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!
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.