Main themes: This week we discuss the $1 billion investment that startup electric carmaker Lucid is getting from a Saudi Arabian investment fund. We also talk about how many of the established European automakers are busily developing electric cars to compete with Tesla, including Audi’s all-new E-Tron that’s set to go on sale in the U.S. next year.

Driven this week: 2019 Subaru Ascent

Audience questions:

  • If you own an electric car, how critical is it to install a Level 2 charger at your home?
  • What is a good $30,000 sedan with great handling, a smooth ride, and a quiet cabin?
  • Why does Consumer Reports buy a car even if its experts think they won’t like it?
  • What’s more important for a new driver: automatic emergency braking or blind-spot warning?
Panelists Mike Quincy, Mike Monticello, and Jen Stockburger
Panelists: Mike Quincy, Mike Monticello, and Jen Stockburger

As with other “Talking Cars” episodes, this one is available free through Apple Podcasts. (Subscribe to the audio or video.) You’ll also find the audio on Spotify and video on YouTube.

• Lexus UX, Storm Preparation, episode 168
• Chevrolet Silverado, Mercedes-Benz EQC, episode 167
• Hyundai Santa Fe, NAFTA Trade Impact, episode 166
• You’ve Got Questions? We’ve Got Answers, episode 165
• Volkswagen Diesel Deadline, Subaru Recall, episode 164
• Toyota Corolla Hatchback, Tesla Autopilot Safety, episode 163

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