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The Hands-Free Podcast Launches With A Special Guest (Spoiler: It’s Me)

Friend of CleanTechnica Nico Nevolo (formerly of Tesla Van Life) has launched a brand new podcast called the Hands-Free Podcast and he brought his Tesla Model X to my neck of the woods in Southern California to talk with me about a wide range of topics in the clean tech space for the first episode.

Friend of CleanTechnica Nico Nevolo (formerly of Tesla Van Life) has launched a brand new podcast called the Hands-Free Podcast and he brought his Tesla Model X to my neck of the woods in Southern California to talk with me about a wide range of topics in the clean tech space for the first episode.

We talked through subjects including some of my work history, Tesla (obviously, as Nico worked for Tesla for 4 years and lives in a Tesla Model X), electric vehicles, autonomous vehicles, the controversial notion of a Universal Basic Income in the United States, and more. I really enjoyed talking with Nico as we drove from Ventura, California, up to Santa Barbara, California, and back with quite a bit of help from Tesla’s Autopilot system.

The Autopilot system is actually the star of the show in Nico’s Hands-Free Podcast, as he drives around interviewing his passengers while the car does most of the heavy lifting when it comes to driving down the highway. I will say that when I drive with Autopilot engaged, I always try to keep my hand on the wheel and recommend that you do the same. Having said that, I didn’t feel like we were ever in any danger and Nico did a great job of blending driving with talking for our ~1 hour chat.

I would love it if you watched the podcast and let me know what you think of it in the comments, on Twitter, on email, or whatever your preferred communication medium is these days. In related news, if you have comments about the topics we covered, as always, drop those down in the discussion here on CleanTechnica or on the Hands-Free Podcast YouTube channel, where the haters tend to hate just a little bit harder for some reason. Drop him some love while you’re at it.

 
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I'm a tech geek passionately in search of actionable ways to reduce the negative impact my life has on the planet, save money and reduce stress. Live intentionally, make conscious decisions, love more, act responsibly, play. The more you know, the less you need. As an activist investor, Kyle owns long term holdings in BYD, SolarEdge, and Tesla.

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