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Odds & Ends And All Things That Don't Fit Anything Else

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Coss, Oct 18, 2016.

  1. RSchneider

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    Its an R&D company. Not a manufacturer. I've met them before at SAE conferences. There are about 4 other companies that are trying to do the same thing. The downfall is that EV's are killing the alternate engine market. In addition to that, these engines are more or less, great for steady state operation and not so great for something in a car. What these companies are banking on, are military and DOE contracts. Military for power generation and DOE for power generation from trash dumps and oil refineries. They are not 100% of the way there and thus why they need grants and funding to get it to a low volume production.
     
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    Interesting article about Volkswagon. Looks like there may be significant Tesla competition soon.


    VW's new EV passes 10K orders in 24 hours
    May 10, 2019 3:19 AM ET|About: Volkswagen AG ADR (VWAGY)|By: Yoel Minkoff, SA News Editor
    Volkswagen (OTCPK:VWAGY) has claimed that pre-orders for its ID.3 electric hatchback surpassed 10,000 cars in just 24 hours.

    The entry-level car will cost less than €30,000 euros, with deliveries in Europe slated for the middle of 2020.

    It's called the ID.3 after VW's third major historic evolution and will officially launch this September at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
     
  3. RSchneider

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    Also, VW will spend $800M to expand the Chattanooga, TN plant and add 1000 American jobs by 2020 to build the ID Crozz.
    https://autoweek.com/article/green-cars/vw-will-build-electric-cars-tennessee

    VW to spend $2B in America over the next 10 years to electrify America due to the TDI scandal.
    https://autoweek.com/article/technology/volkswagens-plan-electrify-america

    VW's plan for America:
    https://www.electrifyamerica.com/our-plan

    It would be safe to say that Tesla has got some competition coming and that's just what they wanted. With getting these companies battling it out, it'll only make EV's better and cheaper.
     
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