Nissan Rapidgate, Tesla Cash Back, Emissions Cheating: TEN Episode 217

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

(00:46) Advertising Problems  – Nissan potentially about to get in trouble in the UK with Advertising standards authority over Rapidgate – https://www.bbc.com/news/business-44575399
(01:40) Money Back  – Tesla asks its suppliers for money back on model 3 parts. https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1117849_tesla-asks-suppliers-for-money-back-on-model-3-parts
(02:24) Out of the Shadows  – Faraday Future Showcases its latest testing on the “Autobhan” (https://www.ff.com/us/futuresight/autobahn-testing/?utm_medium=organic%20social&utm_source=TWITTER&utm_campaign=FF_FutureSight&utm_content=0726018_Photo_AutobahnTesting_WebsiteVisits), earns temporary certificate of Occupancy https://www.ff.com/us/press-room/tco-hanfor
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(03:06) Gearing Up  – Audi starts producing electric motors for E-Tron SUV – https://www.autoblog.com/2018/07/24/audi-launches-serial-production-of-e-tron-motors-at-hungarian-pl/
(03:50) Factory Plans  – Daimler confirms its intent to retool two of its factories to build electric car battery packs, raising the total of battery facilities to eight. https://www.autoblog.com/2018/07/25/daimler-battery-factory-sindelfingen-untertuerkheim-germany/
(04:29) Fighting in the Comments  – Tesla fans and Tesla Shorts take the gloves off – https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1117904_tesla-and-its-fans-lash-out-at-critics-commentary  (video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mD-_niE7wC4)
(05:30) Mark the Date – Audi sets date for U.S. order book, reveal for Audi e-tron – http://media.audiusa.com/en-us/releases/250
(06:03) Gasping for Fuel  – Hydrogen fuel shortage hits California – https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1117927_hydrogen-supply-shortage-leaves-fuel-cell-cars-gasping-in-california
(06:38) Take You To The Shops  – Waymo, Walmart, announce trial partnership in Arizona https://medium.com/waymo/growing-waymos-partnerships-in-metro-phoenix-965941451902
(07:23) Dirty Tricks – Automakers caught inflating their emissions in Europe so they can meet future targets.  https://www.forbes.com/sites/davekeating/2018/07/26/carmakers-are-cheating-again-but-this-time-theyre-inflating-their-emissions/
(08:19) Flying High – Terrafugia Transition set for 2019 launch, here’s what we can expect: https://www.terrafugia.com/first-flying-car-slated-for-2019-production-with-new-features/
(08:52) Battery Recycling  – China starts pilot project to ensure used electric car batteries have a good second life. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-autos-batteries/china-launches-pilot-ev-battery-recycling-schemes-idUSKBN1KF375
(09:42)  Mass Production Goals  – Toyota announces its move to mass-production of FCVs https://www.autoblog.com/2018/07/26/toyota-mass-production-hydrogen-fuel-cell-cars/
(10:26) What Drives Sales? New Study suggests that EV sales are influenced by the number of plug-in cars available, and infrastructure. https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1117922_study-equates-model-selection-infrastructure-with-electric-car-sales
(11:39) Clever Competition – NIO offers remote charging, and Tesla owners can use it too! . https://old.reddit.com/r/teslamotors/comments/91u0jq/the_future_is_here_in_china_hundredthousand_of/
(12:28) Goodbye – Sergio Marchionne of Fiat, Ferrari, passes away https://jalopnik.com/fiat-chrysler-claims-it-had-no-clue-sergio-marchionne-w-1827917185

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