T.E.N. Future Transport News 13th February 2015: Tesla Earnings, Hacked Cars, Bolt Production

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Weekly show about future cars and future car technology. This week news about: Hacked cars; Tesla Q4 2014 earnings; Chevrolet Bolt production plans; UK driverless car trial; French incentives for EVs; VW’s $10 million EV charging commitment; Nissan’s LEAF social media ad campaign; VW buys fuel cell patents; knock-on effects of driverless cars.

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  • Hacker Shock : Are automakers prepared and ready for the cyber threat from hackers?
  • Q4, Model X, Home BatteriesTesla Motors posts a loss, but promises the Model X and home battery packs within six months during its Q4 2014 earnings call.
  • Bolting ForwardGM Confirms that the Chevrolet Bolt will enter production. (Note: this was confirmed between the recording and production of this show)
  • Without a driver: The UK launches several new full-size and ‘city-sized’ autonomous drive projects.
  • A Breath of Fresh Air: After years of promoting diesel fuel as clean and green, France is offering massive incentives to get oil-burners off the road in exchange for an EV.
  • $10 Million Commitment: Volkswagen says it will spend $10 million on EV charging infrastructure in the U.S. over the next year.
  • Break upNissan’s weird ad-campaign for Valentine’s day, encouraging people to dump the pump for an electric car.
  • Fuel Cell Purchase: Volkswagen Group buys a number of fuel cell patents, enabling it to compete in the hydrogen fuel cell marketplace.
  • Less Cars: A new study suggests that the age of the self-driving car could halve the number of cars owned by the average family.

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  • Very nicely produced show, Nikki. As usual, you do great work.