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Plug-In Hybrids, Rivian, Trucks, Hollywood Cars, and Auto News | #372
Alan was on a guest on a radio show in Los Angeles recently and he found it interesting how different their perspective on automotive news was from his. That's not going to stop him from reporting on it just the same way he always has, with automotive journalist, BJ Killeen. We discuss Ram's overtaking of Chevrolet in the truck segment, the decline in Prius sales, Truck Night in America, the 50th Anniversary Edition Ford Mustang BULLITT. Then, we learn about the best, most affordable plug-in hybrids, vehicles with the best in-car tech for technophile dads this Father's Day, and the amazing value of the Kia Telluride, from Autorader Executive Editor, Brian Moody. Changing lanes, Rivian Director of Corporate Communication, Michael McHale gives us an update on the amazing progress Rivian has made in recent years; including receiving huge investments from Ford Motor Company and Amazon. Learn more about the Rivian R1T pick-up truck that touts up to 400 miles of range on one charge, 14 inches of ground clearance, 754-HP, and 11,000+ lbs of towing capacity. Closing out the show, JoshCAR Hollywood Car Consultant, Josh Hancock, fills us in on the "Hollywood Dream Machines" display at the Petersen Automotive Museum, the attention to detail during the filming of "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood", and his test drive of the 2019 Aston Martin Vantage. Don't miss out on this jam-packed episode.
[00:00:00] RAM Overtakes Chevrolet Truck Sales
[00:06:41] Prius Sales Down and Trucks are Awesome
[00:12:30] Truck Night in America / Mustang BULLITT
[00:19:51] Upcoming National Hardware Show
[00:24:51] Best, Affordable Plug-In Hybrids
[00:35:52] Kia Telluride and Technophile Dads
[00:42:13] Ford and Amazon Invest in Rivian
[00:49:25] Rivian Price Range and Towing Capability
[00:54:44] The Origin Story of Rivian
[01:02:05] Hollywood Movie Car Update
[01:11:49] Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Details
[01:18:05] 2019 Aston Martin Vantage…read more