BMW i3 Class Action, Tesla Stock Sale, Autopilot Retrofit T.E.N. Future Car News 20th May 2016

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Weekly show about future cars and future car technology.  This week news about: BMW i3 Class Action lawsuit, Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV involved in fake fuel economy figures; Tesla announces $2 billion stock sale and confirms adjusted pre-reservation figures; Tesla talks to Samsung and LG Chem about battery supplies for Model 3; Colorado ends tax credits for used electric cars; Volvo unveils new 40-series plug-in hybrid, electric concept cars; Nissan confirms Sunderland plant has now made 50,000 Nissan LEAF electric cars; Proterra launches a new battery for its public busses; Otto launches self-driving semi; Tesla hacker retrofits autopilot hardware in pre-autopilot Model S.

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  • See you in court – BMW i3 REx owners issue Class Action Lawsuit concerning REX operation
  • Busted – Mitsubishi caught using inaccurate fuel economy figures for Outlander PHEV
  • Raising Funds – Tesla announces $2 billion stock sale to help fund Model 3 development
  • Battery Supplies –  Tesla talks to LC Ghem, Samsung, about securing battery cells for Model 3
  • Policy Change – Colorado revises state electric car incentive program
  • Swedish Design – Volvo unveils new platform for 40-series cars, previews 215-mile range EVs
  • Churning them out – Nissan confirms its Sunderland facility in England has made 50,000 Nissan LEAFs
  • Big ol’ battery – Proterra unveils a 330 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery for its electric busses.
  • Keep Truckin’ – Former Google Engineers demonstrate the Otto Self-Driving Truck
  • Upgraded – Hacker gives pre-autopilot Tesla Model S autopilot capabilities.


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