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Tesla Model 3 (and others) Will Use Intel for 5G

Tesla Model 3 (and others) Will Use Intel for 5G

– Hey everyone, thanks
for joining me here today on Teslanomics Live. I’m Ben Sullins, I’m
your host and I’m going to be recapping the
biggest Tesla related news from the past week. Also have a few announcements for you and some other cool
stuff that I got to see this past week that I just think is cool and I want to share. First and foremost, I want to just say, I hope everyone pays remembrance today about September 11, 2001, a day that has changed all of our worlds dramatically and to all those that
were lost and everyone just give your thoughts and
prayers to all those people and hope that we never see
anything like that again. And also to those that
are still in the midst of Hurricane Irma and
those that are recovering from Hurricane Harvey,
if you guys please can, donate to whatever charity,
I know the Red Cross is doing a big thing
but I don’t want to push any one particular, but
so, first and foremost, those things, be a good
person, do the right thing, if you have the resources and can. So please, please, please, do that. Next I want to talk about
he referral program. We’re getting up there,
we’re at, officially, 36 percent towards a free Roadster which I’m still shocked, I don’t
know how this is gonna work but it looks like we may get there. If you or anyone you
know is looking to buy a Tesla model S or X, please
share our link with them,, crazy
enough, on the 9th, which was Saturday, five
people used it and I think they were all in Europe, so that’s so cool to see that, not only is it helping us with some cool stuff that we’ll then be able to share with you, but it’s also helping
you get 1,000 bucks off and free supercharging, so,
if you or anyone you know, please share the link, do those things and yeah, we’ll have fun
and see how far we can really push this transition
to sustainable energy. I want to see if we hit
that 50 limit which is kinda where it’s at now, if Tesla
will let us keep going or if they’ll kinda put a limit there. I think it’s in their best
interest to just let it ride, so we’ll see. Also, if you’re watching this
after the fact and you’re confused because it’s
like an hour long video, just know that essentially,
what I do is I’ll have a bunch of different
stories that I cover here and I will put a comment, a
pinned comment to this video, and you can find all
those different stories and just jump straight to that section so, you don’t have to watch the whole thing if you don’t want to,
which I can’t imagine why you wouldn’t want
to but fine, I get it, sometimes that’s just how it is. So, from here I want to jump
over and share something that I found which was
super cool this past weekend at the National Drive Electric week. We had an event here in
San Diego and the event had sponsors, it had
people that were coming in and showing off cars and I’m
going to do a whole video on it, I too, my son down there. Thanks to everyone that
stopped by and said hello. I had about five people
say they watch the channel and I’m always open for
chatting with people whenever you see me out
and about, so please, never hesitate to stop me and say hello if we come across each others paths. So the thing I want to share though was about this company called
Evmatch and you can find them at To be clear they are not
a sponsor but I think it’s something cool that
I wanted to share with you in the event that you
can find this useful. So, I kind of think of it
like Airbnb for charging and the idea here is if
you’re someone like me who has an EV charging
station at their home, you can put it on there
and people can come use it and then they pay for that. You make a couple bucks. I don’t think, you can
set what the rate is, but more importantly,
if you’re a new EV owner or a potential new EV owner
like say a model 3 owner, and you don’t live in a
place where you can charge, whether it be an apartment
complex or a condo unit where you can’t go on and install it, whatever the case may
be, you can use this app to go find places to charge
and there’s quite a few of them. It’s growing and it’s a new
startup out of California that is helping the EV community grow, so I think you should support them. You can see there are all
these different locations. Let me see if I can zoom out. You can see these are just
the San Diego ones here. There’s my zoom. They always hide it. So you can kind of see, there’s San Diego. There’s Orange County. There’s L.A. So it’s growing pretty rapidly. And this is really good news. So I wanted to share because I get a lot of questions from people about, hey, what am I going to
do once I get my Model 3 and I can’t charge? So you have a couple options,
supercharges of course, which you have to pay
for but will be probably the most efficient way to
charge but may be way outside of town, way out of the way. This is another option
for you that’s there. So, check that out. I think that’s a pretty cool thing for ya. All right, so next I want to talk about a rumor that I have and the rumor is, now I’ve gotten rumors
before and so I’m gonna be a little bit cautious here,
instead of calling this like a leak or any kind
of official statement from anyone. What it is is that Intel
will be the provider of the chips for the Model 3, actually for all Tesla’s in the future to give them 5G connectivity. And I’ll read to you the tip that I got. It says that, “Tesla has launched with Intel’s XMM 7272 based cat6 LTE telematics solution. Tesla’s plans to scale the
Model 3 globally which means there is still work to do
for additional operator certs of the XMM 7272 platform
in China and Korea. The XMM 7272 now also has
a good chance to expand into additional Tesla
car models through 2018. Further, the Intel team is
also working to win Tesla’s next generation telematics platform using the XMM 7662 and 5G. Note: Intel is all in on 5G”. And that’s the post that I’m showing you here on the page. “Partnering with Tesla has
been an interesting journey as a new disruptive
automotive manufacturer, Tesla does seem to differ than
most of the auto industry.” We all know that already. “Instead of relying on
traditional third party electronics systems suppliers,
AKA tier ones, Tesla managed the details of this
design integration directly. This required Intel to work very closely with the module partner, Telit as well as Tesla directly and bring
deep technical expertise, innovation, and flexibility
to make this project a success. This engagement with Tesla
has helped Intel learn a lot about bringing their
cellular connectivity technologies to the auto market. With this achievement, Intel is recognized as a legitimate player
in the telematic segment which has otherwise been
dominated by Qualcomm.” San Diego company. “These learnings and a mark
of recognition’s giving Intel the opportunity to compete
with nearly every new automotive telematics RFQ
across a worldwide set of automotive manufacturer’s. BMW, GM, and many others are now in sight and teams continue to
work tirelessly in pursuit of these new automotive customers.” So a couple of things. What this means, it means that Intel will be the provider is what
I’m kind of gathering here and that it’s all about 5G and the reason all that matters is because in order to do self-driving cars, you need
some serious horsepower in the car itself, which we
know a little bit about that. Then you have to have a
ton of data, which they’ve been collecting and have
been doing really good things in terms of the amount
of data that they’re getting should be second to none. Maybe Google is close to them. And then the third thing is
they need a really strong internet connection to
process these kine of things and so it sounds like
that’s what’s going to be happening here. I don’t know if this is already included in the Model 3 or if
this would be something that comes later. I didn’t get all of that info. But there it is. I’m chalking it up as
a rumor, I don’t know. I haven’t seen any official word on this, but it is something that
a little bird told me that is close to Tesla. So there we go, there’s that. The next thing I want to
talk about is something that just came out today which
is the exact reason why I do live shows is because
things with Tesla change so fast. Let me zoom in a little
bit so you can read this. So Tesla is, is installing these new superchargers that are
smaller, you can see an image of one here. I’ll read a little bit about this for you. So it says, “supercharger
stations in urban areas will be installed in
convenient locations including supermarkets, shopping
centers and downtown districts so it’s easy for customers
to charge their car in the time it takes to
grocery shop or run errands. They also have the same
pricing as our existing Superchargers, which is far cheaper than the cost of gasoline”. Yet another nod to get a
new from inventory model S or X which will likely
come with free supercharging or a used model S or X
which will have unlimited supercharging as well because
if these start popping up everywhere, it’s going to
become more and more common that you do use them and
so that’s a pretty good option for everyone,
especially Model 3 people. “Superchargers in urban areas
have a new post design,” you can see there, “that
occupies less space and is easier to install,
making them ideal for dense, highly populated areas. To increase efficiency and
support a high volume of cars, these Superchargers have a
new architecture that delivers a rapid 72 kilowatts of
dedicated power to each car. This means charging speeds are
unaffected by Tesla vehicles plugging into adjacent Superchargers, and results in consistent charging times around 45 to 50 minutes”. So the note right there,
if you’re unfamiliar with how this works, a
supercharger, essentially there’s an A and a B unit
and they’re connected to kind of the same
infrastructure and then if two people are using it at the same time, the speed at which it’s
gonna charge, the kilowatts, that when you see 72 kilowatts,
that’s what that means in speed, it would be reduced
and so that’s because, I guess, the infrastructure
can’t support it or whatever. This is interesting because
not only is it slimmer, smaller, more efficient for
highly density populated areas, but it also will have
a dedicated 72 kilowatts which means you won’t have
that variability anymore which is great. I’m super excited about this. I can’t wait to see one. I rarely use supercharging
and I think that’s the case for most people, they
rarely use supercharging, but if these start popping
up everywhere in convenient locations, really that’s why
most people don’t use them is because they’re far out of the way. Now in certain areas like
L.A. I know has a few that are at malls and things
like that so it’s common there, but a lot of other parts
of the country, in the U.S. Anyways, it’s not like that. The superchargers are out
in the middle of nowhere, hundreds of miles from anything else so, you really don’t use them that often. So this is cool, I’m excited about this. I think that this is a big step forward when it comes to helping the Model 3 folks deal with what’s going
to happen with hundreds and hundreds of new or
thousands of new people on the road potentially
wanted to use superchargers. Okay, next I want to
talk about something that I’m pretty excited about
and this is my new course. So, if you don’t know, I
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comes down to is looking at the world through this lens of data and trying to make it
into digestible stories. And that’s essentially what
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or someone on my team, I have a couple of people
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or we comment on analysis that other people have done. Often you’ll see us share
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about my long for the week. And the long is the thing that I like. So if you follow the
markets and the economy, you hear people talk about
being long on something or being short on something. That’s what I’m talking about here. So my long is the thing I like and it is about this thing right here. This, I don’t know what
you want to call this. This great thing that Tesla did. They issues a software
update to give people extra battery capacity
to flee Hurricane Irma. So I’ll read a little bit,
and this is from Teslarati. It says, “Tesla has issued a surprise over the air software update
to Model S/X 60(D) owners living within Florida’s
Hurricane Irma evacuation zone. Model S/X 60(D) vehicles
with a 75 kWh battery pack that were previously software limited to 210 miles of driving
range per single charge were automatically upgraded to 249 miles, and given temporary access
to the full range capacity of the battery”. So that’s awesome. This is part of the power of Tesla and part of why other
companies do not get it. And still, I argue that
the cars themselves aren’t even the things that
will really keep people engages with Tesla, it’s the fact that it’s a platform and
here is a great example of how that platform
can save peoples lives and really change the world
completely over the air and it’s something that
Tesla didn’t have to do. There would be any major negative news if they hadn’t done this
but this is a great thing and I hope some people were
able to benefit from this as well as a great PR move for Tesla. So this to me isn’t just
about getting good juju with the media, it’s
about showcasing the power of Tesla as a platform
instead of just a vehicle. So, yeah, kudos to you guys for doing such an awesome thing here for all those folks and I hope everyone that
has been affected by it is safe and all that. I haven’t seen the latest updates. As of this morning, I was
heads down doing research here so there you go. Next I want to talk about my short ans so the opposite of my long is my short. The thing I don’t like. And it’s basically Mazda doubling down on fossil fuels. It’s pretty crazy that they
still, I mean literally, every auto maker in the world is racing to try and compete with Tesla
and come up with electric cars and all these things
and we’ll talk about some of those here in a
minute, but it’s crazy to me that Mazda, a company
that actually I think has a great design philosophy
and makes beautiful cars, in fact the lead designer
for Tesla used to be one of the, I think chief designers,
if not the chief designer at Mazda and so, here’s
a company that I think has a great product and
opportunity to really do something special but,
they’re just losing it. So they put out this report
and they have all these quotes on Jalopnik here,
which is kind of a garbage website which is just
trash talking and all that. They play kind of in
the controversial space, which it’s the media,
it’s garbage anyways, but they have the same old
kind of played argument out that EV’s aren’t really
better for the environment and that we shouldn’t
really be thinking about going to EV’s we should
just be making the internal combustion engine better. And here’s a diagram explaining that. Now, I’ve done and I’ve
talked about this extensively that the whole point is to switch over to the power generation in the
grid versus the oil refinery to turn it into gasoline
because that is how the grid gets cleaner,
it’ll have a network effect and really make a big dent. Now, the thing it
doesn’t take into account in this diagram or their report are the percentage of people that also have solar. And so when you think about that, this whole thing is totally jacked up. And, you know, if you think about places like California where I live
where we have a bazillion people, we have like,
what is it, 40 million people or something like that. We have also had the most
EV’s out of any state by a mile and the most solar. So if you think about this whole thing, now, if they’re talking at a global scale, it’s a different thing, but when I think about this in the US, I
think this is a completely played argument that’s been debunked dozens of times by lots of different folks far better, far
more knowledgeable than I. But anyways, I’m shocked by this, and I can’t see how this will play well with anybody, honestly. It was really surprising for me to see it. Not surprising that
Jalopnik wrote about it because, like I said, they’re pretty much a garbage publication. So, yeah, there, then you have that. Next I want to talk about something a little bit better. And this is the new Nissan Leaf. I have a few notes here, and if you go to the Nissan website, you
can see all this stuff. Some of the highlights,
150 miles of range, has instant torque, which we know because it’s the same as
the electric power train, and 147 horsepower, which is what, like a Honda Civic maybe. And yeah, they have some
interesting stuff here, they have a video which highlights a lot of these things. I’ll just quickly run through them and then we can skip on. I’ll show you some footage I got. I think it looks a lot better. I think the car itself looks less like an EV and more like a regular car, so kudos on that. They have the one pedal driving, which Tesla owners are familiar with, basically regenerative braking. When you let go of the gas, it slows down to the point where
it’s almost a stop. It has instant acceleration. They have a new thing, which is kind of like a wannabe autopilot called Pro-Pilot Assist, which is great that it’s coming. They do have a 360 degree camera, which shows you all
the way around the car, which I am totally jealous of and I think that’s probably the coolest new feature. They now have an app,
you can start the car, you can cool it down, you can do those kind of things. But the big thing to me that’s a shock is that it only goes 150 miles. I do not understand how you can, how you can sleep at
night as a car company that’s releasing an EV that doesn’t even go 200 miles. That just, you’re not even in the ballpark anymore, you’re still competing against the first generation Lead, honestly. To me, it’s absurd. I mean, yeah, it’s better looking and has a lot of other features to it, but the fact that you don’t go 200 miles, you still have the range anxiety issue and you’re still just gonna be dealing with the niche enthusiast. So, the fact that they talk about, you know, we’re the leader and all this, and they have some big vanity metrics talk about that. Nobody’s gonna envy this car, unlike Tesla where every other auto
manufacturer is basically in envy of what Tesla has been able to do, which is to make a beautiful, amazing car that happens to be an EV. This is still an EV that wants to be a cool car. It’s kind of the opposite, and I’m really bummed by this, but I do think it will sell well. And I know that they’ve partnered with different municipalities to offer insane incentives on this. So I think it will be fine, but it’s still disappointing in my book. And let me show you the
footage I got of this from the D-Day, and this was me at here in San Diego
sweating my butt off with my son, and you’ll see the full raw, raw footage here from the event. Let me make sure that that’s not playing. There you go. And with that, yeah,
they had it on display, they were giving away free popsicles and helping keep people cool,
which I really appreciate. And I do love what
they’re doing, I just wish it would have, I don’t
know why, the battery is still a 40 kilowatt hour battery pack, and so that’s probably my biggest point of confusion is how
they didn’t update that. Yeah, so here you go, I mean, I would get it probably, especially considering the price. It ranges from 29,000 to 36,000, so it’s pretty good when it comes to the overall price, especially compared to some of the other cars out there like the Chevy
Bolt and the Model 3, but still really, really
shocked it doesn’t go. So, I guess I’m kind of okay on it, you know, I’m not super excited about it. There my son with his
popsicle from Nissan, thank you, guys. But at the same time, I
think they had a great opportunity to really dominate a market, and they didn’t quite
capture that opportunity, so I would have loved to see them do more. I do think that they’re doing good things and that this is gonna bode well for them, but in the end, you know, hey, more EVs on the road is helping us make that switch to the sustainable form of transportation, so there you have it. I think I got a shot of the front here. I’ll wait to see if we get that far. It was pretty hard to film with a toddler basically attached to me. Yup, no frunk. Yeah, big ol’ engine, I don’t get it. I don’t understand why they don’t use the same kind of layout that Tesla does. But anyways, and their
charge port is kind of hidden underneath that
little compartment there, which is pretty monstrous. So, okay, let’s move on. Next, I want to talk about self-driving in the United States,
and this is pretty cool. The US House unanimously approves a sweeping self-driving car measure. This could be great. Our government is notoriously bad at making things happen though, so I’m a little worried about it. The basic gist of it is that instead of different states
putting in their own laws, the federal government is gonna set a law for this, and then that way it will be companies that want to
do self-driving cars, it will be the same in every state, otherwise you could
have really weird things where, like, let’s say
we had an autonomous semi truck and it was driving from Nevada to Arizona, but as it
crossed the state line, a person has to hop in because Arizona doesn’t approve the law. So it helps streamline things, hopefully. Again, our government isn’t really known for its effectiveness, so
yeah, we’ll see how that goes. Next I want to talk about
the Model 3 calculator, so yeah, more self-promotion. Sorry, but thank you to
everyone that used this. I hope you liked it. This is the one that
shows you all the details down to exactly how much you’ll pay in taxes and fees and all that. You can see it if you go to, or just click on the link
on top, model 3 cost. If you haven’t seen this yet, I would go check it out. You know, I spent a lot of time on it, and so far we’ve got over 85,000 people that have used it, and this came out last Wednesday, so getting close to that 100,000 mark before the end of the week. And of course, one of the cool things about this is that every
time somebody uses it, I capture all the selections, and so I’m gonna be able to use that data to then do more stories and talk about what people are gonna
pay and what features are the most popular. So, by using it, you’re
actually helping me understand more about what options people are gonna choose and what the cost is gonna be. So, share it with everyone you know, send me questions. On the video I did for that, if you have bugs or anything, leave a comment. there are a lot of comments in there. I haven’t had time to
go through all of them, but I will go through them and I will keep updating this,
especially, for example, as we get details about Autopilot, I’m sorry, all wheel
drive and other things from Tesla about the 3. So go check that out and thanks to everyone that has helped kind of make it such a huge success already. next, we’re gonna run
through these next ones pretty quick and then
we’ll get straight to Q&A. BMW redesigns the i3
to compete with Tesla. Okay, just make the 3
series an EV already. I don’t know why you gotta make this boxy, goofy looking thing and try to make it look better. Just scrap this crap design
and use the 3 series. It’s an amazing, beautiful classic car. Anyways, there you go,
there’s my rant on that. Next, China is looking,
they’re doing a study to see about a fossil fuel deadline for the electric cars. So, they’re working on a timetable to ban fossil fuels in cars, and this is also, the UK and France are doing something like this. And it’s pretty amazing that China would be doing this. So I think this gonna be huge if and when it happens. China really is the leader in EV sales as well as now renewables in their push to combat climate change. So, not that the US was even ever in that conversation. Maybe when Obama was president there was a focus on it, but certainly not anymore. So there you go, so this
is kind of exciting. lastly, I want to talk about stuff that’s coming up later this week and then I will get over to Q&A. Later this week, I will
be sharing, on Wednesday, how Tesla is gonna win at self-driving. And I actually interviewed a guy who is a doctor of computer
vision, Satya Mallick, and he has courses on
this, he is an artificial intelligence expert. I got to sit down with him for an hour, and I got some really great insights. So I’m gonna share those
with you on Wednesday about how Tesla’s gonna win
at the self-driving market. And then on Friday, I’m gonna have kind of the more fun video. this one’s gonna be how
Teslanomics got started, my background and all
those kind of things. So those of you that are new here and those that, actually I don’t think I ever shared it here,
so you’ll get to learn a little bit about me
and how we got started. So that way, I guess, when you hear me say things or make claims, you have a bit of a sense of where they came from and how I think about things. So hopefully that’s enjoyable
for you on a Friday. Okay, next, let’s move
to Q&A, and if you’d like to ask me questions, you need to get on the email list at, or become a Patreon supporter at, where I take those questions first and then I take the email questions next. So yeah, go do that and then I’ll run through about 10 of these each week, and then sometimes I just reply directly, and sometimes I group them together. So I think today, I got about 70 to 80 questions submitted and I only have time for about 10, so yeah. I’m sorry to those that I wasn’t able to answer your questions, but just please, feel free to keep asking and keep asking each week. All right, so let me switch
over first and foremost. Craig asks, “I wonder if the grid is down for a month. The power to pump gas is less than the power to charge
a Tesla on a generator.” So this is thinking about the hurricanes and those kind of things. You know, assuming that
you’re not underwater, what would be better? Well, Tesla did a great ad campaign about this during the solar eclipse with the power wall. And so I think the answer here, and you know, part of
the reason that I love what Tesla’s doing and their whole complete package is because of this kind of a thing. So, I have solar panels on my house, didn’t get a solar roof,
that’s still a ways out. I have a couple power walls on order, hoping that they’ll be delivered and installed soon,
and then I have one EV, and then I’ll have two EV’s. So, assuming that the grid is down, let’s say, as long as the sun is shining or even partly shining, which it almost always is, with the batteries, I’ll have a house that runs and have transportation. That’s part of the freedom that this whole platform gives you, and that’s why people like me are even more excited about things like Tesla Energy instead of just the cars themselves, and why also I think it’s a platform and not just one specific product. Thanks for the question. Jeffrey asks, “What was the first thing you did to celebrate taking delivery? Picking up my Model S in an hour, so thank you again for the referral code.” Jeffrey, I’m so excited
that you’re getting it. I saw that you had some
issues kind of ordering, and I’m happy that you’re actually taking delivery finally, so congrats. I think what I did is, I
took a drive up the coast. I live here in San Diego,
we’ve got some beautiful beaches and coastline, so yeah, I just went out on a
drive and had a blast. Send me pic also, I’d
love to see how it goes. Lard asks, “Hi Ben, I
wonder, any chance that Tesla may upgrade batteries in the Model S to 90/120. It seems as if they somehow have to differentiate with
the model S and model 3, unless 90% will be the Model 3.” So, I do believe that this is coming. You keep seeing things like them lower the price on some of the higher ones. I do believe this is gonna happen, I don’t know when and I don’t
really have any details, so chalk it up as speculation if you like, but I would say all signs point to yes if I had my magic eight ball. Roscoe asks, “If a
Tesla owner cannot reach an available supercharger, will Tesla, for a nominal charge, in this emergency, adjust onboard software of said vehicle to extend range near a charging station?” No, they will not, or
they haven’t yet to date. And there are people that
have actually run out of charging space, but they do have roadside assistance and they will tow you to a supercharger, so you’re not kind of stuck out there. So yeah, there is an answer here, but it’s not to extend the range. Because, the thing about it, if you, when they extend it, just to be clear about how that works,
they’re just allowing you to store more energy in it. It’s not that you’re actually somehow magically giving you electricity. So, if you’re out, you
know, if your battery’s about to die, them extending the possible range that the battery can hold won’t make a difference. So, yeah, no, it doesn’t
make sense, it won’t happen. Wendell asks, “I know
that the first release of the Model 3’s were to employees, have any been released to
the general public yet?” I do not believe so. A few employees have taken delivery, a few of you have emailed me. And so, thanks for
giving me all of the info and the update, and also
I think a few people posted some videos online. So, none to the public yet, but I know a few employees have. Joe asks, “Realistically,
how much will I pay for a used Model S that has free charging and autopilot? Is that still available?” Well, you can go to
Teslanomics, I’m sorry, you can go to, I believe, and find that. You can just do like a control F or a command F on your keyboard to search for the word
autopilot and find it. The one’s that I’ve seen with that are around 70,000. So, yeah, you’re paying for almost a new one, practically. Really, that’s a big differentiator, you know, you can get a used Model 3 for sometimes as low
as 35,000, but it won’t have autopilot, it won’t have any of those things, it will have the smallest battery and all that. So, that’s where the
big differentiator is, in autopilot. Scott asks, “I’m wondering if the sunroof on the Model 3 opens
and/or if there is a shade to block out the sun. If no, will this be a
feature in the future?” I believe there will
be a sunroof that open. I’m not sure if I’ve seen that to date. Maybe Trevor from Model 3 owner’s club knows the exact answer to that, but you won’t need a shade, honestly. I have a Model S that
has a sunroof and it’s, you know, all glass,
and so is the headliner, so it’s not like the Model X, but it’s three different panels. And, yeah, it’s fine, and you know, I live in a sunny climate. Now, there are some companies out there, I think EV Annex has
some and Tesla may also have some where they’re
these kind of shades you can put up underneath. So, yeah, it won’t be
something that comes with it, I don’t believe, but
it will be third party people that can sell those. Charlie asks, “What do
you believe the cost of supercharging will be on the Model 3?” So they already have announced this, and in fact, I did a video on it, if you go look what is the cost to charge my Tesla, you can see what that would be, and I use the supercharger rates. I believe Tesla has a web page also, where you can find out. It kind of varies, it’s kind of strange. Certain utilities require
that you charge per hour, other ones require that
you charge per amount, so like kilowatt hours, so usually it’s the average rate for that area, whatever it is, and it varies. I did build a map of this by state, but Tesla has all this data out there, so you can go search
for that and find that. Chris asks, “How do you think the Model 3 resale values will be in three years.” I don’t know if we’ll have many available for resale in three years, I think we’ll still be wrapping up the initial release, or initial roll out. I think if you were to try to sell one in three years, it would probably still be extremely high because I think the wait would still be high and the demand would be even greater than it it today, so there you go. Lenny asks, “Can the Model still function if the screen breaks? I
would hate to be stuck in the middle of nowhere if the screen freezes or cracks.” So, I chose this questions
because I think it’s really helpful for those
that don’t have a Tesla and know. And actually, I guess I need to test this on the 3, I assume it works the same, but on the S, I can actually reboot the computer that does things like, the AC and the music and navigation and all those, you know,
kind of the center console, I can reboot that while driving. So the computers that control the driving of the car, and the computer that controls everything else in the car are separated. That way, if there are
any glitches or issues with that one, then it
doesn’t affect the other one. So, my strong belief is that yes, you will be able to use the car without that screen. Now, whether or not AC will function and those things is another case. So, there you go. Okay, and that’s all I
have for you guys today. I appreciate you all very much. If you have any questions or anything, please feel free to leave them down below. If you want to submit a
question for next week’s Q&A, go to, click join, get on the email list there, and I will hear from you then. Until then, if you have
any other feedback at all and you don’t feel like
doing all that other nonsense, you can go to Twitter, I’m @teslanomicsco, and
you can find me there, and I appreciate it again, guys. I will see you back here next week.

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39 thoughts on “Tesla Model 3 (and others) Will Use Intel for 5G

  1. Intel, seriously ?
    Makes me think, will i still order a Tesla.
    I thought Tesla wanted to have the best for the price.

    Intel's wireless tech is one of the worst on market, they are years behind on most of the competitors, they only have desent wired chipsets.

  2. Thanks to everyone for joining me! Here are the stories I covered. Click the timestamp to jump straight to that segment. See you Wed!

    All Tesla’s Will Get 5G Connectivity from Intel 5:00
    More Superchargers in Cities 8:31
    LONG – Tesla Extends Batteries for People Fleeing Irma 14:39
    Mazda Doubles Down on Fossil Fuels 16:36
    New Nissan Leaf Details 19:08
    Self-Driving Laws in USA 23:34
    Model 3 Calculator Update 24:27
    BMW Redesigns i3 to compete with Tesla 25:56
    China to Ban Sales of Fossil Fuel Cars 26:23
    Q&A 28:08

  3. Love the thought of ev match. Question is how will it be outside of california. Cali already has probably the largest amount of ev in the united states. So not surprising there are a ton of places there. Question is how will it work in the midwest where you are lucky to see more then 1 ev in an entire year. This would be great if it took off everywhere but cant see it taking off in lets say indianapolis untill more people purchase ev.

  4. Great info as always Ben. I'm curious what the battery cost for Nissan between a 40kwh and a 60 is. My guess is they're pricing the car to be in the average new car cost of 25k and wouldn't be profitable at 60 kw. As their prices go down for batteries, they'll still be able to keep the same price point and you'll be able to buy a Leaf in the next few years with 200 mi range. I kind of applaud them on making a decent car with decent enough range for now. Still gonna wait for my model 3 reservation though 🙂

  5. Starting to look like trick from Tesla to offer free super charging initially and binding it to the car to then remove it to raise the value of older cars. Very smart by Tesla..

  6. Could you check your upload settings? It won't let me change video speed nor watch in background like I can with most other videos

  7. They're releasing a 220 mile range car soon ish and would have had to sacrifice nice amenities like the Bolt did to get more range. The Bolt is significantly more expensive for what you get as an overall nice car…the one thing you get with the Bolt is range but it's so expensive.

  8. Hmm. Imagine the ability to upgrade every vehicle to max range in an emergency. Say every Tesla has 100 kWh under the cover, even if only 60 day-to-day. What's the Gigafactory cost of batteries? Clearly, it would be a PR win. Ben, work the numbers for us.

  9. Hey, thanks for all you do for us viewers! I have some advice that you can take or leave as you want. If you have to explain what "long" and "short" means during every video, maybe it isn't worth using those terms. I think you have a relatively advanced audience that knows what "long" and "short" means. If you don't agree perhaps you can just leave those terms out but keep the explanation (things you're excited about or things you're not excited about). Anyway, not trying to be negative, just trying to help. Thanks again!

  10. Ben – I find it ironic how you state that you like the 30K price tag of the new Leaf but you don't like its limited 150 mile range, seeing as the whole reason why Nissan is able to offer the car for 30K is precisely due to its smaller 40kwh battery and the limited 150 mile range that comes along with that.

  11. Also i'm surprised you didn't talk about the new Leaf's continued lack of active thermal management for the battery (the current generation Leaf's battery is only passively cooled). This a major issue that Nissan is receiving a lot of criticism for, since It's the main cause of Leaf's more rapid battery degradation compared to all other EVs which have active liquid or air cooled batteries. It's one of the main reasons I'm sticking with my base Model 3 reservation (in addition to access to the Supercharger Network, longer range and faster DC-fast charging).

  12. 2 urban supercharger sites are already online: One in downtown Boston and the other in downtown Chicago. Pictures have been posted on Electrek/Teslarati/InsideEVs

  13. Hi Ben, I've wondered for a while now if a Tesla has the ability to transfer charge to another Tesla (or other EV).
    If the grand plan is to integrate the battery with home storage, then it must be bidirectional and able to be used as a mobile power bank.
    It would also help solve range anxiety, as a depleted Tesla could be charged at the roadside by a donor, such as a friend's car, or a helpful motorist.

  14. He Ben. Love your channel. I think you might have missed Mazda's point on the new Leaf. They believe customers in the budget EV market will overlook unnecessary excess range. Most of us don't need more than 120 in any given day. BUT, they do say that they're coming out with an additional version in the coming months that will have more range. If they go with the speculated 60 KW battery, that will put it over 200 mi. They seem to be holding out on that when battery costs come down a bit and they can offer that at a more competitive price. Seems to make sense to me for their target market. Thoughts?

  15. Nissan limits battery capacity to 40 kWh to have a reasonable charging time. Time to recharge from "zero" to 80 percent on a DC fast charger is about 40 minutes. This is comparable to the Tesla supercharging time for a 60 kWh battery pack. Nissan doesn't have its own supercharging network and its own gigafactory. Larger battery pack means longer charging time and less cars.

  16. I 100% agree with your comments, re 150 miles range. In a hybrid, that's fine. In a pure EV, it's definitely not enough. And then the battery degrades (no active battery temp control, unlike a Tesla) and you might be looking at closer to 100 miles after a few years. That front engine is about the same as our current Mitsubishi PHEV, which includes an ICE as well as the front electric motor! What is taking up so much space? Is it battery as well? And yes, the BMW i3 is definitely hideous, unlike the Tesla3, which is drop dead georgous!

  17. I'd be pissed if I was Mazda too, if I made one of the greatest engines(Skyactiv) and it'll be phased out by EVs & Government bans.

  18. Thank you for your great videos. Your information regarding the used Model S with Autopilot is not entirely correct. You can indeed get a Model S with Autopilot for cheaper than $70K. All you need to do is to buy a used Model S built after September 2014 and then unlock the Autopilot through Tesla's website by paying $3000. Many people bought those without paying for the Autopilot. Consequently, all those $45-60K Model S without Autopilot on Tesla's pre-owned website do actually have the Autopilot hardware (even though listed without Autopilot) as long as they were built after September 2014. And all Model S built after September 2015 have additionally the hardware for full autonomous self driving which you also can unlock($) whenever it becomes legal. So, if you do that with a 2015 Model S, you can get yourself a Model S with Autopilot for below $60K.

  19. Looking at other car makers (VW Nissan, etc.) i think that Tesla should take a look at the efficiency of their cars. I Love Tesla but if they increase the efficiency of the vehicle by 10% (i believe it can be done) they would kill a lot of the competition because the range would increase without any other change.

  20. Hey Ben, I understand not liking the Jalopnik article, but calling Jalopnik a garbage website…that does nothing to advance your cause.

  21. Can you make a video about the savings or other wise over the life of an an ev has due to spending less on fuel costs (electricity ) as compared to an ice car and the cost of petrol? And how this can be factored in to reduce the initial cost of an ev in the long run?

  22. Do I see it correctly, Nissan Leaf have tunnel in middle of car? Is it fully project for EV, or they use some gas projects and add battery?

  23. Hi Ben. Is Tesla still producing batteries with "sandbagged" power reserves like in the 60 kWh batteries? If so, there is a lot they could do, for example, in the used car market with that kind of "flip a switch" added value.

  24. Thanks for outing something I knew all along. Tesla don't do their own electronics or even (for the most part) their own software. That's one of the reasons Teslas crap themselves spontaneously as a regular occurrence. I'm super excited about the new Consumer Reports report on Tesla reliability. Check it out, I'm sure you will be excited too.

  25. The CCP cares nothing about climate change-trying to clean up a bit of their pollution disaster they created. China is in debt crisis both consumer & state industries. Great so many EVs in China.

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