LEAF Recall, Tesla Model 3 Lottery, BMW i3 reliability. T.E.N. Future Car News 18th March 2016

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Weekly show about future cars and future car technology.  This week news about: Nissan LEAF recall, Tesla supercharger fire, Tesla Model 3 invite lottery, Google School Bus Detection Patent, Autobraking to become standard in U.S., BMW, Nissan to enter Formula E, BMW i3 reliability, Nissan treating charging like a pint of beer.

Instead of posting the entire text of the show below, we’re including links to the individual stories below as they appear in the show — and we’ve also added clickable links in the YouTube version of the show. If you’re subscribing to the Podcast version, links are in the description inside the episode. 

  • LEAF recalled: Nissan LEAF recall for braking issue
  • Security blanket – Tesla to push update for extra supercharging security
  • By invite only – Tesla launches 20-hour lottery for owner tickets to Model 3 launch
  • Fully-working  – Tesla confirms fully-working Model 3 will be at March 31 reveal event
  • Big Yellow Bus – Google gets awarded school bus-detecting patent for autonomous cars
  • Auto Braking – NHTSA brokers historic deal on making autonomous braking mandatory on new cars by 2022
  • Joining Formula E – Nissan, BMW rumored to be joining Formula E
  • Reliability issues? – BMW i3 called out for poor reliability in Consumer Reports survey
  • Like a nice pint – Nissan explains how pouring a pint and charging a car battery are the same.


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