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Echo! Tesla Layoffs, Tokyo Motor Show Previews, Model 3 Delay Causes- TEN Future Car News 10/20/2017

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Echo! Tesla Layoffs, Tokyo Motor Show Previews, Model 3 Delay Causes- TEN Future Car News 10/20/2017

Due to a microphone failure, today’s show doesn’t have its usual high-class audio. We’re sorry — but decided you’d rather have a show than not!

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

Pushed? – Tesla fires hundreds of employees, but why?
Big Spending  – How $80 billion has been spent thus far in autonomous vehicles with no ‘clear’ leader. –
Trail By Brooklyn – GM to send its autonomous cars to New York –
Green Lit  – Battery plant in Tennessee where LEAF batteries are made gets green light to go ahead, despite impending sale. –
Upgrade Time – Zero Motorcycles updates its lineup for 2018 with longer range, more performance.
Tokyo Mobility – Nissan hints at new EV unveil coming in Tokyo later this month –
No Credits For You!  – Tesla confirms Model 3 will come without Supercharger credits –
Adopting Standards – Tesla adopts new charging standard for China. –
Northern Light – Volvo unveils Polestar 1 EV Concept –
Crazy Good – September Chinese EV sales figures show EVs really taking off – while BAIC chairman says we’ll see the one millionth Chinese EV made next year –
Blame Game  – Oppenheimer says suppliers are to blame for slow Model 3 ramp up.
Going Dutch  – The Netherlands decides to ban all internal combustion engined vehicles from its roads in just twelve years’ time –
Never gonna Give You Up – Toyota plans new fuel cell concepts for Tokyo –
Need To Peak – Volkswagen announces return to Pike’s Peak with EV race car –
Floating Power – World’s first floating wind farm goes live, produces electricity for the first time –

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  1. Mark Plain

    October 20, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    Nikki you gona love this!! Take a look at this video… push ahead to min 28:39 and enjoy

  2. Keith Allen

    October 20, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    Shame about the main mic failing, good job you run a backup, still fine to listen to ☺

  3. Jay Pase

    October 20, 2017 at 10:33 pm

    Please review ZERO Motorcycle – I'm on the fence about buying one and I live how they're even better now !

  4. psikot

    October 20, 2017 at 11:22 pm

    better audio beats better camera every time

  5. Juan-Antonio Zuniga

    October 21, 2017 at 1:45 am

    Thanks for the cool videos,

  6. MrWisemasterful

    October 21, 2017 at 2:11 am

    We have no plan to ban combustion engines in 12 years… (Echt, ik ben Nederlands en dit is onzin). Where did you get that nonsense?

  7. Tyler Peterson

    October 21, 2017 at 2:24 am

    I like your new intro!

  8. TRY to HELP you

    October 21, 2017 at 2:28 am

    great report!

  9. Rob Gibb

    October 21, 2017 at 3:48 am

    try putting the low quality audio file into audacity and play around with some settings, you'll be surprised how close you'll be able to get it to the real thing.

  10. sam guapo

    October 21, 2017 at 3:55 am

    Audio is fine. Content is more important. Maybe you can fix your demonitization problem with Google/youtube directly. Give them a call. Tell them their AI sucks.

  11. joesephwind

    October 21, 2017 at 5:10 am

    Nikki, please do a story on the Securities lawsuit from Khang & Khang LLP against Tesla. I'm not sure what they're all upset about. So what Tesla missed their Model 3 production goals, they always miss their production targets. What damage did it have? Tesla stock investors are ignoring it and their stock is still trending up. I'm curious if it's haters trying to bring Elon down?

    Btw I'm one of your Patreon supporters because I find your show with its professional level production values, unique extensive research, optimistic yet balanced reporting and your delightful British accent, really set your show apart. I don't see ads on YouTube because I pay for YouTube Red. Ads drive me crazy so $9.95 a month is a small price to pay for my sanity. Keep up the good work Nikki!


    October 21, 2017 at 5:23 am

    hope you're feeling better Nikki. No worries about the audio. We understand!

  13. Somun

    October 21, 2017 at 5:51 am

    I think I am getting some form allergy to the phrase "watch this space"

  14. Dawid Babula

    October 21, 2017 at 9:13 am

    its more problem with echo.

  15. surethom

    October 21, 2017 at 9:34 am

    Expecially here in UK & Europe we NEED 1 charging port &1 charging station that everyone can use excluding tesla all charging stations NEED quick charge options.

  16. Andrew Hunter

    October 21, 2017 at 10:08 am

    I hope you've battered down the hatches. The east coast is in for some very wet weather over the next few days.

  17. BigG .An Old Git Gaming

    October 21, 2017 at 10:54 am

    Do you not proof your videos before upload plus before publishing?? 2 minutes in Audacity would fix. A symptom of Youtube demonitization hitting channel quality 😉 This is a great channel and you do a good job and deserve to get a good income from it but keep the QC up to par 😉

  18. suryadnb

    October 21, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    Please go back to the old mic setup, the setup used for this video is… not great.

  19. Biscuits and Gravy

    October 21, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    Maybe the audio will prevent the AI from demonizing the video…
    We can hope, right?

  20. stu skivens

    October 21, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    This where the electricity in the UK (link to France) come from

  21. George Pupala

    October 22, 2017 at 5:35 am

    Nikki: Here’s a review for a brand new mike that might be helpful, especially on remotes:

  22. MrQlife

    October 22, 2017 at 8:22 am

    Ouch. What happened to the audio? Maybe put a carpet on te floor and curtains on at least 2 of the walls (non opposing)

  23. Blocky1291

    October 22, 2017 at 11:47 am

    We don't need a law banning IC vehicles! Anyone can create a spreadsheet and see what one is cheaper and a massive amount of automotive brands are moving away from producing IC vehicles anyway. These laws are only going to serve as a stigma courser that might adversely influence research into better IC systems. Reference: Plastic engine parts, laser plugs and multi-fuel engines!

  24. N C

    October 23, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    Can't wait until we start to see dual source power generation. From units like a floating wind turbines with a secondary source power like ocean currents. For all of its synergies.
    Much like dual source power vehicles can have synergies over single source vehicles, if designed properly/

  25. sleeknub

    October 23, 2017 at 9:40 pm

    "Plug-in vehicles are only as clean as the power used to create the electricity that they rely on to move". This is idea is repeated over and over again. I get the point, but it actually isn't true. Electric vehicles are massively more efficient than ICE vehicles. Because of this I bet we would be significantly better off if all vehicles were electric, even if our electricity were generated by burning hydrocarbons.

    I'm bothered by this statement because it can feed misconceptions about electric vehicles and allow people to ignore the fact that electric vehicle technology is just plain superior, in many ways.

  26. Alberto Knox

    October 24, 2017 at 2:05 am

    The Polestar looks cool!

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