FF’s $1 Billion Factory, VW Comes Clean, LEAF Birthday T.E.N. Future Car News 11th December 2015

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Weekly show about future cars and future car technology.  This week news about:  Nissan LEAF turns five; Faraday Future announces $1 billion factory in Nevada; Early Tesla Model S drivetrain replacement statistics; Formula E goes to Switzerland; Porsche Mission E given green light for production; Volkswagen admits how dieselgate happened; Ford commits to big electrification strategy; Tesla advertises huge number of jobs.

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  • Happy Birthday! – Nissan LEAF electric car turns five
  • Nevada’s Fabulous Future  – Faraday Future confirms Nevada electric car factory
  • Drivetrain Replacement? – Are early Tesla Model S electric cars more likely to have drivetrain issues?
  • Fine Swiss Racing – Switzerland joins Formula E hosts for 2016/17. Germany swiches venue for 2015/16 race.
  • Mission E: Accepted! – Porsche commits to Mission E electric sports sedan
  • Coming Clean (Again) – Why Volkswagen cheated on emissions tests
  • Ford’s Big Plan – Ford commits to massive electrification program, new 2017 Focus EV.
  • Fancy a Job? – Tesla preempts massive expansion with massive numbers of situations vacant.


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