Talking Tesla

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

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