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Weekly show about future cars and future car technology.  This week news about:

  1. Top Off, More Buzz – BMW i8 Coupe and Roadster break ground in Los Angeles – https://www.press.bmwgroup.com/global/article/detail/T0276225EN/the-new-bmw-i8-roadster-the-new-bmw-i8-coupe
  2. Cheaper to Drive – USC proves that driving an electric car can save you $770 of fuel per year — wherever you are in the U.S – http://www.ucsusa.org/sites/default/files/attach/2017/11/cv-report-ev-savings.pdf
  3. Megawatts – Toyota announces Tri-Gen project – http://pressroom.toyota.com/releases/toyota+build+worlds+first+megawatt+scale+100+percent+renewable+power+hydrogen+generation+station.htm
  4. Deep Bid  – Boring Company to bid for downtown Chicago to O-Hare transport link – https://www.autoblog.com/2017/11/30/elon-musk-boring-company-bid-chicago-downtown-ohare/
  5. Taking on Tesla  – GEM Says All Autonomous Vehicles Must Be Electric – https://electrek.co/2017/11/30/gm-electric-vehicle-autonomous-driving-tesla/ 
  6. Niro Plug-in  – Kia reveals Niro Plug-in Hybrid with 26 miles of electric range https://www.kiamedia.com/us/en/media/pressreleases/13279/kia-motors-america-introduces-2018-niro-plug-in-hybrid-crossover-at-los-angeles-auto-show 
  7. Wrangling Electricity  – Jeep promises all-electric model for 2020 – https://electrek.co/2017/11/30/jeep-electric-wrangler-2020/
  8. Cross Talk  – Volkswagen confirms ID Crozz Electric SUV for U.S. by 2020 – https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1114037_volkswagen-id-crozz-electric-suv-to-launch-in-us-in-2020
  9. Partnership  – BMW looking to make MINI all-electric, wants to collaborate with other automakers – https://www.reuters.com/article/us-autoshow-la-bmw/bmw-looking-for-partners-to-develop-electric-small-cars-idUSKBN1DT0ZW
  10. Rated  – Tesla Model 3 gets official EPA rating for longer-range battery pack https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-3-epa-rating-310-miles-322-city/
  11. Production Concerns Tesla fights poor quality off the production line – https://www.reuters.com/article/us-tesla-quality-insight/build-fast-fix-later-speed-hurts-quality-at-tesla-some-workers-say-idUSKBN1DT0N3
  12. Death Watch – Faraday Future running out of time to pay back Convertible Note http://www.businessinsider.com/faraday-future-fundraising-deadline-debt-2017-11
  13. Moving Up  – Lucid moves into new HQ –https://lucidmotors.com/stories/lucid-motors-new-california-headquarters?utm_medium=email&utm_source=mailchimp&utm_campaign=blog-lucid-motors-new-california-headquarters-27nov2017&utm_term=media
  14. Ethically Sourced  – Automakers pledge to source raw battery materials from ethical sources – https://www.autoblog.com/2017/11/29/automakers-ethical-minerals-sourcing-electric-cars-drive-sustainability/  
  15. Electric Future  – Airbus, Rolls-Royce and Siemens team up on Electric airplane projects – http://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2017/11/airbus–rolls-royce–and-siemens-team-up-for-electric-future-par.html

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