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: 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.
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.
- 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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