The One Where They Go Back to the Studio


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We’re vaxxed and we’re back. In this very special reunion episode, Sarah, Doug and Aaron return to the studio for the first time in fifteen months. Fifteen months! The COVID-19 pandemic has been a wild, earth-shattering, world-historic event with far-reaching implications for The War on Cars and pretty much everything else. We revisit some of our predictions from the beginning of the lockdown, take stock of what has changed and what has not, and chatter nervously about the lack of ventilation in the studio. Plus: We review Ford’s new, multi-ton. all-electric, pickup truck, the F-150 Lightning. Spoiler: It’s bad.

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Episode 39: Riding Out the Pandemic, March 20, 2020. (The War on Cars)

Episode 40: Field Dispatches from Four Continents, March 29, 2020. (The War on Cars)

Ad for the All-Electric F-150 Lightning: Turning Electric Into Lightning. (YouTube)

The Lightning weighs 6,500 pounds! 35 percent more than the gas-powered model. (Slate) It’s got lots of torque and its massive battery can power your home for three days while your neighbors deal with rolling blackouts on the rickety public grid. (The Drive)

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This episode was edited by Ali Lemer and engineered by Josh Wilcox at the Brooklyn Podcasting Studio. Our music is by Nathaniel Goodyear. Our logo is by Dani Finkel of Crucial D.

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