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Not a real WWII Jeep. It's basically an adult size toy, sold by Alibaba.

This isn’t some electric Powerwheels toy – it can fit a couple of adults shoulder to shoulder. It’s more closely comparable to a golf cart in size and power, yet reaches a decent speed of 25 mph (40 km/h).

It’s also much cheaper than golf carts, which cost around $7,000 in the US.

Amazingly, this mini-Jeep is quite affordably priced at a mere $1,280.

But based on my conversations earlier this year with the Chinese factory, the final price shipped to a US port seemed to put it closer to $1,700.

https://electrek.co/2021/06/09/that-170 ... showed-up/

There's a video there with someone riding it that gives you a proper sense of scale and what it can do.

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General Motors announced that it would increase its investment in electric and autonomous vehicles to $35 billion through 2025. The new figure represents a 30 percent increase over the amount the automaker said it would spend last November, and a 75 percent increase from its initial investment prior to the pandemic.

https://www.theverge.com/2021/6/16/2253 ... s-vehicles

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the market has spoken, and they're listening

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Close look at the Ford F-150 Lightning, electric pickup truck (no driving)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXvUhVn_Kns

I never wanted a pickup truck. I like this one.

Ford is gonna sell a lot of them I think.

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It's kind of brain-dead obvious when you think about how much better EVs will be: No more expensive catalytic converters, no more expensive transmission replacements, NO ENGINE FAILURE, etc. etc.

I wonder how the mechanics feel about this.

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I keep thinking car companies should emphasize the lack of maintenance EVs need. There's still a liquid cooling system, but no more oil changes, timing belts, spark plugs, etc.

Then I remember people don't maintain their vehicles anyway.

Metacell wrote: Sat Jun 26, 2021 4:13 pm

It's kind of brain-dead obvious when you think about how much better EVs will be: No more expensive catalytic converters, no more expensive transmission replacements, NO ENGINE FAILURE, etc. etc.

I wonder how the mechanics feel about this.

I'm sure Ford will be glad to not have another class action lawsuit over transmission replacements. The Mach-E has one of sorts but it's all electronic. The electric motors all share a driveshaft going through them and put power to it individually.

And we're still going to need hands on labor for the suspension and tires. Then the new training would have to be on electronic and software problems.

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ukimalefu wrote: Sat Jun 26, 2021 11:29 am

Close look at the Ford F-150 Lightning, electric pickup truck (no driving)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXvUhVn_Kns

I never wanted a pickup truck. I like this one.

Ford is gonna sell a lot of them I think.

holy sheep human waste

i mean i know that's the top trim but that's a phenomenal vehicle

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Volkswagen plans to stop selling combustion engine vehicles in Europe by 2035
The US and China will come “somewhat later,” a board member said

Zellmer said the automaker’s entire fleet will be carbon neutral by 2050 at the latest. He wants to see electric vehicles to account for 70 percent of the company’s total sales in Europe by 2030.

Volkswagen’s carbon-neutral targets are close to several competitors; Ford said earlier this year will only sell electric vehicles in Europe by 2030, and plans to spend $1 billion to convert its factory in Cologne, Germany, into an EV production line. And in April Honda said it plans to phase out gas-powered cars by 2040.

Several European countries have their own targets for banning traditional gas-powered vehicles, with Norway aiming for 2025 and France looking at 2040, and the UK planning on 2030. In the US, California plans to ban the sale of gas-powered vehicles by 2035, with several other states adopting California’s model.

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TOS wrote: Mon Jun 28, 2021 12:24 pm

report: tesla to launch a hot hatch to compete with volkswagen

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according to rumour it starts at $25k

Finally something I would consider. EV or not, sedans or pickup trucks are just not of interest to me.

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j_tso wrote: Sun Jun 27, 2021 12:20 am

I keep thinking car companies should emphasize the lack of maintenance EVs need. There's still a liquid cooling system, but no more oil changes, timing belts, spark plugs, etc.

study: evs cost 40% less to maintain than ice or hybrid vehicles

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It gets even more expensive when people will trade in their car when it needs any service billed at more than $1000.
I think I read it on Jalopnik of a dumb youtuber who traded in his Model S because it needed new tires.

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Pariah wrote: Mon Jun 28, 2021 3:10 pm
TOS wrote: Mon Jun 28, 2021 12:24 pm

report: tesla to launch a hot hatch to compete with volkswagen

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according to rumour it starts at $25k

Finally something I would consider. EV or not, sedans or pickup trucks are just not of interest to me.

Yes, I agree. The main reason why the model 3 is my favorite Tesla is because it's the smaller one.

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ukimalefu wrote: Tue Jun 29, 2021 3:47 am
Pariah wrote: Mon Jun 28, 2021 3:10 pm
TOS wrote: Mon Jun 28, 2021 12:24 pm

report: tesla to launch a hot hatch to compete with volkswagen

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according to rumour it starts at $25k

Finally something I would consider. EV or not, sedans or pickup trucks are just not of interest to me.

Yes, I agree. The main reason why the model 3 is my favorite Tesla is because it's the smaller one.

I want a small car with enough room inside to fit a weeks worth of camping gear. Even large sedans can't do that but a small hatchback will.

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"General Motors tells Chevy Bolt owners to park outside because batteries could catch fire".

From this article:

Engineers determined the fires took place in Bolts with battery cells made at an LG Chem factory in Ochang, South Korea, from May of 2016 to May of 2019.

Some 2019 Bolts and all 2020 and 2021 versions have cells made at an LG Chem plant in Holland, Michigan, and are not included in the recall.

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Electric conversions of classic sports cars, they have Porsche 911 and Ford GT

https://www.everrati.com/

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electric cars are cleaner no matter what

https://www.theverge.com/2021/7/21/2258 ... assessment

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ukimalefu wrote: Fri Jul 16, 2021 9:36 am

Electric conversions of classic sports cars, they have Porsche 911 and Ford GT

https://www.everrati.com/

oh man, those cars are the human waste!!

too bad they cost as much as a damn house

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Mercedes-Benz says it will go all-electric in 2030, but with a major caveat

Mercedes-Benz says it will go all-electric by 2030, but with conditions. The German automaker says it will only sell electric vehicles “where market conditions allow,” implying that Mercedes may still sell gas-powered vehicles after 2030 in countries that lack consumer demand for EVs.

That's not a "major" caveat. That's a "makes sense", "duh", caveat.

I'd say that most people who buy Mercedes can afford electrics and live where there's infrastructure for them, and it'll be better in the 2030s than now. But ok.

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