AD #2837 – Paying Dividends Puts Automakers at Risk; Kia Developing 800-Volt EVs; VW Atlas Cross Sport Impressions

May 14th, 2020 at 12:02pm

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Runtime: 11:36

0:07 German OEMs Pay Billions in Shareholder Dividends
0:32 PSA & FCA Scrap Dividend
1:00 Paying Dividends Puts Automakers at Risk
1:40 Heavy-Duty Truck Sales Plunge in April
2:40 Safety Systems Have Confusing Names
3:32 Lambo Offers 1st Collectable Digital Stamp
4:09 Finn Scooter is a Motorcycle Golf Cart
5:08 Porsche Going Digital for 911 Reveals
5:33 Scissor Door Kit for New Corvette
6:01 Hyundai’s Ideas for Interior Sanitation
6:42 Kia Developing 800-Volt EVs
7:30 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Impressions

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AD #2836 – Failing Rental Co’s Will Hurt Sales; New Police Chevy Tahoe; Lordstown Partners w/ Elaphe on Hub Motors

May 13th, 2020 at 11:43am

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Runtime: 11:31

0:07 U.S. Pollution Levels See Big Drop
1:12 Failing Rental Companies Will Hurt Sales
2:07 Traffic Levels Start Picking Back Up
2:39 Elon Musk Talks to Texas Governor About Moving
4:02 Toyota Cuts Travel & Meeting Time
5:02 Designers Straying From Their Signature Style
7:46 Chevy Reveals New Police Tahoe
8:28 Lotus Highlights Aerodynamics of Evija EV Hypercar
9:22 Lordstown Partners with Elaphe on Hub Motors
10:03 A Car Show for Diecast Cars

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AD #2835 – Elon Musk Defies Health Authorities; Toyota Prius Turning 20; Next-Gen Kicks & Frontier Headed to Production

May 12th, 2020 at 11:25am

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Runtime: 10:16

0:07 Elon Musk Defies Local Health Authorities
0:53 Toyota N.A. Production Cut Nearly 30%
1:26 Toyota and Honda Report Profit Drops
2:06 FCA U.S. Adopts Safety Practices from China and Italy
2:59 Ford Highlights New OTA Capabilities
4:08 Toyota Prius Gets Limited Edition Model
5:11 Next-Gen Kicks and Frontier Headed to Production
5:54 Audi’s Infotainment Updates
6:48 BHTC Develops a 3D Display
9:22 Mystery Car Revealed

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AD #2834 – Musk Threatens to Move Tesla HQ; New Car Sales Starting to Recover; Do You Know This Old Car?

May 11th, 2020 at 11:59am

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Runtime: 8:30

0:07 CA County Says Tesla Can’t Reopen Assembly Plant
0:38 Elon Musk Says Tesla Will Move HQ Out of CA
1:30 Tesla’s China Sales Down
2:10 U.S. New Car Sales Pick Back Up
2:52 Dealers Need to Worry About Cybertheft
3:39 Mario Andretti Wants Ferrari to Join IndyCar
4:48 Skoda Dune Buggy That Never Made Production
5:46 Design Work Better During Lockdown
6:53 FCA Announces Winner of Student Design Contest
7:33 Can You Identify This Old Car?

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AD #2833 – Japan Tightens Rules on Foreign Ownership; Tesla Roadster Delayed; NHTSA Backs Off Takata Recalls

May 8th, 2020 at 12:07pm

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Runtime: 10:43

0:07 Japan Tightens Rules on Foreign Ownership
1:01 European Car Sales Worse Than Expected
1:40 Pressure Mounting for Carlos Ghosn?
2:37 New Tesla Roadster Delayed
3:18 Wrangler 4-Door Rolls Over in Crash Tests
4:24 Plasma Ignition Making Progress
6:15 Uber’s Food Delivery Service Takes Off
7:09 U.S. Traffic Deaths Continue to Drop
7:43 NHTSA Backs Off Takata Recalls
8:25 Nissan Makes High-Roof Electric NV200
9:02 The Most Aerodynamic VW Ever

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AD #2832 – China’s Sales Turning Around; NHL Helps GM Double Mask Production; Ford Tests Fake Bird Poop

May 7th, 2020 at 11:55am

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Runtime: 11:29

0:07 China’s Sales Turning Around
0:43 GM Won’t Cut Back on AV Investments
1:13 Honda Will Offer OnStar in EVs Shared with GM
1:40 Most of GM’s Dealers Implement Online Shopping
2:11 NHL Helps GM Double Mask Production
4:27 FCA Files for “Dakota” Trademark
5:08 Hyperloop Might Not Arrive Until 2040
6:50 Mercedes Highlights Over 120 Years of Steering Wheel History
8:24 Volvo Will Offer Production Lidar in 2022
9:11 Skoda Shows ENYAQ iV Electric SUV in Camo
10:21 Ford Tests Fake Bird Poop on Paint

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AD #2831 – UAW Supports Production Restart; BYD Announces European EV Lineup; Camry TRD Impressions

May 6th, 2020 at 12:17pm

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Runtime: 11:53

0:07 UAW Shows Support for Restart of Production
0:40 GM Reports Q1 Earnings
1:13 BMW Reports Q1 Earnings
1:58 BMW Warns It Will Be a Tough Year
2:26 U.K. EV Sales Weathering the Storm
3:09 BYD Announces EV Lineup for Europe
3:55 5G Project Will Help Pave Way to Production
4:44 BMW Ends Delivery Program for N.A. Customers
5:55 Audi to Livestream Design Insights
6:34 Lamborghini Using AR for Virtual Vehicle Launches
7:31 Sonata Hybrid MPG Readout Difference Explained
8:37 Toyota Camry TRD Impressions

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AD #2830 – Hertz Nears Bankruptcy; Transplants Change Plans to Open Plants; New Car Prices Up During Lock Down

May 5th, 2020 at 11:58am

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Runtime: 9:55

0:07 U.K. Sales Down 97% in April
0:49 Hertz Could File for Bankruptcy
1:27 FCA Q1 Earnings Dismal
1:52 Ferrari Posts Amazing Q1 Earnings
3:01 Transplants Change Plans to Open U.S. Plants
3:44 Will Dealers Order New Cars?
4:39 New Car Prices Up During Lock Down
5:37 Refreshed Toyota Supra Delayed
6:29 Daimler Helps Protect Bus Drivers
7:01 VW Still Paying for Diesel Scandal
7:48 Tesla Has More Paint Quality Issues
8:24 It’s Just a Video Game!

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AD #2829 – Nissan’s Restructuring Plan; AIWAYS Develops “Sandwich” Battery; Cobalt Production Coming to North America

May 4th, 2020 at 11:36am

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Runtime: 8:03

0:07 Nissan’s Major Restructuring Plan
1:03 U.S. April Sales Drop Off
2:39 AIWAYS Develops “Sandwich” Battery for Safety
3:29 Electric Garbage Truck Saves $10K in Fuel
4:09 Cobalt Production Kicking Off in North America
4:53 The Benefits of Locally Sourced Materials
6:01 U.K. Registrations Hit All-Time High
6:53 Top Supercars on Instagram

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AD #2828 – Tesla Design Improvements; Build Quality Issues Likely to Spike; Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Impressions

May 1st, 2020 at 11:57am

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Runtime: 12:18

0:07 U.S. VP Visits GM Ventilator Plant
1:00 Correction to Our Tesla Reporting
1:45 Tesla Improves Model Y Rear Structure
2:53 Build Quality Issues Likely to Spike
4:21 Mercedes Hosts Concours de Zoom
4:50 Bentley Offers New Carbon Fiber Package
5:30 Engines of Not Unusual Sizes
7:21 NASCAR Getting Back to Real Racing
7:51 Gale Halderman, Mustang Designer, Dies
8:17 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Impressions

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