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#7561 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 29 March 2023 - 12:50 PM

Stellantis detailed and previewed its future product plans to select Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram dealers at a closed-door event in Las Vegas a week ago.

Five EV concepts were on display including the Dodge Charger Daytona SRTRam 1500 REVChrysler Airflow GraphiteJeep Wagoneer S and Jeep Recon. The last one, remember, will become the first-ever all-electric Jeep in North America when it enters production in 2024 as a 2025 model.

 

 

https://www.guideaut...at-upcoming-ev/

 

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#7562 Ismo07

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Posted 29 March 2023 - 12:52 PM

 

So he measures on a curve and at the point when it goes by.  The Fiat (very small car) is just over 80 decibels at 30 mph and the Model 3 is 82, the Mercedes CLK (similar size) was over 84 at 30mph?  So not much difference on a curve on a rough road, where the tire noise will be more substantial.  A bike going by at a slow pace was even 60 decibels.   You got out the EVs are quit a bit louder out of that?  One smaller EV was like 67 or something like that and the much slower bike was 60...  So can people hear a bike coming at a slow pace?

 

Now he didn't do it from the outside because he was trying to prove the peds can hear these things.  That was a tired old argument..  Look both ways.  Didn't do inside so couldn't tell which vehicles have sound proofing but this is interesting.


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#7563 Mike K.

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Posted 29 March 2023 - 02:10 PM

I'm trying, but I can't make out much of what you're saying.

 

I think he showed us that there isn't much difference between ICE and EV noise.


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Posted 30 March 2023 - 05:58 AM

Thank you for cleaning up your post. I see what you’re saying now.

The average ambient noise outside of a city environment is 50 decibels, so whatever noise the bike made would stand out. In the city, average ambient noise is 60 or more. We don’t know where this guy was measuring noise, so the bike might have (well it was) mostly background noise at 60. The cars were all well above that.

Decibels isn’t linear, so 70 decibels is a ten-fold increase in sound energy from 60. 60 to 80 is a 100x increase. That’s why the bike is 60 (quiet) and the Tesla is 80 (loud).

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#7565 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 30 March 2023 - 11:49 PM

UK:

 

 

 

The consultation on electric cars is one of a flurry of announcements published on Thursday morning updating the government’s approach to energy security and the transition to net zero. But the plans have already been heavily criticised for not going far enough.

 

Under the new “zero emission vehicles” mandate manufacturers will have to sell a certain proportion of electric vehicles every year with the threshold rising until 2035.

 

From 2024 carmakers will have to ensure 22 per cent of their cars and 10 per cent of vans are electric, rising to 52 per cent of cars and 46 per cent of vans by 2028.

But the government has created two big loopholes allowing carmakers to get around the targets.

 

First, companies will have a certain number of allowances to sell petrol and diesel cars that they will be able to trade with each other.

 

Second, in another big concession, the government will allow carmakers to offset some shortfalls in meeting the EV targets during the first three years with a higher proportion of EV sales later in the decade.

 

 

 

https://www.msn.com/...?ocid=Peregrine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The UK’s car industry faces being wiped out unless the Government steps up help with the switch to electric vehicles, a leading industry figure has warned.

 

Former Nissan boss Andy Palmer predicted it is “probable” that car firms would leave the UK without a huge subsidy package similar to the billions in support the US and the EU are providing.

 

He said that without subsidies the UK was “managing decline” in the industry, but had a “last opportunity” to boost the sector. It was “not only possible, it’s probable” that UK-based carmakers could leave, he told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.

 

https://inews.co.uk/...ve-jobs-2245340


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#7566 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 31 March 2023 - 04:05 AM

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#7567 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 31 March 2023 - 05:42 AM

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#7568 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 01 April 2023 - 05:04 AM

Tesla Cybertruck May Get Paint Color Options After All, Tesla Hiring

 

CEO Elon Musk talked previously about people getting the electric pickup truck wrapped, but now Tesla is hiring for "Cybertruck paint."

 

https://insideevs.co...s-tesla-hiring/

 

 

 

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#7569 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 01 April 2023 - 06:30 AM

Not the best-selling electric car.  The best-selling car PERIOD.  Cars #2-10 are all gas.

 

 

 

 

Tesla sold over 18,000 cars, the other EVs were:

 

The Model Y was followed in the EV rankings by the Volkswagen ID 3 with 5375 sales and the Volkswagen ID 4, with 5194. 

 

 

 

 

https://www.autocar....t Jato Dynamics.

 

 

 

 

 

Best-selling cars in Europe so far in 2023
The Tesla Model Y topped the charts in February, ahead of the Dacia Sandero and Peugeot 208

 

 

 

 

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Posted 01 April 2023 - 09:35 PM

The Portuguese market experienced an 878% increase in deliveries during the first two months of 2023, with one in every 25 Teslas sold in the European Union having Portugal as a destination.

 

In January and February 2023, Tesla more than doubled car deliveries in the European Union, overtaking competitors such as Nissan and Volvo.

 

 

https://www.theportu...eliveries/76057


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#7571 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 01 April 2023 - 10:44 PM

Tesla Cybertruck May Get Paint Color Options After All, Tesla Hiring

 

CEO Elon Musk talked previously about people getting the electric pickup truck wrapped, but now Tesla is hiring for "Cybertruck paint."

 

https://insideevs.co...s-tesla-hiring/

 

 

 

 

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#7572 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 02 April 2023 - 08:11 AM

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#7573 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 02 April 2023 - 01:16 PM

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#7574 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 03 April 2023 - 04:43 AM

California to require half of all heavy trucks sales to be electric by 2035

 

The California Air Resources Board had sought waivers from the Clean Air Act to set stricter standards for heavy-duty vehicles such as garbage trucks, delivery vans and tractor-trailers. The approval of the new rule will likely have greater impacts beyond California and pave the way for other states to follow suit.

 

California, which has committed to achieving 100% renewable energy by 2045, has considerable authority over the country’s auto industry. For instance, a federal waiver under the Clean Air Act gives the state authority to adopt stronger fuel economy standards than those of the federal government, which has set the precedent for the rest of the U.S. on how to address vehicle emissions.

 

 

https://www.cnbc.com...ic-by-2035.html



#7575 Mike K.

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Posted 03 April 2023 - 06:51 AM

…and Tesla stock slips yet again.

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#7576 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 03 April 2023 - 06:53 AM

Big gain in the lead-up to the boffo weekend numbers though. You didn’t profit-take when you had the chance?

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#7577 Mike K.

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Posted 03 April 2023 - 08:40 AM

Nope. I made the mistake of waiting for today.

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#7578 Stephen James

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Posted 03 April 2023 - 09:42 AM

Stats on the new Ionique are very impressive.

(G&M review)

Be interesting to see what T has to do to compete, and how this will impact results. T hasn't had any competition and now governments are mandating, incentivizing, providing grants for competition for them.



#7579 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 03 April 2023 - 10:18 AM

I think it's hard to get people to pay $60,000 for a Hyundai.


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Posted 03 April 2023 - 10:24 AM

Musk is a government contractor. He has a competitive edge.
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