Talking Tesla

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

Ep 121 - 2018: A Space X Odyssey

Rick Perry’s Plan to Rescue Struggling Coal and Nuclear Plants Is Rejected

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/08/climate/trump-coal-nuclear.html?_r=0

Analyst Report: The Economic Case For The Tesla Semi-Truck

https://www.trucks.com/2018/01/11/analyst-report-tesla-semi-truck/

Death of the American Trucker - Rolling Stone

https://medium.com/rollingstone/death-of-the-american-trucker-865176e39384

The Robot’s income tax was proposed by Bill Gates. Elon & Zuckerberg promote Universal Basic Income https://www.inc.com/kaitlyn-wang/mark-zuckerberg-elon-musk-universal-basic-income.html  

California invested heavily in solar power. Now there's so much that other states are sometimes paid to take it - LA Times (great article!)

http://www.latimes.com/projects/la-fi-electricity-solar/

U.S. Spy Satellite Believed Lost After SpaceX Mission Fails

https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-spy-satellite-believed-lost-after-spacex-mission-fails-1515462479

SpaceX President breaks silence on rumored Zuma mission failure

http://www.teslarati.com/space-president-breaks-silence-zuma-mission-failure-rumor/ &

http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/17612/the-secret-zuma-spacecraft-could-be-alive-and-well-doing-exactly-what-it-was-intended-to

Ep 120 - Model 3 QC?

Ep 117 - Space Out With Robert And Tom

Notes from Robert:

Hear ye, hear ye,

All Talking Tesla listeners in the LA area, come join me at the Culver City City Council - Boring Co. informational meeting Monday 1/8/18 at 7pm. The Boring Company will present on their proposed plan to dig under the city to begin phase one of an extensive transportation tunnel system from Long Beach to the San Fernando Valley with spurs to downtown LA and more (discussed last week on Ep 116). Come hear from the horse’s mouth! While in Culver City enjoy a great dinner at one of the many eateries. There’s a Supercharger near by too.

If you cant join us, I encourage you to also voice your support either in person or by posting feedback on the city’s website:

I look forward to meeting lots of Elon supporters and advocating for the Boring Co to begin “The Loop” to relieve our stifling traffic and bring more sustainable transport to Los Angeles.

Vandenberg SpaceX Launch Meetup:

I enjoyed watching a Vandenberg launch from 8-miles away from LC-4 at an open lot on the Lompoc Airport property. A large croWd had gathered and cars were lined up on George Miller Drive. An alternate location is a Walmart parking lot near by, a dot marks the spot (34.6663959, -120.4600735):

Tesla fulfils bucket list of dying man by delivering his Model 3 early

https://electrek.co/2017/12/13/tesla-model-3-bucket-list-dying-man/

Web reservations given priority over line standers? | Tesla Motors Club

https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads/web-reservations-given-priority-over-line-standers.104028/

Ex-Top Gear Co-Host Jeremy Clarkson Changes His Tune About Tesla

https://insideevs.com/ex-top-gear-co-host-jeremy-clarkson-tesla/

Electric Buses for Everyone!

https://www.fastcompany.com/40506877/by-2018-every-bus-in-this-chinese-megacity-will-be-electric?utm_source=postup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Fast%20Company%20Daily&position=5&partner=newsletter&campaign_date=12152017

Tesla Semi receives important order of 100 electric trucks from PepsiCo | Electrek

https://electrek.co/2017/12/12/tesla-semi-order-100-electric-trucks-pepsico/

Autonomous helicopter completes Marine resupply simulation

https://www.engadget.com/2017/12/13/autonomous-helicopter-completes-marine-resupply-simulation/

Residential, utility solar installation falls due to investment trends, Tesla

https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/12/residential-utility-solar-installation-falls-due-to-investment-trends-tesla/

Return, return, return: CRS-13 mission marks triple-play in terms of SpaceX reuse

http://www.spaceflightinsider.com/organizations/space-exploration-technologies/spacex-launches-crs-13-towards-iss/#srQRDx0mtLRjr2MB.99

Watch Blue Origin's New Shepard 2.0 Spacecraft Soar in 1st Test Flight

https://www.space.com/39088-blue-origin-upgraded-new-shepard-test-flight-video.html?utm_source=notification

Ep 116 - Model 2 Out Of 3 Ain't Bad

Be sure to check out Mel & Tom’s YouTube postings of their ordering the Model 3:

https://youtu.be/yEilXRJqBBc 

https://youtu.be/RRvc3CqxXak

Ex Volkswagen executive jailed in US amid diesel scandal - BBC News

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-42256870

Investors wean themselves off oil as electric future beckons - Reuters

https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-oil-stocks-electric/investors-wean-themselves-off-oil-as-electric-future-beckons-idUKKBN1E028E

Workhorse electric truck could be the next USPS delivery vehicle-Robert

https://chargedevs.com/newswire/workhorse-electric-truck-could-be-the-next-usps-delivery-vehicle/ &

https://www.trucks.com/2017/10/09/spy-shots-postal-service-workhorse-electric-mail-truck/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV preview

https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1113945_2018-chevrolet-bolt-ev-preview

Beer and Electric Trucks

http://www.denverpost.com/2017/12/07/anheuser-busch-orders-tesla-semi-trucks/

Tesla Semi receives large order of 50 electric trucks from Sysco | Electrek

https://electrek.co/2017/12/08/tesla-semi-order-electric-trucks-sysco/

Lots of good info out there in regards to buses and trucks going Electric

http://www.thedrive.com/truck-stop/16520/tesla-semi-enters-the-growing-electric-bus-and-truck-trend

Rich Are Officially Cut Off From California’s Electric Vehicle Rebates

https://jalopnik.com/rich-are-officially-cut-off-from-california-s-electric-1716052829

Tesla defeats car dealer association in Missouri court | Electrek - Robert

https://electrek.co/2017/12/06/tesla-defeats-car-dealer-association-missouri

 

 

PRESENTATION: Proposed Transportation Tunnel

City Council meeting on Monday, January 22, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

The Boring Company has proposed a transportation tunnel underneath the Westside of Los Angeles, including underneath Sepulveda Boulevard through Culver City. Representatives will present the company's proposal at a City Council meeting on January 22, 2018 at 7:00 p.m (NOTE DATE CHANGE) at City Hall, Mike Balkman Council Chambers, 9770 Culver Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232.

I invite all of Talking Tesla Nation in the Los Angeles area and anyone else who supports such a forward transportation plan to come, join me at the Council Meeting to show support!

 

Elon Musk releases plans for tunnel transportation system: Long Beach to Valley at 125 mph

http://www.dailybreeze.com/2017/12/01/elon-musk-releases-plans-for-tunnel-transportation-system-long-beach-to-valley-at-125-mph/

 
 

Ep 115 - Much Ado About Batteries

Tesla Semi gets 10 more electric truck orders from delivery giant DHL, bringing reported total to ~200 - https://electrek.co/2017/11/28/tesla-semi-electric-truck-orders-delivery-giant-dhl/

Watch the semi in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBiUkiic_cI

Tesla’s VP of Trucks talks about new electric semi, weight, charging, and more -

https://electrek.co/2017/11/26/tesla-semi-vp-trucks-electric-presentation/

See my YouTube video of the many Semi (wind tunnel) models: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLTIcRMwclA

At the LA Auto Show Tesla Energy is powering this “House of the future”

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-energy-house-of-the-future-la-auto-show/

Impact@Tesla Tote Bag

https://shop.tesla.com/us/en/product/apparel/impact_tesla-tote-bag.html?sku=1450695-00-A

The ePrix is back & DS Virgin Racing driver Sam Bird clinched victory in Round One of the Hong Kong E-Prix

https://electriccarsreport.com/2017/12/sam-bird-clinches-victory-hong-kong/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Tesla switches on giant battery to shore up Australia's grid

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-australia-power-tesla/tesla-switches-on-giant-battery-to-shore-up-australias-grid-idUSKBN1DV3VR

Elon Musk says he is launching a Tesla Roadster into space. Really? | Electrek

https://electrek.co/2017/12/02/elon-musk-tesla-roadster-space-really/

ELON MUSK WANTS TO BUILD A NEW CITY-WIDE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM THAT WILL CUT TRAVEL TIME IN HALF

https://www.universal-sci.com/headlines/2017/12/01/elon-musk-wants-to-build-a-new-city-wide-transportation-system-that-will-cut-travel-time-in-half

Ep 114 - Manual Leakage

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/