Tesla is PROFITABLE - can it stay that way? Mel is enraged by the idea of opening up Tesla superchargers to other electric car manufacturers! The plan is to go back to twice a month with our full shows, for the Talking Tesla Patreon Patrons.
Talking Tesla Nation! Another episode is here. Just for a change, Mel rants about superchargers. Tom discusses his recent trip to Oregon. They discuss Autopilot and V 9.0. They talk Model 3 safety, and the 7 degree rise in temperature. Also Q3 sales and delivery. There is some Space X discussion and of course the news about ELON and the SEC drops.
Lots of Tesla and Elon discussions and plenty of solar and gigafactory chats. Also they get into some hyperloop, SpaceX, Tesla SEMI, Tesla pick-up-truck and autonomous driving commentary.
Usually we would send out an interview or tell a Tesla story - but not this month. There has been SO much happening it the Tesla universe, that all three of the guys got together to discuss the news. There is discussion of the Tesla earnings call, and of course Elon’s recent tweet and blog post. Tesla going private?
The guys begin this episode by calling out a certain podcast that has appeared with an awkwardly similar name! Robert tells the details of his recent car accident. Luckily, he was driving his Model S! The guys discuss. How long will it take to fix his S? How much will it cost? Mel talks about his recent Model X tyre replacement situation and his monthly Model S lease.They also catch up on the news of the past month for all things Tesla, Space X, Model 3 and more.
In this, our first "Talking Tesla Tweener", Robert Rosenbloom interviews Nico Nevolo & Rob Jones about extreme road tripping in a Tesla!
Talking Tesla is BACK! And the guys are excited! This first episode of Season 3 the guys hit on some of the bigger news that when down while they were off the air, but mainly they focus on the recent Tesla "Earnings" Call.
Mel, Tom and Robert are all getting ready to return for Season 3. Send them messages so they know you are all still out there. email@example.com
The Talking Tesla team are going on hiatus. After two and a half years of bringing all of the news and stories of EV land to the Tesla nation, it is time for the team to take a well deserved break. We will be back soon to crush Tom's ICE car, and you will hear from us for upcoming events before too long. Thank you for all of your support. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!