TALKING TESLA

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TT 190: The Undercarriage


Highlights/News/Events

  • How to watch the Jupiter and Saturn 'great conjunction' of 2020 https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/dec/15/how-to-watch-the-jupiter-and-saturn-great-conjunction-of-2020
  • On Dec 21st Jupiter and Saturn will appear closer to one another and brighter than they have in 800 years 
  • an event known as a “great conjunction”

TESLA,THE STOCK & EV STORIES


  • Plug-in hybrids in new emissions scandal as tests show higher pollution than claimed https://www.transportenvironment.org/press/plug-hybrids-new-emissions-scandal-tests-show-higher-pollution-claimed

AUTONOMOUS DRIVING


  • Las Vegas approves Boring Company’s Loop transport system with Tesla vehicles
  • Here’s a map of the next stop, The Wynn: https://www.teslarati.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/wynn-to-lvcc.jpg 

BATTERIES, GIGAFACTORY, ENERGY STORAGE


  • Rumor: Tesla Giga Berlin Will Soon Receive Model Y Prototypes with New 4680 Tabless Cells & Structural Architecture https://www.tesmanian.com/blogs/tesmanian-blog/tesla-giga-berlin-will-soon-receive-prototypes-model-y-with-4680-tabless-cells-and-a-new-architecture

SUPERCHARGER UPDATE 


  • Thank you to supercharge.info  
  • Since our last BIG show, Supercharger activity includes:

Open20
Construction11
Permit1
TeslaStations:2079
Stalls:18,940

  • Electrify America (Volkswagen)

Stations:525
CCS Stalls: 1776  +24
CCS-CHAdeMO Stalls: 521+ 5 = Total: 2,297SPACE-X & AEROSPACE

  • SpaceX SN8 Flew, Pitched, Belly Flopped, Rited itself then KABOOMY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egHxiX40eJY 

MEDIA PICKS


  • Mel 
  • The Virgin Way - Richard Branson


  • Robert  
  • Cooking with AOC https://www.instagram.com/tv/CIpCnIFHoE3/?hl=en She starts to make salmon in a cream sauce and gives an off the cuff breakdown of government efforts to pass a COVID stimulus bill, provide student debt relief and more. 
  • Shook One: Anxiety Playing Tricks on Me by Charlamagne tha God, A super honest self assessment and example setting for good health both physical and mental from provocative cohost of Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club


  • Tom 
  • Street Food: Asia on Netflix - A lovely (low carbon)  way to pretend to not be locked in your home and be able to travel in your mind
  • Season 2 of the Mandelorian 
  • Aussie Gold Hunters on Netflix


  • Joel - https://www.parrygripp.com/ for the parents. He’s really good. 


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 2020-12-18  2h33m