More (and unexpected) Model X seating news, P85D owners get Ludicrous, Tesla opens a new factory in Europe, and more. Plus: I'll be at the Model X reveal event this week!
Porsche throws its hat in the EV game...maybe kinda sorta, a Model S shatters the furthest-distance-traveled-on-a-single-charge record (again), the Model X seat mystery is partially solved, a couple of your phone calls from the voice mailbox, and more.
The Roadster’s new battery pack is finally on its way, Los Angeles makes a huge EV investment (including a P85D squad car!), Elon Musk is one of Stephen Colbert’s first guests on The Late Show, and more.
The moment many have been waiting for since 2012: the Model X Design Studio finally opens! Plus: Elon Musk drops a crumb of Model 3 news and one of the world’s biggest celebrities becomes a Model S owner. Got a question or discussion topic for the show? Call into the voice mailbox anytime, toll-free, at 1-800-606-0697 and choose invitation number 15469.
This week on the world's #1 Tesla podcast: Tesla adds another high-profile award to its Model S trophy case, a Tesla superfan (not me) breaks the world record for furthest distance traveled on a single charge in an electric vehicle, Elon Musk heads to late night television, and I take your phone calls. If you'd like to call into the show, the toll-free number is 1-800-606-0697, invitation number 15469.
Links to this week's topics:
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Another busy week of Tesla news! Model Xs in new colors are popping up in the wild, Aston Martin goes electric but takes a shot at Tesla along the way, and Forbes names Tesla the most innovative company in the world.
Also, don't miss the Forbes article mentioned on the show, here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/innovatorsdna/2015/08/19/teslas-secret-formula/?utm_campaign=teslaweekly.com&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Tesla_Weekly_50
Plenty to talk about this week! We have our first winner in the Model S referral game, the Model X’s shoe size is revealed, more Anti-Tesla FUD from the media, Tesla temporarily loses a key executive, how Tesla is charting an eerily similar historical course as the Model T, and more!
Stories mentioned this week:
Tesla tracking like Model T (note: I accidentally credited this to the Washington Post on the show, when the credit should have gone to Bloomberg. My apologies for the error.)
Another busy week for Tesla! The Q2 investor earnings call yields news about when to expect the Model X Design Studio to come online, we get our first possible tease of what Model 3 looks like from an unlikely source, Model S gets hacked (on purpose!), Elon's self-attaching charging cable makes its creepy debut in prototype form, and more!
Relevant links for this week's episode:
My IGN review of the P85D: http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/07/08/tesla-model-s-p85d-review
A video of the charger snake: prototype: https://twitter.com/DMC_Ryan/status/629513438247563264
The design studio photo that allegedly shows the Model 3: http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=88984&d=1438277070
Ride the Lightning: The Unofficial Tesla Motors Podcast is a show by a Tesla enthusiast, for Tesla enthusiasts. In the first episode, I introduce myself, and then dive straight into a recap and analysis of all of Tesla's recent headlines, including the Model S referral program, Ludicrous Mode, 4G LTE upgrades, and much more. Give it a listen and I hope you like it!