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Talking Tesla

Mel Herbert, Tom Wolfson and Robert Rosenbloom talk about the cars, the batteries, the superchargers, the rumours, the stock price, anything and everything Tesla.
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Jan 17, 2018

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.

Jan 10, 2018

Tom gives us a first hand report on his Model 3! What has his experience been thus far? Also, the Tesla Model 3 Easter Egg, Tesla news, Robert's big Supercharger report, and Space X news.

Jan 3, 2018

A huge week in Talking Tesla nation! Happy 2018! Mel has his MODEL 3! Robert and Tom are surely not far behind!? Tom and Robert bring you all of the news of Tesla nation.

Dec 27, 2017

Happy Holidays to everyone! Lots of fun to report this week. Tom and Robert return from their big adventure up to Vandenberg for the Space X Falcon 9 launch with stories to tell. Elon Musk accidentally tweeted out his personal phone number! Lots of Supercharger goodness this week, and plenty of listener letters. Robert interviews the first Non-tesla-employee-or-person-with-tesla-connections to receive their Model 3! Also Mel gives us a little update about what has been going on in his world. HAPPY HOLIDAYS TALKING TESLA NATION!

Dec 19, 2017

Robert and Tom talk Model 3 Deliveries, including the delivery of Model 3s to non-Tesla employees! Big news for EV's in China this week, apparently by the end of 2017, Shenzhen's entire fleet of 16,000 buses will have shifted to electric. Also another big week of Supercharger announcements, and Robert and Tom invite you to come meet up with them at the Vandenberg SpaceX Launch!

Dec 13, 2017

Both Tom and Mel have configured their Model 3s! Alas, Robert is still awaiting his email. This week Tom and Robert bring you all of the tesla news, including some exciting Boring Company plans. News about VW, the US Postal service, and London Black Cabs. Also Tesla Semi receives another large order of 50 electric trucks from Sysco and some investors in exchange traded funds are taking another look at the long term future of energy companies focused on fossil fuels.

Dec 6, 2017

Tom and Robert bring the Tesla news to Tesla nation this week. Lots of focus on batteries, with switching on of South Australia's new Tesla lithium battery, the Hornsdale Power Reserve. In other exciting news, the reported total orders of the Tesla Semi trucks including WalMart, Loblaws, Ryder & J.B Hunt is up to around 200! The guys cover the ePrix, Elon's Roadster in space, the supercharger update, and the wonderful letters from our listeners.

Nov 28, 2017

Mel is back in the studio this week! He and Tom talk the Model 3. This week the Model 3 Owners Manual was leaked in full, and Tesla opened up Model 3 orders for regular reservation holders to configure! Exciting times. They also speculate about the Tesla Semi and its cost, batteries and more. Robert reports from NYC about this week's Supercharger updates.

Nov 21, 2017

THE SEMI EVENT! Tom and Robert have so much to report this week...and they have a special guest in the studio: Dr Mel Herbert! The team are back together and they are talking Trucks and fast cars. 

Nov 14, 2017

Tom and Robert are in the studio and they are gearing up for the big Tesla Semi Truck event later this week. In the mean time they bring us all of this week's EV, Tesla, Solar, Space X, and supercharger news. Mel chimes in about charging infrastructure, and the ideal EV range. Join us this Thursday for our livestream commentary (we'll shoot out a link via twitter and the show notes) of the Tesla Semi Truck event. 

Nov 7, 2017

This week Robert and Tom focus on the Tesla Third Quarter 2017 Earnings Call. In this 2017 third quarter, Tesla delivered the 250,000th Tesla, and they experienced an order of magnitude increase in five years. Elon said they were experiencing a “mad growth rate”. This being said, there was also discussion about the Battery issue, and the Model 3 delays. The guys deep dive, and unpack the earnings call.

Oct 31, 2017

This week Mel and Robert go deep into the Model 3. They have a friend, Carl Gustave-Rydberg, standing in for Tom this week. Much discussion about the Model 3 trunk, the cupholders, the seats and the screen ensue! Also, they talk about Tesla installing Powerpacks at a Children's hospital in Puerto Rico, some Space X news and Elon Musk’s Gigafactory Campfire!

Oct 25, 2017

Thanks to a sale of some 4,000 hats, The Boring Company has raised an additional $80,000 in funding! Tesla is launching new all-electric service vehicles, used to replace service vans next year. They also plan to build a manufacturing plant in China. Talking all this news and so much more from the guys this week. Also...join us on Patreon and lets #crushtomscar!

Oct 18, 2017

This week the guys speculate on the financial potential of Space X's broadband constellation plan, based on Gwynne Shotwell's talk "The Road to Mars". They also discuss the 11,000 recalls of Model X, Hyperloop One - now called Virgin Hyperloop, due to The Virgin Group investing in Hyperloop One, and Mel and Robert give their latest opinions on AP 2.0 v AP 1.0. They talk about what it would it take for Tesla to Fix Puerto Rico and Supercharger news.

Oct 10, 2017

This weeks episode focuses on the Model 3 production schedule. It seems that Tesla has missed production by 85%, according to the goals for delivered vehicles by September. The guys discuss what this means, and why this happened. Level 5 autonomy is also a hot topic this week, after Director of autonomous vehicle integration for General Motors, Scott Miller questioned whether Tesla's hardware is capable of Level 5!

Oct 3, 2017

This week's episode focuses on the big Mars and Earth news from Elon's presentation at the International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide, Australia. Specifically, Elon announces Space X's 'BFR', the largest rocket ever! Also, Talking Tesla has exclusive audio of Elon unveiling the progress on the world’s largest battery, in South Australia (thanks to Brad Clark). Another huge week in Supercharger news, and lots of other EV news and fun.

Sep 26, 2017

Tesla has released a configurator for employees, so the guys discuss whats next. There is much talk about how Tesla is expected to introduce more options for the vehicle, like the non-premium interior and the standard battery pack. Lots of other EV news from Jaguar and Infiniti. Some rumors about Tesla battery packs, news about Gigafactory 1, and a huge week for Superchargers. Another exciting week in Talking Tesla nation!

Sep 19, 2017

Much discussion of the effects of climate change on coffee. And of course, some Emmy's talk. But there is plenty of actual EV discussion to follow! Nissan, Renault ad Mitsubishi are all ganging up to make EV’s. Elon has been tweeting about the Tesla Pick up. Gigafactory 2 is ramping up officially manufacturing solar roof tiles. Discussion about the power outages during Irma, and how some houses kept the lights on with Solar and batteries. And so much more.

Sep 13, 2017

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.

Sep 6, 2017

Lots to get through. Discussion about Dual Motor and Air Suspensio, Tesloop is now the first to drive 300,000 miles in a Model S, SONO unveils a solar powered car, Cummins unveils an electric big rig and so much more! The Tesla Roof, Space X, and all the usual topics.

Sep 6, 2017

Lots to get through. Discussion about Dual Motor and Air Suspensio, Tesloop is now the first to drive 300,000 miles in a Model S, SONO unveils a solar powered car, Cummins unveils an electric big rig and so much more! The Tesla Roof, Space X, and all the usual topics.

Aug 29, 2017

Tom returns from Eclipse hunting, with tales of his travels. Mel and Tom discuss their Model 3 delivery estimate, the Tesla Semi, T Tunes, the model 3 battery, and Model Y! Also Autonomous driving discussions, The Boring Company and Robert sends us some supercharger and Space X updates from his holiday.

Aug 22, 2017

100! 100! 100! Our One-hundredth episode of Talking Tesla! Thank you for your support over the years, Talking Tesla Nation. We have loved all of your letters and your gifts, and your messages. We bring you the usual discussion with Mel, Tom and Robert, and then stick around for some of our favourite clips from the 100 episodes.

Aug 15, 2017

So much talk this week in Talking Tesla Nation about the confirmed existence of Hardware 2.5! As you can imagine, the guys have some thoughts. Also discussions about how Tesla sold $1.8 billion of eight-year unsecured bonds at a yield of 5.30 percent. Lots of other news, including more Model 3 details, Bollinger's B1 electric utility truck, the new Leaf, and Mel drools over a story about the Model Y. The guys manage to squeeze in plenty of energy and Solar, Space X, and AI talk this week too.

Aug 8, 2017

This week is all about the Tesla 2017 2Q Earnings Call. Mel, Tom and Robert unpack all that was said. There is also some more discussion about who is placing their orders for the Model 3, and we received an anonymous letter from a Tesla employee, explaining some misunderstandings about the Model 3 Delivery Event. Keep sending us your letters, and please go write us a review on itunes!

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