This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including Tesla’s Q4 earnings, Tesla’s new software-locked battery pack, the Kia Niro EV, and more.
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Here are a few of the articles that we will discuss during the podcast today:
- Tesla (TSLA) releases Q4 results: beat on revenue – deliver a little lower on profit
- Tesla wants Model Y to reach volume production ‘likely’ at Gigafactory 1 next year
- Tesla Model 3 update: production gets more efficient, 10k/wk and China by end of 2019
- Tesla Pickup truck may be unveiled this summer, says CEO Elon Musk
- Tesla is ramping up ambitious self-driving push in 2019
- Tesla CFO Deepak Ahuja retires again, Zach Kirkhorn to replace
- Tesla launches new cheaper Model S and Model X with software-limited battery pack
- Tesla Model 3 Performance gets put to the test on race track at new ‘Tesla Corsa’ event
- Tesla officially launches Model 3 in China, announces cheaper version coming
- Tesla launches new multi-state effort against direct-sales ban
- Kia Niro EV first drive: one of the most important EVs to hit the market
- Hyundai reveals full Kona EV U.S. prices – starting at $36,450
- Koenigsegg takes $170 million investment from NEVS, says will ramp up electrification
- Porsche Taycan owners will get three years of free charging on Electrify America’s network
- Audi unveils e-tron electric SUV charging pricing structure, it’s not simple or cheap
Here’s the live stream for today’s episode starting at 4:00pm ET (or the video after 5:00pm ET):