Ludicrous Speed, Buying from LG Chem, MCity USA. T.E.N. Future Car News 24 July 2015

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Weekly show about future cars and future car technology. This week news about: Tesla’s new Ludicrous performance mode for the Model S; Toyota’s next-generation Prius is rumored to get a much larger electric range; Nissan’s Carlos Ghosn admits it may switch to LG Chem as a battery supplier; Toyota says experience makes it hates EVs; U-M opens a new research facility for autonomous vehicles; Toyota plans to bring just 11 Mirai H2 fuel cell cars to the UK this year; the Energica Ego nears production; and Chevrolet recalls just one Volt.

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  • Ludicrous – Tesla announces a new ‘Ludicrous’ mode for the high-end Tesla Model S P90D
  • More Range – Rumor says Toyota will expand the all-electric range of the next-generation Prius plug-in Hybrid.
  • LG Chemistry – Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn opens up to the possibility of using LG Chem batteries in the next-generation LEAF.
  • Energica On its Way – The world’s most desirable electric motorcycle enters production.
  • A fundamental flaw – Toyota argues its hatred of electric vehicles comes from first-hand experience.
  • MCity USA – Michigan welcomes a new 32-acre city designed to help test self-driving cars.
  • H2 nightmare – H2 drivers in Southern California say they are being let down by unreliable infrastructure.
  • A single recall – GM recalls just one Chevrolet Volt for a steering fault.


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