AD #2377 – Domino’s Offers to Fix Potholes, New Manufacturing Technique, Is A 50-Mile EV Range Adequate?

June 18th, 2018 at 11:37am

Runtime: 7:31

0:31 GM Introduces New Small EV In China
1:13 Škoda Keeps Bombs and Bullets at Bay
1:59 Passenger Car Sales Continue to Slump
2:33 Passenger Car Drop Global Phenomenon
3:18 New Manufacturing Technique
4:20 Domino’s Launches Campaign to Fix Potholes
5:22 Is A 50-Mile EV Range Adequate?

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21 Comments to “AD #2377 – Domino’s Offers to Fix Potholes, New Manufacturing Technique, Is A 50-Mile EV Range Adequate?”

  1. WineGeek Says:

    Hey Sean that Skoda looks like a BMW wagon.

  2. Chuck Grenci Says:

    That Skoda sure looks sharp (nice wagon), I believe BMW might have some words about that styling (and rightfully so). That Skoda wagon looks more like a BMW than that pickup truck (from China) that stole from Ford.

    Domino’s has got a great marketing tool in their offering some pot-hole relief. And since they add that logo (painted in white), it shows what they are doing to the general public (and maybe even putting some pressure on the local authorities to get them pot-holes fixed)>

  3. Kit Gerhart Says:

    The Skoda Superb Estate is, basically, a not-for-America VW Passat wagon.

  4. Lisk Says:

    Sean, you didn’t mention the 24H of LeMans where Toyota finally got an overall victory and my beloved Corvettes were never really in contention this year. Fernando Alonso got all the buzz this year and was finally reward by being part of the winning team.

  5. Tony Gray Says:

    Potholes are ridiculous and the cost in tires and repair bills are astronomical. And of course you can’t sue city hall to get your money back.

    If I were King, I’d withold every penny of Federal Highway money until states could certify that Interstates within their borders are pothole free.

    I’d even go a step further and say that no money for NEW construction would come unless they could certify that STATE numbered roads are pothole free. You get nothing new until you prove you can maintain what you got.

    The problem isn’t just confined to county roads and city streets. Just this past May on the way to Indy I hit a pothole on I-465 that destroyed the tire on my rental. Absolutely unacceptable.

  6. phred Says:

    You keep bemoaning the decline of the passenger car segment BUT you never qualify why the consumer is buying a larger, more expensive, and less fuel efficient vehicle. You mean no one can understand how this is happening and why? You are the smart guys!!

  7. Lambo2015 Says:

    Good luck with AVs trying to navigate roads with half painted lines now they can tryAnd figure out what all the domino emblems me

  8. Lambo2015 Says:

    #6 It’s easy to understand why And it’s for a couple reasons one easier access in and out of the vehicle 2 the fuel economy difference between a car and SUV really isn’t that much plus more room and better view of the road.

  9. Lambo2015 Says:

    Has to be easy to be a designer in China take a really popular car change it a little bit boom done

  10. Kit Gerhart Says:

    I’m one of the outliers who buys cars, my last three being a Mini, a Prius, and a Corvette.

    Obviously, the people who buy SUV’s and trucks don’t care much about gas mileage, but the reasons people give me for buying them are “easier to get in and out of,” and “command of the road.” I guess that means that they can see over peons like myself in cars, (while blocking my view when in front of me). Also people mention the “utility” of CUV’s, SUV’s, and pickups, even though a Prius will easily transport anything I ever see in the SUV’s and trucks at my condo.

    The thing that really baffles me is that so many people buy big, “crew cab” pickups, that are so long that they are hard to get around city intersections, hard to park, and won’t even fit in the garages at my condo. I’m sure they are good for towing, but there are several of them around here, none of which tow anything, haul anything, and very rarely carry more than two people.

  11. Kit Gerhart Says:

    #8 In city driving, there isn’t much fuel economy difference between, say, a CR-V and Accord with the same powertrain, but at 75-80 on the interstate, the Accord would do substantially better. Still, at today’s fuel prices, many, or most Americans don’t care much about mpg.

  12. Fred Schmidt Says:

    Hooray for the Indiana State police!!!!!!!

  13. Fred Schmidt Says:

    More more more!!

  14. Bob Wilson Says:

    #10 is spot on which I would add “Supply and Demand.”

    As the fleet mileage average goes down, the demand for gasoline increases and the price goes up. Kit is ready with a Prius and we have two, plug-in hybrids. But for those who wait . . . weep the rewards and pay the piper at the pump.

  15. Kit Gerhart Says:

    13 I feel that way about people who block passing, but in that video, there is no traffic bunched up behind the culprit.

  16. Kit Gerhart Says:

    …and the perpetrator signaled, and started to move over before the lights on the police car came on. Still, the perp should have been in the right lane the whole time.

  17. Fred Schmidt Says:

    15 I hate to see people get a traffic ticket but there is, in almost all of these left lane cruisers a massive amount of ignorance…if it takes a monetary penalty to wake them up and obey the traffic laws, so be it.

  18. Kit Gerhart Says:

    17 Even if the driver only got a warning, it might be a “learning experience,” being pulled over. One would hope so.

  19. Lambo2015 Says:

    In addition to the left lane cruisers I would like to see large trucks banned from the left lane specifically when there are three or more lanes. So many times when traffic gets backed up the trucks fill all lanes and when traffic clears everyone waits while they slowly roll up to speed side by side and make their way back into the right lanes.

  20. Kit Gerhart Says:

    19 From the web site of a Florida newspaper:

    “Florida law states no vehicle — car or truck — is allowed to drive continuously in the left lane unless there is some obstruction in other lanes, such as a crash scene, construction or traffic jam.”
    Unfortunately, this is not enforced.

    Also, there are some signs on I-95 saying “trucks use right two lanes only,” or something similar. That apparently is enforced, because it is very rare to see big trucks in the left lane when there are three lanes.

  21. Fred Schmidt Says:

    19 I deal with this every time I drive I80 in ohio,Indiana,Illinois,Iowa and Nebraska. If the police enforced this much more it would start to end and they would probably catch many more dangerous and under the influence drivers.