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CleanTechnica's Zach Shahan and Mike Barnard discuss cleantech news and original analyses with cleantech leaders, top researchers, and investment experts in the fields of solar energy, battery storage, climate change, artificial intelligence (AI), electric vehicles (EV), and more. The "Tesla Inside Out" show is also part of the CleanTech Talk podcast.

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CleanTechnica's Zach Shahan and Mike Barnard discuss cleantech news and original analyses with cleantech leaders, top researchers, and investment experts in the fields of solar energy, battery storage, climate change, artificial intelligence (AI), electric vehicles (EV), and more. The "Tesla Inside Out" show is also part of the CleanTech Talk podcast.

    Rivian, Tesla, Auto Dealers, & Backwards State Laws — Part 2

    Rivian, Tesla, Auto Dealers, & Backwards State Laws — Part 2

    In this episode, I talked with Vice President of Public Policy at Rivian James Chen for our CleanTech Talk podcast series. A video recording of our one-hour discussion is now online for CleanTechnica Members, Supporters, Technicians, and Ambassadors to view on YouTube.

    We talked a bit about the broader electric vehicle market and how the various EV startups and serious EV efforts from legacy automakers are all partners in the mission to phase out fossil-powered vehicles, but the bulk of the discussion was about why the ability to sell directly to customers is critical for EV startups and how that is being blocked in many US states — a problem found nowhere else in the world.

    Now that Rivian is on the verge of bringing its vehicles to market, it is facing the same challenges (and more) that Tesla has faced for years trying to sell its vehicles directly to customers in the United States. James Chen and his team are tackling the problem, and he spoke with CleanTechnica about many of the details of this and related matters. Jim has worked on this issue for a long time, as he was previously at Tesla from 2010 to April 2016, where he ended as Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Deputy General Counsel before moving on.

    • 28 min
    Rivian, Tesla, Auto Dealers, & Backwards State Laws — Part 1

    Rivian, Tesla, Auto Dealers, & Backwards State Laws — Part 1

    In this episode, I talked with Vice President of Public Policy at Rivian James Chen for our CleanTech Talk podcast series. A video recording of our one-hour discussion is now online for CleanTechnica Members, Supporters, Technicians, and Ambassadors to view on YouTube.

    We talked a bit about the broader electric vehicle market and how the various EV startups and serious EV efforts from legacy automakers are all partners in the mission to phase out fossil-powered vehicles, but the bulk of the discussion was about why the ability to sell directly to customers is critical for EV startups and how that is being blocked in many US states — a problem found nowhere else in the world.

    Now that Rivian is on the verge of bringing its vehicles to market, it is facing the same challenges (and more) that Tesla has faced for years trying to sell its vehicles directly to customers in the United States. James Chen and his team are tackling the problem, and he spoke with CleanTechnica about many of the details of this and related matters. Jim has worked on this issue for a long time, as he was previously at Tesla from 2010 to April 2016, where he ended as Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Deputy General Counsel before moving on.

    • 29 min
    Improving Solar Permitting — Quicker, Easier, Cheaper

    Improving Solar Permitting — Quicker, Easier, Cheaper

    How can we make solar permitting much faster, easier, and cheaper in the United States?

    Accela is doing it, with an app. Accela has been working with city governments and Tesla to make the solar permitting process exponentially better in the USA.

    • 35 min
    EV Sales Forecasts For Europe, Tesla, & More — Part 2

    EV Sales Forecasts For Europe, Tesla, & More — Part 2

    Rodney Hooper of RK Equity talks lithium and EV battery production and supply forecasts for 2025–2030 for Tesla, Volkswagen, Europe, China, and the US in part two of this two-part interview with CleanTechnica CEO Zachary Shahan.

    • 27 min
    Lithium & EV Battery Forecasts For Europe, US, & China, 2025–2030 — Part 1

    Lithium & EV Battery Forecasts For Europe, US, & China, 2025–2030 — Part 1

    Rodney Hooper of RK Equity talks lithium and EV battery production and supply forecasts for 2025–2030 in Europe, China, and the US in part 1 of this two-part interview with CleanTechnica's Zachary Shahan.

    • 38 min
    Volkswagen's EV Plans, Europe EV Sales Trends, & EV Charging in Europe

    Volkswagen's EV Plans, Europe EV Sales Trends, & EV Charging in Europe

    Jose Pontes and Viktor Irle, cofounders of EV Volumes, talk with CleanTechnica CEO Zachary Shahan about Volkswagen Power Day, EV charging issues in Europe, EV market share sales trends and forecasts, and a bit more.

    • 36 min

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