Nov 17, 2017 • 48 min
It is finally here. Dee and Theo bust the top 12 EV Myths with the help of a knowledgeable panel, Steve West – Charge Net and Dima Ivanov – Flip the Fleet. Show Links: EV’s Catch Fire https://www.tesla.com/en_NZ/blog/model-s-fire “That equates to 1…
10: EVS30
Nov 3, 2017 • 41 min
With Dee back from overseas after attending EVS30, the NZ EV Podcast duo catch up and sneak in one more episode before recording the Myths Episode. Dee Crashes her Model X; we talk the new, New Zealand Government and EV Charger etiquette. Enjoy! Mixed by…
9: Yoogo – EV car Sharing
Oct 20, 2017 • 37 min
With Dee overseas attending EVS30 – electric vehicle symposium and exhibition in Germany, EV converter and enthusiast Theo Gibson (EV Builders) talks news, rumours and more. This week Theo talks with Kirsten Corson – General Manager at Yoogo about Yoogo…
8: EVolocity
Oct 6, 2017 • 43 min
This week Theo and Dee talk with Rob McEwan Executive Director of the EVolocity program, an EV kit building competition in New Zealand schools. Show Links: Upcoming EVolocity Events EVolocity Auckland Regional Finals: Unitec Campus, Auckland, Saturday Oct…
7: EV World
Sep 22, 2017 • 57 min
EV enthusiast Dee West (solPR/ChargeNet) and EV converter and enthusiast Theo Gibson (EV Builders) talk news, rumours and more. This week we talk the EV World expo which was recently held in Auckland. A great event, we talked to a bunch of really…
6: The Two P’s
Sep 8, 2017 • 42 min
Theo and Dee talk EV POLICY coming up to the 2017 general election. EV World, Drive Electric week and more. Theo gets to drive the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 2017 and gives first impressions. Show Links: Conferenz Events Plug in Hybrid Dee West:…
5: Bikes and Buses
Aug 25, 2017 • 45 min
Theo and Dee talk to Sytse Tacoma, project manager and mechanical engineer for Wrightspeed about EV bikes and buses. Topic Links: Trolley bus jumps wires, gets electric EV Builders – Facebook Dee West: solPR/ChargeNet Theo Gibson: EV Builders
4: Chelsea Sexton EVangelist in NZ
Aug 11, 2017 • 54 min
Episode 4 we talk to Chelsea Sexton, EV superstar from Who Killed the Electric Car and Revenge of the Electric Car. We talk, EV climate in the USA, TRUMP vs EVs, how New Zealand compares to rest of the world, Tesla Model 3 unveiling, New Nissan Leaf,…
3: EVs hit 4000 in NZ
Jul 28, 2017 • 44 min
Episode 3 we talk to CEO Steve West of Charge Net, EVs hit 4000 in NZ. EV sales highest ever month, Toyota consider EV production in China. China to release EV SUV with swappable battery pack. Range anxiety a thing of the past? Topic Links: News Number of…
2: Conversion Kings
Jul 14, 2017 • 48 min
EV enthusiast Dee West (solPR/ChargeNet) and EV converter and enthusiast Theo Gibson (EV Builders) talk news, rumours and more. How can you make your own Electric Vehicle (EV) in New Zealand? How much does it cost? Is it legal? Is it worth it? EV…
1: Electric Vehicle Enthusiasm – New Zealand
Jul 14, 2017 • 54 min