AD #3299 – Musk Promises “Massive Wave Of New Products”; Renault To Split BEV & ICE Business; Jeep’s Latest Moab Concepts

April 8th, 2022 at 11:53am

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Runtime: 10:10

0:08 Musk Promises Massive Wave of New Products
1:41 Renault To Split BEV & ICE Business
2:10 Alarm Bells Go Off At R-N-M Alliance
3:44 Mahle Develops Inexpensive EV Charging System
4:29 Continental Stops Wrong-Way Drivers
5:35 BMW Goes With “Green” Wheels
6:25 Ford E-Transit in Production in Turkey
7:11 Smart Is Back with an EV
7:49 Citroen C4 Goes Electric
8:31 Jeep’s Latest Moab Concepts

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24 Comments to “AD #3299 – Musk Promises “Massive Wave Of New Products”; Renault To Split BEV & ICE Business; Jeep’s Latest Moab Concepts”

  1. Lambo2015 Says:

    Continental seems to be looking at how complicated they can make a “wrong way” Hwy prevention. Ditch the lights and sensors and a good old mechanical device you’ll find at any car rental lot. People can drive over all day long on the off ramp, but get on the wrong way and you wont get far with 4 flat tires. Problem solved and I’m willing to bet its cheaper.

  2. Kit Gerhart Says:

    1 I thought of that too, but it wouldn’t work with BMWs, Corvettes, or all of the other cars that have run-flat tires. Maybe the whoosh of escaping air would get the driver’s attention, though.

  3. Buzzerd Says:

    Citroen does have a point but you would want to live in a big city or most of Europe where practically everything you need is close. For a lot of NA you would need a second vehicle if you want to go anywhere.

  4. Dean Romanski Says:

    I live in an area that has a divided road with trees between I have seen 5 or 6 drivers going the wrong way, it’s not even a interstate and it was broad day. A mechanical device would not work in this area.

  5. Dean Romanski Says:

    I live in an area that has a divided road with trees between I have seen 5 or 6 drivers going the wrong way, it’s not even a interstate and it was broad day. A mechanical device would not work in this area.

  6. Bob White Says:

    When there nothing new in 2022, messiah Musk starts the GIGA vaporware machine. 20% of world market share is about as ridiculous as saving the planet and saving mankind by moving us to Mars. More like continue to buy stock /crypto and fill my pockets with cash

  7. Lambo2015 Says:

    4 I don’t think the risk is as high with a side street compared to HWY speed. But yea I’ve also seen drivers to that on boulevards.

    2 Such a small percentage of vehicles have run flat tires and if the low tire warning lights on their dash doesn’t get them to stop I doubt flashing lights on a sign will.

  8. motorman Says:

    #1 most likely they are afraid of a lawsuit if the car crashes because of the flat tires on its own and the driver is hurt or killed.

  9. Lambo2015 Says:

    7 Yeah so what is the massive new wave of Tesla products? The Semi which we were introduced to in 2017 or the Roadster which debuted in 2017 or the Cyber truck which was introduced in 2019 and is now two years delayed from when it was supposed to launch?
    I guess since they haven’t made it into production they are considered new products but when they debut 3-5 years ago it just doesn’t seems like new products anymore.

  10. GM Veteran Says:

    I’ve always been a fan of the world automotive industry. And, I don’t mean to offend anyone, but I can’t think of a more boring auto organization than the Renault Nissan Mitsubishi alliance. No interesting products to be found here. Lots of milquetoast styling, uninspiring CVTs and a long-established EV that is always 1-2 steps behind the competition (might be time to leaf that one behind!). Seriously, the most interesting thing that has happened at these companies in the last five years was the escape of their former CEO.

  11. GM Veteran Says:

    Hey, anybody know how the solar part of the Tesla business is going? Its amazing how little you hear about it since it was merged into the auto company. The only non-automotive products I have seen any news updates on are the PowerWall storage batteries and the commercial energy storage installations.

  12. Lambo2015 Says:

    10 I agree and think the Datsun 280Z was Nissan’s pinnacle. Havent been much excitement since.

  13. Kit Gerhart Says:

    7 According to Edmunds, about 15% of cars now sold in the US have run flat tires. I thought it might be higher than that, since all BMWs, including MINIs now use them, as do most Benzes, and a number of other cars, depending on wheel/tire size.

  14. Bob White Says:

    11- The buyout of Solar City was basically Musk bailing out his brother. The answer is nothing. Solar City took massive amount of government money and didn’t respect their obligations to the state of New York. Today, shareholders have a massive class action lawsuits surrounding this bailout.

  15. John McElroy Says:

    #1. Love it!

  16. ChuckGrenci Says:

    If the lights don’t dissuade an errant driver, and the system then alerts the police, and even if they respond in two minutes; a crash will more times than not have already occurred. I don’t endorse this remedy, dare I say major expense, that will not likely remedy the situation (very many times).


    1) Top gear had a good solution to the problem:

  18. Lambo2015 Says:

    13 Wow I didn’t think it was even that high. truly figured maybe 5 to 7% of cars. But that’s also percent of new cars sold. So percent of what is already on the road is probably like 2% but yea will continue to grow.

  19. Albemarle Says:

    I haven’t seen it happen but the rental barriers would shred the tires with their large prongs. You’d be on the rims in 10 ft, not on the run-flat tire. Rental companies have big theft problems and I’m confident their solution works for run-flats.

  20. BobK Says:

    @11, Apparently Tesla is still be doing the storage bit. Here is an article mentioning Tesla storage units just now starting up.

  21. Kit Gerhart Says:

    What I read about tire spikes at rental car places is that they are intended for low speed, like not over 5 mph. Making a “higher speed” version should be a lot simpler than Continental’s system, though.

  22. SteveO Says:

    High-speed tire spikes installed on our highways – what could possibly go wrong!

  23. Lambo2015 Says:

    22 It wouldn’t be on the HWY SteveO it would be at the very end of the offramp where you are coming to a stop anyway going maybe 10 mph. So anyone getting on the wrong way shouldn’t even make it to the HWY.

  24. Uncle Bob Says:

    Who wrote the music for that familiar Schaeffler ad? The whole ad is nicely done, but the music is sublime. The rapid plucking-like notes through the beginning, the sure, piano or bell-like strikes at the end, seeming to fade as time sweeps us away…