AD #3225 – Hyundai Could Axe Two Top Executives; Diesels Dying in Europe; Citroen Considers Off-Road Ami

December 16th, 2021 at 11:50am

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Runtime: 9:58

0:07 Hyundai Could Axe Two Top Executives
0:50 Hyundai Shows Small Mobility Platform
1:24 France Could Lose 1/3 of Workforce in EV Transition
1:52 Diesels Dying in Europe
2:26 F1 Driver Lewis Hamilton Knighted
3:30 EPA Rates New EVs
4:09 GM Offers Update for Older Bolt Owners
4:50 Ford to Offer Charging Solutions to Fleets
5:38 Bronco Misses Top Safety Award
6:26 Citroen Considers Off-Road Ami
6:52 Mercedes Concept Aims for Mega Efficiency
7:49 GMC Teases Sierra Electric

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21 Comments to “AD #3225 – Hyundai Could Axe Two Top Executives; Diesels Dying in Europe; Citroen Considers Off-Road Ami”

  1. Norm T Says:

    My 2018 CT6 2.0E plug-in tops out at about 3.5 miles per kwh or about 100 mpge. The Bolt has been known to in theow 5 miles per kwh. All depends ds on how you drive and ambient temperatures.

  2. Buzzerd Says:

    Seems strange that vehicles have to meet a side impact standard or you can just get rid of the doors and … who cares.

  3. Dave Says:

    France will be lucky if it only loses 1/3 of its automotive workforce in the transition to EVs

  4. Bob Wilson Says:

    My 2019 Model 3 Std Rng Plus is EPA rated at 25 kWh/100 mi. The 2021 version is listed as 24 kWh/100 mi. EV efficiency is very important for range and low cost.

  5. Kit Gerhart Says:

    I predict that Ioniq5 will win SUV of the year. I saw a video or two saying that it’s better than any Tesla.

  6. John McElroy Says:

    #1. Norm, we’re using the EPA rating to compare cars. That takes out any variation in the way a vehicle is driven, as well as any changes in ambient temperature. All EPA certified vehicles have to use the exact same test procedure.

  7. GM Veteran Says:

    Losing one-third of its workforce should help any OEM make a competitive and profitable EV. Everyone talks about battery expense, but reducing labor expense to that degree will certainly be a big contribution. I was told many years ago that labor is the single biggest cost on any new vehicle built (prior to EVs).

  8. GM Veteran Says:

    What? Hyundai is brooming some top executives? The revolving C-suite door at Hyundai corporate headquarters has been spinning for many years. They just don’t seem to see the value in retaining good top executives. I guess there is always someone willing to replace them though.

  9. Cycles Says:

    5- Kit, this is irrelevant because Tesla isn’t evaluated for the award due to not furnishing cars.

  10. Kit Gerhart Says:

    9 The videos have nothing to do with awards, just the cars. This reviewer says thr Hyundai is better than the M3.

    https://www.carscoops.com/2021/12/driven-the-2022-hyundai-ioniq-5-is-better-than-the-tesla-model-3/

    A video I saw said it’s better than any Tesla. I’ll see if I can find it. Yes, those reviews are peoples’ opinions, and Tesla still had a big advantage with their charging network.

  11. Merv Peters Says:

    Lighting signatures have become quite prolific the last few years,a long way away from where they were just a few short years ago.

  12. MERKUR DRIVER Says:

    11) As a fan of the original TRON movie, I like where they are heading with these light signatures

  13. Kit Gerhart Says:

    What’s a TRON movie?

  14. Joseph P. Brooks Says:

    When or if time ever allows, can you update on “what happened to all the VW diesel vehicle’s bought back by VW? Also, can we see how far Ford has gotten on rehabbing and repurposing Detroit’s former railroad station.

    Thanks, and we really appreciate the well prepared news and features especially the “what is this” picture occasionally proffered.

  15. Sean Wagner Says:

    13 Kit – A seminal early 80s sci-fi movie (I’ve never seen). http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084827/

  16. Kit Gerhart Says:

    14 Thanks

  17. XA351GT Says:

    The company I use to work did work for Hyundai-Rotem when they were building subway cars for SEPTA ( Philadelphia) and Denver . The Koreans are notoriously hard to work with or for. it’s no wonder people don’t stay there long.

  18. Cycles Says:

    10 True, and a good article. The last statement is that the true Tesla competitor is the Model Y which they do not have available. Efficiency, range, and performance are not as good with Ioniq 5. Also UI, Tesla is the leader in that area, most reviewers are starting to realize that. However charging should be better with 800V pack. The think that is most compelling is price, Ioniq 5 cost is the real game changer here. Still to your point about utility of the year, it is irrelevant because Tesla will not be evaluated because they don’t give them cars.

  19. Kit Gerhart Says:

    14 The cars were parked in lots all over the country, and at least as recently as 2018, some of them were being “fixed,” and sold through dealers and auctions. I, too am curious about how many were actually sold, and what happened to the rest of them. I question how well fixed they actually were. I’d think that, to actually meet emissions standards, they would need urea after treatment. Did they add that to the ones they sold? I wonder if some of them went to Caribbean islands, Somalia, or other places where there would be no emissions regulations.

    I know one person who really liked his TDI Sportwagon and kept it, rather than selling it back.

  20. Kit Gerhart Says:

    18 Yeah, Teslas are not evaluated for the awards, but if they had been, they likely would have won in the eligible years, unless the jurors would have been sufficiently turned off by the controls to not give Teslas the votes. If the Ionoq 5 is “better,” it sounds like a strong entry. Still, the jurors may like the retro Ford, and Motor Trend gave the GV70 their award. We will know January 11.

  21. Rey Says:

    Looks like GMs Cruise automation boss and CFO Dan Amman is jumping ship before it sinks, or he was denied Captaincy as CEO Mary Barra wants to stay on 0ast her best before date, she does enjoy USA President Joe Bidens praises “GM the leader in BEVs”, she loves that praise, and its getting into her head.