Harley Davidson Live Wire, UK Mandates Home Charging, Park Your EV On A Wall — TEN 258

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

  1. (00:41) More Changes – Tesla tweaks its vehicle lineup, packages, and pricing again. https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/16/20696053/tesla-model-s-3-x-price-changes-standard-range-discontinued-long-range-performance
  2. (01:21) New Hog Harley Davidson finally releases details on production Live Wire motorcycle – https://h-dmediakit.com/us/spotlight/livewire.html
  3. (01:59) Microbattery? Canadaian startup exits stealth with a silicon printed battery – https://spectrum.ieee.org/energywise/energy/the-smarter-grid/startup-aims-to-tackle-grid-storage-problem-with-serverracksized-battery
  4. (02:40) Starting in November – Tesla Gigafactory 3 could be producing Model 3 cars as soon as November, says Morgan Stanley Analyst – https://www.businessinsider.com.au/teslas-china-factory-could-open-sooner-than-expected-morgan-stanley-2019-7
  5. (03:20) EV-Ready – UK unveils proposal that would require all new homes in the nation to be ready for EVs – https://www.ft.com/content/57d2d7dc-a725-11e9-984c-fac8325aaa04
  6. (03:57) Out With The Old – California sets aside $70 million to replace its diesel school buses with electric ones – https://www.greencarcongress.com/2019/07/20190716-cec.html
  7. (04:33) More Service Centers – Elon Musk tells fans that Tesla’s expanding into Eastern Europe with Service Centers, Superchargers, as quickly as possible https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1152064351953571841
  8. (05:09) Moon Landings? – VW launches new ad honoring the moon landing — but also comparing EV transition to moon landing… https://media.vw.com/releases/1181 ??
  9. (05:51) Moon Bound – Toyota says it’ll be bringing a hydrogen fuel cell electric car to the Moon in 2029 – https://insideevs.com/news/360558/toyota-jaxa-fcev-lunar-rover/
  10. (06:35) Smaller Energica announces smaller EV powertrains for smaller bikes – https://blog.motorcycle.com/2019/07/17/electric/energica-signs-agreement-with-dellorto-to-develop-ev-power-units-for-small-and-medium-size-vehicles/
  11. (06:54) Next Model – Audi begins modifying another production facility – this time ahead of production of the Audi e-tron GT – https://www.audi-mediacenter.com/en/press-releases/modification-work-preparations-underway-at-audi-boellinger-hoefe-for-the-audi-e-tron-gt-11903
  12. (07:12) Direct to Train – UK pilot project underway to power trains directly from solar panels – https://www.railjournal.com/infrastructure/british-operator-to-test-lineside-solar-power-supply/
  13. (07:28) 350kW – Porsche Taycan to supposedly launch with 250 kW quick charging capabilities, with 350 kW capabilities due a year later. – https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-reviews/porsche/taycan-ev/
  14. (07:44) Going Modular – Honda looks at going modular for the North American EV market – https://www.autonews.com/future-product/honda-hatches-modular-ev-plan-us
  15. (08:00) Nissan Pickup – Nissan launches an electric pickup with partner Dongfeng in China – but it won’t be sold over here for obvious reasons – https://www.facebook.com/carnewschina/posts/2588532131179466
  16. (08:20) eDumper – Meet the World’s largest all-electric truck? https://www.edumper.ch/index.php/en/gallery.html
  17. (08:42) Evija – Lotus unveils the Lotus Evija Electric hypercar – https://media.lotuscars.com/en/models/evija/evija.html
  18. (09:02) Guerrilla Advertising – Audi uses Supercharger Stations to advertise the e-tron https://www.teslarati.com/audi-etron-blocks-tesla-superchargers-advertisement/
  19. (09:20) Patent Filing – Apple’s two year old drive by wire patent revealed – https://www.motorauthority.com/news/1124074_apple-patents-steer-by-wire-steering-and-suspension
  20. (09:45) Guarantee- UK Government becomes £500 million loan guarantee to help Jaguar Land Rover make electric vehicles – https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/jul/15/jaguar-land-rover-offered-500m-loan-to-develop-electric-cars
  21. (10:03) Frozen – Trump administration freezes fines for fuel economy violations – https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1124039_trump-administration-freezes-fines-for-fuel-economy-violations
  22. (10:20) New Batteries – Great Wall Motor battery breakaway unveils new batteries — including cobalt-free NMx cells https://www.greencarcongress.com/2019/07/20190714-svolt.html
  23. (10:38) Old Name, New Go – MG ZS EV launches in the UK –https://insideevs.com/news/360436/mg-zs-ev-163-miles-wltp-uk-price/
  24. (10:56) Partnerships – CATL and Toyota form battery partnership – https://global.toyota/en/newsroom/corporate/28913488.html
  25. (11:11) Behind The License Plate – Elon Musk says the “SpaceX” cold air thrusters in the performance Tesla Roadster will be hidden behind the license plate.  https://electrek.co/2019/07/13/tesla-roadster-spacex-thruster-hidden-license-plate-elon-musk/
  26. (11:37) For a Good Cause – Audi e-tron owner takes road trip across Canada to raise money for Neuroscience charity  https://www.maryannselectricdrive.com/
  27. (12:17) Hang On A Wall – The Electric car that can be hung on a wall when you’re not using it. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/cool-retro-styled-three-wheeled-electric-car-nobe#/

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