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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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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!

Aug 2, 2017

Join Mel, Tom and Robert as they talk through every detail of the Model 3. After the big Model 3 there is a lot to unpack. This week the guys take you through Elon's presentation and then discuss all of the aspects of the Model 3. Who in the Talking Tesla team will be buying the 3?

Jul 25, 2017

The week has finally arrived! Model 3 Launch this Friday and the guys are seriously excited. Lots of news this week, including Smart Air Suspension now being standard in all Tesla Models S & X! Lots of other Tesla, EV, renewable,supercharger, Tunnel and Space news. Mel and Tom will be Live Streaming their viewing and some post-game commentary of the Model 3 event (from the comfort of the studio). Come join them at https://www.youtube.com/c/TalkingTesla this Friday evening. 

Jul 18, 2017

Saturday in Rhode Island at the National Governors Association meeting, Elon Musk described artificial intelligence as “the greatest risk we face as a civilization” & said that regulators must reign in AI developers. The guys unpack the meeting in detail, including Elon's discussion about the future of autonomous vehicles, Space, Gigafactories and the Tesla stock price. There is also all of this weeks EV, renewables, Space X and supercharger news to discuss!

Jul 11, 2017

A huge week in Talking Tesla Nation! The Model 3! SN1 arrived on Saturday, Tesla board member Ira Ehrenpreis was in line to receive the first car, but passed its rights to Elon Musk as a 46th birthday present. Other big EV news is that Volvo announced that all Volvos will have some electric motor, hybrid or full EV from 2019. In Battery news, TESLA energy is about to install the world's biggest battery backup in the world, by a factor of 3 (130 MWH) in 100 days...or forfeit about 50 million! Lots of other renewable energy, autonomous driving, and EV discussions this week.

Jul 4, 2017

The Model 3 has arrived and Mel is back in town! Its a big week for EV's with Elon's very exciting tweets on Sunday about the Model 3 production schedule, also Tesla introduces new performance enhancements to the Model S and X, Porsche plans 50% of its production to be electric within 6 years, and a Model 3 was spotted in New Zealand! 

Jun 27, 2017

Tom Wolfson and Robert Rosenbloom bring you all of this weeks Tesla Nation news! Before they get to the exciting double header Space X news, they bring you some encouraging EV and renewable news from around the planet. There are some new Model 3 photos which are pointing to 300+ mile range and a lot of interior details. Also, conference organizer, "Forth", recently helped to launch an electric car-sharing program for a low-income community in Portland, The Queen of England has made some very green announcements, and a certain little Nissan Leaf is going to do a 10,000 mile trip from the UK to Mongolia! This and much more from Tom and Robert. Next week Mel is back for a return to our usual show. Keep sending us your thoughts to info@talkingtesla.net

Jun 20, 2017

Another news filled week in Tesla Nation.The happy Tesla news this week is that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) awarded the Model X a 5-star safety rating in every category and sub-category, making it the first SUV ever to earn the 5-star rating across the board. Tom and Robert talk about the pre-owned Model S' on the Tesla site right now and the Model 3 counter. The Model3Counter is using a new algorithm (2.0), and the guys discuss Tom's place in line. Discussions about Tesla’s latest Autopilot 2.0 ‘smooth as silk’ update,  an announcement from Lyft  that “a majority” of Lyft’s trips will be in self-driving cars by 2021, and lots of other renewable energy, battery, and Space X news to cover!

Jun 13, 2017

Tom and Robert are in the studio, holding down the fort and bringing you all of the Tesla Nation news from the past week. Lots to talk about this week, Tesla Surpasses BMW to Become the 4th Most Valuable Car Company in the World, plenty of discussion about Autonomous driving, solar & batteries and Space X has a launch coming up this weekend. 

Jun 6, 2017

Robert returns from his fourth Factory Tour, and has stories to tell! He went up to Fremont as a participant in the Tesla Owners Clubs Leadership forum. Obviously the guys address the news about the United States withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord, and Elon Musk's departure from the presidential councils and the usual Tesla, renewable energy, and Space X news for the week.

May 30, 2017

Tom is BACK! Tesla came out with a Model 3 vs. Model S comparison chart, which brings up a lot of questions. Also lots of Model 3 sightings lately, which is ramping up the excitement in the studio. Lots of other autonomous driving, Space X, and renewable energy news to talk about. Also, we have been receiving some lovely gifts from listeners lately. Keep up the letters, we love hearing from our listeners. 

May 23, 2017

News this week that existing owners can give free, unlimited Supercharging to up to five friends by sharing their referral code seems to have caused confusion, and mixed reactions. Meanwhile, our most exciting news this week is that Robert got into a little tweet exchange with Elon Musk about the Tesla Autopilot Software. Also lots of talk of gigafactory, solar and supercharger news.

May 16, 2017

Robert and Mel are back this week, sans Tom, to discuss all of your Tesla news. Mel clears the air about his Model X's Wavy lines, and they discuss the sad news this week involving the Gruber Motors fire and the loss of the TZero, a rare EV that inspired Elon to make EV’s. Mel tells of his Tesla Solar Roof plans, and talks real costs. Robert reports that the Tesla P100DL loaner program cars are limited to a top speed of 85 mph. Discussions ensue about the Model 3 margin, The Boring Company, battery lifespans, and supercharger updates!

May 9, 2017

The guys are all together. Kind of! Robert is trying out the new vocal booth for us in the new studio. There is a LOT to discuss about the earnings call, but also other Tesla, Space X and The Boring Company news from the week.

May 2, 2017

This week's big focus is on Elon Musk and The Boring Company, after his conversation at the 2017 TED conference. So much to discuss! Tunnels! All three of the guys are back in the new studio this week. Lots of talk of the Semi-truck, Space X & Mars, the Model 3, solar roof tiles, batteries, and gigafactories! Also, they talk about the Tesla market surge. They cover the whole gamut this week. 

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