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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 Model 3 LR gets cheap, Fisker goes bankrupt, cheap EVs adapt, and more

    Tesla Model 3 LR gets cheap, Fisker goes bankrupt, cheap EVs adapt, and more

    On the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy. In this week’s episode, we discuss Tesla Model 3 LR gets cheap, Fisker goes bankrupt, cheap EVs adapt and more.



    Today’s Podcast is sponsored by the Electrek American Solar Challenge 2024.











    The show is live every Friday at 4 p.m. ET on Electrek’s YouTube channel – except today with an early start time at 9 a.m. due to traveling.



    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:




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    We now have a Patreon if you want to help us 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:




    Tesla Model 3 Long Range gets access to federal tax credit, now starts at $40,000



    Tesla Cybertruck deliveries halted amid problem with giant windshield wiper



    Elon Musk says Tesla will give some new stock options to top performers



    Elon Musk says he is working on ‘Tesla Master Plan Part 4’



    Elon Musk claims Tesla’s new AI supercluster will grow to over 500 MW, record AI chip



    Tesla Model Y tops list of most American-made cars



    Exiting Tesla exec suggests spending 1% of revenue on advertising



    The time has come: Fisker has filed for bankruptcy



    Volvo hints the EX30 could be exported from Belgium to the US to avoid new EV tariffs



    Kia to build $30,000 EV3 in Mexico, unlocking US EV tax credit



    BMW 1 series is going electric as an affordable EV for younger buyers



    BMW cancels $2 billion battery cell order from Northvolt




    Here’s the live stream for today’s episode starting at 9:00 a.m. ET (or the video after 10 a.m. ET):




    https://www.youtube.com/live/OUV9WS7f0ss

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Tesla shareholders meeting, more lawsuits, ultra-fast charging, and more

    Tesla shareholders meeting, more lawsuits, ultra-fast charging, and more

    On the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy. In this week’s episode, we discuss the Tesla shareholders meeting, more lawsuits coming for Tesla, ultra-fast charging by Lotus, and more.



    Today’s Podcast is sponsored by the Electrek American Solar Challenge 2024.











    The show is 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:




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    We now have a Patreon if you want to help us 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:




    Tesla shareholders officially approve all company proposals, backing the board on almost everything

    Tesla’s upcoming 3 new EVs raise some questions



    Elon Musk bets Tesla on Optimus, says over 1,000 robots working in factories next year



    Tesla produces 1,300 Cybertrucks per week, moving from Foundations Series next quarter



    Tesla will allow ‘one-time’ FSD transfer for one more quarter, says Musk





    Tesla, Elon Musk sued by shareholders for breach of fiduciary duty over AI funneling threats



    ‘Stand up Tesla’: UAW uses layoffs to make unionization progress at Tesla



    Tesla restarts hiring beyond AI and robotics in a big way



    Ford enables all dealers to sell EVs, bringing +90% of Americans within reach



    Lucid CEO says its Air has hit efficiency of 5 miles per kWh and ‘no one else is even close’



    Lotus shares ‘record-breaking’ Emeya charging time that is as fast as the all-electric hyper GT




    Here’s the live stream for today’s episode starting at 4:00 p.m. ET (or the video after 5 p.m. ET):




    https://www.youtube.com/live/itm3VxmeVD0

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Tesla v12.4, Rivian next-gen R1s, VW ID.7 GTX, and more

    Tesla v12.4, Rivian next-gen R1s, VW ID.7 GTX, and more

    On the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy. In this week’s episode, we discuss Tesla's upcoming v12.4 update, Rivian's next-gen R1s, VW ID.7 GTX, and more.



    Today's Podcast is sponsored by the Electrek American Solar Challenge 2024











    The show is 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:




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    We now have a Patreon if you want to help us 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:




    Elon Musk says Tesla FSD v12.4 will drive a year between interventions, but there’s a caveat



    Tesla releases new software update with improvements to adaptive headlights and more



    Elon Musk asked Nvidia to prioritize GPU shipments to X over Tesla, emails reveal



    Tesla Cybertruck unveiled as imposing police vehicle



    Rivian unveils next-gen R1 EVs to cut cost without affecting driver experience



    I drove the next-gen R1S/R1T and Rivian is getting better at making electric vehicles



    Volkswagen unveils the new ID.7 GTX as its most powerful EV yet



    Porsche Cayenne EV caught testing hints at larger, bolder big brother to the Macan



    Kia EV4 spotted for the first time revealing the stylish new low-cost EV [Video]




    Here’s the live stream for today’s episode starting at 4:00 p.m. ET (or the video after 5 p.m. ET):




    https://www.youtube.com/live/6CwiWbpRToo

    • 1 hr
    Special: Meet the latest Tesla Cybertruck raffle winner

    Special: Meet the latest Tesla Cybertruck raffle winner

    It turns out people really do win giveaways. In February, Tim Harrington took delivery of the first Cybertruck to be raffled off by Tesla. He later showed how the Cybertruck fits in his garage "like a glove."



    2024 continues to be the year of the Cybertruck, and well, Tesla has done it again. After holding a second Tesla referral raffle, the company has delivered another free Cybertruck to one extremely fortunate winner: Jacob Knight.







    An unbelievable, timely message



    A few weeks ago, my neighbor and best friend since grade school called me around 9 p.m. with some unbelievable news.







    He told me he thought he might have won a free Cybertruck. I literally didn't believe him. Well, I believed that he thought he might have won a free Cybertruck, but I really wanted to debunk whatever phishing expedition was being conducted before it got too far.



    Neither we nor ChatGPT could debunk the raffle winner email using the email headers and raw message. A call from Tesla the following day confirmed the message and set things in motion.







    Prior to the call, our families had spent the previous day and a half together.



    The startup Jacob worked for was downsizing, his father-in-law Brian spent several days hospitalized after a stroke, and the start of summer was just generally turbulent.



    My best friend was understandably in a funk, and I wanted to do my part in helping, so we dragged him out to the beach. The next day, I helped him clean his office while he interviewed for new job opportunities.



    It felt like a day and a half well spent!



    Neither of us had any clue about what was processing in the background.







    It was a very real lesson in how a tide change may already be developing when you feel like you're underwater. Also, enter more raffles!



    Tesla Cybertruck raffle winner



    Fast-forward one week and change later, and our families are on a six-hour round trip from Biloxi to the Tesla delivery facility in Brandon, Mississippi. The email was real. The call was real. And Jacob's Cybertruck was waiting in the Tesla parking lot with his name hanging from the mirror.







    Prior to owning the Cybertruck, Jacob's family owned two Teslas: a Model 3 Performance and a Model X Plaid.



    I drove Jacob’s Model 3 Performance up for the photo op; I bought it a week later! Brian, having recovered from his stroke, rode as a passenger in the Model X on the way up. He was responsible for driving the Model X on the way back. This happened to be his first experience ever behind the wheel of an EV.



    Jacob bravely packed his newly received Tesla Cybertruck with one of his two kids and my two kids for the ride back. It was a hot-as-summer spring day in Mississippi, but it was a helluva day to remember.







    Jacob's Mawmaw Katie was also part of the day one experience. What a memory!







    Personally, I can say I've logged roughly two hours behind the wheel of the Cybertruck. It's GOOD. Meanwhile, Jacob and his Foundation Edition Cyberbeast (yes, tri-motor!) have been the talk of the town. Seriously, people haven't stopped posing for pictures and sharing sightings on our town's Facebook group.







    Jacob has also allowed his Cybertruck to join the dark side with a deep black matte wrap.











    But enough storytelling from me. You can hear Jacob's story of being the Tesla Cybertruck raffle winner in his own words in a podcast interview recorded this week below:








    https://twitter.com/jacobisknight/status/1799145466879267098?s=61&t=Um0m_kl9v8_MM9QONXv-QA




    The mission continues.



    Photos courtesy of Kristen Knight Photography. Zac Hall is Editor-at-Large for 9to5Mac.



    More




    Tesla Cybertruck drives through water in first real-world Wade Mode test



    Tesla helps cancer patient get a Cybertruck sooner



    Tesla Cybertruck becomes one of most American-made pickup trucks



    Podcast: Tesla Cybertruck first driving impressions, Kia EV3, Chevy Silverado EV RST and more

    • 35 min
    A week with the Cybertruck, Mustang Mach-E Rally, Chevy Equinox EV first drive, and more

    A week with the Cybertruck, Mustang Mach-E Rally, Chevy Equinox EV first drive, and more

    On the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy. In this week’s episode, we discuss Fred’s week with the Tesla Cybertruck, the Mustang Mach-E Rally, our Chevy Equinox EV first drive, and more.



    Today’s episode is sponsored by Momentum, a new brand of lifestyle e-bikes from Giant Group designed to deliver a full range of innovative electric, hybrid and city bikes with premium features, long assist ranges and sensor technologies that offer natural riding experiences that are both energy saving and fun.











    The show is 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:




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    We now have a Patreon if you want to help us 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:




    Tesla reassures judge that move to Texas won’t affect Elon’s compensation case



    Mexico still believes Tesla Gigafactory is coming despite change of plans



    Rehired Tesla Supercharger manager beautifully explains why he came back



    Mustang Mach-E Rally first drive: Ford is getting more comfortable with EVs



    Chevy Equinox EV first drive: GM may have cracked the code in delivering a quality SUV that’s affordable [Video]



    Is the new Cadillac Optiq the entry-level luxury electric SUV we’ve been waiting for?



    GM claims its new Chevy Bolt EV will be the most affordable on the market by 2025



    Jeep is launching a $25,000 EV in the US ‘very soon’ to revamp the rugged SUV brand



    Rivian (RIVN) CEO warns of ‘messy’ Q2, talks R2 and Tesla NACS




    Here’s the live stream for today’s episode starting at 4:00 p.m. ET (or the video after 5 p.m. ET):




    https://www.youtube.com/live/t6NXgl7IJUo

    • 58 min
    Tesla Cybertruck first driving impressions, Kia EV3, Chevy Silverado EV RST and more

    Tesla Cybertruck first driving impressions, Kia EV3, Chevy Silverado EV RST and more

    On the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy. In this week’s episode, we discuss Fred's Tesla Cybertruck first driving impressions, Kia EV3, Chevy Silverado EV RST and more.



    Today’s episode is sponsored by Momentum, a new brand of lifestyle e-bikes from Giant Group designed to deliver a full range of innovative electric, hybrid and city bikes with premium features, long assist ranges and sensor technologies that offer natural riding experiences that are both energy saving and fun.



    Sponsored by SplitVolt: The Splitvolt Splitter Switch automatically shares power from your existing 240V dryer socket with your Level 2 EV charger. Learn more here.











    The show is 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:




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    We now have a Patreon if you want to help us 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:




    Is this the interior of Tesla’s upcoming ‘Robotaxi’?



    Elon Musk confirms his threat: give me 25% of Tesla or you don’t get AI and robotics



    Tesla ends hiring freeze, but only for one department



    Tesla releases update to remove steering wheel nag, shuts down sunglasses loophole



    Tesla officially breaks ground at Megafactory in China



    Chevy Silverado EV RST first drive: Incredible range and power, but is it worth the hefty price? [Video]



    Kia reveals full specs and launch dates of incoming EV3 compact SUV, but will it come to the US?



    China threatens tariffs up to 25% on imports in retaliation for EU probe, US tariffs on EVs



    Lucid (LCID) cuts US workforce by 6% ahead of Gravity electric SUV launch



    Ford slashes 2024 Mustang Mach-E price with new 0% APR offer




    Here’s the live stream for today’s episode starting at 4:00 p.m. ET (or the video after 5 p.m. ET):




    https://www.youtube.com/live/AKPmmWbMzfY

    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
422 Ratings

422 Ratings

JBH MD ,

Good content but significant technical glitches

Downloads on Apple days late, sometimes wrong episodes, surprising from a Mac affiliated company

Pdxer2011 ,

Balanced

This weekly covers a range of EV issues with a substantial covers of Tesla. I especially appreciate their takes on Elon maneuvers and industry information. Fresh every week. Keep up the good work.

DragosM ,

Tesla haters

Used to be my to go EV show, now I cannot stand them as all they do they criticize the only successful American electric car company!

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