AD #2301 – Renault/Nissan Group Eye Big Growth, EPA Overestimates Vehicle Emissions, Honda Hits U.S. Milestone

March 1st, 2018 at 11:25am

Runtime: 6:30

0:33 Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance to Collaborate More
1:03 Fred Diaz New CEO of Mitsubishi North America
1:17 Honda Hits Major U.S. Manufacturing Milestone
2:57 EPA Overestimates Vehicle Emissions
4:09 Volvo Offers Subscription Service for XC40
4:57 Waymo Releases Video to Ease AV Fears
5:48 BMW Invests in May Mobility

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12 Comments to “AD #2301 – Renault/Nissan Group Eye Big Growth, EPA Overestimates Vehicle Emissions, Honda Hits U.S. Milestone”

  1. Usefull Says:

    The EPA is past their prime. They did a great job early on, but they have been agenda driven for way too long. Emphasis on “grossly overstated” !

  2. GM Veteran Says:

    Is the Care by Volvo subscription program the only way to get a new XC40, or will they be selling and leasing them as well?

  3. Lambo2015 Says:

    Hard to believe the Honda plant has been in operation for 36 years already. I remember when it opened. They celebrated their 25M vehicle but that was not out of just that plant? Unless they produced an average 694,444 vehicles a year in Marysville.

  4. phred Says:

    For AV ridership, if I book an AV car to take my wife to an appointment and the AV is in an accident, is she liable? Can she just get out and walk away? If there is a fatality, is she going to be “cuffed and stuffed” in a police car? If there is an accident in an AV, will this show up on my driving record? Do I need a special “rider” on my insurance for protection?

  5. Kit Gerhart Says:

    I had an early Honda Marysville product, a 1982 Gold Wing motorcycle.

  6. Brett Cammack Says:

    Read comments and had to stop and make sure I wasn’t on Facebook. :)

  7. Kit Gerhart Says:

    Does the 25M U.S. assembled Honda vehicles include bikes, or just 4 wheeled vehicles? I’m sure it includes all of the U.S. plants.

  8. Sean McElroy Says:

    @ Lambo & Kit – It’s all U.S. plants (Ohio, Alabama and Indiana) and only automobiles.

  9. John McElroy Says:

    #2. Volvo will happily sell or lease you an XC40 as well as let you subscribe for one.

  10. Lex Says:

    Congrats to Honda! I hope Honda North America will start offering the 2.0 Liter Turbo from the High Performance Civic in the CR-V soon.

    That 1.5 Liter Turbo engine currently offered in all but the base LX trim package of the CR-V is just not competitive enough IMHO! I have watched so many 2017 CR-V reviews lately and most if not all the reviewers all say it is under powered. I bet there are a lot of people like me out in the public who dislike the smaller turbo motor in the CR-V. I would definitely purchase one if it had the 2.0 Liter Turbo engine under the hood.

    I hope some Honda Executives are reading this message.

  11. Kit Gerhart Says:

    10 Lex, in CR’s tests, the CR-V with the 1.5 turbo is quicker than all of its competition, including Forester, RAV4, Rogue, CX-5, Escape, Equinox, Sportage….
    How does that make it “not competitive enough? Just asking? Yeah, the V6 Cherokee is quicker, but much thirstier.

  12. Albemarle Says:

    Interesting about the VOCs. Are there VOC standards for new cars? I am familiar with the California cuff over the fuel pump nozzle. Never thought they did much. I seemed to spill more gas because of them.