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Airstream Unveiled a Game-Changing Camping Trailer Concept

electric camping trailer of the future with its battery-electric powertrain.

https://www.gearpatrol.com/cars/a388...mping-trailer/
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Old 01-20-2022, 04:37 PM
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I didn't read all the comments, but power grid constraints vary by region. In fact in some regions there is an abundance of power, more than the demand.

West coast and parts of the East though have power constraints, lots of factors there.

EV market penetration is rising strongly but still like around 7% of total car and light truck sales.

A friend who works for VW said that he think the power train offering will be a mix going forward, hybrids make more sense for many folks without garage charging, ie. street parkers and renters.

I don't see me making the swap to a EV anytime soon, maybe in a few years we might have one after we move out of Chicago.
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Here is the number (score) that drives the change to EV within gM

Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) Risk Rating

Today's score for gM is at 54.65

Yes, it is completely connected to the implementation of UN agenda 2030.
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GM has to balance a few things, profitability, growth, ESG, and changes in safety/emissions/fuel economy.

GM does not a good job of carving out niches and staying in them, and wastes time with stuff like the new Hummer.

If you look at the success of Honda, they have focused on specific offerings that they keep refining and making better. I would bet the average 27 year old looking for a nice car will look at an Accord or a Civic 4 door before they test drive a Malibu or a Cruze. Malibus look good and should be marketed more. The Cruze looks and feels cheap.
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I have to admit that I have struggled mightily with what has happened to GM (now gM)

Seemingly not caring at all about the legacy core buyer of the product.

Literally the entire reinvention of a company where no real current market, or infrastructure currently exists. Further Congress just failed to pass the legislation that would have enabled gM to have a fighting chance... .

Many, Many points to consider. GM selling off its old business model making decisions that do not make any real sense to any free market person.

But it is not about the free market at all. Mary Barra appears to have a "golden stake" just above her head if she does not reinvent GM.

11 years ago we were warned by the conspiracy theorists if GM took the bail out that GM would be forced to build products that nobody wanted to buy.

The video at the link lays it all bare for all to see.

Caution: IF you do not like Glenn Beck or his opinions do not click.

If you want to make a political statement please do not reply to this thread.

If you are simply open minded please watch. Again PLEASE do not make this ideological or political, but BECK in this one video just nicely confirmed what has been coming from inside GM concerning the radical direction the company is literally being forced to take over the past 4 years - so I feel this hits the nail on the head.

Mary I am truly sorry for what you are having to manage your way through.

Presented as information on what ESG really is:

https://www.facebook.com/GlennBeck/v...00837813744733
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https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/news...?ocid=msedgntp

As with anything from the media today, you can take it with as much as you feel you can trust that news source.
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From the article "Governments Get behind" (EV's)

Let me translate that for you. We are at step two: Government's prepare to mandate you to buy and drive an EV.

Step one was incentives to purchase.

Step three will be a total ban on the operation of ICE.

Remember its all part of UN agenda 2030. Its part of the plan.
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A sobering assessment:


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The really smart car companies are working on this..... .

Hey Mary, listen up- NEVER put all your marbles in one basket...

"We are working toward achieving carbon neutrality by 2050," Yamaha Motor president Yoshihiro Hidaka said. "At the same time, ‘Motor’ is in our company name and we accordingly have a strong passion for and level of commitment to the internal combustion engine."

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FORD has thought this through....

"Ford will split its electric vehicle and internal combustion operations into two individual businesses to accelerate its adaptation of new technology and the Detroit automaker said Wednesday that its transformation into an EV company is accelerating.

Ford plans a major restructuring with two distinct but strategically interdependent auto businesses Ford Blue focusing on traditional combustion engines and Ford Model e, which will develop electric vehicles."


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