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

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Pikes Peak Record, Model 3 Pricing Changes, 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
(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 –
(13:09) Win Some Custom Luggage!

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  1. Alberto Knox

    June 30, 2018 at 9:26 pm

    My sympathies for your loss.
    & Musk was kind of a dick about the unicorn thing.

  2. Tony P

    June 30, 2018 at 9:34 pm

    So sorry Nikki. My condolences.
    I know how tough it is. I was my dad's caregiver.

  3. Tony Doubtfire

    June 30, 2018 at 9:43 pm

    So sorry to hear about the loss of your sister Nikki. A brave thing you've done and I could see you were only just holding the emotions back. Now I'm choked up too. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Alex Wallace

    June 30, 2018 at 10:13 pm

    I'm so sorry to hear your bad news. Though it may be of small comfort, we'll be thinking of you.

  5. P OBC

    June 30, 2018 at 10:17 pm

    I am at a loss for words for the strength you have shown putting this show together for us. Thank you or you dedication and my heart felt deepest condolences to you and all your loved ones.

  6. MrThorneycroft

    June 30, 2018 at 10:53 pm

    Well done Nikki. Love from Budah

  7. Daniel Ocegueda

    June 30, 2018 at 10:57 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Great work as always.

  8. O.S. Powell

    July 1, 2018 at 12:25 am

    My condolences for Susan.

  9. Luís Fernandes

    July 1, 2018 at 12:25 am

    I'm so sorry for your sister, I admire your courage. Keep her best moments in your hart, she will always be with you!

  10. G F

    July 1, 2018 at 1:47 am

    Re Elon Musk, it's plagiarism.

    My condolences for your loss.

  11. Maheswaran M.V

    July 1, 2018 at 2:00 am

    Love your effort to support renewable energy systems and electric vehicles. Transport evolved team please do an episode on "Solar panel waste and recycling". It is a serious problem for the environment. I hope the TEN team will notice this request. I am from India where Govt is rightly pushing a grand future for renewables especially solar, backed by funding. But we have one of the worst waste management system in the world. E waste leaching out of solar panels is a huge concern, since every monsoon season we get lot of rain in India. If not recycled and dumped in landfill (which is most likely scenario) this waste will surely destroy our water bodies and permanently contaminate ground water.

  12. Seán O'Nilbud

    July 1, 2018 at 3:09 am

    I think the corporation should pay the artist.

  13. Alan Brown

    July 1, 2018 at 5:15 am

    So sorry for your loss.

  14. Ellsworth M. Toohey

    July 1, 2018 at 5:24 am

    So what will you rich owners of a Tesla will do when Tesla is bankrupt and can't maintain your expensive battery pack on wheels ?

  15. sam guapo

    July 1, 2018 at 5:49 am

    It actually makes less sense that people get the lowest range model 3. Even if you don't need all the range, it will help with battery longevity having a larger battery. Just keep charging way below 80% capacity.

  16. Johnson Lai

    July 1, 2018 at 9:20 am

    My condolences. And thank you for making these videos.

  17. Gerard Schutrups

    July 1, 2018 at 10:58 am

    My condolences Nikki.

  18. David Coro

    July 1, 2018 at 11:01 am

    A big big like!

  19. David Coro

    July 1, 2018 at 11:02 am

    A big big like!

  20. william armstrong

    July 1, 2018 at 11:43 am

    No need to change anything on Patreon for me. Just happy to help you produce your insightful, accurate, precise and interesting summaries of the move towards a Brighter Greener Cleaner world 🙂 sorry its not more £.

  21. Btatas Fritas

    July 1, 2018 at 12:11 pm

    Battery lease it's so stupid when someone by a eletric car wants get free of constant expenses, otherwise buy a I.C.E.

  22. Nigel Pond

    July 1, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    So sorry for your loss

  23. narphizoid

    July 1, 2018 at 3:54 pm

    So sorry to learn of your loss.

  24. Daniel Farrant

    July 1, 2018 at 7:17 pm

    sorry to hear of your sister passing, it’s all too common these days to have are friends and family taken this way, I hope you keep up a check on it yourself, we don’t want to loose you anytime soon, cheers😬

  25. staudtj1

    July 1, 2018 at 9:15 pm

    Heartfelt regrets on the loss of your beloved sister.

  26. Brothers Winning Because Love Trumps Hate

    July 1, 2018 at 11:10 pm

    My condolences sweet heart, we're all crying with you. )=

  27. FamilyFirstJ

    July 2, 2018 at 12:08 am

    Sorry for your loss

  28. FutureSystem738

    July 2, 2018 at 1:12 am

    Great show as always, very sorry to hear about your sister, sincere condolences.

  29. ferkeap

    July 2, 2018 at 6:42 am

    Q unfortunately I heard that the Twizzy isn't (yet) among the cars, from a German site that asked that.

  30. Kevin Tucker

    July 2, 2018 at 6:49 am

    That made me fill up! Sorry for your lose Nikki.

  31. Michael Gordon

    July 2, 2018 at 10:33 am

    condolences nikki.. keep up good work.. te rullez.. u r making a difference

  32. docpaul

    July 2, 2018 at 11:05 am

    big hugs

  33. anotherlookmedia

    July 2, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    Thoughts are with you. Thanks for your kindness in making these shows.

  34. D Faulk

    July 2, 2018 at 6:13 pm

    I'm sorry to hear about your sister! Chin up!

  35. Gacheru Mburu

    July 2, 2018 at 6:52 pm


  36. Anthony Greenwood

    July 2, 2018 at 8:37 pm

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Wonderful words from a truly wonderful person.

  37. Franky Van Rietvelde

    July 2, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    My sincere condolences to you and your family.

  38. Joel Plamondon

    July 2, 2018 at 11:33 pm

    We are sending our love your way. XOXOXO

  39. Steve Riddett

    July 3, 2018 at 2:04 am

    A beautiful tribute to your sister Nikki, she sounds like a wonderful person. It’s a privilege to share your life with such a person as Susan. I can only guess how many takes you had to do to get through that without completely breaking down. Well done – it was worth it.

  40. Jörg Walossek

    July 3, 2018 at 11:55 am

    Stay tough and my condolences 🙁

  41. Miguel Paredes

    July 3, 2018 at 12:24 pm

    Sorry to hear about your sister. Keep up the enthusiasm…That is what I love most about your show.

  42. Alexis de Wouters

    July 3, 2018 at 6:48 pm

    I'm very sorry to hear about your sister, Nikki. My most sincere condolences to you and your family. Susan is not suffering anymore, she is in peace now, and will remain in your heart forever.

  43. musinclind37

    July 4, 2018 at 3:33 am

    Rest assured your sis suffers no more. Cancer is a scurge that needs to be defeated. Stay strong with your great channel and carry on!

  44. Hector Gutierrez

    July 4, 2018 at 3:50 am

    My most sincere condolences. Please keep doing what you are doing! We really like these reports and your independence!

  45. Tai Viinikka

    July 4, 2018 at 7:27 pm

    Big hug, Nikki.

  46. Jhony R Zavaleta

    July 5, 2018 at 1:50 pm

    Sorry about your loss.

  47. Godwin

    July 5, 2018 at 8:32 pm

    may her soul rest in peace

  48. Stanley Kankowski

    July 6, 2018 at 3:45 am

    So sorry for the loss of your sister, she still lives in your and our memories.

  49. imaGINAtion

    July 6, 2018 at 11:44 pm

    friendly message to Musk haters! Elon has made electric cars for almost 10 years, and his Falcon Heavy Rocket launch has made history, not only becoming the highest-capacity rocket platform since the Saturn V but accomplishing the first double autonomous booster landing. Also, his idea of building a Hyperloop system – the 5th mode of transportation in 100 years, is considered the transport system of the future. If you all can achieve what he's done, you can say whatever you want. Until then, you're nothing compared to him. Get it!

  50. Martin Co

    July 7, 2018 at 10:04 pm

    I do not see that ending coming / keep evolving you brave nikki!!

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