AD #3556 – North America Is Saving Nissan; Hertz Buying 340,000 EVs; Daimler Building U.S. Charging Network For Trucks

April 28th, 2023 at 12:00pm

Audio-only version:
Listen to “AD #3556 – North America Is Saving Nissan; Hertz Buying 340,000 EVs; Daimler Building U.S. Charging Network For Trucks” on Spreaker.

Follow us on social media:

Instagram Twitter Facebook


0:00 North America Is Saving Nissan
0:57 New York Cabbies Get Screwed
2:06 Hertz Buying 340,000 EVs
3:24 Daimler Launches New EV Truck Brand…
4:20 …And Builds EV Charging Network
4:54 Tesla Sues to Get Autobahn Chargers
5:36 High School Students Design Next-Gen Ram EV
6:11 Only 3 Toyota Supra GT4 100 Edition to Be Built
7:16 Citroen Launches C3 For Developing Markets
8:11 GM Offers Open Source Software to Entire Industry
9:18 Mitsubishi Electric Jabiru Spots Icy Roads

Visit our sponsors to thank them for their support of Autoline Daily: Bridgestone, Intrepid Control Systems, and Schaeffler.

»Subscribe to Podcast |

5661 rss-logo-png-image-68050 stitcher-icon youtube-logo-icon-65475

Thanks to our partner for embedding Autoline Daily on its website:

16 Comments to “AD #3556 – North America Is Saving Nissan; Hertz Buying 340,000 EVs; Daimler Building U.S. Charging Network For Trucks”

  1. Drew Says:

    25 meters is not much of an advanced warning for black ice. V2x would be a better system for black ice warnings.

  2. Lambo2015 Says:

    Wow 1.3 Million for a medallion. Thats ridiculous when the average cabby only makes like 42K a year.

    On the EV trucks they really should provide a empty and max load range seeing how EVs are affected much more by weight than a diesel truck. A diesel truck might change range from 1000 to 800. Where the EV might go from 300 to 150.
    I assume the number you provided in todays show were empty ranges.

  3. Bob Wilson Says:

    The web link is to the home page of the “GM OFFERS OPEN SOURCE …” Eclipse. A retired a network communication engineer and operating system programmer, I am underwhelmed because it appears to be corporate oriented, not individuals like me. It is a buffet of every “software du jour” over the past 50 years. The plural of standards is no standards at all.

    IMHO, incompetent but glib ‘software managers’ will use eclipse to waste budget while delivering little to no value. Another software scam.

  4. Albemarle Says:

    I am more of a fan of car sensors than relying on V2X or V2V. That’s probably because we don’t live in an urban or suburban environment. I’d be the V that reported the black ice so I’d like to receive some heads up.

  5. Kit Gerhart Says:

    2 At one time, the medallions were an investment. People would borrow money to buy them, and they would increase in value enough to help with retirement when they sold them. Uber and Lyft have changed that. If I were in NYC and wanted to go anywhere I couldn’t go by subway or walking, I’d use Uber or Lyft, not a taxi.

  6. Jim Haines Says:

    The cabbies are correct you heavily regulate cab companies and then let any herb drive people around for fares in an unregulated not properly insured commercial vehicle that is insured for family use it is not right at all.

  7. XA351GT Says:

    That RAM EV will need stadium seats while you wait for a tow truck when runs out of charge in the middle of no where.

  8. XA351GT Says:

    kind of rich for Tesla to bitch about someone else having a monopoly. When they don’t open their chargers to other brands .

  9. Lambo2015 Says:

    I wonder how an Uber or Lift driver makes out pay wise compared to a licensed cab driver. Maybe if the city wasnt screwing the cab drivers so bad with these regulations they could earn a decent living.

  10. merv Says:

    Another great week of autoline,thanks

  11. Kit Gerhart Says:

    8 I’ve used Uber mainly in east central FL, and most of the drivers seem to do it mainly as something to do. They commented about how much Uber syphons off.

  12. David Foley Says:

    I have no idea how Mitsubishi’s system could even work. The driver is (SHOULD!) be looking at the road. I’m not sure how they are supposed to stay safe while also looking at a screen detailing all sorts of distrations – some obvious, some invisible. Like, are traffic cones something THAT important that they need to be displayed??

    It seems to me to be yet another example of technology for the sake of technology.


    10) The only people making a decent living with Uber are the ones who have multiple people driving for them in very highly dense urban areas. I forget what that account tier name is, but you basically have multiple people driving the same fleet of cars around the clock. Sounds exactly like a taxi company, but not regulated.

    How NY allows this to compete with its regulated taxi service is beyond me. If I was a taxi service I would be suing. Not to invalidate Uber, that is a fools game. I would be suing to invalidate the taxi laws based on the precedent of NY allowing Uber to taxi people in an unregulated manner. Such a lawsuit would either de-regulate the taxi industry or NY would put the hammer down on Uber/Lyft. Right now NY seems to want it both ways, and that is not sustainable.

  14. Lambo2015 Says:

    11 I agree because the city wouldnt allow some person to just paint their car yellow and start shuttling people around. So how is Uber or lift any different? Because they use an app? I do like that the competition will likely drive down prices or force a change but I wonder how much Uber and Lift pay in NY city tax?

  15. Lambo2015 Says:

    14 that was to MERKUR in 13

  16. Lambo2015 Says:

    No doubt todays topic may be Rivian.
    “A market capitalization that exceeded $150 billion days after a blockbuster public trading debut in late 2021 now stands at less than $12 billion after a 93% stock wipeout, reflecting almost no value beyond the company’s cash hoard.”