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English, Sciences, 7 seasons, 427 episodes, 18 hours, 53 minutes
Every month Mel Herbert, Tom Wolfson and Robert Rosenbloom get together to talk about the cars, the batteries, the superchargers, the rumours, the stock price, anything and everything Tesla.Plus 'Elon Daily' - Mel's daily review of all things Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, Boring Company, Hyperloop and more. Short, fun and current.
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TT 271 - The Show to end all shows

Talking Tesla Nation. This weeks show will be the final regular show of this podcast. We are forever humbled by your love and support throughout the years we have been doing this show. The plan is to potentially do special shows every so often when there is some exciting news to share and we just want to talk about it, but the regular weekly show you have come to expect is no more. We hope you enjoy this show and once again we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for listening to our show. It has been our pleasure to talk with you each week. Sincerely, Mel, Tom, Joel and RobertSupport the show
3/29/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 28 seconds
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TT 270 - You can keep your $6 million

Mel, Robert and Tom are in studio this week and fired up! A few letters kick off the show and then there is discussion of V4 superchargers in the wild as well as the California ask for a credit card payment system to be added to SC in order to take advantage of a small grant. Some newly approved Alaskan drilling rounds out the show as well. Enjoy.Show Note are HERE Support the show
3/19/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 59 seconds
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TT 268 - 2023 Investor Day / Master Plan 3

Tom, Robert, and Joel get together to discuss all the goodness and badness from the 2023 Investor Day event livestream. Mel sent in his thoughts as well and we kick off the show hearing from him. So much was covered and we tried to get through it quickly for you. Let us know your thoughts on all the stuff that was discussed during the event. email us at [email protected] Show Notes can be found HERE Support the show
3/6/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 52 seconds
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TT - Full self driving roundtable discussion

Robert and Joel are joined by Patreons and FSD beta users Michael Pastrone and Matt F Anthes-Washburn  - For this discussion of the current state of FSD beta and their hopes for improvements.  Matt lives near Beaverton Oregon and when he is not putting FSD Beta through its paces he’s hiking and surfing or pulling a camper with his  Performance Model 3.Michael lives in a sleepy bedroom community outside of Boston where he finds time to test FSD the areas cold and snowy weather. Michael has been on record saying he would let FSD drive his kids to school in his Long Range Model S. Support the show
2/26/202358 minutes, 40 seconds
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TT - 266 The Rolls Royce of EV's is...

Robert and Tom are at the helm this week and what a week it has been. The Super Bowl was all EV all the time, with a massive number of ads for EV's ran during the broadcast. Ford has shut down the F-150 "lightning" assembly line in the wake of some battery issues and Tesla is recalling 300,000 + vehicles for problems with FSD. Large scale solar projects are being piloted in California with the hope of someday covering the aqueduct in solar panels. All that and more on  this weeks show. Click HERE for show notes Support the show
2/20/20231 hour, 20 minutes, 8 seconds
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TT 264 - Melvis Speaks

This week we are going back to an old "Elon Daily" style episode. Mel shares his thoughts on the current state of EV's with a special spotlight on the latest news from Toyota. We hope you enjoy. Support the show
2/7/202314 minutes, 1 second
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TT 263 - Q4 2022 Earnings Call

This weeks show brings you a conversation focused on the final earnings call of 2022. Final production numbers, overall financial health, and the overall current state of Tesla Inc. are topics of discussion. Show notes featuring charts and a link to the presentation deck can be found HERESupport the show
1/30/20231 hour, 27 minutes, 57 seconds
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TT 262 - Zero Schmucks Given!

This week on the EV show of record we bring you the dynamic duo of Robert and Tom. Topics up for discussion this week are auto window wiper settings on the model 3, The recent price reductions of the Model 3 and Y and the impact on market share these price reduction can have for Tesla, also on the slate is an interview in Slate with Bloomberg news Tesla beat writer Dana Hull and an Iberian wind farm that just got a major solar panel upgrade. Good things are happening all over the place to get us to the carbon goals we need to get to. Show notes can be found HERE Support the show
1/23/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 29 seconds
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TT - 260 She's no dummy!

Joel, Robert and Tom are your hosts for Episode 260. The first episode of 2023 and it's a doozy (sp). A bit longer than usual as there is a lot going on in the world of Tesla and Elon. We discuss the final delivery numbers for 2022, spoiler alert, they are pretty good, but not great. There is a discussion about FSD...I know, I know it's enough already, but it's such a critical part of Tesla's future that we can't seem to help ourselves. We discuss the lack of female crash test dummies and the risk that poses to female drivers and passengers as a result, and a couple of companies that are working to rectify that major safety shortcoming of the auto industry. We hope you enjoy the show and please leave us a review on whatever platform you listen to us on. Show notes can be found HERESupport the show
1/8/20231 hour, 44 minutes, 13 seconds
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TT 258 - Falsely Advertising or Advertising Falsely?

Tom, Robert and Mel are your hosts on this weeks journey though Teslaland!. There is as always a lot going on. We discuss Ford and it's path to profitability for the F-150 Lightning and beyond. There is a precedent setting legal case in Washington state on the agenda as well as the normal tangent filled streams of conversation you all know and love. Enjoy and Happy Holidays to all. Show notes can be found HERESupport the show
12/21/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 51 seconds
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TT 256 - Smug as a bug in a rug!

All four of your favorite hosts are together again and it's like they were never apart. A wide release show with wide ranging discussions. Neural Link, Elon and Twitter, Elon and Apple, Elon and ???, a supercharger report. Just a good old fashioned Talking Tesla show. You know it, you love it and we love making it for you.  Show Notes can be found HERE Support the show
12/5/20221 hour, 38 minutes, 33 seconds
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TT 252 - Hey Google!

One of our favorite things to do is ask google questions. This episode we might have gone a bit overboard on that. There is a discussion about Toyota and the initiation of a group to rethink it's EV strategy yet again, the third time is the charm. The Hyundai battery factory in Georgia and the usual tangent festival you've come to know and love. Apologies for Joels audio which is at times not good and at other times just bad. While Robert could not join us for the show he was able to send in a pretty amazing SC report and a media pick that is sure to delight. Enjoy the show.Notes can be found HERE Support the show
10/31/20221 hour, 24 minutes, 48 seconds
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TT 250 - Burnt hair and the Semiquincentennial

Can you believe we made it to show 250? Neither can we. We are ever so grateful for your support over the years and we can't wait for the next 250! We discuss the the fact that Greece was 100% renewable powered for a short time recently, a super sized/super powerful wind turbine, Tesla opening services/sales/delivery centers in New Mexico despite state laws requiring independent dealerships, and a whole bunch more. Be sure to listen all the way to the end for some outtakes. Enjoy.Show notes can be found HERESupport the show
10/17/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 40 seconds
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TT 248 - What can A.I. do for you?

It's Joel and Robert and Joel and Robert alone who carry the torch for the show this week. Mel is still out of the country and Tom is well....he is not well and we shall leave it at that. Rest assured the whole team will be back at it together next week. At least we hope you can rest assured. The big A.I. day event is the main topic of discussion this week. So kick back and enjoy the conversation about the future full of robots that work in factories and the robots that drive them there. Enjoy.Shownotes  - Click HERE Support the show
10/3/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 57 seconds
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TT 244 - The Cloaca of Tesla

The four amigos are back together again. Tesla's sales dominance in California is a topic as is the big Space X/ T-Mobile partnership announcement. And listen in as Joel discovers the wonder of the cloaca in real time. Enjoy Show notes can be found HERE Support the show
9/5/20221 hour, 21 minutes, 11 seconds
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TT 241 - The "Manchin" on the hill

Special Release of the Patreon only episode -  This week the "inflation reduction act" has our attention as we dig into some of the not so pretty details of the latest attempt to get some meaningful climate legislation enacted in the United States.  Joel, Robert and Tom press on without Mel in this latest edition of the pod. There is a ton of stuff in the show notes this week for those of you who would like to dive deep into the ramifications of this legislation. CLICK HERE for access. Thank for listening Support the show
8/13/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 15 seconds
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TT 240 - The 2022 Annual Shareholders Meeting

Finally we are all together again and what a week it's been. There was a lot to talk about coming out of the shareholders meeting. Held at Gigafactory Texas and attended by a bunch of shareholders and one Elon Musk himself. We dive into some of the interesting topics covered during the Q&A session and as usual add our our opinions and thoughts to the discourse. EnjoyShow notes can be found HERESupport the show
8/8/20221 hour, 21 minutes, 52 seconds
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TT 238 - 2022 Q2 Earnings Call

It's earnings call time and we dive deep into the nuances of the information shared during the call and what they could mean for Tesla and EV's in general in the near future. Enjoy For the Show notes click HERESupport the show
7/25/20221 hour, 51 minutes, 9 seconds
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TT 236 - Water Batteries are not for drinking.

This latest edition of the podcast is still technically down a man as Robert joined only via pre-recorded audio for a  Supercharger report and a "Harold Murphy Media Pick". The other trio of your favorite energy dense hosts have a lively conversation about non-Tesla road trip charging and the newly minted giant Swiss water battery that is online and humming away in the Alps. It's a trip around the renewable energy globe and you get to come along for the ride! Show notes can be found HERESupport the show
7/8/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 13 seconds
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TT 234 - Space Duty

It's a trio of your favorite hosts this week as Robert is off saving lives yet again. The rest of the gang discusses charging. charging costs vs gasoline for road trips, charging standards and non Tesla's charging using the Supercharger network. Did I mention we discussed charging?  And as you might have guessed from the title we talked  a bit about space duty, or is it doody or maybe it's dooty? The way you spell it is your business, but discussing it is ours. At least it is this week. Enjoy.Show notes can be found HERESupport the show
6/22/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 56 seconds
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TT Special Events - The Cyber Rodeo Rehash

The big show is over and the team gets together to discuss the aftermath of the biggest party the Lone Star State has seen in quite a while. Support the show
4/11/202228 minutes, 10 seconds
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Talking Tesla - Bonus Series - Model 3 Ownership series - Volume 1

Are you thinking about getting an EV? Know someone who is? In this first installment of a new series, on one persons journey to purchase an EV and eventually a Tesla Model 3, Tom drives around with his good friend Cynthia Griffiths and discuss her thinking about buying an EV as well as the how and why of her decision to get a Model 3 as well as her first impressions of owning it. We hope you enjoy it and look forward to your comments and suggestions for future segments. Be sure to hit the subscribe button so you never miss an episode.Contact us at  [email protected] the show
3/13/202241 minutes, 17 seconds
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TT 217 - Should he stay or should he go?

This is a small section from the latest Patreon supporters episode. The latest twitter controversy is at the forefront. We discuss our own feelings on the subject and share messages from the Patreon community as well. To listen to the rest of the show  you'll need to join our Patreon channel.  In which the guys spotlight the latest home charger survey from JD Power and Assoc. (spoiler alert - Tesla got the trophy!), Robert get's a chance to ask his theoretical questions to Elon, and  have a short little discussion on a 1 million battery milestone for the 4680. All that, along with the typical tangents, and you have your self the latest edition of the world's favorite EV and renewable energy podcast. Send your comments to [email protected] in on the conversation by becoming a  Patreon. - Click Here Support the show
2/28/202213 minutes, 16 seconds
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Elon Daily 2021

Q2 Deliveries! So many deliveries....and other storiesSupport the show
7/2/20216 minutes, 53 seconds
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Elon Today April 28 2021

Mel gives his 2 cents about the earning call.  Full, large and big show soon...Support the show
4/28/202118 minutes, 53 seconds
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TT 192 2020 Q4 Earning Call

FinancialsMargins miss by about 20%Zac: one time chargesEmployee Stock increase and Stock based compensationBonds coming due which converted to stocksS and X refurbIf excluded above, would be better than previous quarterRisks for this year: Global Semiconductor marketOther Covid impacts could affect themCould look at Tesla as revenue/cell output and it’s value as a companyThey’ll excel because of efficiency and want all cell manufacturers to produce and sell to them. Will buy as much as they can sendRegulatory credits could be the same could be lowerGrowthExpect 50% growth for the next few years or more Elon: The market undervalues FSD revenue stillBecause of cash on hand, will move faster on:Service centersSuperchargersManufacturing?Products?Some human capital limitations but still expect above average growthFSDStatusStill moving towards 360 Cameras views for all parts of the codeThings are on trackExpanding the beta programRegulatoryChina will be allowing level 5 later this yearEU is barely allowing level 3US is taking a wait and see.Looking at quality of software before going forwardHave had inquiries from OEMsWilling to sell the tech Will be selling access to DOJO when the time is rightVersion 4 HWD sounds doneBut expects this chip to be able to do everything he has promisedThinks introducing it now would cause confusionWill be 3x faster and user better cameras and more power efficientBattery AdvancementsCosts are in line with projectionsWon't get there for a 3-4yrs (seemed to sandbag a bit there)Ordering 200gw/h of equipment expect 100 gwh next yearSuppliers are still being asked to make as much as they can and Tesla will buy themPrelim discussions on 4680’s made by suppliers tooServiceGerrome: The best service is when it is not neededWould like to get Tom not to borrow tires100 out of 140 centers can get an appt in less than 10 days40% are mobile in North America50% of all appointments are done in 2hrsApp is better than a phone callHas a written record for every oneCan send photosPaymentSee where your tech in in the process of getting the car doneCyberTruck InfoVolume prod in 2021Will use a 8k ton press for castingsOrder parts and machineryEngineering doneElectric VanNice idea but not enough cells out there. Would like to eventually do a sprinter type vanModel S/X touch controls on steering wheelBlinkers even!!Dash seems to have air qualityBack seat screenSeats seem textureSupport the show
1/28/20212 hours, 8 minutes, 12 seconds
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August 18th 2020

517 Miles range and Space X stuffSupport the show
8/18/202013 minutes, 40 seconds
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June 26th, 2020: Truck and Big Batteries

Lordstown Motors and Big BatteriesSupport the show
6/26/20209 minutes
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TT 176: The One We Screwed Up The End

The boys are back - shorter version due to, let's say technical issues.  Lots of Model Y talk in this puppy!Support the show
6/24/202054 minutes, 53 seconds
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TT 175 - The One Where Brandon Visited

Brandons youtube channel: company:, THE STOCK & EVs Here’s a video tour within the Dragon Capsule while Doug and Bob were on their trip to meet up with the ISS: And lastly how would you like to try your hand at docking to the ISS like the astronauts? YOU CAN!! Here’s a link to the simulator the crew used to train  for this mission: Support the show
6/7/20202 hours, 19 minutes, 58 seconds
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TT 168 - $650 going to $7000?!?

Jet lagged Mel bows out, leaving Tom and Robert to discuss the latest Tesla earnings call. Support the show
2/4/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 48 seconds
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TT 165 - Not a Family Show

SHOW NOTESTOPICS:Battery Road MapEnergy StorageCar Dealer EV knowledgeCalling Ford Dealerships and Asking About the Mustang Mach E: with Release NotesMEDIA PICKSMel - In Defense of Elitism Joel SteinRobert - Queen & SlimTom - The Challengers with Amy Brenneman Go to iTunes, subscribe and write us a review (lie & say you like us !)And of course listen to the little show, part of the Talking Tesla network of shows, Elon Daily!Join your local official Tesla Owners Club, meet up with enthusiastic Tesla owners, talk more Tesla talk, go on group drives and gather to promote your sustainable transportation choice: Support the show
12/16/20191 hour, 56 minutes, 8 seconds
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TT 163 - It’s Burps Not Farts

Show Notes:California's Wildfires Are 500% Larger 1 Pipeline shut down after leak discovered in North Dakota - CNN methane in atmosphere linked to more fracking Model Y Will Crush The Crossover Competition, Here’s Why Model 3 long wheelbase version for Chinese market hypes up 'Plaid Mode' with new tee’s Elon Musk pens open invite to TSLA short  Tesla Owners Can Edit Maps to Improve Summon Routes - Tesla Motors Club (Not a news source I often appreciate but this story is very good) America - Network update (An Electrify America detailed article) solar plant could end up in bankruptcy, developer says Tesla reduces Solar + home battery pricing following California blackouts’s next Falcon 9 launch set to debut twin fairing recovery ships the show
11/11/20191 hour, 49 minutes, 59 seconds
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TT 161 - Free Fallin’

Mel, Tom and Robert get together to talk all things Tesla. Show Notes:“We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children."Smoke blankets L.A. as Saddleridge fire brings unhealthful air, pollution Typhoon Hagibis: death toll rises in Japan as ‘worst storm in 60 years’ roars through here: 'If they don't do it, we will': Greta Thunberg rallies climate strikers for long haul Dakota’s Standing Rock Indian Reservation (location of the protested KXL Here’s a nice article highlighting teenage climate activists: Arnold Schwarzenegger Sent Greta Thunberg an Electric Car Eliud Kipchoge Breaks Two-Hour Marathon Barrier Tesla to open new ‘Tesla Centers’ to avoid dealership restrictions, increase deliveries Tesla Semi electric trucks to replace diesel trucks at Pepsi facility Pickup Truck still on track for November unveiling Truck Engineer Linda Zhang Explains Electric F-150 Plans Trucks Unveils Electric Truck, Readies Commercialization the show
10/15/20191 hour, 49 minutes, 5 seconds
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September 27th 2019

A faster Porsche, 2 MW charing, V10 Software, GIg 3 Oct production. Use code Mel9983 this month is you get a Tesla.Support the show
9/27/20196 minutes, 23 seconds
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TT 159 - Rye Whiskey and Flu

Tom, Robert and a flu-ridden Mel get together to talk all things Tesla.SHOW NOTESWe’re in the midst of National Drive Electric Week!! Miners union president: 'Coal's not back. Nobody saved the coal industry.' S lapping the famous German circuit at a blistering 7:23—nearly 20 seconds faster than the 7:42 lap time set by the Porsche Taycan (Engage in a little tachycardia watching this Porsche video: )( ) Tesla’s ‘Joe Mode’ in its V10 update is a lifesaver for parents 28% Decrease In Tesla "Lost Work Day Injuries" At Fremont Factory, + Sensor Suits & Virtual Reality For Better Ergonomics | CleanTechnica Shift to Electric Vehicles Propels a Strike Against GM | WIRED Tesla misses insurance firm’s ‘Safest Cars’ list because its EVs don’t crash often enough’s patent for a stealthy, electromagnetic wiper is perfect for the new Roadster Bollinger Set to Debut Electric Sport UtiliSupport the show
9/19/20191 hour, 37 minutes, 51 seconds
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TT 157 - Whispering Tom

Mel, Tom and Robert get together to talk all things Tesla… SpaceX, climate concerns, EV competitors, Telsa prices and issues with service centers.SHOW NOTES:SpaceX Merch News the source: (skip to 2:20)Insect 'apocalypse' in U.S. driven by 50x increase in toxic pesticides hotter planet will make solar power less efficient’s new car: Drako unveils insanely powerful and expensive all-electric supercar - ElectrekEuropean car sales analysis March and Q1 2019 car sales are down this year:7% decline in January2,6% decline in February3,7% in March Most of the decline can still be attributed to the after effects of the introduction of new fuel efficiency and emissions testing standard called WLTP (Worldwide harmonized Light vehicle Test Procedure) in SeptemberAs in five out of the last six months, crossovers and SUVs are the only category to improve their sales volume year-on-year, with a 3,2% increase leading to a 36,9% market share.Big winner among manufacturers is once again Tesla Motors, both in absolute figures and in year-on-year growth as Tesla more than triples its volume on last year thanks to the start of deliveries of the Model 3. The PoleStar 2 Battery in Model 3 Price = Much!! the recently introduced ‘Standard Range’ Model S 3-weeks Shutting down Loaner Program the show
8/19/20191 hour, 48 minutes, 51 seconds
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August 5th 2019

Indy, Impala, Dog Mode, China Boring Company, Stolen S and X and free supercharging again, really, again...Support the show
8/5/201910 minutes, 24 seconds
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July 30th 2019

Letters, China sales, Ultimate Driving Experience...model 3. Use code Robert3177 if you buy a Tesla this month :)Support the show
7/30/201910 minutes, 46 seconds
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TT 155 - Neuralinked

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the moon landing, Mel, Tom and Robert get together to talk all things Tesla... SHOW NOTES:NeuraLink:Presentation White Paper Elon Musk's Secretive Brain Tech Company Debuts a Sophisticated Neural Implant - Scientific American “sewing machine” for minimally invasive neural recording 5-star Euro safety rating, safest of all 2019 models Cuts Prices Again. It's Not Good News. is changing its pricing and options at an unprecedented clip. By mid-March, it had already implemented four price changes this yearTesla's Gigafactory 3 will be up and building cars by the end of the year, report says to start building cars by the end of the year, according to a report published Wednesday by Electrek.’s (TSLA) Elon Musk is currently the auto industry’s most tenured CEO | TESLARATI is evident from Tesla’s growing pains that Elon Musk is still learning the ropes This became evident during Tesla’s Model 3 production ramp, a “bet the company” strategy that Musk describes as one of the most arduous points in his career. These experiences ultimately give Musk a certain advantage over his fellow CEOs in the auto marketLondon: More Than 50,000 EV Charging Points By 2025 | CleanTechnica Support the show
7/25/20192 hours, 2 minutes, 16 seconds
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July 10th 2019

No S and X refresh, you can sort of keep buying Teslas, Autopilot/Sentry mode bug, destination suggestions. Getting a Tesla use code Robert3177Support the show
7/10/20199 minutes, 58 seconds
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July 8th 2019

Excerpts from the Patreon Show. Getting a Tesla use Robert's code this month: Robert3177Support the show
7/8/20196 minutes, 35 seconds
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TT 153 - Shareholder Meeting Recap

Tom and Robert get together in Mel's absence to discuss the Tesla shareholder meeting.Show NotesUnited States Spend Ten Times More On Fossil Fuel Subsidies Than Education in here? Research shows extreme heat is killing Nevadans, and it’s only getting hotter-Reno Gazette Journal 2019 Shareholder’s Meeting Bob Lutz Talks Panel Gaps, Tesla, and Why Every Detail Matters-Road and Track self authored piece station explodes, Toyota halts sales of fuel cell cars, is this the end? - Electrek Gigafactory 3 builds up at incredible speed, already installing production equipment - Electrek's a real Tesla Solar Roof quote and the price will shock you - Electrek Group Says Starlink and Other Satellite Constellations Could Threaten Science | Space International Astronomical Union (IAU) is voicing concerns about the risk that SpaceX's Starlink and other planned massive satellite constellations in low Earth orbit pose to astronomy.To date, there have been fewer than 200 low earth orbit satellitesThe Iridium constellationThe Globalstar internet networks The OneWeb constellation (in-progress) The Project Kuiper satellite internet (planned by Amazon) The Athena internet satellite (planned by Facebook) a near threat: Support the show
6/24/20191 hour, 54 minutes, 52 seconds
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TT 149 - Q1 Earnings Call

Mel, Tom and Robert get together and discuss the Q1 earnings call, range, autonomy, robo-taxis, SpaceX and more...Show NotesElon Daily joins talking Tesla!! Talking Tesla joins Instagram! Links: Report: Open 9 Construction 12 Permit 14Support the show
4/28/20191 hour, 47 minutes
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Ep 147 - Talking Tesla Not Weekly

Mel, Tom and Robert get together to talk all things Telsa. Powerwalls to Sentry-Mode, Model 3 deliveries to SpaceX launches, the boys geek out on all their favorite topics.Support the show
3/31/20191 hour, 38 minutes, 7 seconds
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Ep 145 - The Big Reveal...

Mel, Tom and Robert discuss all things "Elon", from twitter missteps to autopilot promises, SpaceX and everything in between.Support the show
3/1/20191 hour, 15 minutes, 26 seconds
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Ep 143 - Q4 Earnings Call

Mel, Tom and Robert get together to discuss the Tesla earnings call.Support the show
2/1/20191 hour, 36 minutes, 25 seconds
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Ep 142 - TWEENER - Elon's Scary Letter

Mel talks about Elon's letter and the 7% reduction in staff, it is making him anxious!Support the show
1/22/20198 minutes, 39 seconds
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Ep 140 - TWEENER - Q4 and 2019 Preview

Mel reviews the latest news, Giga Factory 3, Q 4 results and previews 2019.Support the show
1/5/201910 minutes, 49 seconds
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Ep 139 - The Big Hole

Mel, Tom and Robert discuss their experience at the Boring Company event. Also, they talk about Mel’s new X, and the usual array of Tesla news and banter.Support the show
12/28/20181 hour, 55 minutes, 16 seconds
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Ep 138 - TWEENER - Preview of a Boring Event

Mel talks about the Boring Company event and the Tesla Powerwall.Support the show
12/24/201812 minutes, 4 seconds
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Ep 136 - Solar - From Lab To Rooftop (TWEENER)

Mel talks with Barry Cinnamon (of Cinnamon Solar) about the latest solar panel technology.Support the show
12/7/201810 minutes, 48 seconds
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Ep 135 - 12 Years!

Superchargers, rival EVs, Model 3 iPhone connectivity issues, BFR's and Mars...Is Elon the most important person alive today? Perhaps, according to Neil deGrasse Tyson. He certainly is doing a lot for the planet. Confronted with the White House Climate Report, the guys ponder how much more needs to be done.Support the show
11/29/20181 hour, 26 minutes, 58 seconds
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TWEENER - Superchargers Again!

A little Tweener from Mel for the holidays.Support the show
11/23/201810 minutes, 13 seconds
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Ep 128 - Short This!

Tesla is PROFITABLE - can it stay that way? Mel is enraged by the idea of opening up Tesla superchargers to other electric car manufacturers! The plan is to go back to twice a month with our full shows, for the Talking Tesla Patreon Patrons.Support the show
11/1/20182 hours, 6 minutes, 5 seconds
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Ep 127 - SEC Smackdown

Talking Tesla Nation! Another episode is here. Just for a change, Mel rants about superchargers. Tom discusses his recent trip to Oregon. They discuss Autopilot and V 9.0. They talk Model 3 safety, and the 7 degree rise in temperature. Also Q3 sales and delivery. There is some Space X discussion and of course the news about ELON and the SEC drops.Support the show
10/2/20181 hour, 39 minutes, 57 seconds
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Ep 126 - Supercharge This!

Lots of Tesla and Elon discussions and plenty of solar and gigafactory chats. Also they get into some hyperloop, SpaceX, Tesla SEMI, Tesla pick-up-truck and autonomous driving commentary.Support the show
9/4/20182 hours, 9 minutes, 47 seconds
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Ep 125 - Cease and Desist

The guys begin this episode by calling out a certain podcast that has appeared with an awkwardly similar name! Robert tells the details of his recent car accident. Luckily, he was driving his Model S! The guys discuss. How long will it take to fix his S? How much will it cost? Mel talks about his recent Model X tyre replacement situation and his monthly Model S lease.They also catch up on the news of the past month for all things Tesla, Space X, Model 3 and more.Support the show
8/1/20182 hours, 3 minutes, 41 seconds
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Ep 124 - The Return With No S

Talking Tesla is BACK! And the guys are excited! This first episode of Season 3 the guys hit on  some of the bigger news that when down while they were off the air, but mainly they focus on the recent Tesla "Earnings" Call. Support the show
6/23/20182 hours, 7 minutes, 26 seconds
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Ep 99 - Hardware 2.5, really?

So much talk this week in Talking Tesla Nation about the confirmed existence of Hardware 2.5! As you can imagine, the guys have some thoughts. Also discussions about how Tesla sold $1.8 billion of eight-year unsecured bonds at a yield of 5.30 percent. Lots of other news, including more Model 3 details, Bollinger's B1 electric utility truck, the new Leaf, and Mel drools over a story about the Model Y. The guys manage to squeeze in plenty of energy and Solar, Space X, and AI talk this week too.Support the show
8/15/20172 hours, 32 seconds
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Ep 98 - Burning Cash For 3 And Y

This week is all about the Tesla 2017 2Q Earnings Call. Mel, Tom and Robert unpack all that was said. There is also some more discussion about who is placing their orders for the Model 3, and we received an anonymous letter from a Tesla employee, explaining some misunderstandings about the Model 3 Delivery Event. Keep sending us your letters, and please go write us a review on itunes!Support the show
8/8/20172 hours, 19 minutes, 35 seconds
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Ep 97 - All Model 3, All The Time

Join Mel, Tom and Robert as they talk through every detail of the Model 3. After the big Model 3 there is a lot to unpack. This week the guys take you through Elon's presentation and then discuss all of the aspects of the Model 3. Who in the Talking Tesla team will be buying the 3?Support the show
8/2/20172 hours, 20 minutes, 12 seconds
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Ep 96 - Model 3 Launch: T Minus 3 Days And Counting

The week has finally arrived! Model 3 Launch this Friday and the guys are seriously excited. Lots of news this week, including Smart Air Suspension now being standard in all Tesla Models S & X! Lots of other Tesla, EV, renewable,supercharger, Tunnel and Space news. Mel and Tom will be Live Streaming their viewing and some post-game commentary of the Model 3 event (from the comfort of the studio). Come join them at this Friday evening. Support the show
7/25/20171 hour, 53 minutes, 30 seconds
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Ep 95 - Elon's AI-nxiety

Saturday in Rhode Island at the National Governors Association meeting, Elon Musk described artificial intelligence as “the greatest risk we face as a civilization” & said that regulators must reign in AI developers. The guys unpack the meeting in detail, including Elon's discussion about the future of autonomous vehicles, Space, Gigafactories and the Tesla stock price. There is also all of this weeks EV, renewables, Space X and supercharger news to discuss!Support the show
7/18/20171 hour, 39 minutes, 53 seconds
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Ep 94 - Any Color, As Long As It's Black

A huge week in Talking Tesla Nation! The Model 3! SN1 arrived on Saturday, Tesla board member Ira Ehrenpreis was in line to receive the first car, but passed its rights to Elon Musk as a 46th birthday present. Other big EV news is that Volvo announced that all Volvos will have some electric motor, hybrid or full EV from 2019. In Battery news, TESLA energy is about to install the world's biggest battery backup in the world, by a factor of 3 (130 MWH) in 100 days...or forfeit about 50 million! Lots of other renewable energy, autonomous driving, and EV discussions this week.Support the show
7/11/20171 hour, 48 minutes, 18 seconds
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Ep 93 - Model 3 Has Arrived

The Model 3 has arrived and Mel is back in town! Its a big week for EV's with Elon's very exciting tweets on Sunday about the Model 3 production schedule, also Tesla introduces new performance enhancements to the Model S and X, Porsche plans 50% of its production to be electric within 6 years, and a Model 3 was spotted in New Zealand! Support the show
7/4/20171 hour, 27 minutes, 44 seconds
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Ep 92 - Elon's Double Double

Tom Wolfson and Robert Rosenbloom bring you all of this weeks Tesla Nation news! Before they get to the exciting double header Space X news, they bring you some encouraging EV and renewable news from around the planet. There are some new Model 3 photos which are pointing to 300+ mile range and a lot of interior details. Also, conference organizer, "Forth", recently helped to launch an electric car-sharing program for a low-income community in Portland, The Queen of England has made some very green announcements, and a certain little Nissan Leaf is going to do a 10,000 mile trip from the UK to Mongolia! This and much more from Tom and Robert. Next week Mel is back for a return to our usual show. Keep sending us your thoughts to [email protected] the show
6/27/20171 hour, 30 minutes, 18 seconds
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Ep 91 - Crash That X

Another news filled week in Tesla Nation.The happy Tesla news this week is that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) awarded the Model X a 5-star safety rating in every category and sub-category, making it the first SUV ever to earn the 5-star rating across the board. Tom and Robert talk about the pre-owned Model S' on the Tesla site right now and the Model 3 counter. The Model3Counter is using a new algorithm (2.0), and the guys discuss Tom's place in line. Discussions about Tesla’s latest Autopilot 2.0 ‘smooth as silk’ update,  an announcement from Lyft  that “a majority” of Lyft’s trips will be in self-driving cars by 2021, and lots of other renewable energy, battery, and Space X news to cover!Support the show
6/20/20171 hour, 44 minutes, 48 seconds
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Ep 90 - Who Needs Mel?

Tom and Robert are in the studio, holding down the fort and bringing you all of the Tesla Nation news from the past week. Lots to talk about this week, Tesla Surpasses BMW to Become the 4th Most Valuable Car Company in the World, plenty of discussion about Autonomous driving, solar & batteries and Space X has a launch coming up this weekend. Support the show
6/13/20171 hour, 34 minutes, 16 seconds
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Ep 89 - Robert's Model 3 Encounter

Robert returns from his fourth Factory Tour, and has stories to tell! He went up to Fremont as a participant in the Tesla Owners Clubs Leadership forum. Obviously the guys address the news about the United States withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord, and Elon Musk's departure from the presidential councils and the usual Tesla, renewable energy, and Space X news for the week.Support the show
6/6/20171 hour, 39 minutes, 56 seconds
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Ep 88 - S vs. 3

Tom is BACK! Tesla came out with a Model 3 vs. Model S comparison chart, which brings up a lot of questions. Also lots of Model 3 sightings lately, which is ramping up the excitement in the studio. Lots of other autonomous driving, Space X, and renewable energy news to talk about. Also, we have been receiving some lovely gifts from listeners lately. Keep up the letters, we love hearing from our listeners. Support the show
5/30/20171 hour, 52 minutes, 58 seconds
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Ep 87 - Robert Talks To Elon

News this week that existing owners can give free, unlimited Supercharging to up to five friends by sharing their referral code seems to have caused confusion, and mixed reactions. Meanwhile, our most exciting news this week is that Robert got into a little tweet exchange with Elon Musk about the Tesla Autopilot Software. Also lots of talk of gigafactory, solar and supercharger news.Support the show
5/23/20171 hour, 26 minutes, 19 seconds
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Ep 86 - Drag Racing Your Tesla Loaner Car

Robert and Mel are back this week, sans Tom, to discuss all of your Tesla news. Mel clears the air about his Model X's Wavy lines, and they discuss the sad news this week involving the Gruber Motors fire and the loss of the TZero, a rare EV that inspired Elon to make EV’s. Mel tells of his Tesla Solar Roof plans, and talks real costs. Robert reports that the Tesla P100DL loaner program cars are limited to a top speed of 85 mph. Discussions ensue about the Model 3 margin, The Boring Company, battery lifespans, and supercharger updates!Support the show
5/16/20171 hour, 29 minutes, 4 seconds
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Ep 85 - Junk In The Frunk (Q1 Earnings Call)

The guys are all together. Kind of! Robert is trying out the new vocal booth for us in the new studio. There is a LOT to discuss about the earnings call, but also other Tesla, Space X and The Boring Company news from the week.Support the show
5/9/20171 hour, 41 minutes, 52 seconds
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Ep 84 - Elon, Ted, Boring!

This week's big focus is on Elon Musk and The Boring Company, after his conversation at the 2017 TED conference. So much to discuss! Tunnels! All three of the guys are back in the new studio this week. Lots of talk of the Semi-truck, Space X & Mars, the Model 3, solar roof tiles, batteries, and gigafactories! Also, they talk about the Tesla market surge. They cover the whole gamut this week. Support the show
5/2/20171 hour, 33 minutes, 4 seconds
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Ep 83 - Superchargers For Everyone

Tom & Mel are in the studio this week, reporting on all things Tesla. Including the safety of the Model S, after a Californian Tesla driver was unhurt last week, after rolling down a 500 foot hill in his S! The guys discuss an infographic which shows how autopilot sees the world, Elon's current status with his milestones, and some battery and renewable energy news for the week. Robert chimes in with the breaking supercharger news, and also a few secrets from the inside, about the Model 3!Support the show
4/25/20171 hour, 25 minutes, 25 seconds
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Ep 82 - The Trucks Are Coming

Also, they have a few complaints this week. Mel has another injury from the Falcon Wing doors, and Robert talks about his Autopilot, and all the things to be careful of when cruising in Autopilot. Meanwhile, the California DMV granted Apple clearance to start using autonomous vehicles, and VW have announced EV plans. And in sad news this week, The Tesla Parking Lot instagram has been removed.Support the show
4/18/20172 hours, 2 minutes, 44 seconds
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Ep 81 - Model 3 Loaner Car

It seems Tesla have been listening! Mel got a call last week from the Tesla Service centre, suggesting all this talk of his wavy lines was getting embarrassing for them. So, he tells us how it all went down. Including his Tesla loaner. Meanwhile, Robert went up north to visit the Tesla Factory for his 3rd tour! He reports about the tour and also, the Gen 4's first big trip. He talks all about autopilot and how the trip went. Big discussions about A.I. and the demise of civilization, some Easter egg treats, the stock price, Lockheed "Mars Base Camp" plans,  and Model 3 spy videos. For more about our sponsor this week go to the show
4/11/20172 hours, 4 minutes, 18 seconds
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Ep 80 - Launch, Land, Repeat

This 80th episode is our first Talking Tesla recorded in the new studio! Mel talks about plans to go 100 % solar in the studio, and his ongoing efforts to "go zero".This weeks excitement focuses mainly on the big Space X news! A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with a used first stage launched the SES-10 communications satellite from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. And they stuck the landing! More discussion about Update 8.10, including regenerative breaking and Mel's wavy lines. Also....Robert tells us all about picking up his new S! Support the show
4/5/20171 hour, 59 minutes, 49 seconds
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Ep 79 - TESLA gives you EVERYTHING

Elon's big tweet storm this week gave us a lot to talk about! Much discussion ensues about the expectations of the Model 3, the Model Y, and the solar roof. Mel is also in great spirits as his Falcon Wing doors were fixed! He was also informed that the firmware update which could fix the wavy lines is only a week away. Tom is away this week, so its just Robert and Mel in the studio, covering all this week's news, including Space X, Gigafactory, Supercharger updates, and kids suing to save the climate!Support the show
3/28/20171 hour, 31 minutes, 57 seconds
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Ep 78 - 5 Minutes For Model 3 Delivery

Elon Musk wants the Model 3 delivery process to take 5 minutes! All the guys are back in the studio in LA to discuss.Support the show
3/22/20171 hour, 59 minutes, 42 seconds
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Ep 77 - Beware Model 3 Tracker

Mel believes he may have stumbled across some kind of shady hacker site whilst trying to find the model 3 tracker. For the correct link go to our shownotes! Also, Mel's S still has WAVY LINES! So things get off to a feisty start this week.Support the show
3/15/20171 hour, 46 minutes, 44 seconds
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Ep 76 - What Do You Think, Mel?

Mel is away in Hawaii, so Robert and Tom are in charge. They talk about all the news this week, including the Space X announcement to fly passengers on a  private trip around the moon in 2018. Tom has some strong opinions about that story. They tell us about the massive solar park on the Tibetan Plateau in Eastern China.Support the show
3/8/20172 hours, 10 minutes, 56 seconds
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Ep 75 - Tesla "world's biggest company"

The big focus this week is on the Tesla Earnings Call. Aside from the obvious financial discussions, the most exciting news (in Mel's mind) is the announcement that Tesla plans to accelerate the expansion of the Supercharger network this year, starting with doubling the number of North American Supercharger locations in 2017. Support the show
2/28/20171 hour, 59 minutes, 44 seconds
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Ep 74 - Space Poop

So much news! Another successful Space X launch and landing, Mel steers us away from the usual depressing start with a Tesla feel good story for the week involving a good samaritan Tesla owner.Support the show
2/22/20171 hour, 54 minutes, 33 seconds
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Ep 73 - Tom's Leaving

The big app update is here and the guys discuss. Tom gives us a report of the Lucid Motors event last weekend, with details about the canapés, the bar and the car! Robert continues the discussion about his issues with the P100D and the lack of Supercharging for life.Support the show
2/15/20172 hours, 16 minutes, 51 seconds
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Ep 72 - The Model 3's Booty

Its Tom's birthday and there are presents! Also some breaking news about production on the Model 3! The guys can all be happy once more. Except for the obvious trumpression. In the news this week, Tesla drops 'Motors' from name, becoming a diversified energy products company.Support the show
2/8/20172 hours, 18 minutes, 48 seconds
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Ep 71 - Who IS The Smartest?

As per usual its a feisty morning in the studio, as the guys discuss EVs, Model 3 rumors, autopilot, tech, renewable energy, news and thoughts. Not to mention Mel's recent Netflix picks! They also have some guests in the studio this week: OK Google, Amazon's Alexa, and Siri.Support the show
2/1/20171 hour, 52 minutes, 33 seconds
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Ep 70 - The Alt Fact Episode

Another week in Talking Tesla land. This week Mel is ANGRY about the "Alternate Facts" statement. Robert is also angry, but mainly at his Model S windshield wipers for getting him wet! Expect all the usual discussions: stock price, new superchargers, and autonomous news.Support the show
1/25/20172 hours, 19 minutes, 9 seconds
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Ep 69 - Heads Up, Model 3 is Coming!

Robert had an exciting weekend, up in Vandenberg, for Space X's successful Falcon 9 return-to-flight mission.Support the show
1/18/20172 hours, 16 minutes, 59 seconds
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Ep 68 - The S**T Ton (Tonne) Episode

We are back, with the longest episode yet! Mel has returned from his journey to New Zealand, and he is ready to discuss all the news from the last couple of weeks. Its a heated episode this week.Support the show
1/11/20172 hours, 18 minutes, 57 seconds
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Ep 67 - A Model S For The Holidays

Mel is in New Zealand on holidays, so this weeks Talking Tesla is a break in the usual programing. We take you on the journey of our friends Jess and Dave Mason going to pick up their new Model S! We'll be back to the usual show next week. Happy New Year to all! Team Talking tesla.Support the show
1/3/201735 minutes, 27 seconds
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Ep 66 - Santa Drives A Model S

Teslas for everyone….except Tom. This holiday season there is much excitement in the Talking Tesla studio. All three of the guys are in-studio, and they are feeling merry. Lots of news this week, not least of which is the secret code to make your Tesla dance!Support the show
12/27/20161 hour, 38 minutes, 18 seconds
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Ep 65 - Elon's Dreidel

Another week, so much to discuss! Robert is on a road trip in the south-west with his family, so he skips into the studio, and tells us about his trip. Support the show
12/20/20161 hour, 35 minutes, 59 seconds
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Ep 64 - Mel's Buying Model 3's For Everyone

Mel is buying everyone a Model 3 - the day he becomes a billionaire. Meanwhile, the guys get into this weeks EV news, including news about the Chrysler Plug-in Hybrid Minivan, Samsung to make Tesla self-driving chips, Superchargers, and the Future Faraday drag-race with the Model X.Support the show
12/13/20161 hour, 55 minutes, 25 seconds
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Ep 63 - Beware Of Wallabies

We bring you a much more upbeat Talking Tesla this week! Robert is fresh from the Tesla Motors Club LA brunch, and he comes bearing gifts. There is some great news this week in Tesla Nation - the Model X now has a 5 seat option - and they fold! Toyota have made announcements which sound like they are about to get real with EV’s. Model S Beats the RANGE Gauge, Mercedes is planning an $11 billion investment for in EV's, and there are reasons to believe that Apple is making an Autonomous car?!Support the show
12/6/20161 hour, 42 minutes, 46 seconds
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Ep 62 - Don't F With My Supercharger

The guys do their best to get all of the bad news out of the way quickly this week, so they can move on to the good stuff. Unfortunately with the recent announcement of Myron Ebell heading the EPA transition team, the vandalized supercharger incident in Barstow, and the disinformation campaigns about Elon Musk, it takes a little longer than planned.Support the show
11/29/20161 hour, 59 minutes, 13 seconds
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Ep 61 - Should Have Bought NVIDIA

Another week of Tesla news & renewable energy discussions with the guys! This week they discuss the Tesla/Solar City merger. Elon had a lot to say about the effect of a potential pullback of subsidies.Support the show
11/22/20161 hour, 53 minutes, 43 seconds
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Ep 60 - This Is Going To Be HUGE

The guys find themselves reeling from the past week. There is discussion about what the next administration could mean for energy and renewables, and specifically for Tesla. Support the show
11/15/20161 hour, 28 minutes, 44 seconds
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Ep 59 - The Existential Crisis

Yesterday was Mel's Birthday. And today is election day! Tom and Robert do their best to alleviate Mel's concerns. They talk the Solarcity/Tesla merger call, the model 3's big hole, the Bolt, Elon's Twitter storm and so much more. Support the show
11/8/20161 hour, 52 minutes, 9 seconds
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Ep 58 - Desperate Housewives Go Solar!

Following last week's big Solarcity event, the guys get together and discuss their thoughts on the solar roof tiles.Support the show
11/1/20161 hour, 24 minutes, 55 seconds
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Ep 57 - The Aftermath

Our longest episode yet! Mel, Tom and Robert discuss last week's big announcement.Support the show
10/25/20162 hours, 10 minutes, 38 seconds
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Ep 56 - Full Autonomy!

FULL AUTONOMY! We waited for Elon's announcement today, and we are glad we did. Mel, Tom and Robert bring you the usual fun, plus their reactions to the big news.Support the show
10/20/20161 hour, 36 minutes, 42 seconds
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Ep 55 - Going Zero

This weeks Talking Tesla comes to you directly from Mel's studio - where all the guys are located! We bring you a new segment called "Going Zero", in which Mel explores how much energy his company uses, and attempts to find a way to go carbon neutral. Support the show
10/11/20161 hour, 37 minutes, 13 seconds
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Ep 54 - Mars, Here We Come!

Mel, Tom and Robert are all in back in LA in the studio this week and they are talking MARS. Much discussion ensues about Elon's announcement of his plans to colonize Mars.Support the show
10/4/20161 hour, 41 minutes, 3 seconds
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Ep 53 - 8.0 Has Landed

UPDATE 8.0 has landed and the guys are excited. They also talk autonomous driving, renewables and Space X. Support the show
9/27/20161 hour, 19 minutes, 18 seconds
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Ep 52 - 8.0 Countdown

We are all waiting for 8.0 to land! Tom is away (again) this week - so he skypes in from Florida. It turns out, though, that perhaps Tom was right about some things last week!? Robert went to the Alt Car Expo - an EV and renewables event in Santa Monica. He fills us in on the details. Mel made some youtube videos this week about his Model X doorsSupport the show
9/21/20161 hour, 29 minutes, 16 seconds
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Ep 51 - UFO Avoidance Mode

We are back to our usual programming. Mel, Tom and Robert are all in the studio this week and they have things to discuss! Support the show
9/13/20161 hour, 27 minutes, 54 seconds
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Ep 50 - The Frankensteinian Episode

Mel and Tom just got back from a week in Chile. We did our best to pull together an episode for you this week - be prepared for a series of rants!Support the show
9/7/201650 minutes, 3 seconds
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Ep 49 - Searching For Model 3 Surrogates

Another busy week in the Tesla nation. Mel, Tom and Robert discuss the implications of the 100D. The guys talk about the announcement that VW will have 300 mile car that charges in 15 minutes.Support the show
8/30/20161 hour, 32 minutes, 23 seconds
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Ep 48 - Elon Groks Mel

This week Tom calls in from Chicago to join Mel and Robert in the weekly discussion. So many stories this week. Everything from how hard it is to steal a Tesla to the resurrection of the Fisker Karma to the Falcon Wing doors.Support the show
8/23/20161 hour, 26 minutes, 49 seconds
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Ep 47 - All Energy is Solar

Another Space X launch and landing success! Is this getting boring yet? We think not. Robert is away this week so he Skypes in from Cape Cod to chat with Mel and Tom about all of this weeks stories and shenanigans.Support the show
8/17/20161 hour, 22 minutes, 22 seconds
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Ep 46 - Alien Dreadnought v0.5

Warning! There is some language this episode. Mel, Tom and Robert discuss Tesla's second quarter earnings call. They also cover a lot of ground (in between rants by Mel), ranging from Tesla losses, to the supercharger car wash.Support the show
8/10/20161 hour, 23 minutes, 3 seconds
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Ep 45 - 50 Billion Hamsters

Robert returns from the Gigafactory event with many a story to tell. Support the show
8/2/20161 hour, 34 minutes, 17 seconds
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Ep 44 - The Palindrome

Tom tells the sad story of his broken Rav4 EV. What will his next car be? Tom, Mel and Robert discuss the options.Support the show
7/26/20161 hour, 1 minute, 13 seconds
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Ep 43 - The Masterplan

Late last night, Tom Mel and Robert got together to discuss Elon's Masterplan, Part Deux.Support the show
7/21/20161 hour, 10 minutes, 20 seconds
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Ep 42 - The Tesla Master Plan

What is Elon's "Top Secret Tesla Masterplan, Part 2"? The guys discuss the possibilities.They also discuss how to change a tyre. Or more importantly where to change the tires on your Tesla. Rob talks about the future of High-Speed transport. They get to the bottom of the "Electric Road Trip" - a series of meet-ups at destination chargers. They talk wind, solar, and fossil fuels, Tesla renting, and the electric bus.Support the show
7/12/20161 hour, 19 minutes, 5 seconds
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Ep 41 - Elon's RUD

Mel, Tom and Robert bring you the usual EV news and banter. The guys do an overview of EV sales. A discussion ensues about Space X and how they have managed to keep NASA happy, even after last years RUD (Rapid unexpected disassembly) of the resupply mission, known as CRS-7. Support the show
7/6/20161 hour, 27 minutes, 56 seconds
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Ep 40 - The Little Phallus That Could

Bezos had a successful fathers day with launch, separation, landing of crew capsule and landing of the first stage of Blue Origin’s rocket.Support the show
6/28/20161 hour, 18 minutes, 54 seconds
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Ep 39 - My Tesla Can Swim!

Mel and Robert Rosenbloom are talking Tesla this week, from the midst of this mega heat wave. The power companies probably aren’t complaining now about too much solar! Support the show
6/21/201656 minutes, 31 seconds
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Ep 38 - The Accelerator is Not a Brake

There have been a lot of Tesla crashes in the news lately. Wasn’t anyone listening to our "Don’t Lie To Tesla" episode? Tom and Mel discuss many of the aspects related to this, including the media reactions to these stories.Support the show
6/14/201656 minutes, 36 seconds
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Ep 37 - You Are Living In The Matrix

This week Mel, Tom and Robert discuss Elon Musk's conversation at the Code Conference 2016.Support the show
6/7/20161 hour, 2 minutes, 37 seconds
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Ep 36 - It's Called Weather

Our second lengthy episode! Mel, Tom and Robert Rosenbloom cover the usual array of topics. Support the show
5/31/20161 hour, 46 seconds
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Ep 35 - Hydrogen Is For Losers

Mel and Tom are on a high after our big Space X tour on the weekend. But the mood is quickly altered, as the topic shifts to Tom's favorite thing to hate: Hydrogen. Support the show
5/24/20161 hour, 1 minute, 1 second
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Ep 34 - Don't Lie to Tesla!

Tom is back from Vegas and there is a lot to talk about!Support the show
5/18/201644 minutes, 22 seconds
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Ep 33 - Elon's Sleeping Bag

Tom is in Vegas, so Robert Rosenbloom has joined Mel for this week’s Talking Tesla. Mel and Robert take a minute to revel in the news that Elon has a desk and a sleeping bag at the end of the Model X production line, before covering a range of topics. Support the show
5/9/201642 minutes, 45 seconds
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Ep 32 - Robot Wars and Too Much Solar

Mel can't live without Autopilot. He may have to re-think previous comments about autopilot being stupid.Support the show
5/3/201646 minutes, 50 seconds
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Ep 31 - The X has Arrived

Mel's X is here! This week, a different format. An episode from inside the X! Mel takes Tom and Robert Rosenbloom for a spin in the new car. Support the show
4/26/201636 minutes, 51 seconds
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Ep 30 - 12 Years of Kurzweil

Ray Kurzweil has boldly predicted that solar shall dominate the energy industry in 12 years!Support the show
4/20/201640 minutes, 33 seconds
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Ep 29 - Elon Sticks The Landing

What a week Elon has had! Tom and Mel obviously discuss the Falcon 9 barge landing. They recap the Model 3 news, including the differences between the Tesla website information and Elon's speech at the Model 3 launch. Support the show
4/12/201644 minutes, 33 seconds
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Ep 28 - Model 3 Mania

The Model 3! Unlike Elon's brief presentation, Mel and Tom have a LOT to say about the Model 3 launch event last week. Support the show
4/5/201638 minutes, 24 seconds
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Ep 27 - The Model 3 And The Giant Bum

An early episode this week, in anticipation of the big Tesla Model 3 event on Thursday night!Support the show
3/29/201635 minutes, 56 seconds
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Ep 26 - We Didn't Want To Go Anyway

The upcoming Tesla Model 3 event? Mel and Tom didn't want to go anyway.Support the show
3/23/201643 minutes, 6 seconds
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Ep 25 - It's Made out of Babies and Steel

Episode 25 deals with new levels of nonsense. Both Mel and Tom receive their invites to enter the draw for the Model 3 event. Support the show
3/16/201638 minutes, 16 seconds
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Ep 24 - The Massive Electric Dingo

Electric bikes! Mel tells of his newest purchase - the Bolt Motorcycle electric bicycle. Support the show
3/9/201631 minutes, 46 seconds
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Ep 23 - Elon Sends The Gun Ships

The start of weekly episodes! Mel and Tom talk Space X, the recent issues with a boat near the landing pad, and the deploying of parachutes for manned-capsules. TSupport the show
3/2/201637 minutes, 50 seconds
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Ep 22 - I Was Told There Would Be No Math

Talking Tesla is moving to weekly shows! This week Tom & Mel cover the new Radio Flyer Tesla, the Merchants of doubt amendment and the Koch brothers, Mel's new solar panels and so much more.Support the show
2/24/201645 minutes, 13 seconds
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Ep 21 - Tom Speaks To Light

TT is 21, which has implications. Lots of revelations. Tom gets his $5000 deposit back, upon cancelling his X reservation. But, unfortunately he does the math.Support the show
2/10/201637 minutes, 56 seconds
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Ep 20 - Tom Drops A Bomb

Tom has some big, fast, exciting news...But first, Mel tells us about his Space X, "Falcon 9/Jason 3" launch adventure. Support the show
1/27/201637 minutes, 19 seconds
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Ep 19 - The Falcon Has Landed

Our first episode of 2016! This week we talk about the Space X Launch and Landing of a first stage rocket that went into orbit. We are excited! Support the show
1/13/201638 minutes, 25 seconds
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Ep 18 - 1000 Mile Battery

Our last episode for the year! Could we really have a 1000 mile battery? Support the show
12/23/201534 minutes, 59 seconds
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Ep 17 - The Xciting Email

The X email arrived! Mel and Tom are very excited to configure Mel's Model X! Support the show
12/9/201545 minutes, 11 seconds
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Ep 16 - 87 % Wrong

Although they may indeed be wrong 87 % of the time, Mel and Tom do talk some sense this episode. Support the show
11/25/201533 minutes, 19 seconds
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Ep 15 - Elon's Riddle

All kinds of questions are raised in this, our fifteenth episode. Were Tom and Mel wrong about Auto-pilot?Support the show
11/11/201537 minutes, 8 seconds
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Ep 14 - Autopilot of Death?

Tom and Mel discuss the 7.0 software upgrade that allows the Tesla to drive semi-autonomously. Is it safe? Support the show
10/28/201533 minutes, 38 seconds
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Ep 13 - Motley Coup d'éTOM

Tom tries to take over the show. Kind of. They talk about Tom's tesla-fied Rav 4, and Mel speaks to some experts. Support the show
10/14/201546 minutes, 5 seconds
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Ep 12 - Model X Zombie Mode

Mel de-briefs "The Tom" on the Model X launch.Support the show
10/2/201531 minutes, 6 seconds
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Ep 11 - Folding Waffle Seat

Mel and Tom are excited about the X. Do the founders editions have a soft serve machine behind the 3rd row? Support the show
9/30/201542 minutes, 50 seconds
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Ep 10 - Safely Distracted

Tom and Mel talk vehicle safety, Tesla's new relationship with Airbnb, and Tom's decision about his next car. They also revisit the math on how much switching from gas to electric will really save you.Support the show
9/16/201540 minutes, 45 seconds
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Ep 9 - Money Hunting

Tom and Mel participate in a Tesla Club LA scavenger hunt, they talk Tesla and money and Stocks, oh and Mel makes grand electric skateboard plans.Support the show
9/2/201531 minutes, 55 seconds
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Ep 8 - The Autonomous Horse

Eric Bergerson tells us that autonomous technology is going to have a huge impact on the human race. Oh, and Mel and Tom discuss sugar vs saccharin.Support the show
8/19/201533 minutes, 11 seconds
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Ep 7 - The Hindenburg of Vesting

Mel and Tom talk about the Hydrogen car, Elon Musk's Stock Vesting and the perils of weekends in the wilderness with no spare tire.Support the show
8/5/201532 minutes, 29 seconds
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Ep 6 - Mel and Tom's Excellent Adventure - Part Two.

Part Two of Tom and Mel's trip to the Tesla Motors Club Connect Conference.Support the show
7/22/201525 minutes, 29 seconds
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SHORT - Ludicrous Breaking News

In TALKING TESLA'S first SHORT,  Mel and Tom talk about todays Tesla's Model S press conference and the new Ludicrous Speed.Support the show
7/18/20153 minutes, 24 seconds
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Ep 5- Mel and Tom's Excellent Adventure - Part One

Mel and Tom head north on the "5" towards the Tesla Motors Club "Connect" conference. Whilst dealing with range anxiety and a myriad of other issues, they meet and chat to fellow Tesla owners also driving north.Support the show
7/15/201535 minutes, 54 seconds
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Ep 4 - A billion swaps are dead

In Episode 4, Mel and Tom discuss the short-lived Battery swap situation, they do some more math and they learn something about Batteries from an expert.Support the show
7/8/201539 minutes, 16 seconds
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Ep 3 - What's all the hype about hyperloop?

This episode Mel and Tom discuss the Hyperloop, the importance of great coffee in Space, and they give some perspective on government solar subsidies. Support the show
6/25/201526 minutes, 55 seconds
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Ep 2 - Its basically a battery

Mel and Tom talk all things tesla. This episode they attend the Tesla Battery event and sample some tasty hor d'oeuvres. Mel does some math, and together they ponder the cost of energy.Support the show
6/6/201521 minutes, 50 seconds
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Ep 1 - How do you start this thing?

Mel and Tom quickly launch into discussions about range anxiety, hyper milers and Tom's tesla-fied Toyota. Support the show
6/6/201532 minutes, 31 seconds