AD #3341 – VW Scraps All Previous EV Work; 1.5 Million Car Crashes A Year with Deer; Toyota To Triple Sequoia Sales

June 8th, 2022 at 12:03pm

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Runtime: 11:18

0:07 UAW Boosts Strike Pay
0:51 Automakers Who Back California Emissions
1:35 Fisker Teases More of the PEAR
3:11 Honda Redesigns the HR-V
4:02 Cupra Going Electric/Electrified
5:13 VW To Scrap All Previous EV Work
7:19 Toyota To Triple Sequoia Sales
9:33 1.5 Million Car Crashes A Year with Deer

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24 Comments to “AD #3341 – VW Scraps All Previous EV Work; 1.5 Million Car Crashes A Year with Deer; Toyota To Triple Sequoia Sales”

  1. Dave Says:

    Old stat; deer kill more people than all the other animals put together except maybe other humans. Dawn and dusk very scary time on a motorcycle especially in west though don’t know about Pennsylvania since they make it friendly for deer. Aren’t deer cudly [not] they eat everything including the lawn not complaining too badly

  2. Dave Says:

    Old stat; deer kill more people than all the other animals put together except maybe other humans. Dawn and dusk very scary time on a motorcycle especially in west though don’t know about Pennsylvania since they make it friendly for deer. Aren’t deer cudly [not] they eat everything including the lawn not complaining too badly

  3. Stephen Kutney Says:

    Shoot the deer. There are too many deer for the habitat.

  4. Kit Gerhart Says:

    1,2 Globally, mosquitoes are by far the deadliest animal to humans, except for other humans. Yeah, deer probably top the list in the U.S.

  5. Roger Blose Says:

    John, glad you came through the accident in good shape. I don’t think the old deer whistles work that well but I do think that a decent V-8 exhaust note might help. At least I hope that my Mustang GT rumble is keeping me safe for now! An silent electric car probably not.

  6. Kit Gerhart Says:

    5 I don’t think either deer whistles or other kinds of noise help. It’s just luck. Riders on noisy motorcycles are the people most killed by deer in the U.S.

  7. D Ford Says:

    I can count car accidents I’ve been involved in that have been my fault and accidents that have been the fault of others on one hand. Accidents involving deer have been more than I can remember. I had one car deer literally ran towards when approaching them. Deer accident #4 demolished that one.

  8. Lambo2015 Says:

    John Glad you walked away. Not sure if this is still the case but I was told that Michigan determines how many deer licenses to issue based on previous year vehicle to deer accidents. Which is also why its important to report the crash.

  9. Lambo2015 Says:

    I’m actually surprised the Expedition out-sells the Suburban, and by almost double. However I see that its really been selling well only the last 3 years with a huge drop this year for obvious reasons.

    Have to say I think VW is on the right track in an effort to make their EVs affordable. Share that skateboard with everything you can. I could see differently tuned shocks and springs but no reason the rest needs to be any different.

  10. Kit Gerhart Says:

    9 I was a little surprised too, but Ford uses the Expedition name for both the short and long versions, while Chevy uses separate names. Tahoe plus Suburban sales far exceed Expedition, with Tahoe alone selling 106,019 in 2021.

  11. Kit Gerhart Says:

    9,10 Then, there are the GMC versions, which sold 84,242 last year.

  12. Drew Says:

    @9 and John – When comparing Ford vs. Chevy volumes of full-size SUVs, we need to be mindful that the Expedition comes in 2 wheelbases whereas Chevy changes the nomenclature of it 2 entries (Tahoe for the short WB and Suburban for the long WB). So, it’d be appropriate to compare the Expedition to the Tahoe/Suburban combo.

    If comparing sales to the Toyota Sequoia (short WB only), then the Tahoe, Armada, and short WB versions of Expedition and Yukon seem more appropriate.

  13. Drew Says:

    Kit, I type too slow.

  14. Kit Gerhart Says:

    13 Yeah, I sometimes do that too.

  15. XA351GT Says:

    The problem with deer is they are stupid. I have had 2 of them run into my stopped vehicle. One was in broad daylight. when they get in flight or fight mode they just take off in any direction.

  16. Barry Rector Says:

    John, I had TWO deer hit the side of my Suburban at the same time. They lived but the Burb sustained several thousand dollars of damage. I nicknamed them “Bambi and her Boyfriend”! LOL
    Great seeing you on Daily!

  17. TomD Says:

    The reaction of deer jumping out in front of an approaching vehicle seems counter intuitive to humans, but deer instinctually react to vehicles as if they were predators. A fast approaching predator can’t turn on a dime, so by crossing the path of the predator the deer might escape becoming a meal. Unfortunately for drivers, deer instincts have not kept pace with technology so deer can’t estimate approaching speed. The best defensive mode when spotting a deer is to expect it to jump in front of you.

  18. Kit Gerhart Says:

    I’ve been lucky with deer over the years. I’ve had a few close calls in Indiana, but haven’t hit any or had them run into me. Wild pigs seem more of a thing in Florida. They aren’t going to come through the windshield, but hitting any 200 pound thing at 70 mph is not good for a car.

  19. Bob Wilson Says:

    EV technology continues to race ahead so VW changes make a lot of sense. Tesla figured it out and as Munro pointed out, they make changes continuously.

  20. Lambo2015 Says:

    Ive smoked a deer in my Grand Prix. I saw a second one get hit when I was out with a few guys riding motorcycles when a buddy hit one on his bike. He actually was able to walk away and rode the bike home even though the left side handlebar was broke off. We just pushed him until he could drop it into 1st gear and he made it home. The deer did not.

  21. Kit Gerhart Says:

    19 Your buddy on the bike was very lucky. Many, or most people who hit deer with bikes don’t come out so well.

  22. JWH Says:

    #20 – True – Spent a couple of weeks at U/M Hospital after bambi incident back in 2006.

    State Farm bought the Aprilia Mille R I was riding at the time. I did fare better than Bambi.

  23. Bud Liebler Says:

    RE: VW’s plan to “co-locate engineers and have them collaborate more” for their electric vehicle programs. Remember platform teams and SCORE at Chrysler (remember Chrysler?) in the ’90s? It worked pretty damn well.

  24. Norm T Says:

    GM large SUVs own about 2/3rds of thr segment these days. The I terror volume on the new Sequoia is small and comparable to our 2005 Hummer H2 on the inside. It is not very big compared to the Expedition or Tahoe.