Tom & Mel are in the studio this week, reporting on all things Tesla. Including the safety of the Model S, after a Californian Tesla driver was unhurt last week, after rolling down a 500 foot hill in his S! The guys discuss an infographic which shows how autopilot sees the world, Elon's current status with his milestones, and some battery and renewable energy news for the week. Robert chimes in with the breaking supercharger news, and also a few secrets from the inside, about the Model 3!
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.
It seems Tesla have been listening! Mel got a call last week from the Tesla Service centre, suggesting all this talk of his wavy lines was getting embarrassing for them. So, he tells us how it all went down. Including his Tesla loaner. Meanwhile, Robert went up north to visit the Tesla Factory for his 3rd tour! He reports about the tour and also, the Gen 4's first big trip. He talks all about autopilot and how the trip went. Big discussions about A.I. and the demise of civilization, some Easter egg treats, the stock price, Lockheed "Mars Base Camp" plans, and Model 3 spy videos.
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This 80th episode is our first Talking Tesla recorded in the new studio! Mel talks about plans to go 100 % solar in the studio, and his ongoing efforts to "go zero".This weeks excitement focuses mainly on the big Space X news! A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with a used first stage launched the SES-10 communications satellite from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. And they stuck the landing! More discussion about Update 8.10, including regenerative breaking and Mel's wavy lines. Also....Robert tells us all about picking up his new S!