4682RE: [hreg] What is holding back American car companies?
- Aug 2 6:04 PMNo, thanks. I heard the Tesla thing too. This other was about an American inventor in
the mid- to late-20th century.
- We are all Human beings here together. We have to help one another, since otherwise
there is NO ONE who will help.
- All countries need a NO REGRETS strategic energy policy. Think ahead 7 generations.
> 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
> 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
> 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?
> - We are all Human beings here together. We have to help one another, since otherwise
> there is NO ONE who will help.
> - All countries need a NO REGRETS strategic energy policy. Think ahead 7 generations.
>> It's the outsourcing to get rid of unions, benefits, health insurance
> and pensions,
>> which the corporations don't have to worry, and money saved goes to
> the top 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.
> There are a lot of
>> neat technologies which can be used in todays cars to make them more
> reliable, but it
>> does suit the interest of the TOP guys at the APEX.
>> Bashir A. Syed
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>> Just think, during WW-II the aircraft companies could design, test,
> tool up, and
>> mass produce fighter planes sometimes in a matter of months...
>> > 2:40pm, blpasemann wrote:
>> >> Interesting article today, that Toyota is now the #2 automaker. I
> feel there is
>> an underlying reason car dealers are willing to keep losing money and
>> to keep promoting gas gusseling vehicles, while Honda and Toyota and
>> their butt with hybrids and fuel economy. Don't they see this?? I feel
> the oil
>> companies, government and car makers are all in this together, but
> while oil
>> companies are making record profits, car dealers are losing lots of
> money and may
>> not recover. I want to know what other think and if they have some
> reasons why
>> this is happening. I personally have driven fords most of my life, but
> I will NOT
>> by a Ford again or an American car. I really want to a prius or what I
>> probably do is build an electric car or biodiesel. Just wanted to put
> this out
>> there and see what you guys think.
>> > I don't know for sure, but I would guess that part of what you (we)
> are seeing is
>> due to the lag from concept to market that auto makers go through. It
>> takes several years for a manufacturer to design and implement
> something new. I
>> don't know how long, but I'd guess between 3-5 years, depending on how
> much is new
>> vs how much has already been designed. (Consider an all-new vehicle vs
> a new body
>> on an existing chassis.) Think about the Dodge Magnum, a big,
> gas-guzzling beast
>> 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.
>> > Honda and Toyota have traditionally made smaller vehicles, so were
> probably in a
>> much better position from the start to offer more fuel-efficient cars
> and take
>> advantage of today's higher gas prices.
>> > Paul
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