Problems with Electric Pickups
Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast

Whether you drive a car, need a car, or just occasionally bum a ride with friends, you’ve come to the right place. Join the editors of Consumer Guide Automotive as they break down everything that’s going on in the auto world. New-car reviews, shopping tips, driving green, electric cars, classic cars, and plenty of great guests. This is the Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast.

Episode: 139

Broadcast date: July 10, 2022

Guest: Tim Esterdahl

The Problems with Electric Pickups, Chevrolet Bolt Price Drop

Host Tom Appel and co-hosts Jill Ciminillo and Damon Bell start off the show by discussing the phaseout of federal EV tax credits for Toyota electrified vehicles, and Chevrolet’s recently announced decision to drop the price on the Bolt EV and Bolt EUV and offer retroactive discounts to previous Bolt buyers. Tim Esterdahl, founder and publisher of Pickup Truck + SUV Talk, joins us to chat about the issues preventing pure-electric pickup trucks from broader adoption. Tom has a “which is heavier?” quiz for Damon and Jill, and Damon runs down the latest articles on the Consumer Guide Daily Drive blog, including a test-drive review of the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning pure-electric pickup.

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The Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast is broadcast every Sunday on Chicago’s WCPT AM 820 at 1:00 PM and 8:00 PM CT.


Discussed this week:

Pickup Truck + SUV Talk on YouTube

Test Drive: 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning

Test Drive Gallery: 2022 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Limited

Cheap Wheels: 2001-2005 Dodge Stratus R/T


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Damon on Twitter

Jill on Twitter


Tom on the radio:

Tom on WGN Radio

Tom on Green Sense Radio

Tom on the Nick D Podcast

Tom on the Stan Milam Show

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