This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including Tesla Cybertruck manufacturing potential, Elon Musk comments on Tesla’s Maxwell acquisition, Tesla being under scrutiny due to claims of unintended acceleration, 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 Cybertruck is ‘incredibly cheap’ to bring to production, says manufacturing expert
- Elon Musk: Tesla acquisition of Maxwell is going to have a very big impact on batteries
- Trump says Tesla is going to ‘build a very big plant in the US.’ What is he talking about?
- Tesla reduces price of solar products, adds new referral incentive
- Tesla defends against claims of ‘unintended acceleration,’ says TSLA short is behind it
- Tesla gets some official loopholes around stupid laws to sell direct in Michigan
- GM Cruise unveils self-driving electric car for ride sharing
- Mercedes-Benz gives preview of its EQS electric sedan with pre-production prototype [Gallery]
- Mercedes-Benz cuts EQC electric SUV production target in half due to battery shortage, report says
- Mercedes-Benz admits Tesla’s acquisition of automation firm affected its battery production
- A Subaru-Toyota co-developed electric SUV is targeted for (ahem) 2025
Here’s the live stream for today’s episode starting at 4:00pm ET (or the video after 5 p.m. ET):
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