Tesla Recall, Autonomous Towing LEAF, Electric John Deere- T.E.N. Future Car News 12/2/2016

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Weekly show about future cars and future car technology.  This week news about: Tesla’s voluntary NEMA adapter recall; Nissan announces Telematics 3G upgrade pricing for 2011-2014 LEAF; Renault announces longer-range Kangoo Z.E.; NHTSA says Tesla Model S involved in latest round of Takata airbag recalls; General Motors publishes Chevy Bolt EV manual online; Tesla gains permission to expand the Fremont production facility; Nissan demonstrates its LEAF-based Intelligent Vehicle Towing System; Rinspeed demonstrates new autonomous vehicle concept; Toyota Japan incentivizes plug-in Prius owners to drive electric; Renault shuts door on owners tweaking top speed of Twizy EV; John Deere demonstrates all-electric tractor.

  • Voluntary Recall – Tesla announces voluntary NEMA adapter recall
  • Bleeding Edge? – Nissan announces Telematics 3G upgrade pricing for 2011-2014 LEAF
  • CanGoo Further – Renault announces longer-range Kangoo Z.E.
  • Connected – NHTSA says Tesla Model S involved in latest round of Takata airbag recalls
  • Read before you buy – 2017 Chevy Bolt EV manual goes live online
  • Approved – Tesla gains permission to expand the Fremont production facility
  • Intelligent Towing  – Nissan demonstrates its LEAF-based Intelligent Vehicle Towing System
  • Future vision? – Rinspeed demonstrates new autonomous vehicle concept
  • Electric incentive – Toyota Japan incentivizes plug-in Prius owners to drive electric
  • Backdoor shut – Renault shuts door on owners tweaking top speed of Twizy EV
  • Green the Farm – John Deere demonstrates all-electric tractor

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  • Martin Lacey

    Damn – here in the UK you can’t get a tow bar for a Leaf 🙁

    • They still contravene the warrantee everywhere, but maybe eventually not?