This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including another shakeup in Tesla’s Autopilot leadership, a bunch of new electric vehicles are unveiled at 2018 China Auto Show, and more.
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Today we have very special guest Galileo Russell who is a Seeking Alpha contributor and has a Youtube channel covering TSLA
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Here are a few of the articles that we will discuss during the podcast today:
- Tesla’s VP of Autopilot and chip guru Jim Keller is leaving, another former Apple chip designer is tapped
- Tesla’s increasingly important mobile app had a network-wide outage last weekend
- Tesla plans to sell $400,000 worth of ‘electric motors and batteries’ to Elon Musk’s Boring Company
- New Tesla Gigafactory 1 flyover shows new section underway, parking lot and solar rooftop array
- Mercedes-Maybach unveils all-electric luxury SUV concept
- BMW unveils new all-electric iX3 SUV with 250 miles of range and 150 kW charging
- Nissan unveils a new Leaf-based electric car to be mass-produced in China
- VW’s Chinese joint-venture launches a ~$19,000 all-electric SUV
- Canadian cities will get a new curbside electric car charging network to enable urban EV driving
- Target partners with Tesla, ChargePoint and Electrify America to install over 600 chargers
- Tesla is reportedly in talks to join Ionity charging network along with other automakers
- Ford to phase out passenger cars as it focuses on trucks and electric vehicles
- Volvo clarifies electrification plan, aims for 50% of sales to be ‘fully electric’ by 2025
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