Main theme: We discuss some recent announcements about electric vehicles (EVs), including Ford’s plans for an all-electric F-150 pickup truck, free charging for owners of the upcoming Volkswagen ID.4, and Hyundai’s plans for an Ioniq EV sub-brand.

Driven this week: Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Audience Questions
• What should I look for when preparing to take my car to a track day?
• What might be causing a weird steering issue in my Subaru Outback?
• What’s the deal with ordering a new car instead of buying one already at the dealership?
• Which vehicle should I choose to replace my 260,000-mile Toyota Prius?

Talking Cars panelists Mike Quincy, Jon Linkov, and Jennifer Stockburger.
Talking Cars panelists Mike Quincy, Jon Linkov, and Jennifer 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 (log-in required) and video on YouTube.

Tesla Full Self-Driving, Chevrolet Tahoe, episode 273
• Jeep Grand Wagoneer, Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, episode 272
• Headlights, Car Batteries, and EVs, episode 271
• Audi Q7, episode 270
• BMW 228i xDrive Gran Coupe, Safety Costs Extra, episode 269


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