EVs are taking over the car market. And in this show, we look at what this means for you as a driver or passenger. We speak with an editor who has been covering EVs for decades, an entrepreneur working in EV charging, and a new Tesla owner to get the ins, outs, and rapid acceleration of driving an EV.

Welcome to the Earthlings podcast, where we’ll talk about all of the decisions that we’ll have to make to ensure that the future we have is one we want to live in. In today’s episode, hosts Lisa Ann Pinkerton (former award-winning NPR and PBS environmental science reporter) and Christian Roselund (founding editor of PV Magazine USA) dive into the EV world. They’re talking about charging issues, the history and future of motor vehicles, and the current status of EVs. What is it like owning an EV right now? What does the future hold?

These questions and more are answered by charging industry expert Kamaele Terry, current EV owner John FItzgeral Weaver, and EV industry expert Charles Morris. They’ll help clear the air–the air pollution–around the transportation industry right now by defining some of those EV buzzwords, talking about the issues around EV charging stations, and what it’s going to take in order to make EVs more attainable for everyone.

Kamaele Terry is the founder and CEO of ChargerHelp!, and she’s also a board member who leads the LA chapter for Women in CleanTech and Sustainability. Charles Morris is the senior editor at Charged Electric Vehicles Magazine. He’s also the author of the book, Tesla: How Elon Musk and Company Made Electric Cars Cool, and Remade the Automotive and Energy Industries. John Fitzgerald Weaver is a solar developer who is known online as “The Commercial Solar Guy.”

Talking Points:

  • The expiration date of internal combustion engines (ICE) vehicles
  • What is considered an electric vehicle (EV)?
  • Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) versus other types of EVs
  • Who will be buying EVs in the near future?
  • Countries who have banned ICE vehicles
  • What is holding back the EV push in the US
  • What it is like to own an EV
  • Regenerative braking and why it’s better than the brake pedal
  • Autopilot and full self-driving (FSD) in a Tesla 
  • Charging issues with EVs and how they are being resolved



Women in CleanTech and Sustainability

EV Magazine

Charged Electric Vehicles Magazine

Tesla: How Elon Musk and Company Made Electric Cars Cool, and Remade the Automotive and Energy Industries by Charles Morris