This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including Tesla announcing a round of layoffs, the end of the referral program, a few new electric vehicles are announced and unveiled, and more.
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Here are a few of the articles that we will discuss during the podcast today:
- TSLA profit drop in Q4, 7% workforce cut planned after growing 30% last year
- Tesla will end referral program to help Model 3 cost, says Elon Musk
- Tesla is giving away over 80 new Roadsters for free, which might have killed the referral program
- Tesla is giving a Model 3 away to a hacker who can crack it
- Tesla implements innovative way to avoid gas cars ‘ICEing’ Superchargers
- Tesla vehicles targeted in series of break-ins, owners try to find solutions
- Tesla launches new Wall Connector with NEMA 14-50 plug
- Cadillac reveals images of the brand’s first EV, built on GM’s “BEV3” platform to challenge Tesla
- GM confirms it’s moving away from hybrids to focus on all-electric
- Ford confirms all-electric F-Series pickup truck coming
- Ford and VW are considering partnering on electric vehicles
- Audi is bringing its all-electric supercar to production to compete with new Tesla Roadster
- Mercedes-Benz is planning a smaller all-electric SUV to be unveiled this year
- VW is investing $800 million in US factory to build electric cars
Here’s the live stream for today’s episode starting at 4:00pm ET (or the video after 5:00pm ET):