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Episode 46 - One More Thing

Did you watch the Semi reveal on Thursday? What a surprise the Roadster was! This week we look at everything we learned about the Semi and the Next Gen Roadster. If you didn’t watch, you can see it here - Tesla Live Stream Tip of the Week Christmas shopping for Tesla fans! Shop Tesla

Duration: 00:44:31

Episode 45 - Tire Pressure Low

Welcome to winter… home of the low tire pressure warning light! Now it’s easier to keep in touch - just email me at News It’s finally here! The Tesla semi truck reveal is this Thursday. You should be able to watch the live stream at starting at 8PM Pacific. Elon promises to blow your mind! Tesla is working on new maps. A hacker has found new open-source maps hidden in the latest update. Read more at Electrek Tesla has purchased a company that makes some...

Duration: 00:29:46

Episode 44 - Chill Man

After last week’s rant I think I could stand to chill a bit. And Tesla has added a mode for that. News After a disappointing Q3 report TSLA stock tumbles. I LOVE Elon’s dedication, moving his office to the Gigafactory to address Model 3 production issues. Read more at Fortune Panasonic’s CEO says they are responsible for part of Model 3 bottlenecks as the battery production is still partly being done manually. Read more at Reuters The new GOP tax bill kills the $7,500 EV tax credit...

Duration: 00:26:40

Episode 43 - Solid

Warning: I had a bad day trying to listen to podcasts so this is a bit of a rant. But, seriously, how crappy can that center screen be??? News This guy has documented all the issues he’s had with his Model S. Now, I may have had some of those issues but he is pretty picky. What do you think?? Over 2,500 Model 3 VINs have been issued by NHTSA. Read more at Teslarati UAW has filed a complaint against Tesla. Read more at Fast Company Europe’s largest Supercharger is being built in...

Duration: 00:36:40

Episode 42 - 10K Each?

I’ve decided that if I want to stay up to date with ALL the changes Tesla makes to ALL the models, I need one of each. If each of you sends $10,000 I can buy them. Or. more likely, I’ll just keep reading a lot. News Tesla has reached an agreement with the Chinese government to build a giant factory in Shanghai. Read more at The Verge Tesla lashes out at Consumer Reports after they give Model 3 an “average” rating without even testing the car. CR lashes back. Tesla lashes again. Lots of...

Duration: 00:28:45

Episode 41 - Employee Reviews

Hundreds of Tesla employees were fired this week after employee reviews. Tesla made it clear that they were fired for performance issues and not as a result of any reduction in force. Indeed there are 2,500 open positions on Tesla’s website. Read more at CNBC All Model X vehicles are affected by a recall announuced this week. It stems from a possible issue with the seat release cable. No parts needed, just an adjustment. Read more at TechCrunch If you thought buying a Model 3 and...

Duration: 00:28:18

Episode 40 - Tweet Me Gov

News Could Puerto Rico’s entire electrical grid be rebuilt by Tesla? Well, it’s broke now and the Governor and Elon are chatting. The Tesla team has done this for many smaller islands around the world, but there is no scalability limit, so it can be done for Puerto Rico too. Such a decision would be in the hands of the PR govt, PUC, any commercial stakeholders and, most importantly, the people of PR. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 5, 2017 The Tesla semi-truck launch event has been...

Duration: 00:20:56

Episode 39 - Abe Froman, The Sausage King

You should dress nicely when you drive your Tesla to a fancy restaurant. News Tesla continue to send aid to Puerto Rico with more Powerwalls and employees headed that way. Read more at Fortune California is planning to join France and China in banning polluting vehicles. No time frame for the plan yet. Read more at Bloomberg Travel anywhere on earth in under an hour? Yep, in Elon’s BFR… Big Fun Rocket! Read more at Engadget The 100 day countdown clock has started on the world’s...

Duration: 00:22:41

Episode 38 - Family Loves It

Back home from the Oklahoma road trip. Nice to show off the Tesla to the family and meeting some new friends along the way. News Tesla has discontinued the rear wheel drive Model S 75. This widens the price gap between Model 3 and Model S as they eliminate the cheapest MS. Read more at CNBC TSLA stock was in a free fall this week, making it the second worst performer in the Nasdaq 100. Read more at MarketWatch The world’s largest Supercharger is being built in Shanghai. Maybe 50...

Duration: 00:30:29

Episode 37 - Come On Boone!

Live from Stillwater, Oklahoma! Home of the OSU Cowboys and NOT. ONE. CHARGER. Not sure if it’s because T. Boone Pickens is a bajillionaire from oil and gas or just because they haven’t thought about it. So… THINK ABOUT IT! A great Drive Electric Week event in Denver. I got to meet the cop who gets to drive the DPD Tesla! AAA Colorado is now charging EVs on the road. Run out of charge on the road? Call AAA and they’ll bring this beast out to rescue you! News Tesla has filed a patent...

Duration: 00:29:38

Episode 36 - Hurricanes!

Our thoughts for those affected by Harvey and Irma. Hang in there! News Tesla is awesome! Converts Florida 60kW cars to 75kW with an over the air update to add range. Read more at Electrek It’s Drive Electric Week. Find an event near you and learn (or teach) more about EV driving. Find an Event China is banning fossil fuel cars. No timeline yet but that’s huge news! Read more at TechCrunch Tesla opens a big new gallery in the Detroit suburbs while in the midst of a lawsuit against...

Duration: 00:37:28

Episode 35 - 1 Gets An Update

News Tesla has knocked up to $5,000 off the price of 100D Model S and Model X vehicles. Read more at Electrek You can expect your Tesla battery to hold 80% charge after 500,000 miles! Read more at Teslarati Model 3 WILL have Smart Air Suspension as an option! In about six months or so. Linked to dual motor config. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 31, 2017 Tesla has harsh words for the union after they file a Labor Board complaint. Read more at Electrek [...]

Duration: 00:20:05

Episode 34 - A Boring Drive

News tTunes is a joke. Tesla does not really have “TTunes”. That’s a joke. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 26, 2017 Is 200-300 mile range good enough for a semi? Read more at Ars Technica New “Passive Entry” slider in settings on Model S could be an extra anti-theft feature. Read more at Teslarati Boring approved in LA and YOU COULD DRIVE the machine! Read more at Teslarati Michigan lawsuit is a [...]

Duration: 00:30:54

Episode 33 - OW! MY EYES!

Happy Solar Eclipse! Plan on line at Superchargers if your traveling to the band of totality. Use eye protection and be prepared for your Facebook timeline to be jammed with amateur phone pics. News While you were sleeping your 75 got one second quicker! Read more at Gas 2 New (better) back seats coming for Model S. See the pics at Electrek Got a feature request? Tweet Elon! Good point. We will add that to all cars in one of the upcoming software releases. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk)...

Duration: 00:24:50

Episode 32 - Urban Charging

Urban Chargers are coming! Read more at Teslarati Will that $7,500 tax credit still be available when your Model 3 arrives? No one knows for sure. Read more at Electrek Hardware 2.5? We don’t even have 2.0 fully functional yet! Read more at Electrek Some exciting news about the semi truck. Autonomous and MAYBE makes its own convoy! Read more at Reuters Jesus Michigan. Let it go. Ford is so 20th century. Let’s not protect those guys by impeding progress!

Duration: 00:19:00

Episode 31 - Tasty Burger

Q2 report sends TSLA stock through the roof! Read more at Forbes Elon says he may have egg on his face with his promise to make an autonomous LA to NY trip before the end of 2017. Read more at Yahoo Finance Will Model 3 be spying on the driver? Photos show a cam above the rear view mirror. Tesla confirms. Read more at Elecktrek Elon says people are cancelling Model 3 orders because it’s like an hour and a half wait for a hamburger. Read more at Business Insider

Duration: 00:16:26

Episode 30 - Model 3 Special

Ladies and Gentlemen… the Model 3 This week, everything we know from Friday’s Model 3 delivery event. Specs, opinions, availability… we’ve got it all. LOVE the glass roof! Here’s the quick drive review from our Aussie friends. Tip of the Week Worried about getting stranded if you get a flat and are too far away from a Tesla Service Center? For $50 this is a pretty good insurance policy:

Duration: 00:33:23

Episode 29 - Vegan Butt

Had a chance to meet a lot of local Tesla owners at a VIP party for the grand opening of the new Cherry Creek Mall showroom. If you get an invite for a Tesla event in your area… GO! Tesla people rock. And the catering is amazing, as you would expect! News Tesla has made some changes to the Premium Package for Model S and Model X. The lighting upgrade and air suspension are now standard equipment. But, if you’re a fan of rich Corinthian leather you’ll be disappointed. There are NO...

Duration: 00:23:13

Episode 28 - A Snobby Car?

Met a guy at brunch today and his wife thinks Tesla is a “snobby person’s car.” And she drives a Mercedes! Whaaaa? News The driver of a Tesla that was involved in a rollover crash this weekend says he engaged Autopilot and the car accelerated, causing the crash. A lot of holes in the story so it will be interesting to see the car’s logs if Tesla releases them. Read more at The Drive Elon says it’s unlikely Model 3 will ever have a solar roof. Way too complicated for very little...

Duration: 00:24:45

Episode 27 - Happy Birthday Elon

Between no internet and traveling for the 4th I didn’t get a show done last week. BUT, I had a great time while my buddy did a 24 hour test drive on a Model S in Seattle! News Here she is! Model 3 Serial Number 1 — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 9, 2017 TSLA stock: OUCH! Are you going to use this (temporary) crash as an opportunity to buy? Read the hit piece, er, story at CNBC Model S fails to get a good score on an IIHS crash test. That keeps it from being a...

Duration: 00:26:00

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