This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including Tesla’s massive ‘Holiday Update’, the Full Self-Driving ‘Sneak Preview’, some big news from Rivian, and more.
The Electrek Podcast is me, Fred Lambert, editor-in-chief of Electrek, and Seth Weintraub, founder and publisher of Electrek and the 9to5 network, discussing all our top stories of the week while taking questions from our readers and highlighting the most insightful comments on the site.
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Here are a few of the articles that we will discuss during the podcast today:
- Tesla releases massive new update with text message reading, Autopilot, and more
- Tesla confirms it secured $1.6 billion in financing for Gigafactory Shanghai
- Tesla announces start of made-in-China Model 3 deliveries on Monday
- California bans per-minute billing; Tesla Superchargers will need displays
- Honda CEO says ‘There will be no dramatic increase in EV demand’
- Volkswagen accelerates electric car plans, now aims for 1.5 million EVs in 2025
- Rivian secures $1.3 billion funding from Tesla investor, Amazon, Ford, and more
- Watch Rivian spin in place with ‘tank turn’ – best turning radius ever?
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