500-mile Tesla, Fisker + BMW Collaborate, EVs vs ICE. T.E.N. Future Car News 6th November 2015

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Weekly show about future cars and future car technology.  This week news about: Auto suppliers give Tesla a good grade; VW offers customers compensation for dieselgate; BMW and Karma ink deal for drivetrains; Carlos Ghosn sets out Nissan’s future plans, Elon Musk predicts 500+ electric cars within ten years; a new study debunks the dirty coal myth; Tesla service centres start to suffer from Tesla’s popularity; why electric car drivers prefer DC quick charging; Audi confirms e-tron quattro production plans.

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  • Supplier love – Tesla rated highly by automotive parts suppliers.
  • Appeasement? – The latest in the ongoing dieselgate scandal
  • Good Karma BMW and Karma ink deal on electric drive technology.
  • Ghosn’s Goals – We learn what’s in store for Nissan moving forward
  • 500+ miles  – Elon Musk sets out possibility of 500-mile Tesla in 2025
  • Cradle to Grave  – Life cycle analysis comes down in favour of electric vehicles over gasoline ones.
  • The cost of popularity Tesla’s service costs rise, service centres become more busy as more people buy the luxury sedan.
  • Rapid Charging FTW? – Does Rapid charging always trump Level 2 charging?
  • Q6 e-tron confirmed – Audi confirms plans for the Q6 e-tron Quattro crossover


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