Tesla Model 3 Battery, Volvo Drive Me, Affordable EVs, T.E.N. Future Car News 15th April 2016

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Weekly show about future cars and future car technology.  This week news about: Tesla executive corrects analyst on Tesla Model 3 battery specifications and costs, Tesla Model S P90 gets 303-mile EPA range on the highway, Nissan takes a pot-shot at Model 3 wait list, Germany launches EV incentive scheme, VW CEO sends President Obama a personal apology, Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn promises more affordable EVs, Andy Palmer says James Bond could go electric, A voice-controlled Tesla Model S.

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. 

  • Less than you think – Tesla exec schools business analyst on Model 3 battery pricing, specs.
  • Long legs – Refreshed Tesla Model S 90D gets 303 miles of EPA-approved highway range.
  • Why wait? – Nissan takes aim at long waiting lists for Model 3 in latest Nissan LEAF ad
  • Mutually beneficial – Germany launches electric car incentive program.
  • Drive Me – Volvo launches a massive new autonomous driving program for Central London
  • A Personal Apology – Volkswagen CEO Matthias Muller calls president Obama to apologize for Diesel Gate scandal – but VW won’t release internal investigation documents.
  • Affordable – Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn promises affordable low-range EVs alongside its higher-spec models for China (and possibly the rest of the world too)
  • The Spy Who Charged Up – Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer hints at an electrified car for 007
  • By Your Command : Tesla Model S uses Alexa to self-park.


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