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oldshurst442 replied to Hyundai News:2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 Kicks Off A New Sub-Brand.


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By evoking the daring attitude of Hyundai Pony

 

I did not see that initially, but after reading that line, now I cant unsee it.

2022 Ioniq 5 revealed: Retro-styled electric car leads a New Wave of EVs

Yes. A mix of Pony and Excel Id say.

1986-hyundai-pony-hatchback-2 - Philippe Laguë

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2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 EV bows with knife-edged look, 2-way charging -  Roadshow

Hyundai 1986-1989 | Dezo's Garage

 

Id say the Ioniq 5 is an attractive CUV.  (High hatchback?)  (Or could we just change up the marking spiel and call it a Sports ACTIVITY Vehicle, SAV for short?)   

I like the specs on it and the EV stuff it could do. Like the interior AND exterior charging ports to charge all kinds of stuff.  Cool feature. 

While Im not a CUV kinda guy, this thing is attractive enough for me not to diss it... 

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ykX replied to Hyundai News:2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 Kicks Off A New Sub-Brand.


I like the looks a lot. Hopefully will be priced well.

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Robert Hall replied to Hyundai News:2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 Kicks Off A New Sub-Brand.


Sharp, crisp lines...I like it...nice to see some angular, squared styling on a BEV instead of an aero egg/potato shape...

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daves87rs replied to USPS awards next gen mail vehicle contract to Oshkosh Defense.


That thing is scary.......

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daves87rs replied to Hyundai News:2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 Kicks Off A New Sub-Brand.


very interesting....could be a winner....

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oldshurst442 replied to USPS awards next gen mail vehicle contract to Oshkosh Defense.


 

https://www.theverge.com/2021/2/23/22297823/usps-postal-service-mail-truck-electric-oshkosh-workhorse

 

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Oshkosh still has to finalize the design of the mail truck, which is part of the reason for the two-year wait.

 

I personally dont mind its looks. Its looks weird Ill admit. But I kinda like it.  The Arrival van looks OK. Better than the Oshkosh. But for whatever reason, I prefer the looks of the Oshkosh.  

 

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balthazar replied to USPS awards next gen mail vehicle contract to Oshkosh Defense.


 

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RE the Oshkosh mail truck : of course it's hideously ugly. 
With all the ubiquitous gassing about tech & futurism, I was offhandedly expecting something more 'pod-like' if we're likely going to still be looking at them in the year 2060. These look like they were designed in 1985.

UPS has touted this image as a future vehicle- why not a teensy bit sleeker (not Oshkosh's bag, I know)

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balthazar replied to Random Thoughts Thread.


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bobo replied to Hyundai News:2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 Kicks Off A New Sub-Brand.


I didn't dig the looks initially, but it's growing on me.  Priced right, it can be a serious contender.

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bobo replied to Oldsmobile Aurora and Antares Show Cars.


More than 25 years later, these still look modern.

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oldshurst442 replied to Random Thoughts Thread.


44 ideas de Señor frog's | memes, señor, divertido

 

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oldshurst442 replied to Random Thoughts Thread.


I was tired of
Its been too cold   too long
Like a worn out recording
Of a favorite song
So while          lay there frozen
I read the paper in bed
And in the personal columns
There was this letter I read
If you like piña coladas
And gettin' caught in the rain
If you're not into snow
If you have half a brain
If you like makin' love at midnight
In the dunes on the cape
Then I'm the love that you've looked for
Write to me and escape
I didn't think about my constituents
I know that sounds kinda mean
But me and my old buddy
Needed time to escape
So I wrote to the paper
Took out a personal ad
I blamed it totally on my kids
I thought it wasn't half bad
Yes, I like piña coladas
And gettin' caught in the rain
I'm not much into telling the truth
I am into champagne
 
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oldshurst442 replied to Random Thoughts Thread.


 

 

 

 

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David replied to USPS awards next gen mail vehicle contract to Oshkosh Defense.


Have to say that the news covering this new Ugly Duckling is too funny as are the posts on Twitter.

The new USPS trucks are delivering strong reactions — here are some first-class responses (msn.com)

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David replied to Random Thoughts Thread.


4 minutes ago, balthazar said:

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Course NONE of that would have been required if not for the Profits over Human life and greedy electrical ERCOT of Texas that went cheap and did not pay to have proper winterizing of both the 24.8% of power production by Wind Turbines but more importantly the 51% produced by Natural gas as the pipes froze blocking the gas flow. Coal 13.4%, Nuclear 4.9%, Solar 3.8% and Biomass fired units 1.9% still worked.

Texas energy: How much power comes from wind turbines, natural gas? (statesman.com)

Freeze off is the official problem due to no Winterization of pipes and so ice formed blocking natural gas delivery to power generation plants as well as to businesses and homes that did not have winterized piping or proper depth of pipe being buried. 

Texas’ natural gas production just froze under pressure (msn.com)

Amazing until the Governor banned exports, making money over power online to protect human life was more important.

Texas Governor Bans Natural Gas Exports | OilPrice.com

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David replied to Alternative Fuels & Propulsion RANDOM.


5 hours ago, David said:

Seems according to a Post on LinkedIn by the CEO of VW, that moving Forward Ford will build their EVs on the VW MEB electric platform and will start by converting the Cologne Germany Ford sit to pure EV production using the Meb Platform.

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https://www.linkedin.com/posts/herbertdiess_ford-motor-company-will-make-cologne-a-successful-activity-6768486497113923585-RK36

 will make Cologne a successful E-location! Within our alliance, Volkswagen AG will contribute with all its power, Jim Farley.

The automotive plants in Zwickau, Dresden, Cologne, Emden, Hanover, Wolfsburg will manufacture their e-cars on the basis of the MEB electric modular system. In direct competition with Tesla in Grünheide.

Thomas Schmall supplies the following components: Battery, e-motor, axles, steering, transmission, brakes - more than any other car from a single source. From Braunschweig, Salzgitter, Kassel, Poznan. The goal: best quality and maximum competitiveness based on the highest scales.

Our plants outside Germany in Anting and Foshan (China), Mladá Boleslav (Czech Republic) and Chattanooga (USA) also already use MEB technology. Further locations will follow.

Here is Ford official announcement of going pure EV for the European market starting with their Cologne Germany plant.

Ford Europe Goes All-In On EVs On Road To Sustainable Profitability; Cologne Site Begins $1 Billion Transformation | Ford Media Center

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balthazar replied to Random Thoughts Thread.


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trinacriabob replied to Random Thoughts Thread.


10 hours ago, David said:

32F everything covered in heavy ICE, black ice roads and glad I am working from home. 3ft of snow on the passes over night, some very cool images of the heavy snowfall.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CLrauhLs0aG/

It can be tough!  But, damn, the Puget Sound area, with the wall to wall evergreen, looks so damn nice when covered in snow, even though it doesn't function well.  Also, with enough curvy two-lane roads and hills in the burbs, the black ice sort of sneaks up on you.  If a person can walk to a local independent coffeehouse that's open, that could be good.  Thankfully, this sort of weather in the Puget Sound Basin is a rare occurrence.  

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smk4565 replied to Hyundai News:2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 Kicks Off A New Sub-Brand.


I like the squared off angular DeLorean style look, especially in the front.  What I don't get is why it is part hatchback, part SUV.  Hatchbacks tend to not sell well in the USA, so I feel like this could suffer like the original Bolt did.  The back 1/4 of this vehicle looks odd, needs more of an SUV look there I think.

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oldshurst442 replied to What Are You Listening To?.


Speaking of pop.   

I think girls did it best in the 1980s. 

 

 

 

And some Prince influence! 

 

 

 

 

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David replied to Alternative Fuels & Propulsion RANDOM.


3 minutes ago, oldshurst442 said:

I get to see Teslas everyday too. Tons.  These are BIG hits here.  

Yes, a big hit here too, but still see the occasional one on the flatbed or along the side of the road. Thinking on this, it might also be more common for me to see them on Flatbeds since the repair shop for this area is just down the road off of 220th and I5 in Mountlake Terrace, WA.

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oldshurst442 replied to Alternative Fuels & Propulsion RANDOM.


1 minute ago, David said:

I am thinking being the west coast and especially the Seattle area, you see a ton of Tesla every day and as such,

I get to see Teslas everyday too. Tons.  These are BIG hits here.  

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David replied to Alternative Fuels & Propulsion RANDOM.


@ykX @oldshurst442 I am thinking being the west coast and especially the Seattle area, you see a ton of Tesla every day and as such, the more you see the more you see the occasional break down of one along the side of the road.

I would agree with ya both that it is probably no more than ICE auto's. It is weird that Tesla does not take this more serious with other OEMS coming into the market with EVs. Ford and Hyundai as well as gm and especially Rivian is going to put a big squeeze on Tesla sales as people leave for other options.

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David replied to Hyundai News:2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 Kicks Off A New Sub-Brand.


The more I look at this, the more I like it. Sporty Looking, clean and sleek. Way better IMHO than the look of the Tesla Y. I like the open space that is shown in the pictures. Should be roomy for most people.

While very cool with the front seats reclining and the calf supports, I just do not see that being needed in an Auto. Over all, not bad, I really like the row of buttons under the touch screen indicating that there are some basic functions that are just a touch button push.

@William Maley Any mention of charging for colors like Tesla and Rivian is doing as well as Ford?

I just hate this color charge the OEMs are moving to with only 1 or 2 colors included in the price.

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