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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
(01:36) All Wheel Drive is Here – Tesla Model 3 AWD starts production at new Production Line –
(02:26) Hydrogen Partnership – Audi and Hyundai Kia to work together on FCV vehicles –
(03:11) Solid Investment ? – Volkswagen invests in QuantumScape
(03:56) Soaring Ambition – Solar company announces partnership with a solar airplane that will soar high in the atmosphere on solar power alone
(04:57) Stakeholding – Porsche invests in Rimac Automobili –
(05:33) All About Mars – Elon Musk says he’ll use Tesla’s successes to help fund Mars Missions –
(06:22) Fastest Time – Volkswagen EV sets fastest times in practicing at Pikes Peak — race this weekend !
(07:06) Communication Issues – Nissan starts to admit 2018 LEAF has some rapid charging issues –
(08:04) Following Tesla – Zero Motorcycles to open its own Tesla-style store –
(08:39) Shut Down – Tesla ‘Autopilot Buddy’ shut down by NHTSA –
(09:41) Skewed Investment – Non Chinese automakers spending far more on EV development in China than anywhere else –
(10:18) Sabotage? – Tesla sues former employee for hacking and stealing data – and
(11:20) Up to 400 kW – CHAdeMO Association announces new CHAdeMO standard to cover charging up to 400 kW
(12:03) Life Before – Daimler turns an old coal fired plant into a battery storage facility –
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