AutoComplete for July 27, 2016: Daimler unveils the electric truck of the futureJaguar expands its tech footprint in Portland, and Volkswagen receives preliminary approval for its US diesel buybacks.
Today's Wednesday the 27th if July. Here's what's making news on Roadshow. Tesla's promising electric trucks, but Daimler might have just beat them to it, with something called the Urban Etruck. It has lithium ion batteries tucked into it's frame rails. Electric motors mounted out by the wheel hub. Daimler says it will have about 125 miles of range. And a maximum weight rating of around 57,000 pounds which is a lot of Amazon Prime. Yesterday we talked about about jobs at Tesla. Today lets get you on a Jag Land Rover. They're opening a new tech center in Portland. 20,000 square feet of R and D for next gen technologies as well as announcing an expansion of their tech incubator that works with startups on infotainment tech Which JLR could use some help on. And VW's Dieselgate moved another step forward in the US with the court just giving preliminary approval for the diesel buyback scheme. Soon, you chiselled owners will be able to access a website to see how much VW will pay you to take your car back. The plan to fix two liter diesel, rather than buy them back, is still being finalized. Find more of these stories over at the Roadshow.com. We'll talk to you tomorrow.