This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including Tesla’s new Model 3 battery pack, the Rivian R1T and R1S, the new BMW iNext, and more.
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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 confirms new 82 kWh battery pack in Model 3, thanks to new cells
- Tesla is looking to switch to AMD ‘Navi’ chip for onboard computer, leak shows
- Tesla finally acknowledges eMMC failure with its touchscreen, offers extended warranty
- Rivian reveals new R1T electric pickup price, cheaper but still more expensive than Tesla Cybertruck
- Rivian R1S: a sleeper electric SUV starting at $70,000 and coming for the luxury market
- BMW unveils iNEXT electric SUV, becomes ‘BMW iX’ with over 300 miles of range
- Ford unveils E-Transit: capable electric van starting under $45,000 but with limited range
- Hyundai unveils Kona Electric refresh with bold new front-end design and new features
- GM recalls 68,667 Chevy Bolt EVs (’17-’19) citing unlikely potential fire risk
Here’s the live stream for today’s episode starting at 4 p.m. ET (or the video after 5 p.m. ET):
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