4673RE: [hreg] What is holding back American car companies?
- Aug 2, 2006
I heard part of an extensive piece about Nikola Tesla, a very prolific inventor of the 19th century, yesterday on KPFT around noon time. I did a quick web search and found the following about an engine design of his. Maybe this is what you are looking for:
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I think it was yesterday afternoon that I heard something on the radio that I can't find
now in the archives of KPFT or KUHF. I was driving, and failed to write down the key
family surname. It was a lengthy discussion of a type of engine devised by someone from
a long family line of tinkerers. I understood it could be either diesel or gasoline,
compatible with hybrid systems, and supposedly far more efficient and cheaper than
anything out there today. But, of course, suppressed by the big players. Did anybody
else catch that program?
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> It's the outsourcing to get rid of unions, benefits, health insurance andpensions,
> which the corporations don't have to worry, and money saved goes to thetop of the
> Pyramid's exorbitant salaries and perks. They got the bad taste of GREED,which has
> desensitized them to think about the interests of their customers. Thereare a lot of
> neat technologies which can be used in todays cars to make them morereliable, but it
> does suit the interest of the TOP guys at the APEX.up, and
> Bashir A. Syed
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> From: Ariel Thomann
> To: hreg@yahoogroups. com
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> Sent: Wednesday, August 02, 2006 12:54 PM
> Subject: Re: [hreg] What is holding back American car companies?
> Just think, during WW-II the aircraft companies could design, test, tool
> mass produce fighter planes sometimes in a matter of months...------------ --------- --------- ------
>w:st="on">Toyota is now the #2 automaker. I feel there is
> > 2:40pm, blpasemann wrote:
> >> Interesting article today, that
> an underlying reason car dealers are willing to keep losing money andmarketshare
> to keep promoting gas gusseling vehicles, while Honda andw:st="on">Toyota and kicking
> their butt with hybrids and fuel economy. Don't they see this?? I feel theoil
> companies, government and car makers are all in this together, but whileoil
> companies are making record profits, car dealers are losing lots of moneyand may
> not recover. I want to know what other think and if they have some reasonswhy
> this is happening. I personally have driven fords most of my life, but Iwill NOT
> by a Ford again or an American car. I really want to a prius or what Iwill
> probably do is build an electric car or biodiesel. Just wanted to put thisout
> there and see what you guys think.are seeing is
> > I don't know for sure, but I would guess that part of what you (we)
> due to the lag from concept to market that auto makers go through. Ittypically
> takes several years for a manufacturer to design and implement somethingnew. I
> don't know how long, but I'd guess between 3-5 years, depending on howmuch is new
> vs how much has already been designed. (Consider an all-new vehicle vs anew body
> on an existing chassis.) Think about the Dodge Magnum, a big, gas-guzzlingbeast
> available with a 300HP (or so) engine. It came out about a year or so ago.It was
> probably in the works before W. became President.have traditionally made smaller vehicles, so were probably in a
> > Honda and Toyota
> much better position from the start to offer more fuel-efficient cars andtake
> advantage of today's higher gas prices.
> > Paul
> > Yahoo! Groups Links
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