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AutoComplete: Chevrolet sets Bolt EV pricing at $37,495The world's fastest Volkswagen Beetle, and Chinese hackers claim to remotely control a Tesla.
Today is Tuesday, September 20th, and here's what's making news on Road Show. Chevrolet has hit the sweet spot. Not only will its Bolt EV surpass the 200 mile mark for range, it will cost less than $30,000 after incentives. Chevrolet sets the bolts MSRP at $37,495 which after a $7,500 Federal tax incentive brings the prize down to $29,995. That's a hell of a deal considering similar price AVs maybe half the range. The ball's in your court, Elon. Ever seen a 200 mile per hour Volkswagen Beetle? Now you have. The Beetle LSR was built to be the world's fastest Beetle and it is thanks to a 205 mile an hour standing mile run on the Bonneville Salt Flats. It's 2 liter engine puts out 543 horsepower at the wheels. The interior's been stripped and caged and a set of parachute out back help bring the car back down to a standstill. How long these land at dealerships? Researchers at the Chinese firm Tensen claim to access a Tesla model S remotely. After using the car's Internet browser the teen was able to unlock the door, open the trunk, fold the seats and lock the touchscreen without being present in the vehicle. Since they are they good guys, the group notified Tesla of these vulnerabilities and the automaker claims to patch the holes via an over the air update within just ten days. If only group of hackers was nice enough to notify the auto maker. Find more on these stories over at theroadshow.com, and we'll talk to you tomorrow.