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Fresh update on "volkswagen" discussed on The Aloha Show

The Aloha Show

01:00 min | 8 hrs ago

Fresh update on "volkswagen" discussed on The Aloha Show

"Ah, couple weeks ago, Nicole was fabulous and getting it set up for us. I've been working so much I just got in there and started adding to it and posting in there and staff. So, folks, if you really like to help Audrey get on the track, That's what it's gonna take his Volkswagen's looking for R O. I And that's just one of three companies that we're looking at to put her behind the wheel and she's going to need your help. Yes, stuff in it, like just helping her have a higher number of like, because helps her so just go in there and quick, like all you gotta do. You don't have to comment. Occasional her occasional post will pop up on your feet and you'll see Audrey lie in the next today. Sher Sher, Thank you. Nobody ever shared. You gotta share old or selfish here. Share. Well, yeah, because if I shared you, and then you share that all your friends see it, then all odd. See, it's like it's like it's like a domino effect. But if you just like it, it's about creating those impressions to be seen. Just a quick great we come back. We'll talk about actually rebel. Let's talk about it. Let's talk about one of one of the vehicles that Audrey is looking at. Just got to test.

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The Search for a Better EV Battery as Customer Demand Rises

Climate Cast

01:58 min | 3 d ago

The Search for a Better EV Battery as Customer Demand Rises

"More expensive models are going to have even longer ranges were go. What would be about the same as a small car. Get on a full tank of gas. That stand guerrino from inside climate news and he's been following new kind of space race in electric vehicle batteries. And i'm npr chief meteorologist. Paul hutton hutler today on climate cast. How quickly is ev battery tech evolving. Hi dan welcome back to climate cast and to be here. So you wrote about the quest for a solid state. Ev battery what are they. And how are they different from current ev. battery tech. so right now the battery. That is in just about ali's if not all either that i know of have a joe material a kind of a thick liquid material that is what the electrons pass through as they charge and discharge a solid state battery is designed in which those electrons are passing through a solid material. The reason that that's potentially a breakthrough is that it takes less space to have the same amount of energy passing through a solid than it does through a gel on so you can pack more batteries into the same space more power into the same space which leads to longer ranges. it also can lead to faster charging times as far as automakers. We know tesla has led the way in. Ev technology which other automakers are now going all in on ev technology. Just about every major automaker is at the very least talking a lot about their vm. Bishen volkswagen is the company that could probably make the strongest case right now that it is investing the most heavily and making kind of a a top to bottom transformation into an e company.

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New Tesla Powerwall, China Protest, Volkswagen Investigation

Tesla Daily: Tesla News & Analysis

01:56 min | Last week

New Tesla Powerwall, China Protest, Volkswagen Investigation

"Year and stay. We've got some news. On tesla energy. A new energy product actually called the power while plus we'll go through the details on that then we also have an update on the situation on the protest in china and some news on volkswagen slash volkswagen. I stay for tesla stock today especially in a downmarket. Tessa finishing up almost five percent. I green day sense earnings to seven hundred nine dollars. Forty four cents that compared to the nasdaq down about nine tenths of a percent. Interestingly on the rise today this was the highest volume day for tesla of the week and sense earnings about forty million shares trading hands. Even though fridays in general tend to be about five to ten percent less volume as we learned during the s. and p. five hundred inclusion analysis period. So interesting to see that. I didn't see a whole lot of news that would have driven the stock today. But oftentimes things that are not. News-based are what's driving the stock right. So let's talk about the power wall plus this was posted yesterday on reddit by user tang. Who said that they were just finalizing their designed for tessler today in san interesting thing power while plus they have shared at the spec sheet for the power while plus and this is a different product than tesla shows online with the power while to now a lot of the specs are the same here but what it looks like tesla has done has integrated some of the components that previously would have been separated in what looks like a continued effort to increase the ease of insulation. We heard yulon talk a lot about this. On tests earnings call and of course we had heard from on the week prior on twitter that tesla solar whether the solar glass roof or rooftop solar would only be sold with an accompanying power wall on the earnings call. Ilan said that he believes this is the most important thing about the solitary of situation noting that installations would be much easier because power from solar would only ever go to the power wall then the power. Walt self would be the only thing that we need to interact as a power supply to the house. Or interact with the grit. It sounds like increasing. The power capability of the power wall was also a key component. Here so not changing the energy but allowing it to provide greater power to be able to handle peak power

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Volkswagen's Name Change Joke Didn't Land

Business Wars Daily

03:48 min | 3 weeks ago

Volkswagen's Name Change Joke Didn't Land

"From brown and business wars daily on this monday april twelfth. Happy started the week. Everyone you know. Who's been having a tough april volkswagen matsue and as you may have that's mostly because they started the month with an april fools joke that fell flatter than a busted tire is started in the last days of march when the automaker quote accidentally unquote released a very serious sounding statement announcing that they'd be changing their name to volts wagon that's volts as in electricity. Now volkswagen's id for is the company's only electric model in the us market so far but the company is planning to build more and said that all future electric models would come emblazoned with their new name volts wagon now in eighty-three rolled company. Suddenly changing. Its moniker is suspicious right. But the name change announcement was so deadpan that it got picked up by the likes of cnbc. The bbc and the verge and all that publicity had an impact on the company's stocks. Volkswagen stock prices rose nearly five percent on the day the statement was released the ap reported but only hours later. A company spokesman confirmed that the name change was an early april. Fool's joke a joke. I should say that didn't quite land sea. Volkswagen isn't exactly held up as a model of corporate transparency. You may remember that in two thousand fifteen. The company installed deceptive software in its vehicles to cheat on government emissions tests that move launched a five-year fiasco. That cost volkswagen thirty. Five billion dollars led to the recall of millions of vehicles so volkswagen's been trying to dust off. Its image since then which makes this joke. Well puzzling to say the least and the us securities and exchange commission doesn't seem to have that much of a sense of humor. Manipulating the stock market is of course illegal. An even though it's not certain that manipulation was the intent behind volkswagen statement. The joke certainly swelled stock prices which could bring regulators knocking. But there's another automaker who's been there done that and is thriving that would be tesla which has in the past straight up to see the public in two thousand eighteen founder elon. Musk tweeted that. He had the funding to take tesla. Private stock prices surged ten percent. But it was later revealed that actually there was no such funding. Musket has company each over twenty million dollars in penalties to the sec. But today it seems like things are working out for tesla their social media the spotlight and their electric models are in last month. Wall street journal columnist dan. Neil took volkswagen the new. Id four for a spin and said tesla has nothing to worry about the id. Four is five years behind the comparable tesla you'll wrote and the engineering betrays a premature rush to market harsh words for volkswagen. Which of course has been angling of late to compete directly with tesla. Both automakers plan to open new european factories for their electric vehicles and volkswagen group

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Korean battery companies agree to settle U.S. trade dispute

Bulls and Bears

00:19 sec | Last month

Korean battery companies agree to settle U.S. trade dispute

"Company can continue to build and eventually operate. Electric vehicle battery factory near commerce, reaching a deal with a top rival and settling several legal disputes over trade secrets. The agreement allows SK Innovation to move forward with its $2.6 billion Georgia plant escape plans to supply Ford and Volkswagen with the new electric car batteries produced here the

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Right Time (MM #3662)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | Last month

Right Time (MM #3662)

"The with kevin mason. Today is april fool's day. And i asked if we could just have this holiday if you wanna call it that abolished has it lived past its usefulness in a volkswagen as a corporation trying to come up with an april fool's day prank decided they were going to put out a press. Release saying they were changing their name from volkswagen. Two volts wagon vlt lts because they were changing to electric cars. They were using it as a way to get publicity for their new electric car. Roll out it. Of course we're not too early and got busted. Rumor has it. And i don't know if it's true at this point that michael strahan is playing an april fools joke on people by getting the gap between his two top front teeth fixed. And they're trying to do it to be relatable. They're trying to do it to be fun. But i feel that april fool's day pranks shouldn't be played by corporations companies adults and to think about it. Do we want kids playing april fool's day pranks these days. It's not the right climate. It's not the right world. And i'm not even talking about kobe. Nineteen now is just not the right time for being insensitive. And that's what it's all about.

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Right Time (MM #3662)

The Mason Minute

01:00 min | Last month

Right Time (MM #3662)

"The with kevin mason. Today is april fool's day. And i asked if we could just have this holiday if you wanna call it that abolished has it lived past its usefulness in a volkswagen as a corporation trying to come up with an april fool's day prank decided they were going to put out a press. Release saying they were changing their name from volkswagen. Two volts wagon vlt lts because they were changing to electric cars. They were using it as a way to get publicity for their new electric car. Roll out it. Of course we're not too early and got busted. Rumor has it. And i don't know if it's true at this point that michael strahan is playing an april fools joke on people by getting the gap between his two top front teeth fixed. And they're trying to do it to be relatable. They're trying to do it to be fun. But i feel that april fool's day pranks shouldn't be played by corporations companies adults and to think about it. Do we want kids playing april fool's day pranks these days. It's not the right climate. It's not the right world. And i'm not even talking about kobe. Nineteen now is just not the right time for being insensitive. And that's what it's all about.

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An unwelcome prank: Volkswagen purposely hoodwinks reporters

Monocle 24: The Globalist

00:51 sec | Last month

An unwelcome prank: Volkswagen purposely hoodwinks reporters

"And volkswagen in particular as reported in the times. This morning has really really messed up badly on this one So on monday. Volkswagen announced that they were going to change their name. They would change the name in the us to volkswagen because of their commitment to electric cars This got investors in a spin. The company's share price was affected. But the trouble was that then. Vw claimed put a. They put this out on monday. When it's not april fool's day and then they insisted that it was actually true. Big when people bring up to to query this and didn't actually say april fools day a bitterly and so yes as somebody points out here in the times as a commentator put an auto express magazine timing is crucial telling jake and this one was mistimed by several

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Volkswagen of America lied about rebranding to ‘Voltswagen’

Phil's Gang

00:17 sec | Last month

Volkswagen of America lied about rebranding to ‘Voltswagen’

"Volkswagen of America issue false statements this week, saying it would change its brand name two volts wagon to stress its commitment to electric vehicles. On Lee to reverse course Tuesday and admit that the supposed name change was a joke. The fake release could land Volkswagen in trouble with U. S securities.

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Confusion Surrounds Volkswagen’s Reported Name Change

AM Tampa Bay

00:24 sec | Last month

Confusion Surrounds Volkswagen’s Reported Name Change

"Changing its name in North America. Yesterday, a news release briefly appeared on the company's website, saying the K in Volkswagen would change to a T making it Volts Wagon of America, a source tells Bloomberg. It's no gag but an effort to reflect the company's pushing to electric vehicles. VW plans to deliver one million plug in hybrid and fully electric vehicles this year, There must be money to be made in student housing. That would explain the

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Confusion surrounds Volkswagen’s reported name change

Tesla Daily: Tesla News & Analysis

01:04 min | Last month

Confusion surrounds Volkswagen’s reported name change

"Was a press release from volkswagen today. That came out mistakenly because the press release was actually labeled for april twenty ninth. I wish it had been labeled for april first but this press release said that volkswagen will be changing the name of its us operations to volkswagen of america. Vlt s volkswagen according to cnbc quote. The release said volkswagen of america would remain an operating unit of volkswagen group of america and a subsidiary of volkswagen g with headquarters in herndon virginia. And so thankfully. I don't think this means they're actually changing the brand or how they would refer to the brand in america on branding. Cnbc just says that they would have a lighter coloured vw logo for electric vehicles versus darker colored vw logo for gas powered vehicles. Hopefully vw is just having fun with their company name as an entity. Which at the end of the day would be inconsequential. The case i'm fine with it go had vw. Get your attention. Great move if they're actually changing their brand name in the us volkswagen. And i'll have a different. The week definitely didn't seem intentional. But i don't know maybe. They were putting that out there to gauge the reaction. I guess we'll find out the full story and a month

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VW ID.Buzz Van scheduled for 2023

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

01:51 min | Last month

VW ID.Buzz Van scheduled for 2023

"The volkswagen. Id buzz that is the very cool surf van by call it that but it'll have more than justice. Van use will make its way to the us in two thousand and twenty three. The europe market gets in two thousand twenty two according to the head of the brand's commercial vehicles division and it's the commercial vehicles division. That's interesting because the much anticipated. Electric descendant of the microbus. The famous surf van will have three hundred horsepower. Jewel motus long wheelbase and be a really exciting van says car and driver. The buzzer will not be available as a work vehicle in the us. However but it will be outfitted as an upscale people carrier That could be three battery sizes. The entry level model will have rear wheel drive and three hundred two hundred horsepower. But watch out for the all wheel drive three hundred horsepower version. And that's interesting because that microbus can do many things. It could be a commercial vehicle. It could be a people carrier. Could be like a mini alvie. And it's interesting. The the is not going to be a global vehicle so it'll be different in in different markets and property quite expensive as well because small. I mean let's face it all eve as a little too expensive at the moment. But i think there's going to be a premium for this car. The looks amazing. The interest in it is already off the charts. And i want to say well done. Vw from making this vehicle. It'll be easy for them to have made the concept and the prototype sharda offer. Couple of years ago be easy for them to navigate around to making vw company which is so big. You know we talk about. These mega companies like vw and toyota. They've got such strengthen debt the for them to put some budget and some people on what is not going to be the biggest seller But certainly a bit of a halo car in terms of image. And i just think it's a really small thing to do

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VW to Seek Damages From Former CEO in Diesel Scandal

Bob Zadek

00:32 sec | Last month

VW to Seek Damages From Former CEO in Diesel Scandal

"W going after two of its former executives, Volkswagen is seeking damages for their role in the diesel emissions scandal that cost the German automaker billions of euros and a hefty dent to its reputation. W. Said it wants damages from ex chief executive Martin Venter Corn and Rupert Stutler, the former head of its Audi brand on account of breaches of the duty of care under stock corporation law. Company didn't specify the amount of damages it would seek. The W reviewed millions of documents conducted hundreds of interviews and concluded

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Volkswagen takes on Tesla with major electric vehicle push

Bloomberg Wall Street Week

00:58 sec | Last month

Volkswagen takes on Tesla with major electric vehicle push

"In the World Electric or otherwise. But Volkswagen is engineering a plan to race ahead of Ilan Musk's company. In just four years. We are good and 2 25 or so that's Volkswagen CEO Herbert Dese. Company has announced plans to build six battery factories in Europe and to put out a million electric and hybrid vehicles this year alone. But he says VW is looking beyond this decade. This transition is not only about evey, so it's also about the car becoming really a connected device and finally also Driving autonomously. Something he says, could be about 15 years away. But D says 2021 is the year the company will prove it can compete on battery power. You think that we can prove This year that we are strong in TV that we are competitive in TV, and then we have to prove that we're strong enough common in autonomous in software on Ben, the market will follow on Ethan Hager Bloomberg Radio. Why do hedge funds and other

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Volkswagen Group To Sue Former Executives Over Diesel Emissions Scandal

BBC Newshour

01:02 min | Last month

Volkswagen Group To Sue Former Executives Over Diesel Emissions Scandal

"Volkswagen Group says it will sue its former chief executive, Martin Vente corn on the former head of its Audi brands, Rupert Stadler over their roles in the diesel emissions scandal. Affair has cost VW nearly $40 billion in fines, compensation and repair costs. Here's Theo leg. It Involves Morgan admitted using illegal software to subvert emissions tests on diesel vehicles in the United States. It triggered one of the biggest scandals the automotive industry has ever seen. Now, after what it calls an exhaustive investigation, the company says it will pursue its former chief executive, Martin Vintage corn for damages. It's accused him of having failed to clarify quickly and thoroughly how the illegal software was being used, as well as having failed to ensure questions from the U. S. Authorities were answered truthfully. It claims Mr Stadler did not investigate where engines fitted with illegal software were being used after the scandal had come to light. Both men are already being prosecuted in Germany on charges linked to the scandal.

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Volkswagen CEO says he wants to 'get close and then overtake' Tesla

Snacks Daily

00:35 sec | Last month

Volkswagen CEO says he wants to 'get close and then overtake' Tesla

"Volkswagen stock just jumped ten percent to ties highest level in ten years. We had to see this. We had to look into the volkswagen. Steel and tesla's strategy. But they're doing it with their own. German twists volkswagen just announced a comprehensive transformation transportation. Plan jack the honors. Here's what the about it. Volkswagen will i get close to and then overtake tesla. Those are actually his work. Jack can you repeat those words. We will i get close to and then overtake tesla describing their corporate strategy. He's driving a sedan and

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European Union Pushes for 'Digital Sovereignty'

WSJ Tech News Briefing

05:42 min | 2 months ago

European Union Pushes for 'Digital Sovereignty'

"Like many other governments. The european union passed a massive coronavirus recovery package setting aside trillions of dollars to get the economy back up and running on the other side of the pandemic but also included in what is extensively a covert relief. Plan is a more than one hundred and fifty billion dollar pledge to bolster the technological independence one of the plans. Big goals is for europe to make up about twenty percent of global chip sales by twenty thirty. Which would be double their current market. Share it's all part of the blocks broader ambition of catching up to countries like the us and china when it comes to technology for more on this we turn to our reporters do. Hey stu thanks for being here. Thanks for having me okay. So why is the eu making this pledge. Now what's been going on in the tech sector that europe feels. It needs to address one of the things that the pandemic really showed was how dependent european technology is and other parts of the world especially for things like computer chips. So there's a global chip shortage right now and one of the reasons that there's been an unexpected surge for things that require computer chips so we're talking about laptops and tablets is part phones for for people who are doing remote work and schooling. But another thing that you might not think about requiring a lot chips cars cars now required dozens of chips for things like controlling the engine transmission. Backup cameras infotainment systems stuff like that and europe has a huge car industry. Yet you're thinking we're thinking companies like mercedes and bmw. Volkswagen and some of these companies has had to have to cut production and even furlough workers idol factories because the bill the cars. Because there aren't enough chipped going round in this world so the idea behind this is to have the european semiconductor companies have greater presence in the world so that these car companies don't have to go to places like the united states and asia by chips rate and i think when we think of the major global players in tack we think of the us we think of trying to and others we don't necessarily think of the e us tech scene. So what does the industry look like. They're now and how likely is push to work. As far as semiconductors are concerned the us and asia really dominate the sector. So you think of big companies like intel and does samsung. Tsmc there either in the us or asia. So you're trying to play catch up right now so you're does have a couple of big semiconductor companies like annex p. and am allen. The netherlands infineon in germany. But they are sort of in niches of the semiconductor industry. They focus on things like making the machines that make chips for instance or for specialized chips cars or industrial uses. They don't have the big chips that go into data centers or laptops or smartphones. Like the us or asia dies. So that's what they're trying to do. They're trying to really spur. This hub homegrown industry. But there's not a lot to start with and the learning curve for developing these really tough technology that requires really expensive manufacturing facilities. It's really steep and it's a nine years. That's a short amount of time to try to become a bigger player in the global chip industry right nine years till bat. Twenty thirty goal. They set for themselves. So why do they see this. As such a big priority. One of the stakes for the eu. One of the things That they realize was that volkswagen for instance they had to furlough workers idol factories because they couldn't get enough chips and they had to get those chips from other parts of the world. So this is a really really big deal for their economy. If some of their biggest industries can't operate because they're reliant in other regions. That's a huge problem for them. And that's that's been a story of their tech sector. In general for the past several years steel is the eu the only government taking steps like this or are we seeing similar action from others. The eu is not alone. And that's going to make its attempt to catch up and the chip industry even tougher one country. That's poured a lot of resources into advancing. Its domestic chip industry china. They set up. These huge government finds sometimes worth tens of billions of dollars in an attempt to catch up with places like the us and taiwan. Now the us in response they recently. The congress recently passed its own legislation to sponsor projects to spur the us chip industry. And each of these projects might be worth billions of dollars. They might get billions of dollars in tax taxpayer aid or financial incentives to build facilities in america to try to stay ahead of places like china. So that's going to be a really tough thing for europe to do is first of all the competing against two very well funded region and china and the us plus they're starting from from a smaller base and that's a couple of countries working to build up sort of technological independence. What does it mean that. So many governments are focused on that. What kind of impact could that have right now. We're talking about the potential decoupling of the tech sector. So there's been tariffs and expert controls between the us and china basically for something like chip industry is really important for a couple of reasons. One is military. The most advanced fighter jets and tanks and drones require really sophisticated chips. Artificial intelligence requires skated chip. So the wars of the future going to be determined could be determined by semiconductors on top of that there is a economic independence. If you're an apple samsung you need the most advanced chips to build your best laptops and smartphones. So we're talking hundreds of billions of dollars at stake here. If countries can't trade technology with with each other we're gonna see slower development of things like electronics. So we're talking billions of dollars at stake and possibly slower development if people have countries aren't willing to share technology with each other.

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VW expects half of U.S. sales to be electric vehicles by 2030

Yahoo Finance Market Minute

00:18 sec | 2 months ago

VW expects half of U.S. sales to be electric vehicles by 2030

"On friday. Volkswagen announced half of it sales in the. Us and china will be electric vehicles by twenty thirty by that same year. The brand will increase share of electric deliveries in europe. To over seventy percent double the previous planning plan target of thirty five percent

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"volkswagen" Discussed on Past Gas

Past Gas

06:36 min | 2 months ago

"volkswagen" Discussed on Past Gas

"Are you. What are you here for weird. That's i thought you were gonna buy us. It's kind of awkward. Sure i can a billion sure. This is where ferdinand porsche reenters story from his seat. On each company's board pece facilitated loan then immediately started making noise in the press about his dissatisfaction with fighting the porsche. Ceo attempted to soldier on hoping to retain porsche as an independent company or at worse merge with volkswagen with no available lines of credit vita king sought a bailout from the german government and then from the country of qatar but was turned down because ownership of volkswagen remained unresolved. We'll get back to more pass gas right now over from our sponsors. Paris quickly made clear how to resolve it. Volkswagen would force porsche payback the billion dollar loan unless porsche sold itself to volkswagen. Whoa it was the final dagger to via kings plans. Just like that porsches years. Long quest to buy volts values were over but the predator had become the prey. Oh it was. The only realistic financial option porsche. Had other than going bankrupt so in july. Two thousand nine shortly before the four point. Four billion dollar payment was due by. The king was forced to resign though he did. Get a cushy seventy one million dollars severance then it's like at that point you're like well. I took my shot. That was pretty fun with port with these porsche bonuses. He's made over one hundred million dollars. Yeah he's like outside of his salary is like that was pretty wild. Wow that's crazy. Came in ireland. Yeah i'm just to like put like y'all wild if nothing else. This dude was really good making himself money but he was not as good as pysche The deal went through in fall. Two thousand nine. When volkswagen paid eleven point three billion in cash cash their own money to buy porsche uses family ended up owning about thirty two percent of volkswagen and qatar agreed to pay down porsches debts in exchange for a stake in volkswagen. Parish had completely flipped vita king's plan on its head gained control of his grandfather's company and turned his personal ownership percentage into multiple billions of dollars. The saga of porsche and volkswagen may not be quite as absurd as the one of game. Stop and read it. I mean this is like one of the cool stories. I've ever heard my life But it was no less rollercoaster ride. In fact this is exactly the kind of thing that caused the rebellion against hedge funds unscrupulous financial maneuvers by the ultra rich thing about this vendor lynn vita king tried to turn porsche from a car company into a hedge fund. Thousands of workers nearly lost their jobs when he almost bankrupted instead but he still walked away with seventy one million dollars so the endings of the game. Stop in volkswagen. Sagas were the same rich guy's got richer Of course that's the lesson from pretty much any financial chaos. The people at the top always make money from uncertainty for example at the same time that the vita king volts was playing out in germany. Gm was entering bankruptcy here. In the united states it took tens of billions of government dollars to save the company from going under that bailout made the us. Government gm's major shareholder. President obama fired. Gmc eeo who had led the company to two billion dollars in losses and that guy walked away with twenty million dollars severance the thirty thousand workers at gm laid off. Obviously were not so lucky. It's as rigged as a casino and we'll take massive structural change in order to fix but we can always hope meanwhile we'll try to focus more on cars less on corporations and Yeah thinking about going live in canada. good story dude. We gotta get the right to this movie. Yeah for sure. I'll always respect for for not taking the bailout and dealing with it. On their own terms the car companies took that bailout and none of that really translated into the people that are sending. That is the government. I actually would like to do an episode on the whole car bailout situation but we'll do that in a while. Not one hundred do too many financial episodes in a row. But yeah thanks for listening to tommy but Thank you very much for listening to pass gas a different one than we usually do. But this one was very big things to canaan for bringing this article in our slack chat. Cain dog the big boy. Thanks canaan thanks bridget for producing it and tommy producing it. And hey thank you guys. Joe and nolan for hosting soga. Thanks guys thanks for to upbeat james. You guys brought the facts. He brought the jokes. We brought the energy and a big thanks to greg knicks for writing. This awesome script. This is real good one. Good one guys Yeah follow the show. Follow donut. that don't immediate. Follow james james pomfret. Follow joe at joji weber. Nolan j sykes and you know what just be kind take care of each other. I love you choose the next.

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Exploring the World of Electric Vehicles and Photography

The Digital Story

04:49 min | 2 months ago

Exploring the World of Electric Vehicles and Photography

"Going back to our roots. In nimble photography thinking has always been trouble lightly and take only pictures now as we begin to think about post pandemic exploration the world of electric vehicles has become very interesting in combining emissions free travel with nimble photography feels like a match made in heaven. I hope you enjoy the show. Like many of the lightning bolts. That have struck me over the years. The concept for this podcast is the result of ideas and situations all just together today. I'm going to explain how that happened. And then where. I think we should go from here. All righty so. Let's just start at the beginning. I been interested in electric vehicles for some time. You know that on the notification list with a volkswagen buzz which is their reimagined bus. That's all electric so the plan has been when the time came. I would sell the van again. I have in a lot of you. Know about the vancouver. I've told stories about it. I would sell to an owner. Who would really appreciate it. Take care of it and keep it going. It's it's running quite well right now and then. I would use the money from that sale as part of the down payment on the all electric volkswagen buzz. Which is their bus bus. that is really futuristic. Looking at least by all the renderings. Here's the thing. I i gave myself until twenty twenty one before i would make a decision about all this originally. I was thinking that the buzz would be in production now and then. Just be a matter of alright. When does it get to north america. And how many will be coming here. Well volkswagen been working on all sorts of stuff and they've been dealing with the pandemic at the same time. And i know one of their thoughts was or still is to build a factory here in the us To build the bus well as far as they know they haven't built the factory yet and we really don't have any ta on the bus so way back when i joined the mailing list about the bus and I got one not too long ago from volkswagen. That was talking about the car that is here in the us now Called the id four and it's basically an all electric suv built on their new platform. So i took a look at it. Because really what i'm looking for in this next. Two car is something that i can road trip with. Something that you know has enough cargo space for me to have whatever gear. I need possibly to catch a few hours at a rest. Stop if i need some rest to you know to fresh up again before. I hit the road something that just allows me the versatility to do like camping to explore areas for my photography and to do so relatively comfortably so even though the eighty four is not the bus in a dozen have some of the really nice stuff that a bus brings to the table. It brings other things to the table that are also quite nice. So i said okay. I'm gonna take a look at it. Take a look at this vehicle. And when i start looking at it i really liked what i saw so i started reading reviews on it because there has been a a pre production model here in the us. For some time they've already gone through Addition one of the car so owners already have it. So there is information on it and the reviews. Were quite good. And i'm going okay. I'm kind of excited about this. And especially knowing that who knows when the bus is gonna show up. I'll deal with that when that happens so i decided to go ahead and put a reservation down on the. Id four and the way that i worked with a volkswagen program is that you put one hundred dollars down to place your reservation and at that time you design your car. You know you're on you're on the site and you know you're deciding what color you want and deciding what packages you want color interior. You know all that kind of stuff. So i designed my id four and is beautiful beautiful blue with a light gray interior different. Environmental lighting on the inside is pretty fun

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"volkswagen" Discussed on American Scandal

American Scandal

09:09 min | 1 year ago

"volkswagen" Discussed on American Scandal

"It's January eleventh seventh. Two Thousand Sixteen and Matanzas. Mueller is roaming through the Detroit. Auto show normally. He'd love being in the middle of a car. Show with all the stunning new vehicles and crowds of enthusiasts instead. Mueller is feeling your this is his first trip to the US. Since becoming CEO it should be victory lap. Not An apology tour. He hates it's apologizing but if that's what it takes to regain the American people's trust while that is what he will do at a news conference earlier today. He offered solemn remarks We know we deeply disappointed. Our customers responsible government bodies and the general public here in the US. He said. I apologize for what went wrong at Volkswagen. We we are totally committed to making things right. Mueller wasn't lying. He is committed but he also wishes people would find something new to talk about and now as he roams across the main floor of the auto. Show trying to find a distraction. A young man approaches with a microphone flashes press credentials Mueller Groans. He's been ambushed by journalist. He can't declined interview one thing he's learned when you're CEO Disgrace Company. You make time for everyone. You never miss an opportunity to show the world that you're a good would man. And how very very truly sorry you are with a sigh of resignation Mueller gestures for the first question the reporter notes. The Mueller said. It was a technical problem but that the American people feel this is not a technical problem. It's an ethical problem. That's deep inside the company. How Mueller change that perception in the? US Mueller Dealer winces his apology. Our there today apparently was not good enough. He reiterates that it was a technical problem. The issue was that Volkswagen didn't understand American law. That's not an ethical problem. And he tells a reporter. He can't understand why you'd say that reporter looks incredulous because Volkswagen intentionally lied to the EPA. Mueller can't let this statement go undefended. He leans into the microphone and makes it clear. Volkswagen did not lie reporter. Reiterates is question. How will Volkswagen Change American opinions of the company reporters raising his voice? Now he asks again. What kind of proof does Mueller have that? Volkswagen in is changing Mueller's patience is evaporating and his blood is boiling. This has been enough back and forth he decides so we ended the conversation and says he's working working tirelessly to change Volkswagen. But that takes time around him. Mueller notices people starting to Gawk so he ends the interview and walks away wondering if this job will ever get easier. Maybe talking to the reporter was a bad idea. He thinks Volkswagen is still in a very deep hole and with today's impromptu interview Mueller may have done himself in the company a little deeper later that month. Matteis Mueller's inside his office involve Wolfsburg. He studies Volkswagen's latest financial reports. The numbers are complicated but the overall picture isn't for now Volkswagen will survive. Mueller feels wave of relief but the relief doesn't last long because as mule considers the broader picture a sinking feeling sent threats loom in every direction the. US government is suing. Volkswagen and the company could be on the hook for a vast sum of money. The problems aren't just America. Volkswagen is facing scrutiny from government officials around the world. It's a frightening time for Volkswagen. Mueller knows that to steer the company's trade. You'll need some help. Someone who can change the company's culture someone who can rebuild false wagons public image and help the company avoid collapse thankfully that help is on the way with a new executive at Volkswagen. The Mueller jumps to his feet free standing in the doorway Christine hohmann-dennhart home on Dan. Heart is is in her mid sixties. She is coal black hair. This carefully arranged everything about her. Seems calm collected unshakable Christine. How fortunate we Orna Have you precarious times Mula Mueller nod solemn offers her a seat I won't sugarcoat the truth? We need your help your expertise as we him Navigate this difficult terrain course. I'll do what I can but I'll repeat what I said over the phone. This is not going to be easy and we're not going to change this company overnight. I understand I hope you do. Volkswagen hasn't faced an image crisis. Like this since the war Mueller. Stiffens the mention of World War Two even decades later is a sore subject Volkswagen's wartime histories. Hardly a secret but Mueller avoids any reminder of it's troubling past that was Adolf Hitler who pushed Germany's Bild the car for the masses. It was to be a people's car whereas folks bagging yes. Yes but Hitler was defeated and Volkswagen remained. Workers in this very building helped heal the economy. We Save Germany. Your workers are not the ones who saved. Germany Mueller frowns. He's not used used to being challenged a really think back to twenty years after the war end with what the American hippies called the beetle the bug of course sales were tremendous and that I believe Davis how put behind us this nasty diesel business. We need great sales. You missing the point Matteis. It's not just great sales. The bug was lovable. Innocuous us it said to the world. Germans scary Volkswagen Save Germany because a change the world's perception of our country. Now we must do for Volkswagen Volkswagen in for Germany. I understand shift our image. It's exactly what I want to. That's why I hired you. Because Mueller stops himself he he realizes he almost made a mistake hohmann-dennhart response with a knowing smile. You hired me. Because I'm a former justice on the highest court of this country and because I'll be the first woman on Your Management Board. It only took the company two years. Yes now this helps the company's yes that that is part of it but most most important. We're desperate I'm desperate. I want you to do whatever you need to help. Change the culture here at Volkswagen take whatever steps must be taken to restore the reputation of this company. Can you do that. hohmann-dennhart Leans back mulling the task at hand. It won't be easy. Mr Mueller aggressive measures will need to be taken. There's no guarantee of success. All I ask is for you to give me the space to do my best. You will have I promise you. WE'LL SEE MR soon. 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"volkswagen" Discussed on American Scandal

American Scandal

10:13 min | 1 year ago

"volkswagen" Discussed on American Scandal

"It's march. Two thousand seven in southern California. Alberto Ayala is walking down a long hallway in a government building beside him as a delegation from Volkswagen the Volkswagen officials most of whom are German are excited and Chatty they talk through a translator and rave about their new diesel engine supposedly Volkswagen engineers years have developed a diesel. That's both low on air pollution and high on performance and making it sound like a breakthrough for the industry. They're talkative bunch. I all thanks to himself then again if I thought I'd just reinvented the diesel engine. Channy to all in all. It's been a very pleasant day here at the offices of the California Air Resources Board Carb. Carb as it's known I all I would rather be doing. His actual work running. The emissions testing labs is his responsibility to make sure that every new car sold in California pollutes at or below legal limits. He performs elaborate tests and gets to see what exactly is coming out of cars tailpipe. I all though doesn't consider himself environmental crusader Zehnder but as he sees it. Cars do pollute the world needs experts. Like him to make sure such pollution doesn't get out of hand and so part of his job means spending time on meet-and-greet like this one it's critical that carb impresses upon Volkswagen. The importance of meeting air pollution limits ISLA stops outside an open doorway alongside the representatives in Carbon Volkswagen. They're standing outside when by Allah's labs there's a Ford Suv inside it's here that Allah and his staff test air pollution coming out of tail pipes use as they enter the lab carb official turns to Volkswagen. Staff explains what's about to happen. He points out of four metal rollers built in the concrete floor. The Ford. SUV's sits on these rollers. And when the time comes carb staff will put Volkswagen's new diesel powered car on these very rollers. They'll start the car and hit the acceleration nation but of course. The car won't go anywhere instead. The tires will just spin on the rollers. Large fans are set up on both sides of the car. Though blanket. The car with air to simulate real real driving on a highway and then comes the key part. A steel tube connected to the tailpipe would collect the exhaust gases allowing CARBS staff to analyze the air pollution coming. I'm from tailpipe and that's the test. I all watches us the Volkswagen representatives nods thoughtfully and the car official issues. A warning remember. He says we know that a lab can never completely recreate real world driving conditions. But we expect all of your emission control systems to work outside the lap understood. I'll watches the Volkswagen group intently as they absorbed the warning. One man says something and German. I'll look through. The translator smiles politely. An answers in English Volkswagen. Volkswagen agrees I L is is narrow. The Volkswagen team acts polite and neutral. But I all is quite certain that they know what he knows. According to environmental experts nitrogen oxide levels are much higher in Europe than they ought to be. nitrogen-oxide comes from diesel cars I Allah has a PhD. But he doesn't think you need one to see the link so a false wagon wants his help putting a diesel engine in every American garage. They'll have to prove beyond any doubt in their cars are as clean as advertised. Its April two thousand eight in Vienna Austria Martine Martine venture corn strides down a carpeted walkway towards the podium. Today he's in the cavernous main hall at the Vienna Motor Symposium an annual event for the auto industry crowd how does applauding and vinegar corn soaking up. Benji corn sat patiently as competitors stood at the podium and boasted of the changes they bring to the auto industry but he he knows he has them beat. He's looking forward to seeing. The Jealous looks on their faces as he explains why his company and not there's will soon contra America venture corn horns steps up to the microphone and launches into it. He tells the audience that Volkswagen has a new diesel car. Not only a turbocharged it also meets the most stringent the air pollution standards corn previews hot new product in a room full of his competitors. The also speaks about Volkswagen's broader socially responsible goals to protect the environment to bring down air pollution. And when he finishes his speech he gets even more applause. Even if you cheers ventured corn can tell. They truly truly believe what he has just told him. And that's a very good thing because now as he steps down from the podium his damage control is complete venture corn knew that he had to deal Jio with some recent remarks from one of his employees in charge of engine development as venture corn remembers it. The employee was speaking attack event in San Francisco there. The man told the crowd around the California's air quality guidelines were too restrictive. We have to be realistic. He had said from our company from our industry. We will do. What's possible we can do quite a I bet and we will do a bit but impossible we cannot do when the employees returned to Bolsover VINCA? Corn gave him a stern lecture. He warned the man. Never Robert do that again. Never publicly undermined Volkswagen but here in Vienna as winterkorn returns to a seat he thinks back on his employees mistake and he mutters to himself self three words motto. He believes impossible doesn't exist do. It's two thousand thousand twelve involves Berg. Germany hines Yaacob moisture opens the window his spacious corner office at Volkswagen headquarters. He returns to his desk and allows himself a moment. Take in the summer air. NORSAR SPACE IS NEAT and organized. Just like him with his close cropped gray hair and thin rimmed glasses norsar reflects on how far he's communist in his time with Volkswagen Group. It's been several years since Martin. winterkorn vowed to launch the company to new heights on a wave of clean diesel engines. Volkswagen finally began selling ailing. The cars and so far sales have been very promising as the head of engine. Development looks like noise or has a bright and prosperous future ahead of him in his office he leans back in his chair. is nothing pressing at the moment. Maybe he'll even go home early twenty. Here's an urgent rapid as door. The door opens and two engineers enter. They have a number number of documents in their hands. They look worried. NORSAR doesn't hesitate. What's wrong he asks? They begin trying to explain. They found something something in the. US Motors yes sir. Stiffens U. S. motor is an in house term for Volkswagen's miraculous clean diesel engines. One of the engineers swiftly closes the door four and continues to describe as recent findings. Something isn't right with the diesel. Not Performing like they're supposed to. There's a huge difference between what Volkswagen says these engines do and what they actually do if anyone outside the company discovers the truth. Anyone sees what Volkswagen has hidden. There will be a lot of explaining to do when the engineers done. NORSAR takes several moments to think. There's only one opportunity to get this right to make the correct choice. Norsar is quite certain and then he knows what the correct choice is. I want you to leave now. He tells the engineers take all of this data with you. I don't want it in my office. One of the engineers as what they should do with the data calm and measured moisture orders them to destroy it in late. Two thousand thousand twelve four thousand miles from both Virg-. He's a client. Humid night in Morgantown West. Virginia Haymond component straightens his glasses and thoughtfully strokes his beard ear cranks up the volume on his ipod. The louder the music the more he stays awake couponer likes music. He moved to the Southern College town with it's all red brick buildings and his gently flowing river and all he could think about was take me home country roads by John Denver. That song was written. As an ODE to West Virginia. Campana used used to sing it in the bars back home those days. He never imagined that he'd one day actually live in West Virginia and he definitely didn't imagine himself awake at two. AM In this apartment. The complex working on a grant proposal rubs his eyes proposal must be in by nine. AM before class. Campana is a graduate student and engineer sneer. He moved to the states from Bangalore India. And soon he'll get his doctorate from West Virginia University. His fingers fly over his laptop keyboard he has to get every reword right what he puts on paper could be the difference between his research center. Getting thousands of dollars were nothing. Campana is very appreciative. What University Research Research Center does for the world? He wants to do his part to bring in the money. That will help it. Thrive and if he succeeds the benefit to his career and education will be enormous when he types the final period at the end of the final sentence. He immediately picks up the phone and makes a call Greg Thompson. The man at the other end answers on the first ring. If you were sleeping sleeping or bothered by the middle of the night call. He doesn't show Thompson an associate professor at. Wvu asked US coupon is done and if he is then they should go the key. Point the proposal right now. Coupon does a rapid recap a major nonprofit is looking for projects to fund. Capanna thinks. He's got one he's requesting two hundred thousand dollars to road test an assortment of European diesel cars and the emissions technologies the analysis would take place at Wvu Center for alternative fuels engines and commissions or caffeine. As it's called cafe is all about alternative fuels. Its in the name. After all and diesel certainly qualifies as an alternative to gasoline. It would would be a good idea to study. The latest diesel engines getting shipped over from Europe clean. DIESELS are new to American roads and road tests will be new for Kathy. The center doesn't have much experience carries road testing passenger cars. And that must change if Kathy is to have a comprehensive understanding of emissions technology Capanna is proud the Thompson whose mentor trust asked him with taking the lead in getting Kathy money. Capanna Finishes Reading Thompson says the proposal sounds good and give the okay to submit coupon hangs up and collapses at his desk. He's been writing for thirteen hour straight. You'll find out if his hard work paid off in about four weeks until then all he can do his clean in his apartment catch up on his sleep. Crosses fingers.

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"volkswagen" Discussed on American Scandal

American Scandal

03:42 min | 1 year ago

"volkswagen" Discussed on American Scandal

"Of fixate on the story. Everyone's talking about as of today. Volkswagen is infamous so as Martine Vinter corn. The company has just been accused of cheating air pollution tests for its vehicles of deceiving customers and governments. He still can't understand how it happened. He stops to admire a porsche. Nine ninety one venture corn always dreamed of making cars with cutting edge technology breathtaking designs like this Porsche. It's a truly really beautiful car and venture. Corn is grateful for the distraction but just an aide appears at his side and breaks intercourse reverie. His is reality and the unfriendly throng the carshow rush back at him. VINCA corn barks a question. What is it received an interview request? No sorry sir. Whoever it is tell them no no interest in granting an interview at this time they're American sir until the Americans know venture corn turns back towards support? He senses the aid still there rocking back and forth on his tiptoes winterkorn size that was a dismissal by the way. I'm sorry but it's not coming from me. I've been sent to inform you that the board is concern. Many here at the motor show had complained. Oh and you know what are their complaints. They'd hesitates. Tell me what exactly you've heard. People say that. If Volkswagen falls may very well take down the German economy and global trust in the auto industry so given recent developments. Some question if it was wise for us to even present at this year show Oh venture corn turns away he gazes at the dazzling coops luxury sedans. SUV's convertibles the cars. He helped bring into existence. The cars that helped cement Volkswagen as a dominant force in the market there his legacy now his legacies endangered the leans forward his voice. Slow inherited. Sir How'd you like to respond. It's in this moment. That Martine winterkorn has terrible realization. This is probably the last international motor show he will ever attend. He's nearly seventy years old in his life. He's managed to mostly avoid kind of mistakes that have felt lesser men and he's reached heights few could imagine but now it appears he's made his first serious error miscalculation it could very well cost him and false wagging everything. American scandal is sponsored by mail chimp. The strategy set. Everyone's on board. You've got your way forward and it's time to grow your business now. What well growth requires new customers and new customers dreamers requires new marketing and new marketing requires new ideas and new execution male chimps new all in one marketing platform is the best way to manage more more of your marketing activities from one place so you can mark it smarter and grow faster? You don't need separate email automation. CRM scheduling and list management tools male chimps. All in one marketing platform gives you everything you need to create publish manage and measure multichannel campaigns and then collect Organiz. Understand an act act on your audience data. Now you'll know who to talk to what to say when descent and the best channel to deliver the message. The complete marketing platform has everything. You need to start start marketing. Your Business Today and mail chimp will be there to help you as your business grows and needs new capabilities so if you want to grow your business and you're wondering now what mail chimp chip. That's what learn more at mail. CHIMP DOT com.

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"volkswagen" Discussed on TechStuff

TechStuff

11:59 min | 1 year ago

"volkswagen" Discussed on TechStuff

"The series you remember that. The original Volkswagen Beetle was an air cooled rear mounted engine so it was very different from that and motor trends. Would actually name it. The import car of the year in nineteen ninety nine despite its small size it really wasn't the most a sufficient vehicle on the road. It averaged twenty one miles per gallon. You would have thought that. Perhaps it would have been a little better about that. But no well the the new beetle needle along with an updated Passat and a new jetta model all helped revitalize Volkswagen Sales North America after that market had been largely forgotten out and about for more than a decade. Meanwhile on the corporate side of things Ph was leading some pretty serious efforts to really expand Volkswagen's assets one one of the big acquisitions at this time was Bentley Motors the company. They've gone through a couple of changes in ownership having been part of Rolls Royce for nearly forty thirty years before a company called Vickers. PLC purchase the Rolls Royce Motor Division in Nineteen seventy twenty eight years after that Ph and Volkswagen came calling with an offer to purchase the Bentley brand though Volkswagen would not acquire ownership of the Rolls Royce logo or name. They did get hold of the designs. They could use the car designs but they could not use the logo or name of Rolls Royce. That Bentley's in case you don't know are luxury cars like as luxuries luxury gets really craftspeople. Hand make many of the details on the vehicles like you'll get like hand-carved hand-carved dashboards for example so the manufacturing process is guided by a human touch. Nearly every step of the way it is slow and methodical thematical and these are extremely expensive luxury cars. They're also extremely British because of the acquisition was four hundred thirty million pounds. But we're not done Volkswagen's purchases in nineteen ninety eight yet. The company also acquired the rights to use the Bugatti brand name. Now bugatti has its own odd past and fact at this point. I think it must come as a prerequisite for car companies. It was founded in the early twentieth century by Tori Bugatti who built many successful race cars in the early nineteen hundreds but after his death in the nineteen forties the company kind of lost focus and by the nineteen fifties. It pretty much faded from memory wasn't really producing cars anymore in nineteen eighty seven. Romano are totally an entrepreneur for acquired the rights to the body brand and built new manufacturing facilities with the the intent of making Bugatti a prestige brand again. The new BUGATTI company produced several cars but a recession in the nineteen. Nineties took a big chunk of the company's assets and it was essentially a failed business. Ns By nineteen ninety-five so three years later in nineteen ninety eight. Volkswagen acquires the brand name. BUGATTI and starts up production with new model designs so today the Bugatti brand is associated with supercars. That come with incredible high end price tags. And I think it's mostly a testament to Asia's interest in fast cars like he clearly always had a fascination with building incredibly fast vehicles and Bugatti are the type of cars. Is that like. They're going fast even when they're sitting still and I'm still not done with their acquisitions in one thousand nine hundred eight one other big brand that Volkswagen acquired that year was Lamborghini. That was the Italian luxury sports car company. That's now part of Volkswagen. It was founded in the nineteen sixties Largely it was intended intend to be a competitor to Ferrari and developing high-performance race. Cars as I mentioned earlier is really expensive. I mean it nearly bankrupted Porsche. Well for Lamborghini they were having the same sort of issues. They were spending way more money than they were making. And then that paired with the oil crisis of the nineteen seventies meant that Very few orders for these high end sports cars were coming in led to a disastrous collapse of the Lamborghini company and the company went bankrupt in nineteen seventy eight A few years later brothers Patrick and jean-claude Memon revived Lamborghini and it became a brand new in the nineteen eighties. He's with with models. The coon dash which I remember as a kid I thought was the most amazing looking car I've ever seen but then they ended up selling Lamborghini. You need to the Chrysler Corporation in nineteen ninety. Four Chrysler would in turn sell Lamborghini off to a Malaysian company and it was from that company. The Volkswagen would acquire the rights to the Lamborghini beginning name and designs now. Technically Lamborghini falls under the Audi division at Volkswagen as mentioned before Allie gets to operate more or or less independently from Volkswagen but it belongs to Volkswagen group so Lamborghini is one of the brands under the Volkswagen Group. Name all right. Let's skip ahead to two thousand and two. Volkswagen announced two new lines of vehicles. That year there was the faten line that was a luxury car brand and there was the touring line which sure. SUV's now this was also the year that Ferdinand Ph would step out of the role of CEO for Volkswagen. He became the chairman of the board for Volkswagen Group Group for their supervisory and steering committees Ph would continue to have significant influence within the company his successor as CEO was was an engineer named burned. Peter Pischetsrieder and I'm sure butchered that last name so we're just going to call him burnt because the lead easier in two thousand three the final type one beetle. The original Volkswagen vehicle model that carried the company for decades rolled off the manufacturing facility in Puebla Mexico. And it was Actually given a number it was number it was car number. Twenty one million five hundred twenty nine thousand dozen four hundred sixty four. It was not sold off to some lucky motorist. Instead it was actually shipped back to Volkswagen's headquarters Invoice Berg Germany because as Indiana Jones would say it belongs in a museum. Burnt would only stay at CEO. Joe For just a few short years before he was essentially forced to resign and allegedly. The reason that he was forced to resign was because he was frequently. Lee Coming to disagreements with Ph who really wanted to keep control of this company Martin Winterkorn who had been the leader for the Audi Division would would then step in to take over the role as CEO. That would happen in January. Two thousand seven and winterkorn had been protege though that that would be put to the test in a big big way so I thought Oh yeah now. I've got my guy in the space even though the Ph had had handpicked burnt earlier so The fact that he kept getting burned by people that he picked might say more about management style. I guess in two thousand eight. Volkswagen announced plans to build an assembly plant in Chattanooga Tennessee a billion dollar assembly plant it would be finished by two thousand eleven and this. This was the goal of producing cars for the American market. You know within the market itself again to augment Volkswagen's production facilities and reduce the cost of Of getting cars to Americans that was also the year when we would see. A game of thrones like struggle. Really heat up so let me see if I can sort all of this out. This is also going to mean sticking with this particular story and skipping some other stuff in the timeline for now but I want to try and work my way through this whole Sordid Affair Fair all right so this is really the story of two companies Volkswagen Group and Porsche. Se which is a holding company. And it's also the story of two families the Porsche family and the related Ph family. Their cousins to each other and both of these trace their lineage to Ferdinand Porsche the founder founder of both Porsche the auto company and Volkswagen Auto Company. And it's also about a lot of complex corporate maneuvers that frankly I don't fully understand stand because tech is easy. Corporate structures are really hard. Okay so the Porsche. Families own a holding company called called Porsche. Se and I'll typically a holding companies purpose is to create a central point of control for multiple distinct businesses while simultaneously simultaneously isolating those businesses enough. So that if one should fail or falter it doesn't drag the others down with it so it's a way to limit liability in other words and each business under a holding company performs as its own distinct business though it ultimately is under the umbrella of the Parent Holding Company the Holding in company holds assets equity but doesn't get involved in the day to day operations of the business it holds so you can think of it as the business owners but not the business operators. At least that's how it usually goes so. Let's lay out the arrangement here so Anton cash and Ferdinand Porsche. I founded founded the company that would evolve into Porsche S. E. Way back in the nineteen thirties. And this is that holding company that overseas assets essentially this this company holds the assets of the Porsche and Ph families. It funnels of the shares. That all the different members of these families have have and represents their ownership of Porsche Different members of the family Oh own different numbers of shares so so like one percent and Porsche family might own twice as many shares as most of the other members of the families so just imagine a really big family of people who don't really get along all that well with one another and they all own some part of this holding company okay so Porsche. As E intern owns the family interest in another holding company called Porsche. Vision Holden Oh you Germans. -sition holding essentially means Intermediate Holding Company. which doesn't mean that tracks right like? It's a holding company that's owned by different holding company now to be fair. It's a little more complicated than even that. This is starting to turn into a Russian nesting dolls situation here but the Porsche Ph families own fifty point one percent of this intermediary holding company so you can think of Porsche. Se as the organization that holds the assets that in turn represent controlling interest and another holding company company. But it's this intermediary holding company that owns one hundred percent of Porsche Automobile Group. That's that's the actual car manufacturing company that's responsible for building and selling Porsche vehicles so porsche. Se which represents the family Porsche Interest in Porsche Vision Holding and that in turn owns Porsche. Automobile Group got it. 'cause I don't now Porsche. Had as in the the car company had a long history of being involved with Volkswagen's operations since the very beginning and and the holding company had a five percent stake in Volkswagen up until two thousand five so the Porsche Holding Company also owned some ownership in Volkswagen. A small amount five percent.

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05:27 min | 1 year ago

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"Campaign in the United States. That I still remember quite well. The company introduced a new word to planet earth. That new word was I knew GIN. This was technically a brand new word. Made made up of two existing German words the had fodder and meaning to drive and their new gun which means enjoyment so this was supposed to be about the enjoyment of driving. Driving enjoyment farthing newgen. This was not an existing German word rather one that was invented for the ad campaign however I will say that the German language frequently strings together multiple words to create a new word rather than just inventing a sensible short word to handle handle things. That's why you will occasionally run into German words. That are incredibly long. Because they've just strung together a bunch of pre existing words to describe something new now despite the ad campaign the general feeling in the US was that. Volkswagen was just focused on other markets. And Not in North America in Nineteen Nineteen ninety-two Dr Han retired as CEO and remember the worst year for North American sales would follow in nineteen ninety three partly because Dr Han on strategy hasn't really supported the North American market. The new head of the company would be a man named Ferdinand Pece. By the way I know I butchered Richard the pronunciation of in a previous episode when I talked about the this family but Vernon Ph had previously helmed the Audi division under Volkswagen Group and beyond that he traced his lineage back to the very founding of Volkswagen his grandfather was Ferdinand. Porsche shot himself his father. Was Anton Ph who married Ferdinand Porsche. 's daughter Louise Hedvig Anne. V Ville Hill. Meena Anna Porsche. Who what a name? So if you listen to my first episode in the series you know that Anton had been the director of Volkswagen during World War for two. That meant he was overseeing operations back. When Volkswagen was dependent upon forced labor and reportedly he ran off with a significant amount out of money from Volkswagen while fleeing allied forces in nineteen forty five he would get arrested by French authorities along with Ferdinand Porsche? And it's been a couple of years in jail before finally being released Fernan Ph had previously worked at Porsche mainly efforts to build high performance racing cars ars with the primary goal of building a vehicle. That could win the Lemoyne's endurance race at this type of races. Different from those. That are all about the first vehicle to cross a finish line after a give number of laps or distance instead the winning vehicle at Lamont's is the one that has covered the most distance in in a twenty four hour period. So whichever car has gone the furthest within twenty four hours across a predetermined route Porsche Uh had been entering versions of its Porsche. Nine seventeen for twenty five years before a porsche driver took home. The top prize Ferdinand and had to change his goal of engineering a winning race car at great expense. In fact it was such an expensive endeavor that it nearly bankrupted Porsche. Yeah in one thousand. Nine hundred. Ninety two Ferdinand Ph would transition from Porsche to go work at Audi now this wasn't necessarily by choice. ESPN obsession with creating faster racing. Cars at almost brought down the company and ownership of the company fell to two families the Porsche show family and the family and both of those families trace their history back to the founder Ferdinand Porsche. Both of them owned about fifty percent of the company Porsche and the two sides were beginning to fight with each other and I swear going through the stories makes it seem like. It's a season of game. Of thrones thrones will learn more about that later in this episode so in order to prevent this rivalry from tearing the company to pieces. The two families agreed that no one from either side should be involved in the day to day operations of Porsche. So that's why Ph would leave Porsche. The car company Porsche Not The holding company for Allie Ferdinand Geisha would transform Audi from that brand that was being viewed as a bit old fashioned in catering to the elderly into into more of a luxury sedan brand and so it brought algae into competition against vehicle makers like BMW or Mercedes but had grander designs. He wanted to head up Volkswagen itself. I'll have more to say about him in just a second but first there are tons of VPN providers out there you probably heard of a couple of them and some of you may have even used a VPN before. But I like to do research on my sponsors and I only recommend brands to my listeners that I believe in that I use myself and I can say with full confidence that express. BBN Is the best on the market. And here's why express. 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11:59 min | 1 year ago

"volkswagen" Discussed on TechStuff

"All right before the break I was teasing about that third party and and the third party that I have hinted at was the Italian automobile design company cut routes Area Ghia. And I know I've butchered Richard Pronunciation as I do all languages but this was a company that was established by Giacinto Ghia at the Early Twentieth Century and the company didn't produce use cars. They weren't a car manufacturer. They designed cars. They might build a limited number of cars but it was in a very painstaking taking Almost handmade kind of approach so guilloux would work with a lot of other automotive companies designing their car bodies or sometimes just specific elements on a car so for example in the nineteen thirties. Ghia worked on the body for Fiat. 508 S Spider Sports car during World War. Two corrupt Arabs area facilities were all but destroyed dea. Send Aghia wanted to rebuild. But before he could oversee those efforts he took ill and then when he passed away in nineteen forty four his company however would live on after his death. His widow gave the company over to felice. Mario Arianna and Georgia Albert. So Blah. No in turn would later bring in a businessman named Luigi Segue who pushed pushed the company to make more international contracts. There's ultimately led to Sarah Gray effectively taking over Ghia so we now get to the weird part of this story Ville Him. Carmen thought the chassis of the Volkswagen type. One would serve as the basis for a much more sporty sporty body than the Volkswagen Beetle. And he thought that that would be a valuable thing to pursue however nordhoff over at Volkswagen wasn't particularly interested so he turned elsewhere. See Carmen had run into Luigi segue several times at various automotive industry events in Europe so he he met up with Segue to talk about the possibility of developing a sports car. On top of a Volkswagen type. One Chassis. There was no real hope of getting Volkswagen. Volkswagen on board from the get-go off again the head of Volkswagen. He was more focused on producing cars for the average European. Didn't really see the the business is case for more sporty vehicles segue agreed to have cataracts Zaria Ghia design a prototype after getting hold of a type one Volkswagen. They literally bought a Volkswagen Beetle and they drove it over to gears headquarters in Turin and then they stripped bare. All the way down to the chassis in order or to build a brand new body on top of it now this was to become the prototype for the Karmann Ghia and there's controversy surrounding who actually actually designed the look of the thing. If you've never seen one you should look up. Kharman Ghia on the Internet. And it's as I said K. A. R. M. A. N. in and Kia as G. H. A.. Look it up. Because it's a sporty little car. I think it's adorable really cute and there were some who said that Mario Table on Oh was clearly the designer with the most input in the design process other people dispute that they said no it was this other designer. Who did all that work and some people say you know what they actually pretty much lifted the design from an entirely different car manufacturer? And there's a lot of back and forth online in various Ed car forums about this so I just don't know the real truth here. There's way too much conflicting information out there and I don't know who's is right and who's wrong so rather than report on all of that. We'll just say there's some controversy anyway so about a year after Luigi segue had I met with Carmen about this project he presented Carmen with the prototype and Carmen loved it and he immediately said that he wanted his company to produce the bodies for this type of car using gears design but there are still one little piece of the puzzle that was missing which was the fact that they need to to get the chassis from Volkswagen. So Carmen goes to Nord often pitches this idea and according to Carmen. I don't know if this is actually true. But that's according to his own records of it nor laughs first reaction upon seeing the Karmann Ghia prototype was to say that it was really pretty but way too expensive pensive and Carmen then said I haven't even mentioned a price yet. How can you say it's too expensive if you haven't heard what I think it'll cost so again? I have no clue if that particular part of the story is actually true or not. But what is indisputable is that the various parties were able to come to an agreement agreement and thus the Volkswagen Karmann Ghia was born like the type one it had a rear mounted air cooled engine but it definitely looked more sleek than the beetle over the lifetime of its production which spanned from nineteen fifty five to nineteen seventy four it would come with four different engine capacities so at the low end you had twelve hundred. Cc You know. Twelve hundred cubic centimeters are one point two leaders and you got all the way up to sixteen hundred. CC or one point six liters now now. I'm not really a car guy but I do have to say there's a lot about the Karmann Ghia that I find particularly appealing. It's just like I said shoot plus the fact that it relied on the same chassis and style of engine as the Volkswagen Beetle meant that it was relatively easy to maintain and to work on which is becoming pretty darn rare these days as with modern vehicles. Because they're incorporating more and more computer technology and proprietary bolts and stuff like that. It's harder for you to be able to work on a car that you get it for yourself. So this hearkens back to an age where people could actually do their own maintenance on their vehicles if they had the know how and the desire to do so. Oh and one other thing think of the name Kharman Ghia would also be used by Mel Brooks as the name for a supporting character in his film the producers though in that case the character's name was spelled as is Carmen C. A. R. M. E. N. However I love that movie so I had to give that shoutout so by the mid nineteen fifty lefties? Volkswagen had its workhorse type one. That was doing well throughout Europe and was starting to pick up sales in the United States. It was starting to get popular the type to past one million cars produced by nineteen fifty five so it very quickly became a pretty popular workhorse itself. And the Karmann Ghia switch things. Up by adding sporty sporty option Volkswagen's motto around this time was it is a member of my family law like that a lot more than the motto. I remember her with Volkswagen. But that will have to say for the next episode. Anyway the company appeared to be fulfilling the initial promise of being the People's car in nineteen sixty you want. Volkswagen began producing a two wheel drive convertible called the type one eighty one but that's what was called internally and it was meant as Aviaco for the army of West Germany and it looked like a descendant of the old Kubo Vegan that Volkswagen had been producing in World War Two under the surface of of this angular and flat metal sheets that made up the body. The type one eighty one was really similar to the type one and type. Two Mechanical Systems. So very similar alert chassis very similar. Engine it sported removable and interchangeable doors. So you can take the doors off the side of the thing if you wanted Kinda like jeep And you didn't have to worry about which Wadsworth Front doors of the back doors. Because they were all interchangeable the windshield itself could also be folded down. So you could drive this thing with no windshield up if you wanted. And he didn't mind the taste the bugs they would all go on the market for consumers as well as the military and here in the United States we called it. The Volkswagen thing the the thing they should look that up on Google images. If you haven't seen this before because it's pretty funky looking to the company stopped producing them in nineteen eighty three. So there hasn't been a new Volkswagen thing for a few decades They're still collectors. Who set buy and sell the things They go for around sixteen thousand winded twenty five thousand dollars from what I've seen. That was pretty expensive for a car. That's that old and is not like a sports car or luxury car. Anything like that. It's more of a curiosity. Also in nineteen sixty one Volkswagen debut. It's type three vehicle now remember type. One were Beatles type too where the Volkswagen buses. So what the heck was his type three. Well it's a compact car that while larger than the beetle still wasn't very big. It was still a pretty compact vehicle. It was meant to provide more for space in the car for passengers and luggage. While maintaining many of the common features of the previous types that meant the engines in the cars were still air cooled. Old they're still rear mounted but they were a little bit. Bigger had a larger engine volume than the Beatles typically did and they were in a slightly different configuration ration- you see they were in what some people call a pancake engine style and that was because it was meant to take less vertical space to it was a a a flat sort of engine that could fit underneath the trunk. Space of the back of the car seat is actually meant that the designers could create trunk space both within the front and the back of the type three vehicles. You can open up the front and that was storage space and you could open up the back and there was more storage space underneath which was a hinged changed panel and if you lift up the hinged panel you would actually be looking at the engine so it had a lot more storage space than your typical Volkswagen's did at the time There were three main body styles. The made up the type three chassis There was the fastback the square back and the notchback now in the United States only the square back in fastback versions were imported officially and they became popular cars among certain subcultures particularly the surfing community. They became really popular with surfers today. They are sought after by collectors because they haven't been made in decades they. Volkswagen stopped making type. Three cars in nineteen seventy-three so a lot of them just aren't in working order anymore so to find one that still works. It's in good. Condition is considered a rarity and collectors eagerly pay lots of money to get hold of these cars in the mid nineteen sixties. Volkswagen leader Nordhoff led the company to acquire Audi which was previously owned by Daimler Benz. Audi has its own rather complicated story. It was founded in the early twentieth century by a guy named Auguste Hawke Cork who founded a couple of different automobile companies. Audi was the one that really succeeded. It produced its first car in nineteen in ten and over the following two decades it would merge with other automotive companies seriously tracing the history of some of these companies is maddening because of the various mergers aquisitions and changes in ownership and complicating matters. Is that like Volkswagen. Audi produced vehicles for the axis powers during world war two but unlike Volkswagen when Germany got split into two countries into East and West Germany. Audi's headquarters happened to be an East Germany which fell under the control of the Soviet Union. So that meant that Audi as a company essentially dissolved at that point but the executives were were determined to bring it back to launch it again in a less hostile environment. They established a new center of operations in Bavaria. In West Germany at a manufacturing facility facility that had previously made spare parts for the company. Now it was going to be the center of.

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12:09 min | 1 year ago

"volkswagen" Discussed on TechStuff

"In Volkswagen. The company made type one models with different engine capacities the earliest earliest being the modest eleven hundred. CC or one point one liter engine that worked fine for the early days of motoring postwar Germany. But it didn't quite match the expectations expectations for people living in other markets so the manufacturing facility began making type. One vehicles was slightly beefier engines while operations were picking up financial limitations limitations. Meant that the company wasn't able to focus too much on expanding beyond the type one car enter Ben. Pawn Pawn was a car dealer in the Netherlands who imported volkswagens to sell them. In his home country he had taken over his father's business which originally was all about selling sewing machines but had had gradually over time added things like bicycles motorized bikes and motorcycles and then cars to its list of products after World War Two. He visited did the Volkswagen plant and he was impressed by the type one vehicle he and the company came to an agreement. That would make Ben Pawns dealership. The first I outside of Germany to offer the type one the VW beetle and while at the facility Pun saw a curious vehicle now it was built. Built on top of a type one chassis but it definitely didn't look like a VW beetle. So imagine a pickup truck. Now imagine that the bed of the truck isn't behind the cab where the driver sets but is instead in front of the cab now remember the type one was a rear rear engine. Rear wheel drive vehicle so in this design you would have the engine mounted on. The back of the chassis above the engine compartment would be a cab where the driver would sit so. The engine is essentially under the driver's seating area. The area in front of the cab was a flat platform. Form upon which workers could put parts transport them to other areas within the manufacturing facility so it's kind of like a forklift only without the lift part because the platform on the chassis didn't move it was called a plot in Wagner Pun. saw this and thought. Hey you know. Postwar Europe is really going to need some commercial vehicles for businesses of various sizes. So that everything can get up and running again and the chassis for this little car can be used for lots of different different types of builds so pun then starts to sketch out an idea of his design called for a small van. Built on top of the type one chassis. The driver and passenger of the van would sit up front in a cab that was at the extreme front end of the vehicle. This was made possible because again the engine then for the vehicle would be in the back so think of things like your typical school bus. Where that has that flat front? Those style school buses that's what this one would-be like to in a way the body they sketched out was essentially a box. And the idea was that such a vehicle would be able to carry a good deal of materials or passengers singers and serve as a light commercial vehicle in Europe pawn also said he would want such a vehicle to way around seven hundred fifty kilograms when empty. That's about one thousand six hundred fifty pounds and that it should be able to carry a essentially an equal amount of weight. Opponent wasn't in the manufacturing business himself itself. He was a car dealer not car maker so he handed over his design to his contacts at Volkswagen north and his technical director Alfred Hefner looked over pawns design and they liked it. They particularly liked that it would make use of a chassis that the plant was already producing so in their mind. They said well. Well there'd be no need to develop test and build a new chassis. So that cuts down on the development cost of getting into producing this vehicle so with these bonuses in mind they decided to pursue this new vehicle model. It took a little time to schedule a prototype because they were still in full production mode for the type type one and they then finally got things going. It only took three months from the point where they started the process to when they could roll off a prototype But along the way they also learn some valuable lessons now as it turned out the weight of this new vehicle and the weight that it would ultimately hold old would require Volkswagen. Go back in. tweak the chassis after all because it just wasn't going to be strong enough to carry three thousand or more pounds of weight if you're talking about a fully loaded Vehicle so they went back and built a ladder chassis. That's called a ladder chassis because it kind of looks like like a ladder so you know how a ladder has two long rails that are connected by rungs. A ladder chassis store. The same way as the chassis or the base of of a vehicle and it has those sort of horizontal rungs running across to provide more strength and more stability. So it gives the chassis a stronger frame despite this unexpected cost the project did continue and Volkswagen engineers had another challenge. How to make a Volkswagen engine power power of equal? That could at Max weight top out at around three thousand pounds or fifteen hundred kilograms So to do that. They looked at one of the vehicles that the factory had made during World War Two. That'd be the Kubo Vegan. Now if you listen to my last episode you know that this was the lightweight two wheeled general purpose military vehicles or the German equivalent to the United States jeep and Volkswagen had produced these during the war the vehicle the Coogan that is had a reduction gear system to manage torque and so the VW engineers took that design and then adapted it for this new to commercial vehicle now beyond these mechanical challenges. Volkswagen face some other hurdles one was that when they tested this design in wind tunnels. Does this. boxy shaped bus wasn't shaping up to be particularly useful. The wind resistance was considerable meaning that the engine was going to have to work even been harder to move the vehicle and thus you would waste fuel. Designers began to make some changes to the structure including a split windshield design. That was divided down the front front eventually. All the pieces fell into place and on November Twelfth Nineteen forty-nine the first of the Volkswagen type two models rolled hold off the production line by the way. You should consider that date to have an asterisk by it because this is one of those cases where I found multiple sources all with different dates listed for that I type too so depending on some that figure could be off by as much as a year but that was the one that I found that seemed to be the most reliable resource so again Nineteen forty nine ish now the type two. It has many names in the United States. You would typically hear it described as the VW bus and other places it was called the Kombi which is short for a combination vehicle nickel more on that in the second or the split he because ad that split windshield or in Germany it was called the VW. Bully among many other names at Volkswagen. The Cumby K. O. M. B. I.. Version referred to a type of Volkswagen bus. That had either either side windows and removable seats. Which meant that you could actually put passengers in there and should be fairly comfortable or you can get a second version in called the commercial? That had no windows on the side. It was meant to be a cargo van so it wasn't meant to carry people in the back. If you were in the back of one of those it'd be very dark I'm probably a little scary and then It would emerge in the early nineteen fifties but here in the United States it would really take off about a decade later her it would become a symbol of the counterculture movement and many people would associated with hippies. Now the funny thing to me is that the the whole reason for the tight to to exist in the first place was that Ben Pon wanted a low cost efficient vehicle to help European businesses. Get up and running. After the war. He wanted something that was easy to work. On easy to maintain it was meant to be affordable utilitarian in other words not fancy not not necessarily sought after but useful years later after. Volkswagen ended production on the type to some of those early models when ended up bringing bringing huge auction prices among avid collectors. An Avid Volkswagen fans. Some of them sold for several hundred thousand dollars. lers quite the opposite of Ben Pons initial vision. The type two was an instant success in Europe so much so that the demand actually required Volkswagen to to invest in a new manufacturing facility so it can meet its production goals for both the type one the beetle and the type to the bus. The company selected the site in Hanover to build a new manufacturing facility and that plant became the main center of operations focused on building Volkswagen vehicles for the commercial sector. Now I can't really get into every single vehicle. Volkswagen had produced over the course of its entire history They're a lot of them. That only appeared in specific markets and were virtually unknown elsewhere in the world so I would be spending all my time trying to explain. Why a certain car would appear in in certain places the world but wasn't found anywhere else but this one story that I wanNA convey next is really interesting particularly to me and it shows how different companies were willing to come together and collaborate when there was opportunity to tap into an emerging market? Okay so by the mid nineteen fifties. Yes Europe was transitioning from recovery and into a more booming economy. You know immediately after World War Two it was all about. How can we get back to where we were? Then it was. We're actually prospering for the automotive industry. This man that there was a chance to make a more upscale vehicle vehicle something with a bit more luxury than a workhorse type one beetle or a type two microbus and there were three different companies. That would come together to do this with For the Volkswagen picture one of the being Volkswagen the other two I'll get into In fact one of them was company. A German company called Karman spelled K. A. R. M. A. N. N. it was founded by dude named Vilma Carmen and this company traced its history all the way back to nineteen one. Although that company was built on top of an even older coach building business. That was run by a guy named Christianne clogging bill helm oversaw. The the coach building business transition over to an automotive industry right away mainly has company would build car bodies so he would use car chassis sees that were made by other manufacturers. He wasn't building that part. He would bring the chassis and then design and build car bodies on top of it says business had gone on into hibernation during World War Two and he essentially was not doing any of that business while the war was going on but afterward he got back back into production and then Volkswagen placed an order for convertible tops for the type one beetle for variation known as the Cabriolet so carmen Germany and Volkswagen had previously established working relationship. But that was just one of the other two companies that worked with Volkswagen on this new concept and when we come back I'll talk about the other one but first let's take a quick break today. Hey I want to talk to you about Caserta by Lutron..

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02:53 min | 1 year ago

"volkswagen" Discussed on TechStuff

"Hey there and welcome. I'm to tech stuff. I'm your host. John Strickland I'm an executive producer with iheartradio in love all things tech and in our last episode. We talked about the founding of Volkswagen. How Designer Engineer and Entrepreneur Ferdinand Porsche and his son also Ferdinand Porsche? But known as Fihri responded to a call from Adolf Hitler to design a people's car and that led to establishing Volkswagen as a company Buzney we also talked about how the manufacturing facility would switch gears so to speak to go into wartime production for the German military during world. Were to how that made the new Volkswagen facility a target during allied bombing runs and how a British officer named hearst campaign to return the manufacturing plant back to its originally intended purpose producing civilian automobiles. And then we talked a lot about the Volkswagen beetle. But there's more to cover than just the Oh love bug. So what else did Volkswagen. The company do over the years. Well for the first few years after World War Two the company bunny focused exclusively on building the type one. That's the car that was known in the US as the aforementioned beetle or the Volkswagen bug the first priority for the company was producing cars to be used by British officials who were largely in charge of running Germany. After Germany's surrender after World War Two in in nineteen forty eight after successfully restoring the manufacturing facility to working order. The British government tried to find someone else to take over the facility. They offered it up to companies companies and agencies and France Australia Britain and the United States. But no one was eager to take them up on it a year later the British military military found the person to take over the operations. A man named Heinrich Nordhoff Nordhoff was born in Germany and worked for a company called Opal O.. P. The L. A. Property of US Automotive Company General Motors during World War. Two he oversaw. The production of trucks of that facility also reportedly hordley relied at least in part on forced labour just as Volkswagen had during World War. Two after the war the British military relied on Heinrich's henricks expertise and eventually made him the managing director of the Volkswagen facility mainly due to the urging of major hearst the British official missile who had taken it over north was able to ramp up production beyond the relatively modest levels at the British military had managed he optimized used processes. He made the whole operation more efficient and he doubled the manufacturing output in short order. And technically it was around this time that the company would officially really adopt Volkswagen as its name.

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10:53 min | 1 year ago

"volkswagen" Discussed on TechStuff

"The engine in a Volkswagen Beetle. The the Volkswagen type one is type called a flat. Four air cooled engine. So what the heck does that mean. Well let's start with the flat for for now. That essentially refers to the arrangement of the cylinders for the internal combustion engine. The cylinders are where a mixture of fuel an air get compressed before a spark plug ignites that mixture net creates the explosion. That forces the Piston That's that's compressing passing this gas back out to the far end of it stroke. This motion in turn provides the force that turns a crankshaft nine covered the basics of car engines. Before so I'm not GONNA go into much further detail here. The cylinders are where explosive force gets harnessed into doing useful work of making a vehicle. Go in typical engine like an inline engine. The cylinders are arranged. If you're looking at the engine as it was mounted in the car everything is vertical. The cylinders are up and down the Pistons move up and down. According to your frame of reference so again that's called an inline or straight internal combustion engine region with the four or however many cylinders in line with one another but the Volkswagen beetles engine is a flat four now that means the cylinders cylinders are in a horizontal position. You have to on either side of the center of the engine so you have two cylinders that are essentially pointing to the left left and two that are pointing to the right and the Pistons in the cylinders opposite each other move in sync at least with the volkswagens in June so the Piston in the cylinders closest to the front of the engine. Like if you were looking at the engine from the front the two cylinders on the cylinder on the left and right that are closest to you those Pistons would be moving in an out in sync with one another so not alternating. We'd be doing it together. They'd both be coming in and both be moving out at the same. Mm Time through each cycle the two cylinders behind that the ones that are toward the back of the engine from your frame of reference would also also be moving in sync with each other Now the front cylinders in the back cylinders would alternate so the left and right would be going in and while the left and right in the back would be going out That's the way they would alternate from your perspective but otherwise you you. I hope you can kind of visualize what I'm saying. And the whole point of this. Is that the motion of the cylinders or the motion of the Pistons really are what transfer energy to the crankshaft shaft and power the drive train now as for the air cooled part of this air cooled four flat engine well cooling and engine is really important because because as you might imagine if you have a machine that relies upon harnessing explosions. That machine can get pretty hot and as things heat up they can expand or even fail outright so stuff gets hot beyond whatever the operational tolerances. And then you've got a mechanical failure. We're just waiting to happen. So you have to have some way to pull that heat away from the engine and to keep the engine at operational levels there couple of different ways to do this. An air-cooled is probably the most basic method of doing it. Typically the engine casing has some fins that emerge from it these fins. Vince create a lot of surface area. So he moves from the engine out toward the fins and then air passes over those fins as the air passes over for it starts to take away some of that. Heat along the heat to dissipate most of your heat is actually lost through exhaust not through the fence but the Finns do provide died Additional means to dissipate heat from the engine. Now this works pretty well for smaller engines And it can even work in larger engines. If those use our vehicles that are being upgraded in cold climates. So let's say that you had a really big snowplow. Well you might have an engine. That's air cooled because presumably. You're you're only operating the snowplow when it's cold when it snowed. Lots of motorcycles used this type of engine cooling method though more and more are moving more tord liquid cooling mechanisms as opposed to air cooling any way the engine for the type one Volkswagen's the original version was is an eleven hundred. CC engine now see stands for cubic centimeter and it describes the volume or capacity of an engine. It's also sometimes called engine displacement because it's specifically referring to the volume of space that the Pistons within the cylinders are displacing and you measure it by going from the top Dead Center as the furthest out a piston gets from the interior of its cylinder to the bottom dead center. The full extent of the Piston extending down into the cylinder. And that tells you the volume volume of your engine and you also have to do that with All the cylinders like you have to you have to add up all the cylinders together to get the full volume so that would mean that. The Volkswagen type one that with the original engine would have cylinders that each had a displacement of two hundred seventy five cubic centimeters because at four cylinders and four times to seventy five is eleven hundred now we in the United States often referred to engine displacement in leaders. There's as opposed to cubic centimeters. So how does that translate. Well roughly you can say that a one thousand. CC engine is one leader so in this case you could say an eleven eleven hundred CC. Engine would be equivalent to a one point. One liter engine engine capacity plays a role in an engines outputs such as torque power and mileage generally speaking the power output an engine is directly proportional to its engine capacity or volume but the bigger the volume. The more fuel the engine will burn through in a given amount of time so mileage tends to suffer as engine volume increases. It's a bit of a balance balance and there are different. Technologies that help mitigate that in different ways but again that's another episode so the Volkswagen beetles engine. The original version wasn't much of a powerhouse. But the card self was small and Didn't need a whole lot of power to to have putt around the original version. was they twenty five horsepower. Engine and horsepower is a measurement of the rate at which work is done It compares the amount of work and engine is capable of doing going against the amount of work atypical draft horse could do of to do a full episode to explain stuff like horsepower at some point too. I suppose but the engine's output could push the original channel beetle up to a top speed of around one hundred kilometers per hour which was one of Hitler's goals and that's about sixty two miles per hour. It'd take about half a minute to accelerate from a full stop to top speed so it wasn't exactly a speed demon now as I've mentioned earlier. The Beatles engine mounting was in the rear of the vehicle. Not The front where you would find it. In most cars. The beetle was a rear wheel wheel drive vehicles wells. That means the the back. Two wheels were the ones getting power. They're actually gang rotational force. The engine provided the force needed to turn those back wheels of the car and the the front car where the engine would be in. Most vehicles was used to store luggage. That was what would normally be the trunk or boot of a standard car There was also a small area for luggage and other stuff behind the back seat in the in the car. Not a whole lot space but a little bit. The original Beato was also so called these split screen beetle because the rear windshield of these original Beatles that rolled off the assembly line Beckon Nineteen forty-six. Were actually two panels that were split by the windshield frame itself. So you had a little strip of metal right down the middle of the windshield holding these two frames in place after Nineteen fifty-three the company ditched the split back windshield design And the cars from nineteen fifty three to nineteen fifty-six had an oval L. shopped windshield and then the ones after nineteen fifty-six went to a larger rectangular windshield for the back that became the standard from that point moving forward. There were several variations of the Volkswagen. Type one one of them didn't see much widespread use but it was a necessity during during wartime and that was a wood burning Volkswagen. It's a type of producer gas car. This type of car would use would and would would heat the would up to very high temperatures like around fourteen hundred degrees Celsius or two thousand five hundred fifty degrees Fahrenheit and at that temperature the would a decomposes into a combustible gas that combustible gas would be fed into the cars cylinders much like a conventional petrol type type of of fuel would be and it would then ignite and create the explosions. And so you would still have an internal combustion engine but instead of running on gasoline or petrol you're using gasify would ours with these. Engines had large gasification units attached them typically to the back of the vehicle Michael sometimes even trailing behind in its own little trailer and there's usually a pipe that was running from the gasification unit over the length of the vehicle feeding into the car's engine They look a little odd to say the least After the war when gasoline became available salable these things pretty much vanished in the case of the Volkswagen Beetle. They didn't have to have a pipe. Run the entire length of the car because again the engine and was in the back so mounting a gasification chamber on the back of the vehicle just meant that you could supply the gas directly to the engine without having to run a pipe through the length of the vehicle more conventional variations on the beetle included the beetle cabriolet which was a convertible vertebral beetle had a soft top And numerous other tweaks to the design. It wasn't just that it had a soft top. As opposed to the HARDTOP Beatles. There were other differences as well but before introducing the beetle to the American market. Volkswagen began to install heftier engines that provided a bit more oath so Beatles would come an engine sizes.

Volkswagen Pistons Beetle Beatles United States producer Vince top Dead Center Hitler Michael
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10:53 min | 1 year ago

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"The engine in a Volkswagen Beetle. The the Volkswagen type one is type called a flat. Four air cooled engine. So what the heck does that mean. Well let's start with the flat for for now. That essentially refers to the arrangement of the cylinders for the internal combustion engine. The cylinders are where a mixture of fuel an air get compressed before a spark plug ignites that mixture net creates the explosion. That forces the Piston That's that's compressing passing this gas back out to the far end of it stroke. This motion in turn provides the force that turns a crankshaft nine covered the basics of car engines. Before so I'm not GONNA go into much further detail here. The cylinders are where explosive force gets harnessed into doing useful work of making a vehicle. Go in typical engine like an inline engine. The cylinders are arranged. If you're looking at the engine as it was mounted in the car everything is vertical. The cylinders are up and down the Pistons move up and down. According to your frame of reference so again that's called an inline or straight internal combustion engine region with the four or however many cylinders in line with one another but the Volkswagen beetles engine is a flat four now that means the cylinders cylinders are in a horizontal position. You have to on either side of the center of the engine so you have two cylinders that are essentially pointing to the left left and two that are pointing to the right and the Pistons in the cylinders opposite each other move in sync at least with the volkswagens in June so the Piston in the cylinders closest to the front of the engine. Like if you were looking at the engine from the front the two cylinders on the cylinder on the left and right that are closest to you those Pistons would be moving in an out in sync with one another so not alternating. We'd be doing it together. They'd both be coming in and both be moving out at the same. Mm Time through each cycle the two cylinders behind that the ones that are toward the back of the engine from your frame of reference would also also be moving in sync with each other Now the front cylinders in the back cylinders would alternate so the left and right would be going in and while the left and right in the back would be going out That's the way they would alternate from your perspective but otherwise you you. I hope you can kind of visualize what I'm saying. And the whole point of this. Is that the motion of the cylinders or the motion of the Pistons really are what transfer energy to the crankshaft shaft and power the drive train now as for the air cooled part of this air cooled four flat engine well cooling and engine is really important because because as you might imagine if you have a machine that relies upon harnessing explosions. That machine can get pretty hot and as things heat up they can expand or even fail outright so stuff gets hot beyond whatever the operational tolerances. And then you've got a mechanical failure. We're just waiting to happen. So you have to have some way to pull that heat away from the engine and to keep the engine at operational levels there couple of different ways to do this. An air-cooled is probably the most basic method of doing it. Typically the engine casing has some fins that emerge from it these fins. Vince create a lot of surface area. So he moves from the engine out toward the fins and then air passes over those fins as the air passes over for it starts to take away some of that. Heat along the heat to dissipate most of your heat is actually lost through exhaust not through the fence but the Finns do provide died Additional means to dissipate heat from the engine. Now this works pretty well for smaller engines And it can even work in larger engines. If those use our vehicles that are being upgraded in cold climates. So let's say that you had a really big snowplow. Well you might have an engine. That's air cooled because presumably. You're you're only operating the snowplow when it's cold when it snowed. Lots of motorcycles used this type of engine cooling method though more and more are moving more tord liquid cooling mechanisms as opposed to air cooling any way the engine for the type one Volkswagen's the original version was is an eleven hundred. CC engine now see stands for cubic centimeter and it describes the volume or capacity of an engine. It's also sometimes called engine displacement because it's specifically referring to the volume of space that the Pistons within the cylinders are displacing and you measure it by going from the top Dead Center as the furthest out a piston gets from the interior of its cylinder to the bottom dead center. The full extent of the Piston extending down into the cylinder. And that tells you the volume volume of your engine and you also have to do that with All the cylinders like you have to you have to add up all the cylinders together to get the full volume so that would mean that. The Volkswagen type one that with the original engine would have cylinders that each had a displacement of two hundred seventy five cubic centimeters because at four cylinders and four times to seventy five is eleven hundred now we in the United States often referred to engine displacement in leaders. There's as opposed to cubic centimeters. So how does that translate. Well roughly you can say that a one thousand. CC engine is one leader so in this case you could say an eleven eleven hundred CC. Engine would be equivalent to a one point. One liter engine engine capacity plays a role in an engines outputs such as torque power and mileage generally speaking the power output an engine is directly proportional to its engine capacity or volume but the bigger the volume. The more fuel the engine will burn through in a given amount of time so mileage tends to suffer as engine volume increases. It's a bit of a balance balance and there are different. Technologies that help mitigate that in different ways but again that's another episode so the Volkswagen beetles engine. The original version wasn't much of a powerhouse. But the card self was small and Didn't need a whole lot of power to to have putt around the original version. was they twenty five horsepower. Engine and horsepower is a measurement of the rate at which work is done It compares the amount of work and engine is capable of doing going against the amount of work atypical draft horse could do of to do a full episode to explain stuff like horsepower at some point too. I suppose but the engine's output could push the original channel beetle up to a top speed of around one hundred kilometers per hour which was one of Hitler's goals and that's about sixty two miles per hour. It'd take about half a minute to accelerate from a full stop to top speed so it wasn't exactly a speed demon now as I've mentioned earlier. The Beatles engine mounting was in the rear of the vehicle. Not The front where you would find it. In most cars. The beetle was a rear wheel wheel drive vehicles wells. That means the the back. Two wheels were the ones getting power. They're actually gang rotational force. The engine provided the force needed to turn those back wheels of the car and the the front car where the engine would be in. Most vehicles was used to store luggage. That was what would normally be the trunk or boot of a standard car There was also a small area for luggage and other stuff behind the back seat in the in the car. Not a whole lot space but a little bit. The original Beato was also so called these split screen beetle because the rear windshield of these original Beatles that rolled off the assembly line Beckon Nineteen forty-six. Were actually two panels that were split by the windshield frame itself. So you had a little strip of metal right down the middle of the windshield holding these two frames in place after Nineteen fifty-three the company ditched the split back windshield design And the cars from nineteen fifty three to nineteen fifty-six had an oval L. shopped windshield and then the ones after nineteen fifty-six went to a larger rectangular windshield for the back that became the standard from that point moving forward. There were several variations of the Volkswagen. Type one one of them didn't see much widespread use but it was a necessity during during wartime and that was a wood burning Volkswagen. It's a type of producer gas car. This type of car would use would and would would heat the would up to very high temperatures like around fourteen hundred degrees Celsius or two thousand five hundred fifty degrees Fahrenheit and at that temperature the would a decomposes into a combustible gas that combustible gas would be fed into the cars cylinders much like a conventional petrol type type of of fuel would be and it would then ignite and create the explosions. And so you would still have an internal combustion engine but instead of running on gasoline or petrol you're using gasify would ours with these. Engines had large gasification units attached them typically to the back of the vehicle Michael sometimes even trailing behind in its own little trailer and there's usually a pipe that was running from the gasification unit over the length of the vehicle feeding into the car's engine They look a little odd to say the least After the war when gasoline became available salable these things pretty much vanished in the case of the Volkswagen Beetle. They didn't have to have a pipe. Run the entire length of the car because again the engine and was in the back so mounting a gasification chamber on the back of the vehicle just meant that you could supply the gas directly to the engine without having to run a pipe through the length of the vehicle more conventional variations on the beetle included the beetle cabriolet which was a convertible vertebral beetle had a soft top And numerous other tweaks to the design. It wasn't just that it had a soft top. As opposed to the HARDTOP Beatles. There were other differences as well but before introducing the beetle to the American market. Volkswagen began to install heftier engines that provided a bit more oath so Beatles would come an engine sizes.

Volkswagen Pistons Beetle Beatles United States producer Vince top Dead Center Hitler Michael
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10:53 min | 1 year ago

"volkswagen" Discussed on TechStuff

"The engine in a Volkswagen Beetle. The the Volkswagen type one is type called a flat. Four air cooled engine. So what the heck does that mean. Well let's start with the flat for for now. That essentially refers to the arrangement of the cylinders for the internal combustion engine. The cylinders are where a mixture of fuel an air get compressed before a spark plug ignites that mixture net creates the explosion. That forces the Piston That's that's compressing passing this gas back out to the far end of it stroke. This motion in turn provides the force that turns a crankshaft nine covered the basics of car engines. Before so I'm not GONNA go into much further detail here. The cylinders are where explosive force gets harnessed into doing useful work of making a vehicle. Go in typical engine like an inline engine. The cylinders are arranged. If you're looking at the engine as it was mounted in the car everything is vertical. The cylinders are up and down the Pistons move up and down. According to your frame of reference so again that's called an inline or straight internal combustion engine region with the four or however many cylinders in line with one another but the Volkswagen beetles engine is a flat four now that means the cylinders cylinders are in a horizontal position. You have to on either side of the center of the engine so you have two cylinders that are essentially pointing to the left left and two that are pointing to the right and the Pistons in the cylinders opposite each other move in sync at least with the volkswagens in June so the Piston in the cylinders closest to the front of the engine. Like if you were looking at the engine from the front the two cylinders on the cylinder on the left and right that are closest to you those Pistons would be moving in an out in sync with one another so not alternating. We'd be doing it together. They'd both be coming in and both be moving out at the same. Mm Time through each cycle the two cylinders behind that the ones that are toward the back of the engine from your frame of reference would also also be moving in sync with each other Now the front cylinders in the back cylinders would alternate so the left and right would be going in and while the left and right in the back would be going out That's the way they would alternate from your perspective but otherwise you you. I hope you can kind of visualize what I'm saying. And the whole point of this. Is that the motion of the cylinders or the motion of the Pistons really are what transfer energy to the crankshaft shaft and power the drive train now as for the air cooled part of this air cooled four flat engine well cooling and engine is really important because because as you might imagine if you have a machine that relies upon harnessing explosions. That machine can get pretty hot and as things heat up they can expand or even fail outright so stuff gets hot beyond whatever the operational tolerances. And then you've got a mechanical failure. We're just waiting to happen. So you have to have some way to pull that heat away from the engine and to keep the engine at operational levels there couple of different ways to do this. An air-cooled is probably the most basic method of doing it. Typically the engine casing has some fins that emerge from it these fins. Vince create a lot of surface area. So he moves from the engine out toward the fins and then air passes over those fins as the air passes over for it starts to take away some of that. Heat along the heat to dissipate most of your heat is actually lost through exhaust not through the fence but the Finns do provide died Additional means to dissipate heat from the engine. Now this works pretty well for smaller engines And it can even work in larger engines. If those use our vehicles that are being upgraded in cold climates. So let's say that you had a really big snowplow. Well you might have an engine. That's air cooled because presumably. You're you're only operating the snowplow when it's cold when it snowed. Lots of motorcycles used this type of engine cooling method though more and more are moving more tord liquid cooling mechanisms as opposed to air cooling any way the engine for the type one Volkswagen's the original version was is an eleven hundred. CC engine now see stands for cubic centimeter and it describes the volume or capacity of an engine. It's also sometimes called engine displacement because it's specifically referring to the volume of space that the Pistons within the cylinders are displacing and you measure it by going from the top Dead Center as the furthest out a piston gets from the interior of its cylinder to the bottom dead center. The full extent of the Piston extending down into the cylinder. And that tells you the volume volume of your engine and you also have to do that with All the cylinders like you have to you have to add up all the cylinders together to get the full volume so that would mean that. The Volkswagen type one that with the original engine would have cylinders that each had a displacement of two hundred seventy five cubic centimeters because at four cylinders and four times to seventy five is eleven hundred now we in the United States often referred to engine displacement in leaders. There's as opposed to cubic centimeters. So how does that translate. Well roughly you can say that a one thousand. CC engine is one leader so in this case you could say an eleven eleven hundred CC. Engine would be equivalent to a one point. One liter engine engine capacity plays a role in an engines outputs such as torque power and mileage generally speaking the power output an engine is directly proportional to its engine capacity or volume but the bigger the volume. The more fuel the engine will burn through in a given amount of time so mileage tends to suffer as engine volume increases. It's a bit of a balance balance and there are different. Technologies that help mitigate that in different ways but again that's another episode so the Volkswagen beetles engine. The original version wasn't much of a powerhouse. But the card self was small and Didn't need a whole lot of power to to have putt around the original version. was they twenty five horsepower. Engine and horsepower is a measurement of the rate at which work is done It compares the amount of work and engine is capable of doing going against the amount of work atypical draft horse could do of to do a full episode to explain stuff like horsepower at some point too. I suppose but the engine's output could push the original channel beetle up to a top speed of around one hundred kilometers per hour which was one of Hitler's goals and that's about sixty two miles per hour. It'd take about half a minute to accelerate from a full stop to top speed so it wasn't exactly a speed demon now as I've mentioned earlier. The Beatles engine mounting was in the rear of the vehicle. Not The front where you would find it. In most cars. The beetle was a rear wheel wheel drive vehicles wells. That means the the back. Two wheels were the ones getting power. They're actually gang rotational force. The engine provided the force needed to turn those back wheels of the car and the the front car where the engine would be in. Most vehicles was used to store luggage. That was what would normally be the trunk or boot of a standard car There was also a small area for luggage and other stuff behind the back seat in the in the car. Not a whole lot space but a little bit. The original Beato was also so called these split screen beetle because the rear windshield of these original Beatles that rolled off the assembly line Beckon Nineteen forty-six. Were actually two panels that were split by the windshield frame itself. So you had a little strip of metal right down the middle of the windshield holding these two frames in place after Nineteen fifty-three the company ditched the split back windshield design And the cars from nineteen fifty three to nineteen fifty-six had an oval L. shopped windshield and then the ones after nineteen fifty-six went to a larger rectangular windshield for the back that became the standard from that point moving forward. There were several variations of the Volkswagen. Type one one of them didn't see much widespread use but it was a necessity during during wartime and that was a wood burning Volkswagen. It's a type of producer gas car. This type of car would use would and would would heat the would up to very high temperatures like around fourteen hundred degrees Celsius or two thousand five hundred fifty degrees Fahrenheit and at that temperature the would a decomposes into a combustible gas that combustible gas would be fed into the cars cylinders much like a conventional petrol type type of of fuel would be and it would then ignite and create the explosions. And so you would still have an internal combustion engine but instead of running on gasoline or petrol you're using gasify would ours with these. Engines had large gasification units attached them typically to the back of the vehicle Michael sometimes even trailing behind in its own little trailer and there's usually a pipe that was running from the gasification unit over the length of the vehicle feeding into the car's engine They look a little odd to say the least After the war when gasoline became available salable these things pretty much vanished in the case of the Volkswagen Beetle. They didn't have to have a pipe. Run the entire length of the car because again the engine and was in the back so mounting a gasification chamber on the back of the vehicle just meant that you could supply the gas directly to the engine without having to run a pipe through the length of the vehicle more conventional variations on the beetle included the beetle cabriolet which was a convertible vertebral beetle had a soft top And numerous other tweaks to the design. It wasn't just that it had a soft top. As opposed to the HARDTOP Beatles. There were other differences as well but before introducing the beetle to the American market. Volkswagen began to install heftier engines that provided a bit more oath so Beatles would come an engine sizes.

Volkswagen Pistons Beetle Beatles United States producer Vince top Dead Center Hitler Michael
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"The Volkswagen Company would design and produce another military vehicle during World War Two called the Shwim Bogan which as the name probably hints to you was an amphibious piteous vehicle. Meaning it could go from land to water and water to land at first. The company tried to rely upon the Kubo Vaughn's body as the basis for this vehicle cul but designer urban kamenda found that the chassis was hindering. The vehicles movement through water. It just wasn't working. The shwim Vargen would get a different kind of vehicle body that actually look more like a boat or honestly I think if you were to pull the top off a shwim bugging. Logging would look like you were left with the bath. Tub on wheels. The SCHWINN Logan had a propeller that was on the back of the vehicle as well It was actually on the hinge. So you can have. It flipped up when it was just in regular land use mode. And then when you into the water you could flip down the propeller and it would engage in an extension attention to the vehicles drivetrain and the drive train would provide the rotational power to the propeller It can only go forward. You could not move the propeller in reverse and that is why Germany issued orders to Shwim blog and drivers or pilots are captains or whatever they were recalled anyway they got oars as well in case they ever had to go backwards in nineteen forty. One Ferdinand Porsche's son-in-law Antawn Ph became the manager of the Volkswagen factory and he had been a member of the Nazi party since nineteen thirty three. He would actually end up being inducted into the SS before the end of World War Two. He was in charge of the Volkswagen Facility And and most of the operations that saw the company make use of forced labor in the construction of concentration camps. He was also the head of a group of reserve soldiers who worked for Volkswagen and when allied forces made their your way into Germany toward the end of World War Two he would command the soldiers and he also ultimately fled to his father in law's Estate Ferdinand in an porsches estate in Austria in the process. He also made sure to transfer about one point. Four million dollars worth of Reich Mike Mark from the company coffers to his own personal accounts at the end of World War Two both Fernande Porsche and his son ferry Porsche that's You know the other Ferdinand Porsche as well as Anton Ph were arrested and held by French. Authorities fairy very was released after six months so porsche. The younger was led out after half year but Porsche. The elder and Anton were a different story. They were in prison for about two years. But were ultimately set free as well as for the manufacturing facility much of it was destroyed during during World War Two the fact that it was a manufacturing center that played an important role in producing material for German forces meant it was also a prime bombing target for the allies. After the war the British took control the facility and they had the opportunity to essentially liquidate everything. Sell off everything but instead they decided to reconstruct the facility. They decided that the vehicles themselves had value a a British army officer named Major Ivan. Hirst was in charge of this operation. He was the one who was convinced that the Volkswagen type type one or beetle had real value. I however he had a small matter of disarming and unexploded bomb uh that had broken through the roof of the manufacturing plant and was stuck between production equipment so that was scary the facility would get a new you name and by that I mean it was actually an old name. It became known as Volts Berg or Wolfsburg after the nearby Medieval Castle. Hearst hearst lobbied for the British government to order twenty thousand of the Volkswagen type one to end up using them in various official capacities and the government ultimately agreed by the end of nineteen forty-five the factory had made around seventeen hundred of the cars and it was starting to ramp ramp up production slowly by nineteen forty six. The plant was finally mass producing the vehicle for which it had been intended the Volkswagen beetle or type one. The British would hand over control of the company to the government of West Germany in nineteen forty nine for the younger folks out there. In the audience Germany Germany at one point was split into two countries for many decades. You had east Germany which was a communist country and West Germany which wasn't and the company would pay a licensing fee to the Porsche Company for the rights to produce the type one or beetle the two companies Volkswagen and Porsche Show would be linked together through a relationship. That's frankly so legally complicated. I really can't get a grip on it. But they would remain linked for up to today. So let's talk about the Volkswagen Beetle. A little bit. So the car would become a true staple in Germany in fact by nineteen forty-nine more than half of all the passenger cars produced in Germany were Volkswagen beetles. The cars were truly iconic there was. There's even a series of Disney films in which Volkswagen Beetle was the title character though be Herbie the love bug and the word bug was often used as a nickname for the VW beetle. As well now the beetle has a pretty distinctive curvy almost bulbous shape but not that distinctive one. What I mean by that is that before the VW beetle there was actually a car? Called the TATRO. V Five seventy it was produced by a check automaker named Hans Lead Vinca and the VW beetle. Didn't just look a little like the older tatro. V Five seventy. It looked a lot like it and it also the featured some of the same engineering innovations like the Torah the beetle had a rear mounted an air cooled engine and Porsche himself. Essentially admitted headed to lifting some design ideas from the TATRO vehicle before world. War Two broke out TATRO was bringing a lawsuit against Porsche because of this but then Germany invaded Czechoslovakia. What was then Czechoslovakia? And that brought all the lawsuits to an end. Once World War Two was over over the matter was revisited and ultimately Volkswagen would pay a few million deutschmarks to Tatra income compensation for the use of intellectual property. Pretty let's say. The financial setback is part of the reason that Volkswagen kept producing the beetle. For as long as it did it remained on the market and in the production in line for so long. Because they're coming literally couldn't afford to design a lot of new vehicles and so the Beatles would remain in production longer than you typically would see a car be in production and when we come back. I'll talk more about the beadle and it's designed features but first. Let's.

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"Money to you build out. This manufacturing facility came largely from trade unions in Germany. The unions actually provided so much of the cash that was needed to get get the factory up and running that to this day they still hold some sway in the company. Union representatives still sit on the supervisory board for Volkswagen today and and the company is not allowed to just move production from one plant to another without their expressed approval. I the manufacturing facility itself gut the name. Volkswagen Agan Plant. Probably because Porsche didn't want to call it the Porsche plant now. As the facility was being built things were changing rapidly in Germany. The the Nazi party took over the unions and made them part of the German Labour Front. The Party's own union organization and it was under this version of Germany's unions that Volkswagen the company would come into being Germany would also start to invade other countries in Europe in world. War Two happened as a result of that. Now do to all these changes the facility would actually produce relatively few cars rather than the mass produced vehicles that have been envisioned for every German family molly throughout the country It would actually end up building fewer than seven hundred. Volkswagen beetles before World War Two really started to ramp up. Most of those would end. End Up going to influential. German families particularly members of the Nazi party Not The common german-resident. Hitler notably received the first convertible off the manufacturing floor. The savings plan that had been proposed. The one that promised to give the average German chance at owning a vehicle of his or her own was pretty much out the window as the company. Shut down all of civilian production. During the war most Volkswagen's plants Assets were actually directed toward producing equipment and munitions for the German Armed Forces in support of the Axis powers during the war and that includes stuff. Like landmines landmines and tank parts. Also something that absolutely should not be forgotten that we have to address. Is that much of the Labor at at this facility was forced labor. In fact a lot of the early workforce came from Soviet prisoners of war. who were forced to to work at Volkswagen's manufacturing facility over time? The company would put other prisoners of war also displaced people Essentially kidnapped people from eastern Europe A- and concentration camp inmates all to work at the facility. The site became home to a concentration camp called our bites dorf. In nineteen forty two ultimately admittedly three more concentration camps would be added to the campus and eight forced labor camps as well as the war progressed. I one point forced forced labour made up sixty percent of the total workforce for the company. So it's impossible to describe the labor practices of Volkswagen as anything other than deplorable employable. During this time it would also be a part of Volkswagen's history that the company avoided acknowledging officially for many decades. It would eventually make reparations for for this but it would be many decades before that would actually happen. The plant did manufacturer a couple of different cars. Specifically for military use during this time the first became known as the cool wagner which means bucket seat car it was essentially the German counterpart to the US General Purpose Military Military Vehicle Aka the jeep. Now that's not to say that the Kuban Vegan and the jeep were similar. They were actually very different in lots of different ways is but they were intended to serve a similar purpose namely moving people to difficult to reach destinations over rough terrain often and in battle situations initially officers in the armed forces in Germany were at odds of whether or not they should even implement the Coogan but that prompted Hitler himself to step in and demand porsches vehicle be put into use also is in many ways of variation on the Volkswagen beetle although Porsche Shaw with work with other designers to solve problems like reducing the weight of the vehicle while still achieving the performance that the military was demanding the coup blogging was was a really lightweight vehicle and that was mandated by the German government was one of the requirements. The most common version of this vehicle did not not have four wheel drive but it did have a limited slip differential. So what what. The heck is that all right so a differential bill is a gear assembly and its purpose is to allow one wheel on an axle to turn at a different speed than the other wheel on the axle Axel. So you've got these two wheels. They're on the same axle. But you want them to be able to rotate a different speeds. Now if you're someone like me who doesn't know a ton about cars you might ask. Why the heck would you want to wheels on the same axle to turn different speeds and the answer is physics? You silly person okay. So if you're traveling in a straight line you know you're on level ground you're just going down a straight road you wouldn't want your wheels turning at different speeds that would be disastrous. You'd want them all rotating it essentially the same speed as you go down the road but of course roads are not perfectly straight. They have curves that you have to navigate and this is where a differential for intial is important. See a four wheeled vehicle If you've got one of those if you've got driving a standard car that means two wheels are going to be on. The inside of any given curve in two wheels are going to be on the outside of any given curve and the wheels on the inside have to travel a shorter distance than the wheels on the outside outside right the further out from the The middle of the curve you get the greater the distance you're going to cover in the same amount of time which means the wheels on the outside curve would need to rotate rotate faster than those on the insight. In order to make a smooth turn otherwise you would have an enormous amount of tension build up on that outside wheel and you would either get at some skipping with the wheel or the axle itself would break apart from the pressure. The incredible tension that was being built tough so differentials allow wheels to spin at different rotational speeds. And they do this. With a series of interlocking gears an open differential differential is the simplest form of this and it supplies an equal amount of torque rotational force to each of the wheels on an axle. But that can some. I'm not a problem. Particularly if you're working with an offroad vehicle like the Kubo Wagner those vehicles can sometimes end up in places where one of the wheels on an axle has has little to no contact with the ground and if that happens to be one of the wheels that's actually you know connected to that drive train because remember it's a two wheel drive vehicle only the front or back. Wheels are connected to one another the other. Two wheels are independent of each other. In the case of the COOGAN. It's the rear wheels. That was another real rear wheel wheel drive vehicle but if you have one of those two rear wheels up in the air it's just gonNA spend right if it's just an open. Differential the Torque is still being applied to dude. It's spinning in that energy is going to waste limited slip. Differentials allow a car to apply more torque.

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"volkswagen" Discussed on TechStuff

TechStuff

07:28 min | 1 year ago

"volkswagen" Discussed on TechStuff

"Money to you build out. This manufacturing facility came largely from trade unions in Germany. The unions actually provided so much of the cash that was needed to get get the factory up and running that to this day they still hold some sway in the company. Union representatives still sit on the supervisory board for Volkswagen today and and the company is not allowed to just move production from one plant to another without their expressed approval. I the manufacturing facility itself gut the name. Volkswagen Agan Plant. Probably because Porsche didn't want to call it the Porsche plant now. As the facility was being built things were changing rapidly in Germany. The the Nazi party took over the unions and made them part of the German Labour Front. The Party's own union organization and it was under this version of Germany's unions that Volkswagen the company would come into being Germany would also start to invade other countries in Europe in world. War Two happened as a result of that. Now do to all these changes the facility would actually produce relatively few cars rather than the mass produced vehicles that have been envisioned for every German family molly throughout the country It would actually end up building fewer than seven hundred. Volkswagen beetles before World War Two really started to ramp up. Most of those would end. End Up going to influential. German families particularly members of the Nazi party Not The common german-resident. Hitler notably received the first convertible off the manufacturing floor. The savings plan that had been proposed. The one that promised to give the average German chance at owning a vehicle of his or her own was pretty much out the window as the company. Shut down all of civilian production. During the war most Volkswagen's plants Assets were actually directed toward producing equipment and munitions for the German Armed Forces in support of the Axis powers during the war and that includes stuff. Like landmines landmines and tank parts. Also something that absolutely should not be forgotten that we have to address. Is that much of the Labor at at this facility was forced labor. In fact a lot of the early workforce came from Soviet prisoners of war. who were forced to to work at Volkswagen's manufacturing facility over time? The company would put other prisoners of war also displaced people Essentially kidnapped people from eastern Europe A- and concentration camp inmates all to work at the facility. The site became home to a concentration camp called our bites dorf. In nineteen forty two ultimately admittedly three more concentration camps would be added to the campus and eight forced labor camps as well as the war progressed. I one point forced forced labour made up sixty percent of the total workforce for the company. So it's impossible to describe the labor practices of Volkswagen as anything other than deplorable employable. During this time it would also be a part of Volkswagen's history that the company avoided acknowledging officially for many decades. It would eventually make reparations for for this but it would be many decades before that would actually happen. The plant did manufacturer a couple of different cars. Specifically for military use during this time the first became known as the cool wagner which means bucket seat car it was essentially the German counterpart to the US General Purpose Military Military Vehicle Aka the jeep. Now that's not to say that the Kuban Vegan and the jeep were similar. They were actually very different in lots of different ways is but they were intended to serve a similar purpose namely moving people to difficult to reach destinations over rough terrain often and in battle situations initially officers in the armed forces in Germany were at odds of whether or not they should even implement the Coogan but that prompted Hitler himself to step in and demand porsches vehicle be put into use also is in many ways of variation on the Volkswagen beetle although Porsche Shaw with work with other designers to solve problems like reducing the weight of the vehicle while still achieving the performance that the military was demanding the coup blogging was was a really lightweight vehicle and that was mandated by the German government was one of the requirements. The most common version of this vehicle did not not have four wheel drive but it did have a limited slip differential. So what what. The heck is that all right so a differential bill is a gear assembly and its purpose is to allow one wheel on an axle to turn at a different speed than the other wheel on the axle Axel. So you've got these two wheels. They're on the same axle. But you want them to be able to rotate a different speeds. Now if you're someone like me who doesn't know a ton about cars you might ask. Why the heck would you want to wheels on the same axle to turn different speeds and the answer is physics? You silly person okay. So if you're traveling in a straight line you know you're on level ground you're just going down a straight road you wouldn't want your wheels turning at different speeds that would be disastrous. You'd want them all rotating it essentially the same speed as you go down the road but of course roads are not perfectly straight. They have curves that you have to navigate and this is where a differential for intial is important. See a four wheeled vehicle If you've got one of those if you've got driving a standard car that means two wheels are going to be on. The inside of any given curve in two wheels are going to be on the outside of any given curve and the wheels on the inside have to travel a shorter distance than the wheels on the outside outside right the further out from the The middle of the curve you get the greater the distance you're going to cover in the same amount of time which means the wheels on the outside curve would need to rotate rotate faster than those on the insight. In order to make a smooth turn otherwise you would have an enormous amount of tension build up on that outside wheel and you would either get at some skipping with the wheel or the axle itself would break apart from the pressure. The incredible tension that was being built tough so differentials allow wheels to spin at different rotational speeds. And they do this. With a series of interlocking gears an open differential differential is the simplest form of this and it supplies an equal amount of torque rotational force to each of the wheels on an axle. But that can some. I'm not a problem. Particularly if you're working with an offroad vehicle like the Kubo Wagner those vehicles can sometimes end up in places where one of the wheels on an axle has has little to no contact with the ground and if that happens to be one of the wheels that's actually you know connected to that drive train because remember it's a two wheel drive vehicle only the front or back. Wheels are connected to one another the other. Two wheels are independent of each other. In the case of the COOGAN. It's the rear wheels. That was another real rear wheel wheel drive vehicle but if you have one of those two rear wheels up in the air it's just gonNA spend right if it's just an open. Differential the Torque is still being applied to dude. It's spinning in that energy is going to waste limited slip. Differentials allow a car to apply more torque.

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"volkswagen" Discussed on Omnibus

Omnibus

01:57 min | 3 years ago

"volkswagen" Discussed on Omnibus

"What about the bugatti like what's different well so what happened is volkswagen bought this company and they decided they were going to make the ultimate supercar and they started working on it in one thousand nine hundred eight when they purchased the company and they styled the they had a a man by the name of georgia dojo gujjar jewish jaro how do you how in the world would you pronounce these talion names georgette togue we yard oh sure let's call it that who was a famous italian style and he designed what in their estimation is a beautiful supercar and volkswagen worked they took their vr six concept but they made a w shaped motor why and w shape motors are things that date back even to world or one but people trying to get as much motor as they can in a single space and it is the whitest letter a w is a wider there's a wide letter and if you have if you have to banks of cylinders and it's called the v if you had three banks of cylinders you're hard pressed to think of a letter that it looks like more than a w it's not actually two vs it sort of like a i don't know what you would call it looks like a bird to cylinders on the sides and one up the middle yes volkswagen worked on one of these called the w eighteen which had three six cylinder motors all grafted together this was an enormous motor and a powerful one but it couldn't like there wasn't a shifter in the world that could handle it it was some kind of it ended up being impractical and they changed their tune to the w sixteen motor which instead of being three banks of six was now two banks of eight the.

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"volkswagen" Discussed on WiLD 94.9

WiLD 94.9

02:06 min | 3 years ago

"volkswagen" Discussed on WiLD 94.9

"On the south charleston volkswagen so you can.

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