Talking Tesla

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

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/

 

Ep 93 - Model 3 Has Arrived

Tesla introduces new performance enhancements to Model S and Model X

https://electrek.co/2017/07/01/tesla-new-performance-enhancements-model-s-model-x/amp/

Tesla Driver’s Accelerator Snaps Off While Driving

http://www.hybridcars.com/tesla-drivers-accelerator-snaps-off-while-driving/

Model three spotted it in New Zealand, winter testing?

http://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-3-sighted-international-new-zealand/

Porsche changes its mind on electric vehicles, plans 50% of its production to be electric within 6 years | Electrek

https://electrek.co/2017/06/26/porsche-electric-vehicles-mission-e/amp/

Mission E will be equipped with a 800-volt charging system able to charge up to 80% in about 15 minutes

Hybrid ferry improves efficiency and protects the environment | Electric Vehicles Research

http://www.electricvehiclesresearch.com/articles/11279/hybrid-ferry-improves-efficiency-and-protects-the-environment

New London Taxi TX5 to make dynamic debut at Goodwood | Auto Express

http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/car-news/98450/new-london-taxi-tx5-to-make-dynamic-debut-at-goodwood

Cadillac Challenges Tesla With the Super Cruise Self-Driving System

https://www.wired.com/story/cadillac-super-cruise-self-driving-gm/amp

Kangaroos and auto driving

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-40416606 

"We've noticed with the kangaroo being in mid-flight when it's in the air, it actually looks like it's further away, then it lands and it looks closer," per Volvo’s Australia technical manager

$7.5 billion Kemper power plant suspends coal gasification – Ars Technica

https://arstechnica.com/business/2017/06/7-5-billion-kemper-power-plant-suspends-coal-gasification/?amp=1

Is There Really Such a Thing As Clean Coal?

http://bigthink.com/robby-berman/is-there-really-such-a-thing-as-clean-coal

Here’s how many pounds of CO2 our various fuels generate per million Btu units of energy produced, from greatest to least. PLUS What’s the CO2 output from mining/extraction and transportation???

  • Coal (anthracite) — 228.6 Lbs of CO2

  • Coal (bituminous) — 205.7 Lbs of CO2

  • Coal (lignite) — 215.4 Lbs of CO2

  • Coal (subbituminous) — 214.3 Lbs of CO2

  • Diesel fuel and heating oil — 161.3 Lbs of CO2

  • Gasoline — 157.2 Lbs of CO2

  • Propane — 139.0 Lbs of CO2

  • Natural gas — 117.0 Lbs of CO2 METHANE > ½ the CO2 output of Coal

  • Photovoltaic panels (I  recognize there’s CO2 output from Mfg & transportation)

  • Wind Turbines  (I  recognize there’s CO2 output from Mfg & transportation)

  • Sulfur dioxide that causes acid rain.

  • Nitrogen oxide that creates smog, and can burn lung tissue, make asthma worse, and leave people more susceptible to chronic respiratory diseases.

  • Particulates, or haze-producing soot or fly ash, that are a source of chronic bronchitis, make asthma worse, and which can even result in premature death.

Mercury, a heavy metal that causes brain damage and heart problems. Half the man-made mercury in the U.S. comes from coal.

Air Pollution & Dust Cuts Solar Cell Energy Output By Over 25% In Some Parts Of The World, Study Finds | CleanTechnica

https://cleantechnica.com/2017/06/28/air-pollution-dust-cuts-solar-cell-energy-output-25-parts-world-study-finds/

http://www.nomaddesertsolar.com/  

How bad for the environment are gas-powered leaf blowers?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/how-bad-for-the-environment-are-gas-powered-leaf-blowers/2013/09/16/8eed7b9a-18bb-11e3-a628-7e6dde8f889d_story.html?utm_term=.4b3ef988c51c

A Swedish study released in 2001 showed that one hour of using a gas lawn mower releases approximately the same amount of air pollutants as 100 miles of driving.

Where to plug in? Lack of charging options is a big barrier to electric car adoption in California

http://www.scpr.org/news/2017/06/29/73379/where-to-plug-in-lack-of-charging-options-is-a-big/

SpaceX Scrubbed Sunday’s Launch of the Intelsat-35 AT T-9 SECONDS!

https://spaceflightnow.com/2017/07/02/falcon-9-intelsat-35e-mission-status-center/

Want To Charge Your Electric Car From Two, 110-Volt Sockets? Think Again

http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1077296_want-to-charge-your-electric-car-from-two-110-volt-sockets-think-again

Ep 92 - Elon's Double Double

Challenging The Idea That Electric Vehicles Are For The Rich

http://nwpr.org/post/challenging-idea-electric-vehicles-are-rich

Poor people spend more of their income on gas and transportation and their neighborhoods often are more exposed to air pollution.At the EV Roadmap Conference in Portland Tuesday, experts discussed how electric cars could help on both fronts.

Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill - from the Queen of England  The Queen is Green

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-40339564

allows the government to require the installation of charge points for electric vehicles at motorway service areas and large fuel retailers, and to require a set of common technical and operational standards. This will ensure charge points are convenient to access and work seamlessly right across the UK

Tesla Music Service

https://www.forbes.com/forbes/welcome/?toURL=https://www.forbes.com/sites/bobbyowsinski/2017/06/24/the-proposed-tesla-music-service-might-not-be-what-everyone-thinks/&refURL=https://www.google.com/&referrer=https://www.google.com/

Shorting Tesla Stock

https://www.fool.com/investing/2017/06/23/why-so-many-people-are-shorting-tesla.aspx

The little EV that could

https://www.zap-map.com/plug-in-adventures-plans-10000-mile-rally-in-a-nissan-leaf/

The Bolt is safe too!

http://electriccarsreport.com/2017/06/chevrolet-bolt-earns-iihs-top-safety-pick-award-videos/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

New Model 3 photos surface, pointing to 300+ mile range and interior details

http://www.teslarati.com/new-model-3-photos-surface-pointing-300-mile-range-interior-details/

The aero wheels look much better than the version they sold on the MS (8/2013), I wonder how much more range they net you? The old wheels cost $2500 and provided a 3% boost (https://forums.tesla.com/forum/forums/are-aero-wheels-range-improvements-writing )

Autonomous Driving

https://www.wired.com/story/congress-autonomous-self-driving-car-regulations/amp

In the absence of any federal oversight, California, Nevada, Michigan, and other states wrote their own rules. Each takes a different approach

Batteries, Gigafactory, Energy Storage

https://www.theverge.com/2017/6/22/15855060/tesla-china-factory-talks-production-eletric-cars

Tesla is ‘actively talking to other automakers’ about opening up its Supercharger network, says CTO JB Straubel

https://electrek.co/2017/06/19/tesla-supercharger-sharing-automakers/amp

last time that the possibility of Tesla sharing the network was brought up was back in September 2015 - in Germany, Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed that Tesla is in talks with “some [auto] manufacturers” about sharing the network.

Tesla has also joined the CCS charging standard association, which means that they plan to take steps to promote the system, which could, in turn, mean broader compatibility at their Superchargers than their current proprietary connector.

SpaceX & Aerospace

 

Watch a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch 10 satellites into orbit (part deux)

 

https://www.theverge.com/2017/6/25/15855640/spacex-falcon-9-rocket-launch-iridium-next-satellites-watch

 

SUNDAY the second of two launches are part of Iridium’s plan to create a large constellation of 66 telecommunications satellites in lower-Earth orbit called Iridium NEXT. It will deliver mobile voice and data coverage all over the planet, including over the ocean and at the poles. The first 10 satellites were launched aboard a Falcon 9 rocket in January; today’s launch will bring the number of satellites in space to 20. When fully completed, the constellation will also be used to provide a minute-by-minute tracking system for airplanes

This particular rocket previously flew in January, when it was used to put 10 satellites into orbit for communications company Iridium.

NEXT SpaceX Launch is 7/4/2017 4:35pm


Links from LETTERS:

Light post charging. Here's your light post charging :-)

https://youtu.be/rKaEhBjt1ls

Ubitricity a German company: https://www.ubitricity.com/en

 

 

There is an interesting press release from the CSEM (Swiss research center) at https://www.csem.ch/Doc.aspx?id=46634) about combining photography and photovoltaic panels; basically the ability to print an image on a photovoltaic surface. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6soDzlsX-c

 

 

Steven Peeters - New world record longest distance

http://www.silver-lining.be/2017/06/one-crazy-trip-and-a-new-world-record/

Ep 91 - Crash That X

TESLA Stock price is - 370.62 -

http://curious.kcrw.com/2017/06/what-makes-tesla-so-valuable

 

Tesla Model X the First SUV Ever to Achieve 5-Star Crash Rating in Every Category

https://electrek.co/2017/06/12/tesla-model-x-crash-tests/

https://www.nhtsa.gov/vehicle/2017/TESLA/MODEL%252520X%252520P100D/SUV/AWD

If you really are a crash test fanatic there is a 21 minute youtube with all the camera angles represented - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWK0PQE0iVM

MODEL 3

https://electrek.co/2017/06/15/tesla-model-3-test-drives/

 Goldman Sachs invests in wind power and will help other big brands meet their green goals

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.marketplace.org/amp/2017/06/13/business/goldman-sachs-invests-wind-power-will-help-other-big-brands-meet-their-green

2018 Karma Revero First Drive Review

http://www.motortrend.com/news/2018-karma-revero-first-drive-review/amp/

0.313 coefficient of drag (Model S has 0.24 per https://www.tesla.com/sites/default/files/blog_attachments/the-slipperiest-car-on-the-road.pdf )

Did you know there’s an even slipperier car on the road?

VOLKSWAGEN XL1 http://www.autoblog.com/2014/07/01/vw-xl1-priced-at-169-000-in-uk-only-30-will-be-sold-there/#slide-endcap

First look at Tesla’s latest Autopilot 2.0 ‘smooth as silk’ update

http://www.teslarati.com/tesla-firmware-v8-1-17-22-26-autopilot-2-0-smooth-silk-update-video/

James Hansbert received the firmware version 8.1 (17.22.46) last weekend - made a vid (13:41) https://vimeo.com/221199071

Lyft says all of its self-driving electric cars will be powered by ‘100% renewable energy’

https://www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2017/6/15/15811484/lyft-climate-change-goals-self-driving-cars-renewable

A new book ranks the top 100 solutions to climate change. The results are surprising.

https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2017/5/10/15589038/top-100-solutions-climate-change-ranked

Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming - $13 on Amazon (paperback or in a low carbon form: Kindle)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0143130447/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_ep_dp_jWqLybRBX9XJ4

In a nutshell: “map, measure, and model” global warming solutions. It’s basically a reference book: a list of solutions, ranked by potential carbon impact, each with cost estimates and a short description. A set of scenarios show the cumulative potentialPaul Hawken is a legend in environmental circles. Since the early 1980s, he’s been starting green businesses, writing books on ecological commerce. President Bill Clinton called Hawken’s Natural Capitalism one of the five most important books in the world. With the help of a little funding, he and a team of several dozen research fellows set out to “map, measure, and model” the 100 most substantive solutions to climate change, using only peer-reviewed research

Take a look at the 100-solutions: http://www.drawdown.org/solutions

Australian grid operator to add 250 kW Tesla Powerpack for “demand response” and blackout prevention

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-installs-250-kw-powerpack-installation-australian-grid-operator-transgrid/

We did it!  10% GO USA!! Make America MORE RENEWABLE, please!

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-06-14/renewables-provide-a-record-10-percent-of-u-s-power-in-march?utm_source=yahoo&utm_medium=bd&utm_campaign=headline&cmpId=yhoo.headline&yptr=yahoo

Unlocking Our Nation’s Wind Potential - Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

https://energy.gov/eere/articles/unlocking-our-nation-s-wind-potential

App & Media Pick of the Week

http://revisionisthistory.com/seasons

https://visualping.io/pricing

Tesla Used Inventory site https://www.tesla.com/used?battery=all

Ep 90 - Who Needs Mel?

Tesla Surpasses BMW to Become the 4th Most Valuable Car Company in the World

https://electrek.co/2017/06/09/tesla-bmw-most-valuable-car-company/amp/

Project Loveday submissions deadline was 6/5/17

 Link below to a list of the submissions (on reddit)

https://www.reddit.com/r/teslamotors/comments/6fuwdq/tesla_project_loveday_submission_megathread/?st=j3q3pkwj&sh=f23fe5d1

A continuous feed of the 48-videos listed:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRLdgtwSZb_NkoWBdXtBnG3iO5r-KxiND 

Hyundai to increase Ioniq Electric production by 50% after higher demand

https://electrek.co/2017/06/09/hyundai-ioniq-electric-production-increase/

Tesla joins the Fortune 500

http://money.cnn.com/2017/06/07/investing/musk-tesla-fortune-500/index.html

EASTER EGG!

http://www.teslarati.com/teslas-monty-python-easter-egg/

Autonomous cars (no human backup) may hit the road next year - from Joel Sapp (via twitter)

https://apnews.com/b248a02690604d36b79719cc227d2ba3

Vehicle-To-Grid Discharge, Even At Constant Power, Is Detrimental To EV Battery Performance, Study Finds

https://cleantechnica.com/2017/05/16/vehicle-grid-discharge-even-constant-power-detrimental-ev-battery-performance-study-finds/

Prince (the artist) Was a Patron of Solar Power

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-06-06/prince-was-a-secret-patron-of-solar-power  

Sørkjosen Norway which will become the world's most northern supercharger site and has enjendered it’s own reddit page: https://www.reddit.com/r/teslamotors/comments/6fwyl8/worlds_most_northern_supercharger_site_just_went/

SpaceX & Aerospace

https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/06/spacex-will-launch-the-air-forces-secretive-space-plane-on-its-next-flight/

Earth's Sister Moons

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3753_Cruithne

Here's What Emergency Medicine Will Look Like for Astronauts in Space

https://www.seeker.com/space/heres-what-emergency-medicine-will-look-like-for-astronauts-in-space

http://www.businessinsider.com/tesla-cars-customized-model-s-model-x-2017-6/#1-a-tesla-model-s-owner-in-italy-tricked-out-his-car-so-it-glows-in-the-dark-1

App & Media Pick of the Week

1st-Ever High-Speed Footage of Lightning Striking a Building http://www.livescience.com/59317-lightning-strikes-building-high-speed-footage.html?utm_source=notification  

Masters of Scale - entertaining podcast interviewing 50/50 tech leaders and I heard many enjoyable

LISTENER'S Links :

Name: Aaron Snyder

Subject: Cali and China

http://www.iflscience.com/environment/california-signed-climate-change-agtreement-china/

 

Name: Trent Eady

Subject: HyperchangeTV: amazing Tesla videos

I want to recommend a little-known YouTube channel, HyperchangeTV, that makes amazing videos about Tesla from a financial perspective. My favourite: https://youtu.be/cCWS4XUp6Uo Thought the Talking Tesla nation might enjoy these videos as much as I do.  The URL: http://www.hyperchangetv.com/

 

Ep 89 - Robert's Model 3 Encounter

Elon Musk says he’ll leave White House councils if Trump quits Paris climate deal

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/elon-musk-says-hell-leave-white-house-councils-if-trump-quits-paris-climate-deal-2017-05-31

Three US states rebel against Trump's Paris climate agreement withdrawal

https://www.theverge.com/2017/6/1/15726974/california-new-york-washington-climate-change-coalition-paris-deal-trump

Robert tells us all about the model 3

http://www.teslarati.com/tesla-vip-factory-tour-summary-top-15-qa-franz/

you can see most of the Photos here:https://twitter.com/TeslaClubBE and on Teslarati:

http://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-3-fremont-factory-test-track-video-photo-gallery/

Bundling and the End of the 90

http://www.teslarati.com/tesla-design-studio-packages-discontinues-90kwh-battery/

Chinese automotive parts  supplier: Yeonghwa starts shipping parts for Tesla Model 3

http://m.theinvestor.co.kr/view.php?ud=20170531000910#top

Hyundai’s new electric bus has 180 miles of range and fully charges in an hour

https://www.theverge.com/2017/6/1/15724134/hyundai-electric-bus-elec-city-korea-range

These busses will cover all nine Porterville Transit routes, plus the company is installing 11-charging stations.

Looks cool: https://youtu.be/JY42HnpABaM

AAA High Claim Rate

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-06-04/aaa-raises-premiums-teslas-saying-owners-file-claims-abnormally-high-rates

Elon at the factory

http://jalopnik.com/elon-musk-says-hell-perform-same-tasks-as-workers-injur-1795758465

Rooftop Solar Panels Are Great for the Planet—But Terrible for Firefighters

https://www.wired.com/2017/05/rooftop-solar-panels-great-planet-terrible-firefighters/

Tesla chief drops plans to visit Korea (but superchargers galore!)

http://m.theinvestor.co.kr/view.php?ud=20170531000732

https://www.tesla.com/findus/list/superchargers/South%20Korea?redirect=no

SPACE X Launch

https://www.theverge.com/2017/6/3/15725720/spacex-falcon-9-rocket-landing-success-nasa-used-dragon

Paul Allen just rolled out the world’s largest airplane, and he is ready to take on the rocketmakers
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2017/05/31/paul-allen-just-rolled-out-the-worlds-largest-airplane-and-he-ready-to-take-on-the-rocket-makers/?utm_term=.2dfdaf5e1264

Image of this beast hoisting a crewed space vehicle:

http://media4.s-nbcnews.com/j/newscms/2014_40/693911/141001-stratolaunch_586dfe9e3cce066008f830356f169a25.nbcnews-ux-1680-900.jpg

Hyperloop & Tesla’s Boring Tunnels
http://www.livescience.com/59351-hyperloop-test-track-opens-in-europe.html?utm_source=notification

Mel Found His Boat

http://www.businessinsider.com/soelcat-12-electric-yacht-solar-powered-2017-5

SMART Flower

https://www.pv-magazine.com/2016/07/13/intersolar-north-america-smartflower-unfurls-its-dual-axis-tracker_100025392/

Ep 88 - S vs. 3

Model 3 vs. Model S

http://insideevs.com/tesla-releases-new-model-3-details-model-s-comparison/

So many sightings of Model 3

http://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-3-signature-red/

Model-3-roof-rack

http://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-3-roof-rack-tesla-hq-delivery/

Tesla Model 3: what battery cost/kWh is needed for vehicle profitability?

http://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-3-profitability-battery-cost-kwh/

Tesla Investors Push June-6-vote Overhaul Company Board Structure

http://www.teslarati.com/tesla-investors-push-june-6-vote-overhaul-company-board-structure/

Nvidia is now the brains of the TESLA autonomous driving

https://electrek.co/2017/05/22/tesla-nvidia-supercomputer-self-driving-autopilot/

Presentation: http://www.nvidia.com/object/ces-2017.html  

Thanks to Kyle Day for tearing apart his Model S! http://www.nvidia.com/object/drive-px.html

NVIDIA’s most advanced Data Center GPU is called the Tesla v100! https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/data-center/tesla-v100/

Tesla to release in-car app for solar roof/Powerwall monitoring, says Elon Musk

https://electrek.co/2017/05/22/tesla-car-app-solar-roof-powerwall-elon-musk/

BMW Now Charging EVs via Light Poles

https://cleantechnica.com/2017/05/20/bmw-now-charging-electric-cars-via-light-poles/

94 percent of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket launches have been successful

https://www.recode.net/2017/5/28/15695080/spacex-falcon-9-rocket-launch-successful

Ep 87 - Robert Talks To Elon

Supercharging For All ??

https://electrek.co/2017/05/20/tesla-free-unlimited-supercharging/

https://www.tesla.com/support/supercharging

http://www.teslarati.com/tesla-referral-program-semi-unveiling-event-prize/   

Toyota and EV’s

https://electrek.co/2017/05/19/toyota-ceo-tesla-iphone-electric-vehicles/

https://electrek.co/2017/05/17/volvo-tesla-says-stop-diesel-electric-vehicle/

Tesla Gigafactory 2 readies for production of solar products to begin this summer

http://www.teslarati.com/tesla-gigafactory-2-ny-solar-panel-tile-production/

Renewable Energy Is Unstoppable, Declares Financial Times (The Big Green Bang: How Renewable Energy Became Unstoppable)

https://cleantechnica.com/2017/05/19/renewable-energy-unstoppable-declares-financial-times/

China Completes Largest Floating Solar Power Plant

https://www.pv-tech.org/news/china-completes-largest-floating-solar-power-plant

LEGO 100% Renewable!

https://www.treehugger.com/corporate-responsibility/lego-goes-100-renewable-three-years-early.html

Arctic stronghold of world’s seeds flooded after permafrost melts | Environment | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/may/19/arctic-stronghold-of-worlds-seeds-flooded-after-permafrost-melts

Cremated Remains to the Heavens on SpaceX Rocket launch at Vandenberg


http://www.livescience.com/59156-cremated-remains-set-to-launch-spacex-rocket.html?utm_source=notification

http://www.teslarati.com/spacex-launch-ashes-elysium-space-falcon9/

Hyperloop & Tesla’s Boring Tunnels


http://www.teslarati.com/musks-boring-co-reveals-plan-support-hyperloop-published-faq/

 

Mars-like soil makes super strong bricks when compressed (what about subterranean Los Angeles soil?)

https://www.engadget.com/2017/04/27/mars-like-soil-makes-super-strong-bricks-when-compressed/

Autonomous robot 3D printers like this could help build homes for us on other planets

https://www.theverge.com/2017/4/27/15447578/autonomous-robot-3d-printers-mit-homes-planets

Watch People With Accents Confuse the Hell Out of AI Assistants

https://www.wired.com/2017/05/ai-assistants-accented-english/?mbid=social_twitter

Links from Listener Letters:

Name: Andy Kremer

Subject: Some very interesting info on renewable energy sources and the future of mankind

https://dothemath.ucsd.edu/2011/10/sustainable-means-bunkty-to-me/

https://dothemath.ucsd.edu/2011/07/galactic-scale-energy/

https://dothemath.ucsd.edu/2011/11/mpg-of-a-human/

Name: Alan Benson

Subject: The beer does stay colder with the power on - Solar & Storage WA farmers Guardian article

Article from the Guardian...

https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2017/may/15/blackout-parties-how-solar-and-storage-made-wa-farmers-the-most-popular-in-town

Name: John Ford

Subject: Babcock Ranch - town going 100% solar

https://www.babcockranch.com/

Name: Pat

Subject:Solar Shading

Here is a link with more details about how they work:

http://www.electronics-tutorials.ws/diode/bypass-diodes.html

Ep 86 - Drag Racing Your Tesla Loaner Car

Sad news - Gruber motors fire - the TZero was a rare EV that inspired Elon to make EV’sSix roadsters & an S were also lost.

https://www.teslarati.com/historic-tzero-inspired-musk-tesla-roadster-burned-fire/

http://www.acpropulsion.com/pressreleases/09.15.2003%20tZero%20Debut.pdf

The Solar Roof

https://www.teslarati.com/consumer-reports-estimates-tesla-solar-roof-cost/

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-solar-roof-financing-leasing-options/

TESLA should announce a PICK-up TRUNK

https://electrek.co/2017/05/13/tesla-electric-pickup-truck-opinion/

Model 3 Margins

https://electrek.co/2017/05/08/tesla-model-3-gross-margin/

Boring Company


https://www.teslarati.com/elon-musk-unveils-boring-co-tunnel-electric-sled-photo-video/

Batteries, Gigafactory, Energy Storage


https://electrek.co/2017/05/09/tesla-battery-lifetime-double/

From Letters:

Name: Ryan Elson

Subject: Trees/snow vs. a solar roof

http://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/2016-6-november-december/green-life/hey-mr-green-should-i-cut-down-trees-for-solar-panels

http://blog.solarcity.com/how-snow-affects-your-solar-power-system/

 

Name: Bobby Pomerleau

Subject: Pandora's Promise - Media Suggestion

Trailer link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDw3ET3zqxk
http://pandoraspromise.com/

 

Name: Joshua Leonard

Subject: Nissan Leaf cold weather range follow up

Take a look at the spreadsheet here:https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1oPAbTsebubEGztM3Q2sW1GzJgNc-eHZ3JYle0czKYMs/edit?usp=sharing

 

Name: Joel Sapp

Subject: Supervolcanos and Eclipses

Check out this article on the affect (or is it effect) of the next eclipse on the US grid https://qz.com/973684/california-will-lose-enough-solar-energy-to-power-los-angeles-during-the-eclipse-on-aug-21/

 

Ep 85 - Junk In The Frunk (Q1 Earnings Call)

THE INVESTOR CALL

  • Production increased 64%

  • 25,051 deliveries

  • $2.7 billion in GAPP revenue

  • Burn $623 million in cash

Name that Boring machine Twitter parade:

http://www.cnbc.com/2017/05/05/elon-musk-boring-company-digging-machine-name.html

Tencent of China Takes 5 Percent Stake in Tesla

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/28/business/dealbook/tencent-tesla-wechat-stake.html?_r=0

Perth Australia FULLY autonomous Bus:

http://intellibus.rac.com.au/self-driving-bus-features