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A weekly podcast tracking the transition from fossil fuel transportation to electric and the surrounding clean ecosystems. Hosted by Electrek’s Frederic Lambert and Seth Weintraub.

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A weekly podcast tracking the transition from fossil fuel transportation to electric and the surrounding clean ecosystems. Hosted by Electrek’s Frederic Lambert and Seth Weintraub.

    Tesla Fremont factory situation, Hyundai Ioniq 5, WD ID.4, and more

    Tesla Fremont factory situation, Hyundai Ioniq 5, WD ID.4, and more

    This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including the current situation at Tesla Fremont factory, Hyundai Ioniq 5, WD ID.4, and more.


    The Electrek Podcast is me, Fred Lambert, editor-in-chief of Electrek, and Seth Weintraub, founder and publisher of Electrek and the 9to5 network, discussing all our top stories of the week while taking questions from our readers and highlighting the most insightful comments on the site.
    The show is back live every Friday at 4 p.m. ET on Electrek’s YouTube channel. As a reminder, we’ll have an accompanying post, like this one, on the site with an embedded link to the live stream. Head to the YouTube channel to get your questions and comments in.
    After the show ends at around 5 p.m. ET, the video will be archived on YouTube and the audio on all your favorite podcast apps:

    Apple Podcasts
    Spotify
    Overcast
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    We now have a Patreon if you want to help us to avoid more ads and invest more in our content. We have some awesome gifts for our Patreons and more coming.
    Here are a few of the articles that we will discuss during the podcast today:

    Tesla stops taking orders for cheapest Model Y in hard-to-follow updates
    Tesla Model Y Standard Range is still available ‘off menu,’ but Elon Musk doesn’t like the range
    Tesla shuts down Model 3 production line for 2 weeks amid chip shortage
    Elon Musk confirms ‘high demand’ for updated Tesla Model S/X, factory restarts after parts shortage
    Elon Musk says Tesla is shifting more electric cars to LFP batteries over nickel supply concerns
    Hyundai unveils Ioniq 5 electric car: Out-of-the-box EV loaded with attractive specs and features
    USPS announces postal fleet replacement contract, doesn’t even go all-electric

    Here’s the live stream for today’s episode starting at 4 p.m. ET (or the video after 5 p.m. ET):


    https://youtu.be/YAp3QXoNR5s


    Transcription
    Fred Lambert: We are alive for a new result of the electric podcasts. I'm Fred Lambert, your host, and as usual I'm joined by set. When job are you doing today? I'm good. All right. You've been okay. The VW ID for, for a while now, you were able to test it for a week a week. We weren't supposed to be able to talk about it.
    [00:00:19] We don't have a post to reference for, for, for you guys to go read because the, the, the embargo was supposed to be later this weekend or early next week, Monday. On day and, but it was broken for some reason. And then the illustrator journal screwed up. They speed it 
    [00:00:36] Seth Weintraub: up. I think they put it in the print.
    [00:00:37] So you can't take it back? No, you can't take that back. 
    [00:00:41]Fred Lambert: So, so we're going to be able to talk about that. We're going to do it later on in this show, even though, like I said, the post is going to be coming probably this weekend and a video and the video too. All right. And then you went on that bolt, you.
    [00:00:54] Just a UV or did you get the new Evie too? Well, they were 
    [00:00:57] Seth Weintraub: both there, but we weren't allowed to drive the bolt Evie, which is weird because you know, it's been around for five years. But we got to drive the boat EEV and it was pretty insane. 
    [00:01:07] Fred Lambert: All right. That is Virgo though. So it's not interesting.
    [00:01:11] It's just blank. You cannot say anything about it, right? On Phil Monday, right? Monday, 
    [00:01:16]Seth Weintraub: One o'clock I think. 
    Tesla stops taking cheapest Model Y orders
    [00:01:17] Fred Lambert: All right. So we're going to discuss that on the next episode next week, but you're going to be able to read about it on Monday. Of course, if you follow electric we got to start with our testing and use as per usual, and we going to stop with somethi…

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Tesla price cuts, Chevy Bolt EV and EUV unveiling, and more

    Tesla price cuts, Chevy Bolt EV and EUV unveiling, and more

    This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including Tesla's price cuts, the unveiling of the Chevy Bolt EV and Bolt EUV, and more.


    The Electrek Podcast is me, Fred Lambert, editor-in-chief of Electrek, and Seth Weintraub, founder and publisher of Electrek and the 9to5 network, discussing all our top stories of the week while taking questions from our readers and highlighting the most insightful comments on the site.
    The show is back live every Friday at 4 p.m. ET on Electrek’s YouTube channel. As a reminder, we’ll have an accompanying post, like this one, on the site with an embedded link to the live stream. Head to the YouTube channel to get your questions and comments in.
    After the show ends at around 5 p.m. ET, the video will be archived on YouTube and the audio on all your favorite podcast apps:

    Apple Podcasts
    Spotify
    Overcast
    Pocket Casts
    Castro
    RSS

    We now have a Patreon if you want to help us to avoid more ads and invest more in our content. We have some awesome gifts for our Patreons and more coming.
    Here are a few of the articles that we will discuss during the podcast today:

    Tesla reduces Model 3 and Model Y prices, now starts under $37,000
    Tesla Model S refresh spotted with ‘regular’ steering wheel
    Tesla produces another new Tesla Semi electric truck
    Tesla Powerwalls and other home battery packs proving more than useful in Texas blackouts
    2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV and EV announced with almost everything you asked for
    Mercedes-Benz cancels launch of EQC electric SUV in the US
    Ford invests $1 billion in building electric vehicle factory in Germany
    Electric snowmobile and jet ski maker Taiga goes public and raises $100 million

    Here’s the live stream for today’s episode starting at 4 p.m. ET (or the video after 5 p.m. ET):


    https://youtu.be/MB0N6Ejbc7Y


    Transcription
    [00:00:00] Fred Lambert: And we are live for a new episode of the electric podcast. Welcome back everyone. As usual, I'm joined by set one champ. Are you doing today? Set. I'm good. All right. Well, let's dive right in. We have a few, not too many news. This was kind of a, a slower weeks in in the world, but there was a big weekend with the reading of the bolt E V E V last weekend.
    [00:00:21] So we're going to discuss that old letter M on their show, but we're going to start as usual with the Tesla news this week. And the, the bigger news this week. I would venture to say, was that the price got for the model S three and model? Y I should say. And yeah, some, some pretty significant price.
    [00:00:37] Got, sorry. I'm hearing myself from new things that, well. Hmm, not true. Yeah. 
    [00:00:46] Seth Weintraub: It's coming through my 
    [00:00:47] Fred Lambert: head outside one, two, one, two, one, two. Yeah. I think I'm hearing from right now. It sounds not too bad, man. I don't know, let us know in the comments if you're eating the same thing, but I'm I have a lot of feedback and it feels like it's from a group you're speaker.
    [00:01:00] There's nothing coming out of your speakers. And you're saying no, one, two, one, two, one, two,
    [00:01:09] this strange. All right. Let's power on. Yeah. And the CFN price guts, especially for the base version on both mall three and more why the standard range Polis gets down to $37,000 from $38,000. And the model, Y it gets an even bigger price cut from $42,000 to $40,000. So the normal wife for the first time now is under 40.
    [00:01:33] And if you remember that standard range, mole wide didn't exist until last month when it was a. Launched by Tesla. So. So this is a, this is a quick price drop for the, for the new 3m of the, of the electric SUV. But other than that the long range all wheel drive for Baltimore, Wiremold three status saying 47 and $50…

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Tesla Roadster, Toyota EVs, new federal tax credit, and more

    Tesla Roadster, Toyota EVs, new federal tax credit, and more

    This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including more Tesla Roadster information, Toyota bringing EVs to the US, a new federal tax credit, and more.


    The Electrek Podcast is me, Fred Lambert, editor-in-chief of Electrek, and Seth Weintraub, founder and publisher of Electrek and the 9to5 network, discussing all our top stories of the week while taking questions from our readers and highlighting the most insightful comments on the site.
    The show is back live every Friday at 4 p.m. ET on Electrek’s YouTube channel. As a reminder, we’ll have an accompanying post, like this one, on the site with an embedded link to the live stream. Head to the YouTube channel to get your questions and comments in.
    After the show ends at around 5 p.m. ET, the video will be archived on YouTube and the audio on all your favorite podcast apps:

    Apple Podcasts
    Spotify
    Overcast
    Pocket Casts
    Castro
    RSS

    We now have a Patreon if you want to help us to avoid more ads and invest more in our content. We have some awesome gifts for our Patreons and more coming.
    Here are a few of the articles that we will discuss during the podcast today:

    Tesla to get access to $7,000 tax credit on 400,000 more electric cars in the US with new incentive reform
    Elon Musk asked Biden administration to implement a carbon tax
    Elon Musk is serious about making Tesla Roadster ‘hover’ with rocket technology
    Elon Musk believes Bill Gates had a big short position on Tesla (TSLA) and lost a lot of money
    Tesla (TSLA) buys $1.5B in bitcoin, pushing the crypto to all-time high; plans to accept as payment
    Toyota announces 2 electric cars coming to the US this year
    Audi unveils 2022 e-tron GT – combining luxury and electric performance

    Here’s the live stream for today’s episode starting at 4 p.m. ET (or the video after 5 p.m. ET):


    https://youtu.be/lS4w6cAGtIw


    Transcription
    Fred: And we are lively. These are gentlemen for a new episode of the electric podcast. I am Fred Lambert, your hosts, and as usual I'm joined by set Winthrop today. Set 
    [00:00:09] Seth: I'm good.
    [00:00:10]Fred:  All right, let's jump into this. We have a, quite a few interesting news to discuss this week, and we're going to start with one.
    [00:00:15] That's gonna, it's gonna affect a lot of people that are planning to buy an electric car in the U S sometime this year or even in the next few years. The The long anticipated reform of the federal tax credit for electric vehicles is, is pretty close to happening. So it was officially submitted to the house of representative in Washington.
    [00:00:40]And it's called, it's called the green act. And green is an acronym for growing renewable energy and efficiency. Now. Now. Cool. All right. There's, there's a bunch of different things to unpack in there. There's it's a, it, it, it, it affects the ITC for solar. It brings it back to 30% and extends it until 20 26.
    [00:01:02] But of course, the thing that we were more morals interested in is how does it affect the federal tax credit for electric vehicles? Because that's what needed to be reformed specifically, because, I mean, it was really unfair to a Tesla and in GM, right? Warren now don't watch buyers of this NGM don't have access to it.
    [00:01:20] And and sorry, I don't, I'm going to share the screen here. Sure. Got to do that thing. Quick sharing screen. Boom, we're on. Yeah. So Tesla and GM hit the threshold for the, the $200,000 to 200,000 deliveries in the U S and after that, they, they still managed to get more tasks rather than 200,000.
    [00:01:44] Then there's a phase out period that lasts more than a year, really. But now it's over for both automakers and basically the situation now is you have. Automakers that have EVs in the market that…

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Tesla Semi, Tesla Supercharger factory, GM's 'No Way Norway' ad, and more

    Tesla Semi, Tesla Supercharger factory, GM's 'No Way Norway' ad, and more

    This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including about Tesla Semi's new prototype, Tesla's new Supercharger factory, GM's 'No Way Norway' ad, and more.


    The Electrek Podcast is me, Fred Lambert, editor-in-chief of Electrek, and Seth Weintraub, founder and publisher of Electrek and the 9to5 network, discussing all our top stories of the week while taking questions from our readers and highlighting the most insightful comments on the site.
    The show is back live every Friday at 4 p.m. ET on Electrek’s YouTube channel. As a reminder, we’ll have an accompanying post, like this one, on the site with an embedded link to the live stream. Head to the YouTube channel to get your questions and comments in.
    After the show ends at around 5 p.m. ET, the video will be archived on YouTube and the audio on all your favorite podcast apps:

    Apple Podcasts
    Spotify
    Overcast
    Pocket Casts
    Castro
    RSS

    We now have a Patreon if you want to help us to avoid more ads and invest more in our content. We have some awesome gifts for our Patreons and more coming.
    Here are a few of the articles that we will discuss during the podcast today:

    Tesla Semi electric truck production prototype spotted ahead of launch
    A closer look at Tesla’s latest semi electric truck prototype
    Tesla’s new Model S and Model X get rid of lead-acid 12v battery, move to Li-ion
    Tesla Model 3 is still the best-selling electric car in the world and it’s not even close
    Tesla opens its new Supercharger factory
    Tesla updates Model Y timeline in Europe, hints at Gigafactory Berlin to start production ‘mid-2021’
    Tesla finally ‘voluntarily’ recalls Model S/X with touchscreen problem after getting arm twisted by NHTSA
    GM unveils amusing ‘No way, Norway’ EV Superbowl ad starring Will Ferrell
    First pictures of the VW ID.6 electric SUV leak
    The Electrek Review: The Mach-E is Ford’s most important Mustang in 56 years

    Here’s the live stream for today’s episode starting at 4 p.m. ET (or the video after 5 p.m. ET):


    https://youtu.be/a2oMZFkrxaQ

    • 1 hr 19 min
    New Tesla Model S/X finally unveiled, Q4 earnings, Biden gives EVs a push, and more

    New Tesla Model S/X finally unveiled, Q4 earnings, Biden gives EVs a push, and more

    This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including the unveiling of the new Tesla Model S and Model X, TSLA Q4 earnings, Biden giving electric vehicles a push, and more.


    The Electrek Podcast is me, Fred Lambert, editor-in-chief of Electrek, and Seth Weintraub, founder and publisher of Electrek and the 9to5 network, discussing all our top stories of the week while taking questions from our readers and highlighting the most insightful comments on the site.
    The show is back live every Friday at 4 p.m. ET on Electrek’s YouTube channel. As a reminder, we’ll have an accompanying post, like this one, on the site with an embedded link to the live stream. Head to the YouTube channel to get your questions and comments in.
    After the show ends at around 5 p.m. ET, the video will be archived on YouTube and the audio on all your favorite podcast apps:

    Apple Podcasts
    Spotify
    Overcast
    Pocket Casts
    Castro
    RSS

    We now have a Patreon if you want to help us to avoid more ads and invest more in our content. We have some awesome gifts for our Patreons and more coming.
    Here are a few of the articles that we will discuss during the podcast today:

    Tesla unveils new Model S with new interior, crazy steering wheel, and more
    Tesla’s new steering wheel comes with Autopilot sensor-based drive modes, force touch buttons, and more
    Tesla new Model S/X refresh: 12 new features yet to be announced
    First Look at Tesla’s new refresh Model X electric SUV
    Tesla Model S and Model X sales are spiking, but some buyers are not happy about pricing
    Tesla (TSLA) releases Q4 2020 results: record revenue of $10.7 billion but misses on earnings
    Tesla Energy’s massive quarter accelerates drive to decentralized electric utility
    Tesla had talks with other automakers about licensing its self-driving software, Elon Musk says
    Tesla Semi is ready for production, but they need the 4680 cells, says Elon Musk
    Tesla Cybertruck: Elon Musk warns they need to be ‘lucky’ for electric pickup to not be delayed
    President Biden will make entire 645k federal vehicle fleet electric

    Here’s the live stream for today’s episode starting at 4 p.m. ET (or the video after 5 p.m. ET):


    https://youtu.be/8wAtRsALi1c

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Tesla structural battery pack exclusive, Tesla prices, Mercedes-Benz EQA, and more

    Tesla structural battery pack exclusive, Tesla prices, Mercedes-Benz EQA, and more

    This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including the first picture of the Tesla structural battery pack, Tesla Powerwall and Model 3 prices, the Mercedes-Benz EQA unveil, and more.


    The Electrek Podcast is me, Fred Lambert, editor-in-chief of Electrek, and Seth Weintraub, founder and publisher of Electrek and the 9to5 network, discussing all our top stories of the week while taking questions from our readers and highlighting the most insightful comments on the site.
    The show is back live every Friday at 4 p.m. ET on Electrek’s YouTube channel. As a reminder, we’ll have an accompanying post, like this one, on the site with an embedded link to the live stream. Head to the YouTube channel to get your questions and comments in.
    After the show ends at around 5 p.m. ET, the video will be archived on YouTube and the audio on all your favorite podcast apps:

    Apple Podcasts
    Spotify
    Overcast
    Pocket Casts
    Castro
    RSS

    We now have a Patreon if you want to help us to avoid more ads and invest more in our content. We have some awesome gifts for our Patreons and more coming.
    Here are a few of the articles that we will discuss during the podcast today:

    First look at Tesla’s new structural battery pack that will power its future electric cars
    Tesla increases the price of Powerwall again
    Tesla drops Model 3 prices in Europe
    Tesla slashes the price of its media unit upgrade amid controversy
    Mercedes-Benz unveils EQA electric SUV with 265 miles of range and ~$46,000 price
    The DeLorean might be coming back as an electric car
    VW CEO teases Tesla’s Elon Musk in Twitter debut
    VW plans new ‘Trinity’ flagship electric car that will ‘revolutionize Volkswagen’
    You can now buy a Porsche Taycan in the US for under $80,000
    SONDORS unveils affordable 80 mph electric motorcycle [Update: Get your questions answered]

    Here’s the live stream for today’s episode starting at 4 p.m. ET (or the video after 5 p.m. ET):


    https://youtu.be/5KEN69KgsMg

    • 1 hr 14 min

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