Pikes Peak Record, Model 3 Pricing Changs, Battery Lease Buyout: TEN Episode 214

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

(00:48) Smart Charge  – Audi announces new partnership to enable e-tron quattro to charge ‘smartly’ depending on energy generation and use https://www.audi-mediacenter.com/en/press-releases/audi-connects-the-electric-car-with-the-house-10357
(01:36) All Wheel Drive is Here  – Tesla Model 3 AWD starts production at new Production Line – https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1117292_first-tesla-model-3-performance-awd-built-musk-claims-company-was-sabotaged
(02:26) Hydrogen Partnership – Audi and Hyundai Kia to work together on FCV vehicles – https://www.audi-mediacenter.com/en/press-releases/audi-and-hyundai-intend-cooperation-on-the-development-of-fuel-cell-technology-10374
(03:11) Solid Investment ?  – Volkswagen invests in QuantumScape  https://electrek.co/2018/06/22/volkswagen-invest-solid-states-batteries-electric-cars/
(03:56) Soaring Ambition  – Solar company announces partnership with a solar airplane that will soar high in the atmosphere on solar power alone https://electrek.co/2018/06/20/this-32kw-plane-will-fly-twice-as-high-as-commercial-jets-on-sunpower/
(04:57) Stakeholding  – Porsche invests in Rimac Automobili – https://www.autoblog.com/2018/06/20/porsche-buys-stake-ev-supercar-maker-rimac/
(05:33) All About Mars – Elon Musk says he’ll use Tesla’s successes to help fund Mars Missions – https://electrek.co/2018/06/15/elon-musk-plan-sell-major-stake-tesla-finance-spacex-mars-plans/
(06:22) Fastest Time  – Volkswagen EV sets fastest times in practicing at Pikes Peak — race this weekend !https://newspress-vwusamedia.s3.amazonaws.com/videos/original/8465-YTQualifyingPikesPeakENG180621.mp4
(07:06) Communication Issues  – Nissan starts to admit 2018 LEAF has some rapid charging issues – https://m.facebook.com/groups/162244573806988?view=permalink&id=1972668916097869
(08:04) Following Tesla  – Zero Motorcycles to open its own Tesla-style store – https://cleantechnica.com/2018/06/17/zero-motorcycles-opens-its-first-exclusive-dealership/
(08:39) Shut Down  – Tesla ‘Autopilot Buddy’ shut down by NHTSA – https://electrek.co/2018/06/19/tesla-autopilot-buddy-hack-nag-shut-down-nthsa/
(09:41) Skewed Investment  – Non Chinese automakers spending far more on EV development in China than anywhere else – https://www.transportenvironment.org/press/european-carmakers-invest-seven-times-more-ev-production-china-home
(10:18) Sabotage? – Tesla sues former employee for hacking and stealing data  – https://www.autoblog.com/2018/06/20/tesla-hacking-sabotage-lawsuit/ and https://electrek.co/2018/06/21/tesla-sabotage-data-theft-scandal-crazier/
(11:20) Up to 400 kW  – CHAdeMO Association announces new CHAdeMO standard to cover charging up to 400 kW https://www.chademo.com/chademo-releases-the-latest-version-of-the-protocol-enabling-up-to-400kw/
(12:03) Life Before  – Daimler turns an old coal fired plant into a battery storage facility – http://media.daimler.com/marsMediaSite/ko/en/40586809
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