ID.R EV Breaks F1 Record, Mini Cooper SE Revealed, No tTo Model S, X Updates — TEN 257

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

  1. (00:45) Faster Than F1 – Volkswagen ID.R makes new record at Goodwood hillclimb – https://www.volkswagen-newsroom.com/en/press-releases/faster-than-formula-1-new-record-for-the-volkswagen-idr-in-goodwood-5174
  2. (01:23) Revealed – MINI Cooper SE finally revealed, specs, pricing released – https://www.press.bmwgroup.com/global/article/detail/T0298510EN/statements-press-conference-world-premiere-of-the-new-mini-electric
  3. (02:04) “No Update” – Elon Musk says no update to Model S, X — only incremental improvements – https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1123936_no-updates-for-tesla-model-s-model-x-says-musk
  4. (02:40) Expanded Alliance – Volkswagen and Ford announce extension of existing alliance to include EVs and Self-Driving cars – https://media.ford.com/content/fordmedia/fna/us/en/news/2019/07/12/ford-vw.html
  5. (03:14) Rated – Tesla Model 3 aces crash tests in Europe – https://www.euroncap.com/en/results/tesla/model-3/37573
  6. (03:50) Investment – FIAT commits to €700 million investment to produce next-gen Fiat 500e –https://www.marketscreener.com/FIAT-CHRYSLER-AUTOMOBILES-18191992/news/Fiat-Chrysler-Automobiles-FCA-s-Mirafiori-Plant-Turns-80-Work-Begins-on-New-Assembly-Line-for-the-28883771/?utm_medium=RSS&utm_content=20190711
  7. (04:27) The Open Road – Harley Davidson announces free charging with Electrify America – https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/harley-davidson-livewire-electrify-america-free-charging/
  8. (05:03) Model 3 Ramp Up – Chinese parts supplier for Tesla says it is doubling its supplies for Tesla Model 3 cars next month – https://www.digitimes.com/news/a20190710PD214.html
  9. (05:39) Autobahn Ready – Mercedes, BMW says that their cars will have level 4 self-driving capabilities, be ready to drive on the German Autobahn, by 2024 – https://www.engadget.com/2019/07/05/mercedes-bmw-level-4-self-driving-autobahn/
  10. (06:28) More Teasing – Volkswagen teases more ID3 info in latest dash-video. – then removes it!? – https://electrek.co/2019/07/10/vw-id3-dashboard-video/
  11. (06:44) Second Factory – LG Chem is considering building a second battery production facility in the U.S. – https://www.reuters.com/article/us-lg-chem-batteries-usa-exclusive/exclusive-lg-chem-considering-building-2nd-u-s-ev-battery-plant-idUSKCN1U60KZ
  12. (07:02) Major Opposition – 23 U.S. states now publicly oppose the EPA fuel economy freeze – https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1123951_23-states-now-oppose-epa-fuel-economy-freeze
  13. (07:23) Problems – Seres — formerly SF Motors — delays launch and lays off staff – https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/10/20689610/chinese-ev-startup-seres-halts-us-launch-layoff-sf5-90-people-silicon-valley
  14. (07:42) Stealing Code? – former Tesla engineer admits uploading Autopilot source code to his iCloud account before leaving the company for Xiopeng Motors-  https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/10/20689468/tesla-autopilot-trade-secret-theft-guangzhi-cao-xpeng-xiaopeng-motors-lawsuit-filing
  15. (07:58) ’Incentives’ Volkswagen working to persuade battery cell suppliers to join its electric vehicle goals – https://www.reuters.com/article/us-volkswagen-electric-batteries/vw-to-deepen-alliances-with-battery-suppliers-for-electric-push-idUSKCN1U30I8
  16. (08:17) CHAdeMO OK – Tesla officially makes Model 3 compatible with Tesla CHAdeMo adaptor – https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1123963_tesla-opens-access-to-chademo-chargers-for-model-3-drivers
  17. (08:34) Rocketman – MINI says that it may bring the Rockeman electric concept to China as an smaller-than-MINI city EV – https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/mini-rocketman-resurrected-compact-electric-car
  18. (08:49) New Regulations – The EASA releases new regulations to make autonomous VTOL aircraft taxis a reality – https://www.electrive.com/2019/07/08/easa-releases-new-electric-aircraft-regulations/
  19. (09:07) Conceptualization – Bentley showcases the EXP 100GT to envisage an all-electric future for the brand https://www.bentleymedia.com/en/newsitem/957-bentley-reimagines-the-future-of-grand-touring-with-the-extraordinary-bentley-exp-100-gt
  20. (09:26) Performance package – Polestar 2 will have an optional performance package – https://www.autoblog.com/2019/07/09/2020-polestar-2-performance-package/
  21. (09:41) Muscles, Electrified – Dodge could be going electric – https://www.autonews.com/mobility-report/dodge-sees-electric-future-its-performance-cars
  22. (09:59) Storing Power – UK National Grid proves that electric cars will help, not destroy the electricity grid – https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jul/11/electric-cars-could-form-battery-hubs-to-store-renewable-energy
  23. (10:18) Taking Over – Elon Musk continues take over of Autopilot team as more engineers lose their jobs – https://electrek.co/2019/07/09/tesla-autopilot-team-loses-engineers-elon-musk-takes-over/
  24. (10:41) XJ-Electric Confirmed – Jaguar Land Rover announces expansion of electric vehicle lineup, confirms all-electric XJ successor is on the way – https://www.jaguarlandrover.com/news/2019/07/jaguar-land-rover-accelerates-electrification
  25. (10:57) Solar Tests – Toyota begins trails of super-efficient on-car solar panels for charging EVs – https://global.toyota/en/newsroom/corporate/28787347.html?_ga=2.35470881.1096195333.1562947786-2127292456.1562947786
  26. (11:19) Twenty Years – Volkswagen expands its Silicon Valley research presence, unveils Type 20 concept EV – https://media.vw.com/en-us/releases/1174
  27. (12:04) Thank You – The mission to thank those for driving EVs – https://www.patreon.com/evthankyou/overview

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