Sam Arons from Lyft talks to Robert about their sustainability efforts
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AVID Learning: EV & AV Technology
AVID Learning: EV & AV Technology
AVID Technology
#63 | Interview - Dr Jerry Barker, Founder & CTO Faradion
For this episode of the AVID Learning podcast Ryan Maughan talks to renowned battery expert Dr Jerry Barker Founder and CTO of Faradion, leaders in Sodium Ion battery technology. Jerry tells us about his background in lithium battery development stretching back to lithium metal technology and through the emergence of Lithium Ion up to the present day where Jerry is working on exciting new developments in Sodium Ion battery tech. Jerry has spent almost 40 years working on advanced battery technology having carried out his PhD investigations in novel electrode materials back in 1981. He was also Director of Materials Research at battery pioneers Valence Technology from 1992 to 2005. This wealth of experience makes Jerry generally regarded as one of the leading experts in the field. Jerry and Ryan discuss this exciting history and how he came to be working on Sodium Ion technology and where Jerry sees this fitting in the market in the future. Jerry Barker LinkedIn profile - Faradion corporate website - Ryan Maughan LinkedIn profile - AVID Technology website - Follow AVID on social media: Facebook - LinkedIn - Twitter -
1 hr 3 min
EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
EV News Daily
Ford’s Plan To Use VW’s EV Platform In Europe
Wanna split £100? You get £50 free AND save money on 100% green electricity by moving to Octopus Energy. Plus I get £50 to support this podcast but ONLY if you do it by using my unique referral code. I moved to Octopus recently and had been putting it off for ages, but I kicked myself for not doing it sooner, as it’s literally a 5 minute job to give them your details. Click here: On today’s podcast: * Tesla Models S & X Get Pricier In Europe * Reuters Exclusive: LG Chem To Double China Battery Capacity * Berlin Model Y Might Not Be Only 4680 Cells. * Tesla Supercharger Network Could Be Opened To Other Ev Brands In China * New Hyundai E-GMP Platform * Ford Mustang Mach-E Gt Performance Edition * Volkswagen Ceases Motorsport To Spend On Evs * Ford To Convert Cologne Factory For MEB Based EV Production Show #941 Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Wednesday 2nd December. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to for helping make this show, they’ve built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It’s a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. TESLA MODELS S & X GET PRICIER IN EUROPE "Tesla has increased prices significantly for the next European batch of Model S and Model X vehicles. It is sparking rumors of a refresh." says electrek: "Tesla owners across Europe are reporting that the automaker updated its online configurator with an important price increase across the board. Model 3 is seeing a smaller price increase between €500 to €1,000, but Model S and Model X are seeing much larger price increases. Prices vary in different markets, but the price of both vehicles is roughly €5,000 ($6,000 USD) more expensive after the update. In Germany, the Model S now starts about €82,000 or the equivalent of $98,000 USD." These are cars arriving March 2021. Could it be 4680 cells from pilot line? Surely not. But the numbers of sales of S & X are small enough. 17,000 combined in Q3 produced. 1,700,000kWH of cells. That's 1.7GWh of batteries a quarter. Pilot line will run 10GWh but be used to make Model Y in Berlin. So, unlikely. Plus long term battery supply contracts with Panasonic for the 18650 cells. More likely a cosmetic refresh to bring in line some of the supply chains and commonality of parts used across the range. And I'd love to see them more premium. REUTERS EXCLUSIVE: LG CHEM TO DOUBLE CHINA BATTERY CAPACITY "South Korea’s LG Chem Ltd plans to more than double production capacity of battery cells it makes in China for Tesla Inc electric vehicles (EV) next year, sources said, to keep up with its U.S. client’s growth in the biggest car market." reports Reuters: "The firm, a supplier for Tesla’s Shanghai-built Model 3, will also ship its increased output from China as well as Korea to Tesla’s factories in Germany and the United States, said two people with knowledge of the matter, signalling an increased role in the supply chain of the world’s leading EV manufacturer. The plan comes as Tesla, LG Chem’s primary customer, scrambles to secure cells as part of an aggressive global production expansion plan, as it targets soaring demand fanned by governments promoting EVs to curb air pollution. LG Chem has already added production lines in South Korea this year mainly to meet demand from Tesla’s U.S. plant, the people said. Moreover, the automaker has asked Japan’s Panasonic Corp - which supplies the U.S. plant" Annual capacity could be running at 250,000 Model Y a year by the end of 2021. This new production from LG, and their 17 production lines in Nanjing, could make enough cells for 323,000 MOdel Y's. BERLIN MODEL Y MIGHT NOT BE ONLY 4680 CELLS. From the same report: "LG Chem’s China factory will also initially supply battery cells for Tesla vehicles in Berlin when production there begins, the person said. The automaker needs permission should it want to make its own cells locally." TESLA SUPERCHARGER NETWORK COULD BE OPENED TO OTHER EV BRANDS IN CHINA "Tesla China VP Grace Tao recently shared a rather interesting update on the electric car maker’s Supercharger ramp in the country. While speaking at an online forum, the executive remarked that Tesla China is open to the idea of opening up its Supercharger Network to other electric car makers in the country" according to Teslarati:"If Tesla opens its Supercharger Network to other carmakers in China, Tao noted that the non-Tesla EVs would have to be certified first. She did not announce a timeframe for such a project, though her remarks do come on the heels of an announcement about a Supercharger plant in the country. " NEW HYUNDAI E-GMP PLATFORM Hyundai Motor Group reveals E-GMP, its first dedicated BEV platform, for next-generation BEV line-up BEVs based on E-GMP can provide range over 500km on a full charge (WLTP) and be charged up to 80% within 18 minutes through high-speed charging Components optimize driving dynamics and safety, and maximize cabin space Integrated Power Electric system includes world's first multi-charging (400V/800V) and bi-directional power conversion function Platform modularization and standardization enable rapid and flexible development depending on customer needs Maximizing development flexibility through modularization and standardization Hyundai Motor Group plans to introduce 23 BEV models and sell 1 million BEV units worldwide by 2025 "Unlike previous BEVs, which only accept one-way charging, the E-GMP's charging system is more flexible. The E-GMP's newly developed Integrated Charging Control Unit (ICCU) enables a new vehicle-to-load (V2L) function, which can additionally discharge energy from the vehicle battery without additional components." FORD MUSTANG MACH-E GT PERFORMANCE EDITION "Based on the GT trim, the Performance Edition is powered by two electric motors that make 480 horsepower and a pickup-like 634 pound-feet of torque. For comparison, the regular Mach-E GT posts 480 and 600, respectively. Those figures lower its zero-to-60-mph time to 3.5 seconds" says Autoblog: "Performance Edition gains 19-inch front rotors gripped by Brembo calipers, a sportier MagneRide suspension also offered on the two-door Mustang, a specific gray grille, and 20-inch wheels painted black. Inside, the passengers are treated to front sport seats and aluminum-look trim on the dashboard. The GT starts at $62,700 before government incentives." VOLKSWAGEN CEASES MOTORSPORT TO SPEND ON EVS "The German manufacturer decided last year to cease factory support of all programmes using an internal combustion engine, instead putting a "clear emphasis on fully electric racing cars". However, a day after Audi went public with its decision to quit Formula E as a works entry at the end of the 2020/21 season, VW has now canned all of its motorsport projects." says MOtor1: "According to a statement, this move comes as "part of the company's realignment". The 169 employers of the VW Motorsport GmbH division will be integrated into the wider Volkswagen AG networ" FORD TO CONVERT COLOGNE FACTORY FOR MEB BASED EV PRODUCTION "Ford recently selected its factory in Köln, known to English speakers as Cologne, to produce the first Ford branded electric car to use the MEB chassis." says CleanTechnica: "The plan is to launch the MEB based vehicle in 2023. Over the…
20 min
Podcast: Tesla Model S/X refresh rumors, TSLA to the moon, new electric pickup, and more
This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including new rumors of a Tesla Model S and Model X refresh, TSLA stock is going to the moon, a possible new electric pickup, and more. Sponsored by Electrify America: Discover all the new and innovative ways that Electrify America is providing freedom for electric vehicle drivers at 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. The show is back live every Friday at 4 p.m. ET on Electrek’s YouTube channel. As a reminder, we’ll have an accompanying post, like this one, on the site with an embedded link to the live stream. Head to the YouTube channel to get your questions and comments in. After the show ends at around 5 p.m. ET, the video will be archived on YouTube and the audio on all your favorite podcast apps: * Apple Podcasts * Spotify * Overcast * Pocket Casts * Castro * RSS We now have a Patreon if you want to help us to avoid more ads and invest more in our content. We have some awesome gifts for our Patreons and more coming. Here are a few of the articles that we will discuss during the podcast today: * Tesla increases prices on next EU batch of Model S and Model X —sparking refresh rumors * Tesla (TSLA) surges to new highs, valuation now reaching close to half a trillion dollars * Tesla Semi electric truck to have up to 621 miles of range, says Elon Musk * Elon Musk talks new Tesla model to be designed in Europe: likely a small electric hatchback * Tesla’s first full battery cell factory will produce up to 250 GWh — roughly the current world capacity * Tesla boosts Model S range again, now beating Lucid Air * Tesla Model X gets hacked through new relay attack, Tesla says it is pushing a patch * Tesla recalls over 9,000 Model X SUVs over small pieces that can detach while driving * Tesla recalls 437 Model Y SUVs over loose bolt in steering control * Tesla is now under NHTSA scrutiny over Model S/X suspension after disputing recall in China * Ford Mustang Mach-E delivers on EPA range with up to 300 miles * VW ID.4 electric SUV gets official EPA range: 250 miles * GM drops out of Trump’s lawsuit against California’s emission rules in suspiciously opportunistic move * Nissan is looking to build electric Titan with the help of a little-known electric pickup startup Here’s the live stream for today’s episode starting at 4 p.m. ET (or the video after 5 p.m. ET):
1 hr 11 min
Our Ludicrous Future
Our Ludicrous Future
Joe Scott, Tim Dodd and Ben Sullins
SpaceX Sends Humans to Space, Tesla 2021 Model Y, Arecibo is in Trouble - Ep 111
Be one of the first 1000 people to sign up at and get a free trial of Skillshare Premium Be one of the first 20 people to sign up and get 20% off Premium at   Joe, Tim, and Ben talk about SpaceX successfully launching 4 astronauts on Crew-1, the updates to Tesla Model Y, and Arecibo Telescope is getting decommissioned Read more from the articles we referenced: crew-1 launch - Arecibo Decommissioned - ARCA will change space!.... (not) - Tesla Model Y Updates to Match Model 3 - TSLA in S&P 500 - eMMC failure woahs - SN8 gets spicier and ruins and engine? - Slanty Booster B1061.1 - #whydonttheyjust by @Nerfariusl on Twitter - --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. --- Send in a voice message:
1 hr 37 min
Quick Charge | Electrek
Quick Charge | Electrek
Quick Charge Podcast: December 1, 2020
Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn, and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday and again on Saturday. Subscribe to our podcast in Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast player to guarantee new episodes are delivered as soon as they’re available. Stories we discuss in this episode (with links): * Elon Musk: Tesla (TSLA) is open to merging with other automakers after valuation surge to record high * Elon Musk wants Tesla to focus on profits or warns that TSLA will fall like ‘soufflé under a sledgehammer’ * Tesla (TSLA) turns to Cybertruck reservation holders in end-of-year delivery push * Tesla Gigafactory Texas starts to take shape in rush to increase Model Y production * VW CEO reveals ‘Mission T’ to ‘catch up with Tesla’ as he faces vote of confidence * Ford upgrades Mustang Mach-E top performance with impressive 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds * Lucid completes factory construction, aims to ramp up to 400,000 electric cars per year * EGEB: World’s first hydrogen fuel cell train is approved in Austria * This software is ramping up remote solar and storage design * New conversion kit turns mountain bikes into electric snowmobiles Sponsored by Electrify America: Discover all the new and innovative ways that Electrify America is providing freedom for electric vehicle drivers at Want to see the face behind the voice? Watch the YouTube Version Here: Electrek Daily Channel Follow Mikey: Twitter @Mikey_Electric Listen & Subscribe: * Apple Podcasts * Spotify * TuneIn Share your thoughts! Drop us a line at You can also rate us in Apple Podcasts or recommend us in Overcast to help more people discover the show!
8 min
How To F#€k Up An Airport
How To F#€k Up An Airport
Radio Spaetkauf
Rent Freeze #3: Don't Spend It
This month residents of Berlin should experience the biggest collective rent reduction in history. About 340,000 residents - one in six - may be eligible for a rent cut under the Mietendeckel, Berlin’s radical new housing policy. But landlords are doing their best to stop it. On November 23 landlords must reduce rents to regulation levels or face fines of €500,000. Tenants can check if they're paying too much at this website: And they can cheating landlords to the city government here: Anyone who gets a rent reduction should save the money, as they might have to pay it back. The Mietendeckel is being challenged in Germany's constitutional court, with a ruling expected in mid-2021. Jöran Mandik explains the court process - and the judges' red robes. Furnished flats are not exempt from the Mietendeckel. But some companies are offering a buy-and-lease-back service model to help landlords get around the law. Tenants are told they have no choice but to rent both the flat and the furniture together. Other tricks include renting expensive basements, parking spaces and coworking desks inside their flat. Double contracts have become standard: residents are offered two prices - a lower one that matches the rent freeze legislation, and a higher one they'll have ot pay if the law is later ruled unconstitutional. Such double contracts are most likely legal and enforceable, says rental expert Daniel Halmer from (formerly Wenigermiete). But they could still be challenged using the Mietpriesbremse law, an older regulation which limits rent prices under some conditions. What's the effect of the rent freeze so far? If you already have an apartment, the rent freeze appears to be working as expected. If you’re looking for an apartment, things are tougher due to landlords restricting supply. A study by the ZIA found average rental prices have sunk by 5.7% in the first half of 2020. But availability has also fallen by about 50%, as property owners withhold empty flats from the market. For new flats built after 2014 - which are exempt from the Mietendeckel - prices are up 7.5%, and availability has increased by 18%, according to real estate portal ImmobilienScout24. Swedish property management company Heimstaden Bostat isn't deterred by the rent freeze. The company is trying to purchase about 130 buildings with almost 4000 apartments at a cost of €830 million. Heimstaden told us they had factored the rental regulations into their financial planning. Researcher Christoph Trautwetter recently produced a report called 'Who Owns Berlin' for the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung. He debunks the myth that warned the Mietendeckel would scare investors away. "There is an excess of capital looking to invest under any condition, and ready to accept the Mietendeckel as a condition to invest in Berlin," Trautwetter said. You can read his report here: Next up on this series - who is to blame for Berlin's lack of new properties? We'll also hear from small-time landlords who face financial ruin under the rent freeze. Rent Freeze is produced and presented by Joel Dullroy, Maisie Hitchcock, Jöran Mandik and Daniel Stern. Music by Tom Evans. Artwork by Jim Avignon. Produced in partnership with RadioEins, Berlin's public broadcaster. Support us with a donation!
41 min
I'll Drink to That! Wine Talk
I'll Drink to That! Wine Talk
Levi Dalton
IDTT Wine 481: Wine Before and After the Genocide
Zorik Gharibian is the founder of the Zorah winery, in the Vayots Dzor region of southern Armenia. Zorik discusses the long history of wine production in Armenia, referencing evidence that wine was made in Armenia in the Copper Age (about 6,000 years ago). He talks about the grape remnants and clay storage jars that have been found from that time. And he discusses other wine related finds in Armenia, in both the pre-Christian era and later. Zorik then explains why a hundred year gap occured in the dry wine production of Armenia, and he talks about the situation for wine as he found it in Armenia in the late 1990s. Zorik explains his rationale for beginning his own winery in Armenia, and talks about the different winemaking regions of Armenia. He gives special emphasis to the area that he chose to base his production in, Vayots Dzor. He talks about the native grape family of that region, which is known as Areni, and his experiences with planting a new Areni vineyard. That is contrasted with his comments about a much older vineyard of Areni, which he also works with. Both vineyards are own-rooted, as phylloxera is not present in the region. Zorik also talks about the amphora clay containers that housed wine in Armenia in ancient times, and which he uses today as well. He gives his explanation for why he chose to mature his Areni wine in amphora - known as Karas in Armenia - as opposed to wooden barriques. And he relates details about his search to find amphora that were already existing in Armenia and which he could use, as well as to develop production of new amphora there today. He further gives a summary of the drinking habits of his surrounding region in Armenia, and an outlook on what it is like working in Armenia today. This episode also features commentary from: Katherine Moore, Union Square Wines Lee Campbell, Early Mountain Vineyards Conrad Reddick, Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa
57 min
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