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TALKING TESLA

Every few weeks Mel Herbert, Tom Wolfson, Joel Sapp and Robert Rosenbloom get together to talk about the cars, the batteries, the superchargers, the rumours, the stock price, anything and everything Tesla and Elon and SpaceX and Boring Company and Hyperloop and more.

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TT 151 - 4th Year Anniversary Show!

Mel, Tom and Robert get together to talk all things Tesla... Supercharging, gigafactories, SpaceX and The Boring Company all feature in the 4 year anniversary of the show.Show Notes:https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-inventory-model-s-model-x-free-unlimited-supercharging/Inventory here: https://www.tesla.com/inventory/new/ms?utm_campaign=FreeUnlimited&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social https://electrek.co/2019/05/31/tesla-model-3-made-in-china-price-delivery/amp/https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-china-website-crashes-model-3-pre-orders-gigafactory-3/ https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-battery-advantage-interview/amp/https://www.forbes.com/sites/johnparnell/2019/05/30/worlds-biggest-energy-storage-project-planned-for-utah/amp/flow batteries compressed air energy storage solid oxide fuel cells.https://www.technologyreview.com/f/613609/nasa-has-selected-the-first-three-companies-bringing-payloads-to-the-moon/https://www.dailybreeze.com/2019/05/24/boring-company-shows-off-video-with-tesla-going-127-mph-in-hawthorne-test-tunnel/Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Bureau approved a $48.6 million contracthttps://www.forbes.com/sites/jeremybogaisky/2019/05/16/lilium-flies-full-scale-version-of-its-elegant-electric-air-taxi/#4c6424db62f3https://solarbeez.com/2016/07/05/independence-day/https://solarbeez.com/2018/12/09/not-a-flamethrower-just-a-leaf-blower/Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/talkingtesla)

1hr 51mins

3 Jun 2019

Rank #1

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Ep 103 - Superchargers And Powerwalls For Everyone

It has been quite a week in Tesla land, with Tesla turning on more range for cars in Florida, to help out during the storm. Plenty of climate change discussion after Former FEMA chief advocates rebuilding infrastructure in a way that mitigates storm damage in the future. China announced they will set a deadline to stop fossil fuels, and Chinese EV supercar maker is prepping an all-electric SUV! Also, Tesla updates Model S interior with new back seats. All this, and the usual banter.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/talkingtesla)

2hr 7mins

13 Sep 2017

Rank #2

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Ep 122 - Model 3: Users Interfacing

Tom and Robert bring you this weeks Talking Tesla news! This week's show focuses on the Model 3 user interface. They walk us through the Model 3 screen interface and explain the centre screen in detail. They have also just returned from the Los Angeles Tesla Owners Club event and they have much to report, including this week's Tesla, Autonomous driving and Space X news.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/talkingtesla)

1hr 43mins

23 Jan 2018

Rank #3

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TT 153 - Shareholder Meeting Recap

Tom and Robert get together in Mel's absence to discuss the Tesla shareholder meeting.Show NotesUnited States Spend Ten Times More On Fossil Fuel Subsidies Than Educationhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesellsmoor/2019/06/15/united-states-spend-ten-times-more-on-fossil-fuel-subsidies-than-education/Hot in here? Research shows extreme heat is killing Nevadans, and it’s only getting hotter-Reno Gazette Journalhttps://www.rgj.com/story/news/2019/06/06/hot-weather-extreme-heat-climate-killing-nevadans-and-its-getting-hotter/1358953001/Tesla 2019 Shareholder’s Meeting https://cleantechnica.com/2019/06/11/timestamped-summary-of-tesla-shareholder-meeting/ Bob Lutz Talks Panel Gaps, Tesla, and Why Every Detail Matters-Road and Track self authored piecehttps://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars/a28008116/tesla-model-3-build-quality-bob-lutz/Hydrogen station explodes, Toyota halts sales of fuel cell cars, is this the end? - Electrekhttps://electrek.co/2019/06/11/hydrogen-station-explodes-toyota-halts-sales-fuel-cell-cars/Tesla Gigafactory 3 builds up at incredible speed, already installing production equipment - Electrekhttps://electrek.co/2019/06/16/tesla-gigafactory-3-installing-production-equipment/Here's a real Tesla Solar Roof quote and the price will shock you - Electrekhttps://electrek.co/2019/06/14/tesla-solar-roof-quote-price/Astronomy Group Says Starlink and Other Satellite Constellations Could Threaten Science | Spacehttps://www.space.com/astronomy-group-worries-about-starlink-science-interference.htmlThe International Astronomical Union (IAU) is voicing concerns about the risk that SpaceX's Starlink and other planned massive satellite constellations in low Earth orbit pose to astronomy.To date, there have been fewer than 200 low earth orbit satellitesThe Iridium constellationThe Globalstar internet networks The OneWeb constellation (in-progress) The Project Kuiper satellite internet (planned by Amazon) The Athena internet satellite (planned by Facebook)https://www.sciencealert.com/here-s-why-we-re-still-so-bad-at-detecting-huge-dangerous-asteroids-heading-to-earth)Asteroids a near threat: https://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=2008%20KV2 Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/talkingtesla)

1hr 54mins

24 Jun 2019

Rank #4

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Ep 82 - The Trucks Are Coming

Also, they have a few complaints this week. Mel has another injury from the Falcon Wing doors, and Robert talks about his Autopilot, and all the things to be careful of when cruising in Autopilot. Meanwhile, the California DMV granted Apple clearance to start using autonomous vehicles, and VW have announced EV plans. And in sad news this week, The Tesla Parking Lot instagram has been removed.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/talkingtesla)

2hr 2mins

18 Apr 2017

Rank #5

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May 10th 2019

Model 3 5 star review, Teslas and water, audi etron issues, Space X hopingSupport us on patreonSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/talkingtesla)

10mins

14 May 2019

Rank #6

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Ep 57 - The Aftermath

Our longest episode yet! Mel, Tom and Robert discuss last week's big announcement.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/talkingtesla)

2hr 10mins

25 Oct 2016

Rank #7

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TT 165 - Not a Family Show

SHOW NOTESTOPICS:Battery Road MapEnergy StorageCar Dealer EV knowledgeCalling Ford Dealerships and Asking About the Mustang Mach E: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aq2k9d_ZPzE&feature=youtu.beFun with Release NotesMEDIA PICKSMel - In Defense of Elitism Joel SteinRobert - Queen & SlimTom - The Challengers with Amy Brenneman Go to iTunes, subscribe and write us a review (lie & say you like us !)And of course listen to the little show, part of the Talking Tesla network of shows, Elon Daily!Join your local official Tesla Owners Club, meet up with enthusiastic Tesla owners, talk more Tesla talk, go on group drives and gather to promote your sustainable transportation choice: www.tesla.com/support/ownersclub Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/talkingtesla)

1hr 56mins

16 Dec 2019

Rank #8

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May 14th 2019

$10,000 bet again Elon and FSD, Space X May 15th, 415 ppm!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/talkingtesla)

8mins

14 May 2019

Rank #9

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Ep 70 - The Alt Fact Episode

Another week in Talking Tesla land. This week Mel is ANGRY about the "Alternate Facts" statement. Robert is also angry, but mainly at his Model S windshield wipers for getting him wet! Expect all the usual discussions: stock price, new superchargers, and autonomous news.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/talkingtesla)

2hr 19mins

25 Jan 2017

Rank #10

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TT 159 - Rye Whiskey and Flu

Tom, Robert and a flu-ridden Mel get together to talk all things Tesla.SHOW NOTESWe’re in the midst of National Drive Electric Week!! https://www.sierraclub.org/press-releases/2019/09/ninth-annual-national-drive-electric-week-kicks-september-14-22 Miners union president: 'Coal's not back. Nobody saved the coal industry.' https://apple.news/A3B-Fhh_YTYOfm8NZ2OW56whttps://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars/car-technology/a29086205/modified-tesla-model-s-beats-porsche-taycan-nurburgring/Model S lapping the famous German circuit at a blistering 7:23—nearly 20 seconds faster than the 7:42 lap time set by the Porsche Taycan (Engage in a little tachycardia watching this Porsche video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8m31EgQkswg )(https://www.roadandtrack.com/new-cars/a28815000/2020-porsche-taycan-nurburgring-record-lap-video/ ) Tesla’s ‘Joe Mode’ in its V10 update is a lifesaver for parents https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-joe-mode-v10-update-best-feature-for-parents/amp/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter#click=https://t.co/EGNT04At4eBreaking: 28% Decrease In Tesla "Lost Work Day Injuries" At Fremont Factory, + Sensor Suits & Virtual Reality For Better Ergonomics | CleanTechnica https://cleantechnica.com/2019/09/10/breaking-28-decrease-in-tesla-lost-work-day-injuries-at-fremont-factory-sensor-suits-virtual-reality-for-ergonomics/The Shift to Electric Vehicles Propels a Strike Against GM | WIRED https://www.wired.com/story/shift-electric-vehicles-strike-gm/?bxid=5cc9e1b42ddf9c1a7adeb9e5&cndid=30487766&esrc=AUTO_PRINT&source=EDT_WIR_NEWSLETTER_0_DAILY_ZZ&utm_brand=wired&utm_campaign=aud-dev&utm_mailing=WIR_Daily_091719&utm_medium=email&utm_source=nl&utm_term=list1_p4 Tesla misses insurance firm’s ‘Safest Cars’ list because its EVs don’t crash often enough https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-disqualified-safest-cars-list-few-crashes/Tesla’s patent for a stealthy, electromagnetic wiper is perfect for the new Roadster https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-roadster-electromagnetic-windshield-wiper-patent/ Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/talkingtesla)

1hr 37mins

19 Sep 2019

Rank #11

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October 25th 2019

Model 3 with 150,000 miles, Solar Roof reveal today. Letters, use code Robert3177 this month when ordering a model 3Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/talkingtesla)

5mins

25 Oct 2019

Rank #12

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November 21st 2019

Truck Reveal Tonight. We will cover it live 8pm Pacific Time at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKbDEprVG5dZPBe5tCHFEgASupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/talkingtesla)

6mins

21 Nov 2019

Rank #13

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Ep 121 - 2018: A Space X Odyssey

Mel joins the guys for a quick conversation this week. Then much discussion ensues about the dubious rumors in articles this week about the fate of a top-secret spacecraft, known as Zuma. The guys talk about truckers and the future of automation- after reading a NY Times article about the "Death Of The American Trucker". They talk about solar in California, and the economics of public utilities. Plus all of the usual Tesla, and Supercharger news and updates.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/talkingtesla)

1hr 28mins

17 Jan 2018

Rank #14

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TT 166 Part 2

More silliness from the boys about 2020. EXPLICIT - not for the kids.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/talkingtesla)

56mins

3 Jan 2020

Rank #15

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Ep 64 - Mel's Buying Model 3's For Everyone

Mel is buying everyone a Model 3 - the day he becomes a billionaire. Meanwhile, the guys get into this weeks EV news, including news about the Chrysler Plug-in Hybrid Minivan, Samsung to make Tesla self-driving chips, Superchargers, and the Future Faraday drag-race with the Model X.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/talkingtesla)

1hr 55mins

13 Dec 2016

Rank #16

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TT 157 - Whispering Tom

Mel, Tom and Robert get together to talk all things Tesla… SpaceX, climate concerns, EV competitors, Telsa prices and issues with service centers.SHOW NOTES:SpaceX Merch News  https://shop.spacex.com/featured-products.htmlFrom the source: https://youtu.be/gV6hP9wpMW8 (skip to 2:20)Insect 'apocalypse' in U.S. driven by 50x increase in toxic pesticideshttps://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2019/08/insect-apocalypse-under-way-toxic-pesticides-agriculture/?utm_source=reddit.comhttps://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0220029 https://www.reddit.com/r/science/comments/cohb2y/us_agricultural_landscape_is_now_48_times_more/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_appA hotter planet will make solar power less efficient https://www.technologyreview.com/s/614140/a-hotter-planet-will-make-solar-power-less-efficient/Tom’s new car: Drako unveils insanely powerful and expensive all-electric supercar - ElectrekEuropean car sales analysis March and Q1 2019  http://carsalesbase.com/european-car-sales-analysis-march-q1-2019-brands/European car sales are down this year:7% decline in January2,6% decline in February3,7% in March Most of the decline can still be attributed to the after effects of the introduction of new fuel efficiency and emissions testing standard called WLTP (Worldwide harmonized Light vehicle Test Procedure) in SeptemberAs in five out of the last six months, crossovers and SUVs are the only category to improve their sales volume year-on-year, with a 3,2% increase leading to a 36,9% market share.Big winner among manufacturers is once again Tesla Motors, both in absolute figures and in year-on-year growth as Tesla more than triples its volume on last year thanks to the start of deliveries of the Model 3. The PoleStar 2 Battery https://insideevs.com/news/343110/lets-take-a-closer-look-at-polestar-2-battery-details/Change in Model 3 Price = Much!! https://electrek.co/2019/08/16/tesla-model-y-prcie-increase-model-3-performance/amp/dropping the recently introduced ‘Standard Range’ Model S 3-weeks Shutting down Loaner Program https://electrek.co/2019/08/16/tesla-shutting-service-loaner-elon-musk/amp/https://cleantechnica.com/2019/08/17/teSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/talkingtesla)

1hr 48mins

19 Aug 2019

Rank #17

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May 28th 2019

Secret China reveal, New supercharger "fines", Ozzy Solar, 1 million Tesla's a year!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/talkingtesla)

9mins

28 May 2019

Rank #18

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Jan 24th 2020

Robert is back with a Giga-download and there are big Bombs and protests, no Teslaquila, but for flavor he lays down some SpaceX news.Tesla destroys recent China FUD by releasing video of Gigafactory 3's stamping presshttps://www.teslarati.com/tesla-destroys-china-fud-gigafactory-3-stamping-press/Amid protest, Tesla signs Gigafactory 4 contract; access road starts constructionhttps://electrek.co/2020/01/19/amid-protest-tesla-signs-gigafactory-4-contract-access-road-starts-construction/Tesla Gigafactory 4 update: 187 pounds of Word War II ammunition found on sitehttps://www.teslarati.com/tesla-gigafactory-4-ww2-ammunition-found-on-site/7 unexploded U.S. bombs from WWII discovered at Tesla's German factory sitehttps://www.autoblog.com/2020/01/23/tesla-german-factory-site-unexploded-bombs-wwii/There Are Still Thousands of Tons of Unexploded Bombs in Germany, Left Over From World War IIhttps://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/seventy-years-world-war-two-thousands-tons-unexploded-bombs-germany-180957680/Trump Claims Tesla's Building a Huge New U.S. Factory Because It Has tohttps://www.caranddriver.com/news/a30629406/trump-announces-tesla-factory/Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/talkingtesla)

9mins

24 Jan 2020

Rank #19

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January 6th 2020

Notes from CambriaSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/talkingtesla)

7mins

6 Jan 2020

Rank #20