EPA Rollback, Tesla Model 3 Release Candidates, Lucid Air Pricing – T.E.N. Future Car News 3/17/17

Weekly show about future cars and future car technology.  This week news about:  Tesla completes latest round of investment funding, raises $1.2 billion in equity; Kia Soul EV to get larger-capacity battery pack for 2017 model year; Pres. Trump vows to end “assault” on auto industry, reopens EPA emissions consultation period;  Porsche confirms Mission E sports sedan will follow Tesla with OTA; Intel announces acquisition of Mobileye for $15.3 billion; Tesla produces and tests release candidates for Model 3; Electrify America submits first of five budgets for $2Bn, 10-year project; Alphabet’s Waymo seeks injunction to stop Uber from continuing its autonomous vehicle project;  Lucid Air pricing announced from $60,000; Faraday Future accuses Chinese firm of copying FF91; Rooster Teeth founder gets his Tesla Model S shaded in flat color.

  • More Money – Tesla completes latest round of investment funding, raises $1.2 billion in equity
  • Playing Catch-Up – Kia Soul EV to get larger-capacity battery pack for 2017 model year
  • Dangerous Blow – Pres. Trump vows to end “assault” on auto industry, reopens EPA emissions consultation period
  • Over-the-Air – Porsche confirms Mission E sports sedan will follow Tesla with OTA
  • Big Buy  – Intel announces acquisition of Mobileye for $15.3 billion
  • Release Candidates – Tesla produces and tests release candidates for Model 3
  • Spending Plans  – Electrify America submits first of five budgets for $2Bn, 10-year project
  • Stop it! – Alphabet’s Waymo seeks injunction to stop Uber from continuing its autonomous vehicle project
  • Cheaper than thought – Lucid Air pricing announced from $60,000
  • Copycat?  – Faraday Future accuses Chinese firm of copying FF91
  • Flat Color – Rooster Teeth founder gets his Tesla Model S shaded in flat color – DL Content

 

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