Tesla Turns a Profit, Plug-in Hybrid MINI, Self-Driving Beer Truck – T.E.N. Future Car News 10/28/16

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Weekly show about future cars and future car technology. This week news about: Tesla Q3 earnings report; Honda Clarity FCV gets rated by the U.S. EPA; Why Tesla upsells to customers wanting Model 3; How electric vehicles could save the world $30 Billion a year; Nissan unveils a custom e-NV200 mobile office; Tesla’s Model X and Autopilot system heavily criticised by Consumer Reports; BMW unveils MINI Countryman S E Plug-in Hybrid; FF is reportedly behind in its payments for factory construction; arguments break out over how Volkswagen’s $2 million EV infrastructure fine-fund should be spent; Mercedes-Benz promises EQ SUV will be made in Bremen and launch by 2020; Otto completes first fully-autonomous truck delivery — for Budweiser.

  • Profitability – Tesla Q3 earnings report
  • Leading Hydrogen –  Honda Clarity FCV gets rated by the U.S. EPA
  • Upselling –  Why Tesla upsells to customers wanting Model 3
  • Major Savings –  How electric vehicles could save the world $30 Billion a year
  • Mobile Office –  Nissan unveils a custom e-NV200 mobile office
  • Being Critical – Tesla’s Model X and Autopilot system heavily criticised by Consumer Reports
  • MINI Plug – BMW unveils MINI Countryman S E Plug-in Hybrid
  • Bills to Pay? – FF is reportedly behind in its payments for factory construction
  • Argumentative – Arguments break out over how Volkswagen’s $2 million EV infrastructure fine-fund should be spent
  • EQ Selection – Mercedes-Benz promises EQ SUV will be made in Bremen and launch by 2020
  • Drink Driving? Otto completes first fully-autonomous truck delivery — for Budweiser.

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  • Albemarle

    As long as the $2b VW will spend on infrastructure has no component exclusive to VW (VW gets no competitive advantage) this is an excellent boost to EV adoption. Having spent all this money, VW will want to also take advantage of the infrastructure, lest competitors grow on their dime, so they will be more serious about electric vehicles and we will have choices!

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