Episode 1: The Apple of Cars

Tesla inspires brand loyalty that other vehicle manufacturers can only dream of. Some are inspired by their performance, others are touting the green credentials. It's a loyalty that is somewhat similar to Apple. So is Tesla the Apple of the motoring world?


Automobile Topics, May 1914 issue (page 184)

New York Times, January 11, 1914

Benz Patent Motor Car: The first automobile (1885–1886)

Mr and Mrs T on Tour

About Tesla - Zero Emission

Tesla Supercharger locations

Tesla destination charger locations

History of automobiles (History.com)

World’s first electric car built by Victorian Inventor in 1884

The Electric Taxi Company You Could Have Called in 1900

The Rise and Fall of Electric Vehicles in 1828 - 1930: Lessons Learned

Ford, Edison and the Cheap EV That Almost Was (Wired)

1896 Ford Quadricycle Runabout, First Car Built by Henry Ford

Model T

1922 Detroit Electric Coup

This Day in History, 1927: Ford reveals its Model A to an eager public.


A Brief History and Evolution of Electric Cars

Energy Crisis (1970's)

Back to an Electric Future for Cars

The Death of the EV1

History of the Toyota Prius


Executive Producer & Host: Kristofor Lawson.

Mixing & Production by James Parkinson.

Jasmine Mee Lee is our assistant producer.

Artwork by Andrew Millist.

Theme Music by Nic Buchanan.

Other music in the episode from Breakmaster Cylinder, and our ad music comes from Epidemic Sound.


A full transcript will be available shortly.

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