Electrek

By Frederic Lambert, Seth Weintraub

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A weekly podcast tracking the transition from fossil fuel transportation to electric and the surrounding clean ecosystems. Hosted by Electrek’s Frederic Lambert and Seth Weintraub.

Episode Date
Jaguar I-PACE, Tesla's restructuring, Musk's Boring Company going to Chicago
4038
<p>This week on the <a href="https://electrek.co/guides/electrek-podcast/">Electrek Podcast</a>, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including our thoughts on the Jaguar I-PACE after our first experience driving the car, Tesla's restructuring results in a major round of layoffs, Elon Musk's Boring Company is going to Chicago, and more.</p> <p></p> <p><!--more--></p> <p>The Electrek Podcast is me, Fred Lambert, editor-in-chief of Electrek, and Seth Weintraub, founder and publisher of Electrek and the 9to5 network, discussing all our top stories of the week while taking questions from our readers and highlighting the most insightful comments on the site.</p> <p>The show is live every Friday at 4pm ET on <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcOIZzJgLCyMPILY7-1Vsdg/featured?sub_confirmation=1" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Electrek’s Youtube channel</a>. As a reminder we’ll have an accompanying post, like this one, on the site with an embedded link to the live stream. Head to the <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcOIZzJgLCyMPILY7-1Vsdg/featured?sub_confirmation=1">Youtube channel</a> to get your questions and comments in.</p> <p>After the show ends at around 5pm ET, the video will be archived on <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcOIZzJgLCyMPILY7-1Vsdg">YouTube</a> and the audio on all your favorite podcast apps through our <a href="https://electrek.co/podcastRSS" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS feed: https://electrek.co/podcastRSS</a>. Grab the <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/electrek/id1320055779?">quick link to iTunes here</a>.</p> <p>We now have <a href="https://www.patreon.com/electrek" target="_blank" rel="noopener">a Patreon</a> if you want to help us to avoid more ads and invest more in our content. We have some awesome gifts for our Patreons and more coming.</p> <p>Here are a few of the articles that we will discuss during the podcast today:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/06/14/jaguar-i-pace-review-the-240-mile-luxury-sport-utility-is-everything/">Jaguar I-PACE Review: The 240+ mile luxury/sport/utility is everything…</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/06/12/tesla-layoffs-workforce-restructure/">Tesla is laying off about 9% of its workforce as it restructures the company</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/06/13/tsla-elon-musk-buy-tesla-stock/">Elon Musk buys another $25 million worth of Tesla (TSLA) stock as he pushes for profit</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/06/10/tesla-version-9-software-update-fully-self-driving-features-elon-musk/">Tesla’s version 9 software update is coming in August with first ‘full self-driving features’, says Elon Musk</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/06/11/tesla-autopilot-update-nag-hands-wheel/">Tesla’s latest Autopilot update comes with more ‘nag’ to make sure drivers keep their hands on the wheel</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/06/13/tesla-autopilot-hold-steering-wheel-alerts-complaints/">Tesla is updating Autopilot’s ‘Hold Steering Wheel’ alert after complaints, says Elon Musk</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/06/13/tesla-new-user-interface-version-9-elon-musk/">Tesla will release a new Autopilot interface with version 9 software coming this summer, confirms Elon Musk</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/06/10/tesla-roadster-elon-musk-thruster-backseat/">Elon Musk is serious about adding thrusters to the new Tesla Roadster, the option will replace the back seats</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/06/14/elon-musk-boring-company-loop-chicago/">Elon Musk’s Boring Company won bid to build a ‘Loop’ transit system in Chicago</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/06/15/tesla-build-pod-boring-company-loop-elon-musk/">Tesla will build the ‘pods’ for the Boring Company’s Loop, says Elon Musk</a></li> </ul> <p>Here’s the live stream for today’s episode starting at 4pm ET (or the video after 5pm ET):</p> <p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1szpa1dGgK4</p> <p> </p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ElectrekPodcast/~4/LbYrrLd5jdk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 15, 2018
Flurry of Tesla news, Daimler's response to Tesla Semi, Jaguar starts pushing the I-Pace
4068
<p>This week on the <a href="https://electrek.co/guides/electrek-podcast/">Electrek Podcast</a>, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including a flurry of Tesla news from the shareholder meeting, Daimler unveils new electric trucks in response to Tesla Semi, Jaguar starts marketing the I-Pace, and more.</p> <p></p> <p><!--more--></p> <p>Thanks to this week’s Electrek Podcast sponsor <i>Wunder Capital</i>, the easiest way to invest in large-scale solar projects across the US. To learn more, visit <a href="http://bit.ly/2Dyc9Uv">WunderCapital.com/Electrek</a></p> <p>The Electrek Podcast is me, Fred Lambert, editor-in-chief of Electrek, and Seth Weintraub, founder and publisher of Electrek and the 9to5 network, discussing all our top stories of the week while taking questions from our readers and highlighting the most insightful comments on the site.</p> <p>The show is live every Friday at 4pm ET on <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcOIZzJgLCyMPILY7-1Vsdg/featured?sub_confirmation=1" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Electrek’s Youtube channel</a>. As a reminder we’ll have an accompanying post, like this one, on the site with an embedded link to the live stream. Head to the <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcOIZzJgLCyMPILY7-1Vsdg/featured?sub_confirmation=1">Youtube channel</a> to get your questions and comments in.</p> <p>After the show ends at around 5pm ET, the video will be archived on <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcOIZzJgLCyMPILY7-1Vsdg">YouTube</a> and the audio on all your favorite podcast apps through our <a href="https://electrek.co/podcastRSS" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS feed: https://electrek.co/podcastRSS</a>. Grab the <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/electrek/id1320055779?">quick link to iTunes here</a>.</p> <p>We now have <a href="https://www.patreon.com/electrek" target="_blank" rel="noopener">a Patreon</a> if you want to help us to avoid more ads and invest more in our content. We have some awesome gifts for our Patreons and more coming.</p> <p>Here are a few of the articles that we will discuss during the podcast today:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/06/05/tesla-releases-model-y-image/">Tesla releases new image of Model Y electric CUV, Musk jokes about it having no steering wheel</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/06/05/tesla-new-next-gen-roadster-prototype-shareholder-meeting/">Tesla unveils new white next-gen Roadster prototype at shareholder meeting</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/06/05/tesla-model-3-best-selling-mid-sized-premium-sedan-production-update/">Tesla Model 3 claims best-selling mid-sized premium sedan spot, gives production update</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/06/06/tesla-pushes-supercharger-v3-expansion-batteries-solar/">Tesla pushes Supercharger V3 to ‘end of the year’, says it will be ‘zombie apocalypse-proof’</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/06/05/electric-cars-charge-on-sunlight-tesla-powerpacks-smart-solar-charging-station/">Electric cars can now charge on sunlight day and night with Tesla Powerpacks at new ‘Smart Solar Charging’ station</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/06/04/tesla-supercharger-station-windshield-cleaning-station/">Tesla finally adds highly requested feature to Supercharger stations – a squeegee station</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/06/04/tesla-model-3-leases-elon-musk/">Tesla will start offering Model 3 leases in ‘6 to 9 months’, says Elon Musk</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/06/08/tesla-releases-new-autopilot-car-renderings/">Tesla releases new Autopilot update with performance improvements and new car renderings</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/06/06/tesla-open-own-body-shops-same-day-repair-elon-musk/">Tesla to open its own body shops by the end of the month, could offer same day repair, says Elon Musk</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/06/06/tesla-tsla-stock-elon-musk-confidence-shorts-scramble/">Tesla (TSLA) rallies ~10% on Elon Musk’s confidence as the shorts scramble</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/06/07/daimler-electric-semi-truck-ecascadia-tesla-semi/">Daimler unveils electric eCascadia semi truck to compete with Tesla Semi, launches electric truck group</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/06/04/jaguar-i-pace-review-roundup-20-videos-are-positive/">Jaguar I-PACE review roundup: 20 early videos are mostly positive but lack EV context</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/06/06/porsche-mission-e-tesla-killer/">Porsche: Mission E doesn’t aim to be a Tesla killer, it aims to be a ‘real Porsche’</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/06/08/porsches-mission-e-all-electric-vehicle-taycan/">Porsche’s Mission E all-electric vehicle becomes the ‘Taycan’</a></li> </ul> <p>Here’s the live stream for today’s episode starting at 4pm ET (or the video after 5pm ET):</p> <p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sc2ViK2X0Lg</p> <p> </p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ElectrekPodcast/~4/fkAAnNsiXyI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 08, 2018
Electrek Podcast: Tesla Model 3 goes north, Musk says cost could fall to $28k, oil industry feels Norway, and more
4079
<p>This week on the <a href="https://electrek.co/guides/electrek-podcast/">Electrek Podcast</a>, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including Tesla Model 3 arrives in a big way in Canada, Elon Musk says the cost of Model 3 could fall to $28,000, the oil industry starts to feel the pressure in Norway, and more.</p> <p></p> <p><!--more--></p> <p>The Electrek Podcast is me, Fred Lambert, editor-in-chief of Electrek, and Seth Weintraub, founder and publisher of Electrek and the 9to5 network, discussing all our top stories of the week while taking questions from our readers and highlighting the most insightful comments on the site.</p> <p>The show is live every Friday at 4pm ET on <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcOIZzJgLCyMPILY7-1Vsdg/featured?sub_confirmation=1" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Electrek’s Youtube channel</a>. As a reminder we’ll have an accompanying post, like this one, on the site with an embedded link to the live stream. Head to the <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcOIZzJgLCyMPILY7-1Vsdg/featured?sub_confirmation=1">Youtube channel</a> to get your questions and comments in.</p> <p>After the show ends at around 5pm ET, the video will be archived on <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcOIZzJgLCyMPILY7-1Vsdg">YouTube</a> and the audio on all your favorite podcast apps through our <a href="https://electrek.co/podcastRSS" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS feed: https://electrek.co/podcastRSS</a>. Grab the <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/electrek/id1320055779?">quick link to iTunes here</a>.</p> <p>We now have <a href="https://www.patreon.com/electrek" target="_blank" rel="noopener">a Patreon</a> if you want to help us to avoid more ads and invest more in our content. We have some awesome gifts for our Patreons and more coming.</p> <p>Here are a few of the articles that we will discuss during the podcast today:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/05/31/tesla-model-3-large-scale-deliveries-canada/">Tesla starts large scale Model 3 deliveries in Canada</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/05/28/tesla-model-3-international-expansion-early-mid-2019-elon-musk/">Tesla Model 3 international expansion is pushed to early and mid 2019, says Elon Musk</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/05/31/tesla-model-3-teardow-material-production-cost/">Tesla Model 3 teardown points to only $28,000 in potential material and production cost</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/05/29/tesla-insuremytesla-insurance-model-s-most-expensive-car/">Tesla is building up in-house insurance as Model S tops list of most expensive cars to insure</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/05/25/tesla-flurry-high-profile-executive-hires-apple-amazon-more/">Tesla announces a flurry of new executive hires from Apple, Amazon, and more</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/05/31/tesla-head-of-energy-operations-amazon-europe-bmw/">Tesla hires new head of Energy operations from Amazon and head of Tesla Europe from BMW</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/05/30/tesla-justify-board-members-shareholders-meeting/">Tesla tries to justify position of 3 board members ahead of shareholders meeting and after pushbacks</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/05/28/oil-industry-affected-norway-electric-car-adoption/">Oil industry is finally starting to be affected by Norway’s rapid electric car adoption</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/05/30/audi-e-tron-quattro-all-electric-suv-aero-performance/">Audi reveals e-tron quattro all-electric SUV aero performance, will have optional cameras instead of mirrors</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/05/31/gm-self-driving-car-cruise-backing/">GM’s self-driving car division receives over $3 billion in backing to go to market next year</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/05/28/bmw-major-increase-capacity-battery-factory-new-ix3-electric-suv/">BMW announces ‘major increase in capacity’ at battery factory to support new iX3 electric SUV</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/05/28/bmw-wireless-electric-car-charging-system-convenience-cost-efficiency/">BMW launches wireless electric car charging system touted as convenient but inefficient</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/05/31/hyundai-kona-ev-gets-norwegian-price-specs-as-company-plans-to-make-own-batteries/">Hyundai Kona EV gets Norwegian price/specs as company plans to make own batteries</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/05/31/waymo-expands-chrysler-pacifica-fleet-sell-cars/">Waymo orders 62,000 Chrysler Pacificas as Fiat Chrysler in talks on selling self-driving cars</a></li> </ul> <p>Here’s the live stream for today’s episode starting at 4pm ET (or the video after 5pm ET):</p> <p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjCPTrGyr1A</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ElectrekPodcast/~4/Fn-u1t5ZBc0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 01, 2018
Tesla Model 3 performance, production update, Rivian electric pickup, and more
3696
<p>This week on the <a href="https://electrek.co/guides/electrek-podcast/">Electrek Podcast</a>, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including the unveiling of the Tesla Model 3 dual motor all-wheel-drive and performance versions, an update on Model 3 production, the specs of Rivian's all-electric pickup truck, and more.</p> <p></p> <p><!--more--></p> <p>The Electrek Podcast is me, Fred Lambert, editor-in-chief of Electrek, and Seth Weintraub, founder and publisher of Electrek and the 9to5 network, discussing all our top stories of the week while taking questions from our readers and highlighting the most insightful comments on the site.</p> <p>The show is live every Friday at 4pm ET on <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcOIZzJgLCyMPILY7-1Vsdg/featured?sub_confirmation=1" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Electrek’s Youtube channel</a>. As a reminder we’ll have an accompanying post, like this one, on the site with an embedded link to the live stream. Head to the <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcOIZzJgLCyMPILY7-1Vsdg/featured?sub_confirmation=1">Youtube channel</a> to get your questions and comments in.</p> <p>After the show ends at around 5pm ET, the video will be archived on <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcOIZzJgLCyMPILY7-1Vsdg">YouTube</a> and the audio on all your favorite podcast apps through our <a href="https://electrek.co/podcastRSS" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS feed: https://electrek.co/podcastRSS</a>. Grab the <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/electrek/id1320055779?">quick link to iTunes here</a>.</p> <p>We now have <a href="https://www.patreon.com/electrek" target="_blank" rel="noopener">a Patreon</a> if you want to help us to avoid more ads and invest more in our content. We have some awesome gifts for our Patreons and more coming.</p> <p>Here are a few of the articles that we will discuss during the podcast today:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/05/20/tesla-unveils-faster-and-more-powerful-model-3-dual-motor-awd-and-performance-versions/">Tesla unveils faster and more powerful Model 3 dual motor AWD and Performance versions</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/05/22/tesla-model-3-performance-version-higher-power-output-teases-elon-musk/">Tesla Model 3 Performance version ‘might’ see further increase in power output, teases Elon Musk</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/05/20/tesla-model-3-delivery-timelines-new-orders-production/">Tesla cuts Model 3 delivery delays for new orders in half as production ramp improves</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/05/25/tesl-model-3-massive-shipment-canada-us-delays/">Tesla sent out a massive Model 3 shipment to Canada as some US deliveries get delayed</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/05/21/tesla-model-3-braking-weakness-cr-tests-tesla-denies/">Tesla Model 3 shows 60-0 mph braking weakness in CR tests, Tesla fires back with own test results</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/05/22/tesla-will-update-model-3-firmware-to-fix-braking-calibration-in-coming-days/">Tesla will update Model 3 firmware to fix braking calibration in ‘a few days’</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/05/24/tesla-ceo-elon-musk-sets-march-15-as-model-y-reveal-date-or-does-he/">Tesla CEO Elon Musk sets March 15 as possible Model Y reveal date</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/05/21/tesla-supercharger-v3-quicker-charging-summer/">Tesla aims to release more powerful Supercharger V3 for quicker charging this summer</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/05/24/rivian-all-electric-pickup-truck-price-450-miles-range-old-mitsubishi-plant/">Rivian to make all-electric pickup trucks with up to 450 mile range starting at $50,000 at old Mitsubishi plant</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/05/23/honda-fit-electric-battery-maker-global-electric-car/">Honda is working on affordable all-electric Fit-based car with biggest battery maker for global release</a></li> </ul> <p>Here’s the live stream for today’s episode starting at 4pm ET (or the video after 5pm ET):</p> <p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uske5W0RzCM</p> <p> </p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ElectrekPodcast/~4/g2BGOE3oIlo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 25, 2018
Electrek Podcast: Tesla makes progress with Model 3 production, more Boring Company details, and more
4081
<p>This week on the <a href="https://electrek.co/guides/electrek-podcast/">Electrek Podcast</a>, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including Tesla making progress with the Model 3 production ramp up, Elon Musk releasing more details about the Boring Company, and more.</p> <p></p> <p><!--more--></p> <p>The Electrek Podcast is me, Fred Lambert, editor-in-chief of Electrek, and Seth Weintraub, founder and publisher of Electrek and the 9to5 network, discussing all our top stories of the week while taking questions from our readers and highlighting the most insightful comments on the site.</p> <p>The show is live every Friday at 4pm ET on <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcOIZzJgLCyMPILY7-1Vsdg/featured?sub_confirmation=1" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Electrek’s Youtube channel</a>. As a reminder we’ll have an accompanying post, like this one, on the site with an embedded link to the live stream. Head to the <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcOIZzJgLCyMPILY7-1Vsdg/featured?sub_confirmation=1">Youtube channel</a> to get your questions and comments in.</p> <p>After the show ends at around 5pm ET, the video will be archived on <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcOIZzJgLCyMPILY7-1Vsdg">YouTube</a> and the audio on all your favorite podcast apps through our <a href="https://electrek.co/podcastRSS" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS feed: https://electrek.co/podcastRSS</a>. Grab the <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/electrek/id1320055779?">quick link to iTunes here</a>.</p> <p>We now have <a href="https://www.patreon.com/electrek" target="_blank" rel="noopener">a Patreon</a> if you want to help us to avoid more ads and invest more in our content. We have some awesome gifts for our Patreons and more coming.</p> <p>Here are a few of the articles that we will discuss during the podcast today:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/05/15/tesla-model-3-production-500-per-day-elon-musk/">Tesla Model 3 production to ‘likely exceed’ 500 cars per day this week, says Elon Musk</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/05/15/tesla-model-3-safety-test-results-iihs-front-crash-prevention/">First Tesla Model 3 safety test results released, IIHS says ‘superior rating for front crash prevention’</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/05/18/tesla-ventilated-seats-black-arachnid-wheels/">Tesla brings back ventilated seats and makes new black Arachnid wheels available</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/05/17/tesla-supercharger-thousands-new-station-map-elon-musk/">Tesla has thousands of Supercharger stations in construction/permit phase with new map coming, says Elon Musk</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/05/14/tesla-restructuration-elon-musk-reorganization/">Elon Musk announces ‘a thorough reorganization’ at Tesla, will be ‘flattening the management structure’</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/05/15/tesla-california-economic-contribution-report/">Tesla contributed ‘more than $5 billion’ to California’s economy and supported over 51,000 jobs last year, says report</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/05/14/tesla-new-company-shanghai-free-trade-zone-chinese-gigafactory/">Tesla sets up new company in Shanghai’s Free-Trade Zone ahead of Chinese Gigafactory announcement</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/05/17/geely-volvo-electric-vehicles-korean-batteries-china/">Geely’s Volvo electric vehicles are using Korean batteries made in China and the competition isn’t happy</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/05/17/elon-musk-boring-company-partnership-with-la-metro-tunnel-network-los-angeles/">Elon Musk’s Boring Company announces ‘partnership’ with LA Metro for its tunnel network under Los Angeles</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/05/18/boring-company-elon-musk-transit-system-los-angeles/">Elon Musk releases more details about the Boring Company’s plan: $1 fare personalized mass transit</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/05/15/electric-vehicles-reduce-stress-for-drivers-brain-monitoring-study/">Electric vehicles reduce stress for drivers, says new brain monitoring study</a></li> </ul> <p>Here’s the live stream for today’s episode starting at 4pm ET (or the video after 5pm ET):</p> <p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iyClXmvE1s</p> <p> </p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ElectrekPodcast/~4/4Zq3j4o6WYg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 18, 2018
Tesla teases a bunch of stuff, Model 3 goes to Canada, Elon sticks it to the shorts
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<p>This week on the <a href="https://electrek.co/guides/electrek-podcast/">Electrek Podcast</a>, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including Tesla teasing a bunch of products, Model 3 deliveries starting in Canada, Elon Musk investing in Tesla again, and more.</p> <p></p> <p><!--more--></p> <p>The Electrek Podcast is me, Fred Lambert, editor-in-chief of Electrek, and Seth Weintraub, founder and publisher of Electrek and the 9to5 network, discussing all our top stories of the week while taking questions from our readers and highlighting the most insightful comments on the site.</p> <p>The show is live every Friday at 4pm ET on <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcOIZzJgLCyMPILY7-1Vsdg/featured?sub_confirmation=1" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Electrek’s Youtube channel</a>. As a reminder we’ll have an accompanying post, like this one, on the site with an embedded link to the live stream. Head to the <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcOIZzJgLCyMPILY7-1Vsdg/featured?sub_confirmation=1">Youtube channel</a> to get your questions and comments in.</p> <p>After the show ends at around 5pm ET, the video will be archived on <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcOIZzJgLCyMPILY7-1Vsdg">YouTube</a> and the audio on all your favorite podcast apps through our <a href="https://electrek.co/podcastRSS" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS feed: https://electrek.co/podcastRSS</a>. Grab the <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/electrek/id1320055779?">quick link to iTunes here</a>.</p> <p>We now have <a href="https://www.patreon.com/electrek" target="_blank" rel="noopener">a Patreon</a> if you want to help us to avoid more ads and invest more in our content. We have some awesome gifts for our Patreons and more coming.</p> <p>Here are a few of the articles that we will discuss during the podcast today:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/05/09/tesla-mystery-car-next-gen-roadster-video/">Tesla releases new video with mystery car, new next-gen Roadster footage in action, and more</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/05/11/tesla-model-3-dual-motor-performance-versions-next-week/">Tesla to open Model 3 orders and reveal specs of dual motor and performance versions next week</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/05/11/tesla-model-3-deliveries-canada/">Tesla starts Model 3 deliveries in Canada</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/05/08/tesla-updates-model-s-model-x-new-interior-finish/">Tesla updates Model S and Model X with new interior finish</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/05/06/tesla-brutal-review-contractors-firing-vouching-employee/">Tesla starts brutal review of contractors, firing everyone that is not vouched for by an employee</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/05/07/elon-musk-buys-tesla-tsla-stock-short-squeeze/">Elon Musk buys $10 million worth of Tesla stocks (TSLA) just as he predicts a short squeeze</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/05/09/tesla-model-s-fatal-crash-fire-national/">Tragic fatal crash in Tesla Model S goes national because – Tesla</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/05/08/chevy-bolt-ev-2019-options-updates/">Chevy Bolt EV 2019 gets 3 new color options and a few minor updates</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/05/08/survey-americans-electric-car-adoption/">Survey shows that 20% of Americans will go electric for their next car, great progress but could improve</a></li> </ul> <p>Here’s the live stream for today’s episode starting at 4pm ET (or the video after 5pm ET):</p> <p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEafZJBhY2c</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ElectrekPodcast/~4/vffnGhJTokA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 11, 2018
Electrek Podcast: dive into Tesla’s Q1 2018 results, Autopilot settlement, Nikola’s Tesla Semi lawsuit, and more
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<p>This week on the <a href="https://electrek.co/guides/electrek-podcast/">Electrek Podcast</a>, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including a dive into Tesla's Q1 2018 results, a look at Tesla's proposed settlement of an Autopilot class action lawsuit, Nikola Motors suing over the design of its electric truck, and more.</p> <p></p> <p><!--more--></p> <p>The Electrek Podcast is me, Fred Lambert, editor-in-chief of Electrek, and Seth Weintraub, founder and publisher of Electrek and the 9to5 network, discussing all our top stories of the week while taking questions from our readers and highlighting the most insightful comments on the site.</p> <p>Today, we are joined by special guest Galileo Russell, a financial analyst with <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1LAjODfg7dnSSrrPGGPPMw">Youtube channel covering TSLA</a> and the star of Tesla's earnings call as the representative for retail investors.</p> <p>The show is live every Friday at 4pm ET on <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcOIZzJgLCyMPILY7-1Vsdg/featured?sub_confirmation=1" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Electrek’s Youtube channel</a>. As a reminder we’ll have an accompanying post, like this one, on the site with an embedded link to the live stream. Head to the <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcOIZzJgLCyMPILY7-1Vsdg/featured?sub_confirmation=1">Youtube channel</a> to get your questions and comments in.</p> <p>After the show ends at around 5pm ET, the video will be archived on <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcOIZzJgLCyMPILY7-1Vsdg">YouTube</a> and the audio on all your favorite podcast apps through our <a href="https://electrek.co/podcastRSS" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS feed: https://electrek.co/podcastRSS</a>. Grab the <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/electrek/id1320055779?">quick link to iTunes here</a>.</p> <p>We now have <a href="https://www.patreon.com/electrek" target="_blank" rel="noopener">a Patreon</a> if you want to help us to avoid more ads and invest more in our content. We have some awesome gifts for our Patreons and more coming.</p> <p>Here are a few of the articles that we will discuss during the podcast today:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/05/02/tesla-tsla-releases-q1-results-record-revenue-of-3-4-billion-still-wide-losses/">Tesla (TSLA) releases Q1 results: record revenue of $3.4 billion – still wide losses</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/05/02/tesla-model-3-production-update-2/">Tesla gives update on Model 3 production: battery module now OK, focus on automation update</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/05/02/tesla-model-3-best-selling-mid-size-premium-sedan-us/">Tesla claims Model 3 is about to become the best-selling mid-size premium sedan in the US – electric or not</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/05/02/tesla-semi-production-version-range-increase-elon-musk/">Tesla Semi production version will have closer to 600 miles of range, says Elon Musk</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/05/02/tesla-model-y-manufacturing-revolution-2020-elon-musk/">Tesla’s upcoming Model Y will be ‘a manufacturing revolution’ in 2020, says Elon Musk</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/05/03/tesla-model-3-battery-cells-rare-data-energy-density-cobalt/">Tesla releases rare details about Model 3’s battery cells, claims highest energy density and less cobalt</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/05/03/tesla-supercharger-v3-charge-rate-porsche-faster-charging/">Tesla throws cold water on Porsche’s faster charging, says Supercharger to max out at ~250 KW</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/05/03/tesla-shakes-off-tsla-investors-drop-elon-musk-wedge-wall-street/">Tesla shakes off a bunch of TSLA investors in 6% drop as Elon Musk drives wedge with Wall Street</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/05/04/tesla-elon-musk-cutting-off-analysts-on-teslas-earnings-call-tweets/">Elon Musk tries to justify cutting off analysts on Tesla’s earnings call in series of tweets</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/05/04/elon-musk-tesla-shorts-warning-short-burn-of-the-century/">Elon Musk warns people betting against Tesla of a ‘next level short burn of the century’</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/05/01/tesla-autopilot-reimburse-delayed-features-settlement-class-action-lawsuit/">Tesla agrees to partially reimburse people who bought Autopilot 2.0 in $5 million settlement of class action lawsuit</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/05/02/tesla-semi-patent-troll-nikola-motors-design/">Tesla is hit by $2 billion patent troll case from Nikola Motors over the design of the Tesla Semi</a></li> </ul> <p>Here’s the live stream for today’s episode starting at 4pm ET (or the video after 5pm ET):</p> <p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzymVtZBzD4</p> <p> </p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ElectrekPodcast/~4/zYo6IPPWiYY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 04, 2018
Tesla Autopilot leadership shakeup, bunch of new EVs unveiled in China, and more
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<p>This week on the <a href="https://electrek.co/guides/electrek-podcast/">Electrek Podcast</a>, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including another shakeup in Tesla's Autopilot leadership, a bunch of new electric vehicles are unveiled at 2018 China Auto Show, and more.</p> <p></p> <p><!--more--></p> <p>Thanks to this week’s Electrek Podcast sponsor <i>Wunder Capital</i>, the easiest way to invest in large-scale solar projects across the US. To learn more, visit <a href="http://bit.ly/2Dyc9Uv">WunderCapital.com/Electrek</a></p> <p>The Electrek Podcast is me, Fred Lambert, editor-in-chief of Electrek, and Seth Weintraub, founder and publisher of Electrek and the 9to5 network, discussing all our top stories of the week while taking questions from our readers and highlighting the most insightful comments on the site.</p> <p>Today we have very special guest Galileo Russell who is a Seeking Alpha contributor and has a <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1LAjODfg7dnSSrrPGGPPMw">Youtube channel covering TSLA</a></p> <p>The show is live every Friday at 4pm ET on <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcOIZzJgLCyMPILY7-1Vsdg/featured?sub_confirmation=1" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Electrek’s Youtube channel</a>. As a reminder we’ll have an accompanying post, like this one, on the site with an embedded link to the live stream. Head to the <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcOIZzJgLCyMPILY7-1Vsdg/featured?sub_confirmation=1">Youtube channel</a> to get your questions and comments in.</p> <p>After the show ends at around 5pm ET, the video will be archived on <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcOIZzJgLCyMPILY7-1Vsdg">YouTube</a> and the audio on all your favorite podcast apps through our <a href="https://electrek.co/podcastRSS" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS feed: https://electrek.co/podcastRSS</a>. Grab the <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/electrek/id1320055779?">quick link to iTunes here</a>.</p> <p>We now have <a href="https://www.patreon.com/electrek" target="_blank" rel="noopener">a Patreon</a> if you want to help us to avoid more ads and invest more in our content. We have some awesome gifts for our Patreons and more coming.</p> <p>Here are a few of the articles that we will discuss during the podcast today:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/04/25/tesla-autopilot-jim-keller-leaving-chip/">Tesla’s VP of Autopilot and chip guru Jim Keller is leaving, another former Apple chip designer is tapped</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/04/23/tesla-mobile-app-network-wide-outage/">Tesla’s increasingly important mobile app had a network-wide outage last weekend</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/04/27/tesla-sell-electric-motors-batteries-elon-musk-boring-company/">Tesla plans to sell $400,000 worth of ‘electric motors and batteries’ to Elon Musk’s Boring Company</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/04/24/tesla-gigafactory-1-drone-flyover/">New Tesla Gigafactory 1 flyover shows new section underway, parking lot and solar rooftop array</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/04/24/mercedes-maybach-all-electric-luxury-suv-concept/">Mercedes-Maybach unveils all-electric luxury SUV concept</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/04/25/bmw-ix3-all-electric-suv-range-specs/">BMW unveils new all-electric iX3 SUV with 250 miles of range and 150 kW charging</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/04/25/nissan-sylphy-new-leaf-based-electric-car-china/">Nissan unveils a new Leaf-based electric car to be mass-produced in China</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/04/26/vw-jac-chinese-joint-venture-e20x-all-electric-suvs/">VW’s Chinese joint-venture launches a ~$19,000 all-electric SUV</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/04/27/canadian-cities-new-curbside-electric-car-charging-network-urban-ev-driving/">Canadian cities will get a new curbside electric car charging network to enable urban EV driving</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/04/24/target-tesla-chargepoint-electrify-america-charging-stations/">Target partners with Tesla, ChargePoint and Electrify America to install over 600 chargers</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/04/23/tesla-talks-join-ionity-charging-network/">Tesla is reportedly in talks to join Ionity charging network along with other automakers</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/04/26/ford-phase-out-passenger-cars-as-it-focuses-on-trucks-electric-vehicles/">Ford to phase out passenger cars as it focuses on trucks and electric vehicles</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/04/25/volvo-electrification-plan-fully-electric/">Volvo clarifies electrification plan, aims for 50% of sales to be ‘fully electric’ by 2025</a></li> </ul> <p>Here’s the live stream for today’s episode starting at 4pm ET (or the video after 5pm ET):</p> <p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvcNbawtv5w</p> <p> </p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ElectrekPodcast/~4/G7NosATFxZo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 27, 2018
Electrek Podcast: Musk on the state of Tesla, Porsche makes some moves, Electrify America, and more
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<p>This week on the <a href="https://electrek.co/guides/electrek-podcast/">Electrek Podcast</a>, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including Elon Musk giving an update on Model 3 production and the overall state of Tesla, Porsche making some moves ahead of the Mission E launch, Electrify America's charging network is taking shape, and more.</p> <p></p> <p><!--more--></p> <p>The Electrek Podcast is me, Fred Lambert, editor-in-chief of Electrek, and Seth Weintraub, founder and publisher of Electrek and the 9to5 network, discussing all our top stories of the week while taking questions from our readers and highlighting the most insightful comments on the site.</p> <p>The show is live every Friday at 4pm ET on <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcOIZzJgLCyMPILY7-1Vsdg/featured?sub_confirmation=1" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Electrek’s Youtube channel</a>. As a reminder we’ll have an accompanying post, like this one, on the site with an embedded link to the live stream. Head to the <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcOIZzJgLCyMPILY7-1Vsdg/featured?sub_confirmation=1">Youtube channel</a> to get your questions and comments in.</p> <p>After the show ends at around 5pm ET, the video will be archived on <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcOIZzJgLCyMPILY7-1Vsdg">YouTube</a> and the audio on all your favorite podcast apps through our <a href="https://electrek.co/podcastRSS" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS feed: https://electrek.co/podcastRSS</a>. Grab the <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/electrek/id1320055779?">quick link to iTunes here</a>.</p> <p>We now have <a href="https://www.patreon.com/electrek" target="_blank" rel="noopener">a Patreon</a> if you want to help us to avoid more ads and invest more in our content. We have some awesome gifts for our Patreons and more coming.</p> <p>Here are a few of the articles that we will discuss during the podcast today:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/04/17/tesla-model-3-production-goal-6000-units-per-week/">Tesla Model 3 production aims for 6,000 units per week in June after upgrade in May – ~5,000 with margin of error, says Elon Musk</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/04/17/tesla-china-factory-ownership/">Tesla could now own 100% of an electric car factory in China, says government</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/04/14/tesla-battery-degradation-data/">Tesla battery degradation at less than 10% after over 160,000 miles, according to latest data</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/04/18/tesla-powerwall-powerpack-puerto-rico-blackout-elon-musk/">Tesla Powerwalls and Powerpacks keep the lights on at 662 locations in Puerto Rico during island-wide blackout, says Elon Musk</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/04/16/elon-musks-boring-company-capital-raise-hyperloop-tunnel-projects/">Elon Musk’s Boring Company raises $112.5 million for hyperloop and tunnel projects</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/04/16/porsche-taking-reservations-mission-e-norway/">Porsche starts taking reservations with deposits for the Mission E in Norway</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/04/16/porsche-ev-charging-network-north-america-mission-e/">Porsche to deploy a network of 500 EV charging stations in North America in time for Mission E next year</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/04/17/vw-electrify-america-ultra-fast-charging-stations/">VW’s Electrify America unveils 4 different ultra-fast charging stations for its massive network</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/04/18/vw-electrify-america-walmart-ultra-fast-charging-stations/">VW’s Electrify America partners with Walmart for the deployment of its ‘ultra-fast’ charging stations</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/04/20/audi-e-tron-quattro-realistic-range-of-250-miles-faraday-cage/">Audi confirms more ‘realistic’ range of ~250 miles for the e-tron quattro, puts car in a Faraday cage</a></li> </ul> <p>Here’s the live stream for today’s episode starting at 4pm ET (or the video after 5pm ET):</p> <p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Coa1wK59OU</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ElectrekPodcast/~4/EkdRKzuj-Zk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 20, 2018
Electrek Podcast: TSLA stock, Elon Musk opens doors to Fremont factory, Model 3 production, and more
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<p>This week on the <a href="https://electrek.co/guides/electrek-podcast/">Electrek Podcast</a>, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including a discussion around Tesla's stock (TSLA) and financials, Elon Musk opens doors to the Fremont factory in a new interview about Model 3 production, and more.</p> <p></p> <p><!--more--></p> <p>Thanks to this week’s Electrek Podcast sponsor <i>Wunder Capital</i>, the easiest way to invest in large-scale solar projects across the US. To learn more, visit <a href="http://bit.ly/2Dyc9Uv">WunderCapital.com/Electrek</a></p> <p>The Electrek Podcast is me, Fred Lambert, editor-in-chief of Electrek, and Seth Weintraub, founder and publisher of Electrek and the 9to5 network, discussing all our top stories of the week while taking questions from our readers and highlighting the most insightful comments on the site.</p> <p>Today we have very special guest Galileo Russell who is a Seeking Alpha contributor and has a <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1LAjODfg7dnSSrrPGGPPMw">Youtube channel covering TSLA</a></p> <p>The show is live every Friday at 4pm ET on <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcOIZzJgLCyMPILY7-1Vsdg/featured?sub_confirmation=1" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Electrek’s Youtube channel</a>. As a reminder we’ll have an accompanying post, like this one, on the site with an embedded link to the live stream. Head to the <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcOIZzJgLCyMPILY7-1Vsdg/featured?sub_confirmation=1">Youtube channel</a> to get your questions and comments in.</p> <p>After the show ends at around 5pm ET, the video will be archived on <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcOIZzJgLCyMPILY7-1Vsdg">YouTube</a> and the audio on all your favorite podcast apps through our <a href="https://electrek.co/podcastRSS" target="_blank" rel="noopener">RSS feed: https://electrek.co/podcastRSS</a>. Grab the <a href="https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/electrek/id1320055779?">quick link to iTunes here</a>.</p> <p>We now have <a href="https://www.patreon.com/electrek" target="_blank" rel="noopener">a Patreon</a> if you want to help us to avoid more ads and invest more in our content. We have some awesome gifts for our Patreons and more coming.</p> <p>Here are a few of the articles that we will discuss during the podcast today:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/04/13/elon-musk-confident-tesla-tsla-turn-profit/">Elon Musk is now confident that Tesla (TSLA) will turn a profit during the second half of the year</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/04/10/tesla-tsla-stock-rise-china-factory-import-duties/">Tesla (TSLA) stock rises as China’s President opens door for factory ownership and lower import duties</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/04/11/elon-musk-inside-tesla-model-3-production-line/">Elon Musk gives first glimpse inside Tesla Model 3 production line</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/04/12/elon-musk-comments-tesla-model-3-delays-production-hell/">Elon Musk comments on Tesla Model 3 delays and ‘production hell’</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/04/13/tesla-autopilot-never-perfect-10x-safer-than-human-elon-musk/">Tesla Autopilot will never be perfect but could be 10x safer than humans, says Elon Musk</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/04/11/tesla-model-3-configuration-invites-rollout-elon-musk/">New wave of Tesla Model 3 configuration invites goes out as they fix the rollout, says Elon Musk</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/04/11/tesla-reportedly-targets-november-2019-model-y-production/">Tesla is reportedly targeting Model Y production in November 2019, supply chain sources say</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/04/12/tesla-autopilot-crash-ntsb-fall-out-fatal-crash-investigation/">Tesla and NTSB tried and failed to hash the issue out over Autopilot fatal crash investigation</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/04/11/tesla-stops-refurbishing-used-cars/">Tesla stops ‘refurbishing’ its used cars ahead of big influx of leased vehicles coming back</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/04/12/tesla-new-waze-like-crowdsourced-traffic-data-navigation-update/">Tesla releases new Waze-like crowdsourced traffic data with latest navigation update</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/04/12/volvo-unveils-all-electric-truck/">Volvo unveils its first all-electric truck with ‘up to 300 km’ (186 miles) of range</a></li> <li><a href="https://electrek.co/2018/04/09/blue-bird-all-electric-buses-road/">Blue Bird takes its new all-electric buses on the road to convince schools to go electric</a></li> </ul> <p>Here’s the live stream for today’s episode starting at 4pm ET (or the video after 5pm ET):</p> <p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8W-nPGR0BE</p> <p> </p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/ElectrekPodcast/~4/vZKTEhQKuko" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 13, 2018