AD #2155 – BMW Plans To Electrify Entire Line-Up, Daimler Reports Strong Profit, Toyota To Use Solid-State Batteries

July 26th, 2017 at 11:44am

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- Toyota To Use Solid-State Batteries
- BMW Plans To Electrify Entire Line-Up
- BMW’s Willisch Retires
- VW’s Schmidt To Plead Guilty
- IndyCar Reveals New Look
- Ford Posts Q2 Earnings
- Daimler Reports Strong Profit

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6 Comments to “AD #2155 – BMW Plans To Electrify Entire Line-Up, Daimler Reports Strong Profit, Toyota To Use Solid-State Batteries”

  1. Lex Says:

    I thought FORD had a Luxury Brand in Lincoln.
    They should have kept Jaguar. Ford in many ways is like Honda. Lincoln and Acura are not perceived as luxury or near luxury brands.
    Toyota does a better job with Lexus.

    How is the new Head of FORD doing. Mark Fields was always mentioned in association with FORD.
    Has anyone issued a report card on his performance. I just Googled “New CEO at FORD Motors” and Mark Fields picture came up?

  2. Lisk Says:

    Does Toyota or its partners hold the patents to the solid state battery technology? If so this will be a game changer.

    If this is so, this will be a problem for those who are now heavily vested in the LiON technology. I’ll be Elon puckered up when this was announced.

  3. GM Veteran Says:

    #1, Lincoln is a resurgent luxury brand. With care and feeding, it will once again provide a significant boost to Ford’s bottom line.

    Sean said, “a strong luxury brand”. Emphasis on the word strong. I think everyone would agree that Mercedes-Benz is a strong luxury brand and contributes mightily to Daimler’s bottom line.

  4. Wim van Acker Says:

    I am a layman on batteries: do LION batteries contain a liquid?

  5. Bradley Says:

    Oliver Schmidt is a clever man based on his appearance on Afterhours. So he likely knew they were breaking the emission rules. Assuming he gets out of serious jail time, perhaps VW will reward him in some ways for taking the fall.

  6. omegatalon Says:

    It’s not like BMW has any choice in the matter given the Paris Climate Accord where every country which has signed on will no longer sell gas or diesel powered vehicles by as soon as 2040; but it’ll be interesting to see whether Germany and the rest of Germany will be capable of generating the electricity needed because Germany has been decommissioning their nuclear power plants meaning they’re facing a major shortage.

    Germany and all Paris Climate Accord countries should also stop commercial and military jets that use jet fuel because these aircraft generate millions of tons of greenhouse gas.