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"citroen" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Irish Pacific index is seven -tenths lower. The Nikkei in Tokyo is down by three -quarters of 1 % at the close there. The Hang Seng is 1 .2 % lower. The CSI 300 also 1 .1 % lower. We're also watching for reaction market from news out of China that it has broadened its ban on iPhone use to employees of state firms and as agencies well. That was something that had sent Apple shares tumbling on Wall Street yesterday. NASDAQ futures are four -tenths lower this morning. S &P e -minis are three -tenths lower too. On the currency markets the Bloomberg dollar spot index is a tenth of 1 % stronger. So too is the Japanese yen at 147 .50. The euro is a touch weaker at 107 .22. The pound is flat on cable at 125 .03. The ten -year Treasury yield 4 .29 % after the jump in Treasuries that we saw yesterday and the two -year yield holding still over 5 % down a basis point. Oil prices a little bit softer this morning after the gains we've in seen recent days Brent crude still over $90 a barrel $90 .35. WTI is at $87 and 27 cents that's your Bloomberg radio business flash. Okay and now to one of our key interviews this morning the carmaker Stellantis has chosen its plant at Ellesmere Port to be the first in the world dedicated entirely to producing electric vehicles. It will produce the Vauxhall and Opel Combi electric van as well as other models from Peugeot and Citroen but it comes as carmakers including Stellantis have have warned this year that they needed changes to the post -Brexit trade deal with the EU in order to keep their production in the UK viable. A little earlier this morning we spoke to James Taylor who is managing director of Vauxhall. He began by explaining what's involved in outfitting the Ellesmere Port plant. Yeah this is obviously a significant investment, a hundred million pound investment, significant change to the site as well so really compressed the site down to about a third of the size it was before to improve efficiency and reduce energy use and critically reduce the time taken to build a vehicle as well so with more than half the time to build a vehicle so significant restructuring of the plant to get ready for the electric age. Is it viable to produce electric cars in Britain given these subsidies that are being offered elsewhere James? Well clearly obviously we've made our investment that has been supported by the government and Vauxhall is market leaders in electric commercial vehicles in the UK we're proud very of our product range and obviously this shows our confidence in the strength of those products. I mentioned that back in May your parent company Well we're still working working really hard with government as you're aware the country of origin rules come into force on the 1st of January currently and we're hopeful that there'll be an extension to those rules because clearly anything that adds cost is not to anybody's advantage. So are you expecting perhaps a subsidy? What have the UK government told you about it? Well in terms of the plant obviously that we did have an exceptional regional growth fund we can't go into the details of that for commercial sensitivities and we continue to work with government on the countries of origin rules. But how hopeful are you that progress will be made because January is extremely close in production terms? Yes you're right clearly we prefer clarity further out and depending on what happens obviously will we make the appropriate decisions but clearly we have confidence in the UK as I say Vauxhall is market leader. Stellantis take over half of the electric commercial vehicle market in the UK and that's why we've put investment the into this plant. Does the risk remain however that the plant may have to shot if those rules don't change? Well obviously when we made the decision to invest in the plant we understood the current position on the rules of origin so we've made that investment knowing that we're very confident in the products we're very confident demand in across Europe and we're very confident in the future of the plant. In terms of the deadline for exiting the sale of combustion engines do you think that the UK can stick to the 2030 deadline? Well clearly it's in everyone's interest to have a cleaner and greener future. We obviously set our product portfolio in line with the framework the government sets. Vauxhall will offer vehicles electric on every model in the range by the end of next year and we're committed to being a fully electric brand by 2028 and that's part of our net zero commitment by 2038. So yes we're confident that the industry will meet those protests per year. Are you confident that the deadline will stay the same though we've seen some wobbling within the Conservative Party from ministers of seniors Michael Gove saying that flexibility will be needed in those rules that was after the by -election in Uxbridge where EULAZ became a central issue for voters. Are you confident that the government's line will hold on this well as you're right clearly we want certainty we're less than four months now away from those rules or the consulted rules coming in for next year clearly as well we've got the extension between 2030 and 35 for hybrids and we need clarity on that so we are awaiting clarity on that going forwards going but in terms of Vauxhall obviously future product plans you have to plan well in advance and we've made sure that we are prepared for the current guidelines so how do you do that practically if you if the guidelines could change and you have as said you a long lead -in time to have to make those production decisions how practically do you do that well in terms of the models new we're launching you'd see that we've launched a range so the good news about Vauxhall is we try and make it very simple for our customers to make the choice between electric or indeed a petrol or a plug -in hybrid so if you take Astra for example that we've just launched you've got the option of a petrol a plug -in hybrid or indeed an electric and clearly 2030 is still some time away from where we are today so in the meantime we'll make sure we offer the customer's choice and so they can make the best decision for themselves in terms of pricing do you anticipate your prices coming down and we've seen thing of a price will beginning certainly less
"citroen" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Dropping one percent this morning. CSI 300 down by percent. one Chinese exports continue to slump. Exports falling 8 .8 percent year on year in August. That was better though than the July drop. In terms, and also that's in dollar terms, that contraction. Imports also contracted 7 .3 percent. So the continued weakness in the Chinese economy seems to drive part of that sell -off. Also though we saw yesterday US stocks dropped both on the S &P500 and the NASDAQ. Treasury yields are also drifting higher. The two -year yields on Wednesday of course rose above five percent. The strength of the US economy, stronger the US data on consumers from the ISM survey seems to be fueling bets around more interest rate increases from the US. And so you have the Bloomberg dollar spot index up a tenth of one percent this morning. Ten -year treasuries up a basis point at 4 .29 percent. Also just keeping an eye on energy prices $90 .27 for breakthrough futures. Those are the markets Stephen. Now the carmaker Stellantis has chosen its plant at Ellesmere Port to be the first in the world dedicated entirely to producing electric vehicles at the company. It will produce Vauxhall and Opel's combi electric van as well as other models from Peugeot and Citroen. But it comes as carmakers including Stellantis had warned earlier this year that they needed changes to the post Brexit trade deal with the EU to keep their production in UK the viable. We're joined now to discuss by James Taylor, Managing Director of Vauxhall. James, good morning to you. Welcome to Bloomberg Radio. First of all, can you talk us through what's been involved in converting the Ellesmere Port to electric only? Yeah, this is obviously a significant investment, £100m investment, significant change to the site as well. So really compress the site down to about a third of size the it was before to improve efficiency and reduce energy use and critically reduce the time taken to build a vehicle as well. So we've more than half the time to build a vehicle. So significant restructuring ready for the electric age. Is it viable to produce electric cars in Britain given the subsidies that are being offered elsewhere, James? Well clearly obviously we've made our investment that has been supported by the government. Vauxhall is market leaders in electric commercial vehicles in UK. We're very proud of our product range and obviously this shows our confidence in the strength of those products. I mentioned that back in May your parent company Stellantis warned that post -Brexit trade rules may force it to close factories OK has that position changed? Well we're still working really hard with government and as you're aware the country of origin rules come into force on the 1st of January currently and we're hopeful that there'll be an extension to those rules because clearly anything that adds cost is not to anybody's advantage. So are you expecting perhaps a subsidy? What have the UK government told you about it? Well in terms of the plant obviously that we did have an exceptional regional growth fund we can't go into the details of that for commercial sensitivities and we continue to work with government on the countries of origin rules. But how hopeful are you that progress will be made because January is extremely close in production terms? Yes you're right clearly we prefer clarity further out and depending on what obviously we will make the appropriate decisions but clearly we have confidence in the UK as I say Vauxhall is market leader, Stellantis take over half of the electric commercial vehicle market in the UK that's why we've put the investment into this plant. Does the risk remain however that the plant may have to shot if those rules don't change? Well obviously when we made the decision to invest in the plant we understood the current position on the rules of origin so we've made that investment knowing that, we're very confident in products the we're very confident in demand across Europe and we're very confident in the future of the plant. In terms of the deadline for exiting the sale of combustion engines do you think that the UK can stick to the deadline that the 2030 deadline? clearly Well it's in everyone's interest to have a cleaner and greener future and we obviously set our product portfolio in line with the with the framework the government sets. Vauxhall will offer electric vehicles on every model in the end of next year and we're committed to being a fully electric brand by 2028 and part that's of our net zero commitment by 2038 so yes we're confident that the industry will meet those protests per year. Are you confident that the deadline will stay the same though we've seen some bubbling within the Conservative Party from ministers of seniors Michael Gove saying that flexibility will be needed in those rules that was after the by -election in Uxbridge where ULEZ became a central issue for voters. Are you confident that the government's line will hold on this? Well as you're right clearly we want certainty we're less than four months now away from those rules or the consulted rules coming in for next year clearly as well we've got the extension between 2030 and 35 for hybrids need and we clarity on that so we are awaiting clarity on that going forwards but in terms of so obviously future product plans you have to plan well in advance and we've made sure that we are prepared for the current ones so how do you do that practically if you if the guidelines could change and you have as you said a long lead in time to have to make those production decisions how practically do you do that well in terms of the new models we're launching you'd see that we've launched a range so the good news about voxel is we try and make it very simple for our customers choice to make between the electric or indeed a petrol or a plug -in hybrid so if you take astra for example that we've just launched you've got the option of a petrol a plug -in hybrid or indeed an electric and clearly 2030 is still some time away from where we are today so in the meantime we'll make sure we offer the customers choice and so they can make the best decision for themselves in terms of pricing do you anticipate your prices coming down and we've seen something of a price war beginning certainly less for the commercial vehicle side but for you know individual family vehicles Tesla vehicles for example do you anticipate your car prices coming down well I think that's a great in question terms of electric vehicles we know overall that you need to view it in terms of total cost of ownership so currently production costs for an electric vehicle is greater than the equivalent petrol but then you get benefits in terms of your running costs in terms of lower electricity costs versus
"citroen" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"I think over 20 or 22 years I've been a high standard. I've fought this before. Let's say in China a couple years ago, like six years ago with Well, I put my opinion out. I wrote it. I went to court in China. I lost and then literally within months after ever grand default on their bonds, everything I said was going to be true happened. So, you know, I think I think I understand the SEC and the DOJ have difficult jobs and they're trying to keep a regulated market. I think the market did a good job regulating itself. I also think it's very tough to regulate people's opinions. I mean look Twitter. We look thread now with 100 million users in like four or five days. What do you can talk about a stock on there if you have a position? I mean think about that. Twitter is all people talking stock positions. So what changed during meme stocks? You write in the story that Tom wrote on you. You said during the run -up, during the pandemic and meme stocks, you realized something changed when it came to short sellers and you specifically. Well what changed, well first of all, what changed is the gamification of the market. realize So people the fact that, okay, who cares if the stock's garbage and who cares if there's a high short interest in the stock, the stock can squeeze and higher if the higher it goes, the higher it can go. So once people understood the gamification of the market, it changed the way you were able to allocate size on short selling, okay. So you couldn't, you know, you couldn't be all in on a short of regardless how good information you've had. You understand if you knew a complete fraud, you still couldn't say, I'm putting okay, all my chips on this one because people say it doesn't make a difference now or bad business. Isn't it also the wrong direction to go because, you know, GameStop and AMC are not necessarily flourishing businesses that are generating a ton of cash flow. In fact, there's no reason for GameStop to have brick and mortar stores. I don't get it. I go in sometimes and they're empty. Is it when you and Carson Block and Nate Anderson, when you guys kind of a pull back a little bit. Doesn't that allow a little bit too much irrational They flourish in the markets. Yeah, you know, similarly, you can say that, but then The flip side is as short sellers bring attention to it and there's a short interest, you get a stock that's wound up that take off at any time looking GameStop. So, you know, the markets become gamified and that has nothing to do with GameStop. Just gamified, people many get the fact that okay, we could you know, the markets can move around the algorithms for this day. We still don't really know what drove GameStop to those levels. Was it, you know, was it algorithms or was it retail investors who re -hunt it? I don't know. Hey, listen. There's a movie coming out about it, by the way. We only have about a minute a and half left here. You know, one of the things in this story by Tom Andrew, you at one point asked him for a hug. How come? Tom said that I was having a rough day personally that day, nothing to do with the market. I had a rough family day. I looked at my phone. I was like, oh God, not this. And I looked at Tom and I just have an emotional guy say, give me a hug. Can you just, got about we've a just minute left here. What this has been like on your life and your family. Well, it's been, difficult for me, obviously. Uh, it's difficult because I take what I do serious and I treat it with respect and high regard for the law. So I don't even know what I'm being accused of. So that's very been difficult for me. And obviously being a patriarch of a family, everything's going to take effect on, you know, your wife, your kids and your life around you. So, uh, yeah, it's, it's been a difficult, challenging two and a half years and hopefully we can get through this sooner than later. Well, and we know you also lost your wife over the last couple of years. So we're, we're sorry to hear about that. Ex -wife. Ex -wife. Okay. Okay. Exactly. Listen, time. thanks for your We really appreciate it. Um, Andrew left of course, uh, joining us here on Bloomberg. He's the founder of Research. Citroen This story, by the way, by our Tom Schoenberg is the most read on the Bloomberg. You're listening and watching Bloomberg Business Week, Carol along Massa, with Matt Miller. And this is Bloomberg Radio. Thanks Andrew. Thank Conversation with Jane Foley at Raba Bank if CPI really does you know see this disinflation review then the dollar can go down and we've got Eurodollar, you know, probably going high above one 10 again and perhaps getting bit a more comfortable at that level for now. But of course there's also the longer -term view and that's a lot more complicated because there is the risk that the US economy will be slowing. It could see recession. that Not only of course but China is finding its recovery pretty difficult. Yes, we've had some better news today with respect to potential stimulus but it's still finding it rough. In fact, most economies that are dominated and manufacturing are finding the going pretty tough. So we've got this situation whereby we might have China slowing, the US slowing. We've got pretty much stagnatory growth in the Eurozone. Now that sort of scenario isn't
"citroen" Discussed on Past Gas
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"citroen" Discussed on Past Gas
"Around €25,000. Or $100 million on bring a trailer. Sitton has also reached beyond the world of manufacturing and is a well-known name in the world of rally racing, something that we'd be remiss to leave out of this episode. Citron's history and race goes as far back as 1926 when they came in third in the Monte Carlo rally. That's cool. They then spent the next decade competing on a relatively small scale. And weren't a major player until the 1960s. A few years after its public debut, the sitton DS was a key player in several races, including a win at Monte Carlo in 1966. Predictably, the sitton racing team was impacted negatively by the firm's 1974 bankruptcy, and had a hard time keeping up with changing race standards which demanded vehicles designed specifically for racing, rather than standard production cars. Eventually they caught up in a 1986 citron came out with their specially designed rally BX, the BX four TC. Although the car wasn't particularly successful, it was a good starting point for the company to get back into the sport. The 1990s is when sitton racing had a hot street. The team won the rally raid constructor's championship 5 times and won the Dakar rally four times. Once a 91 then 94 95 96 93, baby, that's hard to do. In 2001, the Citroen racing team made a triumphant return to the world rally championship. And between 2003 and 2012, Citroen racing won the manufacturer's title, a total of 8 times. Wow. A key factor in these wins was the development of the xara world rally car, which became one of the most successful vehicles to cross the finish line of the world rally championship. Oh, do you know who drove it? Was it Sebastian? This is the car that Sebastian Loeb drove to three consecutive drivers championships. 2004, 2005 and O 6, and citron to win three consecutive manufacturers championship titles, 2003 to 2005. This thing is sick. The next car responsible for multiple championships was a citron C four WRC. The C four WRC was based upon the C four. The C four Corvette. Yeah, no. Citron C four road car. And was also driven by Sebastian Loeb to three consecutive manufacturers titles in 2008, 2009 and 2010, three P again. And finally, the Citroen DS three WRC and Sebastian Loeb won the company its last two manufacturers titles in 2011 and 2012. Citron's effect on the world rally championship showed consumers that they were still relevant in the world of innovative and effective design. Overall, no automaker has won more world rallies with a 102 or more world championships, 17 than citron. That is surprising. That's crazy, right? Wow. That's cool. Yeah, that is cool. 'cause you know. You talk about rally cars. It's always people are talking Subaru. Yeah. People are just talking Mitsubishi. But real rally heads like us. Like us. No, they know. We know the drone. Citron and its founder, Andre citron, aimed to be at the forefront of design, capability, and accessibility. To be audaciously innovative in a time of worldwide financial instability was a huge risk that may have landed the company in debt, but at the time they're cutting edge cars were unmatched. Citron's mission has always been to make their cars accessible for drivers of any economic status, and the fact that the brand has carried on in this mission would make Andres citron proud. Looks like this bet paid off. Nice. And that's the cutest thing of all. Dude, I want a DS. Yeah. Yeah. It's crazy, man. You get older and sometimes your desires to stay the same. When I was a kid, I wanted to Nintendo DS. And now I want to sit around DS. Wow, you've really evolved. I'm proud of that, dude. Tow mater. Toe mater. All right. We can fan mail. Yes, we do, James. What's up, fellers? Loving the podcast, keep them coming. 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"citroen" Discussed on Past Gas
"These little cars, the blue and Jay instructed the engineers to make were to be built after the allies were victorious. That's a big fingers crossed kind of effort. These efforts led to the development of three iconic citrons, the two CV. The DS and the type H the CV two CV is there's still some people in LA that drive it around. It looks like a little beetle. The citron two CV was introduced in 1948 as a safe and affordable family friendly vehicle, meaning there is no swears. The goal of the car was simple, if not oddly specific, it would be able to carry a family of four and a basket of eggs on rugged dirt roads. Yeah, without crushing any of those eggs. The car was marketed directly to working class people whose income was dependent on their ability to sell these eggs and wanted to be more sensible, reliable replacement for the typical horse or donkey they were used to. Don't get his break so many eggs, man. The citron citron two CV looks like something that a cool person would have in their kitchens. Like a cool kitchen. It has like scones in it. This is what I'm talking about. A cute car that I would want. Yeah. This is definitely one of them. This is right up your alley, especially the one that we're looking at right now. Don't get it. This is much better than the donkey I'm used to. The two CV's engine was an air cooled flat two design, much like the isetta, which was chosen for its reliability, and because it was super easy to repair. Also, the car was incredibly fuel efficient for its era, an averaged about 78 miles per gallon and a top speed of 40, okay? You're going far, but you're not going that fast. The two CV was a success, purchased by millions of people worldwide. People loved its unpretentious and smooth style. Also, it looks like a little snail. That's key. I would kiss this car on the cheek. Oh yeah. A little peck. 1955 saw the production of the citron DS from the French. Which means the goddess. The car was somewhat of a modern marvel, as it used the first ever directional headlights on a mass produced vehicle. That sounds like something that'll break. Citron manufactured nearly 1.3 million units, so it's safe to say the DS was also a massive success, and I also want one of these. I love it. I love the cupboard. That's so cool, man. It's hard for me to wrap my head around the proportions of it. Yeah. You hear it, just almost broke my brain. I can't tell what's short and what's long. Finally, the team launched the citron type H, a front wheel drive panel van. Type H was produced for 34 years. I have so sick these things hard for me. 40 7 till 1981. I think this was in that French horror film delicatessen. I haven't seen that one. French horror, pretty extreme. A lot of skin being flayed off. Eyes being, there's a lot of to eat. There's a lot of face trauma. You're making me hungry. The type H was considered an innovative design at the time with rear hinged cab doors and body work that was influenced by the junkers aircraft. Hey, you know that plane that keeps bombing the out of us? Let's make a car that looks like that. Over time, more than 478,000 units of the van were sold and I think this thing looks sick, dumped on some bags. This would be a sick merch fan. Yeah. You're damn right it was. Speaking of merch, we sell it. We make a bunch of shirts and hats and stuff, you can get it, don't immediate dot com. Citroen would continue to develop technologically innovative machines, but any attempt they made to develop a unique mid market car went over budget. This and the fact that they had a failed business venture with wankel engines resulted in the company's second bankruptcy filing. They're trying to make a rotary it sounds like and it didn't work out. Dorito. We'll get back to more past gas, but right now, a word from our sponsors. 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Although some consider the brand to be far from the prestigious and innovative company that it once was, citron is still a household name in Europe and continues to be one of the bestselling car brands worldwide. Heck, citron currently offers a lineup of SUVs, hatchbacks, and family friendly cars, but one of their more exciting innovations is citron Oli. This electric car was built from recycled materials. To be as light as possible, which helps it consume a low amount of electricity. I don't understand is the windshield directly 90° from the ground. That's crazy. What? That's sick though. I love that design. Wow. It looks like a Honda element had a baby with a rezvani tank. Yeah, and then it was colored by tinker Hatfield. I think he oh, the Nike dunk did. Yeah, it's got some infrared on it. For sure, Nike. Infrared is one of my favorite colors. The color might valve cover in my golf. This attempt to jump in on building an eco friendly car supports the original citro mentality, innovation that the average citizen can afford as the hypothetical price of the yet unreleased car is
"citroen" Discussed on Past Gas
"In France, they say, let's go. Andre. Do you mind if I take a picture? It will take a very long time. Dude, that Andre citron is so his meme game is on point. So funny. I like the old Andres of Trump. As the founder of one of the most successful marquees in Europe, Andre was one of the few men at the time to not have a credit limit. That's bad for a guy who gambles. This was something that he used to his advantage. And he became an extravagant gambler. Andre once commented that he didn't mind whether he won or lost only that the amount he bet was noticed. His gambling habit was fodder for gossip columns and detailed his every move, including the various women that the married man would bring out on the town to show off his bedding prowess. Two. Luke. This man thinks I can not eat this. I think business is its own gamble and you should have just stuck to that. You know what I mean? You are profound today. I love it. I'm here for it, dude. I appreciate it. I'm proud of being your friend. Wise. Mage, dude. Despite the chaos in his personal life, Andre's quest to modernize his factories actually paid off to a degree. Sit your and develop the first mass produced car with front wheel drive. The traction of type 7 AKA the 11 CV, baby. Oh, this thing's cool. It looks sick. I like this. Put a freaking K 20 in this thing. Yeah, we should take 20 swap in a 12 CD to have CV. Blue. The VTEC. You hear that video cutting, it's going. The car had a unibody chassis, torsion bar suspension, and a low center of gravity, which made it a well handling car for the time. Sick. The traction avant was massively popular and stayed in production until 1957 with varying body styles. Long run. But despite the success of the traction of the 1930s, Andres instability in both his personal and financial affairs was impossible to ignore. The citron automobile company filed for bankruptcy in 1934 in the following year, they were bought out by the Michelin tire company. On top of the loss of his company in personal financial issues, Andre citron grew increasingly ill with stomach cancer in the months following the buyout. And passed away in 1935. He was 57 years old. Dang. RIP, mister supreme. RIP Andre, 57. RIP Andrea bonjour Andrea is an angel. Perhaps from the more heartbreaking aspects of Andre citron's death, was that he never got to witness the success of the traction avant. French engineer Pierre boulanger became CEO of Citroen under the new ownership, alongside parent company, Michigan, and was determined to keep expanding the brand. To do this, they gave the 11 CV a new 2.8 liter inline 6 with an output of 77 horsepower. Which is a lot for the time. In an unexpected usage of the car's ability, it's said that the 11 CV was so speedy and nimble that it soon became a favorite amongst gangsters, given its capability to outrun the police cars of the time. That seems to be like a theme. With cars, the old Fords thing. For 30 two douche gangsters like fast cars, nothing's changed. I love that cars. During World War II, the Citroen company saying I'm a gangster. Yeah. I'm a spiritual gangster. I love Tupac. Okay. Do you know boulanger means baker, like boulangerie? Oh, thanks, Joe. It's a bakery. Gotcha. During World War II, the Citroen company saw another setback when its factory in Java was bombed, which led to major issues with production. Also, during the German occupation, citron's factories were commandeered to make vehicles to back the German war effort. Because they didn't have a choice, that's when citron CEO implemented a genius go slow program in the factory that intentionally delayed production. Hello, everybody. I have an idea. We don't make the cause fast. We do it slowly. Instead of a two hour lunch we take a three hour in addition to the slowed production schedule, boulanger told workers to move the little notch on the truck's oil dipsticks, a little lower than they are supposed to be. By moving this notch, the trucks wouldn't have enough oil, but German mechanics wouldn't notice because they thought it was full of oil. Yes. Then after the truck had been driven for a while, the engine would eventually seize up, leaving a bunch of Nazis stranded. Stranded. I don't love them. I love wind Nazis are stranded. This is great. That's so clever. Sabato. Is a French word? Well, sabotage the enemy, boulanger also instructed a team of designers to set to work on designing a small car. A family car and a delivery van, while you're at it. After you are done sabotaging the Nazis, also, if you find the time, maybe make a little car. I got another tidbit. Sabotage comes from sabat, which means to clog, where millworkers would throw their wooden clogs into the machinery to make it halt or break down. Is that where clog comes from? Oh my gosh, dude. Dude.
"citroen" Discussed on Past Gas
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Yes, you can catch you just brain on all audio platforms and YouTube, all you have to do is look up genius brain one word genius brain and me and a bunch of my friends will keep you company on your commute to work or you know when you're just touching yourself to that's not even a part of the script, what am I reading here? Okay, well, see you guys there. This is awkward, ended. And it now. Andre citron was an endlessly ambitious individual and innovator. His ideas were big and bold and not just in the world of car manufacturing and design. Throughout the 1920s and 30s, the world saw Andre excel in creative forms of advertising. Today, the 1923 excursion across the Sahara Desert from the opening would probably be considered a publicity stunt. But at the time it was a product of Andre's belief in the abilities of his machine. The journey was written about by the explorers who drove the half tracks, Georges Marie Hart and Duane, dubreuil. In their book, problematically killed the black journey across Central Africa with the citron expedition. It was a different time, and that's a very offensive name. The explorers asked Andre to write the forward, and he got real poetic with it. Here's an excerpt. It is not right that only the picturesque side of the trip would attract the reader's attention. The hum of our motives must always mingle with the splendor of the scenery, and with the memories evoked by that home has a beauty of its own. It is the song of progress. The freedom of human effort, chanting, its victory. Sexy. But the joy of the journey wasn't his primary objective. Andre was very aware of the prophet potential of being the first entrepreneur to figure out the best possible way of getting African goods to Europe. Andre recruited the help of several brilliant engineers throughout his career, but for this challenge he asked Russian engineer Adolf keggers to take part since he had developed tracked vehicles for Tsar Nicholas II. But who hasn't though? But who hasn't, though? It is funny that when you look up Nicholas II of Russia, the tagline is former emperor of all the russias. Former. Will you used to be? Yeah. Yeah, it is a weird way to phrase it. Normally they put like 13th. The excursion broke world records and was no easy feat for the vehicles involved. The 5 half tracks named golden scare up nice, silver Crescent, flying turtle. Sacred cow. And crawling caterpillar. Yeah. Nice. And the silver monkeys and the blue barracudas, they were all based on Citroen's olmec. They were all based on Citroen type B two ten CV saloon cars. While the production type B two had a standard rear axle, the half track fleet had a set of caterpillar tracks. Oh, caterpillar. Got it. That allowed, oh, is that why they called caterpillars that? 'cause they crawl? Yeah. No, no, not the bug. I mean, no, I'm talking, yeah, yeah. I think that's why they call them. Yeah. Wow. Tow mater. Tow mater. This allowed the cars to distribute their weight more broadly and glide over the smooth Saharan sand. Cool. Andre once wrote that in every enterprise success is a question of method. Nice. And it's clear that this methodical nature is what made the Sahara excursions such a success. Dude, have you seen those pictures of like, here are all the other countries inside of Africa. The U.S. takes up like maybe two thirds of the Sahara. Wow, it's that big. Wow. Like mainland U.S., not Alaska guns do. Stuff like that. It's big. It's not cute. But perhaps the biggest, most impressive moment of advertising for citron was when they managed to use the Eiffel Tower as a billboard. What? From 19 25 to 1934, the Citroen name was emblazoned in lights across the iconic tower 250,000 lightbulbs and 600 kilometers of wiring were used with the display so bright that explorer Charles Lindbergh used it as a guide to help him land after his journey across the Atlantic Ocean. I will say it doesn't look that good. And it was on there for like 8 years. Yeah, for a long time. That is very impressive. Yeah, not that good. It's not. Maybe for the time. I mean, for the time, I mean because now we have LED. We have leds and some had a guy on a rope. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. And they didn't even have like calms either. So he's like, to the right. Too far back. What? What? Good. Andre citron truly outdid himself with this unheard of feet. Unfortunately, this soon would come at a price, literally and figuratively. The time of the citron company's rise to prominence unfortunately coincided with The Great Depression. Even though the world was facing mass financial uncertainty, Andre was determined to modernize his factories. And continued to push for innovations in his vehicles in the company's production methods. This unrelenting ambition also meant huge investments were made in buying out patents and developing new concepts. And it didn't help that the company paid for advertising on the Eiffel Tower and that Andre citron himself developed a massive gambling problem for me. Yikes. I love you. I do love roulette when I went to Vegas. That's all we did. It's one of the more flashy things you can do in a casino. Yeah, and I feel like as like a game of chance it really truly is like a game of chance. I just do red or black. Yeah. At the height of their popularity in the 1920s, Andre enjoyed the riches of his company's success. And was considered a celebrity. Let's go, dude. Let's go, Andre. Let's go dude.
"citroen" Discussed on Past Gas
"Andre shifted the focus of the factory converting it into a plant to develop and mass produce a small and affordable automobile. Like Henry Ford, Andre wanted to change the image of the car from something only the rich owned to a practical item the working class could afford. The citron automobile company was officially founded in 1919, and became the first European company to produce cars on an assembly line. Wow. I find it interesting that a lot of the small cars that we've covered in this show are made right after a war. Yeah. Like the beetle well, there is a reason for that. A lot of times they repurpose this manufacturing equipment to make a really cheap, really economical, usually work vehicle. It was like the ape piaggio in Germany, it was the beetle. In France, it was citron. You need like, yeah, you got to get something that'll get your industry back up on its feet, something easy to produce. That was kind of the deal with the isetta as well. It's like, here's a cheap car that people need. They don't have a lot of money to spend on a transportation, but we need to build it out of necessity. So yeah, I think that's a good point there. Meanwhile, in America, we had big cars because we won. Yeah, we never got hit. So it's a slide. We got a lot of space, big roads, big cars, big nuts. Let's go. On May 28th, 1919, the company's first car was put in production. The Citroen type a the type a was the first mass produced car in Europe and featured a straightforward and simple design. The initial model was powered by an efficient four cylinder engine and featured an electric starter, lights, spare tire and a top speed of 40 mph. Those are actually for 1919. Having an electric start is pretty big, I think. That's cool. But the type is biggest appeal was its price point. The car cost only 7205 French francs, which was the equivalent to around $500 in 1920, about 5000 bucks today. The type a was the first inexpensive French car to be sold at standard prices with basic accessories. Before it was made available to the public, word got out about the low cost type a even before the first public demonstration of the vehicle, thousands of orders for the car poured in. After a massive advertising campaign, 16,000 orders have been placed in only two weeks, and 30,000 orders were reached before the car had even left the plant. And citron's first year of business, they produced 2000 cars. The following year they quadrupled that number, selling 8000 in 1920. This solidified citron as the leading manufacturer of automobiles in Europe. So those 16,000 orders, if you're on the end of that, you're waiting at least 24 years. Two years later, in 1921, citron came out with the B two, a more powerful version of the type a with stealth capabilities and intercontinental ballistic missiles launching a capable way ahead of their time. No, that's a little card. It's not the bomber. Sorry. This time B two offered an increased speed of 45 mph. The following year, they dropped the 5 CV, a small two seater that went up to 36 mph. This particular model was marketed towards a yet untapped market. The lady driver. Most of the models were yellow, so the car was given the nickname, the little lemon. Titus a 5 CV citron. We drove the isetta pre recently and I want a quirky car at some point. Yeah. Like and is that this 5 CV, if you've seen that, this was on Top Gear one time when they did like a super classic car episode. I could just be cool to have something that I'm not concerned with going fast or like handling or whatever. It's just like purely owned on merits of cuteness, for sure. It'd be fun. I saw a Ford model a last weekend on my way to this BMW thing. And for one of the first times ever, I was like, I get it. That guy's having a good time. I was like, by the beach. Yeah. And he was going super slow, and he was just putting around. And then we shot a video at the track where he put Ford model a tires and wheels onto our Miata. And we drove it around. And seeing the top of your wheels turn is so sick. All right, so cool. And it made me really want to drive an old open wheel hot roddy kind of. Straight 16. That'd be sweet. Like, what was the fastest car in the world in 1919? That's what I want to drive. Were you just like pulling levers? Yeah, it takes 6 people to drive it. One of them has to be a kid. But he needs black lung. Well, he's going to get it. He's got to get black one. He's in a tube. He's the only one that can fit in the engine car. Citron, pioneered discount and credit sales, and even repayment plans that would extend from 12 to 18 months. Though the company was ahead of its time in terms of marketing and providing low prices the public, Andre citron wanted to show off his company's innovations, no matter what the cost might be. Do you think all the French army guys in 1920? 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"citroen" Discussed on Past Gas
"Right now. Can you have my back? In 1894, Andre graduated at the top of his class from the lise Louis legrand and went on to attend a prestigious French engineering school, ecole polytechnique. He graduated in 1898 at the age of 20, despite his on that two year plan. Despite his degrees, post graduation life proved to be difficult for Andre. So he decided to join the French army as an engineering officer and was stationed in Poland. I bet his mom like that. I'll go visit grandma. While on leave from the military, Andre came to visit some of his relatives in the textile center of ludd Poland in 1900. Andrei citron saw a Carpenter working on gears. That had a fish bone or Chevron structure. For centuries, wooden double helical gears were used in Poland to power water driven machinery. The gears not only ran quietly, but were incredibly efficient, able to transmit large loads without damage to the wood. It's like a water mill, right? I don't really know much about antique Polish machinery. It's a stick with me. I'll get you through. I'm just more familiar with cute stuff. Yeah. Like tchotchkes. I'm a tchotchke femoral humor. Oh, yeah. I got so many humble. You guys have been in my house. Yeah. Lots of little cherubs. So many cherubs in my home. Yeah. Also, I'm like all about frogs. Ever the forward thinker, Andre bought the patents for these gears for a small amount of money. This led him to develop angled tooth and spiral helical gears and reduction gears for automobiles in the form of double angles or doubly chevrons, which is the inspiration for the modern day citron logo. I think that was that phrases in English. I just wanted to mix it up a little bit. I appreciate it. In 1904, Andre put together a small workshop with a couple of his engineering friends to produce the gears. Hey you guys want to play come over on Saturday and make some gears. Oh, dude, yeah. It's boring in 1904. In 1905, at the age of 27, he officially founded the sitton gear company to produce double helical gears for mills. The small business grew quickly, and by 1910, had annual sales of CHF 1 million, about 4 million bucks today. That's quick. That's a lot of gears, baby so let's get your money right there. The business produced more than 500 years, including the steering gear for the Titanic. That's nothing to really write home about. Yeah, specifically the steering gear. Just like the one of the worst gears ever. I believe that out. No company. Yeah. Don't lead with that one. Citrons work sparked the interest of brothers Emile and Louis Morse. The Moore's company was a pioneer in French automobiles known for their success in racing. I also love their chocolate bars. The way. However, the company was only building ten of their large, expensive cars a month. Impressed by the success of Andre's fast growing company, the Moore's brothers offered him a position to help produce high quality cars, increase sales by reducing costs and improve upon their marketing techniques. With help from Andre, sales at moores improved from ten cars a month in 1909 guys, to a hundred a month in 1914, which increased the company's overall production from a 125 cars to 1200 cars per year. Yeah, math checks out. Funnily enough though, Andre wasn't particularly interested in the automobile industry at first. What later drew in the cars was a research trip to the United States to see the inner workings of the Ford auto plants in 1912. Henry Ford's factory technique of using assembly lines was unmatched at the time. Where it took several departments stretched across different floors to build a Moore's car, Ford managed to build a complete automobile on a single floor and its river rouge plant in Detroit. With this visit, Andre began to see how different improvements could be made to the French auto industry by adopting Ford's techniques. Did Moore's end up going to make them Moors rovers? Yeah, I think so. Cool. Those are so cute. They're bigger than you think. When World War I broke out, 36 year old Andre citron decided to return to the military as a reserve captain. During this time on the front lines he noticed that the French army was severely lacking in their artillery supplies. Andre presented a business plan to the army's chief of artillery with an intention to mass produce shells. With the assistance of the French government and know how from his time working with Moors and Ford, Andre was given 30 acres on the key deja vel in Paris to set up a massive factory complex. Dude, you know how much you could sell 30 acres in Paris for today? Man, we slept on it, dude. The factory opened in 1915 and manufactured artillery shells and munitions in mass, which at its peak could produce up to 35,000 shells a day. The key de JaVale complex was more of a city than a simple factory containing not only production lines and shops, but medical and dental clinics. The plant employed more than 12,000 workers who were mostly women. Records indicate that Andre set up a support system for women covering pregnancy, birth, and paid maternity leave while nursing. Wow. Take a note for yeah, four Ford was busy. Killing people in Brazil. Andre had been given the responsibility of providing all French munitions plants with important materials, but he extended his system beyond the plant. I think it's sad that all of our thoughts were, that is so progressive. Since 1914, a hundred years ago. It's like, yeah, we should just do that. And not be like, oh, wow. Yeah. You were decent? Oh, wow. Just been trained to be crushed by rich people. France is also like a pretty cool country in that regard. There's an ongoing joke in Emily in Paris about French employee protection laws. It's kind of a through line. Is that a cute show? It's fun to watch. With your gal. Or alone, who am I to say? I enjoyed it. I can't wait for Emily and Des Moines. Andre had been given the responsibility of providing all French munitions plans with important materials, but he extended his system beyond the plant. Andre is also credited with securing a steady supply of coal for factories and power plants and even organized civil food distribution through the use of ration cards. Where does he find the time? This guy's busy. He's busy, busy, busy. When the war ended in 1918, Andre had a state of the art modern factory on his hands, but no market for the munitions it produced. So the 40 year old decided it was time to try his hand at the world of automobile manufacturing. Yeah, I mean, you got all that machinery, just lying around. Yeah. Got to do something with it. There's not much difference between howitzer shell and offender. Nope. Nope. Just different glue.
"citroen" Discussed on Past Gas
"Like weird and strange history as much as I do, then I have the podcast for you. I'm Jason Horton, host of strange year. Each episode I break down the strange history and cultural happenings during that year, like 1977, the wow signal. 1963, three tramps theory, 1844, the millerite movement, 1997, the Phoenix lights, 1896, the shortest war. 2004, Benjamin Kyle, 1518, the dancing plague, 1985, the move bombing, 1972, remote viewing. So to get your weekly weird history fix, pause the podcast, you're listening to right now and subscribe to strange year, wherever you listen to podcasts. Readings and salutations, my name is Colin Moriarty. For the last 20 years, I've been in the video games industry as a writer, journalist, host, presenter, and for the last decade, podcaster. In fact, my PlayStation podcast, sacred symbols, is the most popular PlayStation podcast in the world. And I'd love to get you listening to it. If you're a fan of PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PlayStation VR, and VR too. Or perhaps just a game or more generally, you'll find much to love in sacred symbols, are weekly hours long ride through all things PlayStation, delivered with a heavy dose of humor and silliness. Co hosted by popular YouTuber and comedian Chris raygun and our anime obsessed executive producer Dustin Furman, sacred symbols, a PlayStation podcast can be found on your favorite podcast services. Come join us as we talk about God of War, horizon, uncharted, Spider-Man, and so much more, all of the things that make the PlayStation ecosystem tick. Each and every week. On sacred symbols, a PlayStation podcast. In December of 1922, French industrialists, Andre gustave citron, was determined to show the world how tough his cars could be. Though the citrons were simple and affordable, he knew they were built to handle any terrain, even. The Sahara Desert. So, sitton sent two of his famous explorer friends to cross the Sahara in 5 half tracks, specifically designed to travel through the hostile conditions. The team set off from Algiers and drove more than 2000 miles to Timbuktu on the other side. Becoming the first vehicles to ever cross the Sahara Desert. The convoy was followed closely by fans in France, thanks to a new invention called the radio. And as a result of the brilliant publicity stunt, citron became known as one of the most impressive car brands in the world. But how exactly did the company's founder, Andre sitton get his start? How did citron set the standard for how? Well crafted cars could be made cheaper for consumers. And how did Andre citron almost lose it all? On today's episode of past gas, grab your berets because we're talking citron. Best guess podcast is the course it's not about sports. Go to your head. Who's your favorite French industrialist? Wow. Probably the guy who ran AMC Renault and then got assassinated by those anarchists. Yeah, that guy was cool. That was pretty crazy. Yeah, he laid off. He might have been industrialized. Mine is gustave, I feel. The guy with the tower. Yeah. Good for him. Nice. Good pole, Joe. Mine is Jonathan Louvre. Of the Louvre. He also invented the fins that you put on the back of a car. Yeah, Louvre. Luke besson, film director. Yeah. Gerard depardieu. How do you do? They might work together. Talk about it. All right, hey, everybody. Welcome to pasca. We're in a French French mood today. Put yourself in a freaking Riviera baby. French mindset today because we're talking a car company that is not available in the U.S.. My name is Nolan Sykes. I'm joined by my co hosts. James pumphrey. Oh, wee Monsieur. And Joe Weber. Bonjour. Welcome to the show. What do you guys know about citron? I know there are French car company that make a lot of little cars. They make fast wheel drive cars. They held a lot of front wheel drive Nurburgring records. You might be thinking of Renault. I'm thinking everyone knows they're trying to make good stuff too. I think what I know about citron is that I often confuse it with Peugeot. Yeah. The other one has the two Chevron logo. Yes. But yeah, we don't get their cars, so we don't really have a connection with them. I know that one thing I know about sitton is that I didn't know how to pronounce it until about three weeks ago. Really? What did you call it? Well, when I was a kid and playing Gran Turismo, I would say, oh, Citroen. Yeah, when I was a kid, I would say Citroen too. Yeah. Yeah. But look at us, fancy lads. You would say pigeon. Oh, I would never say that. But I didn't know it's Peugeot. I didn't know that tow mater from cars was a pun until about two weeks ago. So we learned something every day. I guess it's a takeaway. And it's okay to learn things. And it's okay. You don't have to pretend to know things. That's something I'm really working on lately. I have a tendency to be like, oh yeah, yeah. And being like, I don't really know what that means. I want to be more forthcoming and honest about what I don't. For sure. That's really brave of you. I noticed, yeah, today Christina said a word and you were like, I don't know what that means. And I think that was very big of you and I'm proud of you. Thank you. So let's hop into this story about Citroen. It's a train. Citron. Andre Gustav situm was born on February 5th, 1878 in Paris. As the youngest of 5 children, his father, levis, was a diamond merchant from the Netherlands, and his mother, maza Amelia kleinman, hailed from Warsaw, Poland. This is going to be a real rags to riches story. Oh yeah. Andre's ancestors were fruit traders, and so used the family name lemon man. Lemon. Lemon man. Later, Andre's grandfather changed the name to the more exotic citron, the Dutch word, for lemon. His father's involvement in the diamond trade gave the family significant financial stability. So riches to ridge his story. Until, yeah, I was being sarcastic back there. It's not surprising to me that a diamond merchant has a lot of money. That was until lavey became involved in a fraudulent investment in his family lost the majority of their fortune. All right, we're back to rags. When Andre was only 6 years old, his father died by suicide, presumably due to his involvement in the scam. After his father's death, 7 year old Andre was placed in the prestigious French school, Lisa Kondo said. Despite his familiar tragedy, Andre excelled as a student and leaned into his curiosities about the world around him. In 1887, 9 year old Andre witnessed the construction of the Eiffel Tower for the world exhibition in Paris, which sparked Andre's interest in the world of engineering. The Eiffel Tower would eventually become a prominent symbol in his life, which we'll get into later. It's a prominent symbol in all of our lives. I am curious to see, yeah. If you ask me like name 7 things that everyone knows, I would say that. Eiffel Tower, Coca-Cola. Mount Rushmore. Mount Everest. The ocean, dogs, dogs. No one talks about the tower that I built. It's not very far tower. It's as much as I can afford
"citroen" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"William Wilkes, welcome to both of you, thanks for being with me. Carolina want to start with you first. Good morning. Our car show is a bit passe. This one's been a way for four years. Yes, and the last time the Paris car show took place was in 2018. I remember it very well because I was 8 months pregnant with my son. And I interviewed Carl is gone. Remember the former Renault Nissan CEO who three weeks later, in fact, the day my son was born, a good arrested in Japan. So that was kind of an interesting partial the last time around four years ago. I mean, clearly this year, a lot of brands are not going Volkswagen is not going BMW to your tab for all these brands that will not have a stand at this car show. So it's kind of a weird comeback. Even before COVID, we actually wrote a lot about the possible disappearance of car shows. There were two expensive they didn't have enough customers impact. So we'll see how this one goes, but I've seen that Geneva car show in funk podcast shows are actually still planned for next year. Okay, I like that story. I must have been quite difficult covering a car show 8 months pregnant. I can imagine. William, in that case, what cars you actually think are going to be on display in Paris then? Well, I think the really interesting cars that are going to be on display in Paris as well as the Mercedes Benz their latest electric all electric SUV. The cars that are coming from the Chinese brands. And basically, I think one of the big themes of the show are the Chinese having another big push to sell cars in Europe. China's biggest car may could BYD is actually having a launch event to launch its kind of European business in Paris. And those cars are going to be really interesting to see. Okay. I know that you guys are going to be there. You're going to be covering it for Bloomberg TV, radio, and of course, print. Caroline, there's been a fuel shortage in France. This is quite a strange backdrop then to the Paris culture. Yes, it's been around two weeks since you've had three out of 6 refineries in France on strike. And actually today, Wednesday, the fourth refinery in western funds is actually also going on strike. So a very strange mood of people in France have been accurate for hours in order to fill their tanks. We've got about one third of gas stations across the country actually running dry and in Paris region, the situation is even working nearly a 50% of gas stations are missing at least one type of fuel. So really this has created a lot of anger and frustration among the French and this is definitely a real time to hold a car show. Yeah, so William then electric vehicles, front and center. I mean, just tell us about kind of European car sales. There have been supply chain issues, haven't there across Europe and also here in the UK and consumers are under more pressure as the cost of living goes up. So what about electric electric vehicles amidst that kind of backdrop to car sales? Yeah, I think that's very interesting and that's a big problem for the manufacturers. I think people are looking at rising electricity bills. And still, probably EVs are still cheaper to run than their gasoline car over their lifetime period. But I think the issue is people across Europe are looking at kind of rising rising utility bills rising shopping bills. Increasingly rising interest rates and the impact that will have on the mortgage. And this will likely dissuade a lot of consumers from buying a big ticket item like a car. So the next 12 months, I think it could be really difficult for car manufacturers. They were in Ukraine is still rumbling on. There's no sign that inflation linked to that is going to come down anytime soon. And it's going to be a really tough winter, I think. Caroline, who are you going to be chasing down for us? Is it going to be the Chinese brands in Europe? What are you hoping to get in terms of kind of more information about the market then? Do you think it is going to make a splash this car show? I don't think he's going to make a splash. In fact, I would love to speak at some of the Chinese brands where William is trying to help me and to get some of them from a BYD. But I will be speaking with the Mercedes Benz CEO and also the standard CEO Carlos Tavares who actually has been quite a criticizing the Chinese market itself. So it's actually going to be quite interesting because then on this has some brands, including Jeep. Now and in fact, they've exited China with Jeep and Opel, they are still present in China and we join Citroen but calisthenics has been saying that it is very difficult to do business in China to political. So we'll see what he has to say on China and also obviously all these Chinese carmakers present at the Paris Garcia, however this is actually risk to still on key to give this kind of highway to Chinese carmakers in Europe. That is interesting. William supply chain issues do you think those are over where are these cars being manufactured then if China is making a big push into Europe? Supply chain research perhaps hasn't even gotten started to this winter. And we've obviously had these chip crisis issues, but with the energy crunch, a lot of kind of glass makers, plastic makers and rubber makers and lots of component parts that go into a car heavily reliant on gas and energy to make their products. And we might see some of those manufacturers flying the white flag this winter and ceasing production So there could be quite dramatic on the supply chain this winter I
"citroen" Discussed on TuneInPOC
"Simon Barnett and James Daniels. Thanks railing. It's coming up 20 5 minutes away from four. Nathan Wallace's New Zealand's leading neuroscientist educator focusing on child development and how the brain works. The complex area, Nathan joins us every fortnight. He's back with us again. Hello, Nathan. Got a Nathan. Yeah, Simon. Hi, James. How are you guys? Good mate. Thank you. Why are we so deeply moved by the queen when we have no relationship with her? I think what's said about, why am I so heavily invested in this? I think, you know, just a sense of history. I love it. And I don't really know why, but history. He might as well be Simon, Nathan. Exactly. Hey, Nathan, I've had a text here saying my four year old daughter doesn't want to go to day care because she said no one wants to be her friend. She says this a lot is this normal? It is normal that children are learning social skills at that age. So yeah, I expose it as a fairly normal. And the teachers are trained in that sort of thing, though, because that's a big part of what you're learning at any child or center is social skills. So I would just talk to the teachers and say that she seems to be having some trouble. Making friends, and honestly, I'm friends. And if I could help her with it, because that's well within the skill base of the early childhood teacher. To do what it does. I'll wait 180 ten, 80 if you've never found before anything and I'll really like to talk to Nathan because we get this all the time but I'm too shy. Don't be shy. It's just us having a yak really 880 ten 80, or if you're more comfortable texture equation to 9 to 9 two, Tyler is standing by the phones. This is a really big question like a grenade to throw it to Nathan. But I think it's absolutely relevant in this age in which we live. Nathan, my 22 year old suffers from anxiety and real depression and closes up all the time, just closes up. He has had suicidal thoughts. Can't get to see a counselor, which is a common problem. How can we help? Yeah, that is difficult. Yeah. I think it's simple things you can do. Yeah, yeah. I mean, there's lots of different therapies around now, so finally encourage him to, that when you get the problem outside of your head, it's 90% sold. You don't have to solve it, so much of it is actually just putting it all out to somebody else and saying it out loud. It's what we call a coherent life story. And so yeah, you might have to go to three counselors. If you can get a counselor because she has not been able to get a counselor. And set up regular times to talk to them, be like, have predictable times. You know, we talk about doing mate dates with kids. The 22 year old with our regular times set up where he is actually just sitting with no devices and it's designed to just talk and say whatever you want. And there's that legitimate that a huge amount of the problem can be solved if the person just talks about it. Like 90% of it, it can be solved that way. Yeah, we say get it outside of your head, you know, 90% of the way there, because when you say it out loud, you know, I thought running a head that can leave them. When you say them out loud, you realize how ridiculous they are. So just say them out loud to someone or you might have an inconsistency in your story. So it's not even that's not coherent. But the motions often aren't. Your emotional brain space that we size too for the rest of its life. You know, just stays being a two year old, only interested in instant gratification. That's not incredibly bright. So you can be, you know, having bigger emotions about stuff that's not really very real. And when you say that out loud, it helps you to realize that. And when you have a coherent life story, it doesn't have to be a hippie life story, but a coherent life story, and you can talk about your experience, even if it's negative, as the coherency that makes you sing. So hopefully that helps. Make sure you put it into coherent order. No, the text is highly Nathan, I've been prescribed Citroen for anxiety and depression I heard is this our eyes can contribute to suicidal thoughts for those under the age of 18. Is this true? I'm here, there is some evidence to show that people have her adverse reaction to medication. Instead of basically an improving light, I can do the opposite. This is the same way that people with ADHD we give them speed to slow them down. Some people just have a different physiology. So yeah, it is possible. I think the doctors usually recommend that you watch for that when you first go on a medication. Right. Nathan, my son, who is 8 recently started having accidents like lots of we're talking toilet accents here, Nathan. Andy, there's also lying an awful lot. As in telling lies, do you have any thoughts on what is going on here? Yeah, I think I'm all behaviorist communication. So he's regressed back to being a baby. You know, in terms of how with the toileting stuff, it seems to me these were very bad to being a baby. He wants his parents to rip here and attention around him. Like a baby. It's not gonna be a cry for attention. Right. I wonder if something's happened to him. If he's experienced something, you know that he's the substitute that's traumatic for him. And he's regressing and behavior. Because what was the other thing she said he was doing? He was taller than issues and what else? And telling lies, yeah. And lying here, yeah. Yeah, that all sounds like a call for help. That sounds like there is something going on for him, and I would look behind the lying and say what, try and find out if what's up. If he won't talk, I can he's got a class relationship, grandmother, and aji or something, and get them to take him out to McDonald's or something, and never talk to him. Just give him the space where he feels safe. To talk about anything that's happened to him. It sounds like he's been upset by something. There's some normal just to go backwards and those things like that. Okay, one quick text before the brakes just come in, which is a good tick, so high Nathan my 17 year old is mildly espers with selective mutism. He won't or can't talk to a therapist. What would you do? I would probably then do it in front of him. I would watch locks if documentaries on self help stuff and on therapies, and on other people doing therapy, I went and talked my process out loud to him all the time. And I would talk about his process and see, I can't talk about it. I'd become a voice to it in our be saying. It seems like a job to give. Usually can really anxious when you go out, but you look like you had a wonderful time when you were, you know, which saw anti mirror today, so there must be feeling positive for you that you've had a positive experience of going out and you didn't suffer your anxiety. Basically you're saying all of the stuff out loud for him. Almost like a sports commentator. Let's excellent advice. Oh gee, it's so great having you on. I mean, it's not an easy check for us at all these questions. They're big stuff going on in people's lives. My goodness. Are there some spicy ones last week? Exactly. We had lady called Steve dragons right into me too and pointed out that the lady we were talking to about anxiety and she was head anxiety which one to go to university that we should have seen to our course you can do those things by correspondence now. Good point. Shut up. Thanks for writing us now. Good stuff. Speaking of universities, we've got a text saying Kyoto, Nathan on part of the psycho, psychology society here at University of Canterbury. We'd love it if you'd come and speak for us. And make it free. So we'll let you get back to that. Just jokes. I just edit it, but we'll let you respond in time to that, but we're with Nathan Wallace, if you've got a question, I'll wait 180 ten, 80, we can text at 9 two 9 two, we're back in just a moment, 18 to four. Use talks it be Christ George community notices with lamb and Hayward, Canterbury's most trusted funeral directors lab and Haywood dot co dot instead. It's going to be a big night on Friday the 23rd of September from 7 o'clock. It's the annual high school PTA quiz. Great community event raffles and prizes, best bidders, BYO drinks and nibbles, tables of sex are only $60 and took its available from the school office. At Kai poi high.
"citroen" Discussed on Parts Counter Gurus Podcast
"Carlos made this commitment to the dare 2030 to go all electric they're net zero, he saw an opportunity with a failing badge. But he also understands the iconic past that Chrysler has, which is a luxury, almost VIP type branded vehicle, man. And there are a few of those that are out there, but I think with the Chrysler badge, you can achieve that. So here's what we're going with this guys. They're going to revive Chrysler in an electrified way. And. He says that the brand will be relaunched with gorgeous new models, he also said that no additional Stellantis brands are coming to the U.S. market and on that list obviously is Peugeot Citroen as well as opal and other others not so bad. Right. Fiat. They've got to fix what we've got first. Now the Fiat, this is boy, oh boy. This is a great example. So I had a girlfriend in high school, had a Fiat spider convertible, right? True Italian roadster. With all its quirks and odd clutch and the whole deal, right? Right. Fiat basically today is not, it's just, it's just a name. There is no, there is no congruence between the cars that used to be Fiat and these cars that they're doing today that are have that badge on them. And he's basically, he said, you know, we still have to think about how we make the Fiat brand rebound in the United States. I mean, you can start by having them not suck. That would be like they're just, what are they? I mean, it's just a little tic tac. Look, I think that the Fiat 500 that that model, that brand, I think it failed miserably in the U.S. because let's face it, many, many..
"citroen" Discussed on Esports Network Podcast
"Still on that kind of momentum gaining train. So they are the Korean underdog, which is hard to say. I just said it earlier. I don't think any of the eastern teams really are underdogs. In this case, how well life would still I guess they would qualify as the quote unquote underdog in this instance. But they have an immense amount of momentum on their side. On top of that Midland show V posted an 8.3 KDA throughout Hahn waz regional final run, and he was probably one of the best performing midlanders keeping fake on his toes that whole season long. Yeah, that's trophy right there. Trophy is the guy who will really make things happen. You'll see his name pop up all over Twitter half the time. They have the trophy heads all over the place. How my life eSports it depends, right? Will reality come crashing down during this group Citroen while life eSports? Momentum is a thing, right? I guess all four teams really will depend on momentum in group C. Group C like I said is the closest in terms of skills in terms of talent and in terms of momentum. That's the key word you want. I want you to grab to grab out of group C it is a lot to Garner in terms of judging who will decide who will move on, but I gotta make a prediction, right? Let's make a wild call. Let's go nuts here. I think I think royal never give up and fanatic advance. It hurts me to say it. It really does because I think how well I feast which is just so good. I think fanatic has it cooking this year. I really do. This is just predictions at the wazoo. This is eSports talk at its best. That is finest, right? It's like me predicting who the NFL will have in the Super Bowl before it even starts, you know, in mid September mid August. That's what I'm trying to judge here. Which is it's group C is probably the toughest one to properly.
"citroen" Discussed on EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
"Configuration in july. And it's going to cost six and a half thousand euros leasing though right so then. They would li she one of these. So if you want to start a business or start a side. Hustle delivering packages awesome leasing. Starts it twenty four euros eighteen cents a month. It's just unbelievably cheap The way they've done it is they put in a the passenger seat. Put a modular shelf. They say a secondary shelf unit can hold forty kilograms and has been designed as a storage or as a mobile desk where they cut out a four size. The can foams and paperwork. There's an adjustable floor next to the driver. The cargo floor can be raised in locked vertically so as not to obstruct the cog ozone or load into a horizontal position to match the level of the vehicle floor. The latter position allows carrying of items one point two meters long. And you know. When i saw this i kind of laughed. I chuckled. i thought oh that will be a nice funny and finally story on the podcast. Leave him laughing all that kind of stuff and then the martha about it thought. Well this is brilliant because there are so many packages in inner cities. At least the would go into a vehicle like this. Don't need a big stinky diesel van. How many times as have happened to you. Know have you had a delivery turn up and maybe a lodge wagon or lodge van. Even laurie has tied up inside your house and a couple of times. I've seen them roll up the big back door and there's like three postles inside and sometimes even just my own and i'm thinking why aren't they sent a vic olympic. Just because they. They've got on their fleet now. I don't live in a in any more. We moved at london a few years ago. I'm down by the beach these days but when i was in london Certainly a lot of my friends and colleagues would use amazon's one hour. One hour delivery on amazon was that same day. I think it was like i forget now because we're not where i live isn't big enough to have that so i kind of lost interest in that same amazon thing but it was certainly very very quick it. It was like oh. I need some batteries for that kids present. I'm getting more older than amazon. They'll be here in an hour or so and again. I did work in. You know w one central london. This kind of vehicle is ideal for those. Not just for uber eats and deliver. Not just bringing food to people's desks whenever we did go back to offices and things like that but generally any small ish postle that will fit in a vehicle. Like this is safe. Four wheels has a roof but of a heater. You know so much better than a logical probably more comfortable and practical in terms of how much you can have onboard the using cycle couriers. Which again. I see used to see tons of in in london using those kind of those electric cargo bikes with the big storage on the front. This is absolutely brilliant for twenty five euros a month to leases. Why wouldn't you try and build a business around a fleet of these. If or or if you operate a fleet of vehicles and you need ten or twenty of these in the middle of london. Paris new york to just to get around quickly. You can drive into parking spaces front. It's so shorts. Charging might be an issue. If it takes three ounce to charge fully but going back you do a series of runs that use a quarter of the battery or something and then you go back some short loop to a dep- or something then you get back you plug in immediately. Go through the paperwork. Maybe having enforced drive a bright gun. We have lowest over how long you can drive and then load up the next postles off. You go if you always opportunity charging whenever the vehicle is stopped this could be a perfect solution. Maybe needs a slightly bigger battery and a slightly longer range. But i don't know. I think i think they're onto something here. He's brilliant forty seven miles seventy five kilometers. That's going to go down when it's cold but still i love it. I was going to make a joke out of it. I'm so sorry for that. Assumption brilliant this could revolutionize last mile deliveries in big up in areas citron. I love you for doing this just so so. Cool all right. Let's move on. Let's talk about postal developing a an app a beater app available this european markets bringing a streaming service to the android powered touchscreen in the middle of the car to keep you entertained while you're charging says future car dot com they. The news on national tv will be available first of all. svp in sweden tv to annoy. Go play and in belgium. Plus bbc aljazeera and postal signing the check specific to other markets will be added if you streaming video center screen and you take out of park. The screen tons off says the article here but the audio continues which is great. I don't know if you poke. They'll pull youtube into this. I mean surely not driven upholsterer. To and played with the youtube stuff. But it's based on android android auto. It is android so youtube already. You'll be really highly integrated but how does that work with their own player. That's really really cool more entertainment. I love the way that the companies thinking different about vs giving drivers more options to to to use that calls for different things rather than the traditional car makers have done. So i can think tesla for that one. I think in terms of that big screen and using as an entertainment center next. We'll talk about supercharging foot boats. I found this one on instagram. This is so cool. Says the post charging one hundred and fifty two kilowatts. The world's first supercharge a boats opened today says the account electric voyage if you avoid following them on instagram. That looks really cool. And an you know marine and aviation are a couple of areas where it's going to be so hard to get fossil fuels out of certainly with marine if i can get some more batteries in boats in the really good Charging them superchargers but a really good charging that what i love. It just really made me smile. That's a great weekend story and other posts. That made me smile walls. The news about mac as arriving in norway and this was a twitter post from the account. Mac e. underscore wlac starting deliveries now in norway. A pick taken on the twenty eighth of april with hundreds of thousands. But at least hundreds of mackie's all lined up in a protective clothing after being shipped. Its just come off the ship. Of course here in the port. Four thousand amac is going to be delivered norway this month next as well in hotel. Which if they're all norwegian market will make the best selling car of the year so far sorry bestselling. She may be best selling car. It's the four followed by testimonial three but four thousand dollars in may and june. We'll put this one. I would think. I think it puts it in the lead in norway. I love this site. If you're watching the version of this show. I love all. I love pictures like this because it's just each one of those. It's just a picture of cars as far as the eye can see but when you think about every one of those is a new owner a knee family. Someone who's been waiting for this vehicle. Who are just going to be so pumped about driving a really really cool electric vehicle. A love stories like this makes me smile next. We'll talk about tesla and their self. Self-driving automated driving features which tessler insist is level to. Don't call it any more than that. Of course this uses the sl levels level to is driver assistance. Now get really angry when i talk about this because i get emails and comments and and people say to me that i'm dumbing down armlock giving tesla the price that they deserve for that at full. Self-driving which is going to drive the cause You know robo taxis and stuff. I mean there's any anyway but they really have drunk. The kool aid bother to do any independent thinking of themselves articles like this electronics. Weekly reporting the a conference call between California's dmv and a tesla themselves. Tesla's engine is were talking about the self driving features as its labels and The dmv said An an official body in california saying ilan's tweet does not match the engineering. Reality tesla is at level to tesla indicators. So they're engineers whether they you know the dmv should be saying this not as a confidential uncle of indicated they are firmly in level. Two and tesla is aware about public misunderstanding about the limits of the technology and its misuse and can have tragic consequences. And i think that's a real key actually the And again i try and try and hold people's criticism of me at bay because i'm always praising tesla's suite of driver assistance systems but that's all it is it's it's probably the best out there on the market at the minute but it helps driver. It's not intended to do any more than that. And it does have tragic consequences and let me remind you of this one mr saying in december twenty twenty and i quote. I'm extremely confident. The tesla will have level five next year extremely confidence. One hundred percents and quote said elon. Musk only in december last year. So he is referring to sometime before the end of this calendar year the call's being level five and i'm not gonna talk about the the levels zero to five right now because you can find them online level five no steering wheel the vehicle will handle every possible circumstance that it faces and doesn't default back to a human so doesn't default back to a driver in the car doesn't fall over and default back to a remote drive say in a you know in in kind of kicked off a somewhere thousands of miles away that it can handle every situation every weather condition on its own elon musk. I'm confident we'll get level five next year so in other words this year extremely coveted one hundred percents help people do great things but sometimes you go up. Bs when you see it next. I'll talk about tesla's self-driving mode on city streets and how it gets unfair criticism because there is one particular video that's been online and i haven't talked about it on this podcast yet. You probably if you're a fan of tesla saying this. It's a video of self driving published and measurable. Uk describe it as thirteen minutes of terra. Maybe they're going for clicks other note It's comically bad about how terrible the car is. It's very concerning driving through downtown. Oakland is nothing like the wide boulevards and predictable traffic patterns of suburbia. The tesla didn't know what to do with itself says this article at one point the car goes into a left turn only lane but drives straight towards some cows they say it is a harrowing thirteen minutes of youtube. The call gets honked turns slowly as much usually because it seems to think pedestrian is nearby. Yeah i watched this when it was first posted if it was real and whether it was faked it looked pretty real. I didn't talk about it at the time because you know for every video posted by someone who you know. He loves full. Self-driving they'll be something you know against it. West saying those people that do have access to the beta software. The minute hand picked by tesla the promising to open it up to a much wider base. I think that'd be very good when they do that. Because we'll see some more real life examples online this. This person seemed to have an extra grind. This article seems to have an axe to grind. Or maybe like a site. Maybe it's just gonna clicks while. I think it's really critical of a system that is clearly in an environment which it wasn't designed for and i know the tesla fans will tell me hey full. Self-driving beta is just the businees. Do everything will cope with every situation. But it's really really not and we shouldn't be Kind of getting mixed up in terms of our friends our family the wider public. How the media talk about that and thinking the alcazar in any way. Dr himselves before the end of the year next. We'll talk about the mercedes. Benz e q s getting on boxed. And that will be by. Yes Unbox therapy and lewis from the youtube channel who has millions of subscribers this video with mercedes benz e curious I watched that has two million views or any and he gets up close and personal with the mercedes benz. He loves it. He says it's like stepping into a piece of technology than stepping into a car. And he loves the lighting. He played with the seats for ages. He played with a lot of stuff. That i didn't i haven't seen almost launch videos around the advocacy loves the doors that close themselves. That's pretty cool. But you know model x. Does that but certainly the way that he was playing around with the The seat controls and the lumbar support. And though just like the the way that the u. I works it looks really really good. And none of the launch video so remote into that. 'cause they were too busy talking about at battery sizes and why you can't lift up her and you have to open up a with little flappy in the side of the concept but you wash it fluid in butts well worth watching if you've got some time this weekend He does He writes it very very highly. And he's a tycoon owner. Or maybe he's a test and it's like on. I believe And he says it's just pure luxury pure luxury and he needs he said in the video spoil it but You need a week in this car to fully explore all the various bits of next. I'll talk about how colin dealers are embracing electric vehicle sales. Because i think the get really hard time sometimes some of them bring themselves this article from the las vegas review journal. I found written by coppola. Who says that. Nevada also dealer. Who's been in the business before the two years this chap rights. I can assure you we want to sell electric cars. That is as a powerful sleek and long range and with the ongoing expansion of infrastructure makes it more convenient today's dealerships so in person and almost all have an option to sell online. Like at your house. If you want direct to consumer company so many ev companies. Don't have anything like a dealership model. Many of the new onslaughts ups will simply want to do a direct model To to sell that car a direct to consumer They won't budge on price. Competition between neighbouring dealers has proven to drive down prices on the model he writes in this article In two thousand twenty nevada's hundred new car dealerships responsible for ten thousand jobs playing an average salary of seventy three thousand dollars. I'm in the wrong job. To go. Sell calls in las vegas because it really interesting point actually that this chap hey writing in the journal science look good and bad out the But it a dealership as a dealer he wants to sell good electric cars And the Is a big fan. I think dealers guy a bad reputation sometimes good and bad experiences on the nih. Our way is creating an av for drag racing. The national hot rod association adding electric vehicle clausewitz drag racing events chevrolet and ford of. Roy showed us what they can do with. Electric power. says this article With the echo camaro macabre jet fourteen hundred now the close dave ewing in two thousand nine twenty two at the summit racing series. I will see. Evt's racing against each other in their own class. And maybe they did this because they were under pressure other because whenever you. I don't know about you whenever i want you to drag racing video. The ways wins and so i wonder if they were like look. We're just gonna put vs in their own class because whenever the gulf against the fossil car they spank it so make the race together. Then that way vacant have that little race an hour noisy smelly combustion cows which really slow in comparison. Well let them have a little turn. Winning very sad losing. That might not be what so what you know. I'm naturally cynical about these things. Thank you very much for listening and watching today on your saturday. Special edition of the podcast. A usual interviews. We do it. The weekend will return very soon as she lining up. Gooden very soon question of the week tomorrow..
"citroen" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM
"You that nothing is so admirable and critical and politics is having a short memory. It's Word Wallace brought to you by mistake free. Saturday's I'll Be darling Show. You know it here on your trust. That's us. The audience doesn't know. But you actually got a standing ovation here in the studio. Did Karen stand up? Yes, she did She still standing up. She's proud of prejudice. Well, they're going. I'm stunned. Lance is stunned. Well to be stoned. We were right now. It's done. That's totally I gotta go. Good to see you morning, everybody this, said Wallace before we get started today, as always, I told you if a big news story happened, I would bring it to you. At the top of the hour. Larry King has passed away. At 87 years of age for those who don't remember. The end of December. He was hospitalized after he tested positive for the coronavirus. Over the years he's had numerous medical issues, Type two diabetes, lung cancer and giant a heart attacks. Most recent years, but He outlived the experts and he's a legend in the industry, and he's passed away at 87. And the industry is probably, um, damage for it. That being said. So this week Still, Entous came to life. The merger of Peugeot Citroen Opal with Fiat Chrysler. And almost everybody has made fun of the names. Lantus. I told you Last week, a car columnist in Australia said Slant It sounds like something you take for stomach pain. I mean, doesn't it like all the commercials you see for drugs on TV? So you can go tell your doctor to prescribe it for you is if you were the doctors said him. Yeah, but this one continues on now. Again. Let me remind you that in 1998. Not only was Chrysler doing incredibly well at the time, Bob, let's was over there is vice chairman the company on a per car built basis. Reiser was most profitable car company. In the world. Yeah. That's why Diamond comes in and buys Chrysler because they wanted to learn the secrets of mass production. It was being sold to the public is we're gonna bring Mercedes aura for luxury to Chrysler for the masses. But in fact, Christ Sir Christ, sir, knew how to build cars fast and inexpensively and Mercedes was struggling to figure that out. I digress. There was a big fight over the name back then. Because Bobby, one of Christ's name first, the Germans, they wanted time Ler bends and all that to be in there. After all, Ben's Had the first motor car and dime Lor had better engines. That's what it was about. In fact, the three pointed stars and the original part of the diamond part of the company. Is for motors that worked water, land and sea. That's the reason they have a three pointed star on the Mercedes in any case. They say that still entous comes from the Latin word, Stell. Oh, meaning to Brighton with stars. Okay on, Mike Manley said. Our thought process on this was very, very simple. We knew from the beginning. We didn't want to use those brand names as our corporate name. And so Pierre Oliver A. Solomon, the corporate information officer at Bush, Oh said, We're very, very happy and proud of this name. Which is already uniting us. He declined to discuss the name past that so you're no longer Peugeot Citroen Opal, which, by the way, just saying that you understood, saying the company's we're talking about. We're no longer Fiat Chrysler and you got that, too. Now we're still on tests, and in just a week, it's united. Everybody. I'm sure they're all sitting around the board room in Paris. Singing kumbayah at each other. When Bob Eaton and your gun shrimp did the Chrysler Mercedes deal back in 1998. They said the last issue to be discussed before the board of directors of both companies signed off on the deal was gonna be the name of the company. Your gun, Shrimp said. It has to have got lived. I Miller and Karl Benz his name in On, so he wanted Diamond, her Benz Chrysler Eating said. That's not right. It needs to be Chrysler Diamond or bends. Now, In this case, I would actually go with Ben's first. After all. He's the one that actually had a working car. Remember that? Cause I sure do. Then you start with the motor. But Ben's is the guy that created the car and his wife drove it off. The fourth time in Germany 45 Mile trip came home and said, OK, start selling. A few years ago. Did you know that you could buy a perfect replica working replica of that car? You could buy from Mercedes. They were about $80,000 apiece. And yet when it became dime alert Chrysler the guy that invented the car part of it's out of the picture. So Fiat Chrysler combined Fiat, which Giovanni Anneli founded in 18, 99 and Chrysler, which which Christ were founded in 1925. Actually, that's not necessarily true. He took over Maxwell and renamed it Maxwell was in trouble. Chrysler was an ex General Motors executive. Bourgeois was created in 18 82 when Armand Peugeot broke away from his family's business, making bicycles and coffee grinders. Cars or slightly more complex than that. In any case, they brought up the fact that Andersen Consulting in 2001 Renamed themselves Accenture. A contraction of accent on the future. Does anybody remember why? Why did they have to change your name? How they were need deep in the and Ron scandal. Yeah. And so Anderson Consulting suddenly their name was mud. Wendy Wendy Gramm's name should have been mud to shouldn't but she got out that without a name change. And so they want you to know that here in America don't expect to see a Peugeot dealership popping up anytime soon. Now, Peugeot's been wanting to come back to America for years. In fact, they've had an office in Atlanta. For some time now in preparation for this The car list of ours, who is the CEO of the new company? Which is now the fourth largest automaker in the world, behind Volkswagen, Toyota Renault, Nissan Mitsubishi. Sad. You know if you had crisis market share in America's a pretty impressive 12% to me. He goes on to say. It's probably more important to focus on the profitable growth of those brands rather than bringing a new brand on top of what already exists. So what We're probably going to see is the introduction of what he calls Sister cars. What did I tell you?.