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Quick Charge is a recap podcast bringing you the latest in Tesla news and the top green energy stories every Monday through Friday.
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In this special vacation episode of Quick Charge, we explore the historic dive in global diesel demand, and whether it's being caused inflation and a slowing economy or the rapid rise in EV sales displacing millions of gallons of oil demand. In this episode, we'll focus on the rapid growth of the commercial EV market as one of the leading contributors to the global drop in diesel demand, coming perilously close to asking the question: has peak oil come and gone? Give it a watch, then let us know what you think of the role EVs are playing the diesel demand drop in the comments. Source Links Winning: diesel demand hits 26-year low as EV, hydrogen sales boom What EV sales slump? Commercial EV deployments are soaring! McDonald’s puts 10 Volvo VNR Electric class 8 semi trucks to work Sysco takes delivery of 10 Freightliner electric semi trucks, plans to buy 800 Einride orders 150 Peterbilt 579EV electric semi trucks for US fleet DHL puts 50 Orange EV yard trucks to work, plans to add 50 more MAN CEO: “impossible” for hydrogen to compete with BEVs MAN to build 200 hydrogen trucks — to prove that hydrogen doesn’t work? Volvo Trucks have logged over 50 million battery electric miles (!) Daimler eCascadias are now to Coke as Tesla Semi electric trucks are to Pepsi Prefer listening to your podcasts? Audio-only versions of Quick Charge are now available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn, and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday (that’s the plan, anyway). We’ll be posting bonus audio content there as well, so be sure to follow and subscribe so you don’t miss a minute of Electrek’s high-voltage daily news! Got news? Let us know!Drop us a line at tips@electrek.co. You can also rate us on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
On today's episode of Quick Charge: a new report indicates that Elon will delay the launch of Tesla's Robotaxi, Giga Berlin squabbles with unions, Polestar rolls out a go-fast convertible at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, and a retro-tastic Mercedes restomod that's more Model 3 than 300 breaks cover. We wrapping up this week's Quick Charge cycle with some fun stories involving IKEA coffee mugs, President Biden's big cash giveaways, Rimac stealing Tesla's best ideas, and a convertible Polestar with about 50% more power than it needs. All this PLUS a shameless plug for my other podcast, too – enjoy! Source Links Tesla to delay Robotaxi unveiling, report says Rimac launches new autonomous level 4 electric car brand Verne Biden awards $1.7B to bring auto manufacturing back to 8 states Union threatens strike at Tesla Giga Berlin after contentious meeting The Heavy Equipment Podcast Polestar’s new Concept BST to make global debut at Goodwood and 6 Concept will do a hillclimb This is a Tesla Model 3… no really! Prefer listening to your podcasts? Audio-only versions of Quick Charge are now available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn, and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday (that’s the plan, anyway). We’ll be posting bonus audio content there as well, so be sure to follow and subscribe so you don’t miss a minute of Electrek’s high-voltage daily news! Got news? Let us know!Drop us a line at tips@electrek.co. You can also rate us on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show! FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links. More.
On today's episode of Quick Charge, Tesla launches a new "Supervised" Full Self Driving update, a rare, carbon-bodied Tesla Roadster goes on sale, there's an all-new Ford Capri EV, and the great State of Michigan tells your HOA to stuff it when it comes to home solar and EV charging! Elon says Tesla's latest FSD update won't require intervention for up to a year – but as we discussed yesterday, he may not be getting the full picture from his dev team. Meanwhile, the new Ford Capri looks more like a Polestar than its 70s namesake, Michigan tells your HOA to stuff it, and I get to say a Chinese car's funny name. Source Links Tesla starts pushing new Supervised FSD update Elon is being lied to, Porsche sales plummet, $15K Hyundai EV, and a $2.5M special A one-of-a-kind secret Tesla Roadster R&D prototype is for sale Ford unveils new Capri EV with nearly 400 miles range and sports car performance Carvana’s new tool makes it easier than ever to buy a used EV with a federal tax credit up front Michigan gets right-to-solar – now you can tell your HOA to stuff it BYD’s new luxury electric sedan hits showrooms to challenge Tesla and Porsche Prefer listening to your podcasts? Audio-only versions of Quick Charge are now available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn, and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday (that’s the plan, anyway). We’ll be posting bonus audio content there as well, so be sure to follow and subscribe so you don’t miss a minute of Electrek’s high-voltage daily news! Got news? Let us know!Drop us a line at tips@electrek.co. You can also rate us on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
On today's episode of Quick Charge, Elon is being lied to about Full Self Driving, sales of the all-electric Porsche Taycan are plummeting, Hyundai has a $15,000 EV coming to market in Korea, and Mate Rimac celebrates 15 years of building go-fast EVs in Croatia with a $2.5 million special edition supercar. This one's really important, because Elon believes what he sees – and if what he sees about FSD are lies, damned lies, and (fake) statistics, that could help explain why he thinks robotaxis and armies of autonomous Optimus robots are closer than they really are. Source Links Tesla insiders say Elon optimized Full Self-Driving routes for himself and influencers Tesla to help China power its computing expansion with Megapacks Porsche Taycan deliveries plummet over 50% ahead of updated 2025 model, Macan EV Porsche accelerates shift to electric vehicles as gas-powered models die off Hyundai opens pre-orders for new Casper Electric EV starting at $23,000, $15K with rebates Rimac celebrates 15 years in style with ultra-exclusive $2.54M Anniversary Edition Nevera The US just financed a $1.2B EV lithium-ion battery separator factory in Indiana Prefer listening to your podcasts? Audio-only versions of Quick Charge are now available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn, and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday (that’s the plan, anyway). We’ll be posting bonus audio content there as well, so be sure to follow and subscribe so you don’t miss a minute of Electrek’s high-voltage daily news! Got news? Let us know!Drop us a line at tips@electrek.co. You can also rate us on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
On today's episode of Quick Charge, we ask: What does war look like to someone who "narrowly avoided" military conscription in South Africa? Apparently it involves lots and lots of robots, and a cameo appearance from Bill Gates! Elon took to X to say he was ready to wage war on TSLA shorts – and, once he has self-driving cars and the Optimus robot figured out, his stock gains will "obliterate" Bill Gates ... all of which seems very sane and normal. In other news, there's a Model Y refresh, Model S/X sales are tanking, Lucid sales are up, killer EV lease deals about, you can get a Nissan LEAF for $19 in Colorado, and NASCAR goes electric! Source Links Elon Musk goes to war against Tesla (TSLA) shorts again New Tesla Model Y spotted with camouflage – refresh coming? Tesla Model S/X sales are crashing and Tesla is hiding it Lucid (LCID) beats Q2 delivery goal after a record quarter Hyundai, Kia, and Subaru offer the best electric SUV lease deals in July, starts at $199/mo You can lease a 2025 Nissan Leaf for $19 a month (yes, for real) Ford teases its new EV coming this week, a revival of a ‘legend’ Electric NASCAR racer arrives at Chicago Street Race with 1300 hp (!) Massive electric forklifts get to work at the Port of Los Angeles Prefer listening to your podcasts? Audio-only versions of Quick Charge are now available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn, and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday (that’s the plan, anyway). We’ll be posting bonus audio content there as well, so be sure to follow and subscribe so you don’t miss a minute of Electrek’s high-voltage daily news! Got news? Let us know!Drop us a line at tips@electrek.co. You can also rate us on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
In today's episode of Quick Charge we've got serious software upgrades from Tesla, questions about the company's energy storage business, Ford's record EV sales, GM's bananas lease rates on the new Silverado, Blue Bird business news, and some fancy electric boats to take you into the weekend. It's July 3rd, which means tonight is the last night that some of you will go to bed with all ten fingers. Stay safe out there! Source Links Tesla releases big new software update with more music options, and more Is Tesla’s energy business finally boosting the stock? Ford’s EV sales surge in Q2, topping GM for second in the US EV market behind Tesla The 2024 Chevy Silverado EV lease price costs more than two Rivian trucks EV sales slump? No one told Blue Bird (BLDB), their stock is soaring! GM had $6 billion to spend on next-gen EVs, chose stock buybacks | opinion Candela begins deliveries of its premium Polestar-powered flying electric boats Luxury at sea: First ride on the all-electric TRIDENTE boat from Maserati and Vita Power [Video] Prefer listening to your podcasts? Audio-only versions of Quick Charge are now available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn, and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday (that’s the plan, anyway). We’ll be posting bonus audio content there as well, so be sure to follow and subscribe so you don’t miss a minute of Electrek’s high-voltage daily news! Got news? Let us know!Drop us a line at tips@electrek.co. You can also rate us on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
On today's episode of Quick Charge, Tesla is delaying Cybertruck deliveries, 3rd time's a charm for FSD transfers, EV sales are up all over, big trucks go far, and a classic electric Porsche. We've got lots of Tesla news to get through today – some good, some bad, but all very much "on brand" for the electric carmaker we've come to know in recent years. Meanwhile, GM, Hyundai, and Kia and setting EV sales records, America's big truck companies break ground on a new battery factory, Volvo clocks 50,000,0000 miles on its electric semis, and a classic electric Porsche 911. Source Links Tesla starts pushing its third ‘one-time’ FSD transfer to boost Q3 demand Tesla pushes non-Foundation Cybertrucks to ‘late 2024’ Tesla (TSLA) announces Q2 deliveries: beat expectations GM tops Q2 and first half EV sales records as Chevy Blazer, Equinox EVs roll out Hyundai IONIQ 5 and IONIQ 6 set new Q2 US sales records as EV hot streak continues Kia’s EV sales surged to a new record in the US with affordable, long-range models A $2-3 billion battery factory for electric trucks just broke ground in Mississippi A $2-3B battery factory for electric trucks is coming to the US (2023) Volvo Trucks have logged over 50 million battery electric miles (!) Current Classics: electric 911 restomod captures the desired aesthetic Prefer listening to your podcasts? Audio-only versions of Quick Charge are now available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn, and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday (that’s the plan, anyway). We’ll be posting bonus audio content there as well, so be sure to follow and subscribe so you don’t miss a minute of Electrek’s high-voltage daily news! Got news? Let us know!Drop us a line at tips@electrek.co. You can also rate us on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
Tesla's robotaxis could have a self-cleaning feature, electric semi trucks are taking off in Canada, NIO is busting sales records globally, and ExxonMobil is mining 100,000 metric tons of lithium. All this and more on today's episode of Quick Charge! I packed 15 minutes of opinions into 9 minutes of content today, so here's hoping you guys all agree that subways are better than hyperloops! Source Links Tesla patents auto sanitization system for its robotaxi cars Tesla Semi spotted using a sensor array McDonald’s puts 10 Volvo VNR Electric class 8 semi trucks to work Walmart first major retailer in North America to deploy hydrogen semi truck NIO shatters records in June, delivering over 20K EVs for the second straight month BYD just set a new sales record as aggressive price cuts take effect, is it enough to top Tesla? EV battery maker SK On to buy 100k metric tons of Arkansas lithium from ExxonMobil Prefer listening to your podcasts? Audio-only versions of Quick Charge are now available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn, and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday (that’s the plan, anyway). We’ll be posting bonus audio content there as well, so be sure to follow and subscribe so you don’t miss a minute of Electrek’s high-voltage daily news! Got news? Let us know!Drop us a line at tips@electrek.co. You can also rate us on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
This is it, the FIRST EVER extra long episode! We've got Rivian investor day, SRP and Tesla collaborate on a massive battery project in the desert, there's a quick, hydrogen-powered racer that's stirring up controversy, and my good friend, Matt Teske, shows up to talk about the all-new Chargeway +. All this and more, on today's Quick Charge! What makes this an extra long episode? We're giving YouTube viewers a quick overview of a longer interview that's included, in full, on the audio version of the show, giving viewers a reason to subscribe to the podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or – I dunno. Is Stitcher still a thing? Whatever podcasting platform you like to listen to, we're going to do our best to keep the guests fun and engaging, and make it worth your while to watch the YouTube videos, and check out the podcasts. Enjoy! Source Links Rivian (RIVN) talks R2, cost-cutting, and more during 2024 Investor Day: Here’s the latest Rivian (RIVN) reaffirms 57K production guidance, gross profit in Q4 2024 Tesla now distinguishes cars by battery suppliers for tax credit eligibility A giant 1.3 GWh Tesla Megapack project is going online in Arizona Extreme E shows hydrogen offroad race car for 2025 – same specs, 305kg heavier Prefer listening to your podcasts? Audio-only versions of Quick Charge are now available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn, and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday (that’s the plan, anyway). We’ll be posting bonus audio content there as well, so be sure to follow and subscribe so you don’t miss a minute of Electrek’s high-voltage daily news! Got news? Let us know!Drop us a line at tips@electrek.co. You can also rate us on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
On today's episode, Mate Rimac beats Tesla to the Robotaxi punch, Porsche recalls 31,000 electric Taycan models, Fred helps find the best tires for your Tesla Model 3, and we go Back to the Future with an electric DeLorean restomod. All this and more, on YouTube's ONLY show about EVs: Quick Charge! Whether or not Mate Rimac calls his new, autonomous two-seater a Robotaxi, it sure likes an awful lot like a Robotaxi to me! Let us know how it looks to you in the comments. Source Links Porsche to recall over 31,000 Taycan electric cars due to a brake malfunction Rimac launches new autonomous level 4 electric car brand Verne Is this the interior of Tesla’s upcoming ‘Robotaxi’? XPeng’s founder tested out Tesla FSD in the US to see how it compares to XNGP [Video] Electric Airstream concept is the RV industry’s ‘iPhone moment’ Here’s how big of a difference tires can make on Tesla Model 3 Electrogenic brings the DeLorean DMC-12 Back to the Future with a ‘drop-in’ EV conversion kit EV conversion specialist Everrati launches new division to help other businesses electrify their luxury vehicles Prefer listening to your podcasts? Audio-only versions of Quick Charge are now available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn, and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday (that’s the plan, anyway). We’ll be posting bonus audio content there as well, so be sure to follow and subscribe so you don’t miss a minute of Electrek’s high-voltage daily news! Got news? Let us know!Drop us a line at tips@electrek.co. You can also rate us on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
We gave the Tesla Cybertruck a lot of heat yesterday, and today we're back for more as every single example of the controversial electric pickup built so far has been recalled. Meanwhile a Model 3 is cheaper than a Camry now, Polestar 2 gets an upgrade, and electric flight takes off. All this and more on today's energizing episode of Quick Charge! I also want to draw attention to yesterday's Quick Charge episode and say that I didn't mean for the call for better signage to be a criticism of the signage at Wrigley Field. As many of you pointed out in the comments, the last thing we need as drivers is more signs and more distractions. That said, I stand by the assertion that big signs build confidence in the ICE-driving normies, but the best answer might be something more nuanced than a 60' EV charging sign. See? I do pay attention to the comments! (Totally doubling down on that whole "picking on the Cybertruck" thing, though.) Enjoy! Source Links Tesla recalls over 11,000 Cybertrucks over trim detaching and wiper issue Mercedes added to NACS ‘coming soon’ page as Tesla slows rollout The Tesla Model 3 is now cheaper to lease than a Toyota Camry Rivian is now leasing R1T and R1S EVs in 33 US states Polestar launches new 2025 Polestar 2 with more range and a sleek style update CATL battery successfully powers electric plane with 1,800-mile civil aircraft expected CATL establishes aviation unit as it moves closer to electric airplane development Prefer listening to your podcasts? Audio-only versions of Quick Charge are now available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn, and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday (that’s the plan, anyway). We’ll be posting bonus audio content there as well, so be sure to follow and subscribe so you don’t miss a minute of Electrek’s high-voltage daily news! Got news? Let us know!Drop us a line at tips@electrek.co. You can also rate us on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
On today's electrifying episode of Quick Charge, we check out a number of totaled Teslas, question the legitimacy of "boat mode," and chart the company's declining sales. Meanwhile, NIO is hitting its sales targets, VW is doubling production of its electric van, and I want 60' tall illuminated EV charging signs on highways. Apps like Chargeway and Tesla's mapping function do a phenomenal job of showing EV infrastructure to the people who need it, but that's not how you build trust among people who aren't yet EV drivers. Check out my rant in the Wrigley Field article, below, then let us know how you think better signage might alter the EV conversation in the comments. Source Links Elon Musk haters vandalized dozens of Tesla Cybertrucks This is a totaled Tesla Cybertruck Tesla Model 3 Long Range costs $3,200 more to finance than last week Tesla (TSLA) is expected to have tough quarter for deliveries again NIO (NIO) expected to hit Q2 delivery target after record 20.5K sold in May Volkswagen wants to double ID.Buzz production as three-row electric van hits the US Volvo EX30 tops Mini in Europe as low-cost EV’s sales surge in May Wrigley Field adds EV charging, highlights signage problems Prefer listening to your podcasts? Audio-only versions of Quick Charge are now available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn, and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday (that’s the plan, anyway). We’ll be posting bonus audio content there as well, so be sure to follow and subscribe so you don’t miss a minute of Electrek’s high-voltage daily news! Got news? Let us know!Drop us a line at tips@electrek.co. You can also rate us on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
On this episode of Quick Charge, Hyundai continues to invest in new electric vehicles, this time teasing a $25,000 (ish) compact EV set to debut later this month, along with a new IONIQ model. On the domestic front, Tesla sales are cratering so hard that they're making everyone else's great numbers look bad, Ford is leveling up its self driving software, and China thinks the Europeans are spying on them. We've got everything from controversial Masts (what do you call "tweets" on Mastodon?), wild claims from Chinese and European carmakers, and even a callback to a classic episode of John Boy and Billy radio – let us know what you think! Source Links Hyundai is launching two new electric cars in Europe, a low-cost EV and new IONIQ model Drastic price cuts boost EV registrations in April as Toyota, Ford, Rivian lead growth CEO says Ford is ‘getting close’ to Level 3 autonomous driving that enables ‘hands and eyes off’ Chinese ministry says EU’s anti-subsidy EV probe made spy-like levels of ‘unreasonable demands’ NIO confident its affordable Firefly EVs will still be competitive despite EU tariffs BYD hits a major milestone as its Yuan brand crosses 1 million in sales This UK wind monopile factory will create 2,000+ jobs, become world’s largest Prefer listening to your podcasts? Audio-only versions of Quick Charge are now available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn, and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday (that’s the plan, anyway). We’ll be posting bonus audio content there as well, so be sure to follow and subscribe so you don’t miss a minute of Electrek’s high-voltage daily news! Got news? Let us know!Drop us a line at tips@electrek.co. You can also rate us on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
on this special Juneteenth edition of Quick Charge: Rivian and Ford are chasing Pike's Peak glory with their own takes on the best way to get a 1000+ hp electric truck up the mountain. Meanwhile, it's Ford vs. Ferrari again in terms of who has the most attractive price for their prancing horse, Chinese car brands want a trade war, and Shell has an ultra-fast megawatt charging solution good for both land AND sea! That featured image was from last year's Pike's Peak run, where the Rivian composed itself well and Ford's 1400 hp Supervan placed second. Via PPIHC. Source Links Ferrari is preparing to launch its first EV sports car, but it will come with a hefty price tag Rivian will race the new 1,025hp Ascend Quad Max R1T at Pike’s Peak this week Ford pulls sheet off the F-150 ‘SuperTruck’ it will race up Pikes Peak, complete with 1,400 hp Watch this 1400 hp Ford electric van shatter Bathurst track records Ford Mach-E EV lease prices drop below gas-powered Mustang with new discounts EV made easy: electric F-150 $200 cheaper to lease than gas version Trade wars escalate as Chinese automakers request retaliatory tariffs on cars imported from EU Shell opens first megawatt EV charging station for land AND sea Prefer listening to your podcasts? Audio-only versions of Quick Charge are now available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn, and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday (that’s the plan, anyway). We’ll be posting bonus audio content there as well, so be sure to follow and subscribe so you don’t miss a minute of Electrek’s high-voltage daily news! Got news? Let us know!Drop us a line at tips@electrek.co. You can also rate us on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
On today's Quick Charge, it's a tale of two CEOs – one getting a $56 billion payday while the other one pulls the plug on his namesake company for the third time. Also: the Honda Ridgeline is the most American pickup you can buy, Jeep's new EV is already getting a price cut, Hyundai's building IONIQ 5s in Georgia, eVTOLs, and all the federal EV incentives you can get. See if you can spot that bald eagle cry every time we talk about American-made Honda pickups, and let us know what you think a kilometer is in the comments. (PS: don't click on that) Source Links Elon’s new deal, Kia EV rebates, NIO solid state batteries, and Volvo at Le Mans The time has come: Fisker has filed for bankruptcy Tesla Model 3 Long Range gets access to federal tax credit, now starts at $40,000 Tesla Model Y tops list of most American-made cars Jeep Wagoneer S all-electric SUV to launch with a $7,500 lease discount Hyundai to launch updated 2025 IONIQ 5 as first EV at its new GA plant: Here’s what to expect Here’s every electric vehicle that currently qualifies for the US federal tax credit in 2024 Archer Aviation signs landmark deal to operate eVTOL air taxis out of airports around the US Prefer listening to your podcasts? Audio-only versions of Quick Charge are now available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn, and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday (that’s the plan, anyway). We’ll be posting bonus audio content there as well, so be sure to follow and subscribe so you don’t miss a minute of Electrek’s high-voltage daily news! Got news? Let us know!Drop us a line at tips@electrek.co. You can also rate us on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
Elon did enough to convince shareholders he deserved his multi billion dollar payout, but can he convince Delaware courts? Meanwhile, Hyundai and Kia invest in North American manufacturing, NIO is ramping up production of its 650 mile solid-state EV, and Volvo got a big win at Le Mans. All this and more on today's episode of Quick Charge! Also interesting: it turns out, most of you don't know who Max Headroom is/was! Max was a fictional 1980s-era "AI" that was known for bizarre, clipped audio and broken, jerky animations of his head and face ... sort of like how yours truly looks in these videos! What can I say about the '80s, kids? You had to be there. Source Links Tesla asks parties in Musk compensation case to interpret shareholders’ ratification Tesla Cybertruck deliveries halted amid problem with giant windshield wiper Elon Musk claims that Tesla’s always ‘coming next year’ Roadster can fly Kia to build $30,000 EV3 in Mexico, unlocking US EV tax credit Hyundai says EVs are ‘top priority’ in the US with massive $7.6B Metaplant opening soon NIO’s semi-solid state EV battery supplier ramps output as 621-mi range ET7 rolls out Volvo wins at Le Mans – electric semi debunks range myths ahead of 24h Sunbelt Rentals adds electric skid steer to its California lineup Prefer listening to your podcasts? Audio-only versions of Quick Charge are now available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn, and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday (that’s the plan, anyway). We’ll be posting bonus audio content there as well, so be sure to follow and subscribe so you don’t miss a minute of Electrek’s high-voltage daily news! Share your thoughts!Drop us a line at tips@electrek.co. You can also rate us on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
Watch Elon's $56 billion victory lap live as Ford walks back its controversial Model E program and snaps up Tesla, Rivian, and Apple car castaways to help it build affordable EVs, Jeep's $25,000 electric Renegade, Honda's lease deals, and more on today's electrifying episode of Quick Charge! PS: you all hated the extra film grain, so I got rid of it (Boo!). Source Links Tesla vote results: shareholders said ‘yes’ again to his ~$55B in pay, claims Musk Tesla (TSLA) shareholders meeting news hub: watch Elon’s victory lap Ford enables all dealers to sell EVs, bringing +90% of Americans within reach Ford poaches ex-Tesla, Rivian, and Apple talent to develop affordable EVs Jeep is launching an electric Renegade for under $25,000 Honda undercuts Tesla Model Y after slashing Prologue EV lease prices to $399/mo Five EVs that lease for under $300/month Prefer listening to your podcasts? Audio-only versions of Quick Charge are now available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn, and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday (that’s the plan, anyway). We’ll be posting bonus audio content there as well, so be sure to follow and subscribe so you don’t miss a minute of Electrek’s high-voltage daily news! Share your thoughts!Drop us a line at tips@electrek.co. You can also rate us on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
Tesla tweeted news that it has two autonomous Optimus robots working at its factory, BYD announces a new, RWD hot hatch, EV sales are building towards future growth, and there's a new, internationally recognized electric karting championship coming to the US. All this and more on today's exciting episode of Quick Charge. And the best part? I've got a new filter on the intro that adds even more film grain – that Max Headroom aesthetic is really coming along! Source Links Tesla claims it has 2 Optimus humanoid robots working autonomously in factory BYD Seal 06GT leaks in China as sporty new EV hatch poised for EU market EV sales aren’t ‘lagging’ – they’re headed for long-term growth Championship electric go-kart racing is coming to the US this fall, and you can participate Prefer listening to your podcasts? Audio-only versions of Quick Charge are now available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn, and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday (that’s the plan, anyway). We’ll be posting bonus audio content there as well, so be sure to follow and subscribe so you don’t miss a minute of Electrek’s high-voltage daily news! Share your thoughts!Drop us a line at tips@electrek.co. You can also rate us on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
Elon Musk's Boring Company shows off its new hole at Giga Texas, Tesla is hiring again, Germany is number 2, GM won't be number 1, and QMerit has a holistic solution to electrify your home. All this and more on today's exciting episode of Quick Charge! Source Links Tesla paid for Elon Musk’s Boring Company to dig a tunnel under Giga Texas, but why? Tesla restarts hiring beyond AI and robotics in a big way Germany is No 1 in Europe for EV production, No 2 in the world GM expects lower 2024 EV sales after killing its most popular model PowerHouse by Qmerit simplifies home electrification process and offers bidirectional capabilities FLO’s new Ultra DC fast chargers can charge EVs to 80% in 15 minutes Prefer listening to podcasts? Audio-only versions of Quick Charge are now available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn, and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday (that’s the plan, anyway). We'll be posting bonus audio content there as well, so be sure to follow and subscribe so you don't miss a minute of Electrek's high-voltage daily news! Share your thoughts!Drop us a line at tips@electrek.co. You can also rate us on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
On today's show, we talk about Elon Musk and leaks surrounding his $56 billion comp package, 48V architecture, Fred's Cybertruck review, EV price parity, Nissan LEAF deals (that may or may not be a good thing), and Scooter's Florida Fliteboard adventure. All this and more, on today's episode of Quick Charge! Source Links Elon Musk leaks results from Tesla’s shareholder vote as messy week begins Tesla Cybertruck review: incredible tech packaged in the weirdest way Hyundai, Tesla pave the way for long-range (+300 mi) EV prices falling below average gas cars Nissan offers Chevy Bolt EV drivers a deal to buy a new LEAF Volvo suddenly shifts EX30, EX90 production to Belgium to avoid China-made EV tariffs First ride on the Flite eFoils: Easy to learn and outrageous ‘flying’ fun out on the water [Video] Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is now available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday (that’s the plan, anyway). Subscribe to our podcast in Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast player to guarantee new episodes are delivered as soon as they’re available. Share your thoughts!Drop us a line at tips@electrek.co. You can also rate us on Apple Podcasts and Spotify, or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
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Comments (9)

Chris Abele

Good to get these audio updates. The website keeps showing 403 codes, or trying to load 'ad infinitum'.

Feb 5th
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Chris Abele

Oh, TÜV Süd. The Technical Supervision Association South. And if you have a good impression of a Scottish accent, the Ü is similar as the "ou" in "you", like you hear at the end of Pink Floyd's another Brock in the wall pt.2. "YOU! Yes, you!! Stand still laddie!"

Dec 1st
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Chris Abele

1:33 Although it's very entertaining listening to the attempt at pronouncing foreign places, you could listen on Wikipedia how they are pronounced and write down your phonetic interpretation of it. :)

Nov 2nd
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Chris Abele

Sadly, only on the left channel. That's too unpleasant to listen to.

Oct 16th
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Chris Abele

Unfortunately the spoken audio is only on the left ear.

Oct 1st
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Chris Abele

Not to the usual level audio wise.

Aug 1st
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Chris Abele

Hi Mike, the city Leipzig's first syllable sounds like "Lie". The Spanish Volkswagen manufacturer sounds like "say-at". Hope this helps.

Jul 9th
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Chris Abele

In the mean time, Nestle keeps syphoning off the water near Flint. Lead values are down, but Nestle is still an evil corp.

Apr 29th
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Chris Abele

Playing down the effects? I hope you don't mean his "panic is stupid" tweet?

Mar 27th
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