Talking Tesla

Mel Herbert, Tom Wolfson and Robert Rosenbloom talk all things Tesla.

Ep 113 - Semi vs. Roadster

Robert's Videos from the Tesla Semi and Roadster Event:

https://www.youtube.com/user/RCR2200?app=desktop

SEMI - https://www.tesla.com/semi/  aka. BAMF

  • 500 mile range w/ 80,000 lb load (Max legal limit)

  • 400 mi of range charge in 30 minutes - roughly 1.6 MW charging or about more than 10 times more powerful than Tesla’s current Superchargers.

    • Speculation:

    • Double the voltage to 960V

    • 6x the amperage via 4x larger charge port

    • I expect they’ll have to cool the cable & handle

  • Single seat was what they showed us with 2-screens

  • $1.26 per mile, compared with $1.51 per mile in a diesel truck, and when platooning 3-trucks $0.85/mile “cheaper than rail transport”!

  • 4 independent electric motors on rear axles – enabling insane torque for a 0 to 60 mph acceleration with a full load (80,000 Lbs) in 20 seconds.

Roadster (the original)

  • First versions (Roadster 1.5, 2 & 2.5) began deliveries in 2008 - Tesla sold about 2,450 Roadsters in over 30 countries - According to the U.S. EPA, the Roadster can travel 244 miles - US$112,000 - Tesla produced the Roadster until January 2012

  • Tesla ordered 2,500 gliders from Lotus - Where are those 50 gliders? Being held for parts - used for testing?

  • Roadster 3.0 (Summer 2016) was an upgrade/refresh package

  • https://shop.tesla.com/us/en/product/vehicle-accessories/roadster-3_0-battery-upgrade.html?sku=1055804-00-A

  • included a new 80 kWh battery (increased the original 240 mi range -> 340 mi), aero body kit, change of tire type for decreased rolling resistance

 

Roadster Deux, more accurately 4.0 is due out in 2020, aka. Next Gen Roadster, #NGR

  • 1.9 sec 0 - 60 MPH & 1 - 100 MPH 4.2 sec  = WHIPLASH, seeing stars, syncope!

  • Lower coefficient of friction than a Bugatti Chiron

  • Top speed 250 MPH (402 kPH)

  • 620 miles (1000 km) of range

  • 200 kwh battery in a small footprint. Floorboard is higher than the original roadster, opinions are that Tesla has stacked 2-100 kWh battery trays

  • $250,000 for founders - 1000 limit “specs will exceed those announced” but they were not specific. Emile, the demonstration driver, said “this never gets old”.

  • $200,000 for standard super car - no limit announced

  • $250 million $$ interest free loan from founder’s deposits

How long till they announce it is sold out? They won’t say much till then

Next Gen Roadster rides were given to those who placed $5000 deposits, >60 rides were given! I heard of numerous others placing orders online Thurs. night.

 

How big a battery

https://insideevs.com/tesla-semi-truck-battery-is-how-big/ &

https://electrek.co/2017/11/17/tesla-semi-electric-truck-specs-cost/

Wal-Mart Joins Retailers Planning to Try Out Tesla Truck

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-17/tesla-seals-order-from-michigan-grocery-chain-for-semi-trucks

J.B. Hunt Transport Services Places Order For "Multiple" Tesla Semi Trucks | CleanTechnica

https://cleantechnica.com/2017/11/18/jb-hunt-transport-services-places-order-multiple-tesla-semi-trucks

BMW two issue stop sale and voluntary recall for all US i3

https://insideevs.com/bmw-to-issue-stop-sale-and-voluntary-recall-for-all-us-i3s/

Go to Kettleman City & Have The Barista Pull You an Espresso & Supercharge

https://youtu.be/_Wkc7PUSyR0

100 Women: The women who sew for Nasa - BBC News

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-41887973

Hyperloop Startup Arrivo Has Plans For High-Speed Colorado Tube Train Network - Forbes

http://www.forbes.com/sites/alanohnsman/2017/11/14/hyperloop-startup-arrivo-has-plans-for-high-speed-colorado-tube-train-network/#715af5bb44d8

http://www.arrivo-loop.com/

The EPA is rewriting the most important number in climate economics - Calculating behaviour

https://www.economist.com/news/united-states/21731395-reducing-social-cost-carbon-would-allow-epa-dispense-regulations-epa

Ep 112 - Reveal This

Tesla quietly adds native Siri integration to remotely control electric car with iOS app

https://electrek.co/2017/11/06/tesla-native-siri-integration-ios-app/

The Tesla Parking Lot Instagram Page is BACK!

https://www.instagram.com/teslaparkinglot/?hl=en

Ford inks $765 million deal to build electric vehicles in China

https://www.theverge.com/2017/11/8/16625938/ford-china-zotye-electric-cars-manufacturing

China is considering a relaxation of the partnership mandate in order to woo more stubborn EV makers like Tesla.

Daimler unveils its first all-electric school bus, hits production in 2019 with over 100 miles of range-Robert

https://electrek.co/2017/11/09/daimlert-all-electric-school-bus/

Lion, a Quebec-based school bus manufacturer, also offers an increasingly popular electric school bus.

The Long Road to Safer School Buses 

https://www.nrdc.org/stories/long-road-safer-school-buses

Workhorse CEO: $300 million in preorders for plug-in hybrid pickup trucks-Robert

https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1113616_workhorse-ceo-300-million-in-preorders-for-plug-in-hybrid-pickup-trucks

WAYMO HAS TAKEN THE HUMAN OUT OF ITS SELF-DRIVING CARS-Robert

https://www.wired.com/story/waymo-google-arizona-phoenix-driverless-self-driving-cars/?mbid=nl_110817_daily_list3_p4b

Recall the funny/cute looking “pod car,” without a steering wheel or pedals, retired YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaOB-ErYq6Y & another from Feb: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtApzKnGU94

Tesla deploys new computer vision capability as it increases Autopilot data-gathering effort

https://electrek.co/2017/11/10/tesla-autopilot-data-gathering-effort-new-computer-vision-capability/

Biggest lithium mining operations could be in Australia-Robert

https://www.electricvehiclesresearch.com/articles/13089/biggest-lithium-mining-operations-could-be-in-australia

Tesla Energy Will Be Supplementing Another Island’s Power Grid - Nantucket

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-48mwh-powerpack-battery-nantucket-ma-energy/

Supercharger - Kettleman City-

https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads/supercharger-kettleman-city-location-found-construction-started.94032/page-17

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ep 111 - Elon's Inferno

This is the time to TAKE ACTION, contact your Member in the House of Representatives and have all all voters concerned with climate change and access to EVs and American Industry (just not the oil & gas industry) to call or write in with your concerns. Find your Representative’s contact information here: https://www.house.gov/representatives/find/

Tesla 2017 Q3 earnings Call

http://ir.tesla.com/events.cfm

http://files.shareholder.com/downloads/ABEA-4CW8X0/5510750402x0x962149/00F6EB90-2695-44E6-8C03-7EC4E06DF840/TSLA_Update_Letter_2017-3Q.pdf

How to approach buying a Tesla or any electric car with the proposed end of $7,500 tax credit next month

https://electrek.co/2017/11/02/buying-tesla-electric-cars-federal-tax-credit-gop-tax-bill/

Trump administration releases report finding ‘no convincing alternative explanation’ for climate change

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/11/03/trump-administration-releases-report-finds-no-convincing-alternative-explanation-for-climate-change/?utm_term=.697e3551f49a

The timing of report will put the American delegation in a sticky spot at an annual United Nations climate change conference beginning Monday in Bonn, Germany, given President Trump’s decision to walk away from the 195-nation Paris climate accord.

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/11/02/climate/trump-coal-cop23-bonn.html?emc=edit_nn_20171105&nl=morning-briefing&nlid=78533114&te=1&_r=0&referer=

Robert's Media Pick - Here’s an amazing media pic, the last 20 minutes of this CBS 60 minutes episode about a guy who spent time in a federal penitentiary and is now a Georgetown University law professor. A really inspirational story: https://omny.fm/shows/60-minutes/sunday-october-15-2017

Ep 110 - Model 3 Deep Dive

 

 

Model 3 Owners Club 1 hour video of the model 3 

 

https://cleantechnica.com/2017/10/29/tesla-model-3-control-stalks-keycard-app-windshield-wipers-model-3-owners-club-deep-dive-part-3/

 

Tesla installs Powerpack and Powerwall batteries at hospital in 🇵🇷

http://mashable.com/2017/10/24/tesla-solar-panels-hospital-puerto-rico/

Elon Musk’s Gigafactory Campfire Is the Hottest Event of the Year
https://www.inverse.com/article/37780-elon-musk-gigafactory-campfire?utm_campaign=organic

SOLARCITY TELEMARKETING CALLS CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT
https://topclassactions.com/lawsuit-settlements/lawsuit-news/823991-solarcity-telemarketing-calls-class-action-settlement/

8/17/2017 Case Dropped

  • 8/15/2016 by The Wagner Firm

3/28/2014 Case Bao v. SolarCity Corporation et al
http://www.classactionsnews.com/investments/solarcity-scty-securities-fraud-class-action-lawsuit  

Then SSC fought back:
SolarCity Seeks $663K In Fees After Investor Suit Dismissal
https://www.law360.com/articles/837362/solarcity-seeks-663k-in-fees-after-investor-suit-dismissal

City-Size Lunar Lava Tube Could House Future Astronaut Residents
https://www.livescience.com/60733-moon-lava-tube-could-shelter-astronauts.html?utm_source=notification

SpaceX Launch - Falcon 9 

https://www.reddit.com/r/spacex/wiki/launches/manifest

500 Yards Done

https://www.teslarati.com/boring-companys-first-route-takes-aim-traffic-las-worst-freeway/

Ep 109 - A Lot Of Hats

Ep 108 - 1 Trillion Dollar Idea

Ep 107 - Model 3 Misfire

Model 3 Delivery Misfire

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/03/tesla-shares-to-plunge-nearly-40-percent-due-to-weak-model-3-production-goldman.html

Tesla replaces Model 3 headlights, battery, seats, and more while going through ‘production hell’

https://electrek.co/2017/10/06/tesla-model-3-headlights-battery-seats/

Get your fix of the Tesla Model 3 via Video Tour by OCDetailing 

Hidden Interior Features:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2VRtAFqb4U

Hidden Exterior Features:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4KsgihLxoU

BYD Expands Factory to Ramp Up Electric Bus Production

https://www.trucks.com/2017/10/06/byd-expands-electric-bus-factory/#comment-4895

GM Says TESLA cannot do level 5 with current hardware

http://www.teslarati.com/gm-says-tesla-cant-achieve-level-5-self-driving-using-autopilot-hardware/

World Solar Challenge goes live: Solar cars racing from north to south across Australia

https://electrek.co/2017/10/08/world-solar-challenge-goes-live-solar-cars-racing-from-north-to-south-across-australia/

Ep 106 - Elon's BFR

Watch Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveil progress on world’s largest battery

http://www.teslarati.com/video-tesla-ceo-elon-musk-unveil-progress-worlds-largest-battery/

 

Tesla aids Puerto Rico in relief efforts, sends Powerwall systems to help restore power

http://www.teslarati.com/tesla-ships-powerwall-puerto-rico-restore-power/

The BIG MARS and EARTH Announcement

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/09/elon-musk-spacex-mars-moon-bfr-rockets-space-science/

WIRED why TESLA plan might work but probably wont!

https://www.wired.com/story/elon-musk-spacex-rocket-travel-plan/

Lockheed Martin trumps SpaceX Mars plans as Elon Musk cancels press conference 

http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/lockheed-martin-trumps-spacex-mars-plans-as-elon-musk-cancels-press-conference-20170929-gyr84n.html

Tesla Model 3 test drives bring laughter at the Gigafactory as deliveries are going east

https://electrek.co/2017/08/31/tesla-model-3-test-drives-gigafactory-deliveries-east/

Is Coast to Coast in an Electric Car Currently Viable? 

https://www.cars.com/articles/is-coast-to-coast-in-an-electric-car-currently-viable-1420697369177/

BMW 530e iPerformance will come with wireless charging in 2018 

http://electriccarsreport.com/2017/09/bmw-530e-iperformance-will-come-wireless-charging-2018-video/

Toyota and Mazda are making a new company to develop electric cars 

https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/28/16379394/Mazda-toyota-new-electric-car-company

Ep 105 - A Lot Of Junk In The Model 3 Trunk

Model 3 Configurator is eminent

https://www.reddit.com/r/teslamotors/comments/71hkjg/model_3_image_configurator/

https://www.carbuyingtips.com/articles/blog/mysteries-of-new-car-window-stickers-unveiled.htm

Tesla is working on customer-facing Model 3 design studio as it expands deliveries

https://electrek.co/2017/09/21/tesla-model-3-design-studio/#

Tesla had constructed a configurator for employees: https://electrek.co/2017/07/29/tesla-model-3-online-configurator-2/

https://cleantechnica.com/2017/09/23/826-seconds-first-tesla-model-3-delivered-outside-california-austin-texas/

https://www.teslarati.com/first-tesla-model-3-review-video-customer/amp/

Model 3 range > 334mi!

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-3-epa-rating-334-miles-long-range/amp/

Jaguar I-PACE all-electric SUV 2018 announced

https://www.jaguarusa.com/all-models/i-pace-concept-car/index.html?abkid=424-649563&gclid=CjwKCAjwo4jOBRBmEiwABWNaMV6j6YIV0dWIofW3EqDLPupys1hAsjgBlQfLEUE4Ia3TcTTPR5H7AxoCpd8QAvD_BwE&c

Infiniti To Debut Performance EV At In Detroit This January, Arrives In 2019

http://insideevs.com/infiniti-to-debut-performance-ev-at-in-detroit-this-january-arrives-in-2019/

Tesla is reportedly developing its own chip with AMD for self-driving cars | The Verge

https://www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2017/9/20/16341478/tesla-amd-chip-self-driving-car

Tesla Gigafactory 1: new aerial shots and drone video

https://electrek.co/2017/08/21/tesla-gigafactory-1-new-aerial-shots-drone-video/

Townsville is a logical location for new factory | Townsville Bulletin

http://www.townsvillebulletin.com.au/news/townsville-is-a-logical-location-for-new-factory/news-story/c696c47085d203749eed62a16aea800d

How solar power can protect the US military from threats to the electric grid - Robert

https://theconversation.com/how-solar-power-can-protect-the-us-military-from-threats-to-the-electric-grid-83698

Shanghai Home To World’s Largest Tesla Supercharger Facility

http://gas2.org/2017/09/21/shanghai-home-worlds-largest-tesla-supercharger-facility/

First seen on

https://www.reddit.com/r/teslamotors/comments/71gwpi/50_stall_supercharger_station_in_shanghai_china/

Tesla’s charging stations turning into convenience stops, say CTO JB Straubel

https://electrek.co/2017/09/19/tesla-charging-stations-convenience-stops-say-cto-jb-straubel/

Elon Musk at IAC 2017 in Adelaide

https://www.cnet.com/news/elon-musk-spacex-mars-colony-nasa-iac-2017-adelaide/

Mars Facts, Fun or Otherwise - (Robert)

https://phys.org/news/2017-04-mars-earth.html

Ep 104 - Baby Driver

Coffee vs. climate change: The news is not good – Ars Technica 

https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/09/coffee-vs-climate-change-the-news-is-not-good/?amp=1

Robert’s Media Pick: Wind River with Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wind_River_(film)

Nissan, Renault, Mitsubishi Collectively Reveal Future Plans, Including 12 Pure EVs

http://insideevs.com/nissan-renault-mitsubishi-collectively-reveal-future-ev-plans/

Tesla increases Model 3 deliveries to employees and insiders ahead of customer deliveries

https://electrek.co/2017/09/11/tesla-model-3-deliveries-employees-and-insiders-customer-deliveries/

TESLA PICK-UP 

https://electrek.co/2017/09/16/elon-musk-tesla-pickup-truck/

Mobile Swap Again?

https://electrek.co/2017/09/15/tesla-new-battery-swap-technology-to-deploy-trailer/

Tesla Turns off Automatic Emergency Braking in Some Newer Models

https://www.consumerreports.org/car-safety/tesla-turns-off-aeb-in-some-models/ &

https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads/tesla-turns-off-aeb-in-new-cars-produced-since-july.97847/?utm_source=threadloom&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ed9&utm_content=iss10

Batteries, Gigafactory, Energy Storage
https://www.juancole.com/2017/09/floridians-inverters-electricity.html

Tesla starts solar cell production at Gigafactory 2 in Buffalo, raises annual capacity goal to 2 GW

https://electrek.co/2017/08/31/tesla-solar-cell-production-gigafactory-2-buffalo-solar-roof/

During Irma’s Power Outages, Some Houses Kept The Lights On With Solar And Batteries 

https://www.fastcompany.com/40467003/during-irmas-power-outages-some-houses-kept-the-lights-on-with-solar-and-batteries?utm_content=bufferf1808&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Four Radical Plans to Save Civilization From Climate Change

 

https://www.wired.com/story/four-radical-plans-to-save-civilization-from-climate-change/amp

https://www.tesla.com/blog/supercharging-cities

China 1000 superchargers

http://www.teslarati.com/tesla-commits-1000-superchargers-china-end-2017/

MARS here we come, and the game plan for SpaceX

http://www.teslarati.com/spacexs-texas-based-mars-launch-facilities-completed-soon-2019/

The SpaceX Mic Drop-2018 SpaceX Hyperloop Competition

https://www.denverhyperlynx.com/single-post/2017/09/16/The-SpaceX-Mic-Drop

HOLY CRAP!! This is a big battery

https://electrek.co/2017/09/17/electric-dumper-truck-worlds-largest-ev-battery-pack/

http://www.electricvehiclesresearch.com/articles/11700/worlds-largest-electric-vehicle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ep 103 - Superchargers And Powerwalls For Everyone

National Drive Electric Week is going international. Celebrate and learn more about EVs at an event near you  https://driveelectricweek.org/index.php  

Nissan Leaf EV enters 10,000-mile Mongol Rally

https://arstechnica.com/cars/2017/05/nissan-leaf-ev-mongol-rally/

All in all an amazing accomplishment https://www.instagram.com/p/BY2ch4ggtmf/

TESLA TURNS ON MORE RANGE FOR FLORIDA

https://techcrunch.com/2017/09/09/tesla-flips-a-switch-to-increase-the-range-of-some-cars-in-florida-to-help-people-evacuate/amp/

Former FEMA chief: It's not about climate change anymore, 'it's about climate adaptation' | TheHill (Robert)
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/349785-former-fema-director-its-not-about-climate-change-its-about-climate?amp

China's Fossil Fuel Deadline Shifts Focus to Electric Car Race

https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2017-09-09/china-to-ban-sale-of-fossil-fuel-cars-in-electric-vehicle-push

Chinese EV supercar maker is prepping an all-electric SUV

https://www.engadget.com/2017/04/19/nio-es8-ev-suv-swappable-batteries/#/

Tesla updates Model S interior with new back seats | Electrek
https://electrek.co/2017/08/18/tesla-model-s-interior-new-back-seat/

krtrice RedIt contributor provided pics of his MS delivered in Chicago 3d ago
& here are more photos: http://imgur.com/a/a2SH1

LG Chem Investing $387 Million Into Europe’s Largest EV Battery Factory (In Poland)

https://cleantechnica.com/2017/09/08/lg-chem-investing-387-million-polish-battery-making-business/

A Tunisian Energy Company Wants to Pipe Electricity from the Sahara to Europe

https://futurism.com/a-tunisian-energy-company-wants-to-pipe-electricity-from-the-sahara-to-europe/amp/

Fully Renewable Possible? (NPR Science Friday, a cool show!)

https://www.pri.org/stories/2017-09-09/entirely-renewable-energy-future-possible-new-study-says

A German medium-sized company is fully committed to electric mobility and plans on the A8 a gigantic e-car filling station. Thousands of cars should be able to be loaded every day

http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/unternehmen/elektroautos-gigantische-elektrotankstelle-an-der-a8-geplant-15188266.html?GEPC=s33

SpaceX squeaks in another launch and land ahead of Hurricane Irma

http://www.teslarati.com/spacex-squeaks-another-launch-land-ahead-hurricane-irma/

http://gizmodo.com/spacex-is-about-to-launch-a-mysterious-space-plane-righ-1801817194

http://www.thedailybeast.com/elon-musk-launches-secret-robot-space-shuttle-no-seriously

Elon Musk Adds $5 Billion to His Fortune After SpaceX Soars - Bloomberg
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-03/elon-musk-adds-5-billion-to-fortune-as-spacex-soars-chart

Here’s Elon Musk’s Vision for the First Manned SpaceX Flight

http://fortune.com/2017/09/08/elon-musk-spacex-spacesuit-dragon/

2,300 MPH Hyperloop!

http://www.teslarati.com/chinese-t-flight-hyperloop-2300-mph-system/

HERE'S HOW TO RENT A TESLA ON YOUR NEXT VACATION

https://evannex.com/blogs/news/heres-how-to-rent-a-tesla-on-your-next-vacation

Chemical spills that happened in Houston which support our ICE habit:

https://www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2017/9/3/16250146/houston-superfund-sites-flooded-after-hurricane-harvey-epa

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/ap-exclusive-toxic-waste-sites-flooded-epa-scene-49584579

Ep 102 - Needed: Half Price Model 3!

Dual Motor and Air Suspension

https://www.cnet.com/google-amp/news/elon-musk-promises-tesla-model-3-air-suspension-in-six-months-or-so/

300,000 miles on a Model S! (Mel)

http://jalopnik.com/this-is-what-happens-when-you-put-300-000-miles-on-a-te-1798662230 

http://www.tesloop.com/blog/2017/8/30/tesla-model-s-hits-300k-miles-with-less-than-11k-maintenance-costs

Model 3 charging news - Tesla Online Store

https://shop.tesla.com/us/en/product/vehicle-accessories/model-3-nema-adapters0.html?sku=1099345-00-C

Solar Car!

http://inhabitat.com/sono-motors-unveils-the-14000-sion-solar-powered-car/

Electric Truck beats TESLA to Market?

https://www.engadget.com/amp/2017/08/29/cummins-electric-semi-truck/

Aston Martin to go EV

https://www.engadget.com/amp/2017/08/29/aston-martin-sell-only-ev-hybrid-by-mid-2020s/

Tesla to Add Dashcam Functionality ‘Soon'

https://teslamotorsclub.com/blog/2017/08/31/tesla-to-add-dashcam-functionality-soon/

Tesla unlocks 'Level 2' prize: drive an electric tunnel boring machine with The Boring Company

http://www.teslarati.com/tesla-unlocks-level-2-prize-drive-electric-tunnel-boring-machine-boring-company/amp/

New AI Director

http://www.teslarati.com/tesla-ai-director-hiring-autopilot-vision-team/

AMAZON New Jersey Rooftop Solar Array

http://www.nj.com/middlesex/index.ssf/2017/08/amazon_installs_one_of_largest_rooftop_solar_panel.html

TESLA SOLAR ROOF - will it work

https://www.forbes.com/forbes/welcome/?toURL=https://www.forbes.com/sites/greatspeculations/2017/08/29/can-teslas-solar-roof-disrupt-the-solar-market/&refURL=&referrer=

** $6 Billion Nuclear Plant will now be Solar

https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/08/florida-power-company-exchanging-nuclear-plans-for-solar-plans-cutting-rates/?amp=1

** Deployment of patented rigid sail and solar power system | Electric Vehicles Research

http://www.electricvehiclesresearch.com/articles/11601/deployment-of-patented-rigid-sail-and-solar-power-system

Began Construction: 9 (4-US, 1-Ireland, 1-Australia, 1-Switzerland, 2-UK)  This includes the Baker 40-stall Supercharger! Construction pictures compliments of OCRyan at https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads/supercharger-baker-construction-started-40-stalls.94018/page-4

** Exploding Space X

https://amp.space.com/38016-spacex-falcon-heavy-rocket-maiden-launch-success-chances.html

Elon Breaks the Speed record

https://www.theverge.com/2017/8/31/16231604/tesla-hyperloop-pod-set-speed-record

** Pollution-Free Buses Increasing Statewide (1/2 way down the page)

http://www.sierraclub.org/california/capitol-voice-august-2017

Ep 101 - 5 Million Teslas

check ‘Your Model 3 Delivery Estimate’ at https://3.tesla.com/model3/delivery-estimate

The TESLA SEMI

http://www.teslarati.com/tesla-semi-truck-200-300-mile-battery-range/

TTunes

https://electrek.co/2017/08/25/tesla-music-streaming-service-ttunes/

http://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-3-underestimated/

 

Model 3 Battery Pack

https://electrek.co/2017/08/24/tesla-model-3-exclusive-battery-pack-architecture/

Model 3 Depreciation

https://electrek.co/2017/08/22/tesla-model-3-depreciation-report/

Tesla Model 3: Exclusive first look at Tesla’s new battery pack architecture https://electrek.co/2017/08/24/tesla-model-3-exclusive-battery-pack-architecture/

MODEL Y

https://evannex.com/blogs/news/could-model-y-ultimately-be-elon-musk-s-crown-jewel-for-tesla

  • Expect model Y late 2019

Autopilot - http://bgr.com/2017/08/24/tesla-autopilot-elon-musk-engineers-safety/

Kill all the Animals!

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/08/24/driverless_cars_ethics_laws_germany/

Tesla’s Push to Build a Self-Driving Car Sparked Dissent Among Its Engineers

https://www.wsj.com/articles/teslas-push-to-build-a-self-driving-car-sparks-dissent-among-its-engineers-1503593742?tesla=y

NT Government signs Memorandum of Understanding to build lithium battery plant in Darwin | NT News

http://www.ntnews.com.au/business/nt-government-signs-memorandum-of-understanding-to-build-lithium-battery-plant-in-darwin/news-story/76b546d9bbdc4d65565655e13c6a8515

Space X - https://www.space.com/37936-spacex-rocket-launch-landing-formosat-5-success.html

The Boring Company Green Light

https://electrek.co/2017/08/25/elon-musk-boring-company-green-light-2-mile-long-tunnel-under-la/

SpaceX’s Hyperloop Pod speed competition winner tops 200 MPH

https://techcrunch.com/2017/08/27/spacexs-hyperloop-pod-speed-competition-winner-tops-200-mph/

Watch the Pod POV video:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BYU1EttgwJE/

NEURALINK

https://techcrunch.com/2017/08/25/elon-musks-brain-interface-startup-neuralink-files-27m-fundraise/

VW engineer gets prison, $200,000 fine in diesel scandal

http://my.earthlink.net/article/bus?guid=20170825/c513b925-3fe0-4cae-8d0b-cfc9f137be80

Virginia is Getting a Little TESLA Action

https://electrek.co/2017/08/24/tesla-opens-new-store-virginia-install-solar-colleges/

Electric Ships

https://electrek.co/2017/08/24/all-electric-ferries-abb/

 

 

From Elon about Subsidies

 

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2017/aug/07/fossil-fuel-subsidies-are-a-staggering-5-tn-per-year

 

Ep 100 - Eclipsing 100!

Model 3 Wheels

https://electrek.co/2017/08/15/tesla-model-3-aero-wheels-caps/amp/

Tesla installing chargers for you

https://electrek.co/2017/08/15/tesla-home-charging-installations/amp/

Germany all in on EV’s

https://cleantechnica.com/2017/08/15/merkel-pressures-german-auto-industry-towards-electric-vehicles/

Parity by 2018!

https://futurism.com/investment-bank-report-predicts-the-cost-of-electric-vehicles-will-match-regular-cars-by-2018/

Hyundai 300 mile EV

https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2017/08/16/hyundai-to-catch-up-in-green-car-race-with-500km-electric-vehicle.html

Chanje V8070 — Another Level Of Electrification | CleanTechnica

https://cleantechnica.com/2017/08/14/chanje-v8070-another-level-electrification/

Solar Panels go Green, actually Green

https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/solar-panels-go-green-literally-here-s-why-s-big-ncna793041

South Australia at it again!

https://futurism.com/engineers-are-building-the-worlds-largest-single-tower-solar-thermal-plant/

How efficient will panels be in 10 years

https://futurism.com/engineers-are-building-the-worlds-largest-single-tower-solar-thermal-plant/

CRS-12 follow up:

SpaceX Launch Lots of Ice Cream to NASA Astronauts Today

https://gizmodo.com/watch-spacex-launch-lots-of-ice-cream-to-nasa-astronaut-1797819421

Here’s a cool Mod by the man who brought us the book: Tesla Model S, best car ever! Frank (https://teslatap.com ):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jE7978aJyB4&feature=youtu.be

More EV chargers than Gas Stations by 2020 in UK

https://electrek.co/2017/08/15/electric-car-charging-stations-outnumber-gas-station-uk-nissan/amp/

Ep 99 - Hardware 2.5, really?

Tesla has been working on a backup plan in case its self-driving promises fail

https://www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2017/8/9/16119746/tesla-self-driving-hardware-upgrade-hw-2-5

https://electrek.co/2017/01/20/first-picture-of-teslas-new-nvidia-onboard-supercomputer-for-autopilot-installed-in-a-car/

Money: Tesla reportedly raised $600 million within hours after investor meeting

http://www.teslarati.com/tesla-musk-600-million-bonds/

Bond investors give Tesla a $1.8 billion endorsement

http://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN1AR28M

New Tesla Model 3 details revealed by EPA: ~80 kWh battery pack, 258 hp, and more | Electrek

https://electrek.co/2017/08/07/tesla-model-3-new-details-revealed/amp/

Bollinger B1 electric utility truck: 6,000 signups in two weeks

http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1112027_bollinger-b1-electric-utility-truck-6000-signups-in-two-weeks

New all electric SUV - Bollinger Motors

http://bollingermotors.com/new_site/

Bollinger unveils new minimalist and badass-looking all-electric truck with up to 200 miles of range | Electrek

https://electrek.co/2017/07/27/bollinger-all-electric-truck-b1/amp/

The New Leaf

https://www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2017/8/9/16115054/nissan-leaf-price-leak-battery-capacity-range

Model Y

http://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-y-rendered-existing-model-3-platform/

GM's Cruise Launches Self-Driving Car Service for Employees

https://www.wired.com/story/gm-cruise-anywhere-self-driving-san-francisco/amp

AI movie pick

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transcendence_(2014_film)

AI and Elon

https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/08/12/elon-musk-artificial-intelligence-risk-north-korea/23075482/

Taxing solar panels

http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/346208-senators-fight-proposed-trade-penalties-for-solar-panels?amp

The Rise of Storage in Oz

https://cleantechnica.com/2017/08/13/tesla-powerwall-high-electricity-prices-driving-australians-energy-storage/

Monday resupply launch (Monday 8/14 at 10:31 PDT) 

http://www.teslarati.com/spacex-launch-supercomputer-iss/

California closes the Steve Jobs license plate loophole – Ars Technica

https://www.google.com/amp/s/arstechnica.com/cars/2016/07/steve-jobs-loophole-closed-california-wants-temporary-license-plates/%3famp=1

I’m a Google Manufacturing Robot and I Believe Humans Are Biologically Unfit to Have Jobs in Tech - McSweeney’s Internet Tendency

https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/im-a-google-manufacturing-robot-and-i-believe-humans-are-biologically-unfit-to-have-jobs-in-tech?mbid=social_twitter

A million out-of-state travelers expected to pack Missouri roads for solar eclipse

http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article166570472.html

Ep 98 - Burning Cash For 3 And Y

Model S Goes over 1000 KM (621mi)

https://electrek.co/2017/08/04/a-tesla-model-s-100d-just-drove-670-miles-1078km-on-a-single-charge/amp/

Model 3 versus Competition*

https://www.yahoo.com/amphtml/finance/news/heres-teslas-model-3-stacks-151905877.html

Have we seen a GREAT view of the trunk? http://imgur.com/a/4BjT1

And the gas powered competition*

https://cleantechnica.com/2017/08/06/tesla-model-3-vs-22-competitors-straight-specs/

Tesla lowers price of Model X, saying margins improved*

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-tesla-modelx-idUSKBN1AK2DH?feedType=RSS&feedName=technologyNews

Tesla Model 3 is equipped with a driver-facing camera for Autopilot and Tesla Network*

https://electrek.co/2017/08/01/tesla-model-3-driver-facing-camera-autopilot-tesla-network/amp/

A BONKERS PRIVATE "JET" BRINGS ELECTRIC FLIGHT TO THE RICH*

https://www.wired.com/story/a-bonkers-private-jet-brings-electric-flight-to-the-rich/

Eviation Aircraft (Israel), at last week's Paris Air Show, showed a prototype 11-seater all electric airplane

  • Like Tesla it’s designed from the ground up as an EV it’s sexy

  • 980-kWh, lithium-ion battery pack

  • Range 600 mi at 250 MPH

roughly the same size as the Beechcraft King Air (260 MPH, 1600 mi range $3.6M)

Falcon Heavy Launch coming soon-Twitter/Instagram Post VIDEO

https://www.instagram.com/p/BXXiVWFgphb/?hl=en&taken-by=elonmusk

A (full sized) POD RACES THROUGH THE HYPERLOOP FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER

https://www.wired.com/story/hyperloop-one-test-pod-video/

https://www.avs.org/AVS/files/c7/c7edaedb-95b2-438f-adfb-36de54f87b9e.pdf

Elon Musk reportedly planning to build his own Hyperloop for tunnel system

https://techcrunch.com/2017/08/04/elon-musk-reportedly-planning-to-build-his-own-hyperloop-for-tunnel-system/amp/

Musk Teases Plan to Whisk Riders From New York to Washington in 29 Minutes https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/20/business/elon-musk-hyperloop.html?_r=0

Hawthorne Mayor Alex Vargas hangs with Elon Musk to talk physics and tunnels

http://www.dailybreeze.com/business/20170721/hawthorne-mayor-alex-vargas-hangs-with-elon-musk-to-talk-physics-and-tunnels

11 Proposed Hyperloop Routes That Aren’t NYC-DC

https://www.geek.com/tech/11-proposed-hyperloop-routes-that-arent-nyc-dc-1708883/

Elon Musk says Hyperloop route up to Tesla Gigafactory 1 would be ‘great’ to curb ‘gigantic’ logistic cost | Electrek
https://electrek.co/2017/07/22/elon-musk-hyperloop-route-tesla-gigafactory-1/

SpaceX’s first crewed NASA launches remain on schedule for 2018*

http://www.teslarati.com/spacexs-first-crewed-nasa-launches-remain-schedule-2018/

Top Fuel monsters put on notice: 5,000-hp electric dragster has 8 world records in its sights*

http://newatlas.com/top-ev-electric-drag-racing-top-fuel/50741/

Ep 97 - All Model 3, All The Time

Tesla Model 3 Information:

https://www.tesla.com/presskit

 

https://electrek.co/2017/07/29/tesla-model-3-online-configurator-2/

http://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-3-hidden-details-door-lock-coat-hooks-charge-port-light/

So what have we learned post-delivery event then?

https://electrek.co/2017/07/29/tesla-model-3-production-specs-revealed/

What are the early reviewers saying?

The Verge Model 3 review: Tamara Warren

https://www.wired.com/story/tesla-model-3-more-than-electric/

“The premium model of the Model 3 caught me off guard. After hearing so much hype about this car, I was surprised that my first reaction was a profound sense of delight. It wasn’t bland, nor sterile, nor cheap feeling. Here was something different. Here was an exercise in minimalism. Here was the car Elon Musk promised to make 14 years ago.”

Will the production cars maintain this same sense of good carness? It’s hard to say if Tesla can deliver on its ambitious promises, but it certainly surprise delivered on making a good impression on me.

Driving a Model 3 is Pretty Damn Awesome

http://mashable.com/2017/07/29/tesla-model-3-test-drive/?utm_cid=a-seealso#Jdt9ihudoOqq

We finally know what the inside of Tesla's Model 3 looks like, and it's stunning

http://mashable.com/2017/07/29/tesla-model-3-interior-photos.amp

Tesla Model 3 ditches fob for key card and Bluetooth smartphone access

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-3-keycard-smartphone-access-via-bluetooth/

Hyper Scoop: Motor Trend gets the first extended drive in a Tesla Model 3

http://www.motortrend.com/cars/tesla/model-3/2018/exclusive-tesla-model-3-first-drive-review/

Ep 96 - Model 3 Launch: T Minus 3 Days And Counting

Ep 95 - Elon's AI-nxiety

http://www.teslarati.com/elon-musk-unveils-x-com-teases-announcement/

Architectural Digest Test-Drives the Tesla Model X P100D

http://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/ad-test-drives-tesla-model-x-p100d/amp

Tesla Model Y Suitors Will Meet Elon Musk Today at Governor’s Meeting

https://www.inverse.com/article/34212-tesla-model-3-factory-state-governors-elon-musk

  • A Nevada government report on the Gigafactory projects 6,500 jobs with an annual payroll of $369.7 million, plus 16,200 jobs and $955.3 million in payroll from businesses that support the Gigafactory, by the end of next year.

https://cleantechnica.com/2017/05/16/tesla-green-mountain-power-offer-tesla-powerwall-15month-vermont/

Faraday Future abandons plan to build $1 billion electric car factory in Nevada amid cash woes | The Verge

https://www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2017/7/10/15948976/faraday-future-halts-factory-nevada-cash-woes

Navya To Begin Production of Fully Autonomous EVs In Michigan In Q4 2017

http://insideevs.com/navya-michigan-ev-production/

Koch Brothers Launch Attack to Kill Electric Cars

https://www.ecowatch.com/koch-brothers-electric-cars-2456866524.html

Rolls-Royce is skipping hybrids and going straight to electric cars

http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1111376_rolls-royce-to-skip-hybrids-and-go-straight-to-evs?ta&utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_content=595e88b304d301188420419a&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook

http://www.businessinsider.com/rolls-royce-to-skip-hybrids-and-go-straight-to-electric-cars-2017-7?amp

  • Rolls-Royce is not looking into expanding its portfolio of vehicles with hybrid technology. Instead, the marque will pursue electric cars. No Rolls Royce is not making an EV, but they will (see pic: Rolls Royce Phantom Experimental Electric 102EX  but when will it be out?

If you can't wait for driverless cars to hit the roads, you can help train them how to drive now.

https://www.wired.com/story/mighty-ai-training-self-driving-cars/

Take Two® | California is changing its roads for self-driving cars | 89.3 KPCC

http://www.scpr.org/programs/take-two/2017/07/12/57901/california-is-changing-its-roads-for-self-driving/

Google's People + AI Research Initiative Sets Out to Solve Artificial Stupidity

https://www.wired.com/story/google-artificial-intelligence-people-ai-research/amp

https://electrek.co/2017/07/15/elon-musk-tesla-gigafactory-us/ 2-3 more US based gigafactories coming soon

Tesla Gigafactory uses nearby university for temporary employee housing

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-gigafactory-employee-housing-unr-dorm/

An exclusive look at Tesla’s plan to build largest EV charging station in the world with 40 Superchargers | Electrek

https://electrek.co/2017/07/11/tesla-supercharger-largest-ev-charging-station-world/amp/

Porsche’s First 350-kW Charging Station Now Ready In Germany, 2nd To Be Installed In Atlanta

http://insideevs.com/porsches-first-350-kw-charging-station-now-ready-in-germany-2nd-to-be-installed-in-atlanta/

Moon Express Unveils Lunar Mission Architecture - SpaceRef Business

http://spaceref.biz/company/moon-express-unveils-lunar-mission-architecture.html

Aerospace guru explains why SpaceX reuses rockets – and it’s not to save money

http://bgr.com/2017/07/11/spacex-news-reusable-rocket-discount/

Hyperloop One completes full-scale test run

http://www.cnbc.com/2017/07/12/hyperloop-one-completes-full-scale-test-run.html

https://arstechnica.com/cars/2017/07/hyperloop-one-says-its-completed-a-first-full-systems-test-in-a-vacuum/

Ep 94 - Any Color, As Long As It's Black

 

 

TESLA’s crashing stock 

 

http://fortune.com/2017/07/08/tesla-stock-delivery/

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/is-tesla-a-buy-7-reasons-it-is-and-7-reasons-it-isnt-2017-06-09

It Drives And Has CRAZY Acceleration!  - Lotus Evora Electric Car Projec...

https://youtu.be/Rt4fGIoVMpM

Volkswagen wants robots to help you charge your electric car - Roadshow

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/volkswagen-wants-robots-to-help-you-charge-your-electric-car/#ftag=CADf328eec

http://www.bbc.com/news/av/technology-33794085/tesla-reveals-robotic-snake-car-charger

'We can stop Tesla': Volkswagen has big electric car dreams

http://www.smh.com.au/business/innovation/we-can-stop-tesla-volkwagen-claims-it-enters-the-race-for-electric-cars-20170707-gx6x3f.html

All Volvo models to become electrified from 2019 | Autocar

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/all-volvo-models-become-electrified-2019

also confirmed it will launch five fully electric cars between 2019 and 2021, three of which will be Volvo models and two of which will be high performance electrified cars from Polestar, Volvo Cars’ performance car arm

Incentives for Plug-in Hybrids and Electric Cars | PluginCars.com

http://www.plugincars.com/federal-and-local-incentives-plug-hybrids-and-electric-cars.html

Electric car goals prompt push for more rebates in CA | The Sacramento Bee

http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article159821544.html

https://electrek.co/2017/07/06/tesla-model-s-cannonball-ev-record/

Tesla win this bid for 100 MW battery installation - THE OFFICIAL TESLA ANNOUNCEMENT

https://www.tesla.com/blog/tesla-powerpack-enable-large-scale-sustainable-energy-south-australia

 

The Big Australian Battery Bet

https://www.theverge.com/2017/7/7/15939394/tesla-solar-energy-bid-south-australia-powerpack-solarcity

Joe Hockey tilts at wind turbines | Environment | The Guardian

https://amp.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/02/wind-turbines-are-utterly-offensive-joe-hockey-tells-alan-jones

Rick Perry Touts Renewable Energy, Pulls Squirrel Trick On Trump

https://cleantechnica.com/2017/07/09/rick-perry-touts-renewable-energy-pulls-squirrel-trick-trump/

Elon Musk Named Keynote Speaker at 2017 International Space Station Research and Development Conference, Washington, D.C.

http://www.iss-casis.org/NewsEvents/OnStation/tabid/113/ArticleID/254/ArtMID/570/SpaceX-Founder-Elon-Musk-Named-as-Keynote-Speaker-at-the-2017-International-Space-Station-Research-and-Development-Conference-in-Washington-DC.aspx

Elon spoke at the conference in 2015: https://youtu.be/ZmEg95wPiVU

The Takeover Begins: Vegas Opens Up First Bar Run by Robots

https://www.dailydot.com/debug/las-vegas-robot-bar/

Freedom 5000, Donate to

http://freedom5000.org/donate/