#231 Live from Los Angeles; How CA Guides the Auto Industry

published 2 weeks ago by Consumer Reports

When it comes to cars, what happens in California doesn't stay in California. In fact, the most populated state in the US has a history of affecting changes in car culture and trends around the rest of the country (if not the world!) We speak to CA residents in person during this live recording of Talking Cars from the LA Auto Show, and discuss how issues like emissions regulations, fuel economy legislation, and alternative fuel adoption began here, and have had an impact around the rest of the world.     ----------------------------------- Have a question for our experts? Leave a comment on this episode, or reach out to us directly!   From your iOS device, iMessage us at TalkingCars@icloud.com to send a photo, video, or text directly to the Talking Cars team!   We love to feature our viewers on the show, so submit video questions at    Subscribe to Talking Cars on Spotify:      SHOW NOTES -----------------------------------   00:35 - Who is David Friedman? 01:34 - California Car Culture 05:17 - Electric and Alternative Fuel Vehicles 15:46-  California Car Regulations and CARB (California Air Resources Board) 17:31 - Silicon Valley Influencing The Auto Industry 23:02 - Smart Regulation 29:12 - Question #1: What should you consider when purchasing your first EV? 33:22 - Question #2: Why Automakers are Not Fully Embracing EVs? 38:08 - Question #3: Why EV Infrastructure is Not Driven by Car Manufacturers? 43:46 - Question #4: Should Other Manufacturers Follow Tesla’s Example of Super Charger Network Infrastructure? 48:24 - Question #5: Why Auto Manufacturers Starting to Charge Fees For Apple CarPlay and Android Auto? 52:48 - Question #6: What Happens to a Vehicles’ CR Rating When its Reliability Drops Over Time 55:17 - Question #7: How Can States Recoup Lost Fuel Taxes? ----------------------------------   2019 LA Auto Show: 2020 Ford Mustang Mach-E   2019 LA Auto Show: 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime   4K Review: 2017 Honda Clarity Quick Drive   2016 Toyota Mirai Quick Drive   2017 Kia Niro Quick Drive   2018 Tesla Model 3 Quick Drive   ----------------------------------- Check out   for the latest reviews, tips, and recommendations and subscribe to our YouTube Channel: 

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