We learn to listen to Georgia and, we discuss vanadium flow batteries, electric buses, Tesla FSD and more.
00:00 Show Start
04:10 Solar has Become the Cheapest Energy Source
13:55 Vanadium Flow Batteries
21:50 This Week in Tesla
29:40 Electric School Buses
45:20 Vote Because your Rights Depend on It
58:00 Shout Outs and Go Home
Dean Taylor has over three decades in the electric transportation area with a focus on regulatory and legislative affairs, external engagement and business and strategy development. After retiring from Southern California Edison he’s become an independent consultant for many EV organizations.
Newsom’s Executive Order: https://www.gov.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/9.23.20-EO-N-79-20-Climate.pdf
Dean’s LCFS webinar presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eRrZAqaOHk&feature=youtu.be&t=1040
00:00 Show Start
03:58 Heavy Weights and Gravity as Energy Storage
13:30 The $10,000 USD Kandi EV
20:55 Guy Gets Rightfully Scammed
25:10 This Week in Tesla
32:35 Uber Lyft going all-EV?
39:00 The Gig Economy Basically Sucks
49:10 Shoutouts and Go Home
1) Russell teases that he’s been invited to a Toyota AWD event. More details in a future show.
2) Simon Wecker, a guy in Berlin, Germany, pulled 90 cell phones – all with Google Maps active – through empty streets. Why? Because Google interpreted all that data to mean that the streets were congested with 90 cars, all barely moving along. The result was empty streets thanks to Google routing everyone around Wecker and his wagon of phones.
3) Hyundai is doubling their Kona EV production be adding a second factory. This is in response to the Kona’s massive demand, which Hyundai is not able to keep up with.
4) The new US Building Codes will call for new homes in the US to be manufactured “EV Ready”.
5) Rivian and Amazon are designing and building a custom EV Amazon delivery van. It’s kind of cute.
6) We’re relatively excited to see that there are EV trucks coming to market. Americans love their trucks so if we want to win them over we’re going to need electric trucks.
7) Toyota is introducing new technology to safe stupid people from themselves. This new software will detect when someone mashes the accelerator rather than the brake and make sure the car doesn’t surge forward. Because, let’s face it, unexpected acceleration was really human error all along.