Dieselgate Settlement, Tesla Autopilot for Free, Formula E Stunts, T.E.N. Future Car News 15th April 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: Volkswagen’s dieselgate settlement; Ford buys Tesla Model X for $200,000 to tear one apart; Tesla offers a free autopilot trail to Model S, Model X customers and lets customers emulate lower-power models; Apple hires former Tesla exec for Project Titan; Chinese firm nabs BMW electric car engineers; LeEco unveils fully autonomous electric car; Honda commits to all-electric Clarity variant; Renault prepares Zoe, Twizy, Kangoo Z.E. for New Zealand; a Formula E stunt which will blow your mind.

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. 

  • The price of deceit – Volkswagen and U.S. legislators agree on dieselgate compensation, reparation
  • Desperate for a peek – Ford pays $200,000 to buy a Tesla Model X electric car it can reverse-engineer
  • Try before you buy – Tesla offer month-long trial of Autopilot features for Model S, Model X customers.
  • Titan hireApple hires former Tesla executive
  • BMW’s Loss – Chinese startup Future Mobility nabs three BMW electric car executives
  • Eastern Promise – LeEco unveils all-electric self-driving car
  • Seeking Clarity – Honda confirms  battery electric variant of Clarity FCV is coming to market alongside FCV, Plug-in Hybrid
  • Kiwi EV – Renault prepares ZOE, Kangoo Z.E. and Twizy for New Zealand sales launch
  • Blind trust – fabulous stunt involving world-renowned stuntman and Formula E race car.


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