Overdrive: Mini Electric; Plug-In Hybrid – The overlooked option; Vehicle supply is near crisis

Welcome to Overdrive, a program about all sorts of things to do with motoring and transport.

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

I’m David Brown


  1. Subaru upgrades the XV (1:40)
  2. All New Haval H6 Now On Sale (2:48)
  3. Hyundai Motor’s STARIA people-mover debuts (3:55)
  4. Volkswagen Group Australia calls for emission targets (4:53)
  5. Toyota launches all-new Mirai with an extended lease program (5:58)


  • With an upcoming adventure in a Mini electric we get the low down on BMW electrification from Brendan Mok for Mini Australia (7:08)


  • We have some comments from technical experts on the accuracy of a recent cartoon in the newspaper about pressing pedestrian call buttons in times of COVID (14:01)

Motoring Minute

  • Camry Hybrid (15:16)

Plug-in Hybrids – the forgotten technology?

  • Several industry figures reflect on the benefit of plug-in hybrids. (16:27)

Motoring Minute

  • Subaru Outback (22:43)


  • And finally, we talk to Paul Murrell not about choosing a car but how hard it is to buy one that will be delivered soon. (23:53)

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Originally broadcast 17 April 2021

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