BMW Scares Employees With Tesla, Waymo Public Tests, LEAF AT-EV, T.E.N. Future Car News 4/28/2017

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Weekly show about future cars and future car technology.  This week news about: BMW uses fear of Tesla, to spur its employees to like EVs; Tesla slashes Model X 60D to 75D battery unlock price by 30%, and introduces automatic braking with latest software update for Autopilot 2.0 cars; GM Reveals that Bolt Ev drivers already cover further miles than an average EV driver;  Waymo launches its first public trial of self-driving cars, using Waymo MiniVan in Phoenix, AZ;  Tesla doubles supercharger sites this year ahead of Model 3, while streamlining body repair certification process. At the same time, Tesla offers German Tesla Automation employees a pay rise, and takes delivery of first batch of Model 3 construction robots; Audi opens reservations for e-tron quattro;Kitty Hawk flying electric personal transport comes out of stealth; Used Tesla model S electric cars are selling more quickly than other luxury cars; Uk has its first coal-free day since the INdustrial revolution;  MINI confirms that all-electric MINI will be a marque “Superhero”; LEAF takes on 10,000 MIle Mongol Rally.

  • Fear Tactics – BMW uses fear of Tesla, to spur its employees to like EVs
  • Updates – Tesla slashes Mod el X 60D to 75D battery unlock price by 30%, and introduces automatic braking with latest software update for Autopilot 2.0 cars.
  • Longer Fun – GM Reveals that Bolt Ev drivers already cover further miles than an average EV driver.
  • Phoenix Experiment – Waymo launches its first public trial of self-driving cars, using Waymo MiniVan in Phoenix, AZ.
  • Model 3 Prep  – Tesla doubles supercharger sites this year ahead of Model 3, while streamlining body repair certification process. At the same time, Tesla offers German Tesla Automation employees a pay rise, and takes delivery of first batch of Model 3 construction robots.
  • Reservations Open  – Audi opens reservations for e-tron Quattro
  • Kitty Hawk – Kitty Hawk flying electric personal transport comes out of stealth
  • Faster Sale – Used Tesla model S electric cars are selling more quickly than other luxury cars
  • UK Goes Coal Free – Uk has its first coal-free day since the INdustrial revolution.
  • Plug-in Superhero – MINI confirms that all-electric MINI will be a marque “Superhero”
  • Mongol Bound – LEAF takes on 10,000 MIle Mongol Rally

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