TALKING TESLA

TALKING TESLA

Every week Mel Herbert, Tom Wolfson, Joel Sapp and Robert Rosenbloom get together to talk about the cars, the batteries, the superchargers, the rumours, the stock price, anything and everything Tesla and Elon and SpaceX and Boring Company and Hyperloop and our renewable energy future. Two episodes are available in wide release each month and two are exclusive to our Patreon supporters. Join today https://www.patreon.com/talkingtesla and never miss a single show.

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August 7, 2022 81 min

Finally we are all together again and what a week it's been. There was a lot to talk about coming out of the shareholders meeting. Held at Gigafactory Texas and attended by a bunch of shareholders and one Elon Musk himself. We dive into some of the interesting topics covered during the Q&A session and as usual add our our opinions and thoughts to the discourse. Enjoy


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It's earnings call time and we dive deep into the nuances of the information shared during the call and what they could mean for Tesla and EV's in general in the near future.

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This latest edition of the podcast is still technically down a man as Robert joined only via pre-recorded audio for a  Supercharger report and a "Harold Murphy Media Pick". The other trio of your favorite energy dense hosts have a lively conversation about non-Tesla road trip charging and the newly minted giant Swiss water battery that is online and humming away in the Alps. It's a trip around the renewable energy globe...

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June 22, 2022 71 min

It's a trio of your favorite hosts this week as Robert is off saving lives yet again.
The rest of the gang discusses charging. charging costs vs gasoline for road trips, charging standards and non Tesla's charging using the Supercharger network. Did I mention we discussed charging?  And as you might have guessed from the title we talked  a bit about space duty, or is it doody or maybe it's dooty? The way you spell it is...

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I met up with Dianne Martinez at the Electrify Expo in Long Beach to discuss East Bay Community Energy the organization that is providing renewable energy choices to the citizens of Alameda County in California's Bay area and reinvesting into more and more renewable projects towards a goal of 100% renewable energy production by 2030. Learn more about the EBCE by clicking this link

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In this latest episode the team discusses the revelation that Mel actually did purchase FSD despite all the declarations of "fool me twice". In addition, there is talk of the latest utility scale megapack to come online and some real practical information about heat pumps vs. traditional HVAC systems for your home. Toss in some media picks and you've got yourself on heck of a show. Enjoy.

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This weeks show has us not one, but two members down. Mel is off to France for the week and Joel is a tad under the weather. The show, however, must go on. Tom and Robert discuss a host of topics this week including: A proposal by a Canadien organization to get EV charging sites into 1 million multi-family dwellings.The latest Patreon page poll on FSD. Starlink's new RV service coming online. A supercharger Update and the Harol...

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May 15, 2022 81 min

The latest and greatest from the fab four of the EV and renewable energy realm! This week we discuss the 2021 environmental, social and governance (ESG) report from Tesla. It's a long and winding road of topics and opinion.  We think it's one of the best episodes we've released this week! There is also talk of the latest Patreon Poll results. You just gotta join the Patreon channel for 2x more content each month.  Enjoy...

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In this episode the gang discusses the takeover of Twitter by Elon musk along with the start of production of the Ford Lightning EV pickup. Add in a conversation of Man vs. Tesla in a long distance challenge and you got yourself one hell of a show. Enjoy.

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April 18, 2022 75 min

Another week and another show. Robert, Joel and Tom discuss one mans path to riches stopping polluters in New York City, the Honda/GM EV partnership and the US governments 7.5 billion dollar plan to add 400,000 EV chargers across the nation. Media picks aplenty and in honor of spring we left a little blooper reel in after the ending music. We hope you enjoy.

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The big show is over and the team gets together to discuss the aftermath of the biggest party the Lone Star State has seen in quite a while. 

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April 3, 2022 98 min

Back at it again this week with more fun than you can poke a stick at! The whole gang is together to talk about Elon's "Master Plans". What they were, how they are going and a little speculation on what could be next thrown in for good measure. Then a short conversation about the rising interest in EV's as it pertains to google searching and the price of fuel etc... Robert bring a supercharger update, spoiler alert,...

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We are back! Well two of us are. This week it's just Joel and Tom. Listen in as they dive deep into a listener suggested topic. Special thanks go out to Patreon supporter Brad Sandleback for asking us to  discuss bi-directional charging. We learned so much about this topic over the last week. We also talk about the latest price increases and try and contextualize them a bit, Then Robert pops in during the media pick section. En...

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Are you thinking about getting an EV? Know someone who is? In this first installment of a new series, on one persons journey to purchase an EV and eventually a Tesla Model 3, 

Tom drives around with his good friend Cynthia Griffiths and discuss her thinking about buying an EV as well as the how and why of her decision to get a Model 3 as well as her first impressions of owning it. We hope you enjoy it and look forward to your commen...

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March 7, 2022 81 min

This week we invited the Patreons to joins us live while we recorded the show. And by live we mean via Zoom. Oh Zoom.
This episode covers:

  • The Price increase announced by Rivian. (Spoiler alert!) We recorded it prior to Rivian walking back the increase for existing reservation holders...So it might sound like we don't know what we are talking about. Nothing new there.
  • A fundraising  challenge for WCK.org. An incredible organizatio...
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    February 28, 2022 13 min

    This is a small section from the latest Patreon supporters episode. 

    The latest twitter controversy is at the forefront. We discuss our own feelings on the subject and share messages from the Patreon community as well. To listen to the rest of the show  you'll need to join our Patreon channel.  In which the guys spotlight the latest home charger survey from JD Power and Assoc. (spoiler alert - Tesla got the trophy!), Robert get&...

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    You asked and we answered. One of our long time listeners and Patreon supporter asked us our thoughts in regards to Elon Musk's compensation packages. So we decided to do a deeper dive into the subject and this special episode is the result. We hope you enjoy it and we look forward to hearing from you.

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    So much silliness and also quite a bit of that TT magic you know and love. Sans Robert this week, the rest of the gang discuss the raging lack of electrification happening at the United States Postal Service as well as the European standards for Plug-in hybrid vehicles that are under scrutiny to incorporate real world emissions data in the results and a little game we like to call "what would you ask Elon". Now this was rec...
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    February 6, 2022 64 min

    Jumping jack flash we are back with another edition of your favorite "save the planet" podcast. Mel shares some shocking news about his new suspension in the Model Y. We finally get to the bottom of how much gas is not burned into the atmosphere after driving a Tesla for 50,000 miles. We read some messages from our Patreon pages and so much more. Tune in, turn on and burn out with us on this episode of Talking Tesla! 

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    January 23, 2022 68 min

    Potential changes coming to net metering for rooftop residential solar, Model Y in the wilds of the lone star state (Texas) and a conversation about what happens when your Tesla lease is up. All that and more is in store for you when you tune in to this edition of everyone’s favorite save the planet show. 

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