Good friend of InsideEVs, and owner of EV West (of which one might recall from their recent DIY Electric 818 project) Michael Bream (of cutting open a lithium battery with a table saw fame) has started a new monthly EV show for "anyone who wants to build an electric car" - as that is EV West's forte.
The discussion and atmosphere is pretty informal as Michael and uber intern Eric Hutchison go through what's new in EV DIY.
Fair warning: If your thing is plunking down a $100,000 check for a Tesla Model S P85D, and the extent of your interest in EV technology ends there, this is probably not for you.
But if you want to see Tesla 18650 cells (or rather described as a "very popular electric car company" in the show) repurposed into a 3 kWh battery module then this probably your cup of tea. (at the 10:40 mark)
More information on DIY components and projects can be found at EV West