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Fred Lambert


Fred is the Editor-in-Chief and the main writer at Electrek. He mainly covers electric vehicles, autonomous cars and ride-sharing platforms.

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This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including the Tesla Gigafactory 4 announcement in Germany, the Tesla CYBRTRK electric pickup, the Ford Mustang Mach E specs leak, and more.

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VW CEO has shut down the rumors of a collaboration between Tesla and Volkswagen after he was reported to be excited about an investment in the electric automaker. expand full story

A Rivian R1T electric pickup prototype was spotted driving around in Canada – giving a rare great look at the latest working prototype. expand full story

Xpeng is one of the most controversial EV startups, and yet it’s one of the most successful. The openly Tesla-inspired EV maker announced that it secured a $400 million investment. expand full story

Lyft wants all its rides to become powered by electricity, and in order to make it happen, they have to make it easier for their drivers to drive electric.

This week, they announced the deployment of 200 electric cars available to drivers in Denver. expand full story

Ford has been positioning its Mustang Mach-E, its first next-gen all-electric vehicle, against the Tesla Model Y electric crossover.

Now that the specs of the Mach-E have leaked, we can make a quick specs comparison with the Model Y. expand full story

November 14

Tesla’s Model 3 and Model S have both regained official recommendation from Consumer Reports as part of their latest reliability survey. expand full story

Tesla Model 3 Performance vehicles are getting faster 0-60 mph acceleration through the latest power optimization software update.

There are now reports that the Model 3 Performance’s 0-60 mph time has dipped below the 3-second mark. expand full story

With the start of ID.3 production, VW is revealing more details about its MEB electric motor. It is planning to produce ‘up to 1.4 million electric drives’ and it can fit in a gym bag. expand full story

Tesla is going to have to cut down part of a forest near Berlin in order to build Gigafactory 4. BMW ran into some similar issues when it tried to do the same almost two decades ago.

Interestingly, the announcement comes just as Tesla CEO Elon Musk helped plant 1 million trees. expand full story

A Tesla hater attempted to run a couple off the road in their Tesla in another strange electric vehicle hating incident caught on video. expand full story

Tesla is going to deploy its new energy storage product, the Megapack, in a new big project to replace a gas peaker plant in Southern California. expand full story

November 13

Lucid Motors is finally starting construction at its electric vehicle factory in Arizona after years of delays due to difficulties raising capital. expand full story

Tesla’s (TSLA) market capitalization has now surpassed Daimler’s again as the electric automaker announces a big investment in the German automotive industry’s backyard. expand full story

Tesla’s Supercharger V3 rollout is starting to heat up with a lot of new large stations under way, and we now learn that Tesla is updating its largest Supercharger station in the US with new V3 technology. expand full story

Tesla has finally obtained its manufacturing license to start production at Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai — indicating that production is imminent at the new factory. expand full story

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then Tesla should be flattered that Neuron EV, a Chinese-backed EV startup, copied the design of the Tesla Semi for their own electric semi-truck.

They have also made an electric pickup to ride the hype of the Tesla Cybertruck. expand full story

Tesla is going to focus on Model Y production at its newly confirmed Gigiafactory 4 to be built in the Berlin area, and they will also produce batteries and powertrains at the new European factory. expand full story

November 12

Elon Musk has confirmed that Tesla is going to build Gigafactory 4, a new vehicle factory, in the ”Berlin area” as they start listing jobs for the new factory. expand full story

A Tesla vehicle had difficulty charging because a pickup truck was icing, but it got satisfying justice when the police ended up lifting the pickup truck off the ground with a crane. expand full story

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