AD #3168 – Honda Passport TrailSport; Precept Wins EyesOn Design Awards; Chip Shortage to Cost OEMs Billions

September 24th, 2021 at 11:46am

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Runtime: 8:59

0:08 Chip Shortage to Cost Automakers $210 Billion
0:56 NIO Launches New Hybrid Battery Pack
1:50 Polestar Precept Wins Three EyesOn Design Awards
4:00 Mercedes Joins Battery Partnership with Stellantis
4:48 Japanese Auto Industry Collaborates on Development
6:36 Wuling To Introduce New Compact EV
7:17 Honda Unveils Passport TrailSport

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16 Comments to “AD #3168 – Honda Passport TrailSport; Precept Wins EyesOn Design Awards; Chip Shortage to Cost OEMs Billions”

  1. WineGeek Says:

    Where are the US Automaker’s plans to produce chips in the US?

  2. MJB Says:

    Is it me, or does the rear end of that Honda Passport look like a Ford?

  3. Lambo2015 Says:

    2 Not just you.. Yeah that rear end looks like the Ford Explorer but narrower.

  4. Lambo2015 Says:

    So what is the purpose of these forecasts that estimate billions of lost dollars? Especially when it was lost opportunity not exactly lost dollars. Maybe billions they could have made had they been producing cars. But its not like they made 210B in cars that sunk on ship. That’s an actual loss. These numbers are just what ifs.
    If I own a restaurant that makes $5000 a week and I close for a week to go on vacation. I don’t lose $5000. I lose my overhead of having a building and utilities sitting idle for a week. So I find the 210 Billion a bit inflated and meaningless.

  5. Kevin A Says:

    … and staff. Automakers have to pay all of their staff whether they sell any products as well

  6. Kevin A Says:

    Sean, An American friend told me that in Utah, ‘off road only’ vehicles are routinely driven on road as well, since there is no actual enforcement of ‘off road only’. Does that mean I could buy and run a Wuling in Utah?

  7. Sean McElroy Says:

    @Kevin A #6 – Most likely, but just like all those other people that are driving off road only vehicles on road, you could still get in trouble with law enforcement.

  8. Albemarle Says:

    6. You could put a set of beadlocker 12s on the car and do some youtube videos of tackling curbs.

  9. Kit Gerhart Says:

    It seems that enforcement regarding off-road only vehicles is rather lax many places in the US, with golf carts in Florida, and ATVs in Indiana. What happens, legally, when these unlicensed, uninsured machines is involved in a crash?

  10. Joe Schim (Flathead40) Says:

    So now Ford has two cousins Rover Discovery and Honda Passport.

  11. Drew Says:

    @2 & 3 – And the front end of the Passport looks like a blend of a Subaru (grille) and Toyota Tacoma/4Runner (bumper).

  12. wmb Says:

    @6-9.) I believe (and I may be wrong, but that wouldn’t be the first time), while it probably should be enforced by law enforcement, it is a legal designation, indicating that these vehicles do not meet requirements for passenger vehicles to travel on state and local roads (no bumpers, air bags, antilock brakes, etc.). They were designed for a specific purpose and not for use on public roads (ATVs and the like)! While enforcement may turn a blind eye (maybe to the fact that are so many of them on the road that their enforcement would become a full time job in and of itself. Or that most who drive them do so responsibly when on public roads, yielding the right of way to passenger vehicles), those who use them on public roads do so at their own risk! Depending upon state or local laws, when one of these vehicles become involved in accident, they may automatically be considered as at fault, because they’re not legally allowed on the road! These types of vehicles may include ATVs, certain lawn, farm and construction equipment and others.

  13. Kit Gerhart Says:

    Today’s Russian Grand Prix was interesting. There’s nothing like a little well timed rain to add some excitement to these races.

  14. Bob Wilson Says:

    So how does Nio handle battery swap with the hybrid battery?

  15. Lambo2015 Says:

    12 I grew up in southern Michigan out in the country and we used to ride 3 wheeled ATCs all over the place. We knew all the local farmers and had permission to ride on their land and in the woods but often needed to cross the road to get from one field to the next. There was a State trooper that stopped us and said if he saw us on the road (even just crossing it) he would ticket us and impound the cycles.
    So we never stopped for him again and had a few chases that required us to hide in the woods for a few hours. Not sure why he was so concerned with us crossing an old country road but it seemed a bit petty when all kinds of farm equipment crosses the road all the time.

  16. Kit Gerhart Says:

    15 It sounds like that cop had a mental problem of some sort, if he was that way just about your riding across the roads.

    Here in central Indiana, I sometimes see kids riding ATVs on, not just across country roads, and sometimes not in a very safe manner. I don’t know if they are ever confronted by the authorities.