2023 Lexus ES 250 F SPORT Has the Look But Not the Pedigree

January 27th, 2023 at 2:24pm

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Names like Avalon and Camry don’t make you think of lapping the Nurburgring, but despite sharing the same platform as those mainstream passenger sedans, Lexus did a good job of installing some sporty character into the Lexus ES 250 AWD F SPORT.

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AD #3493 – Audi Reveals Big Off-Road EV Concept; Ford Broncos Put Big Dent in Jeep Sales; EPA Gives Big Trucks Big Loophole

January 27th, 2023 at 11:54am

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Runtime: 11:04

0:08 Manchin Bill Gets Blocked
0:47 EPA Gives Big Trucks Big Loophole
2:07 Goodbye Toyota e-TNGA
3:28 These Shoes Are Made for Walking
4:15 Mercedes First to Get SAE L3 Approval
5:09 Audi Reveals Big Off-Road Electric Concept
6:39 Is Audi Developing 4×4 EV Based on Scout Vehicles?
7:59 Ford Broncos Put Big Dent in Jeep Sales
9:02 What Tesla Learned from Selling Car Insurance
9:55 Lightyear Declares Bankruptcy

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AAH #632 – High-Tech Simulators: The Path to Zero Prototypes

January 26th, 2023 at 2:57pm

Listen to “AAH #632 – High-Tech Simulators: The Path to Zero Prototypes” on Spreaker.

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Michael Hoffmann, Senior Expert, Simulation Driven Development, VI-grade

Automakers spend a fortune building prototypes when developing new cars and trucks. They have to smash, bash and crash them to make sure they meet their design specs. But what if you could get rid of prototypes through simulation? That’s why we’ve got Michael Hoffmann from VI-grade, which has some of the coolest driving simulators in the world. Their goal is zero prototypes. So, can it be done?

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AD #3492 – Tesla Posts Record Profits; Porsche’s Retro EV Concept; CR: Ford BlueCruise Better Than Autopilot

January 26th, 2023 at 11:48am

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Runtime: 10:30

0:00 Tesla Posts Record Profits
1:10 Akio Toyoda Stepping Down
2:00 Manchin Adamant EV Subsidies Only For “Made in USA”
3:37 Renault EV Retrofit Kit for Old Cars
4:30 Ford Expands Pick Up & Delivery Service
5:15 Porsche’s Retro EV Concept
6:46 Consumer Reports: Ford BlueCruise Better Than Autopilot
7:38 Peugeot Going 100% Electric by 2030
8:32 NIO Hits 60,000 Swaps/Day

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AD #3491 – VW Developing Ranger Based EV Pickup; Tesla Expands Nevada Gigafactory; BMW Launches New M3

January 25th, 2023 at 12:00pm

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Runtime: 9:28

0:08 Tesla Expands Nevada Gigafactory
0:51 Tesla Now Qualifies for Full German EV Incentives
1:32 VW Developing Ford Ranger Based EV Pickup
3:02 Adient Slashes Environmental Impact
3:46 BMW Launches New High-Performance M3
5:11 Lucid Supplying Formula E with Electric Drive Units
6:33 Ford May Sell German Plant to BYD
7:22 Tire Rack: Aftermarket EV Tires Better Than Factory Tires

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AD #3490 – Honda Creates New BEV Division; Ford Backs Away from EVs with VW; Nissan Eyes Electric Mid-Size Pickup

January 24th, 2023 at 11:55am

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Runtime: 9:35

0:00 Ford Backs Away from EVs with VW
1:26 Ford Could Shrink Footprint in Europe
1:59 Honda Creates New Division to Make BEVs
3:26 Aptera Surrenders, Agrees to DCFC
4:39 Renault to Sell Used Cars Globally
5:13 Nissan Eyes Electric Mid-Size Pickup
6:06 Russia Revives 1963 V8 Engine
7:30 Lightyear Favors Affordable Model
8:05 California Dominates U.S. EV Market

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Cheap & Very Chearful – 2023 Kia Soul

January 23rd, 2023 at 2:42pm

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There’s a trick to making cheap cars not look cheap. It takes jazzy styling, bright colors and good value for the money. That’s the familiar formula that Kia used ever since it introduced the Soul. And it’s working. Sales continue to grow.

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AD #3489 – Tesla’s Eye Popping Profit Margins; Gasoline Demand Peaked, Now Falling; Pickup Owners Shift to SUVs

January 23rd, 2023 at 11:44am

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Runtime: 9:46

0:08 Gasoline Demand Peaked, Now Falling
1:03 Unions Tell Biden To Keep “Made in USA” As Part of IRA
1:58 GM Funds V8s, Quits Battery Plant with LG
3:42 BMW Moves Forward with Solid State Batteries
4:36 Tesla’s Eye Popping Profit Margins
5:47 Aptera Unveils Launch Edition
7:20 Pickup Owners Shift to SUVs
8:09 NHTSA Finds No Defect in Ford Explorers
8:52 Geely Teases Sleek Electric

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AD #3488 – EV Startups at Critical Juncture; Proterra Quits Manufacturing in California; NIO Loses Lawsuit to Audi

January 20th, 2023 at 11:49am

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Runtime: 9:28

0:08 EV Startups at Critical Juncture
0:55 Lucid, Rivian Costs Are Sky High
1:34 Proterra Quits Manufacturing in California
2:32 Alpine Eyes U.S. Market
3:50 Hertz Launches EV Fleet 
4:29 Mercedes Pays €7,300 Profit Sharing
4:54 NIO Loses Trademarks to Audi
6:22 Design A Twingo with AI 
7:15 Honda Going to The Moon!
7:49 Bridgestone Develops 1st All Terrain Tire for Exotics

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AAH #631 – Canada’s Top Secret Project To Make EVs

January 19th, 2023 at 3:01pm

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Flavio Volpe, President, Canada’s Automotive Parts Manufacturing Association

They call it Project Arrow, and it’s a showcase of Canadian technology to make electric vehicles. Some of that tech is truly groundbreaking. Up to now the project has been kind of hush-hush, but Flavio Volpe, president of Canada’s Automotive Parts Manufacturing Association, is here to tell us all about it. Renown EV auto journalist John Voelker is also on the show.

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John Voelcker, Car and Driver
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