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Electrek

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.

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VW ID.Buzz test drive, $30k Chevy Equinox EV, Tesla lithium refinery, and more

This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy. This week, we discussed our VW ID Buzz test drive, the launch of the $30k Chevy Equinox EV, Tesla's potential lithium refinery, and more. The show is live every Friday at 4 p.m. ET on Electrek’s YouTube channel. 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 YouTube channel to get your questions and comments in. After the show ends at around 5 p.m. ET, the video will be archived on YouTube and the audio on all your favorite podcast apps: Apple Podcasts Spotify Overcast Pocket Casts Castro RSS We now have a Patreon 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. Here are a few of the articles that we will discuss during the podcast: VW ID Buzz test drive: an EV with character and utility Ford F-150 Lightning electric pickup charges electric jet ski while driving EVs for everyone! GM wants its $30k Chevy Equinox EV to convert all SUV buyers to electric Rivian and Mercedes-Benz launch a joint venture to produce an electric van Donald Trump goes on nonsensical rant about electric cars: ‘We need to get rid of them’ Tesla plans a ‘license to print money’ aka lithium refining factory in Texas Tesla Gigafactory Nevada output revealed by new leadership Tesla is going to let you vote on Supercharger locations Tesla ramps up hiring for Megafactory, aiming to produce 40 GWh per year Here’s the live stream for today’s episode starting at 4 p.m. ET (or the video after 5 p.m. ET): https://youtu.be/3VU67YcJbjI var postYoutubePlayer;function onYouTubeIframeAPIReady() { postYoutubePlayer = new YT.Player( "post-youtube-video" ); }

1hr 6mins

9 Sep 2022

Rank #1

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Tesla Gigafactory Quebec?, Toyota changes its tune, Aptera reopens investments, and more

This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy. This week, we discussed a potential Tesla Gigafactory in Quebec?, Toyota changing its tune on EVs (meaning they seem to actually want to build them instead of disparage them), Aptera the hyper aerodynamic solar car reopening investments, and more. The show is live every Friday at 4 p.m. ET on Electrek’s YouTube channel. 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 YouTube channel to get your questions and comments in. After the show ends at around 5 p.m. ET, the video will be archived on YouTube and the audio on all your favorite podcast apps: Apple Podcasts Spotify Overcast Pocket Casts Castro RSS We now have a Patreon 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. Here are a few of the articles that we will discuss during the podcast: Tesla looks to hire ‘high volume’ recruiters in Quebec as rumors of a factory ramp up Tesla visits graphite mine and factory in Quebec Tesla (TSLA) is facing ‘unprecedented demand’ Tesla ramps up hiring for ‘Semi Service Program’ ahead of first electric truck deliveries Media goes nuts over Elon Musk calling for more oil and gas, but here’s the full quote Toyota changes tune on EV demand, triples funding for US battery plant Electric boat breaks new speed record at 109 mph with Vision Marine’s new outboard motor Aptera reopens investments to bring its 1,000-mile-range solar electric vehicle to production Here’s the live stream for today’s episode starting at 4 p.m. ET (or the video after 5 p.m. ET): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4OsZyKvBf0 var postYoutubePlayer;function onYouTubeIframeAPIReady() { postYoutubePlayer = new YT.Player( "post-youtube-video" ); }

43mins

2 Sep 2022

Rank #2

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Podcast: cheaper Tesla Model Y, FSD price hike, Kia EV9, and more

This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy. This week, Tesla launching a cheaper Tesla Model Y in Europe, FSD getting a price hike, new Kia EV9 images, and more. The show is live every Friday at 4 p.m. ET on Electrek’s YouTube channel. 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 YouTube channel to get your questions and comments in. After the show ends at around 5 p.m. ET, the video will be archived on YouTube and the audio on all your favorite podcast apps: Apple Podcasts Spotify Overcast Pocket Casts Castro RSS We now have a Patreon 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. Here are a few of the articles that we will discuss during the podcast: Tesla (TSLA) launches cheaper Model Y in Europe Tesla releases new software update with cloud-based driver profiles and a bunch of goodies Tesla sends cease and desist to billionaire running smear campaign Tesla FSD 10.69 update rolls out with $3k price hike, but is it worth it? Elon Musk tells early Tesla Full Self-Driving Beta testers not to complain Tesla dominates charging experience satisfaction, and that’s a problem now that it’s going public Tesla is doubling Supercharger design team in Canada, pushing to build more charging stations Direct-to-satellite Starlink coming to Tesla vehicles, but not in the way you’d expect Kia teases new EV9 images, its answer to the Rivian R1S with AWD, 3rd row, and more Ford reopens Mach-e orderbank, pricing, colors, and range updates Mercedes-Benz rolls first EQS SUVs roll off US assembly line – will it still qualify for tax credits? Here’s the live stream for today’s episode starting at 4 p.m. ET (or the video after 5 p.m. ET): https://youtu.be/wFmmgNotPvs var postYoutubePlayer;function onYouTubeIframeAPIReady() { postYoutubePlayer = new YT.Player( "post-youtube-video" ); }

1hr 3mins

26 Aug 2022

Rank #3

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Tesla Full Self-Driving Beta test, VPP event, Tesla Semi, and more

This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy. This week, we discussed our Tesla Full Self-Driving Beta test, Tesla's first VPP event, Tesla Semi update, and more. The show is live every Friday at 4 p.m. ET on Electrek’s YouTube channel. 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 YouTube channel to get your questions and comments in. After the show ends at around 5 p.m. ET, the video will be archived on YouTube and the audio on all your favorite podcast apps: Apple Podcasts Spotify Overcast Pocket Casts Castro RSS We now have a Patreon 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. Here are a few of the articles that we will discuss during the podcast: We tested Tesla Full Self-Driving Beta in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and it was scary Elon Musk slows down rollout of Tesla’s next ‘Full Self-Driving Beta’ update Tesla Semi reservations closed, new details released ahead of launch Tesla is preparing Supercharger membership for non-Tesla EV owners Tesla’s virtual power plant had its first event helping the grid – looks like the future Tesla (TSLA) confirms plan to launch electricity retail business in Texas Here are the cars eligible for the $7,500 EV tax credit in the Inflation Reduction Act Dodge shows ‘Banshee’ electric Charger concept – an EV with exhaust? VW ID Buzz electric van has received over 10,000 orders – almost selling out Polestar (PSNY) announces its O₂ roadster concept will enter production as the Polestar 6 Here’s the live stream for today’s episode starting at 4 p.m. ET (or the video after 5 p.m. ET): https://youtu.be/1DXOa0Kf-D0 var postYoutubePlayer;function onYouTubeIframeAPIReady() { postYoutubePlayer = new YT.Player( "post-youtube-video" ); }

1hr 13mins

19 Aug 2022

Rank #4

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Tesla Semi, FSD smear campaign, EV tax credit, EQS review and more

This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy. This week, we discussed Tesla Semi finally coming, a FSD Beta smear campaign, the EV tax credit reform passing the Senate, and more. The show is live every Friday at 4 p.m. ET on Electrek’s YouTube channel. 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 YouTube channel to get your questions and comments in. After the show ends at around 5 p.m. ET, the video will be archived on YouTube and the audio on all your favorite podcast apps: Apple Podcasts Spotify Overcast Pocket Casts Castro RSS We now have a Patreon 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. Here are a few of the articles that we will discuss during the podcast: Tesla Semi electric truck with 500 miles of range starts shipping this year, says Musk Tesla self-driving smear campaign releases ‘test’ that fails to realize FSD never engaged Tesla discloses lobbying effort for new factory in Canada Tesla teases new energy products coming this year Elon Musk sells massive $6.9 billion chunk of Tesla (TSLA) stake Senate improves EV tax credit in largest climate bill ever If you want an EV, buy this week – Rivian, Fisker and others rush to lock in EV tax credits before changes Autonomy places giant EV order from Tesla, GM, VW, Ford, Rivian, and more Ford reopens F-150 Lightning orders, increases prices $6-8.5k, std EPA to 240 miles Rivian (RIVN) releases Q2 earnings, confirms $1.7 billion loss in race to make money on its electric pickups Mercedes EQS review: You can no longer call internal combustion vehicles ‘luxury’ Here’s the live stream for today’s episode starting at 4 p.m. ET (or the video after 5 p.m. ET): https://youtu.be/vSMgQyvuqhk var postYoutubePlayer;function onYouTubeIframeAPIReady() { postYoutubePlayer = new YT.Player( "post-youtube-video" ); }

1hr 1min

12 Aug 2022

Rank #5

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Tesla Cyber Roundup, Jaguar I-Pace fire, BMW i4 review, and more

This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy. This week, we discussed Tesla's Cyber Roundup annual meeting, a concerning Jaguar I-Pace fire, our BMW i4 review, and more. The show is live every Friday at 4 p.m. ET on Electrek’s YouTube channel. 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 YouTube channel to get your questions and comments in. After the show ends at around 5 p.m. ET, the video will be archived on YouTube and the audio on all your favorite podcast apps: Apple Podcasts Spotify Overcast Pocket Casts Castro RSS We now have a Patreon 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. Here are a few of the articles that we will discuss during the podcast: Watch Tesla (TSLA) Cyber Roundup annual shareholder’s meeting and follow the news Elon Musk teases new Tesla factory in Canada Tesla teases Optimus humanoid robot prototype with new image Tesla (TSLA) announces it produced its 3 millionth electric car Tesla Model Y is on track to be the world’s best-selling car Tesla Cybertruck update: Higher price and production equipment coming Tesla is testing new version of Solar Roof (v3.5) on employee’s homes Tesla finally starts taking Model S and Model X orders in Europe again The Electrek Review: BMW i4 eDrive40 is low effort but still highly enjoyable experience Jaguar I-Pace catches on fire again – is this another Bolt EV battery fire situation? Lucid (LCID) crashes as it slashes 2022 production guidance and burns through $800M Here’s the live stream for today’s episode starting at 4 p.m. ET (or the video after 5 p.m. ET): https://youtu.be/dBfJkmOQDgM var postYoutubePlayer;function onYouTubeIframeAPIReady() { postYoutubePlayer = new YT.Player( "post-youtube-video" ); }

1hr 9mins

5 Aug 2022

Rank #6

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Tesla Supercharger Cube lounge, new EV federal credit, Mercedes-Benz EQXX, and more

This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy. This week, we discuss Tesla using new Supercharger Cube lounges, the new proposed EV tax credit, a test drive of the Mercedes-Benz EQXX, and more. The show is live every Friday at 4 p.m. ET on Electrek’s YouTube channel. 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 YouTube channel to get your questions and comments in. After the show ends at around 5 p.m. ET, the video will be archived on YouTube and the audio on all your favorite podcast apps: Apple Podcasts Spotify Overcast Pocket Casts Castro RSS We now have a Patreon 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. Here are a few of the articles that we will discuss during the podcast: Tesla deploys cube lounges at Supercharger station with automated coffee, food, and more Tesla doubles down on better range estimates with tire pressure and more now being taken into account Tesla has a new product called ‘Virtual Machine Mode’ coming to its ‘Big Battery’ Tesla (TSLA) is launching a new shareholder platform to manage its large investor base Senate moves forward with EV tax credit reform; Tesla (TSLA) to be included back and more Mercedes EQXX drive, hypermiling the 750-mile solar prototype engineers want to build Mercedes EQB first drive: $55K small 3rd row SUV doesn’t have to go fast or far to impress Volkswagen starts US production of ID.4 in Chattanooga, adding over 1,000 new jobs 2023 Chevy Bolt EV is still the best value EV in America, by far Here’s the live stream for today’s episode starting at 4 p.m. ET (or the video after 5 p.m. ET): https://youtu.be/gRaXGr4cIBs var postYoutubePlayer;function onYouTubeIframeAPIReady() { postYoutubePlayer = new YT.Player( "post-youtube-video" ); }

1hr 10mins

29 Jul 2022

Rank #7

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TSLA earnings, V4 Supercharger, Chevy Blazer EV, Merc Drive Pilot, more

This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy. This week, we discuss Tesla's (TSLA) earnings results, Tesla Supercharger V4, the Chevy Blazer EV, our first real Mercedes Drive Pilot test and more. Sponsored by Aventon: Aventon’s award-winning Pace 500 & 350 set a standard for upright cruiser ebikes with new upgrades and design features. Check out the full line on Aventon’s website. The show is live every Friday at 4 p.m. ET on Electrek’s YouTube channel. 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 YouTube channel to get your questions and comments in. After the show ends at around 5 p.m. ET, the video will be archived on YouTube and the audio on all your favorite podcast apps: Apple Podcasts Spotify Overcast Pocket Casts Castro RSS We now have a Patreon 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. Here are a few of the articles that we will discuss during the podcast: Tesla (TSLA) releases Q2 2022 financial results: another beat despite tough quarter Tesla (TSLA) reports massive increase in production capacity across all factories Tesla surpasses 35 million miles driven on Full Self-Driving Beta, pace is ramping up Tesla (TSLA) announces it sold most of its Bitcoin Tesla aims to start 4680 battery cell production at Gigafactory Texas this quarter Tesla’s energy division achieves record quarter for everything except solar roof Tesla stops scheduling solar roof installations in most markets Tesla Supercharger V4 design revealed in new station plan Elon Musk is at risk of losing top Tesla lieutenant over suspicious order of ‘special glass’ Tesla strikes deal to have its own exclusive lane at US-Mexico border Tesla battery supplier CATL is scouting new factory sites in Mexico 2024 Chevy Blazer EV: Up to 320-mile range, $45-$66k MSRP, ‘Police Pursuit’ EV reckoning comes to Ford as it cuts 8,000 ICE jobs to focus on electrification Ford secured 60 GWh of battery supply to achieve production of 600,000 electric vehicles Mercedes DRIVE PILOT test: Level 3 luxury, coming soon to US Here’s the live stream for today’s episode starting at 4 p.m. ET (or the video after 5 p.m. ET): https://youtu.be/_scL-V5pKMk var postYoutubePlayer;function onYouTubeIframeAPIReady() { postYoutubePlayer = new YT.Player( "post-youtube-video" ); }

1hr 20mins

22 Jul 2022

Rank #8

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Tesla plug as a standard, Hyundai Ioniq 6, Taiga Orca electric jetski, and more

This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy. This week, we discuss a push to make the Tesla plug standard, the launch of the Hyundai Ioniq 6, the Taiga Orca electric jetski, and more. Sponsored by Aventon: Aventon's award-winning Pace 500 & 350 set a standard for upright cruiser ebikes with new upgrades and design features. Check out the full line on Aventon's website. The show is live every Friday at 4 p.m. ET on Electrek’s YouTube channel. 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 YouTube channel to get your questions and comments in. After the show ends at around 5 p.m. ET, the video will be archived on YouTube and the audio on all your favorite podcast apps: Apple Podcasts Spotify Overcast Pocket Casts Castro RSS We now have a Patreon 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. Here are a few of the articles that we will discuss during the podcast: Aptera asks Congress to make Tesla’s plug and Superchargers the standard for EVs in the US Tesla battery supplier Panasonic teases impressive increases in capacity Panasonic is building a battery factory in Kansas to supply Tesla with new 4680 cell Elon Musk does the impossible and manages expectations on Tesla’s next Full Self-Driving update Tesla loses its head of AI and vision Andrej Karpathy – a big loss for the Autopilot team Hyundai officially debuts new IONIQ 6 with 379 mile range, teases upcoming IONIQ N performance EV Taiga Orca electric jet ski is here, and it’s pure unadulterated fun Canoo stock doubles as Walmart orders up to 10,000 EVs in deal that includes warranted shares in company [update] Ford files trademarks for electric versions of smaller Maverick and Ranger pickup trucks VinFast receives $1.2B in incentives from North Carolina to build US plant, the largest economic package in state history Here’s the live stream for today’s episode starting at 4 p.m. ET (or the video after 5 p.m. ET): https://youtu.be/18SFZ3raT4Q var postYoutubePlayer;function onYouTubeIframeAPIReady() { postYoutubePlayer = new YT.Player( "post-youtube-video" ); }

1hr 4mins

15 Jul 2022

Rank #9

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Rivian R1S review, Tesla deliveries, software update, and more

This week on an EARLY Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy. This week, we discuss our Rivian R1S review, Tesla delivery results, software a new Tesla software update, and more. The show is live every Friday at 4 p.m. ET on Electrek’s YouTube channel. (This week because of commitments, we are going live at 11am ET) 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 YouTube channel to get your questions and comments in. After the show ends at around 5 p.m. ET, the video will be archived on YouTube and the audio on all your favorite podcast apps: Apple Podcasts Spotify Overcast Pocket Casts Castro RSS We now have a Patreon 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. Here are a few of the articles that we will discuss during the podcast: Rivian R1S review and 1st drive: The best SUV ever made? Rivian announces production ramp to 4,401 electric vehicles last quarter Tesla (TSLA) achieves record monthly production – ready for impressive second half of 2022 Tesla is still the world’s largest electric car producer despite what you are hearing Tesla (TSLA) achieves best solar deployment in years, but solar roof is still at a crawl Tesla to shut down production at Gigafactory Berlin to upgrade the factory and add a shift Elon Musk suggests Tesla will make ‘highly configurable Robovan’ for people and cargo Tesla unveils solar range extender trailer with SpaceX Starlink internet terminal Tesla expands Green Traffic Light Chime – cutting down on road rage Tesla vehicles are now scanning for potholes and rough roads to help avoid them Saleen launches shady financing effort and teases modified Tesla vehicles again Here’s the live stream for today’s episode starting at 11AM. ET (or the video after ~noon. ET): https://youtu.be/Sx65wl_al98 var postYoutubePlayer;function onYouTubeIframeAPIReady() { postYoutubePlayer = new YT.Player( "post-youtube-video" ); }

1hr 21mins

8 Jul 2022

Rank #10