Yesterday was Mel's Birthday. And today is election day! Tom and Robert do their best to alleviate Mel's concerns. They talk the Solarcity/Tesla merger call, the model 3's big hole, the Bolt, Elon's Twitter storm and so much more.
This weeks Talking Tesla comes to you directly from Mel's studio - where all the guys are located! We bring you a new segment called "Going Zero", in which Mel explores how much energy his company uses, and attempts to find a way to go carbon neutral.
We are all waiting for 8.0 to land! Tom is away (again) this week - so he skypes in from Florida. It turns out, though, that perhaps Tom was right about some things last week!? Robert went to the Alt Car Expo - an EV and renewables event in Santa Monica. He fills us in on the details. Mel made some youtube videos this week about his Model X doors
This week Tom calls in from Chicago to join Mel and Robert in the weekly discussion. So many stories this week. Everything from how hard it is to steal a Tesla to the resurrection of the Fisker Karma to the Falcon Wing doors.
Another Space X launch and landing success! Is this getting boring yet? We think not. Robert is away this week so he Skypes in from Cape Cod to chat with Mel and Tom about all of this weeks stories and shenanigans.
Warning! There is some language this episode. Mel, Tom and Robert discuss Tesla's second quarter earnings call. They also cover a lot of ground (in between rants by Mel), ranging from Tesla losses, to the supercharger car wash.
What is Elon's "Top Secret Tesla Masterplan, Part 2"? The guys discuss the possibilities.They also discuss how to change a tyre. Or more importantly where to change the tires on your Tesla. Rob talks about the future of High-Speed transport. They get to the bottom of the "Electric Road Trip" - a series of meet-ups at destination chargers. They talk wind, solar, and fossil fuels, Tesla renting, and the electric bus.
Mel, Tom and Robert bring you the usual EV news and banter. The guys do an overview of EV sales. A discussion ensues about Space X and how they have managed to keep NASA happy, even after last years RUD (Rapid unexpected disassembly) of the resupply mission, known as CRS-7.
There have been a lot of Tesla crashes in the news lately. Wasn’t anyone listening to our "Don’t Lie To Tesla" episode? Tom and Mel discuss many of the aspects related to this, including the media reactions to these stories.
Tom is in Vegas, so Robert Rosenbloom has joined Mel for this week’s Talking Tesla. Mel and Robert take a minute to revel in the news that Elon has a desk and a sleeping bag at the end of the Model X production line, before covering a range of topics.