AD #2030 – Customers Tooling Up Achates’ OP Engine, Faraday May Not Have a Future, Hella Develops Smart Headlights

January 24th, 2017 at 11:57am

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- Bernie Ecclestone No Longer Running F1
- Faraday Future Could Be In Trouble
- Paris Experiments with Autonomous Shuttle
- Achates’ Engine Getting Tooled Up
- Ford Announces New Parts Brand for All Makes
- Kia Niro Under Prices Competitors
- Hella Develops Smart Headlights

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8 Comments to “AD #2030 – Customers Tooling Up Achates’ OP Engine, Faraday May Not Have a Future, Hella Develops Smart Headlights”

  1. motorman Says:

    What will these Hella headlights cost to replace?? Some now cost $1500+ and all this does is make your car insurance cost more. Also if they go bad out of warranty better grab your wallet. All this expensive stuff is going to hurt the used car market as people who can only afford a used car will never be able to pay for a replacement headlight.

  2. David Sprowl Says:

    Good for Achates Power. Will we see a diesel in a Nissan or a Ram truck first? Time will surely tell. 37MPG is rather impressive.

  3. Kit Gerhart Says:

    Is the 37 mpg being claimed for the Achates engine based on the system used for CAFE numbers? If so, it’s only a little better than current pickups’ EPA highway mileage ratings. Still, the sooner we see the engines in actual vehicles, the better. It will be interesting.

  4. MJB Says:

    Hellava good concept. Amazing the things they’re able to do with headlamps nowadays. I wonder what the potential replacement cost would be for those lamp assemblies though.

  5. John McElroy Says:

    Hella says these lamps will be cheaper than HID AFS lamps. But that doesn’t mean they’ll be cheap.

  6. Barry Rector Says:

    China!! Why doesn’t an US manufacturer build the Achates???

  7. Kit Gerhart Says:

    6 Probably much cheaper tooling for a handful of engines. Hopefully, if it works, they can be made in the US.

  8. Warren Webb Says:

    That Faraday would make a great rebirth for a Chrysler Imperial. There, now I said it Sean get a shave!