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ecoTEC 109:

  • 00:42 Tesla Q3 Deliveries
  • 01:19 Volvo XC40 EV Frunk
  • 01:59 Audi confirms platforms for future models
  • 02:33 Porsche ramps up Taycan production
  • 03:11 Lucid starts work on Arizona factory
  • 03:39 New MINI to go on a diet, go electric
  • 04:17 Polestar 2 Priced in Europe
  • 04:52 Smart Summon given thumbs up
  • 05:39 Nissan IMK Concept
  • 06:12 Tesla pulled over with no-one driving it

ecoTEC 108:

  • 00:52 – Bollinger reveal event
  • 01:35 – Tesla aiming for 100k deliveries in Q3
  • 02:08 Byton M-Byte SUV Production for US chosen
  • 02:45 Volvo Teases XC 40 EV
  • 03:22 Nissan LEAF upgrades possible!
  • 04:04 Toyota confirms next-generation Mirai FCV
  • 04:45 – Canno launches
  • 05:20 Hennesy Tuning to work on Porsche Taycan
  • 05:57 Tesla, SpaceX partner on Mars Mission
  • 06:34 Dieselgate arrests
  • 07:11 Gennovation GXR Breaks Records

ecoTEC 107:

  • 00:50 Climate Strike
  • 01:30 Zero’s 2020 Lineup
  • 02:06 Tesla Model 3 Aces U.S. Crash Tests
  • 02:40 Volocopter Demos
  • 03:11 Tesla Track Record
  • 03:40 Daimler ditches ICE
  • 04:08 BMW i3 to End
  • 04:41 ID3 Selling Outside of EU?
  • 05:22 Strikers promised electric pickup
  • 05:57 Arcimoto Evergreen
  • 06:31 Porsche Taycan Turbo S going on the ‘ring?
  • 07:08 EPA, Trump face battle over fuel economy, EV Rules

ecoTEC106:

  • 00:47 Taycan Launch
  • 01:35 Mercedes-Benz EQC 5-Star EuroNCAP Crash Test
  • 02:06 Tesla goes after Porsche Taycan
  • 02:41 Rimac Crash Testing
  • 03:17 Ford Showcases Mustang inspired EV in Camouflage
  • 03:49 Model 3 has great sales in UK!
  • 04:21 ID.R sets records in China
  • 5:00 Ford F150 EV Ute promised before 2022
  • 05:40 Volkswagen lowers e-Golf e-Up Prices
  • 06:13 NTSB finds driver at fault in Autopilot crash
  • 06:52 VW-sanctioned e-Beetle conversion
  • 07:30 Charging with McDonald’s

ecoTEC 105:

  • 00:47 Taycan Launch
  • 01:35 Mercedes-Benz EQC 5-Star EuroNCAP Crash Test
  • 02:06 Tesla goes after Porsche Taycan
  • 02:41 Rimac Crash Testing
  • 03:17 Ford Showcases Mustang inspired EV in Camouflage
  • 03:49 Model 3 has great sales in UK!
  • 04:21 ID.R sets records in China
  • 05:00 Ford F150 EV Ute promised before 2022
  • 05:40 Volkswagen lowers e-Golf e-Up Prices
  • 06:13 NTSB finds driver at fault in Autopilot crash
  • 06:52 VW-sanctioned e-Beetle conversion
  • 07:30 Charging with McDonald’s

ecoTEC 104:

  • 00:44 Aptera returns
  • 01:24 JT Jia quits Faraday Future
  • 01:57 Holden makes Bolt EV better
  • 02:32 Make your car Tesla-powered
  • 03:10 Polestar production
  • 03:41 Ditch the steering wheel
  • 04:12 Taycan at Nurburgring
  • 04:48 VoloCity unveiled
  • 05:24 Kiwi Rally team go electric!
  • 06:06 Bollinger plans launch
  • 06:40 Don’t chase after your Tesla

ecoTEC 103:

 

ecoTEC 102

  • 00:50 – Audi e-tron aces US Crash tests
  • 01:30 Mercedes planning big plug-in surprise at Frankfurt Motor Show
  • 02:01 Tesla Supercharging is Free again (with every new Model S or Model X)
  • 02:37 Wireless charging coming to BMW in North America
  • 03:19 Ford’s mysterious vehicle built with Rivian may be an SUV, not a ute!
  • 04:05 Daimler gets the eCascadia big rig on the road
  • 04:40 MINI confirms 45,000 hand-raisers for the Cooper S E EV
  • 05:21 Jaguar offers special deals to Tesla customers who buy an iPace
  • 06:06 Proterra launches “Proterra Powered”
  • 06:40 Porsche Taycan Launch date set
  • 07:21 Body Mod key for your Tesla!

ecoTEC 101

  • 00:50 Budget e-tron coming to Europe
  • 01:35 2,500th TX e-city electric black cab made
  • 02:18 Porsche advertises Mission e to Kids in Playmobil Movie
  • 02:53 Electrify America gets robotic charging stations
  • 03:27 Tesla launches Megapack energy storage product
  • 04:04 U.S. Government try to kick-start autonomous car bill
  • 04:28 India revamps incentives for EVs!
  • 05:21 Tesla Dog Mode error discovered – fix promised!
  • 05:59 Mercedes-Benz EQS S-class style EV on the way
  • 06:37 Tesla Model 3 Gets ANCAP 5-Star Rating!
  • 07:10 New Cannonball Run record for EV set in Model 3
  • 07:44 24-hours on an electric motorcycle!

 

ecoTEC 100

  • 00:49 ecoTEC’s 100th Episode Giveaway!
  • 01:04 Tesla Model 3 in New Zealand
  • 01:32 Tesla Earnings Call
  • 02:14 Tesla loses key executive
  • 02:51 GM Pushes Back self-driving plans
  • 03:36 Ford F150 EV Ute Shows its Muscle
  • 04:15 US group calls for investigation into Autopilot
  • 05:05 Nissan LEAF recall alert
  • 05:39 Automakers defy Trump, strike deal with California (
  • 06:19 Self-Driving valet goes live in Stuttgart
  • 06:58 China number 1 for electric buses!
  • 07:39 What not to do when you run out of charge!

 

ecoTEC 99:

  • 00:46 Tesla lineup changes
  • 01:23 Harley Davidson Live Wire Launches
  • 02:02 Microbattery showcased using computer chip techniques
  • 02:43 Tesla Gigafactory 3 online by November
  • 03:24 UK says all new homes need EV charging
  • 04:00 California supports EV School Bus switchover
  • 04:36 Tesla launches service in Eastern Europe
  • 05:12 Volkswagen compares EV rollout to moon landings
  • 05:54 Toyota showcases H2 Moon Rover
  • 06:38 Man makes e-tron cross-country road trip in honor of his late wife.
  • 07:18 The car that can park on the wall!

ecoTEC 98:

  • 00:55 Volkswagen ID.R sets new record
  • 01:33 MINI Cooper SE Revealed
  • 02:12 No refresh to Model S or Model X
  • 02:48 Ford and VW expand their partnership
  • 03:22 Model 3 aces EuroNCAP tests
  • 03:59 FIAT invests heavily in new 500e production
  • 04:36 Harley Davidson gets charging partnership in the US
  • 05:12 Tesla prepares massive ramp-up in Model 3 production
  • 05:47 BMW, Mercedes-Benz ready level 4 Autobahn capabilities
  • 06:34 VW Concept Microbus looks cute but doesn’t go far
  • 07:18 EVThankYou Project

ecoTEC 97:

  • 00:46 WeShare service launched in Germany
  • 01:29 BMW pushes forward EV plans
  • 02:17 Claimed Tesla hack dismissed by Tesla
  • 02:58 Tesla Roadster 2.0 acceleration time lengthened
  • 03:38 VW confirms battery cell supply for next five years
  • 04:23 Tesla rumored to be working on new battery cell
  • 05:06 Old Nissan LEAF batteries to power football stadiums
  • 05:48 Apple Acquires autonomous car company
  • 06:25 Kiwi company says it has developed replacement batteries for the Nissan LEAF
  • 07:22 New Electric plane takes to the skies
  • 08:01 The Terminator goes undercover to promote EVs

ecoTEC 96:

  • 00:47 Tesla Software update reduces range
  • 01:31 Renault Nissan joins with Waymo on Self-Driving Taxi program
  • 02:08 Peugeot e-208 priced in Europe
  • 02:48 New Renault ZOE revealed
  • 03:29 VW details battery warranty
  • 04:06 Florida green-lights driverless cars
  • 04:44 Peugeot e-2008 revealed
  • 05:11 Renault to ditch Diesel in India
  • 05:59 VW owns past mistakes in EV ads
  • 06:36 Renewables overtake coal in USA
  • 07:23 DIY Tesla Ute!

ecoTEC 95:

  • 00:48 Hyundai NEXO FCV debuts in NZ
  • 01:26 FCA Renault deal dead
  • 02:01 Tesla Shareholder Meeting
  • 02:48 Toyota’s new EVs
  • 3:25 VW battery investment
  • 04:03 Renault ZOE next gen leak
  • 04:42 Rivian batteries to Puerto Rico
  • 05:19 Open Access EV charging
  • 05:55 Honda e specs published
  • 06:28 Cycling makes your city safer
  • 07:07 Lilium sets up software teams in London
  • 07:36 The high-end flying VTOL car

ecoTEC 94:

  • 00:46 Tesla Model 3 comes to New Zealand!
  • 01:28 FCA proposes merger with Renault
  • 02:03 VW worries about battery supplies
  • 02:37 Chinese-made Tesla priced
  • 03:09 Big Oil plays dirty tricks in Arizona, USA
  • 03:50 Honda e getting cameras instead of mirrors in Europe
  • 04:25 Wind, Solar now cheaper pretty much everywhere on the planet when compared to fossil fuels
  • 04:58 Singapore to get first Volvo Port for Volocopter eVTOL craft
  • 05:29 MINI Cooper SE Tows a plane
  • 06:05 Chevy Bolt Spotted in Australia. Is it coming to NZ?

ecoTEC 93:

  • 00:55 Tesla has 10 months to make money
  • 01:32 Audi e-Tron gets 5-star crash rating
  • 02:01 Sono Sion gets 10,000 pre-orders
  • 02:35 Apple tried to buy Tesla in 2013
  • 03:16 Rivian R1T goes Overland (
  • 04:26 India looks to ban ICE three-wheelers, ICE scooters
  • 04:41 BMW i3 Recall Alert
  • 05:13 Toyota says H2 will reach cost parity with Hybrids within 10 years
  • 05:56 Bye Aerospace teams up with Blackbird Charter Air Services
  • 06:34 Two Model 3s race to prove tunnels are faster!

ecoTEC 92: 

  • 00:53 VW ID.3 gets 10,000 reservations in one day
  • 1:34 BMW planning full autonomous iNEXT fleet for 2021
  • 02:13 Elon Musk hints full self driving might be coming sooner than thought
  • 02:51 Hyundai Kona gets 3-phase charger for European markets
  • 03:27 Tesla helps Fiat Chrysler out of emissions fines
  • 04:05 Mercedes-Benz EQC starts production
  • 04:42 Cruise Automation gets more money
  • 05:20 Mercedes-Benz EQV promised
  • 05:57 Nissan’s battery supplier announces new high-density battery
  • 06:34 UK spends a week without coal
  • 07:05 IMF says fossil fuel subsidies crossed $5 Trillion this year
  • 07:47 Couple get inappropriate with a Tesla Autopilot’s help

ecoTEC 91:

  • 00:42 Hyundai IONIQ EV gets range boost
  • 01:13 Tesla raises extra money
  • 01:55 NIO lays off staff
  • 02:29 Prius Prime gets an update
  • 03:05 Faraday Future gets a loan
  • 03:39 Energica offers electric motorbike riding school
  • 04:25 Daimler looking at 3 MW charging for trucks
  • 05:02 Holden’s parent company says yes to electric Ute
  • 05:55 Jaguar iPace selling well against other Jaguar models
  • 06:22 Tesla gets around Canadian EV incentive rules

ecoTEC 90:

  • 00:47 Tesla Q1 financials
  • 01:30 Ford invests in Rivian
  • 02:07 Tesla Model 3 Coming to NZ SOON!
  • 02:49 BMW buying ethical cobalt from Australia, Morocco
  • 03:22 Tesla promises robotaxi future… next year!
  • 04:03 Jaguar iPace has poor sales in North America
  • 04:37 Tesla launching its own insurance for Tesla owners
  • 05:08 Mullen chooses Washington State to make Qiantu K50
  • 05:42 Daimler picks Portland, Oregon to make electric trucks
  • 06:16 Nissan Leaf coming to NZ!
  • 06:53 Classic Ford Bronco gets EV makeover
  • 07:36 Iron Man loves the e-tron GT

ecoTEC 89:

  • 01:05 Nikola World
  • 01:57 Tesla changes prices, policies
  • 02:32 Autonomous driving predictions pushed back
  • 03:10 Audi rethinks e-tron production numbers
  • 03:46 Aston Martin Rapide E Debuts
  • 04:19 Holden trademarks “Bolt EUV”
  • 04:53 Sono Motors announces production partner in NEVs
  • 05:34 Proterra launches financing program for bus battery packs
  • 06:13 Jaguar iPace getting a sibling
  • 06:48 Smart Car to die in North America
  • 07:28 The Netherlands to Australia — in an EV!

ecoTEC 88:

  • 00:56 Audi e-tron range rated in the U.S.
  • 01:36 German automakers accused of collusion, holding back emissions controls
  • 02:15 Tesla Q1 estimates released
  • 02:58 Lucid funding secured
  • 03:38 Ford reveals European electrification strategy
  • 04:10 Tesla Network hinted at
  • 04:51 Volkswagen secures supply of Lithium
  • 05:28 Volvo XC40 EV on the way
  • 06:04 Ford, Toyota, GM work with SAE on autonomous vehicle standards
  • 06:47 Rivian trademarks new names
  • 07:27 Easter egg arcade games in Tesla’s new software

ecoTEC 87:

  • 00:50 Coal crossover point reached in the U.S.
  • 01:45 No price drop for Chevy Bolt EV
  • 02:08 Tesla Model 3 Standard Range delayed
  • 02:47 Daimler joins forces with Geely on Smart Car
  • 03:26 Why customers need more EV education!
  • 04:06 China changes its EV incentives
  • 04:42 Elon Musk confirms Tesla store policies
  • 05:25 BMW EVs go winter testing
  • 05:58 Tesla raises price of Model Y before it’s launched
  • 06:38 Porsche Taycan Winter Testing
  • 07:15 North American SeaPlanes going 100% Electric!

ecoTEC 86:

  • 00:45 VW, Northvolt join for new battery research group
  • 01:21 Faraday Future deathwatch continues
  • 01:57 Tesla makes big push at the end of quarter
  • 02:34 Ford plans new electric cars
  • 03:13 Nikola Motors buys land for a factory
  • 03:45 Tesla Model 3 outsells all other EVs in one month in Europe!
  • 04:20 Automakers asked to make batteries zero emission during manufacturing
  • 05:05 BMW commits to more plug-ins, all-electric models
  • 05:43 Mercedes-Benz e-Sprinter finishes winter testing
  • 06:20 GM (Holden) invests in EVs in USA
  • 07:02 Tesla Referral program is back!
  • 07:43 Hyundai announces UK pricing of the NEXO FCV
  • 08:14 Arcimoto launches cargo-carrying variant

ecoTEC 85:

  • 00:53 Tesla Model Y reveal
  • 01:44 Jaguar iPace gets 100 kW Charging
  • 02:24 Volkswagen AG revises EV production goals
  • 03:07 Karma Set to re-launch at Shanghai Auto Show
  • 03:38 Cruise Automation increases hires
  • 04:16 Polestar warns it may not sell in USA
  • 04:54 Faraday Future sells off land
  • 05:31 Volkswagen ID2 order books open May 8
  • 06:12 Briz EVolve Motorhomes in NZ!
  • 07:14 Daimler and BMW rumored to be working together on EVs
  • 07:44 Tesla Model 3 given more range via an over-the-air update
  • 08:19 Volvo autonomous electric bus hits the roads of Shanghai

ecoTEC 84:

  • 00:44 Audi Q4 e-tron concept debuts
  • 01:25 Tesla V3 Supercharger
  • 02:06 400,000 Nissan LEAFs sold
  • 02:43 Jeep teases plug-in hybrids
  • 03:16 Volkswagen debuts ID Buggy
  • 03:55 Model Y reveal date set
  • 04:32 Harley Davidson Livewire specs updated
  • 05:11 Honda E prototype debuts
  • 05:51 NIO in trouble?
  • 06:25 Volkswagen rapid charging system showcased
  • 07:03 Jaguar iPace becomes 2019 European Car Of The Year
  • 07:42 Ride an Energica for charity
  • 08:25 Goodyear reinvents the wheel

ecoTEC 83:

  • 00:51 Model 3 Standard Range revealed
  • 01:40 Electric Porsche Macan coming
  • 02:16 Tesla closes stores
  • 02:52 Zero SR/F unveiled
  • 03:28 Lucid SUV coming?
  • 04:05 Polestar 2 launched
  • 04:41 Tesla tweaks its lineup
  • 05:15 U.S. Celebrates 41 Plug-ins you can buy
  • 05:45 BMW, Daimler work together on autonomous cars
  • 06:25 Car buyers say “electric is the future”
  • 06:59 Rivian uses Ford F-150 Ute as test mule
  • 07:35 Mercedes-Benz EQC not delayed, says Daimler
  • 08:02 Last Chevy (Holden) Volt rolls off the production line

 

ecoTEC 82:

  • 00:49 Rivian gets patent for removable ‘Jerry Can’ battery pack for R1T pickup
  • 01:26 Electric Cars are great for jobs!
  • 02:03 Tesla hits 200,000 Model 3s
  • 02:37 Volvo delivers FL electric trucks
  • 03:15 Tesla Model 3 standard range removed from Tesla website
  • 03:45 Daimler and BMW launch joint mobility services
  • 04:24 Volkswagen announces battery recycling plans
  • 05:01 Model 3 leasing to soon start in some markets
  • 05:37 Volkswagen asks its suppliers to reduce their emissions
  • 06:14 Solar Bill of Rights introduced to California legislature
  • 07:01 Nissan’s Second-life camping battery concept
  • 07:35 Audi e-tron goes up a Ski Slope
  • 08:10 Fully electric music video (powered by an e-Golf!)

ecoTEC 81:

  • 00:44 Audi e-tron SUV pre-orders hit 20,000
  • 01:17 Nikola offers battery version of Nikola H2 Trucks
  • 01:55 Tesla pushes dog mode, sentry mode
  • 02:37 VW Ford EV partnership in trouble
  • 03:16 Specs teased for new Renault ZOE
  • 03:53 Tesla cancels European delivery contract (
  • 04:34 Rivian gets investment money from Amazon
  • 05:13 Mercedes Benz EQC sold out for one year
  • 05:50 Kia Soul EV Rated
  • 06:29 Tesla, Daimler consider electric Sprinter baby
  • 07:12 New software from U of M predicts human movement better for self-driving cars

 

ecoTEC 80:

  • 00:38 Tesla buys Maxwell Technologies
  • 01:14 Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi talk autonomous cars with Waymo
  • 01:53 Tesla Model 3 starts deliveries in Europe
  • 02:33 Ford F150 EV spied
  • 03:11 Nissan NV200 ditches ICE
  • 03:52 Honda secures EV batteries
  • 04:32 Lyft goes green
  • 05:08 Prius sales hammered
  • 05:48 Tesla batteries at Electrify America charging sites
  • 06:26 Model 3 gets a price drop in some markets
  • 07:15 Commercial Outlander PHEV on the way
  • 08:00 Fuel shortage in Mexico drives EV sales
  • 08:32 Archimoto launches new high-end variant

 

ecoTEC 79:

  • 00:40 – Tesla Q4 Report
  • 01:27 – Nissan LEAF e-Plus Range Change
  • 02:05 – Free Charging With Porsche Taycan For 3 Years
  • 02:45 – Audi Joins Vehicle to Grid Push
  • 03:23 – Global Rapid Chargers Go Off Line — Then Come Back On Again
  • 04:01 – Mercedes-Benz Teases Electric V-Class
  • 04:40 – Model 3 Comes to China
  • 05:15 – VW Sharing MEB Platform With Other Car Companies
  • 05:55 – Chargeway Goes Live in US
  • 06:38 – Audi Prices Charging in Europe for E-Tron Owners
  • 07:19 – NIO ES8 Owner Bricks Car In Traffic Trying Software Update
  • 07:54 – Audi Teases Super Bowl Ad With e-Tron GT In It
  • 08:26 – Tesla’s Butt Robot

ecoTEC 78:

  • 00:41 Nissan Rapidgate software Fix
  • 01:19 e-Up orders halted in Europe
  • 02:00 Tesla Model 3 test-drives in Europe
  • 02:36 Mercedes-Benz announces factory for batteries in Poland
  • 03:15 Nikola Trucks offers former Tesla workers jobs
  • 03:56 CCS to get V2G capability
  • 04:40 Autonomous Electric VTOL plane takes flight
  • 05:12 Dodge working on electrifying its muscle cars
  • 05:51 Holden working on plug-in utes
  • 06:20 Tesla shareholders offered a chance to ask questions during earnings call
  • 06:59 Volkswagen I.D. R prepares to set record at Nurburgring
  • 07:33 Getting toilets at charging stations

ecoTEC 77:

  • 00:53 Ford’s Electric Ute
  • 01:35 Tesla Layoff
  • 02:17 Ford and VW Work Together
  • 02:52 Audi and Amazon working on home charging
  • 03:36 Mercedes-Benz EQB
  • 04:20 No more Tesla Referral Program
  • 04:55 Livewire priced
  • 05:37 EV sales growth in Europe
  • 06:17 Lightning Strike electric motorcycle priced
  • 06:57 Holden’s Never Replaced an EV battery
  • 07:38 Toyota suffers sales drop because of Model 3

ecoTEC 76:

  • 00:49 Volkswagen ID tested in South Africa
  • 01:28 Elon Musk thinks about buying a new factory
  • 02:05 Which nation trusts autonomous vehicles the most
  • 02:41 Electra Meccanica Solo enters into production in China
  • 03:18 Boring Company opens its first tunnel
  • 03:55 CES goes self-driving for 2019
  • 04:36 California Buses Go Electric
  • 05:14 Tesla launches five-minute delivery
  • 05:50 How to say “Taycan” properly
  • 06:20 A plane called “Alice” needs a little more money
  • 06:57 Tesla says ‘no’ to gunshot damage

ecoTEC 75:

  • 00:50 Autopilot will Soon Drive To Work For You
  • 01:26 Hyundai Kona Electric Gets U.S. Pricing
  • 02:03 Formula E Kicks Off This Weekend
  • 02:35 Hyundai Nexo Not Price Competitive
  • 03:15 Porsche Taycan Sold Out!
  • 03:51 BMW i4 Investment
  • 04:20 Elon Musk on 60 Minutes
  • 04:59 Mercedes-Benz EQC Crash Test
  • 05:38 Tesla Semi Caught Charging!
  • 06:12 Self-Driving John Deere
  • 06:51 Fake Noises in Mitsu Outlander PHEV Ad
  • 07:24 New Production EV Track Record!

ecoTEC 74:

ecoTEC 73:

  • 00:52 Hyundai gets second supplier for EV batteries
  • 01:30 Tesla announces new Chair of the Board of Directors
  • 02:07 Waymo gets ready to offer autonomous (paid) taxi service
  • 02:37 Tesla Model 3 to get CCS in Europe (and Probably NZ Too)
  • 03:14 Holden says no to electric pickups (for now)
  • 03:51 Faraday Future gets a lifeline from a Blockchain company
  • 04:26 Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell plug-in fuel cell hybrid goes on sale
  • 05:12 Volkswagen promises fifty million evs — and fifty million batteries too
  • 05:52 Quarter million dollar classic Ford Mustang that’s all electric
  • 06:28 Electric Ural teased
  • 07:05 Has someone stolen an EV1?
  • 07:54 Dubai Police get Hoverbikes

ecoTEC 72:

  • 00:49 Harley Davidson announces Livewire motorcycle for 2019
  • 01:32 Jaguar iPace is really inefficient
  • 02:09 Renault Twizy going to Seattle for Lime rental service
  • 02:51 Faraday Future sets up a go fund me for its employees
  • 03:24 New battery announced that dramatically lowers cobalt content of lithium-ion batteries
  • 04:09 Elon Musk personally tests autopilot pre-release software
  • 04:53 Uber wants to start self-driving tests again
  • 05:28 Tesla says Chinese customers will get Model 3 cars from March next year
  • 06:11 Daimler isn’t scare of Tesla Semi
  • 06:41 Elon Musk walks the length of the Boring Company’s first tunnel
  • 07:11 Community PowerBank goes online in Australia
  • 07:57 Just who is “Fact Checking” on the Tesla Motors Club Forum?

ecoTEC 71:

  • 00:46 Faraday Future loses two more executives, the future looks dim.
  • 01:30 Tesla releases its parts catalog online at last
  • 02:00 Ford and Volkswagen hint they may work together on electric cars
  • 02:36 Tesla prepares to roll out new advanced summon features for Autopilot-equipped cars.
  • 03:14 Volvo and Baidu agree to work together on self-driving electric cars
  • 03:47 Hyundai IONIQ hybrid and plug-in hybrid recalled
  • 04:23 Tesla pushes hard on Model 3 Mid-Range to help U.S. customers get rebates
  • 04:57 Waymo gets approval to test autonomous cars on the roads of California, without a driver!
  • 05:33 Youtube signs streaming agreement with Formula E
  • 06:04 How nearly half of the world’s EVs are in just twenty-five cities
  • 06:49 BMW makes big investment to prepare for Mini-E
  • 07:22 Two different starman-themed products launch

ecoTEC 70:

  • 00:41 Tesla turns a profit in Q3, 2018
  • 01:19 120 kW wireless charging debuted
  • 01:54 Mid-Range Model 3 Gets a Price Hike
  • 02:32  Nissan Leaf gets approved for V2G connectivity in Germany
  • 03:09  Faraday Future tightens its corporate belt, lays staff off.
  • 03:33 Tesla Model S falls from Consumer Reports’ Reliability Survey — Model X hits 10-least reliable cars list
  • 04:08 Volkswagen Boss Herbert Diess says the company will have electric cars as good as Tesla’s at half the price by 2020
  • 04:41 Tesla looking to produce Model 3 and Model Y at its Shanghai factory, Musk has approved prototype for production.
  • 05:08 GM’s Latest Cruise autonomous vehicle testing is slower than anticipated.
  • 05:47 Uniti announces plans to build the Uniti One in the UK –
  • 06:15 Zero updates its 2019 motorcycle range
  • 06:53 Volkswagen promises more SUVS — so it can invest more in EVs and autonomous vehicles?

 

ecoTEC 69:

  • 00:48 Tesla Opens order book for ‘Mid-Range’ Model 3
  • 01:29 Nissan dealer sheets suggest Nissan is going to offer longer-range LEAF at $5,500 U.S. over lower-range model
  • 02:04 Tesla’s deal with SEC approved by Federal Court
  • 02:39 Porsche confirms Mission E Cross-Turismo for production (
  • 03:13 Tesla takes Full Self Driving option off the table for all Tesla models
  • 03:53 Jaguar starts U.S. deliveries of iPace, provides EPA figures that aren’t so impressive
  • 04:24 Jaguar reportedly considers going all-electric
  • 04:52 Is NIO’s battery swapping system really being taken seriously?
  • 05:25 Canadian dealerships really struggle to keep up with plug-in demand.
  • 06:01 EuroNCAP releases videos showing how various cars (including Autopilot and ProPIlot ) react in an emergency
  • 06:41 Jaguar has a spooky halloween ad out for the iPace

ecoTEC 68:

  • 00:39 Tesla claims Model 3 is safest car NHTSA has tested, NHTSA clarifies scope of testing
  • 01:31 Volkswagen’s Herbert Diess says auto industry will lose 100,000 jobs if everyone goes electric –
  • 02:05 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change launches its harshest warnings yet
  • 02:50 Longest Range – Mercedes-Benz shooting fo 100km plug-in hybrid drivetrain in GLE Plug-in Hybrid
  • 03:28 BMW recalls chargers on nearly all 2018, 2019 plug-in models
  • 03:55 Faraday Future tries to get out of its deal with Evergrande Health
  • 04:23 Oakridge National Laboratory showcases repurposing hard drive magnets in electric car motors
  • 04:59 FCA readies itself to produce a plug-in hybrid Jeep Renegade https://www.caranddriver.com/news/202…
  • 05:25 Mercedes-Benz begins construction of battery production facility in Tuscaloosa, USA
  • 05:53 Audi’s upcoming e-tron GT (and the rest of the range) will fast charge to 80 percent in 12 minutes from 2020 onwards it say0
  • 06:22 Vertical Aerospace pushes forward with plans for electric taxi service, using pilots to get around autonomous craft regulations
  • 06:54 FANUC showcases its robots lifting up a Chevy Bolt EV — then charging it.
  • 07:26 Daniel Abt sets a new world record… going backwards in an electric car https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pYWL…

ecoTEC 67:

ecoTEC 66

  • 00:45 Elon Musk gets sued by U.S. SEC
  • 01:47 Ford unveils F-Vision concept truck that’s all-electric, fully autonomous
  • 02:23 Porsche joins the drive to dump Diesel
  • 02:57 Could you go car free for a month?
  • 03:27 New WLTP test cycles change how plug-in hybrids are rated
  • 04:19 Nissan ups the price of LEAF battery replacement
  • 04:45 Reserve an Audi e-tron!
  • 05:38 BMW i3 gets a bigger battery
  • 06:16 VW promises super-affordable EV
  • 06:42 Renault plans big static battery project with new and used EV batteries.
  • 07:12 A car that gets you to pedal, not drive.

ecoTEC 65

  • 00:38 Audi e-tron launched
  • 01:18 Tesla Model 3 aces NHTSA crash test
  • 01:47 Daimler invests in Proterra
  • 02:20 BMW Focuses on battery, autonomous car collaboration-
  • (02:46 Jaguar announces U.S. iPace roadtrip
  • 03:18 Lucid gets $1 billion from the Saudi PIF
  • 03:58 Polestar looks at offering a subscription service for its plug-in hybrid
  • 04:37 Volkswagen says it will be building an electric car factory in the U.S. by 2022.
  • 05:21 Porsche details how it intends to charge its Taycan Electric Car –
  • 06:01Tesla says it’s moving its accident repairs in-house, shifting priority to service and parts (after deliveries)
  • 06:26 Rumors suggest Fiat Chrylser is bringing the Portal Electric Minivan to market
  • 06:59 Jaguar iPace drives through the Channel Tunnel

ecoTEC 64:

  • 00:41 BMW Kills Diesel
  • 01:17 No Long-Range LEAF (yet)
  • 01:53 Tesla, EV owners help with evacuation
  • 02:39 VW plans 100,000 EVs a year from 2020 onwards
  • 03:12 Tesla changes Model 3 options, prices again
  • 03:43 Boring Company gets permission for a special garage.
  • 04:18 Audi pushes details of e-tron charge anywhere card
  • 04:55 BMW proves EVs can help stabilize the electric grid
  • 05:24 LA wants to go all-electric by 2028
  • 05:46 Volvo showcase all-electric, autonomous lorry
  • 06:14 British firm joins air taxi race
  • (06:41 Hyundai showcases racing IONIQ EV

ecoTEC 63

  • 00:43 Mercedes-Benz unveils 2020 EQC Electric SUV
  • 01:38 Volvo wants people to drive not fly (in an autonomous car)
  • 02:18 Tesla Model 3 outsells BMW passenger cars in U.S. during August
  • 03:03 EV sales just keep growing around the world!
  • 03:35 GM promises a new charging system to add 28 km of range per minute!
  • 04:15 Tesla ends early lease penalties to encourage people to buy another Tesla
  • 04:52 Jaguar secures enough batteries for 55,000 iPace EVs a year!
  • 05:23 German company develops amazing battery that gives a BMW i3 a 700km range!
  • 06:06 Uniti wants to make its Uniti One in Australia
  • 06:36 BMW charters a special plane to take its iNEXT EV around the world.

ecoTEC 62

  • 00:41 Faraday Future makes its first pre-production prototype.
  • 01:26 BMW experiments with on-board power takeoff for i3 EV (02:14)Tesla isn’t going public, after all
  • 02:54 Dyson unveils plans to turn a former UK airfield into a factory and test track for its upcoming EV
  • 03:35 Tesla rolls out extra security for its vehicle key fobs and adds optional pin-code entry to beat car thieves.
  • 04:13 Mercedes-Benz unveils the Vision EQ Silver Arrow in Monterey.
  • 04:42 Byton begins on-road testing of its M-Byte SUV.
  • 05:23 Tesla wants to take the idiot out of turn signals by automating them
  • 05:56 Jaguar commits to making E-Type Zero conversion kits.
  • 06:36 Mercedes-Benz teases another video of the EQC crossover, due to be unveiled next week
  • 07:06 Jaguar i-Pace claims a new record at Laguna Seca – but is it?

ecoTEC 61

ecoTEC 60

  • 00:40 Tesla going private (see video at https://youtu.be/TTfse6eM-qg)
  • 01:42 Audi e-tron power boost and regen modes
  • 02:34 Nikola Motors raises lots of money
  • 03:22 Tesla Autopilot free hardware upgrade!
  • 04:20 SonoMotors enters testing for Sion EV
  • 04:54 Kiwi Government spends more on EVs
  • 05:30 Virgin Hyperloop One goes to Spain
  • 06:06 A safer way to transport Hydrogen
  • 07:00 More Porsche Taycan Specs
  • 07:40 Range Rover P400e is pricey to buy
  • 08:27 Tesla offers free Autopilot trials
  • 09:06 Electra Meccanica IPO

ecoTEC 59:

  • 00:53 Tesla Q2 Earnings
  • 01:52 New Buyer. Nissan appears to have a new purchaser for its battery production business.
  • 02:54 New Interior? Tesla Model S, Model X reportedly due to get Model 3-like refresh next year.
  • 03:45 Second Portal. Toyota unveils second Portal FCV prototype truck.
  • 04:26 Fleet Goodbye .Bolloré plans to scrap half its Autolib Fleet.
  • 05:22 “Body-in-White.” Faraday Future showcases its first production body for the FF-91.
  • 05:59 No Trucks. Uber kicks its autonomous truck development.
  • 06:42 Solid state plans. Volkswagen CEO says VW is looking to produce its own solid state batteries from 2025 onwards.
  • 07:33 Production Bound – Africa EV aCar goes planned for 2019 production
  • 08:04 Cadmium Threat – VW says it may have to recall electric, plug-in hybrids because of cadmium in charging circuits.
  • 08:43 Return of the Bubble Car – Microlino now on sale in Europe

ecoTEC 58:

  • 00:46 Nissan gets into trouble over Rapidgate in the UK
  • 01:39 Tesla asks its suppliers for cash back
  • 02:23 Faraday Future heads forward toward production for FF91
  • 03:06 Audi starts making motors for Audi e-Tron SUV
  • 03:50 Daimler ramps up battery production for electric cars
  • 04:28 European automakers caught gaming the emissions system (again)
  • 05:23 Tarrafugia flying car set to debut next year
  • 05:56 China announces battery recycling initiative for EV battery packs
  • 06:46 Toyota aims high for high volume FCV production
  • 07:29 What drives EV sales? Availability and charging!
  • 08:42 NIO’s clever charging trucks in China
  • 09:32 Sergio Marchionne dies

ecoTEC 57:

  • 00:46 Longer-range BMW i3 Battery On The Way
  • 01:37 Goodwood EV Records Set
  • 02:26 Hyundai Kona Electric Production Underway
  • 03:04 Polestar 2 EV Hints Dropped
  • 03:49 Panasonic Cuts Ties With Cuban Cobalt Source
  • 04:33 Porsche Taycan Demand High
  • 05:17 Tesla Model 3 Profitiable
  • 06:12 Nissan LEAF NISMO Goes On Sale in Japan
  • 06:53 Second-Life BMW i3 Battery Project Launched With EVGo
  • 07:44 Black Fly Personal Drone Promises Electric Flight You Can Buy From Next Year

ecoTEC 56:

  • 00:38 Porsche Taycan 800-Volt Charging Stations Installed in Germany
  • 01:18 Tesla Announces Chinese Gigafactory
  • 02:07 Volkswagen I.D. R. Pikes Peak Goes to Goodwood
  • 02:44 Tesla Model 3 goes to the UK
  • 03:24 Hyundai invests in Solid State battery technology
  • 04:11 2019 Nissan LEAF Shown Charging at 102 KW, Suggests Liquid-Cooled, 64kWh Battery pack!
  • 05:00 Mercedes Benz Launches eCitaro Electric City Bus
  • 06:01 Tesla struggles to keep servicing wait times short in Norway
  • 06:42 Electric, Autonomous Logging Truck Debuts in the UK
  • 07:26 Robo Racer tackles Goodwood Hill Climb
  • 07:58 Electric Land Cruiser Ute Enters Service in Australia

ecoTEC 55:

  • 00:38 Pikes Peak Win for Volkswagen
  • 01:12 Audi e-Tron Launch Delayed
  • 01:49 Renault Autonomous Car Sharing in France
  • 02:42 Tesla Model 3 Price Changes
  • 03:53 Renault Battery Lease Buyout
  • 04:43 Tesla Changes 4G Connectivity Policy
  • 05:32 Jaguar Land Rover Invests More Into EVs, Less Into Diesel
  • 06:09 BYD Has a Great May for EV Sales
  • 06:49 Electra Meccanica Showcases eRoadster
  • 07:35 Elon Musk and Unicorns.

ecoTEC 54:

  • 00:51 Audi’s e-tron Smart Charging
  • 01:38 Tesla Model 3 Dual Motor Production
  • 02:27 Hyundai and Audi’s Hydrogen Partnership
  • 03:13 Volkswagen Invests in Solid State Batteries
  • 03:57 SolarStratos Record Attempt
  • 04:59 Porsche Invests in Rimac
  • 05:34 Elon Musk’s Going To Mars
  • 06:24 Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak Sets Fastest Times
  • 07:06 EV City
  • 07:55 New CHAdeMO Standard
  • 08:38 Life Before EVs for Battery Packs


ecoTEC 53:

  • 00:52 Fully Charged LIve
  • 01:51 Tesla Restructuring
  • 02:55 Byton Series B Funding
  • 03:48 Nissan LEAF battery software upgrade
  • 04:40 Kia Niro EV Range Confirmed
  • 05:22 Hyundai Kona EV in High Kiwi Demand
  • 06:03 Renault offers battery purchase for commercial EVs
  • 06:41 Porsche renames Mission E the Porsche Taycan
  • 07:17 Mercedes-Benz EQA in Sicily
  • 07:48 Jaguar iPace Delivered to Andy Murray
  • 08:27 Tesla Roadster Air Thrust

ecoTEC 52:

  • 00:52 Model 3 braking update
  • 01:33 Model 3 International rollout delay
  • 02:18 Audi e-tron Quattro aerodynamics and camera mirrors!
  • 03:15 Jaguar iPace SVR
  • 04:15 Tesla’s Mineral Conflict Report
  • 05:09 Mercedes-Benz e-Sprinter Specs 
  • 05:55 EV growth rates predicted to rise by 24% every year through 2030!
  • 06:39 Hyundai looks to produce its own batteries
  • 07:29 Tesla flies six planes of battery manufacturing machinery to the U.S. from Germany
  • 08:01 Nissan celebrates its 100,000th LEAF sale in Japan with unusual topless car.

ecoTEC 51:

  • 00:46 Great predictions for future EV adoption in New Zealand!
  • 01:32 Dealerships Trying To Get People NOT to Buy Electric!
  • 02:22 Tesla Dual Motor Announced
  • 03:07 Why The Tesla Model 3 Standard battery Won’t Happen Yet
  • 03:48 Tesla Model 3 Braking Calibration Noticed by Consumer Reports, Fixed by Tesla
  • 04:40 BP invests in super-fast charging tech
  • 05:20 Royal Wedding Plugs EVs!
  • 06:17 Mark Webber Loves the Porsche Mission E
  • 06:50 Primary School Kids Learn About EV Charging Through Play

ecoTEC 50:

  • 00:44 – IONIQ EV Battery Shortage
  • 01:29 – Autopilot Driver Ticketed Following Crash For Not Paying Attention
  • 02:27 – Boring Company’s SpaceX Collab Wants To Get You Anywhere In 30 Minutes
  • 03:35 – Tesla reorganizes staff, factories, for improved output, more EVs!
  • 04:28 – Uniti unveils first working prototype for Uniti One Crowdfunded EV
  • 05:20 – UK makes autonomous remote parking legal at last
  • 06:03 – Tesla Model 3 gets ‘Superior’ rating for forward-collision mitigation
  • 06:40 – DAF and VDL unveil new short-range 40-ton truck for inner city deliveries
  • 07:43 – Tesla Model X tows a Boeing Dreamliner for Qantas

 

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