Tesla Model X Lemon, Electrifying UEFA, Self-Driving Fear, T.E.N. Future Car News 27th May 2016

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Weekly show about future cars and future car technology.  This week news about: Tesla Model X quality control issues; Mercedes-Benz commits to making four new electric car models by 2020; Volkswagen confirms 125-mile e-Golf will launch this fall; Hyundai promises its own long-range cars for 2018 and 2020; Nissan electrifies UEFA finals; SAE sets guidelines for wireless inductive charging systems; UAW tries to unionize Tesla’s Fremont Factory, Geely issues bonds to fund London Taxi Company’s shift to plug-in hybrids; study finds customers aren’t ready for self-driving cars yet; more reports come in of autopilot crashes.

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. 

  • Time to make Lemonade – Tesla Model X owners complain their cars are ‘lemons’
  • EV Push – Mercedes-Benz commits to four new electric car models by 2020.
  • Mild Refresh– Volkswagen confirms 2017 e-Golf will launch this fall with approximately 125-miles of real-world range.
  • Post IONIQ – Hyundai says it has plans for 200-mile (EPA) EV by 2018, 250-mile EV by 2020.
  • On the Ball – Nissan supports UEFA finals with massive electric car fleet
  • Tuning in – SAE issues new set of guidelines for wireless inductive charging of electric cars
  • Unionizing Tesla – UAW wants to represent Tesla workers at Fremont factory.
  • London Calling – Chinese firm Geely issues bonds to fund plug-in hybrid taxi development for London
  • Robotic Fear – Consumers still not ready for autonomous cars, study suggests
  • Autopilot Fail – Video shows Tesla Autopilot failing spectacularly

 

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