Electrek Podcast: Tesla record deliveries, Model 3 production, Tesla Semi competitor, and more



This week on the Electrek Podcast, we are discussing the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including Tesla being on track for record deliveries this quarter according to our latest report, Model 3 production increasing, Tesla Semi and its new competitor, and much more.

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6 Replies to “Electrek Podcast: Tesla record deliveries, Model 3 production, Tesla Semi competitor, and more”

  1. Alan B

    I don't think autonomous vehicles will increase traffic.

    But even if they do, how much traffic we have is a function of how and how much you're charging for the road. Demand-based pricing would provide the incentives to flatten demand at rush hour and keep traffic flowing, unlike today's situation. And we HAVE to switch from using the gas tax to pay for roads if we all go electric.

    Of course, many trips are to run errands that can be done by smaller robotic vehicles, decreasing the average size of vehicles and even moving that traffic to off-peak hours.

    And then there is vehicle size. How big does an autonomous cab need to be to carry one person with a laptop? Such a vehicle could accommodate more than half the trips. Even more than half at rush hour. Such vehicles could be used even if you have lots of luggage, as you could simply use two. Or turn your bags over to the airline to their robotic vehicles AT YOUR HOUSE.

    So getting the incentives is important. And get ready for vehicles to evolve to fit into our re-scrambled transportation needs.

  2. Marshal Giggleman

    You can tell the difference between a serious article and a hit piece when you guys reach out to Tesla to confirm if Elon was serious or joking, and Wired just runs an article claiming he hates public transportation without fact checking.

  3. groingo

    My 2014 Leaf with healthy battery has taken a big hit in mileage and charge times for same miles driven daily, the drop of mileage began in September when temps dropped below 42f by 10 miles range but the double hit came when it dropped into the 30s with no heat or lights it has dropped range from 80 to 65 while charge times have doubled as has charge power use, so cold weather looks to cause a lot of battery resistance here a 6 hour charge (110 volt 12 amp) now takes 14 at twice the power needless to say, it's back tothe Metro till it warms up.

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