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Kilowatt is a podcast about electric vehicles (EVs) that covers various topics related to EVs, including the latest news and developments, the benefits and challenges of EVs, and the future of transportation. The podcast features interviews with experts in the field and provides in-depth analysis and information about EVs. It aims to educate and inform listeners about the latest trends and innovations in the EV industry.
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Kilowatt: A Podcast about Electric Vehicles 918Digital

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    • 4.2 • 35 Ratings

Kilowatt is a podcast about electric vehicles (EVs) that covers various topics related to EVs, including the latest news and developments, the benefits and challenges of EVs, and the future of transportation. The podcast features interviews with experts in the field and provides in-depth analysis and information about EVs. It aims to educate and inform listeners about the latest trends and innovations in the EV industry.
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    2024 Tesla Shareholder Meeting: Part 2 Q&A

    2024 Tesla Shareholder Meeting: Part 2 Q&A

    Description:
    In this episode of Kilowatt, we delve into Tesla's 2024 shareholder meeting Q&A session part two. We touch on Tesla's advancements with 4680 battery cells, cost parity, and challenges faced in the EV market. Elon Musk provides insights on topics like the Cybertruck's global launch, FSD software enhancements, neural net scaling laws, and the development of Tesla's humanoid robot, Optimus. Musk shares his vision for Optimus in various settings by 2026 and discusses lithium refining, geopolitical risks, and Tesla's lithium supply strategy. Special recognition is given to Jessica Kirsch for her parking solutions proposal during Starship launches at the shareholder meeting.
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    • 35 min
    2024 Tesla Shareholder Meeting: Part 1 Q&A

    2024 Tesla Shareholder Meeting: Part 1 Q&A

    Description:
    Part 2 of Tesla's 2024 shareholder meeting. This episode will cover Q&A with Elon Musk. Discussions include free speech, FSD trials, referral program tweaks, Musk's safety, and driverless cars. I offer analysis and insights, providing a snapshot of diverse perspectives on tech, safety, and affordability in the EV industry.
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    • 31 min
    2024 Tesla Shareholder Meeting: Elon's Bit

    2024 Tesla Shareholder Meeting: Elon's Bit

    Description:
    In this episode, we discuss Tesla's 2024 annual shareholder meeting, focusing on Elon Musk's presentation covering sustainability goals, Model Y success, Full Self-Driving, and advancements in chip design. We delve into corporate governance dynamics, Tesla's operations including battery innovations and software engineering, and future plans like expanding the supercharger network. The episode also highlights Tesla's developments in AI chips, autonomous driving technology, and humanoid robots, offering insights into their economic potential and market impact.
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Community News Submissions

    Community News Submissions

    In this episode of Kilowatt, we discussed Qmerit's new Powerhouse service offering bi-directional charging for homes. I touched on VinFast's potential delay in North Carolina and Faraday Future's challenges with FF91 EV deliveries. I also discussed General Motors' supercharger network access and upcoming EV releases like the Chevy Bolt and Blazer. Insight was given on the environmental impact of EVs versus ICE vehicles, showing EVs have a lower carbon footprint. I covered the Eco Car Challenge, European tariffs on Chinese EVs, and previewed Tesla's shareholders meeting, ending with an invite for engagement with our Patreon community.
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    • 30 min
    Pat's Fiddly Wall Connector

    Pat's Fiddly Wall Connector

    Description:In this episode of Kilowatt, Steve, Allison, and Par discuss Pat's experience with her faulty Tesla wall connector, leading to a decrease in charging capacity. Tesla promptly sent her a free replacement, emphasizing the importance of proper torque in securing electrical connections to prevent fire hazards. The replacement process was straightforward, allowing Pat to resume charging her Tesla at home. The conversation also covers charging alternatives like using a travel charger with various adapters, underscoring the need for electrical knowledge to ensure safe charging practices. We share anecdotes about adapting to different charging setups and the importance of understanding electrical configurations. The episode concludes with a reflection on Tesla's positive customer service reputation and the significance of companies supporting their products to provide solutions for customers.

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    • 26 min
    Dave Rosenfeld with Solar Rights Alliance

    Dave Rosenfeld with Solar Rights Alliance

    Description:Dave from the Solar Rights Alliance joins Bodie to discuss challenges faced by solar users with utility companies in California. The conversation dives into the benefits of consumer investments in solar technology for grid resilience and cost reduction. They highlight the importance of empowering individuals in shaping the energy transition and propose key changes for a renewable-friendly environment. The dialogue delves into California's legislative landscape, emphasizing the need for transparency, accountability, and consumer empowerment in prioritizing renewable energy initiatives. The influence of utilities, unions, and lobbyists in shaping solar energy regulations is explored, with an emphasis on the protection of individuals' rights to self-generate and store energy. The episode concludes with a call for continued advocacy in the solar energy space.

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    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

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Helpful review of the news ! Mason

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Always very insightful about the EV industry

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Just a pro union podcast

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