AD #2408 – Electrification to Reduce Trans Gears, Sanctions on Iran Impact OEMs, Jaguar E-PACE Impressions

August 7th, 2018 at 11:49am

Runtime: 8:58

0:33 EV Incentives Should be Based on Sliding Scale
1:37 GM Creeps Closer to Tax Credit Plateau
2:18 Electrification to Reduce Transmission Gears
3:49 European Automakers Face Big Emission Fines
4:33 Sanctions on Iran Impact Automakers
5:52 Jaguar E-PACE Impressions

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10 Comments to “AD #2408 – Electrification to Reduce Trans Gears, Sanctions on Iran Impact OEMs, Jaguar E-PACE Impressions”

  1. Barry T Says:

    Interesting concept on subsidizing electric vehicles… Highlights the fact that the “zero emissions” slogan is completely bogus. Let EVs find their place in the market honestly.

  2. Lambo2015 Says:

    So the electric power in Vermont produces less GHG than the same power in Indiana. But how much nuclear waste does Vermont generate? How do barrels of nuclear waste compare to GHG and its impact to the environment? Is there a comparison?
    So what these “researchers” are suggesting is the government should only subsidize EVs that are sold in the areas with the proper climate and clean Electric plants. Hence prevent anyone from Florida from buying their EV in Vermont to get a better credit. Hum sounds very socialistic to me. Maybe just get out of subsidies and let the free market drive demand.

  3. Lambo2015 Says:

    Better yet How about take all that EV subsidy money and help plants like the ones in Indiana to produce GHG at the same levels as Vermont.

    Hey maybe if California and the 16 other states that are against Trump rolling back the emission and MPG targets. Maybe they would be for making tighter regulations on the GHG produced by Electric plants in states like Indiana. 19 lbs vs 5650 sure seems like a huge opportunity for improvement.

  4. Lambo2015 Says:

    Sean did the researchers say what the GHG output would be for a pure ICE to put the 19lbs and 5650lbs in perspective?

  5. Kit Gerhart Says:

    EV’s are zero emissions at the point of use. Cleaning up air in cities is part of, or in some cases, a lot of the reason for incentives. Obviously, the source of electricity is a huge factor in greenhouse gas emissions. An EV in Indiana burns coal.

  6. Barry T Says:

    Zero Emissions at point of use isn’t how that slogan is used. There’s no label like that on my electric razor

    AND we aren’t even talking about the emissions in manufacturing or end of life, either!

  7. Kit Gerhart Says:

    6. I agree, but point of use is a major factor in some government policies.

  8. Barry T Says:

    Kit, you are right, and I realize it is complicated. It’s just hard for me to be force-fed the over-simplified lines from the zealots sometimes.

  9. Lambo2015 Says:

    I would really like to see a real breakdown describing the impact to the environment of a comparable ice, hybrid, and ev. Something that included the initial cost and cost to operate for say 200k miles. All the oil changes and if two battery packs are needed those costs. The emissions produced by each car regardless if its at point of use or from a power plant and lastly the impact to the environment to recycle the spent car.
    Would be really disappointing for many if they find out the overall impact of an Ev is more detrimental to the environment. At this point I don’t think anyone really knows. We just keep getting told their green cars and good for the environment. I need real data to sell me on that and have yet to see any. Even this article provided the differences from elect power ghg from state to state but never mentioned what an ice produces for that same use. It could be 2500 lbs of ghg which would still be better than an ev being used in Indiana. Why is it so hard to get a proper comparison. That makes me feel they don’t want people to know.

  10. Robley Melton, Jr. Says:

    Re: (Jag E-Pace Tires). I could not tell if the E-Pace has Pirelli All Season “Run-Flats!” In June, I purchased a Honda Clarity (NEW)) w/Michelin Run-Flats, and I immediately noticed road noise – had same problem w/C5 Corvette Cnv,(Goodyear) especially when driving with the top down. Deleting the spare may save weight, but the super-stiff sidewall has its drawbacks!