Overdrive: Should public transport be free?; Tesla Ute; Electric boat record; Road rage to the grave

Hello and welcome to Overdrive, a program that practices what it preaches, most of the time, on the subject of cars and transport.

I’m David Brown

And in this program, we look at news stories with David Campbell including:

  1. Tesla Ute
  2. Porsche smashes all-time Nurburgring record – with onboard video
  3. Where 3 Million Electric Vehicle Batteries Will Go When They Retire
  4. Not exactly top fuel: electric cars come to top-level drag racing
  5. 2018 Press Kit: Jaguar XE SV Project 8
  6. Smart, connected Jaguar and Land Rover cars testing on ‘connected corridor’


We have a chat with Brian smith about whether it is a good idea to make public transport free as is being trailed in Europe – the answer is not straight forward.  And we cover a few more quirky stories including:

  1. Jaguar Vector Racing Break Maritime Electric World Record (ES)
  2. Marine Corp Colonel’s Obituary calls out Northern Virginia Drivers (DB)


And talking of quirky, Errol Smith, and I take a chucklesome stories of the day including taking up an issue we raised a few weeks ago about Hyundai sponsoring the soccer.

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Now to begin the program let’s have the news.

Originally broadcast 7 July 2018

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