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Jo Borras and Chris DeMorro offer humor and insight into news from the world of electric vehicles and e-mobility.
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Episode 119: The Electrify Expo is Just 60 Days Away!

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Episode 238: Seattle Recap, EV Tax Bill, Volkswagen's CEO Swap, Truck Talk
On today’s episode, Jo and Matt jump right in with a recap of Electrify Expo: Seattle to fill you in on who was there, what stood out, and what you missed if you weren’t able to attend. Next, they explore a newly proposed bill that would bring some major tax credit changes for electric vehicles. Then, the two talk about the potential consequences of Herbert Diess (Volkswagen CEO) leaving VW and being replaced by Oliver Blume (Porsche CEO). Finally, the episode wraps up with some talk about Toyota’s battery efficiency efforts, Volvo’s “Care By Volvo” subscription program, why low use cases are not good indicators of EV functionality, and how Tesla’s Cybertruck stacks up against EV trucks from Ford, Rivian, Chevy, and Hummer. ----- FOLLOW: Instagram Twitter Facebook Website ATTEND ELECTRIFY EXPO: New York (Aug 27-28) Miami (Oct 8-9) Austin (Nov 11-13) PRODUCED BY: Alex Lagos / Lagos Creative
August 06, 2022
LIVE from SEATTLE: Talking with Greg Lucia About The Electrify Expo Vibe
Jo sits down with industry veteran Greg Lucia about what consumers get out of Electrify Expo, and what sets the vibe apart for this unique event.
July 30, 2022
Episode 237: How E-Mobility Is Winning The Culture War With Watersports, Side-by-Sides, and Sedans
We are increasingly seeing how e-mobility is making inroads in the weirdest places - and winning the culture wars. This week Jo and Chris discuss Jo's time with the electric Taiga jetski, how the Volcon Skag side-by-side is winning over the camouflage crowd, Canoo's big deal with middle America's favorite big-box store, and how the Hyundai Ioniq 6 and Polestar are making sedans relevant again. 
July 14, 2022
Episode 236: Rivian Keeps On Truckin', Tesla Superchargers For All, And Why EV Myths Maintain Credibility
It has been more than a decade now since the EVs started hitting roads across the U.S., yet so many people remain misinformed - driving conversations about e-mobility that just aren't true. Matt and Jo explore why these myths persists, as well as Rivian's latest updates, and Joe Biden's announcement that Tesla Superchargers will be open to all - and why that should come with an asterisk. 
July 12, 2022
Episode 235: Wireless EV Charging That Makes (Commercial) Sense With WAVE
Many of us use wireless charging pads for our smartphones, but for EVs? It seems a far flung, futuristic idea - but WAVE has been bringing wireless charging to e-mobility for over a decade. Jo sits down with WAVE CEO Aaron Gillmore to talk efficiency, use cases, and how wireless charging is changing commercial-scale electric vehicles. 
July 07, 2022
Episode 234: Runaway Wheels, Pothole Perils, and EVs Dominating the Goodwood Festival of Speed
There is so much happening in the world of e-mobility the past few weeks, from wheels falling off of Subarus and Toyotas, to the raw display of EV power at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, and Jo's own personal experience with battery packs and Chicago potholes.
July 05, 2022
Episode 233: Matt and Jo Catch Up On Long Beach, Charging Consolidation, and What Tesla Is Up To Next
Matt and Jo recap ElectrifyExpo Long Beach, talk charging, and get caught up on Tesla.
June 27, 2022
LIVE from LONG BEACH: Radio Flyer Talks Nostalgia, Legacy, and the Future Of E-Mobility
Pretty much everyone growing up either had a Radio Flyer product, or knew someone that did - and now the Flyer brand is growing up with a high-end e-bike aimed at creating new family memories - and hauling kids and stuff. Learn more about Radio Flyer: Follow Radio Flyer on social media: Facebook Instagram Twitter
June 27, 2022
LIVE from LONG BEACH: Zooz E-Bikes Combine Industrial Design With BMX Performance
No headlights, no turn signals, no compromises - the Zeus e-bike is industrial design, moto and BMW performance all encapsulated in one deceptively simple and gorgeous package.  Learn more about Zooz Bikes: Follow Zooz Bikeson social media: Facebook Instagram Twitter
June 27, 2022
LIVE from LONG BEACH: Right-sizing Your E-mobility Life With The Arcimoto FUV
With just three wheels, a starting price of under $20,000 (before incentives) and a fun-to-drive feel, Arcimoto is pushing the e-mobility market in a whole new direction. Listen in and hear how this unique vehicle is making waves, and believers, with its unique take on EVs. Learn more about Arcimoto: Follow Arcimoto on social media:  Facebook Instagram Twitter
June 23, 2022
LIVE from LONG BEACH: The Moonbike Is A Dirt Bike Meets E-Bike...But For Snow?
E-mobility is allowing for inventive types to create truly unique and fun movement experiences - and that is on full display with the Moonbike, an electric bike...but for the snow. It's a wonderfully wicked way to carve fresh powder without harming the environment. Learn more about Moonbikes: Follow Moonbike on social media:  Facebook Instagram YouTube
June 23, 2022
LIVE from LONG BEACH: The Newest From NIU, One Of The Largest E-Mobility Brands In The World
What happens when you cross Tesla and Vespa? You get NIU - an electric scooter brand spanning the globe that is among the largest (if not THE largest) e-mobility brands in the world. Tune in to learn about their history, their app, and what's next for NIU. Learn more about NIU: Follow NIU on social media: Facebook Instagram Twitter
June 20, 2022
LIVE from LONG BEACH: When An E-Bike And E-Scooter Have A Baby, You Get The JackRabbit
E-bikes are a great urban commuter tool - if you have the space to fit them, that is. But if you find yourself lacking storage space, the miniaturized JackRabbit is a great alternative, offering a true e-mobility experience in a compact package. Learn more about JackRabbit: Follow JackRabbit on social media: Facebook Instagram YouTube
June 20, 2022
LIVE from LONG BEACH: Tapping Into Performance & Efficiency With Unplugged Performance
Modifying cars is nothing new - and EV hot rodders have wasted no time bringing more speed, power, and efficiency to stock electric cars. Unplugged Performance has been at the forefront of the EV modification craze, building race cars, show cars, and everything in between for their customers. Learn more about Unplugged Performance: Follow Unplugged Performance on social media: Facebook Instagram Twitter
June 20, 2022
LIVE from LONG BEACH: Simplifying The Home Charging Conundrum With Splitvolt
While much ado is made about the latest and greatest electric vehicles, the less-sexy (but arguably more important) complexities of the home-charging equation often gets left out. Enter Splitvolt, a deceptively simple design that can turn any dryer outlet into a fast and effective home-charging solution for electric vehicles. Learn more about Splitvolt: Follow Splitvolt on social media: Facebook Instagram Twitter
June 20, 2022
LIVE from LONG BEACH: The E-Mobility Revolution Reaches Skate Parks With Evolve Skateboards
Whether you were a skater kid or not, the American mythos of the skate kid is one that has permeated our society - and it only makes sense that the e-mobility revolution wouldn't leave them our. Evolve Skateboards puts power into your hands with its unique, electrified take on short and longboards. Learn more about Evolve: Follow Evolve on social media: Facebook Instagram YouTube
June 20, 2022
LIVE from LONG BEACH: Going 1000 Miles On A Single Charge Is No Drag With Aptera
There are many ways to achieve greater ranage with EVs, from bigger batteries to lighter bodies. For the three-wheeled Aptera, the secret ingredient to getting 1000 miles on a single charge is creating the lowest-drag car possible - and maybe a few solar panels.  Learn more about Aptera: Follow Aptera on social media: Facebook Instagram Twitter
June 20, 2022
LIVE from LONG BEACH: Deciphering The Details Behind What Makes The Seabob So Special
It's not a surfboard, it's not a jetski, and it's not a submarine - the Seabob is all of the above. It's an electric machine that let's you "move like a dolphin" through the water,, up to 140 feet deep. Learn more about the Seabob with Jo in this live episode. Learn more about Seabob: Follow Seabob on social media: Facebook Instagram
June 16, 2022
LIVE from LONG BEACH 2022: Digging Into The Origin Story of E-Bike Maker Aventon
LIVE from our Long Beach event, Jo sits down with with Aventon e-bikes to talk about the thriving e-bike market, how Electrify Expo is bringing e-mobility enthusiasts together, and how Aventon rose from humble roots to become a major player in the space. Learn more about Aventon: Follow Aventon on social media:  Facebook Instagram Twitter
June 15, 2022
Episode 232: Fancy, Futuristic, and Foldable, the Go-Cycle e-bike is the Versatile e-Mobility Solution
When it comes to urban e-mobility, storage space is often at a premium - meaning many users might not have enough room to store a full-size e-bike. Enter Go-Cycle, a foldable, high-end e-bike that has found a strong middle-ground market as interest in e-bikes continues to grow. Jo sits down with Richie Gitler of Go-Cycle to talk about where they fit, how the market has changed, and his hopes for the future of this exciting e-mobility market.
June 01, 2022
Episode 231: Volkswagen Tests Direct Sales with Scout Revival, Lordstown & Foxxconn Tie The Knot, and (Awkwardly) Defending Dealerships
Car dealerships have a well-earned reputation, but with Tesla having blazed a path towards direct sales, legacy automakers are looking to test the waters now too. Volkswagen in particular is upsetting its dealers with the announcement of a Bronco competitor, the revived International Scout - leaving Jo and Chris (almost) feeling bad for VW dealers who have been pining for this exact vehicle. 
May 26, 2022
Episode 230: Lilypad EVs & Ford's Truck Advantage
The transition from combustion engines to e-mobility is going faster than many thought it would, but there's still a long way to go - and the market is speaking in ways many of us didn't expect. Jump into a discussion on the "electrified" Corvette, Ford's electric truck advantage
May 24, 2022
Episode 229: Experiential Marketing is a Must for EVs
Jo Borras sits down with BJ Birtwell, the creator of Electrify Expo, to talk about car guys, legacy brands, and experiencing the "soul" of electric cars.
May 18, 2022
Episode 228: A Bird's Eye View of the ACT Expo
Fresh back from Long Beach and the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo, Jo and Matt talk about the commercial side of e-mobility, from trucks to buses and everything else used to move mass amounts of people and cargo.
May 13, 2022
Episode 227: The Mysterious Case of Tesla's Missing Cars
It has been over two years since Tesla unveiled a new car model, and with the Cybertruck seemingly still far from entering production, Jo and Chris ask the big question - has Elon Musk grown bored with his own EV company, even as EV sales soar 500% over the past year?
May 10, 2022
Episode 226: Jo and Matt Reunite To Talk Nikola Semi Deliveries, An Electrified Corvette, and Lawn Mowers
Jo reunites with friend of Electrify News Matt Teske to go over all the big moves in the past few months since he got busy with his own project, Chargeway. Topics include an electrified Corvette, electric lawnmowers, Nikola finally delivering its semis, and much more. 
May 04, 2022
Episode 225: When Did KIA Become Cooler Than Lincoln? E-Mobility Edition
It's a tale of two concept cars - the Lincoln Star vs. the KIA EV9, which had two very different introductions to the automotive press that really underpin the different paths these two brands took on the road to electrification. Also in this episode, Jo and Chris talk about CAKE (the ridable kind) and how the new BMW 7 Series is the first interesting 7 Series in a long, long time.
April 22, 2022
Episode 224: Want To Buy Your Tesla After Your Lease? Well, Too Bad - A Conversation About EV Leases & Warranties
Tesla disrupted the car market in more ways than one - from going all-electric, to its direct sales model, and its guaranteed resale prices. But not everything Tesla does differently is always the disruption we want or need. In this episode, Jo and Chris speak with KJ Gimbel of Xcelerate Auto about what they are seeing on the secondary EV market, and why Tesla might be creating a scarcity of its own used cars.
April 20, 2022
Episode 223: The Autonomous E-Mobility Problem I.E. Are We There Yet?
Autonomous vehicles have been a pipedream since the earliest days of science fiction, promising a world where mobility can be achieved without paying the least bit of attention. But in a world where people with GPS devices still manage to drive straight into lakes and off cliffs, Jo and Chris ask the question - how much further are we from autonomous cars, and what role will the EV revolution play?
April 15, 2022
Episode 222: Rivian's Bumpy Road To Truck Electrification With Jason Cortes
Rivian, one of the most promising EV truck startups, has had more than a few setbacks in the past year with big partners Amazon and Ford backing away, a stunning plummet in share value, and a loss of investor trust. In this episode, Jo talks with former Rivian employee Jason Cortes about what he sees as the challenges, and opportunities, that remain ahead for the ambitious electric pickup startup.
April 13, 2022
Episode 221: Joost de Vries of DeLorean Reveals Plans For It To Become A Full-Line Automaker
DeLorean Motor Company CEO Joost de Vries reveals his plans for reviving the famous DeLorean Motor Company as an all-electric brand - and those plans go beyond just a single model. Get the scoop on how DeLorean is shaping up to become one of the boldest new entries into the e-mobility market.
April 07, 2022
Episode 220: Electrify News/Everyday EV Crossover Episode (Yes They Talk About Crossovers)
What is this, a crossover episode?  Yup. In this episode, Jo joins with Branden Boggs, host of the YouTube channel Everyday EV, for a discussion that ranges from Tesla tattoos and electric Subaru's to the EVs and brands that have impressed them the most.
April 06, 2022
Episode 219: Changing the EV Charging Game with Coffee and Convenience Stores
With electric cars and trucks now coming out from every manufacturer, the question of EV charging infrastructure is on everyone's minds - how much is needed, where is it needed, and what will it look like? In this episode, Jo and Chris take a look at different companies, from coffee shops to carmakers and even fossil fuel titans, that are tackling the EV charging problem head-on. 
April 01, 2022
Episode 218: From Formula E to Electric Drift Cars, The Future Of EV Racing Is Bright (And Kinda Weird)
In a special episode of The Electrify News Podcast, Jo is joined by fellow performance enthusiast Jacob Gettins, and the two sit down for a discussion about automotive purists, EV performance, and the infinite possibilities of e-mobility meeting motorsports.
March 30, 2022
Episode 217: The Chevy Silverado EV and the Big Three's Electric Pickup Plans, and an Apple/Porsche Crossover Episode?
The Chevy Silverado EV is a much different beast from the Ford F-150 Lightning, which begs the question where Ram 1500 fits in. Also, is there an Apple/Porsche crossover in the works? Tune in to find out.
March 25, 2022
Episode 216: Caddliac Lyriq Production Begins, Suzuki's Big EV Investment, and the F-150 Lightning Details Get Dropped
This week Jo talks about Ford beating the odds with the F-150 Lightning, Cadillac beginning production of the Lyriq EV months early, and Suzuki making a billion-dollar investment in EVs in India.
March 23, 2022
Episode 215: The Return of Hispana Souza, Super73 Goes Native, and NIU Tries Something New
In this episode of Electrify News, Jo and Chris talk about the (very pink) return of bespoke car brand Hispana Souza, Jo's endless love affair with Super73, NIU Motors stepping into the automotive space, and questioning whether or not your car MIGHT be spying on you.
March 16, 2022
Episode 214: Tiny Wheels On Fast E-Bikes, Record Gas Prices (Again!), And The $600,000 Tesla Supercharging Bill
On this episode Chris and Jo talk about another e-bike that probably goes way too fast, dive deeper into the Sony/Honda EV Tie-Up, a Tesla Supercharger bill into the six-figures, and how record gas prices are affecting the EV market. 
March 10, 2022
Episode 213: Where Jo Talks About BIG Things From BIG Companies
In this week's news update, host Jo Borras covers the biggest news from the biggest names in EVs. This includes Ford's internal e-mobility division, Sony's tie-up with Honda, and 500+ pages of Tesla's to-do list in Germany.
March 09, 2022
Episode 212: Electric Vehicles That Go Everywhere BUT The Road
From dirt bikes for kids to boats for cruisin', electric vehicles are showing up everywhere on AND off the road. Jo and Chris reminisce about all the times they almost died as they take a look at some of the coolest off-road e-mobility vehicles out there, including the Tesla Cyberquad (for kids!), the Volcon Runt, Taiga snowmobile, and two very different electric boats from Candela and Nautique. 
March 04, 2022
Episode 211: Mustang Mach E Review, Tesla takes on HUMMER, and the KIA EV6 is a better Camaro than the Camaro
Since when can a KIA beat a Camaro? And why do Tesla owners have a beef with the new HUMMER EV? Chris and Jo discuss all that and more in this week's episode, plus Jo gives his take on the Mustang Mach E and its massive center screen. 
March 01, 2022
Episode 210: Electric Motorcycle Design & Tech with Zaiser Motors CEO Anthony Cross
Electric motorcycles have come up quick in the e-mobility world with some of the sleekest and coolest designs, but there is always room for more. Zaiser Motors co-founder and CEO Anthony Cross entered the electric motorcycle world after he couldn't find a design that he loved for himself, and he sits down with Electrify News host Jo Borras to talk about the good, the bad, and the vaporware of being an EV startup in 2022.
February 24, 2022
Episode 209: Superbowl Increases EV/Tesla Awareness, LiveWire As A Kid's Brand, and the F-150 Goes Semi-Autonomous
Coming hot off the heels of the Super Bowl, Jo and Chris talk about EV marketing that somehow always benefits Tesla, Harley-Davidson's LiveWire brand doin' it for the children, and how the $40,000 F-150 Lightning is getting a summon mode similar to the $80,000 Model S. 
February 22, 2022
Episode 208: The episode where Jo and Chris DON'T talk about electric cars
E-mobility is about more than just electric cars, and in this week's episode, Jo and Chris do their best to talk about all the other EVs coming out, including surfboards, scooters, and flying hovercrafts that definitely won't tear you to shreds.
February 17, 2022
Episode 207: Biden Putting Billions Into EVs, Lincoln Announces EV Plans & Porsche's Cannonball Run
Jo runs down the latest in EV news, including the Biden administration's $10 billion investment into EV infrastructure, Lincoln's electric SUV plans, and Porsche's version of an electric "Cannonball" run.
February 15, 2022
Episode 206: Talking to Tesla's 007 About EVs, Extended Warranties, and the Early Days of Pre-Owned Teslas
Meet Brent Seavy, one of Tesla's first employees who now runs X-Care, an extended-warranty company for Tesla owners, as they discuss the political nature of EVs and how his company came to be.
February 10, 2022
Episode 205: The Ford Maverick Makes Its Pitch, the BMW i3 Says Goodbye
Jo really wants to talk about the hybrid Ford Maverick truck, we say goodbye to one of the first modern EV models, and the Volkswagen Buzz electric bus is a hippie van for hipsters.
February 08, 2022
Episode 204: A Slightly Less Sharp Cybertruck and a Sharper Looking KIA EV6, and the EV Bus Is (Really!) Back
New leaked photos reveal a smaller, less-sharp Cybertruck, the KIA EV6 gets a very competitive price, and the VW Bus is back as an EV. Really. For sure this time.
February 03, 2022
Episode 203: Jo Talks the BIG EV News at CES
Electric vehicles are growing - literally - in every industry, and in this episode Jo talks about the BIG news from companies such as Bobcat, Kenworth, and BrightDrop - GM's electric delivery van company.
February 01, 2022
Episode 202: Which Electric Boat Lifestyle Is Right For you?
In this episode, Jo and Chris talk about Mopar EV charges, Taco Bell's wink at electric car owners, and two distinctly different styles of electric boats.
January 26, 2022
Episode 201: Season 2 Debut Where Jo Talks CES
With 2021 a wrap and 2022 well underway, Jo takes on the Consumer Electronics Show and all the awesome EV news that came with it, including the Chrysler Airflow concept, the Chevy Silverado EV, the Sony Vision S concept, and the latest in self-driving tech.
January 21, 2022
Episode 127: 2021 Wrapup, Old Tesla Batteries in New Tesla Models, and Hyundai Keeps it Old School
With 2021 over, so is our first full season of episodes - with Jo and Chris talk about ebikes under the Christmas tree, Tesla using old batteries in new cars, and Hyundai's new EV is 80s old school cool.
January 19, 2022
Industry Day Panel 4: Delivering the Electric Future: What it Takes to Evolve
Our fourth, and final Industry Day Panel from the Austin Electrify Expo event, "Delivering the Electric Future: What it Takes to Evolve" features panelists Michael McHale, Director of Brand Experience at Kia and Karl Popham, EV & Emerging Technology Manager at Austin Energy.
January 13, 2022
Industry Day Panel 3: The Last Mile & Urban Outfitting
Our third Industry Day Panel from the Austin Electrify Expo event, "The Last Mile & Urban Outfitting", featuring our panelists LeGrand Crewse of Super73, Juls Bindi of ZuGo Bike, Meghan Braley of ScootRoute, Claudia Wasko of Bosch E-Bike Systems, and moderated by our own Jo Borras.
January 13, 2022
Industry Day Panel 2: From Pumps to Plugs: The Future of Keeping Us Charged
Our second Industry Day Panel, " From Pumps to Plugs: The Future of Keeping Us Charged", featured Industry Day Panel Tannaz Banisadre Tannaz Banisadre of Greenlots, Stuart Gardner of Generation180, Michael Rice of AMP, and our own Matt Teske, who is also CEO/Founder of Chargeway.
January 13, 2022
Industry Day Panel 1: Catching Your Ride, EVs Shared and Owned
As part of the Austin event, Electrify Expo invited industry thought leaders to take part in one of several panels. This first panel, Catching Your Ride, EVs Shared and Owned features Amy Atchley from Austin Energy, Drew Hopkins of EV car sharing service Envoy There, Melika Jahangiri from Hyundai North America, Alexander Esposito EV shuttle service Circuit, Nicolaus Nagel of Pave Motors, and Kristian Russel of Ferry Automotive.
January 13, 2022
LIVE from AUSTIN: Onyx brings the SoCal vibe to its ebike lineup
From its humble Kickstarter roots, Onyx has brought a chill vibe and a cafe-racer look to its ebike brand - and Jo and Matt get some insight into some exciting happenings in Onyx's near future.
December 29, 2021
LIVE from AUSTIN: UBCO's 2x2 ebike is the stuff of Mad Max's dreams
Born in the farms of New Zealand, UBCO's 2x2 bikes can go where almost no other ebike can - effortlessly, and in style.
December 29, 2021
LIVE from AUSTIN: SYKL puts customer satisfaction above all else with their e-bikes
If you want a ready-to-go, no-risk e-bike experience, SYKL might be the brand for you - making customer satisfaction and simplicity the hallmark of their brand.
December 29, 2021
LIVE from AUSTIN: SplitVolt simplifies the home-charging conundrum
Consumers interested in EVs have always asked the question - how do I charge at home? What once cost a thousand dollars or more and could require permits can now be done for a third of the cost with a simple box called SplitVolt.
December 28, 2021
Episode 126: Legacy Brands We Love Going Electric (Sort Of)
EV fans have a lot to be thankful this year, with some big electrification plans coming out of legancy brands such as Harley-Davidson, Jeep, and Hummer.
December 23, 2021
LIVE from AUSTIN: Fueling the EV Revolution with Austin Energy for just $50/year
Jo and Matt dive deep into how the city of Austin, TX is promoting the world of EVs with programs such as unlimited EV charging for about $4/month.
December 20, 2021
LIVE from AUSTIN: Crossing over from track bikes to e-bikes with Aventon
Aventon knows bikes, getting their start with traditional pedal power before making the big electric leap in 2018, while still looking like, well...bikes!
December 16, 2021
LIVE from AUSTIN: Phat Scooters brings scooters, surfboards, and EVs together into a personal expression of fun
Electric scooters are fun - and customizing them is what has given Phat Scooters a unique edge in the growing e-scooter market. 
December 13, 2021
LIVE from AUSTIN: Ferry Auto is doing its part to get drivers behind the wheel of EVs
Let's be real - some people will never buy an electric car. But leasing? That is a different story, and the cornerstone of Ferry Auto, who is working to put more drivers behind the wheel of leased EVs.
December 09, 2021
LIVE from AUSTIN: Right-sizing electric vehicles with Arcimoto
Our friends over at Aricomoto return for another interview where they discuss their philosophy about "right-sizing" electric vehicles and the dedication of their rabid (and growing) customer base.
December 06, 2021
LIVE from Austin: From e-bikes to batteries with American Electric
Starting an electric vehicle business is no small feat, and being flexible is often key to success. American Electric got their start in e-bikes, but their latest efforts are all about power. 
December 02, 2021
LIVE from MIAMI: EZGO was the electric future *before* it was cool!
Florida and golf carts go together like Florida and electric cars, and EZGO has been selling us the electric future since long before it was cool. Listen in for a discussion on how this American-made electric vehicle has been setting trends for years.
November 29, 2021
LIVE from MIAMI: New Tech Meets Classic Design with Aventura Scooters
Listen in as Jo and Chris (mostly Jo) drool over the beautiful and classic design of the Aventura electric scooter, which packs a lot of modern tech under that classic look.
November 12, 2021
LIVE from MIAMI: Geeking out with Rad Power Bikes
The "Rad Smile" is a real thing - and Chris and Jo are into it. Tune in as they geek out over the little details that make Rad Power Bikes so cool.
November 10, 2021
Episode 125: Bugatti and Rimac Get Hitched, The Anti-Tesla Tesla, and Speederbikes Are Cominge
In this episode, Chris and Jo hype up the Austin show, Bugatti and Rimac officially tie the knot - and some really fast, fun, and weird EV stuff you're just gonna love.
November 09, 2021
LIVE from Miami: Bringing Burning Man to the e-Bike World with Zugo Bike
Chris and Jo sit down once again with Juls Bindi, one of the founders of Zugo Bike, to discuss how Burning Man helped inspire their e-bike and company ethos.
November 05, 2021
LIVE from Miami: Right-sizing EVs with Arcimoto
Arcimoto has taken a different approach to vehicle electrification by building what it calls “right-sized” transportation for specific tasks - whether that be delivery, emergencies, or just tooling around town for some fun.
November 03, 2021
LIVE from MIAMI: Bringing EVs to the world of water powersports with Nautique
Chris and Jo talk with Captain Todd about Nautique, who has brought to market a rather unique and wonderful addition to the world of EVs - an all electric boat made specifically for the watersports enthusiast. 
October 28, 2021
LIVE from Miami: Talking good vibes and e-bikes with Brodi that Dood
We don't get a lot of celebrities on the Electrify Expo podcast, but with over 4 million TikTok followers, Brodie is definitely a star. Tune in for one of the most off-beat and fun interviews we've done so far - and how e-bikes are helping spread good vibes.
October 24, 2021
LIVE from Maimi: Making Magic with Fliteboard
Chris and Jo are live from the Miami leg of the Electrify Expo, and they kick things off with Fliteboard, an electric surfboard that seems to defy physics and make magic on the water.
October 23, 2021
Episode 124: Tesla Moves to Texas, Rivian beats Ford, and BMW turns to...karaoke?
Tesla moves to Texas, Rivian builds a pickup, BMW learns to sing along with the Chinese market, and Matt might actually be in DC this week, on the electrify expo podcast.
October 15, 2021
LIVE from L.A.: Discussing the future of emobility with Super73
Super73 makes cool ebikes with retro style-- we sat down with LeGrand Crewse, the President and co-founder, and talked about the future of emobility in Orange County.
October 05, 2021
LIVE from L.A.: Crafting cafe racer-esque ebikes with Onyx Motorbikes
Onyx Motorbikes is combining materials and shapes into hand-crafted e-bikes inspired by moped culture. Matt and Jo absolutely geek out over it live in L.A.!
October 05, 2021
LIVE from L.A.: Doing it all with ZugoBike's Founder Jules Bindi
From pet carriers to reforestation, ZugoBike's founder Jules is trying to do it all-- and we wouldn't bet against her! Matt and Jo spend some time with the Zugo family on stage in LA.
October 01, 2021
LIVE from L.A.: Serial 1's limited edition e-bike is a true stunner
We're all about eBikes here at Electrify Expo, but some bikes are just prettier than others, and Serial 1's new, limited edition MOSH/TRIBUTE might be the fairest of them all! We sit down with Aaron Frank and talk it through.
October 01, 2021
LIVE FROM L.A. How eBikes Transformed One Woman's Life
In today's episode, Deb Escher of Rad Power Bikes describes how eBikes helped her recover after a terrible accident, and transformed her life for the better."
September 29, 2021
LIVE FROM L.A.: How KIA is keeping it fresh and fast with the electric EV6
With new hires from BMW M division developing the chassis and a stylist from Audi keeping it looking sharp, the Kia EV6 is ready to take on the world. We sit down with Kia's James Bell and talk about its chances.
September 28, 2021
LIVE FROM L.A.: Why Irvine, CA, is fast becoming an EV Mecca
With Rivian, Fisker, and Super 73 setting up shop in Irvine, the city is fast becoming an EV Mecca. We talk to City of Irvine Farrah Khan about what the city's doing to help build on that success.
September 27, 2021
LIVE from L.A.: Electrification and MINI USA
Matt and Jo sit down with Steve Carrabis from Mini USA to talk about what electrification means to the brand's heritage and future.
September 24, 2021
Episode 123: Bolt Battery Blues, F-150 Lightning Love, and Hyundai's Safety Triumph
This week, Jo and Chris run down some of the top EV news items, from the Chevy Bolt's battery blues to Ford's F-150 Lightning exceeding all expectations. So tune in as we gear up for the first big show!
September 13, 2021
Episode 122: Debunking Common EV Myths
Electric vehicles have been around now for more than a decade, and yet there are still many myths and lots of misinformation about EVs out there. In this episode, Matt and Jo take on some of the more common myths in the EV world and provide the REAL facts.
August 17, 2021
Episode 121: Charging Teslas with Towing and Mercedes Gets Small and Electric (Again)
Jo and Chris are back with another weekly EV news update, with some exciting news for fans of classic cars, Mercedes new foray into small electric city vehicles, and Tesla's clever towing/charging solution.
August 02, 2021
Episode 120: Mercedes-Benz goes all electric and Rivian raises big bucks
Strap in as Jo and Chris take you on a quick trip down EV news lane with a shorter-format podcast tapping into stories about Mercede-Benz's plans to go all electric, Rivian raising $2.5 billion, and a potential 30% tax credit for electric bicycles. 
July 28, 2021
Episode 119: The Electrify Expo is Just 60 Days Away!
It has been a wild year, but we are now just 60 days away from our first event in OC! Join Matt and Jo for a look at Electrify Expo exhibitors, and some big updates in the EV world as we hit the middle of the summer season.
July 19, 2021
Episode 118: The EV Truck War Is Going Hot
Electric pickup trucks once seemed a far-fetched fantasy - and now they are shaping up to be one of the hottest EV segments. In this episode, Jo and Matt dive into the arena where manufacturers large and small are putting forth some real contenders for the electric truck crown. 
June 11, 2021
Episode 117: Will They, Won't They at the Shanghai Auto Show
Automakers constantly roll out concepts and make statements about their electric future, and it seems (most) automakers are actually starting to follow through in big ways. In this episode, Jo and Matt talk about some of the highlights coming out of the Shanghai auto show and how different automakers are handling the transition to an electric future.
May 10, 2021
Episode 116: How Far (and FAST) Electric Supercars Have Come
With Matt on vacation, Jo catches up with producer and longtime friend Chris DeMorro to discuss one of their favorite topics - electric supercars! Join them for a conversation covering the some of the fastest, meanest, and most expensive electric vehicles in the world. 
April 14, 2021
Episode 115: Bitcoin, Tesla, Concept Cars, and Confusing IPOs
After a well-earned rest, Matt and Jo are back to talk about Tesla's billion-dollar Bitcoin play, a new EV from Hyundai, and Lucid's kiiinda confusing IPO. Are these big moves going to pay off big time for these big names? Find out what we think in episode 115!
April 05, 2021
Episode 114: What Happened In 2020?
The new year has come and gone, and Matt and Jo look back on some of the biggest stories of the year while looking forward to a brighter, more electric future.
February 09, 2021
Episode 113: Tesla Sales Provides Fall ReLeaf
Matt and Jo are back to discuss some of the biggest news in the EV world, including Tesla's record quarterly deliveries, Nissan's ReLeaf efforts, and Segway going full moped. What do we mean? Tune in to find out!
November 10, 2020
Episode 112: So About Nikola and GM...
In this week's episode of the Electrify Expo Podcast, Matt and Jo jump into one of the biggest EV news kerfuffles of the year; the Nikola Motors/Trevor Milton scandal. They also discuss GM's "extended talks" with the troubled truck maker, Lewis Hamilton going carbon neutral, and much more. Check it in!
October 26, 2020
Episode 111: Single Digit Drag Racing & Ten Digit Deals
We have a fun and exciting episode full of single-digit drag racing from Ford, Nikola's $2 billion deal with GM, and some two-wheeled micromobility news too.
October 05, 2020
Episode 110: The Need for EV Speed
This week Matt and Jo talk about big performance news from the EV world, including Lucid Motor's 9-second drag run, Teslas dominating Pikes Peak, and Bugatti going to Rimac in a major acquisition move.
September 22, 2020
Episode 109: And I would drive 500 miles...
Matt and Jo are back with another episode of The Electrify Expo Podcast, this week discussing the Polestar 2, EVs as home battery backups, and the Lucid Air's massive 500 mile driving range announcement. So let's dive right in!
September 14, 2020
Episode 108: Mach-E Into The Future
Matt and Jo are back for episode 108: "Mach-E into the Future", where they salivate over Ford’s 1400 HP Mach-E race car, as well as discuss some major developments in EV production, and a major executive grab from Tesla for Rimac.
August 25, 2020
Episode 107: Changing Chargers
This week Matt and Jo discuss Nissan's new EV, changing charging standards, and how Volkswagen's electric car skateboards could revolutionize the EV industry.
August 10, 2020
Episode 106: Badger or Cobra?
In the next episode of the Electrify Expo Podcast, “Badger or Cobra?”, Matt and Jo talk about a classic muscle car icon gone electric, Nikola’s F-150 competitor, and much more! 
August 03, 2020
Episode 105
After a successful IPO, Nikola is back in the news again, Lucid is positioning itself upmarket from Tesla, we take a look at the new Greyp ebike, and a trike that could be perfect for today's gig economy. Let's tune in and dive in!
July 07, 2020
Episode 104
The newest episode of the Electrify Expo Podcast is live, and we've got some big stories to discuss this week. This includes the new push for 400-mile EVs, electric truck company Nikola's huge IPO. and the range of new e-bikes flooding the market. Let's jump right in!
July 06, 2020
Episode 103
This week Matt Teske and Jo Borras talk about battery swapping's big comeback, Ford's big bet on BYD, and why low gas prices aren't scaring manufacturers away from EVs. Tune in for this and more on the Electrify Expo Podcast!
June 22, 2020
Episode 102
Episode 2 of the Electrify Expo Podcast is now live, and our hosts get right into it with stories on Tesla's million-mile battery tech, the rapid rise of e-bike sales, Elon Musk's standoff with Alameda County, an electric off-road racing series with a twist, and more from the world of e-mobility.
June 01, 2020
Episode 101
In our first episode, electric vehicle enthusiasts Matt Teske and Jo Borras discuss the all-electric Mustang Cobra Jet 1400, compare the Harley Livewire to the Zero SR/S, discuss Lime's purchase of boosted boards, and the upcoming Polestar 2 EV. It's an exciting time for electric vehicles, so let's jump right in!
May 10, 2020