T.E.N. Future Transport News 20th February 2015: Rinspeed Budii, Koch Brothers support Tesla, Tesla Roadster Upgrade

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Weekly show about future cars and future car technology. This week news about: Nissan ready for the end of EV tax credits; Virgin Hotel’s Tesla Model S P85D; Rinspeed Budii Concept; Low sales expectations for the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV in the U.S.; Koch-sponsored Tesla campaigning; Tesla Roadster Upgrade; 2016 Mitsubishi i-Miev; Formula E London; Jaguar Electric Car

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  •  Ready for the cut – Nissan says it isn’t worried about reaching the 200,000 Federal Tax Credit Limit.
  • Virgin Ride – Virgin Hotels in Chicago buys a Tesla Model S P85D as a concierge car.
  • Cyclops – Rinspeed Budii is the latest autonomous concept car from the Switzerland think tank. 
  • Low-Ball – Mitsubishi sets launch date for U.S.-market 2017 Outlander PHEV — but sets low sales expectations. 
  • Strange bedfellows – Koch Brothers support Tesla Motors (indirectly) through Americans for Prosperity.
  • 360 Miles – Tesla announces results of first Tesla Roadster 3.0 upgrade package.
  • Same Car, New Name – Mitsubishi details 2016 model-year i-Miev.
  • London Calling – Formula E confirms venue and dates for London 2015.
  • Big Cat With a Plug – Jaguar Land Rover rumoured to be developing 300-mile plug-in SUV.

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