This week on the Electrek Podcast, we discuss the most popular news in the world of sustainable transport and energy, including Tesla seeing its order rate surge over gas prices, more Model 3 and Model Y price increases, the VW ID.Buzz unveiling, and more.
Here are a few of the articles that we will discuss during the podcast:
00:40 Tesla (TSLA) order rate is surging in the US as gas prices are turning people toward electric cars
8:00 Tesla increases prices of long-range versions of Model 3 and Model Y as nickel prices surge
14:40 Elon Musk says drill for oil, but he should worry more about nickel prices skyrocketing
16:50 Tesla sends Powerwalls to Ukraine, expands free Supercharging, and gives up to 3 months of pay to employees going back to fight
19:15 Tesla produces video showing how to use Powerwall as mobile power station after sending a load of them to Ukraine
23:50 Tesla confirms deliveries of German-built Model Ys are starting on March 22
25:36 Elon Musk officially asks court to terminate the SEC’s policing of his Tesla tweets
27:54 VW launches iconic ‘ID.Buzz’ EV, but does this incarnation of the Microbus inspire the same love?
34:18 Rivian announces Q4 results: loses $2.4 billion, revises production to 25,000 EVs in 2022