Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast, Electrify America Podcast

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.

Electrify America, Tesla Autopilot Takeback

Episode: 16

Broadcast date: February 16, 2020

Guest: Richard Steinberg

Host Tom Appel and co-hosts Jill Ciminillo and Damon Bell kick off the show by discussing the recent incident in which Tesla remotely and retroactively removed Autopilot features from a used Model S that was originally equipped with those features–after it sold the vehicle to a used-car dealer, who in turn sold it to a new buyer who discovered the features were missing. Next, we talk about our test-drive experiences with the Audi Q8 crossover SUV. Richard Steinberg, Senior Director of Green Cities, Marketing and Communications for Electrify America, calls in to discuss Electrify America’s expanding network of EV charging stations. Tom has another fake-trim-level quiz for Damon and Jill, and Damon runs down the latest articles on the Consumer Guide Daily Drive blog–including additional coverage of the 2020 Chicago Auto Show. The crew wraps things up by discussing how feasible it would be for each of us to own a pure-electric vehicle in light of our respective lifestyles and residences.

Previous Episodes

The Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast is broadcast every Sunday on Chicago’s WCPT AM 820 at 1:00 PM CST. It is available as a podcast shortly thereafter.

Consumer Guide Publisher Tom Appel on the Nick Digilio Show


Discussed this week:

Electrify America


Audi Q8

Chicago Auto Show

Electric Vehicles

Local Color: Unusual Paint Hues at the 2020 Chicago Auto Show

The CG Daily Drive Blog


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Damon on Twitter

Jill on Twitter

Electrify America Podcast