Tesla Financials, Ford Invests in Rivian, Robotaxis – TEN 249

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

  1. (00:38) Q1 – Tesla turns a loss in Q1 2019, caused by a perfect storm of situations – https://ir.tesla.com/static-files/b2218d34-fbee-4f1f-ac95-050eb29dd42f
  2. (01:23) $500 Million Ford invests $500 in Rivian – https://media.ford.com/content/fordmedia/fna/us/en/news/2019/04/24/rivian-500-million-investment-ford.html
  3. (01:59) RHD Coming – Musk says order books for UK, Australia, NZ and other countries on the way – https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1121469940815425536
  4. (02:41) Direct from the Mine – BMW confirms that it will buy cobalt from Australia, Morocco – https://www.reuters.com/article/us-bmw-electric-cobalt/bmw-to-buy-cobalt-direct-from-australia-morocco-for-ev-batteries-idUSKCN1RZ1RK
  5. (03:15) Robotaxi! – Elon Musk promises robotaxi Teslas in just a year – https://livestream.tesla.com/
  6. (03:55) Poor Sales – Jaguar iPace struggling in North America – https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1122753_the-jaguar-i-pace-isnt-selling-well-in-the-u-s
  7. (04:30) Insurance – Tesla to launch its own insurance programs for Tesla customers next month – https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1122779_musk-tesla-will-introduce-data-informed-insurance-product-next-month
  8. (05:00) Made in Washington – Mullen Qiantu K50 will be made in Washington State — provided homologation goes ahead – https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1122792_pending-homologation-qiantu-k50-electric-sports-car-will-be-assembled-in-washington-state
  9. (05:34) Put a Bird On It Daimler commits to making all-electric Freightliner trucks in Portland, Oregon – https://daimler-trucksnorthamerica.com/influence/press-room/PressDetail/dtna-ceo-declares-path-to-zero-emission-2019-04-24
  10. (06:12) Recall Alert – Karma Revero recalled for airbag issues – https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1122752_2018-karma-reveros-recalled-for-side-curtain-airbag-issue
  11. (06:29) Fine ICE – Colorado passes bill to prevent, fine, ICEholes – https://coloradosun.com/2019/04/22/iceholes-colorado-electric-vehicle-charging-station-law/
  12. (06:53) Tesla Tweaks – Tesla tweaks Model S, Model X range – https://www.engadget.com/2019/04/23/model-s-x-motor-2019-tesla/
  13. (07:11) More Partnerships – Electrify America inks deals with more supermarkets – http://www.newspressusa.com/ViewPressRelease.aspx?pr=61379
  14. (07:29) 150 kW – Tesla keeps upping power at Supercharger Stations – https://electrek.co/2019/04/26/tesla-unlocks-more-power-supercharger-150kw/
  15. (07:48)  Charging in So Cal – Penske Truck Leasing adds 14 DC quick charging stations for heavy-duty trucks at four of its southern California facilities – https://www.gopenske.com/newsroom/2019_4_24_ptl_opens_electric_truck_chargers_sc.html
  16. (08:05) Tesla Leaf (Blower) – Elon Musk says Tesla will build a leaf blower. Is he serious? https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1120831425169674240
  17. (08:25) Nothing To See – Byton says there’s nothing to worry about as co-founder and CEO leaves firm – https://www.reuters.com/article/autoshow-shanghai-byton/rpt-autoshow-china-ev-maker-byton-says-business-as-usual-despite-management-upheaval-idUSL1N2200JB
  18. (08:38) Detroit Bound – Waymo picks Detroit factory to make its autonomous vehicles – https://www.reuters.com/article/us-waymo-selfdriving/waymo-picks-detroit-factory-for-self-driving-fleet-to-be-operational-by-mid-2019-idUSKCN1RZ1IZ
  19. (08:55) Swappin’ like a Ninja – Kawasaki Patent suggests that there’s a battery swapping system for the Ninja on the way – https://www.autoblog.com/2019/04/23/kawasaki-ninja-electric-swappable-batteries-patent/
  20. (09:13) Solid State Future – Prolgium pairs up with Enovate — to commercialize solid state battery tech – http://www.prologium.com.tw/NewsDetail.aspx?02F0EA87FB60FF52003AB70EAECFE03EC80757D9C75EC011C78774DB04F499299380D0DD63766774728C7917344688EEF7E1881D4D6EBD941CB0623747F4232B66CF613E1A6AAC5D7B021DE0284AD5FBC8785B4A1DC30EBB
  21. (09:32) Order Now! – Peugeot opens UK reservations for the e-208 – http://www.peugeotpress.co.uk/releases/1738
  22. (09?48) Spotted – MG ZS EV spotted charging in Germany –https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEO5OUaDL8g  and will come to Europe, Australia, and New Zealand – https://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/news/112088646/firstever-mg-pureelectric-vehicle-confirmed-for-new-zealand
  23. (10:05) West Cost Trucking – Washington, Oregon and California work together to replicate West Coast Electric Highway — but for trucks – https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1122754_west-coast-charging-corridor-may-expand-to-trucks
  24. (10:23) No Plugs – Bentley decides not to go with electric for now – https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/industry/bentley-model-strategy-focus-grand-tourers-and-suvs
  25. (10:39) Saving the City? – SEAT boss said was like the Minimo could save the city car – https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/small-cheap-evs-could-save-city-car-says-seat-boss
  26. (11:01) Out of Dieselgate – How some states are cleaning up with Dieselgate Money – https://www.codot.gov/news/2019/april/transit-buses-in-colorado-get-cleaner-through-vw-settlement
  27. (11:22) Classic Style – Zero Labs launches with fully-restored, classic Ford Bronco – https://www.zerolabs.com/vehicles
  28. (12:08) Fit for Iron Man – Robert Downey, Jr. Turns up at Avengers:Endgame premiere in Audi e-tron GT – https://www.motor1.com/news/346561/avengers-endgame-tony-stark-audi/

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