CarTalk

Sachin Seth
CarTalk is a weekly-ish newsletter on new mobility. Yes, the name is an homage to the NPR show of the same name! I have worked for many years on automotive products and currently work @ Tesla. All opinions are my own.
Created 03 Sep 2020
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  • CarTalk # 50 (On Automotive Marketplaces)
    04 Oct 2021 • 10 min read • 1 0
    Hi friends This is the 50th issue of CarTalk! Just like the 25th issue of CarTalk, I wanted to take my time with one topic only and explore it from a couple of angles. I hope you enjoy reading it as m...
  • CarTalk # 49 (A chat with Steve D. Geskos from Rose Park Advisors)
    23 Aug 2021 • 13 min read
    Hi friends I’ll say that I learnt so much in the course of this chat. There’s much to read and absorb in this issue, so let me get out of your way. Buckle up! Subscribe now Sachin Seth (SS): Steve, I ...
  • CarTalk # 48 (Flying Taxis, Electric Buses)
    02 Aug 2021 • 10 min read • 3 1
    Hi friends I’m writing this issue as I watch the opening lap of the Hungarian Formula 1 Grand Prix. It is the best TV I’ve seen all month. Spare a minute to watch if you can! Tell me if you too were r...
  • Car Talk # 47 (On Autonomy)
    26 Jul 2021 • 10 min read • 1 0
    Hi friends I finally migrated to Substack! This has been a backburner project but I was surprised at how easy it was to export all content and subscribers out of the older platform to here. What chang...
  • 🚗 Car Talk - Issue #46 (Porsche, NHTSA, GM)
    06 Jul 2021 • 8 min read
    Hi friends Hope you had an amazing long weekend! Were you paid a visit by the Heineken Beer Bot? Its the sort of autonomous driving we all can get behind! A number of readers noted I’ve missed a coupl...
  • 🚗 Car Talk - Issue #45 (Cell chemistries, Northvolt, Didi)
    14 Jun 2021 • 6 min read
    Hi friends This issue comes after a small hiatus. Many reasons - an infant + an energetic kid with summer vacations, carpal tunnel, busy day job, and planned time off for mountaineering. That said - I...
  • 🚗 Car Talk - Issue #44 (Ford, Bolt, eVTOLs)
    24 May 2021 • 9 min read
    Hi friends I’m writing this issue on a Sunday morning while watching the Monaco F-1 grand prix. It’s a gorgeous venue but I can’t help wonder when Formula E (electric race cars) will become the main d...
  • 🚗 Car Talk - Issue #43 (V2G, Revel, Arrival, Ola)
    10 May 2021 • 8 min read
    Hi friends In the last issue, I urged folks to donate to the COVID relief effort in India. I was overwhelmed by the number of folks who pitched in, far exceeding my expectations. Thanks to all of you ...
  • 🚗 Car Talk - Issue #42 (Please consider donating for COVID relief)
    27 Apr 2021 • 5 min read
    Hi friends It has been tough to compose this issue given the humanitarian disaster unfolding in India and seeing my family + families of close friends being affected by the double-mutant strain. CarTa...
  • 🚗 Car Talk - Issue #41 (Cruise, Cazoo, Mercedes)
    19 Apr 2021 • 5 min read
    Hi friends It has been a busy couple of weeks: a busy quarter end followed by some personal travel. This is why your inbox didn’t receive CarTalk per the usual schedule. On the upside, as of this writ...
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