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Nissan LEAF Expansion, Tesla Financials, Roadster In Space- TEN Episode 196

February 10, 2018 1:29 am Categorised in:

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

Expansion! – Nissan plans expansion to seven new markets – and promises new electric models for other markets https://electrek.co/2018/02/06/nissan-new-leaf-sales-seven-additional-markets/
Large Losses, Larger Ambitions – Tesla releases Q4 2017 Financials – http://ir.tesla.com/common/download/download.cfm?companyid=ABEA-4CW8X0&fileid=970775&filekey=34923C55-6853-4223-ADDA-CB3CDC1B919F&filename=TSLA_Update_Letter_2017-4Q.pdf
Kona Peek  – Hyundai teases Kona EV ahead of Geneva Motor Show Debut – https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1115215_hyundai-kona-electric-crossover-teased-before-geneva-auto-show-reveal
8 Gigawatt-Hours – Charge Point Says it now delivers more than 8 Gigawatt-hours of electricity per month to customers in over 1 million charging events – https://electrek.co/2018/02/08/chargepoint-electric-car-charges/
Coming Next Year  – Mercedes Unveils new Sprinter van, Promises e-Sprinter in 2019 https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1115107_new-mercedes-benz-esprinter-electric-van-set-for-european-debut
Semi Charging  – Tesla begins working with customers on installing Megachargers for Semis. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-tesla-trucks-charging/exclusive-how-teslas-first-truck-charging-stations-will-be-built-idUSKBN1FM0I9
Self-Driving Hydrogen – Hyundai takes prototype Nexo FCEVs on 100-mile Autonomous Vehicle Drive – http://www.greencarcongress.com/2018/02/20180204-nexo.html
Doubled Investment – Porsche announces a doubling in its electric car investment https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/5/16975752/porsche-electric-cars-investment-smart-mobility
Updated Wait Times  – Model 3 Wait Times have been upated, but not everyone is happy – https://cleantechnica.com/2018/02/08/waiting-35000-tesla-model-3-patient-gonna/
Y Wait?  – Elon Musk Promises Model Y unveiling in three to six months, says we’ll see it enter production in 2019-2020. https://electrek.co/2018/02/07/tesla-model-y-production-plans-elon-musk/
Petroleum Investment  – BP invests in company that offers EV charging and portable Charging Solutions https://electrek.co/2018/01/30/bp-oil-giant-invest-electric-vehicle-charging/
Lots Saved  – Data from Norwegian Electric Ferry that’s been operating since 2015 shows the benefits of going electric are larger than predicted.  https://electrek.co/2018/02/03/all-electric-ferry-cuts-emission-cost/
Ready To Race – Energica Unveils EgoGP for first all-electric electric motorcycle cup. – http://www.energicamotor.com/myegogp/
Star Quality  Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster successfully heads into space atop a Falcon Heavy Rocket… but to the asteroid belt, not Mars – https://www.space.com/39619-spacex-falcon-heavy-roadster-to-asteroid-belt.html