Overdrive: Building electric buses in Australia; A practical experience in buying a car; BMW e-bike

Hello and welcome to Overdrive a program that looks at the different ways we get around, from walking, riding, or in cars, buses, trains or planes.

The times each story appears in the program are noted (mm:ss)

I’m David Brown


  • Nissan adds a new variant of their small SUV – the Qashqai (1:20)
  • BMW offers an e-bike with their electric vehicles (2:25)
  • BusTech are racing ahead building electric buses in Australia (3:30)
  • Bob Holden raced the original Mini Cooper S –now he tests a new electric model (4:31)


  • If you are buying a car there are many check lists on what to do.  But what are some of the practical examples. Motoring Journalist Paul Murrell has just been through the exercise. (5:34)

Motoring Minute

  • Kia Carnival (15:41)


  • BusTech is racing ahead in building electric buses in Australia. We talk to their chairman Christian Reynolds. (16:48)

Motoring Minute

  • Audi A7 Sportback (28:10)

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Originally broadcast 8 May 2021

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