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By Frederic Lambert, Seth Weintraub

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A weekly podcast tracking the transition from fossil fuel transportation to electric and the surrounding clean ecosystems. Hosted by Electrek’s Frederic Lambert and Seth Weintraub.

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Tesla going private, Model 3 Performance coming to Canada, Sur Ron monster ebike review
3985
<p>This week on the <a href="https://electrek.co/guides/electrek-podcast/">Electrek Podcast</a>, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including Elon Musk announcing that Tesla might be going private, Model 3 Performance is coming to Canada, and we review the Sur Ron, a monster ebike, and more.</p> <p></p> <p><!--more--></p> <p>The Electrek Podcast is me, Fred Lambert, editor-in-chief of Electrek, and Seth Weintraub, founder and publisher of Electrek and the 9to5 network, discussing all our top stories of the week while taking questions from our readers and highlighting the most insightful comments on the site.</p> <p>The show is live every Friday at 4pm ET on <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcOIZzJgLCyMPILY7-1Vsdg/featured?sub_confirmation=1" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Electrek’s Youtube channel</a>. As a reminder we’ll have an accompanying post, like this one, on the site with an embedded link to the live stream. Head to the <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcOIZzJgLCyMPILY7-1Vsdg/featured?sub_confirmation=1">Youtube channel</a> to get your questions and comments in.</p> <p>After the show ends at around 5pm ET, the video will be archived on <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcOIZzJgLCyMPILY7-1Vsdg">YouTube</a> and the audio on all your favorite podcast apps through our <a href="https://electrek.co/podcastRSS" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS feed: https://electrek.co/podcastRSS</a>. Grab the <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/electrek/id1320055779?">quick link to iTunes here</a>.</p> <p>We now have <a href="https://www.patreon.com/electrek" target="_blank" rel="noopener">a Patreon</a> if you want to help us to avoid more ads and invest more in our content. We have some awesome gifts for our Patreons and more coming.</p> <p>Here are a few of the articles that we will discuss during the podcast today:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/08/07/tesla-tsla-private-elon-musk/">Elon Musk considers taking Tesla private at over $70 billion, he says he has the money</a> <ul> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/08/07/elon-musk-tesla-privsate-plans-like-spacex/">Elon Musk elaborates on plans for Tesla to go private in email to employees: says structure would be much like SpaceX</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/08/08/tesla-tsla-probed-sec-elon-musk-tweet-report/">Tesla (TSLA) is being probed by SEC over Elon Musk’s announcement to go private, says report</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/08/08/tesla-tsla-shorts-elon-musk-board-evaluate/">Tesla (TSLA) shorts don’t believe Elon Musk will take company private as the board ‘evaluates’</a></li> </ul> </li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/08/08/tesla-model-3-new-color-production/">Tesla starts production of new Model 3 color, shares images of paint robot</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/08/06/tesla-model-3-performance-acceleration-quarter-mile/">Tesla Model 3 Performance is even faster than anticipated: 0-60 mph in 3.3s, quarter-mile in 11.8s</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/08/08/tesla-autopilot-hardware-upgrade-free-with-full-self-driving-package/">Tesla’s new Autopilot hardware upgrade will be free for owners with the $3,000 to $5,000 ‘Full Self-Driving’ package</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/08/09/tesla-autopilot-free-over-the-air-autopilot-trials/">Tesla starts free over-the-air Autopilot trials to boost usage and sales of the system</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/08/07/tesla-new-key-fob-model-3/">Tesla is working on a new key fob – potentially for keyless Model 3</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/08/09/electrek-review-sur-ron-monster-ebike/">Electrek Review: Sur-Ron is a monster electric bike with 50 miles of range and insane top speed</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/08/08/hyundai-kona-electric-cuv-first-deliveries-norway/">Hyundai delivers first Kona Electric CUV to Norway, says it has over 20,000 reservations</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/08/06/shell-invest-startup-ample-electric-cars-for-everyone-charging-tech/">Oil giant Shell leads investment in startup with ‘Electric Cars for Everyone’ goal for charging tech</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/08/08/audi-e-tron-quattro-electric-suv-range-regen-braking/">Audi says e-tron quattro electric SUV gets 30% more range through regen braking, they put it to the test</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/08/09/nikola-motors-raises-100-million-its-electric-vehicles-hydrogen-trucks/">Nikola Motors raises $100 million to bring its electric vehicles and hydrogen trucks to market</a></li> </ul> <p>Here’s the live stream for today’s episode starting at 4pm ET (or the video after 5pm ET):</p> <p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGOD_SXvB0A</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ElectrekPodcast/~4/dKYSbv-Ybzc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 10, 2018
Tesla Model S/X refresh, TSLA Q2 earnings, Harley goes electric
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<p>This week on the <a href="https://electrek.co/guides/electrek-podcast/">Electrek Podcast</a>, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including our exclusive look at the upcoming Tesla Model S and Model X interior refresh, all the news that came out of Tesla's Q2 earnings, Harley Davidson increasing its electrification effort, and more.</p> <p></p> <p><!--more--></p> <p>The Electrek Podcast is me, Fred Lambert, editor-in-chief of Electrek, and Seth Weintraub, founder and publisher of Electrek and the 9to5 network, discussing all our top stories of the week while taking questions from our readers and highlighting the most insightful comments on the site.</p> <p>The show is live every Friday at 4pm ET on <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcOIZzJgLCyMPILY7-1Vsdg/featured?sub_confirmation=1" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Electrek’s Youtube channel</a>. As a reminder we’ll have an accompanying post, like this one, on the site with an embedded link to the live stream. Head to the <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcOIZzJgLCyMPILY7-1Vsdg/featured?sub_confirmation=1">Youtube channel</a> to get your questions and comments in.</p> <p>After the show ends at around 5pm ET, the video will be archived on <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcOIZzJgLCyMPILY7-1Vsdg">YouTube</a> and the audio on all your favorite podcast apps through our <a href="https://electrek.co/podcastRSS" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS feed: https://electrek.co/podcastRSS</a>. Grab the <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/electrek/id1320055779?">quick link to iTunes here</a>.</p> <p>We now have <a href="https://www.patreon.com/electrek" target="_blank" rel="noopener">a Patreon</a> if you want to help us to avoid more ads and invest more in our content. We have some awesome gifts for our Patreons and more coming.</p> <p>Here are a few of the articles that we will discuss during the podcast today:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/07/30/tesla-model-s-x-interior-refresh-q3-2019/">Tesla is planning a big Model S/Model X interior refresh in Q3 2019 – full refresh in 2021</a> <ul> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/07/30/tesla-model-s-x-interior-refresh-exclusive-first-look/">Exclusive first look at Tesla Model S and Model X interior refresh: going spartan like Model 3</a></li> </ul> </li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/08/01/tesla-tsla-releases-q2-results-revenue-earnings/">Tesla (TSLA) releases Q2 results: record revenue of $4 billion</a> <ul> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/08/01/tesla-model-3-production-update-3/">Tesla gives Model 3 production update: fixed some bottlenecks, plans new capacity with new lines</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/08/01/tesla-claims-model-3-outsold-all-premium-sedans-combined-us-july/">Tesla claims Model 3 outsold all other premium sedans combined in US in July</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/08/01/tesla-chip-most-advanced-computer-autonomous-driving-autopilot-hardware-3-update/">Tesla claims to have ‘world’s most advanced computer for autonomous driving’ with Autopilot 3.0 update coming next year</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/08/01/tesla-model-3-top-5-trade-in-cars/">Here are the top 5 cars Tesla Model 3 buyers are trading in</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/08/02/tesla-energy-powerwall-powerpack-battery-cell-starved-growth-crazy/">Tesla Energy is ‘battery cell starved’ but the growth outlook is ‘crazy’</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/08/02/tesla-autopilot-on-ramp-off-ramp-feature-version-9-update/">Tesla plans to release Autopilot ‘On Ramp/Off Ramp’ feature in version 9.0 update next month</a></li> </ul> </li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/07/30/tesla-tests-direct-factory-to-customer-delivery-elon-musk-model-3/">Tesla tests new direct factory-to-customer delivery, Elon Musk personally delivers a Model 3</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/07/31/tesla-theft-tips-help-prevent-relay-attacks/">Tesla warns of theft risk through relay attacks, shares ‘tips’ to help prevent</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/07/31/tesla-model-3-towing-capacity/">Tesla Model 3 spotted testing towing capacity</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/08/01/tesla-adds-free-supercharging-for-model-3-performance-to-referral-program-extends-program-to-september-16/">Tesla adds Model 3 Performance to referral program, will limit free supercharging for orders after September 16th</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/07/30/harley-davidson-is-expanding-its-ev-team/">Harley Davidson announces plans for multiple electric motorcycles and even an electric bicycle</a></li> </ul> <p>Here’s the live stream for today’s episode starting at 4pm ET (or the video after 5pm ET):</p> <p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4JsgwRhgZE</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ElectrekPodcast/~4/aVqaqL9FKhc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 03, 2018
Tesla shorts lose their leader, Model 3 Performance test drive, new delivery window
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<p>This week on the <a href="https://electrek.co/guides/electrek-podcast/">Electrek Podcast</a>, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including Tesla shorts lose their leader in a controversial situation, first Model 3 Performance test drive, new delivery windows for some Model 3 configurations, and more.</p> <p></p> <p><!--more--></p> <p>The Electrek Podcast is me, Fred Lambert, editor-in-chief of Electrek, and Seth Weintraub, founder and publisher of Electrek and the 9to5 network, discussing all our top stories of the week while taking questions from our readers and highlighting the most insightful comments on the site.</p> <p>The show is live every Friday at 4pm ET on <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcOIZzJgLCyMPILY7-1Vsdg/featured?sub_confirmation=1" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Electrek’s Youtube channel</a>. As a reminder we’ll have an accompanying post, like this one, on the site with an embedded link to the live stream. Head to the <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcOIZzJgLCyMPILY7-1Vsdg/featured?sub_confirmation=1">Youtube channel</a> to get your questions and comments in.</p> <p>After the show ends at around 5pm ET, the video will be archived on <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcOIZzJgLCyMPILY7-1Vsdg">YouTube</a> and the audio on all your favorite podcast apps through our <a href="https://electrek.co/podcastRSS" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS feed: https://electrek.co/podcastRSS</a>. Grab the <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/electrek/id1320055779?">quick link to iTunes here</a>.</p> <p>We now have <a href="https://www.patreon.com/electrek" target="_blank" rel="noopener">a Patreon</a> if you want to help us to avoid more ads and invest more in our content. We have some awesome gifts for our Patreons and more coming.</p> <p>Here are a few of the articles that we will discuss during the podcast today:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/07/21/tesla-model-3-performance-test-drive/">Tesla Model 3 Performance test drive: For many, this will be the best car at any price</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/07/24/tesla-model-3-delay-delivery-windows-new-orders/">Tesla is pushing back Model 3 delivery windows on new orders</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/07/24/tesla-model3-epa-ratings-advertise/">Here’s how Tesla played with EPA ratings to advertise all Model 3 versions with 310-mile range</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/07/23/tesla-model-3-white-interior-dual-motor/">Tesla releases ‘stunning’ white interior in dual motor Model 3</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/07/27/tesla-starts-deliveries-model-3-performance-dual-motor/">Tesla starts deliveries of Model 3 Performance and Dual Motor</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/07/24/tesla-troll-short-doxxed-oil-industry-musk-calls-boss/">Tesla troll and short doxxed as heavily invested in oil industry, Musk reportedly calls his boss</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/07/23/tesla-suppliers-reduce-cost-become-profitable/">Tesla turns to suppliers to reduce cost and become profitable</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/07/27/tesla-saboteur-whistleblower-tsla-sec/">Tesla saboteur/whistleblower claims to now be working with the SEC</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/07/25/nissan-all-electric-camper-e-nv200-van/">Nissan unveils all-electric camper based on the e-NV200 van</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/07/26/jaguar-i-pace-delay/">Jaguar delays some I-Pace all-electric SUV deliveries, automaker says it is ‘prioritizing’</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/07/26/audi-e-tron-quattro-electric-suv-unveiling-reservation-sept-17/">Audi to unveil e-tron quattro electric SUV and start taking reservations on Sept 17 in the US</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/07/24/audi-e-tron-quattro-electric-motor-production/">Audi starts electric motor production for e-tron quattro ahead of imminent launch</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/07/26/nio-courting-tesla-owners-mobile-charging-stations-electric-vans/">NIO is courting Tesla owners with mobile charging stations inside electric vans</a></li> </ul> <p>Here’s the live stream for today’s episode starting at 4pm ET (or the video after 5pm ET):</p> <p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUP6HV3xmNo</p> <p> </p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ElectrekPodcast/~4/-Va4rXtXnZw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 27, 2018
Tesla Model 3 vindicated in teardown, new hypermiling record, Model 3 Performance
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<p>This week on the <a href="https://electrek.co/guides/electrek-podcast/">Electrek Podcast</a>, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including the Tesla Model 3 being vindicated in a teardown, two new hypermiling records set with Tesla vehicles, more info on the Model 3 Performance, and more.</p> <p></p> <p><!--more--></p> <p>The Electrek Podcast is me, Fred Lambert, editor-in-chief of Electrek, and Seth Weintraub, founder and publisher of Electrek and the 9to5 network, discussing all our top stories of the week while taking questions from our readers and highlighting the most insightful comments on the site.</p> <p>The show is live every Friday at 4pm ET on <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcOIZzJgLCyMPILY7-1Vsdg/featured?sub_confirmation=1" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Electrek’s Youtube channel</a>. As a reminder we’ll have an accompanying post, like this one, on the site with an embedded link to the live stream. Head to the <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcOIZzJgLCyMPILY7-1Vsdg/featured?sub_confirmation=1">Youtube channel</a> to get your questions and comments in.</p> <p>After the show ends at around 5pm ET, the video will be archived on <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcOIZzJgLCyMPILY7-1Vsdg">YouTube</a> and the audio on all your favorite podcast apps through our <a href="https://electrek.co/podcastRSS" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS feed: https://electrek.co/podcastRSS</a>. Grab the <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/electrek/id1320055779?">quick link to iTunes here</a>.</p> <p>We now have <a href="https://www.patreon.com/electrek" target="_blank" rel="noopener">a Patreon</a> if you want to help us to avoid more ads and invest more in our content. We have some awesome gifts for our Patreons and more coming.</p> <p>Here are a few of the articles that we will discuss during the podcast today:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/07/16/tesla-model-3-teardown-profitability/">Tesla Model 3 teardown shows over 30% profitability as Munro research firm ‘eats crow’</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/07/16/tesla-model-3-autopilot-unmanned-hypermiling-record/">Tesla Model 3 unmanned on Autopilot travels 1,000 km on a single charge in new hypermiling record</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/07/17/tesla-model-3-dual-motor-performance-versions-official-epa-ratings/">Tesla Model 3 Dual Motor and Performance versions get official EPA ratings</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/07/20/tesla-model-3-performance-acceleration-new-tires-elon-musk/">Tesla Model 3 Performance 0-60 time could improve to under 3.3 seconds with upgraded tires, says Elon Musk</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/07/19/tesla-tsla-stock-down-model-3-cancellations-increasing/">Tesla (TSLA) stock down as top analyst sees Model 3 cancellations increasing, Tesla denies</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/07/19/tesla-model-3-s-x-new-orders-elon-musk/">Tesla had over 7,000 new orders (5,000 Model 3’s and 2,000 S/X) last week, says Elon Musk</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/07/20/tesla-stocking-model-3-lots-tsla-shorts-freaking-out/">Tesla is stocking ‘thousands’ of Model 3’s in parking lots, shorts are freaking out about it</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/07/20/hyundai-kona-electric-production/">Hyundai starts production of Kona Electric CUV, ships out first ~1,000 units</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/07/19/nissan-leaf-nismo-specs-launch-sale/">Nissan LEAF NISMO sport version is officially launching and going on sale this month</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/07/18/vw-all-electric-microbus-crossover-us/">VW plans to produce its all-electric microbus and crossover in the US</a></li> </ul> <p>Here’s the live stream for today’s episode starting at 4pm ET (or the video after 5pm ET):</p> <p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-vsxIF5JKk</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ElectrekPodcast/~4/R3VxfPrRM20" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 20, 2018
Electrek Podcast: Tesla stops ‘anti-selling’ Model 3, Performance version coming, Gigafactory 3, and more
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<p>This week on the <a href="https://electrek.co/guides/electrek-podcast/">Electrek Podcast</a>, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including Tesla opening up the Model 3 design studio to anyone in the latest move to stop 'anti-selling' the vehicle, Model 3 Performance version is about to become available, and more.</p> <p></p> <p><!--more--></p> <p>The Electrek Podcast is me, Fred Lambert, editor-in-chief of Electrek, and Seth Weintraub, founder and publisher of Electrek and the 9to5 network, discussing all our top stories of the week while taking questions from our readers and highlighting the most insightful comments on the site.</p> <p>The show is live every Friday at 4pm ET on <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcOIZzJgLCyMPILY7-1Vsdg/featured?sub_confirmation=1" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Electrek’s Youtube channel</a>. As a reminder we’ll have an accompanying post, like this one, on the site with an embedded link to the live stream. Head to the <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcOIZzJgLCyMPILY7-1Vsdg/featured?sub_confirmation=1">Youtube channel</a> to get your questions and comments in.</p> <p>After the show ends at around 5pm ET, the video will be archived on <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcOIZzJgLCyMPILY7-1Vsdg">YouTube</a> and the audio on all your favorite podcast apps through our <a href="https://electrek.co/podcastRSS" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS feed: https://electrek.co/podcastRSS</a>. Grab the <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/electrek/id1320055779?">quick link to iTunes here</a>.</p> <p>We now have <a href="https://www.patreon.com/electrek" target="_blank" rel="noopener">a Patreon</a> if you want to help us to avoid more ads and invest more in our content. We have some awesome gifts for our Patreons and more coming.</p> <p>Here are a few of the articles that we will discuss during the podcast today:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/07/08/tesla-stop-anti-selling-model-3-perofrmance/">Tesla to stop ‘anti-selling’ Model 3 with Performance version hitting the market</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/07/10/tesla-model-3-performance-fleet-for-test-drives-elon-musk/">Tesla expands Model 3 Performance fleet for test drives, received ‘over 30,000’ drive requests</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/07/13/tesla-model-3-performance-lower-suspension-brake-elon-musk/">Tesla Model 3 Performance version has a lower suspension and ‘stronger brakes’, Elon Musk confirms</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/07/09/tesla-model-3-online-configurator-everyone/">Tesla is opening Model 3 online configurator to everyone</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/07/11/tesla-model-3-buyers-5-mins-delivery/">Tesla tries to get Model 3 buyers out the door in 5 mins during delivery as it ramps up</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/07/12/tesla-tsla-federal-tax-credit-threshold/">Tesla confirms hitting federal tax credit threshold, $7,500 credit cut in half at end of 2018</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/07/11/ontario-shuts-down-ev-rebate-tesla-model-3-reduce-gas-price/">Ontario shuts down EV rebate just as Tesla Model 3 was blowing it up</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/07/10/tesla-model-3-dual-motor-carb-filing-range-results/">Tesla Model 3 Dual Motor and Performance CARB filing shows interesting range results</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/07/10/tesla-gigafactory-3-china-official-production/">Tesla makes Gigafactory 3 in China official, plans to start production in 2 years</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/07/09/tesla-increases-price-model-s-model-x-china-new-trade-war-tariffs/">Tesla increases price of Model S and Model X by over $20,000 in China due to new trade-war tariffs</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/07/11/tesla-powerwall-2-founders-series-signed-elon-musk-deliveries/">Tesla finally starts deliveries of long-awaited Powerwall 2 Founders series signed by Elon Musk</a></li> </ul> <p>Here’s the live stream for today’s episode starting at 4pm ET (or the video after 5pm ET):</p> <p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKfe_S72D80</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ElectrekPodcast/~4/0yKdbwpZkMU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 13, 2018
Tesla Model 3 production milestone and controversy, EV federal tax credit
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<p>This week on the <a href="https://electrek.co/guides/electrek-podcast/">Electrek Podcast</a>, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including the new Tesla Model 3 production milestone and the controversy around it, the EV federal tax credit comes back into focus, and more.</p> <p></p> <p><!--more--></p> <p>The Electrek Podcast is me, Fred Lambert, editor-in-chief of Electrek, and Seth Weintraub, founder and publisher of Electrek and the 9to5 network, discussing all our top stories of the week while taking questions from our readers and highlighting the most insightful comments on the site.</p> <p>The show is live every Friday at 4pm ET on <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcOIZzJgLCyMPILY7-1Vsdg/featured?sub_confirmation=1" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Electrek’s Youtube channel</a>. As a reminder we’ll have an accompanying post, like this one, on the site with an embedded link to the live stream. Head to the <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcOIZzJgLCyMPILY7-1Vsdg/featured?sub_confirmation=1">Youtube channel</a> to get your questions and comments in.</p> <p>After the show ends at around 5pm ET, the video will be archived on <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcOIZzJgLCyMPILY7-1Vsdg">YouTube</a> and the audio on all your favorite podcast apps through our <a href="https://electrek.co/podcastRSS" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS feed: https://electrek.co/podcastRSS</a>. Grab the <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/electrek/id1320055779?">quick link to iTunes here</a>.</p> <p>We now have <a href="https://www.patreon.com/electrek" target="_blank" rel="noopener">a Patreon</a> if you want to help us to avoid more ads and invest more in our content. We have some awesome gifts for our Patreons and more coming.</p> <p>Here are a few of the articles that we will discuss during the podcast today:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/07/01/tesla-model-3-production-milestone-record-total-production-elon-musk/">Tesla reaches Model 3 production milestone and record 7,000-car week total production, says Elon Musk</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/07/02/tesla-official-model-3-production-numbers-q2/">Tesla releases official production numbers: 53,339 vehicles including 28,578 Model 3’s in Q2, 6,000 per week next month</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/07/02/tesla-stock-price-tsla-tumbles-wall-street-throws-cold-water-model-3-production-ramp/">Tesla stock price (TSLA) tumbles as Wall Street throws cold water on Model 3 production ramp</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/07/02/ford-mocks-tesla-model-3-production-achievement/">Ford mocks Tesla’s Model 3 production achievement despite lagging behind in electric vehicles</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/07/03/tesla-eliminates-test-model-3-production-claiming-redundant-report-critical/">Tesla eliminates test in Model 3 production claiming redundancy, report claims it’s ‘critical’</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/07/05/elon-musk-reporter-bribing-tesla-employee-rich-tsla-short/">Elon Musk suspects reporter bribed Tesla employee on behalf of rich TSLA short</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/07/05/tesla-vehicle-to-grid-technology-v2g-elon-musk/">Tesla could ‘revisit’ vehicle-to-grid technology, says Elon Musk</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/07/05/teslas-service-situation-norway-scary-glimpse-potential-future-markets/">Tesla’s difficult service situation in Norway is a scary glimpse at potential future in other markets, Tesla says it’s on it</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/07/02/tesla-svp-engineering-doug-field-leave/">Tesla’s SVP of engineering Doug Field won’t return at the automaker after leave</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/07/03/gm-increasing-chevy-bolt-ev-production-demand/">GM says it is increasing Chevy Bolt EV production by ‘more than 20 percent’</a></li> </ul> <p>Here’s the live stream for today’s episode starting at 4pm ET (or the video after 5pm ET):</p> <p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hv1ZknONRNk</p> <p> </p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ElectrekPodcast/~4/3UtXML-Ubxg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 06, 2018
Electrek Podcast: Tesla Pickup Truck, Model 3 option and pricing update, production ramp, and more
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<p>This week on the <a href="https://electrek.co/guides/electrek-podcast/">Electrek Podcast</a>, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including a lot of new information about the upcoming Tesla Pickup Truck, Tesla updates Model 3 option and pricing update, the latest on the production ramp, and more.</p> <p></p> <p><!--more--></p> <p>The Electrek Podcast is me, Fred Lambert, editor-in-chief of Electrek, and Seth Weintraub, founder and publisher of Electrek and the 9to5 network, discussing all our top stories of the week while taking questions from our readers and highlighting the most insightful comments on the site.</p> <p>The show is live every Friday at 4pm ET on <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcOIZzJgLCyMPILY7-1Vsdg/featured?sub_confirmation=1" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Electrek’s Youtube channel</a>. As a reminder we’ll have an accompanying post, like this one, on the site with an embedded link to the live stream. Head to the <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcOIZzJgLCyMPILY7-1Vsdg/featured?sub_confirmation=1">Youtube channel</a> to get your questions and comments in.</p> <p>After the show ends at around 5pm ET, the video will be archived on <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcOIZzJgLCyMPILY7-1Vsdg">YouTube</a> and the audio on all your favorite podcast apps through our <a href="https://electrek.co/podcastRSS" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS feed: https://electrek.co/podcastRSS</a>. Grab the <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/electrek/id1320055779?">quick link to iTunes here</a>.</p> <p>We now have <a href="https://www.patreon.com/electrek" target="_blank" rel="noopener">a Patreon</a> if you want to help us to avoid more ads and invest more in our content. We have some awesome gifts for our Patreons and more coming.</p> <p>Here are a few of the articles that we will discuss during the podcast today:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/06/26/tesla-pickup-truck-elon-musk-suggestion/">Tesla Pickup truck to have dual motor AWD with ‘crazy torque’, says Elon Musk as he seeks suggestions</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/06/27/tesla-pickup-truck-everything-we-know/">Tesla Pickup Truck: everything we know so far</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/06/26/tesla-model-3-update-options-pricing-dual-motor/">Tesla updates Model 3 options and pricing, dual motor becomes cheaper, adds color, and more</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/06/27/tesla-model-3-badge-dual-motor-performance-version/">Tesla Model 3 is finally getting a badge: Dual Motor and underlined for Performance version</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/06/23/tesla-new-paid-premium-connectivity-package-in-car-internet-features/">Tesla is introducing new paid ‘premium connectivity’ package to support in-car internet features of growing fleet</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/06/25/tesla-model-3-battery-production-5000-unit-per-week-says-gigafactory-employee/">Tesla Model 3 battery production is at 5,000 unit per week, says Gigafactory employee</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/06/28/tesla-model-3-production-ramp-battery-cell-shortages-panasonic/">Tesla Model 3’s production ramp is creating ‘occasional battery cell shortages’, says Panasonic</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/06/27/elon-musk-tsla-tesla-model-3-delivery-numbers-internal-email/">Elon Musk hints at higher Tesla Model 3 delivery numbers in internal email</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/06/24/tesla-autopilot-mad-max-mode-elon-musk/">Tesla Autopilot has an actual ‘Mad Max’ mode in development build, says Elon Musk</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/06/25/cyborg-dragon-tesla-elon-musk/">Elon Musk hints at what his ‘Cyborg Dragon Tesla’ is actually going to be</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/06/26/faraday-future-2-billion-financing-electric-vehicles-to-market/">Faraday Future announces $2 billion in financing to bring its electric vehicles to market</a></li> </ul> <p>Here’s the live stream for today’s episode starting at 4pm ET (or the video after 5pm ET):</p> <p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eATzmHukP6U</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ElectrekPodcast/~4/2gXvZDL6tnk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 29, 2018
Tesla Model 3 GA line, BMW EV plan
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<p>This week on the <a href="https://electrek.co/guides/electrek-podcast/">Electrek Podcast</a>, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including Tesla Model 3's new general assembly line that created some controversy, but not more than Tesla's sabotage scandal. We also talk about BMW's electrification plan and a lot more.</p> <p></p> <p><!--more--></p> <p>The Electrek Podcast is me, Fred Lambert, editor-in-chief of Electrek, and Seth Weintraub, founder and publisher of Electrek and the 9to5 network, discussing all our top stories of the week while taking questions from our readers and highlighting the most insightful comments on the site.</p> <p>The show is live every Friday at 4pm ET on <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcOIZzJgLCyMPILY7-1Vsdg/featured?sub_confirmation=1" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Electrek’s Youtube channel</a>. As a reminder we’ll have an accompanying post, like this one, on the site with an embedded link to the live stream. Head to the <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcOIZzJgLCyMPILY7-1Vsdg/featured?sub_confirmation=1">Youtube channel</a> to get your questions and comments in.</p> <p>After the show ends at around 5pm ET, the video will be archived on <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcOIZzJgLCyMPILY7-1Vsdg">YouTube</a> and the audio on all your favorite podcast apps through our <a href="https://electrek.co/podcastRSS" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS feed: https://electrek.co/podcastRSS</a>. Grab the <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/electrek/id1320055779?">quick link to iTunes here</a>.</p> <p>We now have <a href="https://www.patreon.com/electrek" target="_blank" rel="noopener">a Patreon</a> if you want to help us to avoid more ads and invest more in our content. We have some awesome gifts for our Patreons and more coming.</p> <p>Here are a few of the articles that we will discuss during the podcast today:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/06/16/tesla-model-3-production-update-elon-musk-factory/">Tesla Model 3 production update: Elon Musk will be ‘almost 24/7’ at factory to help fix a few bottlenecks</a></li> <li><a style="font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif" href="https://electrek.co/2018/06/19/tesla-model-3-assembly-line-inside-tent-elon-musk/">Tesla’s new Model 3 assembly line inside a ‘tent’ is ‘way better’ and cheaper than other line, says Elon Musk</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/06/18/tesla-sabotaged-elon-musk-employees-alert/">Tesla production line was ‘sabotaged’, Elon Musk tells employees to be ‘on alert’</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/06/20/tesla-martin-trip/">Tesla sues alleged saboteur engineer who also apparently leaked false reports to media</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/06/21/tesla-sabotage-data-theft-scandal-crazier/">Tesla sabotage/data theft scandal becomes even crazier</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/06/21/tesla-updates-autopilot-nag/">Tesla updates Autopilot ‘nag’ with new alert and clarifies hand on wheel detection</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/06/19/tesla-autopilot-buddy-hack-nag-shut-down-nthsa/">Tesla Autopilot ‘buddy’ hack to avoid ‘nag’ gets shut down by NHTSA</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/06/18/what-tesla-autopilot-see-understand/">A rare look at what Tesla Autopilot can see and interpret</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/06/20/tesla-remotely-limit-speed-mobile-app-update/">Tesla now lets you limit the speed of your car with new update</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/06/20/porsche-electric-hypercar-startup-rimac/">Porsche takes a stake in electric hypercar startup Rimac</a></li> </ul> <p>Here’s the live stream for today’s episode starting at 4pm ET (or the video after 5pm ET):</p> <p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jl_zDvccGXI</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ElectrekPodcast/~4/BnLY9CbWLHM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 22, 2018
Jaguar I-PACE, Tesla's restructuring, Musk's Boring Company going to Chicago
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<p>This week on the <a href="https://electrek.co/guides/electrek-podcast/">Electrek Podcast</a>, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including our thoughts on the Jaguar I-PACE after our first experience driving the car, Tesla's restructuring results in a major round of layoffs, Elon Musk's Boring Company is going to Chicago, and more.</p> <p></p> <p><!--more--></p> <p>The Electrek Podcast is me, Fred Lambert, editor-in-chief of Electrek, and Seth Weintraub, founder and publisher of Electrek and the 9to5 network, discussing all our top stories of the week while taking questions from our readers and highlighting the most insightful comments on the site.</p> <p>The show is live every Friday at 4pm ET on <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcOIZzJgLCyMPILY7-1Vsdg/featured?sub_confirmation=1" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Electrek’s Youtube channel</a>. As a reminder we’ll have an accompanying post, like this one, on the site with an embedded link to the live stream. Head to the <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcOIZzJgLCyMPILY7-1Vsdg/featured?sub_confirmation=1">Youtube channel</a> to get your questions and comments in.</p> <p>After the show ends at around 5pm ET, the video will be archived on <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcOIZzJgLCyMPILY7-1Vsdg">YouTube</a> and the audio on all your favorite podcast apps through our <a href="https://electrek.co/podcastRSS" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS feed: https://electrek.co/podcastRSS</a>. Grab the <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/electrek/id1320055779?">quick link to iTunes here</a>.</p> <p>We now have <a href="https://www.patreon.com/electrek" target="_blank" rel="noopener">a Patreon</a> if you want to help us to avoid more ads and invest more in our content. We have some awesome gifts for our Patreons and more coming.</p> <p>Here are a few of the articles that we will discuss during the podcast today:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/06/14/jaguar-i-pace-review-the-240-mile-luxury-sport-utility-is-everything/">Jaguar I-PACE Review: The 240+ mile luxury/sport/utility is everything…</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/06/12/tesla-layoffs-workforce-restructure/">Tesla is laying off about 9% of its workforce as it restructures the company</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/06/13/tsla-elon-musk-buy-tesla-stock/">Elon Musk buys another $25 million worth of Tesla (TSLA) stock as he pushes for profit</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/06/10/tesla-version-9-software-update-fully-self-driving-features-elon-musk/">Tesla’s version 9 software update is coming in August with first ‘full self-driving features’, says Elon Musk</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/06/11/tesla-autopilot-update-nag-hands-wheel/">Tesla’s latest Autopilot update comes with more ‘nag’ to make sure drivers keep their hands on the wheel</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/06/13/tesla-autopilot-hold-steering-wheel-alerts-complaints/">Tesla is updating Autopilot’s ‘Hold Steering Wheel’ alert after complaints, says Elon Musk</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/06/13/tesla-new-user-interface-version-9-elon-musk/">Tesla will release a new Autopilot interface with version 9 software coming this summer, confirms Elon Musk</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/06/10/tesla-roadster-elon-musk-thruster-backseat/">Elon Musk is serious about adding thrusters to the new Tesla Roadster, the option will replace the back seats</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/06/14/elon-musk-boring-company-loop-chicago/">Elon Musk’s Boring Company won bid to build a ‘Loop’ transit system in Chicago</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/06/15/tesla-build-pod-boring-company-loop-elon-musk/">Tesla will build the ‘pods’ for the Boring Company’s Loop, says Elon Musk</a></li> </ul> <p>Here’s the live stream for today’s episode starting at 4pm ET (or the video after 5pm ET):</p> <p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1szpa1dGgK4</p> <p> </p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ElectrekPodcast/~4/LbYrrLd5jdk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 15, 2018
Flurry of Tesla news, Daimler's response to Tesla Semi, Jaguar starts pushing the I-Pace
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<p>This week on the <a href="https://electrek.co/guides/electrek-podcast/">Electrek Podcast</a>, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including a flurry of Tesla news from the shareholder meeting, Daimler unveils new electric trucks in response to Tesla Semi, Jaguar starts marketing the I-Pace, and more.</p> <p></p> <p><!--more--></p> <p>Thanks to this week’s Electrek Podcast sponsor <i>Wunder Capital</i>, the easiest way to invest in large-scale solar projects across the US. To learn more, visit <a href="http://bit.ly/2Dyc9Uv">WunderCapital.com/Electrek</a></p> <p>The Electrek Podcast is me, Fred Lambert, editor-in-chief of Electrek, and Seth Weintraub, founder and publisher of Electrek and the 9to5 network, discussing all our top stories of the week while taking questions from our readers and highlighting the most insightful comments on the site.</p> <p>The show is live every Friday at 4pm ET on <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcOIZzJgLCyMPILY7-1Vsdg/featured?sub_confirmation=1" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Electrek’s Youtube channel</a>. As a reminder we’ll have an accompanying post, like this one, on the site with an embedded link to the live stream. Head to the <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcOIZzJgLCyMPILY7-1Vsdg/featured?sub_confirmation=1">Youtube channel</a> to get your questions and comments in.</p> <p>After the show ends at around 5pm ET, the video will be archived on <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcOIZzJgLCyMPILY7-1Vsdg">YouTube</a> and the audio on all your favorite podcast apps through our <a href="https://electrek.co/podcastRSS" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS feed: https://electrek.co/podcastRSS</a>. Grab the <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/electrek/id1320055779?">quick link to iTunes here</a>.</p> <p>We now have <a href="https://www.patreon.com/electrek" target="_blank" rel="noopener">a Patreon</a> if you want to help us to avoid more ads and invest more in our content. We have some awesome gifts for our Patreons and more coming.</p> <p>Here are a few of the articles that we will discuss during the podcast today:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/06/05/tesla-releases-model-y-image/">Tesla releases new image of Model Y electric CUV, Musk jokes about it having no steering wheel</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/06/05/tesla-new-next-gen-roadster-prototype-shareholder-meeting/">Tesla unveils new white next-gen Roadster prototype at shareholder meeting</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/06/05/tesla-model-3-best-selling-mid-sized-premium-sedan-production-update/">Tesla Model 3 claims best-selling mid-sized premium sedan spot, gives production update</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/06/06/tesla-pushes-supercharger-v3-expansion-batteries-solar/">Tesla pushes Supercharger V3 to ‘end of the year’, says it will be ‘zombie apocalypse-proof’</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/06/05/electric-cars-charge-on-sunlight-tesla-powerpacks-smart-solar-charging-station/">Electric cars can now charge on sunlight day and night with Tesla Powerpacks at new ‘Smart Solar Charging’ station</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/06/04/tesla-supercharger-station-windshield-cleaning-station/">Tesla finally adds highly requested feature to Supercharger stations – a squeegee station</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/06/04/tesla-model-3-leases-elon-musk/">Tesla will start offering Model 3 leases in ‘6 to 9 months’, says Elon Musk</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/06/08/tesla-releases-new-autopilot-car-renderings/">Tesla releases new Autopilot update with performance improvements and new car renderings</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/06/06/tesla-open-own-body-shops-same-day-repair-elon-musk/">Tesla to open its own body shops by the end of the month, could offer same day repair, says Elon Musk</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/06/06/tesla-tsla-stock-elon-musk-confidence-shorts-scramble/">Tesla (TSLA) rallies ~10% on Elon Musk’s confidence as the shorts scramble</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/06/07/daimler-electric-semi-truck-ecascadia-tesla-semi/">Daimler unveils electric eCascadia semi truck to compete with Tesla Semi, launches electric truck group</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/06/04/jaguar-i-pace-review-roundup-20-videos-are-positive/">Jaguar I-PACE review roundup: 20 early videos are mostly positive but lack EV context</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/06/06/porsche-mission-e-tesla-killer/">Porsche: Mission E doesn’t aim to be a Tesla killer, it aims to be a ‘real Porsche’</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/06/08/porsches-mission-e-all-electric-vehicle-taycan/">Porsche’s Mission E all-electric vehicle becomes the ‘Taycan’</a></li> </ul> <p>Here’s the live stream for today’s episode starting at 4pm ET (or the video after 5pm ET):</p> <p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sc2ViK2X0Lg</p> <p> </p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ElectrekPodcast/~4/fkAAnNsiXyI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 08, 2018