Tesla Commute, VW’s EV plans, Free Car Rental: T.E.N. Future Car News 29th January, 2016

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: Tesla Autopilot wants to revolutionize your commute; Tesla Model X used with an $80k markup; Volkswagen’s plans for 20 new plug-in cars by 2020; UK government awards cities extra funds to promote plug-in cars; Hyundai promises Tucson FCV launch in NorCal soon; Kia Soul EV rumored to be getting longer-range for 2017; Smart ForTwo Electric Drive most environmentally-friendly car you can buy today; a new car hire service that won’t charge you to rent for two hours.

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  • Revolutionize Your Commute –  Tesla wants to revolutionize your commute with AutoPilot
  • $80k Markup – A Model X SUV being sold used with 500 miles on the clock and $80,000 markup
  • 20 by 2020 – Volkswagen promises 20 new plug-in cars by 2020
  • Following Norway – Some UK cities follow Norway’s generous plug-in car perks
  • Fuel Cell Expansion – Hyundai plans to launch the Tucson FCV in Northern California
  • Longer-lasting Soul Rumors abound of a longer-range 2017 Kia Soul EV
  • Smart Choice– Smart Fortwo ED is the cleanest car you can buy today
  • Ad Business – A new car hire service in LA turns EVs into mobile billboards while giving you free car rental.


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