AD #3200 – Chip Shortage Worse Than Thought; Silverado EV Coming in 2023; Geely Group Reveals Electric Semi

November 9th, 2021 at 11:47am

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Runtime: 9:54

0:07 Chip Shortage Worse Than Thought
1:14 Silverado EV Coming in 2023
1:57 U.S. Could Mandate Drunk Driver Monitor
3:20 Pepsi Claiming Tesla Semi Deliveries in Q4
4:07 Geely Group Reveals an Electric Semi
5:02 Bridgestone Seeing More Interest in Retreaded Tires
7:06 Dodge Shares Details of New Business Plan
8:07 Porsche Gives Entry Panameras More Flair

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29 Comments to “AD #3200 – Chip Shortage Worse Than Thought; Silverado EV Coming in 2023; Geely Group Reveals Electric Semi”

  1. Jim Haines Says:

    Oil prices are high because the commies downtown want to do all they can for their insane agenda. We take Jets around the world you commoners can walk or pay for electric buses with the others

  2. Kit Gerhart Says:

    1 Oil prices are up, because more people are driving and flying again. Also, there is more demand for oil for electricity generation.

  3. Rey Says:

    Having drunk monitor equipment in cars can’t come soon enough for habitual offenders,we had a rich zion wipe out 3 kids and their grandpa, he hired the best lawyer money can buy, got 10 years and is now free & fully pardoned after less than 5 years in jail, roughly about a year per life he took, his name is Marco Muzzo.

  4. Fensterlips Says:

    The Left wants us to use less oil for their green future. All well and good but they’re focusing on the supply side rather than the demand side. EVs are one way but there must be another thousand reasonable ways to reduce consumption without hurting those on the bottom. The tire retreading article is a step in the right direction

  5. Rey Says:

    Geely owns Volvo cars and probably has investments in Volvo trucks, Teslas Semi are probably test pilots for Pepsi, might be used for delivering Hostess Chips,picking up them ‘taters too, and great way to get data in real time.

  6. Wim van Acker Says:

    @1: no, the oil prices are not high because of “the commies downtown”, whoever that may be. The oil prices are constantly changing and determined by supply and demand on a global basis.

    If you are too stupid to understand the basics and want to make political statements, go to Facebook and stay away from this forum for people with knowledge and brains.

  7. Rey Says:

    We need retreads that dont seperate in the highway, see his things all the time in the 400 series highway in Ontario Canada

  8. ChuckGrenci Says:

    Retreads can work, but care must be taken that the carcasses are not too old and in good shape. Trucks seem to be the most adapt to using them; high mileage in a short time (leaving carcasses fresh).

    1,2 It’s not as simple to categorize higher oil prices with a one or two reasons; it is a bevy of cause and effects. When the economy was at full ‘monty’ gas prices were low despite high usage. I will defer as to some of the causes (but it’s a complicated equation).

  9. Kit Gerhart Says:

    4 One good way to reduce consumption would be for restaurants to quit freezing you out with A/C set at 65F when it’s 95F outside.

  10. Kit Gerhart Says:

    Don’t big trucks routinely use retreads on the rear axles of the tractor, and on the trailer? I’d think that after 100 years, the technology would have improved to where they could do retreads that wouldn’t separate, but I saw tire debris multiple times during my recent trip from IN to FL.

  11. Rey Says:

    #1 Jim, The USA has the lowest price of Oil and gasoline apart from the Saudi kingdom, Canadian oil and gas prices are right now about $1.40-$1.50/ liter=$5.00 + / gallon, Maybe go to Russia for cheaper gas, Putin will welcome you, he is the real “commies”.

  12. GM Veteran Says:

    11 The reason your gas is more expensive than ours in the US is almost exclusively due to taxes. The Canadian government tax is ten cents per litre, or about 40 cents per gallon for us Mercans. Then Ontario adds another 14.7 cents per litre, or roughly 60 cents per gallon. So $1 per gallon of your gas expense just levied tax.

    In the US, its only 18.3 cents per gallon. In Michigan, we add another 26.3 cents per gallon. In California, they add 67 cents per gallon, the highest of any state.

    PS: there are other countries with much lower gas prices than the US, but most of them are in the Middle East.

  13. Wim van Acker Says:

    @12, and then there is Venezuela, with a government-subsidized price of 0.02 USD per gallon (not a typo) for the first 30 gallons in a given month.

  14. George Ricci Says:

    “Rite Angle solution can reduce fuel use by at least 50% and significantly decrease carbon emissions, producing only water as a byproduct”.

    If your are “producing only water as a byproduct”, then you have NO emissions, but they say “significantly decrease carbon emissions”. You can’t have it both ways. Also, their web site lacks all the details which is NOT a good sign.

    Its a “hydrogen based fuel”: How exactly are they making hydrogen? How many kWh of renewable electricity does it take to make 1 kg of hydrogen? Today, how many kg of hydrogen are they making in a 24 hour period?

  15. Bobby T Says:

    #2,6, and others: Thank you.

  16. Ziggy Says:

    @9 Amen to that Kit!! 78 degrees F is usually fine because the A/C takes the moisture out of the air and makes it feel cooler. I often wonder if the owners of these businesses even notice that their patrons are wearing sweaters in the middle of summer just to stand the low temps in their establishments.

  17. Kit Gerhart Says:

    14 From what I find, it takes about 39 kWh of power to electrolyze one kg of hydrogen.

  18. GM Veteran Says:

    If the government is really serious about wanting to save lives, in addition to reducing drunk driving they could strengthen the requirements to get, and keep, a driver’s license. Stricter enforcement of basic traffic rules would help too and reduce road rage levels at the same time. I can’t tell you how many times I have seen wild and erratic maneuvers from drivers trying to get around someone who is blocking the left lane while checking their emails or texting.

  19. GM Veteran Says:

    I guess Comcast decided you all needed to read my comment a second time!

  20. Drew Says:

    @6 – As you say, commodity prices fluctuate biased on supply and demand. But as 12 notes, government partially influences prices via taxes. Government also influences supply via 1. buying oil for reserves or 2. selling oil from reserves or 3. enabling/disabling development/distribution. And while I agree with Kit that demand has increased significantly from last years depressed “lock down” levels, only the most ardently blind leftists will argue that this administration significantly restricted new oil development/distribution (my third point)… Keystone and Line 5 to name a couple of examples. The Keystone and Line 5 actions were so unilateral and haphazard that the normally left leaning Canadian government is taking legal action against the US and a Michigan.

  21. George Ricci Says:

    17. A 100% efficient electrolyser requires 39 kWh of electricity to produce 1 kg of hydrogen. There is nothing that is 100% efficient. The devices today require as much as 48 kWh/kg – 52 kWh/kg.

  22. Merv Peters Says:

    18 for sure, a lot of people have multiple DUI’s and they still drive.

  23. Bobby T Says:

    Back in the 1960s when my 53 Packard was my main mode of transportation, I used to use retreads. I would buy a new set of tires, which would last about 20K miles, then recap them which would get me another 10K. These were, of course, bias ply tires. I don’t remember why I didn’t recap them more than once. Saved me a fair amount of money.

  24. Kit Gerhart Says:

    21 Exactly. The charge-discharge cycle of batteries is probably as good. I don’t “get” the idea of using hydrogen for fuel cells, or worse, for running ICEs that are only about 30% efficient.

  25. SteveO Says:

    18 Amen to that, but it’s never gonna happen. Once driving in the US went from being a privilege to a right (largely because so many need to drive to work), there has never been the political will to require anything beyond the minimal skills currently needed to get a license. Which politician wants to be the first to tell voters they don’t know how to drive? Much easier to dump it on the manufacturers and mandate more technology to save drivers from themselves. Same as it ever was…

  26. Drew Says:

    @25 – Double amen. The overwhelming majority of the 10,000 deaths per year are from repeat drunk driving offenders. A “smart” driver license system can easily solve the problem. Upon a DUI conviction, a judge simply orders “restrictions” to be programmed onto the driver license. The vehicle remotely reads the restrictions (just like it remotely/ near field reads the key in your pocket or purse). This easy solution required the assorted state DMVs to update their technology and to coordinate with the courts. But as @25 wrote, government lacks the will power, yet they have the legislative power to dump the issue on OEMs. BTW, a smart driver license system can also direct driving restrictions to inexperienced teen drivers.

    I shared this idea with MADD about 15 years ago. Crickets.

  27. Joe G Says:

    1) I agree. So as more people are driving now, is the demand any higher than a few years ago when the US was exporting oil and not having to import, and gas was sub $2.00 (the term I believe was energy independence for the first time since 1957). Now we are back to relying on OPEC like 30 years ago. (Backward progress in 10 months, I guess we can indeed thank the Commies in DC).
    “…you have no idea how to defend a nation. All you did was weaken a country today, Kaffee.”

  28. Kit Gerhart Says:

    18,25 Yeah, in most places in the US, there is bad public transport, or none at all, so they have to make it easy to get a driver’s license.

    Also, texting while driving remains a problem. A few years ago, near me, a pickup driven by a 19 year old drifted into into a tank truck full of gas or diesel, causing a fiery crash that killed two people and closed one side of a major divided highway for a month. It was determined that the 19 year was texting at, or very near the time of the crash.

  29. Kit Gerhart Says:

    27 US crude production decreased by 8% in 2020 because of well curtailment and a decline in drilling activity. While demand has increased, domestic production has not recovered to pre-covid levels, so imports have increased. Anyway, as EVs make up more of the fleet, oil demand will permanently decrease.