AD #3187 – Tesla Looking Very Impressive; BMW & Volvo Invest in Green Steel; Maverick Hybrid Beats EPA Estimate

October 21st, 2021 at 11:52am

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Runtime: 11:04

0:07 Tesla Posts Impressive Q3
0:48 Tesla Holding Back New Models Until Full Capacity
1:13 Other Details from Tesla’s Earnings Call
2:58 BMW & Volvo Invest in Green Steel
4:29 Kia Teaser is All-New Sportage
5:27 Chevy Corvette Z06 Teaser
5:43 Chevy Reveals Biggest/Most Powerful Crate Engine Ever
7:13 Improving ADAS with AI
9:02 More Cuts Due to the Chip Shortage
9:56 Ford Maverick Hybrid Beats Fuel Economy Estimate

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27 Comments to “AD #3187 – Tesla Looking Very Impressive; BMW & Volvo Invest in Green Steel; Maverick Hybrid Beats EPA Estimate”

  1. Rey Says:

    In inside evs news today says Teslas design center is now complete and will soon be working on prototypes of the baby Tesla, the $25,000 hatchback form probably and there is a chance that model might see the light of day by 2023, and it will be probably made in China and Europe as those markets use a lot of small cars, by the millions, so there goes the small Honda and Toyota small car sales.,Interesting times ahead.

  2. wmb Says:

    All this is good news for Tesla! The thing that should have them concerned, though, has nothing to do with their product, sells or service. It’s the fact that Sean said that the Tesla is ‘beginning to act like a regular’ OEM! LOL Seriously, Tesla has a lot to be proud of and should have the respect of the industry. The scary part for them and other automakers is, after having been considered an upstart for all most 20 years, they may soon be seen as just another OEM, but without as much legacy! While not apart of the Detroit Three, will Tesla go on to make up what may be called the Big Four?

  3. Ed Says:

    The chip shortage has not dinged Tesla as they use newer chips. The legacy mfg that have hung onto the older larger format chips(ie: dinosaur); should have taken the past year to move to what is available and reprogram. They will have to do it someday anyway, why did they waste this opportunity…? Well it’s free market anyway. Except for where things are mandated.

  4. Rey Says:

    Tesla will use the LFP packs to free more energy dense formulations for higher end products,LFP chemistry also allows charging to 100% without degradation and has longer life cycle and is much cheaper in costs, Tesla is battery agnostic and will use cheapest and safest batteries for the job, plus develop its own chemistries and form format, this is what separates Tesla from legacy auto, they are nimble and can and will adapt and be Vertically integrated, for a long , long time, Good luck to GM with its Ultium battery packs.

  5. Lambo2015 Says:

    A bit surprised GM is bothering with Zo6 teasers with all the videos that are already out on You Tube.
    Also Motor trend did an article on that 1004 HP crate motor and indicated it would be around 20K which is about what a Hell cat motor costs.
    The impressive thing about GM’s motor is it naturally aspirated and runs on pump gas.

  6. Wim van Acker Says:

    @2: TESLA is in fact one of the Big 3, since Stellantis is in fact not one of the Big 3.

  7. XA351GT Says:

    I’m curious about those 430,000 cars Tesla built. Now is that what rolled off the assembly line complete. or does that number include all the subassemblies like stampings and the like? I guess I’m asking are these final assembly numbers ? I’m tryin to figure out long it takes for them to build a car complete including every subassembly and stamping and painted body.I imagine if you’re just bolt in complete assemblies into painted bodies the time is rather quick.Would be interested to know how much each process takes.

  8. Kit Gerhart Says:

    6 Stellantis is number 2 or 3, globally, In sales volume.

  9. Wim van Acker Says:

    @5 Have I done the math correctly that the 632 engine is 10.2 liters? What would an engine like that be used for? High performance power boats? For what else?

  10. Lambo2015 Says:

    On the green steel; Will we ever get away from using the false term “fossil fuels”? Oil and gas are organic and contain no fossils. Plankton and algae really are the originators of oil and gas not dinosaurs.

  11. Wim van Acker Says:

    @TESLA: what an American success story. I am very happy they have made it this far and are now posting good financial results.

  12. Lambo2015 Says:

    9 Yep is a high rev-ing big block. Shares the block with the 572 crate motor but increased the bore and stroke. Bore is like .040 over and they increased stroke by .375 I believe.
    Who would think a big block with a 7000 RPM redline.

  13. Kit Gerhart Says:

    9 It’s probably primarily for some types of drag racing.

  14. Wim van Acker Says:

    @Sean, on green steel. You mentioned green steel is made using renewable energy sources, wind and solar power. I believe hydropower is currently probably the most important renewable source used for such an application. Just like it is for producing aluminum.

  15. Wim van Acker Says:

    @12 wow

  16. Wim van Acker Says:

    @13 yes, that makes sense. I had not thought about that.

  17. Kit Gerhart Says:

    7000 rpm would be quite high for an engine that big. GM says it will do more than 200 drag strip runs, 50 miles, so it doesn’t last very long if you run it to 7000 rpm. Probably most of them will end up in street rods, and rarely see more than 3000 rpm.

  18. Merv Peters Says:

    a 632 copo camaro for the street,I’d buy one…lol

  19. Kit Gerhart Says:

    18 It might need to be a 25 year old Camaro to be legal, but would be cool.

  20. Bob Wilson Says:

    Tesla teases MBA business schools:
    Revenue was up 57%
    profit of $1.6 billion
    margin of 11.7%
    sales were up 73% despite a chip shortage
    generated $3 billion in cash
    paying down debt

    MBAs are the bane of industry and seeing Tesla’s latest numbers is likely to get a mob of them to think ‘building EVs is easy and makes a bunch of money.’ But they are NOT Elon educated.

    They’ll grab a bunch of capital and setup junk EV car assembly lines and wonder ‘Where are the customers?’ It is really hard to make an EV from scratch but it takes technical insights the MBAs lack.

  21. Rey Says:

    #7XA351 gt, Tesla #s are delivered cars, as in sold to owners, direct sales and no dealers that will hold the car, so those are completed cars, and in driveways.
    On the subject of Megacasts, those are like the subframe on each end, where suspensions and the Drive motors Bolt on to, it simplifies assembly,eliminating dozens of stampings and welding,possibly eliminate 30 welding robots as well, which occupy a lot of real estate in the factory floor, Sandy Munro explains this in Munro Live,and John McElroy has once said legacy Auto might have to adopt that technology to compete. Cycle rate for each Megacast piece is around 80 to 90seconds if I heard right. 40 to 45 completed castings per hour/ 1000 castings per day, look it up under Tesla Indra Giga Press.

  22. Sean Wagner Says:

    Remarkable results from Tesla, the only other US car company with global sales, and attractive products that flow from a mission to make things e-tter (ouch).

    Tesla still is fundamentally a mission and engineering-driven problem solver. With a stellar balance sheet too.

    If ICEs go out with a bang, we’ll need every 632 we can get. It’s too late for Cadillac or Lincoln to build a V12, after all. While north of 10 liters is not even a third of a Spitfire Griffon engine’s displacement… 2239 cubic inches for the win.

    What I’d like to know: is there any compelling reason to make LiFe battery cells cylindrical? The blade batteries that BYD designed seem perfect from a packaging standpoint.

    Will watch AAH tonight, hopefully. Go Lyriq!

  23. Kit Gerhart Says:

    22 It always surprised me how much those V12 aero engines weigh. A Griffon weighs about 2000 pounds. They are big, though, and maybe the long steel crankshaft would, itself, weigh hundreds of pounds.


    9) Literally the only real use is a drag car where the long term reliability of the motor is not a thing. They expect to replace engines frequently. If they didn’t have to replace the engines, the engines would be over-engineered, heavy, and the car slower than the competition.

    There is no use of this engine in a street car. Unless people want to replace a $25,000 engine every 500 miles. It won’t stop some people with too much money from putting this engine in a street car for “bragging rights”.

  25. Kit Gerhart Says:

    24 Yeah, using that engine in a road car would be purely for bragging rights, but if you don’t routinely use the 1000 hp and rev it to 7 grand, it should be reliable enough. It would be thirsty, though.

  26. Sean Wagner Says:

    23 Kit – I would have guessed more than that weight. The Rolls-Royce (there) Griffon had a hollow crankshaft!

    I like to get some handle on stats, so that translates to 167 lb per 187 cubic inch cylinder, delivering at least 167 hp (it was a roughly 2000+ hp engine).

    One of these days, someone will sneak in a modern build between 3D-printed rocket engines.

  27. Lambo2015 Says:

    It says on the website that the GM engine is not for street use as it doesn’t meet emission requirements. However we all know that in areas that do not have emission testing it can find its way into a street car. Would be difficult to find a drivetrain that handle that much power without going into the race car bin. Would make a build pretty expensive.