Cleantech Talk show

Cleantech Talk

Summary: CleanTechnica Director Zachary Shahan discusses cleantech news and original analyses with investment experts and top researchers.

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 Life With Electric Cars — Tesla Model S, Nissan LEAF, Jaguar I-PACE, & More | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:43:14

Our local Tesla Shuttle arm in Poland has been operating for over a year. One of our co-founders, Tomek Gać, has also had a Nissan LEAF for years and he recently test drove the new Nissan LEAF and the Jaguar I-PACE. We decided to have a long chat about our experiences with the Tesla Model S, some of our experiences with Tesla Shuttle (which is now in operation in Europe and the USA), how the new Nissan LEAF & Jaguar I-PACE compare to Tesla vehicles, and how adequate they may be for "average people" — not just EV fanatics.

 EV Incentives, with Paul Scott (Cleantech Talk Today #10) | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:31:01

EV leader/legend Paul Scott talks with CleanTechnica for Cleantech Talk Today #10. We cover the US federal tax credit for EVs, California's $2,500 EV rebate, and unfortunate US politics today with Republicans guiding our ship toward a giant iceberg followed by a flaming crater of hell.

 Tesla Sales, EV Sales In Europe & China, & Next-Gen Batteries! (Cleantech Talk Today #9) | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:40:58

Tesla had more news, as usual. We also had a lot of fun talking about the Chinese and European EV markets. And then: The Batteries.

 BMW i3 Joins CleanTechnica (Cleantech Talk Today #8) | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:36:01

A BMW i3 REx joins the CleanTechnica EV family. Kyle Field, Nicolas Zart, and Zach Shahan chat about the pros and cons of the BMW i3 versus the Tesla Model S (which both Kyle and Zach have owned), the Tesla Model 3, and some other electric cars.

 Tesla Truck, Alta Motors Electric Dirt Bike, Melting Like Nacho Cheese (Cleantech Talk Today #7) | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:31:34

In this episode, Kyle Field, Nicolas Zart, and Zach Shahan talk about the Tesla pickup truck that Tesla seems to be designing in earnest now, awesome electric dirt bikes from Alta Motors, Jaguar's growing electrification plans, and Volvo's fully electric XC40 CUV. Listen now!

 Zero Motorcycles, Jaguar Electric Boat, Tesla Model 3 Road Trip, & EV Charging For The Masses | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:27:54

Nicolas Zart and Zach Shahan chat about Zero Motorcycles, electric motorcycles, a record-fast Jaguar electric boat, a Tesla Model 3 road trip, a superb EV charging solution for parking garages, & EV charging for the masses.

 Jaguar I-PACE, Space Invader, And ... Elon Musk (Cleantech Talk Today #5) | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:18:24

Nicolas Zart and Zach Shahan chat about the Jaguar I-PACE, Jaguar, the Volvo Polestar brand, Elon Musk, Tesla, and Space Invader!

 Record-Low Solar In USA, Mercedes Electric Cars, EV Startups — Cleantech Talk Today #4 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:41:40

In this episode, Nicolas Zart and Zach Shahan discuss the Mercedes EQ sub-brand, electric car startups, and new stunningly low-priced solar power bids in the USA.

 Tesla Disruption, CATL EV Batteries, Kitty Hawk (Cleantech Talk Today #3) | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:37:17

Nicolas Zart and Zach Shahan talk Tesla Model 3 disruption, Tesla time vs legacy automaker time, Elon Musk, EV batteries, Chinese EV battery giant CATL, the Jaguar I-PACE, and legacy automakers — plus a couple of offbeat surprises. As always, you can watch this episode on Facebook:

 Tesla Marketing, Tesla Model 3 Battery Production, Tesla Battery Recycling (Cleantech Talk Today #2) | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:33:31

For the second episode of a daily Cleantech Talk Today show, Nicolas Zart and I talked about Tesla marketing, Tesla Model 3 battery production, Tesla battery recycling, and some other highlights from Tesla's annual shareholder meeting. But that was just to kick off the show. We also discussed the ongoing insanity of fossil fuel subsidies & politics. On a slightly more positive note, we discussed high-speed rail and a cool new Texas bullet train that connects to Amtrak. Of course, the US rail story is not super uplifting, but it was good to talk about a bit of progress. We ended our chatting with a long back & forth on wireless EV charging, BMW's leadership (more or less) in bringing a car to market that comes with wireless EV charging, and the super odd fact that it's a plug-in hybrid with a relatively small battery.

 Tesla Model 3 motors, safety, & innovation (Cleantech Talk Today #1) | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 00:19:20

Nicolas Zart and I have been thinking for months about an idea of doing a daily chat about cleantech news. We finally kicked this off. In this chat, we talked about Tesla Model 3 safety a bit. We highlighted the odd Canadian news about the government buying a Kinder Morgan pipeline, a topic we've had a couple more op-eds discussing since my chat with Nicolas. A couple of other quick notes were about Zipcar adding 325 Volkswagen e-Golfs to its London fleet and a 96-year-old auto mechanic and racing legend falling in love with his new Tesla Model 3. We spent the most time, though, discussing innovation at Tesla, Tesla Model 3 motors, Tesla batteries, and Tesla's unique over-the-air updates (unique for the auto world, that is).

 How Cities Can Support, Promote, and Lead On Electric Transport | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:13:55

In this podcast, we discuss the roles cities can play in supporting, stimulating, advancing, and benefiting from e-mobility. The discussion relates to our new report, "Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure: Guidelines For Cities." To learn more, go to:

 Why EV Charging Leadership is Critical for Cities | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:09:13

Electric mobility is critical for cities to promote and stimulate because it solves insane public health crises, is great for business, and can be a key part of a transition into a smart city future. Listen and learn more here:

 EV Charging Guidelines for Cities — Why & Where The Idea Came From | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:12:26

Today a new contribution to the electrification of European transport was launched at the TEN-T Days conference. The paper, "Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure: Guidelines for Cities," draws on the experience and expertise from a wide range of professionals in electric vehicle charging infrastructure development to provide specific and actionable information for European city officials trying to plan and procure electric vehicle charging infrastructure. This podcast explains why cities should pay attention to this topic now and get planning. It also tells about the initial stimulus for this project. Listen and learn more here:

 Reinventing The Wheel, Resurrecting Faraday Future, & Japan's H2 Play (Cleantech Talk #49) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:27:50

Episode #49 of Cleantech Talk is here! In this episode, we talk about reinventing the wheel, a Faraday Future maybe-resurrection, and Japan’s logical hots for hydrogen.


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