Model 3 Worldwide Launch, Jaguar iPac SVR, Hyundai Battery Search- TEN Episode 211

June 1, 2018 5:13 pm Categorised in:

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Weekly show about future cars and future car technology.  This week news about:

01:12 Resolution and Recommendation  – Tesla pushes Model 3 fix for stopping distance issues, prompting Consumer Reports to recommend Model 3 – https://www.consumerreports.org/car-safety/tesla-model-3-gets-cr-recommendation-after-braking-update/
01:55 Longer Wait  – Tesla pushes back Model 3 international expansion to next year – https://electrek.co/2018/05/28/tesla-model-3-international-expansion-early-mid-2019-elon-musk/
02:40 Shaving Drag  – Audi showcases how it managed to achieve a 0.28 drag coefficient for its upcoming e-Tron Quattro, promises video cameras instead of mirrors where allowed – https://www.audi-mediacenter.com/en/press-releases/streamline-audi-e-tron-prototype-with-decisive-aerodynamics-10281
03:37 SVR – Jaguar says its developing a performance version of the i-Pace, and suggests it could beat the new Tesla Roadster.  https://electrek.co/2018/05/29/jaguar-performance-all-electric-i-pace-quicker-tesla-roadster/
04:37 Minimizing Conflict  – Tesla releases its annual Conflict Minerals Report, shows how it it trying to responsibly source the raw materials it needs for its battery packs. – https://electrek.co/2018/05/30/tesla-conflict-minerals-report-battery-cobalt/
05:32 eSprinterSpecs – Mercedes Benz releases specifications of the 2019 eSprinter http://media.daimler.com/marsMediaSite/en/instance/ko/eSprinter-Systematic-electrification-of-commercial-fleets-from-2019-the-eSprinter-will-add-to-the-drive-portfolio.xhtml?oid=39957895
06:22   New Batteries?  – Reader Tip-off Suggests GM Could Be working on new batteries for the Bolt Ev — GM declines to comment.
07:15 Extended  – UK extends its current plug-in car and van grant until October 2018 https://www.fleetnews.co.uk/news/fleet-industry-news/2018/05/25/plug-in-car-and-van-grant-extended-until-october-2018
08:07 Going Public – Chinese firm NIO files for a U.S.-based  IPO – https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-05-28/tencent-backed-electric-car-startup-nio-is-said-to-file-for-ipo
08:50 Insure me  – Tesla continues to expand its insurance packages for customers as Model S becomes one of the most expensive cars to insure in the U.S. https://electrek.co/2018/05/29/tesla-insuremytesla-insurance-model-s-most-expensive-car/
09:45 Triple Expansion  – EVs are set to triple in numbers in just two years, says new report released this week by the International Energy Agency – (there are currently more than three million on the roads now) https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-05-30/electric-vehicles-on-the-road-are-set-to-triple-in-two-years
10:27 Make Your Own  – Hyundai rumored to be building its own battery production lines amidst terrible battery shortages – http://www.theinvestor.co.kr/view.php?ud=20180529000476
11:17 Urgent Delivery  – Tesla flies in battery prodcution line equipment from Germany to help push Tesla production up https://www.autoblog.com/2018/05/25/tesla-flies-in-new-battery-production-line-for-gigafactory/
11:50 Topless ? – Nissan celebrates selling its one hundred thousandth LEAF in Japan by revealing a topless Nissan LEAF