AutoComplete for July 8, 2016: Cheap gas is bad and Dieselgate gets weirdThe AAA says that sometimes paying more actually is worth it. Plus, Tesla's success means good news for Panasonic and yet another Dieselgate update.
Welcome to Roadshow's Auto Complete. I'm Tim Stevens. Today is Friday, July 8th and here's what's making news. If you think all gas is created equal, the AAA would like a word with you. According to this latest research, gas stations that don't adhere to the top 2 specification for in gas detergents can cause up to 19 times of the carbon deposits in an engine despite the 75% of owner's poll say that price and location are more important in choosing a gas station. If Tesla's plans for the Model 3 unfold as the company hopes, it could benefit more than just the automaker itself. Battery supplier Panasonic believes that Tesla's forthcoming Model 3 could more than double current battery demand within three years to the tune of nearly $4,000,000,000 in sales. Panasonic is Tesla's only battery supplier and the company is contributing more than one billion dollars to help Tesla build out it's Gigafactory battery plant. Volkswagen's diesel debacle takes a weird turn today as a European consumer watch dog group claims that a fix the groups Audi Q5 actually makes it's emissions worse. The group believes VW's proposed fixes insufficient, and that the auto maker should implement a settlement program in Europe, similar to the one in the US. VW has already said that this would be impossibly expensive. Finally this week, I wanna tell you a little bit about the Bentley Mulsanne. It is the quintessential Bentley, and it can be yours for the paltry sum of $304,670. $670. Yeah I know I can't afford it either but you can read my impressions of that car and plenty more at the THEROADSHOW. COM. Have a great weekend. We'll talk to you on Monday. [MUSIC]