Tesla to buy SolarCity, Hyperloop in Russia, Fastest EV in the World. T.E.N. Future Car News 24th June, 2016

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Weekly show about future cars and future car technology.  This week news about: Tesla offers to buy Solar City; Nissan confirms next-generation LEAF electric car will have a 60 kilowatt-hour battery pack; The Solar Impulse successfully crosses the Atlantic as it nears the end of its round-the-world flight; Toyota hints it build electric cars after all; Hyperloop One signs a partnership with Russian company to revolutionize travel across the nation; BMW considers making next-generation i8 all-electric; Toyota gives the state of California massive discounts on fleet Toyota Mirais; Mercedes-Benz prepares to introduce wireless charging on its 2018 S550e Plug-in Hybrid; Germany approves more diesel gate fixes students set a new world record for fastest 0-60 time in a single-seat electric car.

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  • One Big Family  – Tesla prepares to acquire SolarCity
  • 60 kWh  – Nissan confirms next-generation LEAF will have a 60 kWh pack, 200+ mile range
  • I am a Leaf… – Solar Impulse lands in Spain after successful Atlantic crossing
  • Changing plans – Toyota hints it may start building EVs after all
  • Russian Tubes – Hyperloop signs a deal to bring Hyperloop technology to Russia
  • ICE Dump   – BMW considers making next-generation i8 an all-electric car
  • Mates’ Rates – Toyota knocks 28 percent off Mirai FCV list price for California Government
  • Wireless luxury – Mercedes-Benz confirms wireless charging will be introduced with 2018 Mercedes-Benz S550e plug-in hybrid
  • German approval – VW continues the long process of fixing dieselgate cars.
  • Blink of an eye – Grimsel sets new 0-60 mph record of just 1.5 seconds.


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