If you have even a passing interest in Teslas — including and especially their recently-released Model Y, which I call “the most important vehicle since Henry Ford’s Model T some 112 years ago — then chances are you know Ryan Shaw and love his deeply informative, highly objective and sincere videos.
I’ve come to admire Ryan because, like me, he’s undeniably a fan of Tesla and Elon Musk, while at the same time keeping his enthusiasm and support in check: while he has no reservations about gushing his praise for their vehicles and technology generally, he’s quick to enumerate all faults, critiques, and criticisms as appropriate.
Just before the COVID-mandated shut down of Tesla’s Fremont factory went into effect back in March, Ryan and I were in the queue for our respective Model Y orders; it was a patient game of waiting to see who would take delivery first, a game that he won after a clever last minute order configuration change.
Since then, he’s produced numerous videos highlighting his experiences with his Model Y — the good as well as the decidedly not-so-good — so if you haven’t yet discovered Ryan’s YouTube channel with a whopping 30,000 subscribers nearly, then you’d do well to do so.
After a few months of back-and-forth Twitter exchanges with Ryan, it occurred to me to just invite him to my podcast so we could share our thoughts and experiences on the Model Y generally, while also diving into a great conversation on Tesla’s anticipated robot-taxi fleet and all things autonomous vehicles generally.
It’s a wonderful conversation and I think you’ll enjoy it very much. Meanwhile, please be sure to check out Ryan’s YouTube channel, and follow him on Twitter at @RyanShawTech.
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