AD #3105 – Faraday Could Start Production Soon; Porsche To Develop Battery Cells for Motorsports; Toyota Teases New Tundra

June 21st, 2021 at 11:39am

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Runtime: 9:04

0:08 Porsche To Develop Battery Cells for Motorsports
0:56 Volvo & Northvolt Form Battery Joint Venture
1:22 Faraday Future Could Start FF91 Production Soon
2:14 Hyundai Completes Boston Dynamics Acquisition
3:08 VW To Integrate 3D Printing in Production Process
3:54 Toyota Teases the New Tundra
4:17 eVTOL Racing Series Launched
5:44 GM Fuel Cell to Make Water for Airplanes in Flight
6:20 Why Stellantis Is Experimenting with The Citroen Ami In the U.S.

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11 Comments to “AD #3105 – Faraday Could Start Production Soon; Porsche To Develop Battery Cells for Motorsports; Toyota Teases New Tundra”

  1. Jon Says:

    Great show Sean. Thank you

  2. Rey Says:

    here’s hoping Farraday is not very faraway, Sandy Munro saw it and it was quite and was quite impressed,it had a good design and engineers its former CEO was facing many charges in Chinaboth from the Govt and from disgruntled investors.

  3. Lambo2015 Says:

    I read you get about 9 gallons of water from each gallon of hydrogen so about 55 gallons of hydrogen would provide the 500 gallons of water needed per flight. I wonder if 55 gallons would provide enough electricity.

  4. GM Veteran Says:

    The Tundra overall styling reminds me a lot of the previous generation Silverado HD models, (2014-ish).

  5. Bob Wilson Says:

    Every time I see ‘SPAC’, I treat it like financial poison ivy … do not touch.

  6. Kit Gerhart Says:

    3 Fuel cells produce about 33.6 kWh per kg of hydrogen. A very rough calculation would be 500 kWh for 55 gallons of liquid hydrogen. Now, we need to know how much electricity in needed per hour by the airplane. The linked article talked about power for cabin heat, but don’t they get waste heat from the engines for that?

  7. Sean Wagner Says:

    FF has raised a total of 2.4B USD, with 2B alone coming from a division of China Evergrande, one of the country’s biggest and (if I remember correctly *) somewhat dodgy property investors. I don’t see the car being remotely successful, but its underlying technology might come in handy…

    * Quote from the FT (June 16 2021) … “Evergrande’s shares have fallen 29 per cent this year and were volatile in 2020 on fears of a cash crunch.”

  8. Kit Gerhart Says:

    With that new Tundra, it looks like there is truly a race to the bottom with pickup truck styling. The exception is the current Ram, which is selling pretty well with its more pleasant, to me, styling.


    8) RAM definitely styled their truck very well and they deserve the success they get with that styling. This Toyota looks cheap and tacky to me. Styling was an issue with the prior Tundra, but it was a minor issue. It was just styled pretty boring but one could overlook that if the rest of it was good.

    The major issue with the Tundra was the powertrain. It was low power, thirsty, and just generally unrefined. They would last forever, but nobody wanted to put up with that powertrain forever. Hopefully the new one solves all that leaving the only problem being its now cheap tacky styling. If they keep the unrefined powertrain, this truck won’t sell.

  10. Lambo2015 Says:

    The stylists that have been apart of the big grille design within Toyota and Lexus must have had some influence on the Tundra. That grille looks like a huge cheap chunk of plastic. I’m sure the integrated light bar will be an upscale version and not that the light makes the grille any better. Other than that the truck looks okay and much like all of todays SUVs there isn’t a whole lot to make them stand out from the very common overall design. I agree with GM vet that at first glimpse it did give me the old Chevy HD vibe but I think that’s mostly due to the huge body color corners on the front bumpers. Also not a big fan of when Chevy did it too.

  11. Kit Gerhart Says:

    9 Since they got rid of the 4.6 engine, the Tundra is not “underpowered,” having similar acceleration to the others, but it certainly is thirsty. In CR’s tests, the Tundra got 10/20 city/highway, as opposed to 11/24 for the V8 Silverado and Ram. The F-150 2.7 turbo got 13/26 in those tests. All of the ones they tested are 4wd, crew cab.