TALKING TESLA

TT 197: Electronic Vechiles!

March 23, 2021 FOOLYBOO Season 6
TALKING TESLA
TT 197: Electronic Vechiles!
Show Notes

The usual silliness. 

Tesla’s 62 stall Santa Monica V3 Supercharger hits speed bump, LA housing crisis takes priority

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-supercharger-v3-santa-monica-emergency-interim-zoning-ordinance/

  • Recall the project, the largest V3 Supercharger station in the world with 62-stalls, solar canopies, battery backup and customer restrooms was approved by the Planning Commission on March 3rd
  • The final approval by the City Council however took a u-turn for a cliff.
  • Why? Housing.
  • Santa Monica and Los Angeles is in the midst of a housing crisis with high rents and undersupply 
  • The housing crunch occupied much of the Planning Commissioner’s debate, discussed 2-shows ago; commissioners wanted Tesla to build housing units on top of the super chargers.
  • Noelani Derickson of Tesla responded “Tesla is a car manufacturer, we’re not in the housing business.
  • The Supercharger project has been included in an Emergency Interim Zoning Ordinance for potential housing in Los Angeles.
  • The city is working to change rules governing housing project density & profitability leading to more construction.
  • In the end City Council actions will likely lead to the project’s demise, but what can you do?
  • There are almost 1,000 Tesla owners in Santa Monica, if they wrote to the Santa Monica City Council


Plot Twist: Elon Musk Just Had Tesla Launch a Social Platform (Don’t think we got to this story before? The story above is why Tesla created this platform)

https://interestingengineering.com/elon-musk-had-tesla-launch-social-platform-engagement 

Tesla launches new social media platform to ‘engage’ its community and promote policies

https://electrek.co/2021/03/05/tesla-launches-new-social-media-platform-engage-community-promote-policies/ 


What’s up with the new Talking Tesla Logo? -Joel

Tesla’s ‘Technoking’ Musk Joins Long Line of Odd Job Titles Other fanciful corporate monikers include chief pillow officer, chief monster maker and chief troublemaker; ‘Master of Coin’

https://apple.news/AfRvXUaGLSkypPj3vBVTXMQ

What OS version are you rockin’

Breaking News:  

Spring sprung, March 20th 

  • The spring Equinox (Vernal Equinox) 
  • The day (twice a year when day time = night time)
  • Beginni
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