Tesla Model 3 Supercharging, VW Gigafactory, Model X Fix, T.E.N. Future Car News 3rd June, 2016

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Weekly show about future cars and future car technology.  This week news about: Tesla Model 3 Supercharging; Tesla sets Gigafactory opening date; Renault ZOE benefits from French fuel crisis; Volkswagen considers its own massive battery plant for EVs; Ford increases electric range of its Fusion plug-in hybrid; Nissan switches to solar power for its Sunderland LEAF factory; Tesla promises to fix Model X doors via Software update; Nissan Promises 20 percent of all cars it sells in Europe will be electric by 2020; Google Engineer Calls Autopilot irresponsible; California’s hydrogen fuel cell stations to meet 2015 goal by 2017.

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  • Optional Extra – Tesla confirms Supercharger access will cost extra for Model 3
  • Gigaparty – Tesla announces official Gigafactory opening ceremony
  • French Bonus – ZOE sales increase after French fuel strike
  • Big Plans – Volkswagen wants its own gigafactory
  • Small increase – Ford increases all-electric range of Fusion Energi to 22 miles per charge
  • Sun-made – Nissan opens new solar power array at Sunderland Nissan LEAF facility
  • 20 by 20 – Nissan says 20 percent of all cars sold in Europe will be electric by 2020
  • We’ll Fix it – Tesla promises over-the-air software update for Model X
  • IrresponsibleGoogle engineers weigh in on continuing debate over Autopilot
  • Catchup  – Hydrogen fuel station specialist promises it’ll reach its 2015 H2 filling station goals by start of 2017.


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