Featured on Tech Breakfast Podcast 229 | EVs with Paul Braren | Aaron, Tyler

Posted by Paul Braren on Jan 7 2022 in
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  • This podcast was recorded on Friday January 7 2022. Show notes below.

    I had the chance to enjoy my 7th appearance on this fun and informative podcast, you can play this fresh episode in the embedded player below.

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    Recorded on January 7, 2022, with me using Telegram for Windows to join the TBP crew.

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    SHOW NOTES

    Broken up into sections below.

    EV Bad News

    Various pieces of not so great EV news.

    https://twitter.com/EVClubCT/status/1479115534318780418

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    Such "market adjustments" happen at some EV dealerships across the country too, not just Ford.
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/1/d/e/2PACX-1vQQEE7PkMhOPoiqL1KoMouCTk6ZJEHRdAW6ecBhV3CWiaB5QOQSH6WR-sariF-KZmmoL9oAM4K_gtaY/pubhtml
    https://electrek.co/2021/12/30/ford-dealers-taking-advantage-strong-demand-f150-lightning-marking-up @ElectrekCo

    for more takes on this, see also
    https://torquenews.com/3769/dealers-reportedly-slapping-big-markups-new-ford-lightning-ev-pickups
    https://torquenews.com/1083/huge-dealer-markups-may-not-be-what-they-seem
    @torquenewsauto

    https://twitter.com/paulbraren/status/1479274502240579585

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    Sadly, some recent challenges in the EV transition:

    Lucid
    https://torquenews.com/15975/lucid-air-customer-deliveries-are-being-delayed-fit-and-finish-parts-issue @torquenewsauto

    Rivian
    https://reuters.com/markets/europe/rivian-delays-deliveries-pickup-suv-with-big-battery-packs-2023-2021-12-28 @Reuters

    Dealership markup shenanigans affecting many Ford Lightning & other EV reservation holders @EVClubCT

    EV Good News

    Ford

    Ford suggests no-resale clauses to prevent F-150 Lightning flipping, warns dealers against market adjustments
    https://driveteslacanada.ca/news/ford-suggests-no-resale-clauses-to-prevent-f-150-lightning-flipping-warns-dealers-against-market-adjustments

    New EVs coming in 2022

    The 18 Best EVs Coming in 2022
    https://www.wired.com/story/18-best-evs-coming-in-2022

    Hyundai

    Hyundai reportedly stops developing new combustion engines (updated)
    The automaker may be accelerating its transition to EVs.
    https://www.engadget.com/hyundai-gas-engine-development-shutdown-174556919.html

    Stellantis (Chevrolet)

    Stellantis announces Ram ProMaster electric delivery van deal with Amazon
    https://driveteslacanada.ca/news/stellantis-announces-ram-electric-delivery-van-deal-with-amazon

    Audi, Bolinger, Cadillac, Canoo, Fisker, Subaru, Toyota

    Much news from CES and other sources recently on all of these.

    BMW

    BMW Theater Screen | FIRST DEMO & Soon Coming to New 7 Series
    https://youtu.be/hNTTXG1mmxc
    31" TV in the back seat

    BMW debuts its new color-changing paint technology at CES: E Ink
    It’s black, it’s white
    https://www.theverge.com/2022/1/5/22867090/bmw-color-changing-paint-electric-car-ces

    Sony

    Sony pivots into cars with Sony Mobility and a Vision-S SUV prototype at CES 2022
    https://www.theverge.com/2022/1/4/22867818/sony-mobility-cars-vision-prototype-ces-2022
    (link from Borko via Telegram chat)

    Rivian

    Rivian R1T Wins Again: Edmunds Top Rated Editors' Choice Award
    The R1T electric pickup truck is racking up the awards, and it paints a clear picture of the automotive future.
    https://insideevs.com/news/554798/rivian-r1t-edmunds-editors-choice

    BrightDrop

    https://www.gobrightdrop.com

    Tesla

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    Giga Austin: Is This Tesla Model Y Body For A Structural Pack?
    https://insideevs.com/news/557496/giga-austin-tesla-modely-body @InsideEVs

    Some 2022 Model Ys shipping with MCU3 (AMD Ryzen)
    https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads/some-2022-model-ys-shipping-with-mcu3-amd-ryzen.251958

    Tesla to Likely Offer AMD Ryzen Processor Retrofit for Model 3 & Y Later this Year
    https://www.tesmanian.com/blogs/tesmanian-blog/tesla-will-likely-offer-a-retrofit-of-amd-ryzen-processor-for-model-3-y-later-this-year

    Tesla owner’s manual hints ventilated seats may come to the Model 3/Y
    https://driveteslacanada.ca/model-3/tesla-owners-manual-hints-ventilated-seats-model-3-y

    2022 Model 3, Model Y to Also Get Heated Windshield Wipers
    https://teslanorth.com/2021/12/10/2022-model-3-model-y-to-also-get-heated-windshield-wipers/

    Full list of updates in 2022 Tesla Model 3 and Model Y uncovered – new in-cabin radar, upcoming UI changes, and much more
    https://driveteslacanada.ca/model-3/full-list-updates-2022-tesla-model-3-and-model-y-uncovered

    Light Show - Mission Impossible sounds and looks great in fog, but the real story is Tesla sharing nerd fun for anyone on github
    https://tinkertry.com/tesla-light-show

    https://twitter.com/aaronbuley/status/1478890549591564292

    Having just hit 3 years and 53,000 miles in my 2018 Tesla Model 3 LR, this amazing stat actually doesn't surprise me. It's by far the best car I've ever driven or owned, and many owners share this same sentiment.

    https://twitter.com/aaronbuley/status/1478890549591564292

    Tesla Model 3 is now the 2nd most purchased new car in the UK.

    Miscellaneous

    Distribution
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    Social

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    Video

    BMWBLOG - Jan 06 2022 - BMW Theater Screen | FIRST DEMO & Soon Coming to New 7 Series
    TinkerTry - Jan 01 2022 - Tesla Light Show - Mission Impossible sounds and looks great in fog
    TinkerTry - Jan 01 2022 - New v11 UI waypoints makes planning multi-stop trips even easier while Tesla Supercharging at 251 kW
    TinkerTry - Dec 22 2021 - Connecticut's Inductive Autoworks Reincarnates Classic Gas Cars As Practical EVs Even Purists Love
    Munro Live - Meet up in Boston - Jan 03 2022 - Tesla Model S Plaid Road Trip: EP 7
    Munro Live - Jun 11 2021 - Mach-E Thermal System Nightmare

    Chat Transcript

    Borko, [1/7/2022 6:59 AM]
    https://www.theverge.com/2022/1/4/22867818/sony-mobility-cars-vision-prototype-ces-2022

    Paul Braren, [1/7/2022 9:05 AM]
    here's a draft of tech breakfast podcast 229 shownotes ideas, https://tinkertry.com/tbp229

    Paul Braren, [1/7/2022 9:06 AM]
    https://www.wfmynews2.com/article/news/local/2-wants-to-know/gas-powered-lawn-equipment-banned-in-ca-by-2024-will-other-states-follow-new-equipment-sold-will-have-to-be-only-electric/83-72bca927-3e09-45e6-9965-fd76b4e3d2d6

    Paul Braren, [1/7/2022 9:06 AM]
    Gas-powered lawn equipment banned in California by 2024: Will other states follow?

    Paul Braren, [1/7/2022 9:07 AM]
    No new gas-powered lawn equipment can be sold in California as of 2024.

    Aaron Buley, [1/7/2022 9:13 AM]
    https://www.caranddriver.com/news/g29994375/future-electric-cars-trucks/

    Aaron Buley, [1/7/2022 9:13 AM]
    long list of expected EVs in the near future

    Aaron Buley, [1/7/2022 9:13 AM]
    even Jeep Wrangler!

    Paul Braren, [1/7/2022 9:14 AM]
    https://www.theverge.com/2022/1/5/22867090/bmw-color-changing-paint-electric-car-ces

    Aaron Buley, [1/7/2022 9:17 AM]
    https://www.gobrightdrop.com/

    Aaron Buley, [1/7/2022 9:27 AM]
    https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a38674592/sony-vision-s-02-specs-revealed/

    Paul Braren, [1/7/2022 9:27 AM]
    https://evclubct.com/cheapr-posts-lowest-numbers-of-the-year-in-november/ (so yes, $42K for cap on getting EV rebates), it's SOO frustrating

    Paul Braren, [1/7/2022 9:29 AM]
    However, I politely suggest changes to the last sentence of the first paragraph
    As it currently stands, the rebate program excludes several popular vehicle models.
    perhaps should read more like:
    As it currently stands, the rebate program excludes the 1st, 2nd, and 4th most popular electric vehicle models currently sold in the US.
    Sources - https://www.caranddriver.com/features/g36278968/best-selling-evs-of-2021
    https://insideevs.com/news/553972/us-bev-sales-october-2021/

    Paul Braren, [1/7/2022 9:30 AM]
    Ford Mustang Mach-E, Standard Range (230 miles), MSRP $43,895
    Ford Mustang Mach-E, Long Range (305 miles), MSRP $52,775

    Tesla Model 3, Standard Range (267 miles), MSRP $46,490
    Tesla Model 3, Long Range (334 miles), MSRP $52,490

    Tesla Model Y, Long Range (330 miles), MSRP $58,990

    Aaron Buley, [1/7/2022 9:31 AM]
    https://www.usdebtclock.org/

    Paul Braren, [1/7/2022 9:34 AM]
    https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/05/business/mercedes-fire-risk/index.html Mercedes warns 800,000 drivers of potential fire risk

    Paul Braren, [1/7/2022 9:34 AM]
    https://www.theverge.com/2021/10/12/22722317/chevy-bolt-recall-paid-lg-electronics-gm-costs#:~:text=Last%20August%2C%20GM%20announced%20that,LG%20Chem%20cells%20found%20inside.

    Paul Braren, [1/7/2022 9:37 AM]
    https://youtu.be/C1dQtlrI7uU

    Paul Braren, [1/7/2022 9:38 AM]
    "We don’t know if this all leads to actually taking a Sony-brand car for a spin someday, but clearly, it has a vision for the autonomous, electric future that it’s pursuing. “We are exploring a commercial launch of Sony’s EV,” said Kenichiro Yoshida, the company’s chairman, president, and CEO. That exploration will apparently find out how a “creative entertainment company” can “redefine mobility.”"

    Paul Braren, [1/7/2022 9:38 AM]
    -TheVerge

    Paul Braren, [1/7/2022 9:49 AM]
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/1/d/e/2PACX-1vQQEE7PkMhOPoiqL1KoMouCTk6ZJEHRdAW6ecBhV3CWiaB5QOQSH6WR-sariF-KZmmoL9oAM4K_gtaY/pubhtml

    Paul Braren, [1/7/2022 9:50 AM]
    per what Aaron's talking about now https://twitter.com/EVClubCT/status/1479115534318780418
    Such "market adjustments" happen at some EV dealerships across the country too, not just Ford.
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/1/d/e/2PACX-1vQQEE7PkMhOPoiqL1KoMouCTk6ZJEHRdAW6ecBhV3CWiaB5QOQSH6WR-sariF-KZmmoL9oAM4K_gtaY/pubhtml
    https://electrek.co/2021/12/30/ford-dealers-taking-advantage-strong-demand-f150-lightning-marking-up @ElectrekCo

    Paul Braren, [1/7/2022 9:50 AM]
    Tyler

    Paul Braren, [1/7/2022 9:50 AM]
    and I

    Paul Braren, [1/7/2022 9:51 AM]
    https://twitter.com/paulbraren/status/1479275228664582148

    Paul Braren, [1/7/2022 10:03 AM]
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/1/d/e/2PACX-1vQQEE7PkMhOPoiqL1KoMouCTk6ZJEHRdAW6ecBhV3CWiaB5QOQSH6WR-sariF-KZmmoL9oAM4K_gtaY/pubhtml

    Paul Braren, [1/7/2022 10:07 AM]
    https://tinkertry.com/tesla-light-show

    Aaron Buley, [1/7/2022 10:10 AM]
    Tyler, you're talking about https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1578275/


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