Why Did California Shut Down a New EV Program?

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

Hey there, it's time for another episode of the TTAC podcast!


This week on the TTAC podcast, we speak to Christian Robinson, the Senior Director of State Government Affairs and Grassroots for the Specialty Equipment Market Association, about why California governor Gavin Newsom vetoed a bill that would helped fund consumers who wanted to turn their used cars into EVs.

TTAC contributor Matthew Guy and I discuss brake discs/rotors and what happened when NASCAR went to Iowa. We also preview a deeper conversation we'll have in the future about Kyle Busch's, uh, future.

Click here to find us -- we're available wherever you get your podcasts. As always, thanks for listening!

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at Web2Carz.com. He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for About.com, CarFax, Vehix.com, High Gear Media, Torque News, FutureCar.com, Cars.com, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as AutoGuide.com, Off-Road.com, and HybridCars.com. He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • SPPPP SPPPP on Jun 22, 2024
    Too much individual choice in that program, maybe?
  • ToolGuy ToolGuy on Jun 22, 2024
    Those of you who aren't listening to the TTAC Podcast, you really don't know what you are missing.
  • ToolGuy I AM PLACING [sic] NICELY. There is NO NEED TO BAN ME. Personally I do lots of things which DON'T MAKE SENSE, sometimes to myself, often to others. WHO ELON MUSK ENDORSES is really kind of NONE OF MY BUSINESS. It is a FREE COUNTRY, in some ways, still. I wish I knew how to FORMAT MY COMMENT better. I USED TO KNOW HOW, maybe I am losing it slowly (lot of that going around, JUST SAYING).
  • Aja8888 I can't read those whole thread without throwing up....
  • ToolGuy Maybe I will GIVE IT A LISTEN. Probably when I'm MOWING THE LAWN. Probably with a BATTERY OPERATED MOWER. (There are also batteries IN MY HEADPHONES. And IN MY PHONE.) Does anyone remember how to make a NEW PARAGRAPH?
  • ToolGuy I am NOT SURE WHAT TO SAY. In fact I'M NOT EVEN SURE WHAT I JUST READ. I paid a premium for my last cordless drill/driver because it has a hydraulic front end which PRODUCES LESS NOISE AND VIBRATION.
  • ToolGuy Tim, THANK YOU FOR THE ALL CAPS. I think it ADDS A LOT to the discussion. I might USE it MYSELF in the future. Have a GREAT WEEKEND.
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