Flux-Capacitor, Tesla Roadster Upgrade, Toyota Mirai T.E.N. Future Car News 1 May 2015

Welcome to T.E.N! Short for Transport Evolved News, T.E.N. is recorded every Friday to help your weekend get off to a flying start by making sure you haven’t missed the big future transport news stories of the week.

Weekly show about future cars and future car technology. This week news about: Volvo XC90 Pricing and fuel economy ratings; Tesla’s promised Roadster upgrade package; Toyota raises money for fuel cell development and gets a three-year wait for orders; GM confirms no right-hand drive Volts will be built; we preview Tesla’s home battery announcement; the Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid ends production; the Mitsubishi EVO could live on as a high-end ASX plug-in hybrid; China forces Toyota to make electric cars; and a 40-year old electric car that’s as fast as a Tesla Roadster.

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  • Priced and Rated – 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 gets priced in U.S., Rated in Europe
  • Roadster 3.0 – News on the Tesla Roadster 3.0 upgrade
  • Do What You’re Told – China forces Toyota to make electric cars
  • Raising funds – Toyota raises funds for fuel cell development by issuing special shares
  • King of EVs? – Mitsubishi says the EVO name will return — on a plug-in hybrid.
  • No Volts for You! – GM kills the Volt in all right-hand drive markets.
  • Prius ends PHEV – Toyota to end Prius Plug-in Hybrid production this June, 16-months before next-gen model debuts.
  • Back to the future – A super-crazy electric hot-rod made from a 1975 electric car.

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