Blog

It’s Tesla Model 3 Day! Join In The Fun With Our Wall-to-Wall LiveBlog Coverage

You asked for it — and we’ve listened.

Our previous Tesla event liveblog coverage has proven so popular that we’re going one step further this time with a whole day’s worth of 24LiveBlog coverage for you to enjoy, covering everything there is to know about Tesla Motors [NASDAQ:TSLA] latest production electric car — the Tesla Model 3.

We know you want it -- so here it is. Wall-to-Wall Model 3 Coverage.

We know you want it — so here it is. Wall-to-Wall Model 3 Coverage.

Later on today, we’ll get to see the car for the first time — and we’ll cover the big reveal live in our very own  Transport Evolved special with guests including Robert Llewellyn and Chelsea Sexton. But for now, join us and our friends at 24liveblog as we bring you the latest from the queues, the reservation process, and of course, the fans eager to buy Tesla’s first ‘affordable’ electric car.

Since this is a liveblog, there’s no need to refresh the page: new content will be added automatically. To enjoy, just keep the page loaded in a convenient browser window, and new content will be loaded as it is published.

(Want to show your appreciation for what we’re doing? Consider making a monthly donation to keep Transport Evolved ad-free by heading over to Patreon and making your pledge today.)

______________________________________

Want to keep up with the latest news in evolving transport? Don’t forget to follow Transport Evolved on Twitter, like us on Facebook and G+, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

You can also support us directly as a monthly supporting member by visiting Patreon.com.

VW Says Its First ID Will Cost Less Than €25,000. Is It Changing — And Is That Price Competitive?

For as long as we can remember, Volkswagen has been talking up its promised range of electric cars, showcasing a range of different “I.D.” badged concepts over the last three years.

In 2020, it will begin production of its first ID-badged car: a hatchback destined for the European market and underpinned with Volkswagen’s new MEB platform.

This week, Volkswagen has detailed what it says this new car will be priced from — €25,000 before incentives. Does this make the car competitively priced, or not? And does this mean Volkswagen is really changing its tune on electric cars, talking less and making more?

——–

Follow Nikki on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/Aminorjourney

Follow the show on Twitter https://www.twitter.com/TransportEvolve

Buy Transport Evolved SWAG : https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Transportevolved/

Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/transportevolved

Make a Bitcoin Donation. URI: bitcoin:1FJooSP4d9wNVWHyJSgP4me1HB2KX8MALW

Subscribe to our second channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXQSHyC8muqdwKOWGiHuy4g

Help Transport Evolved’s Studio Drive Drive 😉 https://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/AMDU1TULB8R6/

______________________________________

Want to keep up with the latest news in evolving transport? Don’t forget to follow Transport Evolved on Twitter, like us on Facebook and G+, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

You can also support us directly as a monthly supporting member by visiting Patreon.com.

Why Audi’s Making An Epic Mistake With The E-Tron Sales Model

After last week’s official launch of the Audi e-tron, it’s been revealed that Audi of North America — and potentially other Audi regions around the world — won’t be making its first electric car available to pick up in a dealership like any other of its models.

Instead, customers will be asked to put down a deposit online.

This way of selling the e-tron does take some of its cues from Tesla’s online ordering system, but without Tesla’s own showroom model. Audi says this will allow its dealers to sell the car without worrying about expensive overheads, but will it help or hinder sales?

We think the latter, and here’s why.

——–

Follow Nikki on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/Aminorjourney

Follow the show on Twitter https://www.twitter.com/TransportEvolve

Buy Transport Evolved SWAG : https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Transportevolved/

Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/transportevolved

Make a Bitcoin Donation. URI: bitcoin:1FJooSP4d9wNVWHyJSgP4me1HB2KX8MALW

Subscribe to our second channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXQSHyC8muqdwKOWGiHuy4g

Help Transport Evolved’s Studio Drive Drive 😉 https://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/AMDU1TULB8R6/

______________________________________

Want to keep up with the latest news in evolving transport? Don’t forget to follow Transport Evolved on Twitter, like us on Facebook and G+, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

You can also support us directly as a monthly supporting member by visiting Patreon.com.

Making EVs Affordable (For Everyone)

It’s eight years since the first generation Nissan LEAF and Chevrolet Volt plug-in cars were being prepared for market debut. And it’s nearly a decade since the first Mitsubishi i-Mievs hit the roads of Europe and Japan.

Since then, electric cars have enjoyed tremendous leaps in performance and range, leading ore and more people to pick one. But while range and performance have increased, the price has stayed just as high as it was back in 2011.

And that means that many who would really love to buy a new electric car can’t. Instead of focusing on making electric cars cheaper, automakers are instead focusing on range and acceleration.

But is that really what we need to see fore electric cars to take off? We don’t think so.

——–

Follow Nikki on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/Aminorjourney

Follow the show on Twitter https://www.twitter.com/TransportEvolve

Buy Transport Evolved SWAG : https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Transportevolved/

Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/transportevolved

Make a Bitcoin Donation. URI: bitcoin:1FJooSP4d9wNVWHyJSgP4me1HB2KX8MALW

Subscribe to our second channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXQSHyC8muqdwKOWGiHuy4g

Help Transport Evolved’s Studio Drive Drive 😉 https://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/AMDU1TULB8R6/

______________________________________

Want to keep up with the latest news in evolving transport? Don’t forget to follow Transport Evolved on Twitter, like us on Facebook and G+, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

You can also support us directly as a monthly supporting member by visiting Patreon.com.

Audi e-tron launches, Model 3 Crash Test, iPace Drives Through Chunnel TEN Episode 224

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

Follow Nikki on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/Aminorjourney

Follow the show on Twitter https://www.twitter.com/TransportEvolve

Buy Transport Evolved SWAG : https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Transportevolved/

Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/transportevolved

______________________________________

Want to keep up with the latest news in evolving transport? Don’t forget to follow Transport Evolved on Twitter, like us on Facebook and G+, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

You can also support us directly as a monthly supporting member by visiting Patreon.com.

Tesla Model X, Jaguar iPace, Mercedes-Benz EQC, Audi e-tron – Do They Cross Shop?

Try Dashnlane here: https://www.Dashlane.com/transportevolved/

Use “TransportEvolved” as your promo code to get 10% off a year of Dashlane Premium!


Ever since the Jaguar iPace, Audi e-tron and Mercedes-Benz EQC were unveiled, we’ve had requests from many of you to do a head-to-head between these three newcomers to the electric SUV market — and the established king (aka, Tesla Model X).

So we’ve done it! Because two of these cars haven’t even been offered as test-drive models yet, here’s an on-paper comparison between the four cars with the goal of asking a simple question: Do they cross shop against one another?

Watch the video above to find out, like, comment and subscribe below, and support us by using one of the two links below, by singing up for a 10$ off a year of Dashlane Premium by going to www.Dashlane.com/transportevolved/,  or by buying something from our shop.
—–

This video is sponsored by Dashlane

______________________________________

Want to keep up with the latest news in evolving transport? Don’t forget to follow Transport Evolved on Twitter, like us on Facebook and G+, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

You can also support us directly as a monthly supporting member by visiting Patreon.com.

https://youtu.be/uCFxmgTgGBY

What Is Car Free Day? (T.E. Presentation A/B Video Test!)

Today’s video is a little different!

That’s because we’re doing an A/B video test of two different presentation styles to see which ones you prefer the most. Like the video on YouTube that you like the best of the two, and we’ll use your feedback to decide what time of videos we need to make more of.

The first version of the video is above. Here’s the second version: 

https://youtu.be/-wGgtR4q6hU

Here on Transport Evolved, we like co cover cleaner, greener, safer and smarter transport. Often, that means covering the world of plug-in cars.

But what if you didn’t need a car at all for some trips, taking a bicycle, public transport, or just walking instead?  That’s the idea behind World Car Free Day.

Watch the video above to find out more, like, comment and subscribe to our channel, and support us using the links below.


Follow Nikki on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/Aminorjourney

Follow the show on Twitter https://www.twitter.com/TransportEvolve

Buy Transport Evolved SWAG : https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Transportevolved/

Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/transportevolved

Make a Bitcoin Donation. URI: bitcoin:1FJooSP4d9wNVWHyJSgP4me1HB2KX8MALW

Subscribe to our second channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXQSHyC8muqdwKOWGiHuy4g

Help Transport Evolved’s Studio Drive Drive 😉 https://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/AMDU1TULB8R6/

 

______________________________________

Want to keep up with the latest news in evolving transport? Don’t forget to follow Transport Evolved on Twitter, like us on Facebook and G+, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

You can also support us directly as a monthly supporting member by visiting Patreon.com.

Here’s How Tesla Plans To Change Its Repair Wait Times

For Tesla owners, having an accident in their car has always been a frustrating experience — not only because their prized car gets damaged, but also because of the length of time it’s historically taken their car to get repaired. Now Tesla says it’s tackling that problem by opening its own accident repair centers. But who’s to blame for the wait in the first place — and what will Tesla’s own repair centers do for it and its customers? Watch the video above to find out more, like, comment and subscribe to our channel, and use the links below to support us.


Follow Nikki on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/Aminorjourney

Follow the show on Twitter https://www.twitter.com/TransportEvolve

Buy Transport Evolved SWAG : https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Transportevolved/

Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/transportevolved

Make a Bitcoin Donation. URI: bitcoin:1FJooSP4d9wNVWHyJSgP4me1HB2KX8MALW

Subscribe to our second channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXQSHyC8muqdwKOWGiHuy4g

Help Transport Evolved’s Studio Drive Drive 😉 https://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/AMDU1TULB8R6/

 

______________________________________

Want to keep up with the latest news in evolving transport? Don’t forget to follow Transport Evolved on Twitter, like us on Facebook and G+, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

You can also support us directly as a monthly supporting member by visiting Patreon.com.

https://youtu.be/TLqBDq-Sh8g

2019 Audi e-tron Electric SUV: Everything You Need To Know

It’s here! After months of hype, Audi has finally unveiled the production version of its 2019 e-tron SUV. This all-electric mid-size SUV offers DC quick charging at power levels of up to 150 kilowatts (enough to charge from empty to eighty percent full in under thirty minutes), impressive regenerative braking capabilities, and a range of around 250 miles (400 kilometers) per charge. But what else do you need to know? What makes it special? And how much will it cost? Watch the video above to find out, like, comment and subscribe to our channel, and support us using the links below.


Follow Nikki on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/Aminorjourney

Follow the show on Twitter https://www.twitter.com/TransportEvolve

Buy Transport Evolved SWAG : https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Transportevolved/

Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/transportevolved

Make a Bitcoin Donation. URI: bitcoin:1FJooSP4d9wNVWHyJSgP4me1HB2KX8MALW

Subscribe to our second channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXQSHyC8muqdwKOWGiHuy4g

Help Transport Evolved’s Studio Drive Drive 😉 https://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/AMDU1TULB8R6/

 

______________________________________

Want to keep up with the latest news in evolving transport? Don’t forget to follow Transport Evolved on Twitter, like us on Facebook and G+, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

You can also support us directly as a monthly supporting member by visiting Patreon.com.

BMW Vision iNEXT: Is This What The BMW Of The Future Will Really Look Like?

Last week, BMW flew a modified Boeing 777F around the world with a very special cargo on board: the BMW Vision iNEXT electric concept car. BMW says this is what we can expect from the brand in the future, but is this really what BMW’s future i-brand (or even mainstream) model will look back? To find out, we look back at the i3, the i8, and try to guess what the iNEXT could really look like if it made it to production.


Follow Nikki on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/Aminorjourney

Follow the show on Twitter https://www.twitter.com/TransportEvolve

Buy Transport Evolved SWAG : https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Transportevolved/

Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/transportevolved

Make a Bitcoin Donation. URI: bitcoin:1FJooSP4d9wNVWHyJSgP4me1HB2KX8MALW

Subscribe to our second channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXQSHyC8muqdwKOWGiHuy4g

Help Transport Evolved’s Studio Drive Drive 😉 https://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/AMDU1TULB8R6/

 

______________________________________

Want to keep up with the latest news in evolving transport? Don’t forget to follow Transport Evolved on Twitter, like us on Facebook and G+, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

You can also support us directly as a monthly supporting member by visiting Patreon.com.

Will This Self-Riding, Autonomous Motorcycle Make Riding Safer?

Follow Nikki on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/Aminorjourney

Follow the show on Twitter https://www.twitter.com/TransportEvolve

Buy Transport Evolved SWAG : https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Transportevolved/

Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/transportevolved

Make a Bitcoin Donation. URI: bitcoin:1FJooSP4d9wNVWHyJSgP4me1HB2KX8MALW

Subscribe to our second channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXQSHyC8muqdwKOWGiHuy4g

Help Transport Evolved’s Studio Drive Drive 😉 https://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/AMDU1TULB8R6/


There’s nothing quite like riding a motorcycle. Wherever you are and whatever motorcycle you’re riding, it’s a very connected experience as you guide the bike where you want it to go. When the bike feels good, it’s almost like it’s part of you. Now BMW has unveiled a self-riding autonomous motorcycle that it has been developing for the past few years. It can ride around a track on its own without a human rider — and BMW says it will use the lessons its learned from the project to make regular motorcycles safer to ride. But will semi-autonomous rider assistance systems help or hinder? And what will it mean for the future of the motorcycle? Watch the video above to find out more, like, comment and subscribe to our channel, and support us using the links above.

______________________________________

Want to keep up with the latest news in evolving transport? Don’t forget to follow Transport Evolved on Twitter, like us on Facebook and G+, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

You can also support us directly as a monthly supporting member by visiting Patreon.com.

Tesla Unlocks Supercharging, Extra Capacity: Important Information For Electric Car Owners In The Path of Hurricane Florence

Find the latest information on Hurricane Florence at https://www.nhc.noaa.gov Tesla has enabled extra capacity on all software-limited Tesla Model X 60 and Model S 60 variants fitted with 75 kWh battery packs. It has also enabled free supercharging for everyone escaping the storm. Listen to ALL official local announcements on the storm. If you are told to evacuate, evacuate. Do not ignore warnings! If you are not under mandatory evacuation and decide to not but shelter in place, learn how to keep your home running from your electric car here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADqk4IjzjXs  Do not drive in the storm. Do not drive through fast-flowing storm flood water.


Hurricane Florence is a Category Four storm that may become a Category Five storm. It will be hitting North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Virginia if it follows current predicted path. Landfall is expected in the next 24-to-48 hours. Here’s some important information if you. are affected by the storm and own an Electric Car.


Follow Nikki on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/Aminorjourney

Follow the show on Twitter https://www.twitter.com/TransportEvolve

Buy Transport Evolved SWAG : https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Transportevolved/

Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/transportevolved

Make a Bitcoin Donation. URI: bitcoin:1FJooSP4d9wNVWHyJSgP4me1HB2KX8MALW

Subscribe to our second channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXQSHyC8muqdwKOWGiHuy4g

Help Transport Evolved’s Studio Drive Drive 😉 https://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/AMDU1TULB8R6/

______________________________________

Want to keep up with the latest news in evolving transport? Don’t forget to follow Transport Evolved on Twitter, like us on Facebook and G+, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

You can also support us directly as a monthly supporting member by visiting Patreon.com.

https://youtu.be/yifOGFnPIIk

Will 50-Mile Plug-in Hybrids Get More People Dumping The Pump?

Follow Nikki on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/Aminorjourney

Follow the show on Twitter https://www.twitter.com/TransportEvolve

Buy Transport Evolved SWAG : https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Transportevolved/

Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/transportevolved

Make a Bitcoin Donation. URI: bitcoin:1FJooSP4d9wNVWHyJSgP4me1HB2KX8MALW

Subscribe to our second channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXQSHyC8muqdwKOWGiHuy4g

Help Transport Evolved’s Studio Drive Drive 😉 https://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/AMDU1TULB8R6/


Plug-in hybrids have, for various reasons, been given a hard time by hardened electric car enthusiasts over the years. 

They’re more complicated than conventional electric cars, are more costly to maintain, and until recently, only came with a range of between 10 and 20 miles per charge before their gasoline engine needed to kick in. 

While there are more people plugging in than ever before, with rising plug-in car sales around the world, a large proportion of them are hybrid owners switching to electric — not ICE owners switching to a plug-in vehicle. 

A new generation of plug-in hybrids are coming to market with ranges around the 50-mile (80km) mark. And it’s got us wondering. Are these the cars to get people plugging and dumping the pump? 

Watch the video above to find out more, like, comment and subscribe to our channel, and support us using the links above. 

______________________________________

Want to keep up with the latest news in evolving transport? Don’t forget to follow Transport Evolved on Twitter, like us on Facebook and G+, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

You can also support us directly as a monthly supporting member by visiting Patreon.com.

It’s National Drive Electric Week — But What Is It?

Follow Nikki on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/Aminorjourney

Follow the show on Twitter https://www.twitter.com/TransportEvolve

Buy Transport Evolved SWAG : https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Transportevolved/

Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/transportevolved

Make a Bitcoin Donation. URI: bitcoin:1FJooSP4d9wNVWHyJSgP4me1HB2KX8MALW

Subscribe to our second channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXQSHyC8muqdwKOWGiHuy4g

Help Transport Evolved’s Studio Drive Drive 😉 https://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/AMDU1TULB8R6/


This week is National Drive Electric Week — an entire week devoted to the celebration of electric and plug-in hybrid cars! 

If you’re yet to make the plunge it’s also a great opportunity to find out more information about owning and driving a plug-in car by heading to a local NDEW event, where you’ll be able to talk to electric and plug-in hybrid cars about the pros and cons of life with a plug-in. 

Watch the video above to find out more, like, comment and subscribe to our channel, and support us using the links above. 

And if you want to find a National Drive Electric Week event near you, head to www.driveelectricweek.org 

Come and join us in Wilsonville, Oregon, or support our channel sponsors, the Electric Motor Club of High Point at their event!

______________________________________

Want to keep up with the latest news in evolving transport? Don’t forget to follow Transport Evolved on Twitter, like us on Facebook and G+, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

You can also support us directly as a monthly supporting member by visiting Patreon.com.

Let’s Talk About Elon Musk Taking a Toke…

Follow Nikki on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/Aminorjourney

Follow the show on Twitter https://www.twitter.com/TransportEvolve

Buy Transport Evolved SWAG : https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Transportevolved/

Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/transportevolved

Make a Bitcoin Donation. URI: bitcoin:1FJooSP4d9wNVWHyJSgP4me1HB2KX8MALW

Subscribe to our second channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXQSHyC8muqdwKOWGiHuy4g

Help Transport Evolved’s Studio Drive Drive 😉 https://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/AMDU1TULB8R6/


On Thursday evening this week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk was a guest on the Joe Rogan Experience (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycPr5-27vSI). During the show, he ended up taking a puff from a Marijuana tobacco cigarette.

That act, not only caused Tesla and Musk to hit the headlines yet again on Friday Morning, but is being blamed by some as the reason two executives left the company and Tesla shares fell on Friday morning.

But is that really the case? Are we missing the most important things that this two-and-a-half hour unedited livestream can show us?

Watch the video above to find out more, support us using the above links, and if you like this video, share it!

______________________________________

Want to keep up with the latest news in evolving transport? Don’t forget to follow Transport Evolved on Twitter, like us on Facebook and G+, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

You can also support us directly as a monthly supporting member by visiting Patreon.com.

Mercedes-Benz EQC, Tesla model 3 Outsells BMW, Uniti Goes to Australia : TEN Episode 222

Follow Nikki on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/Aminorjourney

Follow the show on Twitter https://www.twitter.com/TransportEvolve

Buy Transport Evolved SWAG : https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Transportevolved/

Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/transportevolved

Make a Bitcoin Donation. URI: bitcoin:1FJooSP4d9wNVWHyJSgP4me1HB2KX8MALW

Help Transport Evolved’s Studio Drive Drive 😉 https://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/AMDU1TULB8R6/


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

______________________________________

Want to keep up with the latest news in evolving transport? Don’t forget to follow Transport Evolved on Twitter, like us on Facebook and G+, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

You can also support us directly as a monthly supporting member by visiting Patreon.com.

Which Country Will Get Flying Cars First?

Follow Nikki on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/Aminorjourney

Follow the show on Twitter https://www.twitter.com/TransportEvolve

Buy Transport Evolved SWAG : https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Transportevolved/

Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/transportevolved

Make a Bitcoin Donation. URI: bitcoin:1FJooSP4d9wNVWHyJSgP4me1HB2KX8MALW

Subscribe to our second channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXQSHyC8muqdwKOWGiHuy4g

Help Transport Evolved’s Studio Drive Drive 😉 https://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/AMDU1TULB8R6/


It’s 2018! Where’s my flying car?

All jokes aside, there are a lot of companies around the world spending a lot of money investing in flying vehicle technology (it feels wrong to call many of them ‘flying cars’, but that’s the term that most people seem to have stuck with).

Yet, developing a flying car, pod, or other autonomous air transport isn’t just as easy as building the thing and proving the technology works. There are a lot of complicated hurdles which must be jumped through before any sort of automated flying personal transport is legal. And while some countries really want flying cars to become a reality, the legislative process seems to be holding them up.

So which country will get flying cars first? And why?

Watch the video above to find out, like, comment and subscribe to our channel, and support us by using one of the links above.

______________________________________

Want to keep up with the latest news in evolving transport? Don’t forget to follow Transport Evolved on Twitter, like us on Facebook and G+, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

You can also support us directly as a monthly supporting member by visiting Patreon.com.

Formula Extreme E: What We Know Thus Far

Follow Nikki on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/Aminorjourney

Follow the show on Twitter https://www.twitter.com/TransportEvolve

Buy Transport Evolved SWAG : https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Transportevolved/

Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/transportevolved

Make a Bitcoin Donation. URI: bitcoin:1FJooSP4d9wNVWHyJSgP4me1HB2KX8MALW

Subscribe to our second channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXQSHyC8muqdwKOWGiHuy4g

Help Transport Evolved’s Studio Drive Drive 😉 https://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/AMDU1TULB8R6/


Over the past few years, the FIA Formula E race series has helped change hearts and minds when it comes to both the use of electric vehicles in motorsport and the use of electric vehicles in everyday life.

Growing from a small, quirky race series with a car-swap in the middle of each race, Formula E has grown into a fully-established electric car race series. Later this year when the 2018/19 race season gets under way, teams will no-longer have to swap cars mid race thanks to a new vehicle design with a battery pack large enough to last the entire race, further growing the legitimacy of the sport.

Late last week, it was reported that Formula E may be about to launch a brand-new race series for off-road electric vehicles, called Formula Extreme E. But what is it, and what will its impact be on the world of motor racing?

Watch the video above to find out, like, comment and subscribe, and support us using the links above.

______________________________________

Want to keep up with the latest news in evolving transport? Don’t forget to follow Transport Evolved on Twitter, like us on Facebook and G+, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

You can also support us directly as a monthly supporting member by visiting Patreon.com.

The Mercedes-Benz EQC Wants Tesla’s Customers Back

EDIT: Since publishing this video, Mercedes-Benz’s parent company Daimler has stated that the 200-mile quote given for the EQC’s range in initial press materials is wrong. It is asking journalists to use the preliminary 450-kilometer (279-mile) NEDC rating instead. A real-world EPA range will be announced later. 

EDIT: We incorrectly refer to the production date of this car as being for a 2019 model year car. It’s going to be launched in the second half of next year as a 2020 model year car. We apologize for getting this wrong in the video. 

Follow Nikki on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/Aminorjourney

Follow the show on Twitter https://www.twitter.com/TransportEvolve

Buy Transport Evolved SWAG : https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Transportevolved/

Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/transportevolved

Make a Bitcoin Donation. URI: bitcoin:1FJooSP4d9wNVWHyJSgP4me1HB2KX8MALW

Subscribe to our second channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXQSHyC8muqdwKOWGiHuy4g

Help Transport Evolved’s Studio Drive Drive 😉 https://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/AMDU1TULB8R6/


It’s been a while coming, but earlier today Mercedes-Benz finally unveiled its first mass-produced electric SUV. Called the 2019 Mercedes-Benz EQC, this compact SUV has a claimed range of around 200 miles (321 kilometers) per charge, a total of 300 kilowatts of power available through its all-wheel drivetrain, rapid charging capabilities allowing a 10%-80% rapid charge cycle to take around 40 minutes with a compatible 110 kilowatt CCS quick charge station, and plenty of advanced driver assistance features.

It is the first of ten all-new electric models Mercedes-Benz says it will bring to market in the next three and a half years.

Which brings us to the question. Is this what the future for Mercedes-Benz looks like? And should Tesla be scared?

Like, Comment and Subscribe, support us using the links above, and why not buy something from our shop?

______________________________________

Want to keep up with the latest news in evolving transport? Don’t forget to follow Transport Evolved on Twitter, like us on Facebook and G+, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

You can also support us directly as a monthly supporting member by visiting Patreon.com.

How to Win a Tesla, Tesla Stays Public, Jaguar i-Pace claims new record: TEN Episode 221

Enter the CCFRaffle to win a Tesla Model S, Model X, Model 3 or $50,000 in cash, head to CCFraffle.com and enter “transportevolevd” in the coupon code window.

Follow Nikki on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/Aminorjourney

Follow the show on Twitter https://www.twitter.com/TransportEvolve

Buy Transport Evolved SWAG : https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Transportevolved/

Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/transportevolved

Make a Bitcoin Donation. URI: bitcoin:1FJooSP4d9wNVWHyJSgP4me1HB2KX8MALW

Help Transport Evolved’s Studio Drive Drive 😉 https://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/AMDU1TULB8R6/


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

______________________________________

Want to keep up with the latest news in evolving transport? Don’t forget to follow Transport Evolved on Twitter, like us on Facebook and G+, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

You can also support us directly as a monthly supporting member by visiting Patreon.com.

Want To Win a Tesla Model S, Model X, or Model 3? Here’s How!

Who wouldn’t want to win a brand-new Tesla Model S, Model X and Model 3?

Here’s your chance!

Transport Evolved has teamed up with the Chicago Chesed Fund (www.chicagochesedfund) and its forth annual Tesla Raffle (www.CCFraffle.com) to give viewers the chance to win a brand new Tesla (or $50,000 in cash).

The Chicago Chesed Fund is a Chicago-based nonprofit helping families in crisis throughout the Chicago area. It currently offers more than forty programs and services ranging from food bank and financial assistance to fertility programs and employment search assistance and in the past year alone has helped more than four thousand individuals.

We’re excited to be helping raise awareness of this charity and its excellent raffle, so be sure to head to CCFraffle.com and buy your raffle ticket (or tickets). By entering “transportevolved” in the coupon window, you can buy two raffle tickets for $175, a $25 discount off the standard $200 price of two tickets.

The prize draw takes place this coming Labor Day (Monday, September 3, 2018), and there are only a total of 3,999 tickets available, so be sure to hurry so you don’t miss out!

Good luck!

 

______________________________________

Want to keep up with the latest news in evolving transport? Don’t forget to follow Transport Evolved on Twitter, like us on Facebook and G+, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

You can also support us directly as a monthly supporting member by visiting Patreon.com.

https://youtu.be/DhiAO24ItK0

Will Faraday Future Prove Skeptics Wrong (And Bring Its FF-91 Electric Car To Market?)

Follow Nikki on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/Aminorjourney

Follow the show on Twitter https://www.twitter.com/TransportEvolve

Buy Transport Evolved SWAG : https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Transportevolved/

Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/transportevolved

Make a Bitcoin Donation. URI: bitcoin:1FJooSP4d9wNVWHyJSgP4me1HB2KX8MALW

Subscribe to our second channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXQSHyC8muqdwKOWGiHuy4g

Help Transport Evolved’s Studio Drive Drive 😉 https://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/AMDU1TULB8R6/


Chinese-backed Silicon Valley startup Faraday Future has experienced a fairly tumultuous time in its short life, dashing headlong from two flashy reveal ceremonies at CES 2016 and CES 2017 to continued reports of financial trouble and bills not paid.

But in recent months, Faraday Future, aided by a fresh round of investment, seems to be doing far better than it once was. Earlier this week, it celebrated building its first pre-production vehicle on the newly-finished production line at its Hanford, California production facility.

Which leads us to ask. After years of causing us to doubt its future, is Faraday Future finally turning a corner, and will it prove its critics wrong?

Watch the video above to find out, like, comment and subscribe, and support us using the links above.

______________________________________

Want to keep up with the latest news in evolving transport? Don’t forget to follow Transport Evolved on Twitter, like us on Facebook and G+, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

You can also support us directly as a monthly supporting member by visiting Patreon.com.

https://youtu.be/PH2Iem17YOA

Tesla’s Not Going Private: What Now?

Follow Nikki on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/Aminorjourney

Follow the show on Twitter https://www.twitter.com/TransportEvolve

Buy Transport Evolved SWAG : https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Transportevolved/

Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/transportevolved

Make a Bitcoin Donation. URI: bitcoin:1FJooSP4d9wNVWHyJSgP4me1HB2KX8MALW

Subscribe to our second channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXQSHyC8muqdwKOWGiHuy4g

Help Transport Evolved’s Studio Drive Drive 😉 https://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/AMDU1TULB8R6/


Less than three weeks after sending the stock market into a frenzy with the news that he was considering taking Tesla private at a price of $420 U.S. per share with “funding secured,” Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced late on Friday night last week that Tesla wouldn’t be going private after all.

Now that this particular piece of news has sunk in and we’ve all adjusted to the notion of Tesla staying a publicly traded company (at least for now) — not to mention the news that Volkswagen was supposedly interested in purchasing a stake in the company only to be turned down — it’s time to ask what’s next for Tesla?

We’ve given it some thought. Here are the things we think Tesla needs to focus on in order to enable it to continue to grow beyond this point.

Watch the video above to find out more, like, comment and subscribe, and support us by buying something from our shop or by making a donation above.

______________________________________

Want to keep up with the latest news in evolving transport? Don’t forget to follow Transport Evolved on Twitter, like us on Facebook and G+, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

You can also support us directly as a monthly supporting member by visiting Patreon.com.

https://youtu.be/xPzXzKpv1xY

Why Hasn’t Battery Swapping For Electric Cars Caught On Yet?

Follow Nikki on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/Aminorjourney

Follow the show on Twitter https://www.twitter.com/TransportEvolve

Buy Transport Evolved SWAG : https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Transportevolved/

Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/transportevolved

Make a Bitcoin Donation. URI: bitcoin:1FJooSP4d9wNVWHyJSgP4me1HB2KX8MALW

Subscribe to our second channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXQSHyC8muqdwKOWGiHuy4g

Help Transport Evolved’s Studio Drive Drive 😉 https://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/AMDU1TULB8R6/


We all know that electric cars can’t refuel as quickly as their internal combustion engined counterparts, which is why we’ve seen several attempts over the years to establish battery swap stations for electric cars.

The most successful to date was the Better Place battery swap system, which operated in Israel and parts of Denmark. But while it managed to build a network of battery swap stations, the company eventually declared bankruptcy.

Since then, Tesla has also tried to work on a battery swap idea, but again, with limited success.

If battery swapping is such a great idea then (and charging still takes longer than battery swapping) what’s holding it up?

We explain all in the video above.

Like, Comment and subscribe, and support us using one of the three links above.

______________________________________

Want to keep up with the latest news in evolving transport? Don’t forget to follow Transport Evolved on Twitter, like us on Facebook and G+, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

You can also support us directly as a monthly supporting member by visiting Patreon.com.

Should Rival Automakers Be Scared Of The Hyundai Kona Electric?

Follow Nikki on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/Aminorjourney

Follow the show on Twitter https://www.twitter.com/TransportEvolve

Buy Transport Evolved SWAG : https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Transportevolved/

Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/transportevolved

Make a Bitcoin Donation. URI: bitcoin:1FJooSP4d9wNVWHyJSgP4me1HB2KX8MALW

Subscribe to our second channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXQSHyC8muqdwKOWGiHuy4g

Help Transport Evolved’s Studio Drive Drive 😉 https://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/AMDU1TULB8R6/


To date, Hyundai hasn’t done a whole lot in the electric vehicle and plug-in hybrid marketplace. Its IONIQ electric car (available for the last year or so) has been well-received, but due to battery supply issues, it’s not always been super-easy to get hold of one. That, and while efficient, its range isn’t anything to get super-excited about.

But now there’s a new Hyundai electric car coming to market in the form of the Hyundai Kona Electric. It’s already available in some markets, and should be available in many world markets by the end of this year.

Offering the same styling as the gasoline Hyundai Kona SUV, this compact five-seater also manages an EPA-approved range of 258 miles (415 kilometers), placing it above the Chevrolet Bolt EV, Renault Zoe EV and Nissan LEAF in the range charts. It also offers up to 100 kW rapid charging, but retails for less than the long-range Tesla model 3.

Which brings us to today’s question. If Hyundai can make enough, should other automakers be scared? We think so. here’s why.

Don’t forget to like, comment and subscribe and support us using one of the two links above.

______________________________________

Want to keep up with the latest news in evolving transport? Don’t forget to follow Transport Evolved on Twitter, like us on Facebook and G+, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

You can also support us directly as a monthly supporting member by visiting Patreon.com.

Five Things We Don’t Yet Know About Tesla’s Planned Privatization

Follow Nikki on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/Aminorjourney

Follow the show on Twitter https://www.twitter.com/TransportEvolve

Buy Transport Evolved SWAG : https://shop.spreadshirt.com/Transportevolved/

Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/transportevolved

Make a Bitcoin Donation. URI: bitcoin:1FJooSP4d9wNVWHyJSgP4me1HB2KX8MALW

Subscribe to our second channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXQSHyC8muqdwKOWGiHuy4g

Help Transport Evolved’s Studio Drive Drive 😉 https://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/AMDU1TULB8R6/


Just under two weeks ago Elon Musk made an unexpected announcement on his Twitter account stating that he was considering taking Tesla private at a price of $420 U.S. per share. He also stated he hand “funding secured”.

In the time since that tweet, there have been a lot of rumors flying around surrounding exactly what he meant, what it means for Tesla, and how the future of the company will look. The problem is that it’s also lead to a lot of misinformation surrounding the potential privatization.

Yesterday and today, we’ve published videos covering the five things we do know about the potential deal, and five things we don’t yet know.

Today, we’re focusing on the five things we do not yet know.

Watch the video above to find out more, like, comment and subscribe, and support us using the links above.

______________________________________

Want to keep up with the latest news in evolving transport? Don’t forget to follow Transport Evolved on Twitter, like us on Facebook and G+, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

You can also support us directly as a monthly supporting member by visiting Patreon.com.