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#5541 tommy

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Posted 19 November 2021 - 10:39 PM

who knew my new car could do this...

 

https://youtu.be/5obSWndEvYU


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Posted 19 November 2021 - 10:50 PM

who knew my new car could do this...

 

https://youtu.be/5obSWndEvYU

 

I guess when you don't have gears to row through you need something to keep you entertained.


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#5543 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 21 November 2021 - 06:07 AM

Toyota has avoided signing a zero-emissions pledge that promises to phase out fossil-fuel cars by 2040. Six other major automakers agreed to the Glasgow Declaration on Zero Emission Cars and Vans including FordGeneral MotorsDaimler and Volvo. Interestingly, Volkswagen also refused to commit to the pledge despite their continued heavy investment in EVs.

 

A Toyota spokesperson told Reuters that concerns over customer readiness, energy availability and charging infrastructure in Asia, Africa and the Middle East all lead to their decision to not sign the deal. However, in other regions such as Europe and North America Toyota is “ready to accelerate and help support with appropriate zero-emission vehicles."

 

https://insideevs.co...climate-pledge/

 

 

 

US President Joe Biden was at the inauguration of GM’s Factory Zero yesterday, the company’s first electric vehicle factory, and he gave a speech in which he gave credit to GM CEO Mary Barra for “electrifying the entire auto industry.”

 

Fact check: Biden is dead wrong about that.

 

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Barra has been at the head of GM for eight years now, and I can hold up one finger to quantify the number of all-electric vehicles the automaker brought to market under her reign: the Chevy Bolt EV.

 

The Chevy Bolt EV was a program that started in 2012 – over a year before she took over.

She not only hasn’t done anything significant to electrify the auto industry, but she literally didn’t do anything to add another electric vehicle on the road during that time – not even one.

 

Maybe you can count the Chevy Bolt EUV, but that’s basically the same car.

 

Today, you can go to the LA Auto Show in Los Angeles, where Chevrolet has a massive booth in which you will find a grand total of zero electric vehicles.

 

 

https://electrek.co/...industry-wrong/


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#5544 Mike K.

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Posted 21 November 2021 - 08:20 AM

Oh man, the establishment is completely against Musk and Tesla now. Imagine, literally bringing about electrification globally being completely disregarded by the US president.

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Posted 21 November 2021 - 10:31 AM

I was briefly looking at prices of plug-in hybrids.  Anything decently capable and comfortably equipped you're looking at a $55k Toyota Rav 4 Prime.


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Posted 21 November 2021 - 10:48 AM

I figure I can get at least another 25 years from my E class which is more than I can get from me.


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#5547 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 21 November 2021 - 11:17 AM

A project led by the Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) will test a pair of platooning trucks on Alberta highways between November and April, in one of Canada’s latest semi-autonomous vehicle demonstrations.

 

Bison Transport will operate the sensor-connected Peterbilt 579s – dubbed Daisy and Lilly – under the Cooperative Truck Platooning System project, which benefits from $2.3 million in Transport Canada funding.

 

https://www.trucknew...ber/1003153835/

 

Ontario also has a test:

http://www.mto.gov.o...onditions.shtml


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#5548 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 22 November 2021 - 05:54 AM

Ask Tesla owners what they love about their cars, and they’ll undoubtedly mention their performance and ease to charge. That’s due to the Supercharging network, which is widespread and easy to use. By November 11, the company reached the 30,000 Superchargers milestone worldwide.

 

 

https://www.autoevol...ide-174106.html



#5549 Szeven

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Posted 22 November 2021 - 07:41 AM

 

A project led by the Alberta Motor Transport Association (AMTA) will test a pair of platooning trucks on Alberta highways between November and April, in one of Canada’s latest semi-autonomous vehicle demonstrations.

 

Bison Transport will operate the sensor-connected Peterbilt 579s – dubbed Daisy and Lilly – under the Cooperative Truck Platooning System project, which benefits from $2.3 million in Transport Canada funding.

 

https://www.trucknew...ber/1003153835/

 

Ontario also has a test:

http://www.mto.gov.o...onditions.shtml

 

 

Makes you wonder why they would spend money on stuff like this when Waymo Via is going to crush everyone sooner rather than later.



#5550 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 22 November 2021 - 07:52 AM

Makes you wonder why they would spend money on stuff like this when Waymo Via is going to crush everyone sooner rather than later.

 

https://waymo.com/waymo-via/

 

It certainly does seem to me that highway driving is the easiest part of self-driving, or remote driving (one operator at a desk remotely runs several trucks), or platooning.


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#5551 spanky123

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Posted 22 November 2021 - 07:55 AM

https://waymo.com/waymo-via/

 

It certainly does seem to me that highway driving is the easiest part of self-driving, or remote driving (one operator at a desk remotely runs several trucks), or platooning.

 

Freeway driving is the easiest part!



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Posted 22 November 2021 - 07:56 AM

Makes you wonder why they would spend money on stuff like this when Waymo Via is going to crush everyone sooner rather than later.

 

Because the Government is paying for it! 


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#5553 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 22 November 2021 - 07:56 AM

Freeway driving is the easiest part!

 

They should already be running up the I-5 or I-95.



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Posted 22 November 2021 - 10:19 AM

I'm just glad I live 11 minutes from work.  My car is sucking back 13l/100k.  Only used a 1/4 tank since filling up last Monday night.  


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Posted 23 November 2021 - 04:30 PM

Chevy Bolt Software Update To Limit Charge To 80%, Drop Restrictions

 

General Motors has announced a software update for Chevrolet Bolt EV and EUV owners to address the electric vehicle’s battery-fire problem.

 

While the recall to replace the battery packs remains in place, the new update will let owners park in garages again, charge indoors overnight, and run their vehicles below the 70-mile range threshold.

 

Those are all things they were previously instructed not to do during the recall period, so it looks like the ownership experience will become more tolerable than before. The previous recommendation limited the state of charge to a maximum of 90% and a minimum of 70 miles of range.

 

In comparison, the new update restricts the total range by an additional 10% at the top, although it enables owners to discharge the battery fully if necessary, therefore unlocking more total range.

 

 

 

https://insideevs.co...oftware-update/


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#5556 Mike K.

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Posted 23 November 2021 - 04:56 PM

Leading the EV industry, as President Biden says.
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Posted 24 November 2021 - 10:03 AM

Urban Myth?
 
“Battery-powered vehicles have not been shown to catch fire at rates higher than gasoline cars, but when fires do erupt, they burn longer and hotter, propelled by lithium-ion batteries that supercharge the blazes, experts say,” the Post reported at the time.Sept 29, 2021

 

 

 

  https://thedriven.io...by-car-writers/

 

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#5558 tommy

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Posted 25 November 2021 - 07:33 PM

this Tom Rand fell is pretty smart...it won;t hurt to give him a listen

 

https://www.bnnbloom...gWZuxgVZ4RasFL0



#5559 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 26 November 2021 - 04:37 AM

this Tom Rand fell is pretty smart...it won;t hurt to give him a listen

 

https://www.bnnbloom...gWZuxgVZ4RasFL0

 

Those eyebrows are very distracting though.  Is it physically possible or natural to have so much grey head-top hair, then have luxurious dark eyebrows?  I would have liked the commentator to ask more about that.

 

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#5560 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 26 November 2021 - 10:26 AM

Tesla’s New Carbon Brake Option Costs as Much as a Honda Civic

 

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Yeah, we know, many sports cars are available with this type of brakes, which are stronger and more durable, but we’ve never seen any that were this expensive. Tesla Canada is asking $25,400 for the kit—the equivalent of a brand new 2022 Honda Civic!

 

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Available to order by mid-2022, the kit is only compatible with Model S Plaid vehicles equipped with 21-inch Arachnid wheels. Considering that the car starts at $169,990 (at the time of writing), what’s another $25,000?

 

 

https://www.guideaut...-a-honda-civic/



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