UBER Report, Model 3 Dual Motor, Royal Wedding Car- TEN Episode 210

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

00:52 Interim Report – Initial NTSB report into Uber fatal crash makes for uncomfortable reading – https://www.theverge.com/2018/5/24/17388696/uber-self-driving-crash-ntsb-report
02:05 Dud Dealers –  New study shows that car dealerships around the world still aren’t giving electric cars a fair playing field – https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1116873_car-dealers-push-buyers-away-from-electric-cars-worldwide-not-just-u-s-studies-find
02:55  Dual Motor 3  – Tesla releases info on Model 3 Dual Motor, Model 3 Performance Dual Motor, https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/tesla-model-3-dual-motor-awd-specs-elon-musk-performance-version/
03:41 Death Wish? – …but at the same time, Elon Musk says making the entry level Model 3 right now would cause the company to die — so customers will have to wait three to six months after Tesla hits five thousand cars per week. – https://www.cnbc.com/2018/05/21/elon-musk-making-base-price-model-3-now-would-cause-tesla-to-die.html — That might not be long, since Musk emailed Tesla employees congratulating them on 500 cars per day this week — but it’s not known if that figure is going to be sustainable yet.  https://electrek.co/2018/05/24/tesla-model-3-production-battery-chassis-mariage-bottleneck/
04:24  No Recommendation (yet)  – Consumer Reports and Tesla spat over Model 3 braking tests https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1116835_consumer-reports-wont-recommend-tesla-model-3  — Why it took so long? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IldVH6b5v-0
05:14 On The Dotted Line  – BP invests $20 million in Store Dot and its super-fast charging technology-  https://www.cnbc.com/2018/05/22/bp-invests-in-israeli-battery-startup-storedot.html
05:53 V3  – Tesla says new 250 kW Superchargers should roll out later this summer

06:23 Increasing mistrust – Autonomous cars are now less trusted in the U.S. than they once were, says new study. https://www.autoblog.com/2018/05/22/americans-are-even-more-wary-of-autonomous-cars-now/
07:22  Complicit – Retrieved emails show that Fiat Chrysler discussed using cheat devices in its vehicles as early as 2010. https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1116821_new-emails-show-fca-knew-of-diesel-cheats-as-early-as-2010-report
07:58 Banned  – Some German Cities enact immediate bans on older diesel cars – https://www.autoblog.com/2018/05/18/german-cities-can-ban-older-diesel-cars-immediately/
08:37 Ramp Up  – Toyota ramps up H2 fuel cell component production – https://www.electrive.com/2018/05/24/toyota-sets-up-manufacturing-capacity-for-fc-components/
09:28 Increased Output  – BMW ramps up production of its i-brand models in Leipzig Germany https://www.electrive.com/2018/05/24/bmw-expands-leipzig-factory-to-200-bmw-i-models-daily/  (Don’t forget to go to Fully Charged Live! – http://www.fullychargedshow.co.uk/fully-charged-live-event/)  
10:19 By Royal Appointment –  royal Wedding Car!
11:16 Impressed  – Mark Webber gives his seal of approval to the Mission-E – https://newsroom.porsche.com/en/products/porsche-mission-e-mark-webber-game-changer-test-drive-weissach-track-15497.html
11:49 Childs’ Play –  One primary school in Amsterdam makes EV charging a game – http://news.evbox.com/en-WW/166094-next-generation-ready-for-future-without-fossil-fuels

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