AD #2156 – UK to Ban Fossil Fuel Vehicles, Making Level 3 Autonomy Safe, FCA Adds to Its Bottom Line

July 27th, 2017 at 11:50am

Runtime: 9:15

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- Sales Slide to Continue in July
- UK to Ban Gas & Diesel Cars by 2040
- How Audi Makes Level 3 Autonomy Safe
- VW Posts Quarterly Earnings
- FCA Adds to Its Bottom Line
- New Kind of Carbon Fiber

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7 Comments to “AD #2156 – UK to Ban Fossil Fuel Vehicles, Making Level 3 Autonomy Safe, FCA Adds to Its Bottom Line”

  1. Chuck Grenci Says:

    While 2040 is still seemingly pretty far away; anybody else think that when the time starts growing closer we’ll be seeing a huge increase in sales for the last of the petrol-cars. I may or may not be around to witness this benchmark (as I’ll be pushing 90) though it is going to be interesting as we start to get closer. Maybe the regulations will waiver, maybe get moved up (probably not), and I wouldn’t be too surprise to see some modifications/restrictions added or removed, to the present day proposal.

  2. BobD Says:

    Seems like the negotiations for Magneti Marelli is not so close if the price delta is 2.8 vs 0.9 million euros. Kind of like stating you are about to close on a house, other than the seller wants $300k and I’m hoping to buy it for $100k. That seems like a bridge too far.

  3. Ctech Says:

    Wow! What are the details of a ban on sales of gas and diesel cars? Just new cars or a ban on used car sales too? If you want a classic car, will you have to move from Britain?

  4. Ctech Says:

    Does the ban include motorcycles?

  5. Kit Gerhart Says:

    I’ll be surprised if they are able to follow through on the ban of all new petrol and diesel cars by 2040. Thats a lot of batteries, charge stations, and generating capacity, unless people just quit going places so much. Of course, people might learn to keep existing cars running forever, like they now do in Cuba with ’50′s American cars. The Brits might have higher standards than Cuba, though, where they now use ’53 Buicks with Russian tractor motors.

  6. Tony Gray Says:

    Off topic request.

    It would be nice if I could just say “Alexa, play Autoline Daily”

    I used to think that was silly. Now I’m addicted.

  7. omegatalon Says:

    The Paris Climate Accord says one thing, General Motors needs to double down on Hybrid and Electric vehicles especially when most of the cars they sell won’t be for the United States; Cadillac should consider bringing back a more robust ELR with a more powerful electric motor and longer range as well as mild hybrids across the model line.