Welcome to The InEVitable! Join MotorTrend's Ed Loh & Jonny Lieberman each week as they explore the future of mobility, the future of the car, and the future of transportation! Where are we going, and how will we get there? Each week, the guys are joined by special guests ranging from celebrities, industry leaders, and car crazy folks. Charge up & join us!
MotorTrend's Ed Loh & Jonny Lieberman chat with Ford Motor Company's Chief Advanced Product Development & Technology Officer - Doug Field! The guys discuss Software Defined Vehicles (SDVs), how software is redefining the automotive industry, and the roadmap to full autonomy!
MotorTrend's Ed Loh & Jonny Lieberman chat with Ford CEO Jim Farley! The guys discuss the all-new Ford Mustang GTD supercar, Ford adopting Tesla's Charging Standard, the decision behind splitting into "Ford Blue" & "Ford Model e", making EVs vs ICE vehicles, what he learned on his road trip in a Ford Lightning, battery production, the future of SDVs, autonomy with BlueCruise, the EV price war with China, and more!
MotorTrend's Ed Loh & Jonny Lieberman sit down with Aston Martin's Director of Design - Miles Nurnberger! Miles tells the inception tale of the Aston Martin Valkyrie, aka The Manhattan Project of Automobiles! The guys discuss behind the scenes stories from the creation of the Valkyrie, the reveal of the Aston Martin DB12 Volante, Aston Martin's partnership with Lucid, Pebble Beach 2100, and why all EVs of the future won't look the same.
MotorTrend's Ed Loh & Jonny Lieberman chat with BisiMoto himself - Bisimoto Engineering's CEO & Chief Engineer - Bisi Ezerioha! Bisi talks about his big EV revelation, personal collection, Bisimoto's new project car - the Moby X, his chemical engineering background, his drag racing history, the wild west of EV tuning, and working on Teslas!
MotorTrend's Ed Loh & Jonny Lieberman chat with Gran Turismo Director Neill Blomkamp, and Professional Driver Jann Mardenborough - whose life the story is based on! The guys discuss the making of the film, Jann's path to racing through the GT Academy, BTS stories from filming, their love of cars, and thoughts on EVs!
MotorTrend's Ed Loh & Jonny Lieberman chat with Aloisa Ruf of RUF Automobile! Aloisa discusses the history of her family's company, RUF's process of creating completely custom vehicles, RUF's first EV (& power plants!), her internship with the Petersen Automotive Museum, and more! Are EVs InEVitable for RUF?
MotorTrend's Ed Loh & Jonny Lieberman chat with the Chief Engineer, Cadillac Escalade IQ - Mandi Damman! Mandi shares all the details about the BRAND NEW Cadillac Escalade IQ! One of the biggest EVs to hit the market!
The future of Hot Rodding! MotorTrend's Ed Loh & Jonny Lieberman chat with Hot Rod Magazine's Editor-in-Chief - John McGann! The guys talk about Hot Rod's 75th Anniversary, the future of hot rodding, his first experience driving an EV (2023 Ford Lightning, MT's 2023 Truck of the Year), Project X, EV drag racing, and more!
MotorTrend's Ed Loh & Jonny Lieberman chat with Super Street Garage Host - John Naderi! The guys discuss John's early road in automotive magazines & early internet projects, tuning culture, and his new show "Super Street Garage"!
MotorTrend's Ed Loh & Jonny Lieberman chat with Sgt. Tony Abdalla of South Pasadena Police Department & Ben Schaffer of Unplugged Performance! South Pasadena PD is about to become the first law enforcement agency in the WORLD to switch to all EV fleet! And they've teamed up with Ben Schaffer at Unplugged Performance to engineer them into fortified Police Cruisers! The guys discuss the why Tesla was the undisputed choice, what went into the vetting process, misinformation, indisputable data, as well as specifics on the uses, builds & function!
The guys chat with Rutledge about his career on screen, NASCAR, Toyota, the Olympics, and his new show "Hot Wheels: Ultimate Challenge" on NBC!
MotorTrend's Ed Loh & Jonny Lieberman chat with Acura's Chief Brand Officer - Jon Ikeda! The guys talk to Jon about the future of the brand & the first ever all-electric Acura! 2:47 - Acura winning Rolex 24 at Daytona. 7:29 - Jon's history - growing up in Japan, drawing cars, & Hot Wheels sets. 15:03 - Jon's path to studying car design at Art Center. 29:31 - Internships out of Art Center. 34:17 - Path to Honda - Dave Marek took him to see his first F1 race. 46:47 - FSX 1991 Tokyo Motor Show. 56:19 - Joined Acura in 1989. 01:01:23 - Performance-focused design. 01:12:57 - Made GM of Sales to rebuild the brand in 2015. 01:18:17 - Type S & ZDX. 01:23:32 - Acura Integra Type S, Precision EV Concept, & ZDX Type S - the first all-electric Acura! 01:29:57 - The InEVitable future - "The curve is going to be insane." 01:34:38 - Concerns about jobs in Japan & Germany. 01:37:02 - What does a performance brand do with autonomy? 01:39:17 - Pricing on Acura Integra Type S. Type R? 01:43:22 - Integra Type S vs Civic Type R. 01:46:20 - Dinner party brand analogy. 01:52:47 - Jon's personal collection. 01:54:17 - Acura's first EV!
MotorTrend’s Ed Loh & Jonny Lieberman chat with Hyundai’s EVP & Head of CV Development Tech Unit, Martin Zeilinger, and EVP & Head of Global CV Hydrogen Fuel Cell Business, Ken Ramirez. The guys discuss Hyundai’s brand new XCIENT Hydrogen Fuel Cell Class 8 Tractor Trailer for the American market!
MotorTrend's Ed Loh & Jonny Lieberman chat with Chief of Design at Aptera, Jason Hill! The guys chat with Jason about Aptera & the future of solar mobility! 01:43 - Jason's Art Center cohorts in 1990. 05:54 - Thoughts/attitudes toward EVs in the early 90s. 11:01 - Father & Uncle were both GM designers. 21:38 - Jason's internships in Europe. 25:29 - Aerovironment, CalTech wind tunnel project. EV1, GM Ultralite. 27:10 - Mercedes Benz design studio. MCC(Mercedes Compact Car), Eco Sprinter. 35:00 - Designing the Maybach. 40:42 - Left Mercedes for Samsung. 43:14 - Porsche Studios, designing the Carrera GT. 52:43 - Traveling for Porsche & teaching. 54:32 - Started design consultancy - Eleven LLC. 01:00:49 - Aptera, started in 2006. Designing the Aptera Type 1. 01:06:00 - What is an Aptera? Solar powered! 01:14:55 - What material is the Aptera made of? 01:16:32 - Aptera safety? 01:22:02 - How do they drive? 01:23:21 - Aptera Solar - adds 40+ miles/day. Designing cells for the car. 01:25:05 - Creative energy mission. 01:26:34 - Delivery Date & Price? 01:30:24 - Ultra-Efficiency. Platform for a Solar-Powered future. 01:32:08 - Early adopters of Aptera. 01:33:00 - The InEVitability of Solar Power! 01:34:12 - Colors? 01:40:08 - When can we drive it?
MotorTrend's Ed Loh & Jonny Lieberman welcome back comedian, author & musician - Reggie Watts! Reggie talks about the end of The Late Late Show with James Corden, his new book, cyborgs, GPT-4, Midjourney, and humanity's future with AI!
MotorTrend's Ed Loh & Jonny Lieberman chat with legendary comedian & car enthusiast Jay Leno! The guys cover a number of subjects from specifics about his world famous car collection, thoughts on EVs, Johnny Carson & David Letterman stories, and the future of automobiles! Check out Jay Leno's Garage at LenosGarage.com!
MotorTrend's Ed Loh & Jonny Lieberman chat with musicians Tosin Abasi of Animals as Leaders, and Misha Mansoor of Periphery! The guys discuss their careers, car collections, and the intersection of music & cars!
MotorTrend's Ed Loh & Jonny Lieberman chat with Evan Lovett - Creator of "L.A. In A Minute"! Evan talks about his love for Los Angeles, the genesis of "L.A. In A Minute", his LA bonafides, Evan's car history, LA car culture, why Jonny bought a Rivian, LA's mass transit history, Hot Rod's Magazine's 75th anniversary, and the best food spots around LA!
MotorTrend's Ed Loh & Jonny Lieberman chat with fellow MotorTrend colleagues - Features Editors, Scott Evans & Christian Seabaugh! The guys discuss Scott & Christian's path to MotorTrend, MT's Rivian TransAmerica Trail, Scott's experience with the Chevy Bolt, range anxiety & charging anxiety, Christian's experience with the Subaru Crosstrek & Ford F-150 Lightning, Christian's experience with the bidirectional home charger, Scott & Jonny's case for solar panels & their experience with installation, Tesla Semi, "Hot swapping", advice for consumers, long Distance travel in an EV, why EVs are inEVitable, and more! 3:20 - Scott & Christian detail their journeys to MotorTrend. 14:30 - MT's Rivian TransAmerica Trail - a 5,000-plus-mile route stretching from the dunes of Nags Head, North Carolina, on the Atlantic coast, to the cliffs of Port Orford, Oregon, overlooking the Pacific. 20:30 - the first EVs they drove. 26:25 - why they came to MotorTrend. 29:30 - Mass EV adoption. 33:50 - Personal thoughts on EV adoption. 40:55 - Scott's experience with MT's 2017 Car of the Year - the Chevy Bolt. 43:45 - Range Anxiety & Charging anxiety. 45:00 - Christian's experience with the Subaru Crosstrek & Ford F-150 Lightning. 50:00 - Christian's experience with the Bidirectional home charger. 01:01:50 - Scott & Jonny's case for solar panels & experience with installation. 01:15:10 - Christian's story about the Tesla Semi-Truck. 01:21:05 - Notable Tesla events they've attended. 01:23:00 - Ed's experience at the Tesla battery swap event - "Hot swapping". 01:26:20 - Advice for consumers considering an EV purchase. 01:33:00 - Long Distance travel in an EV. 01:39:15 - Public reactions to MotorTrend's coverage on EVs. 01:41:50 - Why EVs are inEVitable. 01:45:25 - Jonny's follow-up to his article "You're Being Lied to About Electric Cars". 01:51:05 - Future stories coming up for Christian & Scott.
MotorTrend's Ed Loh & Jonny Lieberman chat with Tesla Senior Designer - Franz von Holzhausen! Franz tells us about his path to Tesla, designer challenges, the prototype reveal in 2009, MotorTrend giving the Model S "Car of the Year" in 2013, his eureka moment, over-the-air updates, the genesis of the Cybertruck, building toward a sustainable future, towing & cold weather issues, the supercharging network, media pushback & disinformation, the semi-truck, and much more!
MotorTrend's Ed Loh & Jonny Lieberman chat with CCO of EVgo - Jonathan Levy! This episode is all about charging & charging infrastructure - where we are, and where we're headed! The guys talk about Jonathan's route to EVgo, his political background, Nuclear as a clean energy source, Solar & Wind, battery cost, factors to building out EV charging infrastructure, educating the public on EVs, how to make chargers more reliable, current industry problems, and how to get over the hurdles!
MotorTrend's Ed Loh & Jonny Lieberman chat with RV electrical expert Mike Sokol! This episode is all about charging, charging infrastructure, EV towing, E-Trailers, RVs, self-propelled trailers, mooch docking, boon docking, electric food trucks, aerodynamics, induction vs gas cooking, tow charging, long haul trucking, solar, and so much more!
MotorTrend's Ed Loh & Jonny Lieberman chat with actor Daniel Wu! Daniel discusses his road to acting, his background in Architecture, his early film projects, the Hong Kong film scene, meeting his idol Jackie Chan & getting signed to his team, his lifelong love for cars, his extensive car collection over the years, taking over his dad's 1988 Porsche 911, car projects he's worked on, his SEMA builds, his thoughts on EVs, his company Student Driver with Sung Kang, and so much more!
MotorTrend's Ed Loh & Jonny Lieberman sit down with actor Titus Welliver! Titus talks about his father's A-list dinner parties with the likes of Muhammad Ali, Miles Davis, John Lennon, Ringo, & Joe Frazier; where his love for cars began, his early road to acting, America's fascination with crime dramas, landing the role of Harry Bosch, his first splurge car, the Porsche experience, the first EV for the Welliver family, and his love for comics & sci-fi! Titus also discusses his first ever role, his dad's advice after an episode of Beverley Hills 90210, Deadwood, The Town, Gone Baby Gone, Argo, The Mandalorian, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Bosch Legacy Season 2, and more!
MotorTrend's Ed Loh & Jonny Lieberman chat with Rivian's Director of Vehicle Dynamics - Max Koff! The group discusses his path to Rivian, the state of electric pickup trucks, EV trucks vs cold weather performance, EV trucks vs towing, the future of software defined vehicles, his passion for racing, and the finer points of what makes Rivian so amazing!
MotorTrend's Ed Loh & Jonny Lieberman chat design legend and Meyers Manx CEO with Freeman Thomas! The guys explore Freeman's past projects, as well as what Meyers Manx is up to with it's new electric Manx!
MotorTrend's Ed Loh & Jonny Lieberman chat with Executive VP, Head of Hyundai & Genesis Global Design - Sang Yup Lee! Sang talks about how his fine art background lead him to car design, his incredible journey through the world of design, as well as the amazing vehicles & colleagues he's worked with along the way. Sang talks about his move from Bentley to follow his former colleague Luc Donckerwolke at Hyundai - working toward goals of building a world-class luxury brand! Plus, insights into Genesis' luxury line, the Hyundai N Vision 74, and his thoughts on the future of transportation!
MotorTrend's Ed Loh & Jonny Lieberman chat with actor Phil Morris! Phil discusses his career on screen, his love for cars, car collection over the years, and thoughts on the future of mobility!
It's all about robotics! MotorTrend's Ed Loh & Jonny Lieberman are joined by Fleet Quality Engineer at Coco - Merritt Morris! Merritt discusses her path from NASA intern, to getting her engineering degree at USC, the aftermarket world at AEM & Turbonetics, automotive media, General Motors, Garrett, Faraday Future, and now Coco! What a resume! Plus, where her love for cars began, her first cars, projects she's worked on over the years, her current role at Coco, her love for racing, and how she views the future of automotive!
MotorTrend's Ed Loh & Jonny Lieberman chat with Senior Technical Leader, Safety/Injury Prevention at Volvo - Dr. Lotta Jakobsson! It's all about the future of safety! The group talks her specialty in bone breaking forces(aka biomechanics), whiplash, the evolution of auto safety, accident data, child safety, seatbelt innovation, safety in fully autonomous driving vehicles,Volvo's new flagship EX90 fully electric SUV, EV safety vs gas powered vehicle safety, screens in cars, and so much more!
MotorTrend's Ed Loh & Jonny Lieberman chat with CEO & Team Principal of Paretta Autosport - Beth Paretta! Beth discusses her auto journey & path into auto racing, challenges as a woman in the auto industry, Ralph Gilles, her run at Indy 500 last year with the first female-majority crew, women in racing, the future of racing, her thoughts on EV & Hybrid racing, and so much more!
MotorTrend's Ed Loh & Jonny Lieberman sit down with Stellantis Chief Design Officer - Ralph Gilles! Ralph discusses his 30 years with Chrysler, his love for supercars, his 1,000-HP carbon fiber 1968 Dodge Charger, how he sees the future of car design, and his goal of making EV cars fun!
MotorTrend's Ed Loh & Jonny Lieberman sit down with author Michael Connelly! Michael talks about his days as a crime reporter in Los Angeles during the 80s-90s(Rodney King riots, & OJ Simpson case), Titus Welliver as 'Bosch', LA as a character in the Bosch series, being an eyewitness to a crime at 16 years old, meeting Matthew McConaughey about his role in 'The Lincoln Lawyer', how he got the idea for 'The Lincoln Lawyer', why he decided to name the series 'Bosch', how he adapted the timeline for the Bosch tv series, Vin Scully's involvement in Bosch, and of course his love for Porsche & EVs! Michael talks about his car collection over the years, EV converting his 1965 Porsche 356 coupe, as well as his personal transition to driving EVs and why he loves them so much!
MotorTrend's Ed Loh & Jonny Lieberman chat with Senior Design Manager, Color & Material at Volvo Cars - Rekha Meena! Rekha talks about her 17 year background in the auto industry, her expertise in vehicle interiors, different car cultures around the world, her role at Volvo in Color & Material design, fully circular sustainable vehicle design, the future of leather & new sustainable interior materials, & the future of sustainable interior car design!
The future of design! MotorTrend's Ed Loh & Jonny Lieberman sit down with Henrik Fisker of Fisker Inc! Henrik discusses the highly anticipated Fisker Ocean, lessons learned from Fisker Automotive, the benefits of startups, their partnership with Magna International, designing the BMW Z8, his time with Aston Martin, infotainment systems & the future of software defined vehicles, what "subscription culture" will do to the car industry, the Fisker Karma & Fisker Orbit, how he's endeavoring to change the EV market, & how he views the future of car design!
MotorTrend's Ed Loh & Jonny Lieberman sit down with comedian Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias! Fluffy discusses his trip to the Barrett-Jackson car auction, Paws Of Fury, his Jay Leno-inspired car collection, where his VW Bus obsession began, the Fluffy Museum, his first car, the EV Hummer, his Rocky IV bad guy car, his love for the Ford Flex, his experience as the first American to test drive VW's The ID. Buzz, his early experiences with EVs, & his newest Netflix special - Gabriel Iglesias: Stadium Fluffy Live From Los Angeles - performed in front of a sold out crowd at Dodgers Stadium!
3D-printed cars!?? MotorTrend's Ed Loh & Jonny Lieberman chat with Kevin & Lukas Czinger of Czinger Vehicles! The guys discuss the 3D-printed Czinger 21C hypercar that was designed, manufactured and assembled using the world's most advanced production technologies! The Czingers also discuss their manufacturing company Divergent - and how they're revolutionizing the car manufacturing world with 3D printing!
We're talking EV tuning! MotorTrend's Ed Loh & Jonny Lieberman sit down with Jon Pek, Co-Founder of T Sportline! Jon discusses his path thru the aftermarket world that lead him to starting the world's first Tesla tuning company! What will the future of tuning EVs look like? The guys discuss the world of aftermarket tuning, the early days of Tesla, how the Tesla Model 3 changed the game, charge anxiety, charging in multi-unit dwellings, Rivian & the future of EV Trucks, EV Sportline, and how he views the future of EV tuning!
MotorTrend's Ed Loh & Jonny Lieberman sit down with Minnesota Vikings LB Eric Kendricks! The guys discuss Eric's family history of athletes, car culture & early influences growing up in Fresno, CA, his passion for working on cars, his first splurge car, current car collection, restoring his grandfather's 1995 Dodge Viper RT 10, NFL car culture vs NBA car culture, his experience buying his mom a Tesla, thoughts on the InEVitable future of EVs, EVs he's considering for himself, Rivian, car culture & EV infrastructure in Minnesota, his love for F1, and so much more!
MotorTrend's Ed Loh & Jonny Lieberman sit down with The Smoking Tire himself - Matt Farah! The guys debate the 'InEVitable' future of electrification & how we'll get there! Plus, Matt's passion for cars, the early YouTube days, EV infrastructure, charging issues, plug-in hybrids, synthetic fuel, the future of internal combustion vehicles, AV liability laws, Matt's opinions of Elon Musk & Tesla, over-the-air programming, the future of the dealership, & so much more!
MotorTrend's Ed Loh & Jonny Lieberman are joined by students at ArtCenter College of Design's Transportation Program - Madison Walker & Preston Sanchez! Madison & Preston tells us about attending the world's most prestigious transportation design school, & what the future of mobility will look like! What will cars look like without the need for drivers, steering wheels, or safety features - straight from the ones who will be designing them! The group ponders the future of EVs & autonomous vehicles, public transportation, and the outside-the-box ideas we'll see come to life in the very near future!
MotorTrend's Ed Loh & Jonny Lieberman sit down with Unplugged Performance President Ben Schaffer & Pro Driver Randy Pobst! The guys discuss their early experiences with EVs, the genesis of Tesla tuning at Unplugged Performance, current road blocks to EV tuning, the future of EVs & EV tuning, TeslaCorsa (driving Teslas on the track!), Pike's Peak, and so much more!
MotorTrend's Ed Loh & Jonny Lieberman are joined by ASE Master Technician, Women's Advocate & TV Personality - Bogi Lateiner! Bogi tells us about her love for cars, her automotive journey, her first shop '180 Degrees Automotive', 11 years of "All Girls Garage", Girl Gang, Girl Gang Garage, the Volvo PV544 Build, what Volvo is doing to take action about women in the trades, her thoughts on the future of the automotive industry, and what she's doing to close the gender gap within the male-dominated automotive industry!
MotorTrend's Ed Loh & Jonny Lieberman chat with automotive influencer/actress Emelia Hartford! The group discusses her route into the influencer space, her pursuit of film/television, the midwest car community, "Fastest Car", her work with Chevy, Ed's email's, her incredible car collection, the genesis of her first EV, auto-pilot, charging, and the future of EV! Emelia shares her perspective on the "inEVitable" question, the evolution of women in the car industry, her new car care brand, and so much more!
MotorTrend's Ed Loh & Jonny Lieberman chat with one of the pioneers of the environmental movement - actor Ed Begley Jr.! Ed talks about driving electric since 1970, the events that inspired his mindset change about the environment, his Taylor Dunn golf cart, the topic of range-anxiety, his experience with the General Motors EV1, mass adoption of EVs, how he feels about the Hummer EV, and so much more!
MotorTrend's Ed Loh & Jonny Lieberman invite The Drive's deputy editor Kristen Lee to explore the future of car journalism! The three examine the role of a car reviewer as we move into the future, her thoughts on EVs, opinions on fully-automated vehicles & when societies at large adopt them, generational differences in the adopting EVs, EV charging stations vs gas stations, charging safety, the future of the auto show, and so much more!
MotorTrend's Ed Loh & Jonny Lieberman sit down with Icon Motors' Jonathan Ward to talk all about why he's going EV! The guys & Jonathan discuss the progression of Icon Motors, the EV aftermarket space, his thoughts and concerns about EVs, the speed of technology, EV software systems, how he views the EV world at large, EV off-roading, and his upcoming EV projects!
MotorTrend's Ed Loh & Jonny Lieberman sit down with comedian, car enthusiast & fellow podcaster Spike Feresten! Hear why this Porsche collector is now an EV convert! Spike details his experience playing "Car Matchmaker" for his wife, and why he said, "all roads lead to the Tesla Model Y for a number of reasons". Spike details the revolutionized "dealership" experience, what he loves about EVs, charging & range anxiety, auto-pilot, and why he agrees that electrification in your life is InEVitable!
MotorTrend's Ed Loh & Jonny Lieberman pose the question - Will EVs ever be considered sexy? The guys are also joined by actor James Marsden to talk all about his personal journey as a car lover & his thoughts on the future of mobility! Hear why James was blown away by his Tesla Plaid experience, his time working with Ferrari, his passion for racing, his love for his Honda minivan, the insane power of EVs, his concerns for the future of automobiles, and whether he thinks EVs can ever be sexy!
MotorTrend's Ed Loh & Jonny Lieberman are joined by actor Sung Kang to discuss the future of car tuning & culture! Sung tells us about the genesis of his character 'Han' from The Fast & The Furious: Tokyo Drift, his personal journey into car culture, winning Gran Turismo's SEMA 2015 'Best In Show', why he says his Hybrid Minivan is his favorite car in his life, his Student Driver Streetwear brand, & his directorial debut! Could the Fast & Furious franchise ever adopt an EV!?
MotorTrend's Ed Loh & Jonny Lieberman sit down with musician/comedian Reggie Watts to discuss everything EV! Reggie discusses where his fascination with Porsche first began, his own car collection history, his opinions on gas vs electric vehicles, compares his experiences in Porsche vs. Tesla, & more! Plus, the guys speculate on the future of fully-autonomous vehicles, the future of steering wheels, and the future of "the car"!