Overdrive Podcast Radio Program Issue 28 – 2022

Hello, and welcome to Overdrive, a program that looks at the purpose and passion for trains, planes, and automobiles. I’m David Brown

The times each story appears in the program are noted (mm:ss)

News (1:24)

  1. Major report calls for tax concession to businesses when buying electric vehicles
  2. Hyundai Tucson makes it to second place in June
  3. Nissan hangs out for their new Qashqai
  4. Why Kia brought out the old Niro model for just one year


Road Test (6:47)

Motoring Minute (21:34)

Feature Story (21:30)

We have spent some time in the Polstar 2 a recent all-electric vehicle on the Australian market.

We talk to Evan Jones about how it drives and then we talk to Alan Zurvas about why it asked you to log in with your Google account.  It’s all part of controlling your new car and likening it to the familiar system you may use at home and elsewhere.



About David Brown 607 Articles
David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto