This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including more information on the new Tesla Model S Plaid, its yoke steering wheel, the launch of the VW ID.4 AWD in the US, and more.
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Here are a few of the articles that we will discuss during the podcast today:
- Tesla’s new Model S gets official EPA range showing improvement in efficiency
- Tesla Model S Plaid receives 348-mile EPA rated range on 21-inch wheels
- Tesla has reduced the energy capacity of the battery pack in the new Model S
- Tesla Model S Plaid breaks all the records in first independent test, but 0-60 mph has a caveat
- Elon Musk elaborates on Tesla’s new electric motor, teases even crazier motor for new Roadster
- Tesla’s new yoke steering wheel looks super awkward to use in first drives
- Tesla is sticking with yoke steering wheel; Elon Musk says progressive steering is still years away
- Elon Musk ponders Tesla making a home HVAC, may even advertise car air purification system
- Tesla is in talks to open its Supercharger network to other automakers in Germany
- We’re heading to the inaugural IAA Mobility show in Munich — join us
- Ford survey hints at specifics in F-150 Lightning package pricing
- GM accelerates electric car investments, announces 2 new battery cell factories in the US
- VW launches ID.4 AWD Pro electric SUV in the US starting at just $36,175 with incentives
- Polestar 3 electric SUV to be built and sold in the US
- Lordstown’s electric pickup plans hit another snag as CEO and CFO resign
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