This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including Elon Musk giving an update on Model 3 production and the overall state of Tesla, Porsche making some moves ahead of the Mission E launch, Electrify America’s charging network is taking shape, and more.
The Electrek Podcast is me, Fred Lambert, editor-in-chief of Electrek, and Seth Weintraub, founder and publisher of Electrek and the 9to5 network, discussing all our top stories of the week while taking questions from our readers and highlighting the most insightful comments on the site.
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Here are a few of the articles that we will discuss during the podcast today:
- Tesla Model 3 production aims for 6,000 units per week in June after upgrade in May – ~5,000 with margin of error, says Elon Musk
- Tesla could now own 100% of an electric car factory in China, says government
- Tesla battery degradation at less than 10% after over 160,000 miles, according to latest data
- Tesla Powerwalls and Powerpacks keep the lights on at 662 locations in Puerto Rico during island-wide blackout, says Elon Musk
- Elon Musk’s Boring Company raises $112.5 million for hyperloop and tunnel projects
- Porsche starts taking reservations with deposits for the Mission E in Norway
- Porsche to deploy a network of 500 EV charging stations in North America in time for Mission E next year
- VW’s Electrify America unveils 4 different ultra-fast charging stations for its massive network
- VW’s Electrify America partners with Walmart for the deployment of its ‘ultra-fast’ charging stations
- Audi confirms more ‘realistic’ range of ~250 miles for the e-tron quattro, puts car in a Faraday cage
Here’s the live stream for today’s episode starting at 4pm ET (or the video after 5pm ET):