TT 200 - Wow 200!

June 06, 2021 FOOLYBOO Season 6
TT 200 - Wow 200!
Show Notes

Electric Vehicle Growth: the brands, consumers, and EV public opinion trends in 2021 (Interesting, the social media side of EV adoption)

  • Online interest in EVs has more than doubled in the past year & “social chatter” has grown 5-fold per Pulsar TRAC (a social media data aggregator)
  • They analyzed over 300k posts & articles authored in the US and UK between Feb 15 – Apr 5, across social and news platforms including Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, TikTok, Amazon
  • Search queries beginning with ‘can…’ 
    • can they tow? 
    • will they catch fire?
    • Can they charge at home?
    • Can they use the HOV lanes?

  • at-home charging stations emerge time after time as a key point of discussion
  • Compared to the non-Tesla EV audience, people talking about Tesla are younger, more male, and American.
  • brands only making EVs make up almost 45% of the total brand conversation

UK: Royal Mail Fully Electrifies Its First Delivery Office (a short story)

  • 100% electric delivery fleet… at a single UK post office
  • 23 formerly diesel vans replaced with
  • Peugeot e-Expert mid-size vans
  • The electricity for powering the office and for charging the vehicles is from 100% renewable sources

What OS version are you rockin’?

Versions of all Tesla updates here:

  • Mel 
    • Model S = 2019.16.2 ??
    • Model 3 = 2020.48.35.11 ??
    • Model X = ??
    • Model Y = 2021.4.6 ??
  • Tom 
    • Model 3 = 2021.4.18
  • Robert   
    • 2020 Model 3 = 2021.4.18 (4 versions, all bug fixes improvements?!?) as of 06/05/2021
  • Joel 
    • In transition...

TESLA,THE STOCK & EV STORIES“Hey SIRI, what’s Tesla’s stock price?”

Tesla Cybertruck UI patent hints at 610-mile range, eye tracking mirror adjustments (a bit more after touching on this last show, wanted to get Tom & Mel’s input) 

  • Recall the tri-motor Cybertruck was announced with 500+ miles of EPA estimated range, in a series of images in a US Patent Office document we see a range of 610 miles!

  • Images also reveal a much richer User Interface with pitch and clearance data, torque at each wheel
  • eye tracking technology to adjust the vehicle’s mirrors, as well 
  • an air conditioning system that tracks passengers for optimum climate control. 
  • Several images from the patent also hint at the Cybertruck pulling a 20,000-pound trailer, as well as 20 inches of suspension travel.
  • There are more details of the pop-up camper with an int
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