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9 hours ago, David said:

Usually I would agree with you, but what I have been reading and even heard from my own dealership I take my auto's to for service is that it is a huge improvement over the current BOLT as to why when GM realized they had leaked the next gen Bolt in a video covering other products, they took it down before too many people saw it on the GM web site. Sadly it does not seem anyone did screen captures. 

This was the teaser from a few weeks back that GM released.

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Which does go with the quick pic that was taken on the road when it was seen.

Here is what GM Authority Mag believes it will look like based on the teaser above and the pic taken in the wild.

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Which I think is better than the current one.

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Even the new dash and interior is better than the old.

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https://gmauthority.com/blog/2020/11/gm-shows-glimpse-of-2022-chevy-bolt-euv-dashboard-video/

Statue... you realize the Bolt and Bolt EUV are two different vehicles, right?  C'mon man, I thought you were a guru on this stuff!

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Hard Pass on "shared mobility".  If I want shared mobility, I will get a bus pass or take a train.

Alas, I think that era is long past...GM seems more content to coast on mediocrity and genericism in design these days.  

It's been a while since I've been around.  I was browsing through some active threads when I came across this one.  After yesterday's announcement by California's idio, er I mean governor, it's more p

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13 hours ago, ocnblu said:

Please provide hard data to back up this baseless claim.

Plenty of examples have already been given. Your “approval” of this is not necessary to make it true.

20 hours ago, balthazar said:

Clipping from a online story today.

1. very cool the driver staggered away (DUI) from the wreck at supposedly 100 MPH- car was destroyed.
2. Anything goes at 100 MPH impacts.

Still I have to ponder- will insurance companies start figuring in extended property damage & HAZMAT clean-up costs into EV insurance policies?

 

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Looks like it hit in the rear door. Another few feet forward and the driver would've been vaporized.

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Sorry but at 100mph, that would have been a shrapnel laced disaster in ANY car.

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On 11/20/2020 at 6:12 AM, ocnblu said:

Cool, is it waiting for a diesel-powered tender truck to come and switch out the battery, or tow it in?  Also it's so CUTE... what sort of manly drivers does Amazon hire who want to be seen in this cartoonish little fella?

Some men don’t base their “manliness” against what a car looks like especially when its a company vehicle. Well, maybe you do but then again, those are issues for a shrink and not C & G to figure out.

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Texas continues their march away from the Oil industry by embracing Green Energy and focusing on the new business that will go into the next century and beyond.

Texas will now host the largest solar power station in the US. Producing 1,310 Megawatts of energy upon completion. The Solar Farm or what is being called the Samson Solar Energy Center will support five major consumer brands and three Texas municipalities.

  • AT&T: 500 MW
  • Honda: 200 MW
  • McDonald's: 160 MW
  • Google: 100 MW
  • The Home Depot: 50 MW
  • City of Bryan, TX: 150 MW
  • City of Denton, TX: 75 MW
  • City of Garland, TX: 25 MW

This is a $1.6 Billion dollar capital investment supporting over 600 jobs over the 36 month construction period. Additionally this will bring more than $250 million to Landowners for payment of land use and support the local community in what is estimated at $200 million in property tax payments over the life of the project. The project will be online and fully operational by 2023. The power produced will support 300,000 homes.

The Texas power grid is becoming one of the most modern in the country as they add 3.5 GW of green energy capacity this year and an additional 5.5 GW in 2021.

https://electrek.co/2020/11/20/texas-largest-solar-project-us-samson/

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Honda E EV auto while having great reviews failed in one area that led to only 1,000 units sold so far year to date. The reason is range. Honda went with a 35kWH battery pack good for 137 miles of range and at the same price you have the Renault Zoe which is #2 in EV sales behind Tesla in Europe selling 10's of thousands of auto's that has a 245 mile battery pack for the same price in the same segment. 

Honda has since partnered with GM to use their EV platform to offer subcompact and compact EVs to the world on the same platform that will lower EV entry prices. 

As such in the mean time till Honda can start producing their new line of EVs, Honda has followed FCA in buying hundreds of millions in clean air credits from Tesla.

https://chargedevs.com/newswire/did-poor-honda-e-sales-spur-the-decision-to-buy-ev-credits-from-tesla/

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7 hours ago, David said:

Texas continues their march away from the Oil industry by embracing Green Energy and focusing on the new business that will go into the next century and beyond.

Texas will now host the largest solar power station in the US. Producing 1,310 Megawatts of energy upon completion. The Solar Farm or what is being called the Samson Solar Energy Center will support five major consumer brands and three Texas municipalities.

  • AT&T: 500 MW
  • Honda: 200 MW
  • McDonald's: 160 MW
  • Google: 100 MW
  • The Home Depot: 50 MW
  • City of Bryan, TX: 150 MW
  • City of Denton, TX: 75 MW
  • City of Garland, TX: 25 MW

This is a $1.6 Billion dollar capital investment supporting over 600 jobs over the 36 month construction period. Additionally this will bring more than $250 million to Landowners for payment of land use and support the local community in what is estimated at $200 million in property tax payments over the life of the project. The project will be online and fully operational by 2023. The power produced will support 300,000 homes.

The Texas power grid is becoming one of the most modern in the country as they add 3.5 GW of green energy capacity this year and an additional 5.5 GW in 2021.

https://electrek.co/2020/11/20/texas-largest-solar-project-us-samson/

I am glad that Texas has learned NOT to depend on oil for their future.  Some countries have failed to learn the same lessons Texas was forced to learn in the 1980s.

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6 hours ago, balthazar said:

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Yup always will be a need for oil, just one less thing that has to rely on burning it while using it for all the other materials in the auto.

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Seems the first 6 months of production for Rivian which will cover the Launch Edition of the R1T truck has sold out with their reservation holders. This is from June 1st 2021 to Dec 31st 2021. I wonder how many this will be? Rivian has said they will ramp up to 100,000 models of each R1T and R1S per year and higher if needed. Be interesting to see how many they deliver by the end of the 2021 calendar year. I suspect the R1S will be even more successful.

 

 

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2 hours ago, balthazar said:

200K plus trucks per year? At those prices??? They’ll be enormously fortunate to sell 15K in ‘21.

Totally doable considering the millions of $50,000 to $100,000 trucks GM, Ford and Ram sell. 200,000 sold a year should be easy.

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Just went through the Configurator. Love the Forest Green exterior color and the Forest Edge interior. Some nice interior color options.

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Just configurated up my R1S. This color reminds me of the GM Teal on my Suburban but far more blue.

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2 hours ago, David said:

Totally doable considering the millions of $50,000 to $100,000 trucks GM, Ford and Ram sell. 200,000 sold a year should be easy.

Your numbers are way off. Rivian STARTS where the Silverado High County & GMC Denali stop.

I look at the sierra locator regularly- I haven’t seen a Denali over $70K, even if its possible to option one up that high; they don’t seem to be getting built that loaded.

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4 hours ago, balthazar said:

Your numbers are way off. Rivian STARTS where the Silverado High County & GMC Denali stop.

I look at the sierra locator regularly- I haven’t seen a Denali over $70K, even if its possible to option one up that high; they don’t seem to be getting built that loaded.

Must be market differences as my GMC dealership by me has the 1500 Sierra all around 70K. Yes Denalis, trying to find anything below a Denali package seems to not exist here where I live, did find a couple lower end models in the high 50K's north in the rural areas.

I still think Rivian pricing is competitive for what you get and the tech. Lower cost units will come after the launch edition along with higher priced models.

4 hours ago, ykX said:

I can't get over the front headlights of the Rivian.  Looks so goofy

I like it, you have the vertical headlights and then the day time running strip across the front. Very visible and safe I would say.

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19 minutes ago, David said:

Must be market differences as my GMC dealership by me has the 1500 Sierra all around 70K. Yes Denalis, trying to find anything below a Denali package seems to not exist here where I live, did find a couple lower end models in the high 50K's north in the rural areas.

My dealer right now has only (5) 1500s :: (2) W/Ts @ $41K, (2) Elevations @ $52K - $54K, and (1) SLT @ $60K.
Other local dealer has (12) :: (7) Elevations from $45K - $52K, and (3) Denalis from $69K - $70K. There's no "$100,000" Sierra 1500s as you claimed; I don't believe you can option one that high. The 2 $70K Denalis are the first I've seen here starting with a '7'.

These are MSRPs, BTW, the advertised prices are lower; the $70K Denalis are tagged at $62K.

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Seems new EV auto companies are popping up like daisy's. Latest is a EV startup that began in 2018 and has not shown anything other than their web site. Hercules Electric Vehicles Home - Hercules Electric Vehicles (herculesev.com) 

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Hercules Alpha pickup seems to be taking tech spec's from both GM and Rivian.

Their current web site states:

Bold designs, luxurious materials, elegant displays, and unsurpassed features with exemplary attention to detail provide a truly luxurious in-cab experience.

  • 1000 HP 4-motor drive system

  • 300+ miles EV range

  • 0-60 MPH in 4 seconds

  • Top Speed 120 MPH

  • Advanced torque-vectoring AWD

  • Superior Handling

  • DC Fast Charge Standard

  • Zero radius turning

  • 12,500 Trailering Weight

  • 2,500 lb. Payload

  • 10,400 lb. GVWR

So you have a tank turn like Rivian, horsepower and torque like Hummer by GMC. They are taking reservations at $500 a pop for their Hercules Founders edition, but no info on what that is due to it being password protected.

Why bring this vaporware up you might ask? That would be due to the supposedly leaked talks Nissan is in with them to use their tech to offer a full size EV pickup. According to the story on Green Car Report, the Hercules truck that looks like a Nissan Titan would be using parts from Nissan to speed up development and manufacturing of their EV truck and in turn supply Nissan with a full size EV Titan.

We are living in interesting times for sure.

Report: Nissan and Detroit startup Hercules could pair up for electric truck (greencarreports.com)

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Update from Lordstown Motors as they have secured Good Year Tires as the official tire of Lordstown Endurance Pickup Truck. Video of them testing at their E&D site.

 

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19 hours ago, David said:

Just went through the Configurator. Love the Forest Green exterior color and the Forest Edge interior. Some nice interior color options.

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i DIDN'T KNOW THE CONFIGURATOR WAS AVAILABLE FOR NON DEPOSIT HOLDERS

 

About time to Bankrupt Fossil fuels. 

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Another interesting vintage car conversion. 

 

Look at the fabrication work on the streamliner being built later in the video, also interesting how long this car  has been in the hands of the owner. Be itneresting tos ee what he does with the car. 

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3 hours ago, A Horse With No Name said:

i DIDN'T KNOW THE CONFIGURATOR WAS AVAILABLE FOR NON DEPOSIT HOLDERS

So configure up what you like and show us PLEASE! :D 

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13 hours ago, David said:

Update from Lordstown Motors as they have secured Good Year Tires as the official tire of Lordstown Endurance Pickup Truck. Video of them testing at their E&D site.

 

If the star wars storm troopers were ever going to have an official truck this would be the best option for them.

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