CleanTech Talk — Tesla, Solar, Batteries, AI, Tech
Summary: CleanTechnica's Zach Shahan and Mike Barnard discuss cleantech news and original analyses with cleantech leaders, top researchers, and investment experts in the fields of solar energy, battery storage, climate change, artificial intelligence (AI), electric vehicles (EV), and more. The "Tesla Inside Out" show is also part of the CleanTech Talk podcast.
This week's Cleantech Talk podcast was an especially interesting one, imho. The first story Chris DeMorro and I discussed was a particularly fun one because it's about the CEO of Cadillac, Johan de Nysschen, and Johan dropped several comments on Chris's article in response to the article. The short story is that Johan said in 2009 (when he was heading up Audi) that anyone who bought a Chevy Volt was an idiot. Now, he's the CEO of Cadillac, and the company is reportedly pulling the plug on the Cadillac ELR. I think you get the idea. Johan, however, jumped onto the Gas2 article (on a Sunday, no less) to defend himself and Cadillac's electric interest and ambitions. That led us into a discussion of the 2016 Chevy Malibu Hybrid, a car that is bigger than the Toyota Prius but has almost the same efficiency... and is largely based on the Chevy Volt drivetrain (despite not being a plug-in car). Of course, we got around to some Tesla news, talking about the Model S 70D, Tesla's current lineup, and Tesla's super controversial website pricing approach. Read more on CleanTechnica.com, GAS2.org, and/or EVObsession.com
Chris DeMorro of Gas2.org and Zachary Shahan of CleanTechnica.com and EVObsession.com interview Ian Wright (founder and CEO of Wrightspeed and founder of Tesla Motors) about Wrightspeed, Tesla, electric trucks, electric cars, and much more. Listen and enjoy!
This week's Cleantech Talk podcast is an "EV battery special." Chris DeMorro and Zachary Shahan talk about new research that highlights the fast-dropping price of electric vehicle batteries, the wide variation in the lifetimes of different lithium-ion battery cells, and Volkswagen's stake in solid-state battery startup QuantumScape. We started off the show chatting about new research highlighting a "hidden benefit" of EVs. Enjoy the show!
Chris DeMorro, director of Gas2.org, and Zachary Shahan, director of CleanTechnica.com and EVObsession.com, talk about the Apple self-driving electric car in light of recent snooping from Apple Insider, the Tesla Model 3 and electric vehicle range in light of recent comments made by Elon Musk of Tesla Motors, BYD gigafactories that can "rival" Tesla and Panasonic's coming battery gigafactory, BYD's electric vehicles, and the use of BYD e6 electric cars in an Uber fleet in Chicago.
In this episode of Cleantech Talk, Chris DeMorro and Zachary Shahan discuss an upcoming Tesla Motors announcement that is going to once and for all "end range anxiety" (via an over-the-air software update), as Tesla CEO, Chairman, & Product Architect Elon Musk tweeted; a soft launch of Tesla's new CPO program; the Dubai police force getting a $136,000 BMW i8; and Audi announcing that it is going to electrify all of its models.
Chris DeMorro and Zachary Shahan talk the Detroit Electric SP:01, February electric car sales in the United States, the Nissan GTR LM Nismo hybrid in testing, and how riding public transit can save you ~$10,000 a year.