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      09-09-2023, 11:57 AM   #4005
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You mean like this?

He's out there having a hell of a lot of fun on the Nurburgring. Lucky bastard. He has driven some amazing cars on his channel.
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You mean like this?

Lucky to avoid the barriers and it must have been those heavyweight suv type tires that let the car down.
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Meanwhile in Texas, the rates are going up:

https://www.cnn.com/2023/09/08/energ...ave/index.html

But not for the reason you might think.

https://www.chron.com/news/houston-t...y-18352398.php

They are literally paying off high energy bitcoin mining with your money. I have a friend that does this (in TX).

I was there this summer during the hottest weeks. Luckily those big TV billboards were still on...so definitely a "crisis".
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Well...


Of all the companies that can’t sell their ICE vehicles and this guy is closing off yet another market.

https://www.businessinsider.com/jeep...ling-up-2023-8

Time to set sail for fail.
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There is another factor in overweight EV's concerning collision damage and of course with Teslas.
The heavier weight of an EV leads to more crash damage as the heavier bulk absorbing the impact has more 'dead weight' on it to accept more damage, the amount of damage on a Tesla I've seen in vids in even slow speed accidents rendering it totalled in a lot of cases, can be far greater than a lighter gas car and an awkward light crash with the battery hit means it's also totalled.
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There is another factor in overweight EV's concerning collision damage and of course with Teslas.
The heavier weight of an EV leads to more crash damage as the heavier bulk absorbing the impact has more 'dead weight' on it to accept more damage, the amount of damage on a Tesla I've seen in vids in even slow speed accidents rendering it totalled in a lot of cases, can be far greater than a lighter gas car and an awkward light crash with the battery hit means it's also totalled.
This is why I am glad that I drive a car that is best in class for safety.

https://www.euroncap.com/en/ratings-...ass-cars/2022/
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Peak lithium, Who knew? Anyone with their head not up their Green A$$.
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This is why I am glad that I drive a car that is best in class for safety.
Really you're going with the publication that ranks the WEY Coffee 01 and the ORA Funky Cat in the top 5? I've got a used bridge in London to sell you.

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Really you're going with the publication that ranks the WEY Coffee 01 and the ORA Funky Cat in the top 5? I've got a use bridge in London to sell you.
What do you use?

The video shows you the eval methodology:



NCAP only assesses vehicles.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euro_NCAP

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They are literally paying off high energy bitcoin mining with your money. I have a friend that does this (in TX).
"ERCOT estimated in 2022 that bitcoin projects accounted for 33 gigawatts (GW) of energy in its interconnection queue. All Houston households combined use an estimated 6 GW per year by comparison."
We are really stupid people and deserve what ever comes out way.
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Of all the companies that can’t sell their ICE vehicles and this guy is closing off yet another market.
How do you think Jeep sales would be if the government offered a $7500.00 rebate to jeep buyers?

First rule of business is to be profitable, If you can't make money on EV's don't play.

Ford Loses Nearly $60,000 for Every Electric Vehicle Sold
The legacy carmaker has, for the first time, published its results, distinguishing the activities of electric vehicles from those of gasoline cars. For now, clean cars are a money pit.

You bet Ford will be making less EV's behind the scene but it will not be telling the public that. It s all about the Benjamins! No EV push means no financing due to ESG.

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How do you think Jeep sales would be if the government offered a $7500.00 rebate to jeep buyers?

First rule of business is to be profitable, If you can make money on EV's don't play.

Ford Loses Nearly $60,000 for Every Electric Vehicle Sold
The legacy carmaker has, for the first time, published its results, distinguishing the activities of electric vehicles from those of gasoline cars. For now, clean cars are a money pit.

You bet Ford will be making less EV's behind the scene but it will not be telling the public that. It s all about the Benjamins! No EV push means no financing due to ESG.
Jeep isn’t $7500 away from success. They are in huge trouble regardless of market manipulation by government fiat.

Ford and GM are in trouble along with VW if the world presses forward with EVs via mandates.

It will be hard to unleverage legacy auto debt while changing the way they even approach building EVs.

There is going to be so much tension with Dems in the US trying to balance auto unions and the green push.
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Jeep isn’t $7500 away from success. They are in huge trouble regardless of market manipulation by government fiat.

Ford and GM are in trouble along with VW if the world presses forward with EVs via mandates.

It will be hard to unleverage legacy auto debt while changing the way they even approach building EVs.

There is going to be so much tension with Dems in the US trying to balance auto unions and the green push.
You do realize these brands make cars all over the world, including places where EV are centuries away from any form of meaningful implementation right.

US is one of the worlds biggest markets, but they are not the only market
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You do realize these brands make cars all over the world, including places where EV are centuries away from any form of meaningful implementation right.

US is one of the worlds biggest markets, but they are not the only market
I am aware of the global marketplace.
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There is going to be so much tension with Dems in the US trying to balance auto unions and the green push.
Not really The Dems are already screwing the unions on the Green New Dud.

The UAW president has denounced the wage scale at Ultium, General Motors’ joint venture with LG in Lordstown, Ohio.

Workers there start at $16.50 an hour, with a seven-year progression to $20. When he visited workers at the plant, Fain said he had breakfast at a Waffle House across the street where the starting pay was $18.

Ultium’s Lordstown plant is near the site of a former GM assembly plant which shut down in 2019. Long-term production workers there earned around $31 an hour.

The union is gearing up for a fight with Stellantis, which announced plans in April to cut 3,500 skilled and production jobs and offer buyouts to 33,000 hourly workers. It idled its plant in Belvidere, Illinois, in February, knocking 1,350 workers out of work indefinitely.

https://labornotes.org/2023/05/batte...-uaw-president
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Not really The Dems are already screwing the unions on the Green New Dud.

The UAW president has denounced the wage scale at Ultium, General Motors’ joint venture with LG in Lordstown, Ohio.

Workers there start at $16.50 an hour, with a seven-year progression to $20. When he visited workers at the plant, Fain said he had breakfast at a Waffle House across the street where the starting pay was $18.

Ultium’s Lordstown plant is near the site of a former GM assembly plant which shut down in 2019. Long-term production workers there earned around $31 an hour.

The union is gearing up for a fight with Stellantis, which announced plans in April to cut 3,500 skilled and production jobs and offer buyouts to 33,000 hourly workers. It idled its plant in Belvidere, Illinois, in February, knocking 1,350 workers out of work indefinitely.

https://labornotes.org/2023/05/batte...-uaw-president
Great response. I think tension will come as the financial weight of the EV mandates takes more of a toll on legacy auto. We will see. Maybe they hang the unions out to dry.
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Great response. I think tension will come as the financial weight of the EV mandates takes more of a toll on legacy auto. We will see. Maybe they hang the unions out to dry.
The real battle here is the pressure institutional investors are under to have ESG compliant portfolios. BlackRock and Vanguard say they are becoming less stringent but talk is cheap. The automotive business is powered by $$$ not energy.
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Because some times we need a good laugh.
Florida man arrested after trying to travel across Atlantic in 'human-powered hamster wheel'

The Coast Guard has arrested a Florida man for attempting to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a "human-powered hamster wheel," according to court documents.

Reza Baluchi was 70 miles off the Georgia coastline when officers discovered him during a "manifestly unsafe voyage." He was apparently out there while Hurricane Franklin was headed toward the sea, according to the Coast Guard's statement on X.

The release mentioned that Baluchi was arrested August 28 after a "bizarre three-day standoff" with the authorities.

NBC News reported the Coast Guard said that Baluchi refused to get off his invention, revealing "two knives and threatened to hurt himself" if officers decided to board the vessel. The man also "threatened to blow himself up," which prompted the Coast Guard to contact the Navy to determine the location of the explosive. But Baluchi eventually said that there was no bomb.



Aren't we all on a "manifestly unsafe voyage."?
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Because some times we need a good laugh.
Florida man arrested after trying to travel across Atlantic in 'human-powered hamster wheel'

The Coast Guard has arrested a Florida man for attempting to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a "human-powered hamster wheel," according to court documents.

Reza Baluchi was 70 miles off the Georgia coastline when officers discovered him during a "manifestly unsafe voyage." He was apparently out there while Hurricane Franklin was headed toward the sea, according to the Coast Guard's statement on X.

The release mentioned that Baluchi was arrested August 28 after a "bizarre three-day standoff" with the authorities.

NBC News reported the Coast Guard said that Baluchi refused to get off his invention, revealing "two knives and threatened to hurt himself" if officers decided to board the vessel. The man also "threatened to blow himself up," which prompted the Coast Guard to contact the Navy to determine the location of the explosive. But Baluchi eventually said that there was no bomb.



Aren't we all on a "manifestly unsafe voyage."?
If you made this up no one would believe it. But Florida Man just says,”hold my beer”.
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Schmee makes some valid points about the lag in the EV charging infrastructure build out in this video. You can skip around but I can't argue with his points. Main discussion on this is around the 9 minute mark. I have only charged at home and use my car locally. That works very well for me. But I realize that is not going to work for so many people.


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