Long-Range BMW i3, Model 3 Profitability, Personal Drone On The Way: TEN Episode 216

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

(00:48) Longer Distance i3? – BMW rumored to be developing a 200+ mile battery pack for the BMW i3. https://electrek.co/2018/07/19/bmw-i3-rumor-new-battery-cell-upgrade-range/
(01:40) Goodwood Records – Volkswagen I.D. R and NIO EP9 both set records at Goodwood – https://www.autoblog.com/2018/07/16/vw-id-r-goodwood-ev-record/ and https://www.autoblog.com/2018/07/16/nio-ep9-ev-goodwood-record/
(02:29) Production Starts  – Kona Electric production starts, deliveries begin in South Korea while shipping starts to the rest of the world.  https://electrek.co/2018/07/20/hyundai-kona-electric-production/
(03:07) Polestar 2  – Volvo (polestar) promises a 350-mile range for the all-electric Polestar 2 https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1117738_volvo-confirms-polestar-2-electric-sedan
(03:52) Cuban Connection Severed – Panasonic suspends link with battery material supplier due to violation of Cuba embargo -https://electrek.co/2018/07/20/panasonic-cobalt-supplier-tesla-model-s-x-batteries-cuba/
(04:20) Strong Reception – Porsche says there’s already strong demand for the Taycan – https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/porsche-taycan-specs-sale-date-performance
(05:20)  Profitable?  Tesla model 3 breakdown by Munroe and Associates says it’s very profitable.
(06:15) Feeling Sportier – Nissan NISMO LEAF going on sale in Japan at the end of this month – https://newsroom.nissan-global.com/releases/release-75b19d3a1fdacef505523031452507d9-180719-01-e
  (06:55)   Official Ratings  – Dual Motor Model 3, Performance Model 3, get EPA ratings. – https://electrek.co/2018/07/17/tesla-model-3-dual-motor-performance-versions-official-epa-ratings/
(07:36)  Locally-Produced – Volkswagen looks to the U.S. to build ID Cross, ID Buzz – https://www.autoblog.com/2018/07/19/volkswagen-id-buzz-crozz-us-production/
(08:22)  Roll Back Plan  – U.S. Government said to be almost ready to release its rollback plans for EPA rules. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-07-19/trump-auto-mileage-rollback-plan-is-said-to-be-nearing-release
(09:16) We’re  Number One?  – Nissan LEAF becomes the most popular EV in Europe https://electrek.co/2018/07/18/nissan-leaf-best-selling-ev-europe/
(10:03) Autonomous Record  – Tesla Model 3 breaks distance record — by itself. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chpy0Yz5eNs
(10:46) High-Mileage  – Tesla Model S has a high mileage – https://electrek.co/2018/07/17/tesla-model-s-holds-up-400000-miles-3-years/
(11:22) Second Life  – BMW partners with EVGo to launch charging stations powered by used  i3 EV battery packs https://www.evgo.com/about/news/evgo-announces-grid-tied-public-fast-charging-system-second-life-batteries/
(12:05)BlackFly – Silicon Valley Startup leaves stealth, promises we’ll have a flying car to buy next year. https://www.autoblog.com/2018/07/17/blackfly-flying-car-drone-opener-flight-approved/

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