Techie types may enjoy the latest installment of EVTV hosted by the imitable Jack Rickard. In trying to explain to do-it-yourselfers the dangers of employing Tesla battery cells in other applications, Jack goes through the cell chemistry, elucidating why a Tesla battery pack is higher density than the "low priced brands".
If you're not familiar with Rickard, I will share that the guy is on my short list of the smartest people I know. He is aging and in poor health, but still has the huevos to produce his show once a month or so, regardless.
This episode also has some eye opening insights on the likelihood of SpaceX pulling off what others have failed at up to now; a low-earth orbit cellular/internet network. There's also a few other tidbits such as a flexible solar panel his company is marketing that has an amazing 22% efficiency.
Just don't be put off on Jack's stance on autonomous cars. He doesn't think it's going to happen soon. (he is a big Tesla fan though)
2:00 - Uber's issues with autonomous driven cars to date
5:15 - 2016 Electric car sales stats
9:00 - video on project to preserve Thomas Edison's home car charging station
15:00 - video of the recent successful SpaceX stage 1 landing
19:00 - Elon musk's new satellite factory to produce communication satellites
28:30 - battery diatribe
1:34:15 - Flexible solar panels
1:48:55 - A look at a VW "Doka" (4 door pickup) electrification project with a retrofitted Tesla powertrain