Tesla Privatization, Audi e-Tron Power Boost, Porsche Taycan Specs, : TEN Episode 219

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

(00:32) Feeling Private  – Elon Musk says Tesla is going Private – https://money.cnn.com/2018/08/08/investing/elon-musk-tesla-going-private-tweet/index.html
(01:34) Getting Boosted   – Audi confirms more details about e-Tron SUV, including ‘boost mode’. https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/audi-e-tron-electric-suv-pikes-peak-regenerative-braking-test/
(02:26) Further Investment – Nikola Trucks secures a further $100 million in investment – https://nikolamotor.com/press_releases/nikola-raises-100-million-in-august-49
(03:15) Free Upgrade – Elon Musk says new third-generation, plug-and-play upgrade for Autopilot will be free for those who have already paid for “full Autonomy” for their cars. https://electrek.co/2018/08/08/tesla-autopilot-hardware-upgrade-free-with-full-self-driving-package/
(03:54) Small Company, Big Plans  – Sono enters final phase of testing for its Sion Solar car in Germany, promises production in 2019 https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1118108_sono-sion-solar-car-starts-testing-in-germany
(04:46)  Preventable – IIHS says it believes the Uber death earlier this year may have been preventable had the car been using its original Volvo tech – https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-08-07/uber-death-may-have-been-avoidable-with-volvo-s-tech-iihs-says
(05:38) Taxing Change – UK’s HMRC adds a new mileage reimbursement figure for electric car owners – https://www.fleetnews.co.uk/news/fleet-industry-news/2018/08/08/hmrc-to-publish-afr-for-100-electric-cars
(06:33) No, Mr. President – California Air Resources Board pushes ahead with proposal to keep current fuel emission standards, even if the U.S. EPA and Trump Administration want to lower it. https://www.arb.ca.gov/regact/2018/leviii2018/leviiipro.pdf?_ga=2.176550051.783262088.1533669056-446607795.1484971874
(07:33) Nearing the Limit – Like Tesla before it, GM nears the 200,000 car limit for the U.S. Federal Tax Credit program for EVs – https://www.electrive.com/2018/08/07/usa-gm-getting-close-to-200000-ev-sales/
(08:25) Spanish Research – Virgin Hyperloop One to build a research center in Spain. https://www.autoblog.com/2018/08/08/virgin-hyperloop-one-spain-research-facility/
(09:01) Safer Hydrogen – The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Council in Australia develops a new technique to store hydrogen — as Ammonia. https://www.csiro.au/en/News/News-releases/2018/CSIRO-tech-accelerates-hydrogen-vehicle-future
(09:54) Specs – Porsche confirms tech specs for twenty nineteen Porsche Taycan – https://newsroom.porsche.com/en/products/porsche-taycan-mission-e-drive-unit-battery-charging-electro-mobility-dossier-sportscar-production-christophorus-387-15827.html
(10:35) Ouch – Range Rover P400e Priced, while future Land Rover lineup will all get plugs by 2024. (https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/industry/every-jaguar-land-rover-be-renewed-2024 ) and https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1118119_2019-land-rover-range-rover-plug-in-hybrid-pricing-starts-at-96145
(11:21) The First One’s Free – Tesla starts pushing Autopilot freebies to encourage adoption – https://electrek.co/2018/08/09/tesla-autopilot-free-over-the-air-autopilot-trials/
(12:00) Going Public – Canadian firm Electra Meccanica gets ready for IPO -https://electrek.co/2018/08/10/electra-meccanica-ev-startup-public-solo-three-wheeler-electric-tofino-roadster/

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