35 Burst results for "Volkswagen"
America First with Sebastian Gorka Podcast
Rocky: The Ultimate Underdog Story With Chris Kohls
"Talk about what is this movie to you because it's been described as a various things. The story of America, you just said the underdog. Some of the makers are called it a fairytale or a folk tale, what best describes rocky for you, Chris. Well, it's interesting you point out that grime and the dirtiness and the grittiness of it. Because I think that that is a product of the 70s. I think there was something in the 70s that was trendy about being ugly. It's kind of a weird thing, but I mean, it was a movie with an actor and a writer that came out just at the right moment in time. It's not a classic. I mean, let me just reiterate what you just said, whether it's the French connection or taxi driver. I mean, these filthy depictions of New York or Philly or anywhere. It was really a thing for a few years. Well, not just that not just that, but there was a kind of, I mean, the concept of like the big hair. You know, people, right? I mean, like greasy, dirty people. That was like a thing in the 70s. I don't know. There was a famous ad for Volkswagen. For the beetle, for the Volkswagen beetle. That just says ugly on it. Yeah, it just says ugly. And then you read it and it's like, our car may not be the best looking car. But it's the most reliable. So you want to buy. And there was something. And I realized when I was studying graphic design and thinking about the 70s that there was a lot about the 70s that was ugly, like you had these like mustard yellow and pea green and these colors were very popular. The money Pinto. Yeah, exactly, exactly. There was something about it. It was as if the culture said, you know what? Forget aesthetics. Forget beauty. We're going to embrace the grittiness of life, and that's truth, right? That's what they thought. And so that's depicted here in rocky. I think it just came out at the right time. And it doesn't even really look 70s that much, right? He added this sort of almost 1930s, 40s look to it. But there's two things that I think rocky is. One, it is an underdog story, of course. It's an underdog story in a million ways. But it's also a love story. And it's actually, I would say even more a love story than it is a sports underdog story. But we think of it as that sports story more because that's, you know, as guys that's what hits us hardest.
The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
How Should the President Respond to China?
"And so the chai comes are trying to figure out our response action. If the Japanese imperial navy in 1941 had done an exercise to run a carrier group close to Hawaii to figure out whether or not we'd noticed them, I think that would be the analog or Hitler eating up the sudetenland, followed by Czechoslovakia, testing whether or not appeasement was the soup du jour and the first reaction was, my gosh, we let it go anywhere. So now we're overreacting, but maybe not. I don't want these balloons with Volkswagen sized radar arrays floating over our country. Yeah, I think I don't think anybody does. And what you're seeing now when I was talking about this with my colleagues at punchbowl news yesterday is you're seeing kind of the first big split or one of the not the first, but a big split between the Biden administration and Democrats, which is over this. I mean, you have Jim heims, who's the ranking member of the intelligence committee say yesterday what the Biden administration needs to be more forthcoming, which I thought was a telling telling comment from someone to find stature. And you have tests are pretty pissed off, John tester a Montana. So you have a bunch of people Mark Warner last week to my colleague, my colleague Andrew diario, who's an eagle fan, unfortunately for him. Basically is pretty worked up about this and not getting the documents from the administration or briefing on the documents taken from Donald Trump, Joe Biden and Mike Pence is homes. So a whole host of anger on the democratic side towards this administration. Now the
AP News Radio
Volkswagen recalls Beetles to replace Takata air bags
"There's a recall on Volkswagen beetles. Because of airbag inflators. Volkswagen is announcing the recall of some 42,000 beetles in the U.S. and Canada, which have potentially dangerous takata airbags. The model years affected our 2015 and 2016. The inflators can explode and hurl shrapnel inside a vehicle because chemicals use can deteriorate over time. Dealers will be replacing the driver's airbag in The Beatles with letters going out to owners in February. At least 33 people have died worldwide because of exploding takata airbags. I'm Jackie
The Charlie Kirk Show
Vivek Ramaswamy: Lessons Learned From the FTX Scandal
"There are so many different aspects to this story that I'm still confused about. But I think our time is best spent for you to explain to our audience, how should we think about the FTX scandal? What are the main lessons that we should take away here? So I think there's a couple of lessons, probably top of the list, Charlie, is that this was a guy who put on a do good smoke screen, a virtue signaling smokescreen, donating tens of millions of dollars to the Democratic Party and related causes. Calling for so called responsible regulation of the cryptocurrency sector. A guy who was saying all of the right things that were ESG friendly. Actually, even one ESG rating firms assigned actually FTX a higher score on leadership and governance than they did to ExxonMobil, which is laughable. This is a guy who cultivated the appearance of being a virtuous actor, but was actually just a false prophet in the end. And I'm sad to say Charlie, that is a lesson that the public continues to learn time and again. The people who strive to appear most virtuous. The people who actually tried to put on the virtue signaling smoke screen end up being often the most fraudulent ones in the end. Yes. The CEO of you could say Volkswagen, this reminded me a lot of that, the emissions cheating scandal to a lot of the other fraudsters we've seen. I think it's one of the top takeaways. The other takeaway Charlie is that whether or not it relates to cryptocurrency, a thief is a thief. He took customer funds into a very complicated story and there's a lot of technocratic detail, which we could go into. But if you cut through it all at the end of the day, you have a guy who is entrusted with funds, stole those funds, use them for his own purposes. And that's theft, no matter how you cut it. And so people shouldn't get lost in the complexity to see the basic point that if you trust someone else with your money, they can ultimately run away with it and use it for their own purposes. That's what happened here.
The Dinesh D'Souza Podcast
Dinesh Reveals the Effects of Musk Derangement Syndrome
"Let's turn to mister Elon Musk because he is causing the left to have a freak out. And it's a little bit interesting to think about why. Is it because, well, one thought it occurred to me yesterday and that is that Elon Musk has been really focused. He's freeing speech on the one side, but he goes, I'm really going to crack down on Twitter on pedophiles on pedophiles. And this too has freaked out the left. It's kind of interesting to see. I mean, is it because there's a substantial fraction of pedophiles in the cultural left as Elon Musk kind of nuking a wing of the left that doesn't, you know, they can't openly say, well, we're pedophiles. So what they do is they pretend I'm gonna be, I'm gonna be leaving Twitter on principle. It could be a secret reason for the leftist freak out. Here's Alyssa Milano, who, by the way, used to be a huge Elon Musk fan. I have found it fascinating. You're a couple of Milano tweets. I'm in awe of Elon Musk. And then she goes on to thanks Elon Musk and Tesla. Elon Musk you're amazing. She says that she could have dinner with four people. She picked Jesus Roberto Clemente John Lennon and Elon Musk. And then more recently, here's Alyssa Milano. I gave back my Tesla. I bought the Volkswagen. I love it. Now, what's so weird about this is first of all, she's turned on Musk. Why? Because evidently he's for free speech. That alone is enough to set her off. Number two, she buys, let's call it the Nazi car. Why? Because Vogue, if you want to talk about history, Volkswagen was started under the Nazi regime, it's in fact the word volk is a very fascist term volk means, of course, people and the Nazis who were socialists talked about the people's car, Volkswagen, the wagon of the people. So here's a list of Milana while she doesn't really know about her, but nevertheless, part of she has MDS Musk the arrangements syndrome.
AJ Benza: Fame is a Bitch
Alyssa Milano Trades in Her "White Supremacist" TESLA for a Nazi VW
"Alyssa Milano goes on Twitter. Oh, I love this. And she's so happy to tell everybody. I gave back my Tesla. I bought a Volkswagen I love it. I'm not sure advertisers can buy space on Twitter. Publicly traded company products being pushed in alignment with hate and white supremacy doesn't seem be a winning business model, Elon is she the dumbest leftist cult member of all time. This is the girl who wore a crocheted face mask during the pandemic, not realizing that there are holes in there that are as big as the Panama Canal to a germ like COVID. But what she's not understanding or didn't bother to care about is what many of us have known. Volkswagen was literally founded by the Nazis and Adolf Hitler. It originated during the Third Reich in an attempt to create an affordable car for German people. So Volkswagen used both Jewish and non Jewish forced labor. And they also operated for a concentration camps and 8 forced labor camps on its property. But listen, Alyssa Milano loves her Volkswagen, but will not be caught dead in a Tesla.
Men In Blazers
"volkswagen" Discussed on Men In Blazers
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Grab your copy and independent bookstores or wherever books are available. Courage. Okay, it's time. Let's dance dance dance with your questions. One of my favorite features of this Tyler Adams rode to the cup, powered by Volkswagen podcast. You know the numbers did GFPs. 646-450-9472. If you got questions for the mighty Tyler Adams of legion united about football or life phone in your question at any time and it could be your voice on this podcast. Bonus points if you're driving a Volkswagen as you're doing so Tyler Adams, are we ready for this? Let's do it. Let's take our very first caller. Hello, this is Adam sharp from Harrisonburg, Virginia. This quarter of D.C. United home of the water. This question is for Tyler Adams. I am a soccer coach and as a youth coach, I'm always looking for players who exhibit captain esque qualities. How did you Tyler develop the leadership skills to be a captain, even though you were playing with men older than you when did you realize that this was something that was important to you and how deliberate have you been to exercise your role as a captain? Even potentially in areas in teams and situations where you're not the official captain. Thank you. Adam sharp from Harrison Berg, Virginia. I love this question so much, Tyler. Can you talk about when you started, I think, seriously about captaincy, leadership, and what's natural and what have you deliberately taught yourself and how my idea obviously of being a captain is a natural ability. Never something that I forced. I think one you have to be obviously a born competitor one that every single day wants to win no matter what the cost is and they're not there to necessarily make friends. They're there maybe somebody wants an idea or advice you give them that advice and they do that. But there's obviously different ways to lead. For me, it's always been natural, playing up in an age group. So when I was younger, I had to challenge myself against bigger and older players, but I was never the type of person to back down from anything, never the type of person that when I had something on my mind didn't say it. So I would battle with older guys, say what I felt no matter what it was, and I didn't really think about what the cost of it was because I knew that it would make me better. It would make them better. So I always have the mentality that iron sharpens iron and your captain needs to be one of those players that's continually sharpening the iron. Is there any coach that's really help you understand the potential of captaincy? I don't think it's been a coach, I would say that I've been fortunate to have very good captains at a young age and that's what kind of helped me shape me into the type of captain that I want to be. When I signed with New York Red Bulls, my captain was Dax mccarty. The Ginger king. Yeah, he taught me what it's like to come into training on time. What work he's putting in beforehand, how he talks to people and how he speaks to people is really, really important. How he can get pissed off on training, but after, you know, go up to people and say, yeah, you know, it's training. That's what it's going to be like. But off the field, this is how we talk to people, you know? And then I had Sasha question in Luis robles, sometimes Bradley Wright Phillips and those four guys alone right there, those names speak for themselves. Careers that they had, how they've developed into leaders, how they are as people most importantly. It's one thing to talk field, right? And I do a lot of it, but as soon as we're off the field, maybe I'll still talk not as much as I do on the field. So that's important as well. You know, I've had some good conversations with Greg berhalter from the national team. My role with having been captain for a lot of games now and what a good opportunity that is. But what he sees and how his perception of a captain is. And I think that's the biggest thing, right? At the end of the day, is everyone's gonna have a different perception of what a captain and what their type of leader they're looking for is. So for me, I don't really try to change how I am as a leader. I continue to lead no matter whether I'm the captain or not. Cool number two, hi, my name is Nolan. I live in four way Indiana. And I'm platinum fan. This World Cup being in the middle of November. Being in the middle of the season, which is having that big break where you
ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes
Tony Perkins: Midterm Elections Are Looking Good for Republicans
"Tony, before we let you go, how are things looking for the midterms? What are some of the issues you're hearing from your constituents out there? John, I think it looks very good. I mean, you're in touch with people across the country every day on radio as I am and look, these issues of inflation, these issues of high gas prices. I mean, these are real issues. And what does this administration focus on advancing abortion, transgender children? Everything, but what they need to be doing in government. And I think we're going to hear the voters respond very loudly in November to this radical agenda that Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer have been pushing. Could not agree with you more, but still we're urging the candidates campaign like you're 20 points behind. Oh, absolutely. And every voter needs to vote as we tell our folks vote your biblical values go out and vote, but take somebody with you, don't drive a Volkswagen to the poll to drive a school bus. Fill it up with folks and take them to the polls to vote. Legally.
Men In Blazers
"volkswagen" Discussed on Men In Blazers
"You know the numbers. Did you FOP 646-450-9472? If you've got a question for mighty Tyler Adams, about football or life or golf phone in at any time and it could be your voice on this podcast bonus points if you're driving a Volkswagen as you're doing so. Tyler Adams, are you ready for this? Yes, sir. Let's do it. Let's take our very first caller. Keith Hermann here from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Longtime fan of our hometown Minneapolis united. I had a question for Tyler Adams. I would really love to hear Tyler's thoughts on the kind of emotional and mental roller coaster. That centers around squad selection, right? There's all these guys that Tyler plays with throughout qualifying and then at friendlies. And then the nation's league. And all these guys are trying to make the squad for the World Cup. And what is it like within the squad? You've got to imagine there's core players who probably were pretty confident. They're going to make the world squad. And then there's bubble players. Do they talk about it amongst themselves? Or is it unspoken? Is it very professional? Keith, I love this question. We all experienced squad reveals differently. Fans use it as a chance to go on blast on Twitter, Tyler, as these squads gain down to the wire are announced, how do you process it as a professional seeing which of your friends you really close with that in and which are not it's really, really tough, you know, whenever a squad comes out, especially for something as important as the World Cup, you're obviously keen on certain players being there, who's not going to be there, and you want to see immediately if obviously some of your friends have made the cut or not. But when it comes down to that, you have to really remove the emotional connection of your friendships and think about what's most important for the team and the success of the team. And even for myself, you know, there's no guarantees that you're going to be in the World Cup squad. You're obviously have to be playing well. They want to take who's informed, who's been playing. There's so many different variables that come into making a squad, but it's important that you kind of remove that emotional aspect of it. When a player that you love gets taken off, do you feel that, or is it just like in that moment, you're just like locked in the game? I'm not noticing anything. You absolutely feel it. You feel for them because I'm sure not only that they've been working hard, but you've seen what they've gone through every single day, whether it's past camps or what they've done with their club and that grind and it takes a big mental toll on you when you work for something for so long and then obviously you don't have the opportunity to achieve that, but you really have to remove that tie for a second and kind of relish the opportunity whether you get that opportunity or not and kind of how you can make an impact and prove to the coaching staff that they made the right decision. We got time for one final question and I love this one. Hey, my name's Laura shrem and from Atlanta, Georgia. My question for Tyler is what would be your perfect day, like from when you wake up to when you go to bed, what are you doing, are you seeing what are you eating? What are you watching on TV? Anything. Good luck. Love y'all. Bye. Such a perfect day. I love a question that sounds like a Lou Reed song Tyler. Take it away. Are we lying in? Or are we getting up early to make the most of it? We are getting up early to make the most of it. So my ideal day, first off, location, we are going to be in Lake winnipesaukee in New Hampshire, one of my favorite places, you know, I would like my girlfriend to be there and my family to be there. Her family to be there. So we're gonna wake up in the morning, go for a little hike in the morning, come back down, have breakfast, jump in the Lake for a little bit. Spend some time with the families, just hang out, take the boat out for a little bit, do some tubing some water activities, and then chill and probably watch the sunset, have a nice little bonfire. That's my ideal day, very relaxed, very low key. What's for dinner? Oh wow, we're going into meals as well. Dinner is an important one, huh? I'll probably have a nice steak, maybe give me a little tomahawk, T bone, steak, or something like that. Or some cheeseburgers, hot dogs, just a nice little barbecue, you know? A man of nature at your heart. Where I grew up as nature, so that's right, baby. Hudson valley. Hudson valley hammers for life. That's right. By the way, I'm getting this logo tattooed. Can you get it out of your head? I was thinking Trump stumped me. Whether your mom tells me where it's going to go. By the way, dear listeners, we edited out the part where he said he would like to get out of the inner tube and then come and tape the taper podcast for roger. I was just too modest to leave that part in. But thanks to all of our callers. And remember, if you want to ask Tyler, anything and everything over the next 5 months before the World Cup, the number to do so. 646-450-9472 will be back in a couple of weeks time. Pre season, we'll take your course then, but there's ever I wanted to end this podcast with one more no of Tyler Adams inspiration. I'm going to hand it over to you to look back on your journey. Give us a piece of advice or a quote or person or coach you've learned from that you find yourself calling on right now in this moment as the grind towards World Cup wonder comes ever closer. I'm reading a book right now by Tim Grover called winning. He was a personal trainer of guys like Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, all these guys. And it's a perfect title because for me, one of the most important things in my career is I want to be the winner. And obviously what that's going to take, what that entails varies to different people, but I've come off winning my first European trophy now with the pokal, but he talks about how winning is unapologetic. Winning owes you nothing, and as soon as you win your first title or first anything, you're way further away than you think to winning your second one. So how can you gain that 0.0001% every single day to get closer to that to improve? What are you doing when other people aren't? And that really stuck with me in this moment because, you know, an off season is a time to kind of reflect on your goals and what you want to achieve for the next year and kind of what you want, when you feel like you get so close sometimes and then it just pulls it right away from you and you lose and PKs or you lose and some tragic ending and it's so unapologetic. There's no apologies to when you know it takes no prisoners. Groover was a physical trainer who actually turned into a psychological motivator and he divided competitive athletes into three categories, coolers who follow others and are hesitant to take initiative, closers who complete tasks and save a big congratulations. Yes. We're getting there and even rarer, the cleanest..
"volkswagen" Discussed on Car Talk
"Day. All day. How long do they work on in 5 minutes? No one knows that. Well, it only cost me $10. Well, here's the two things you ought to do. One is go back, go to someone who will understand the nature of the problem and the fact that the leak is seemingly undetectable. And tell him or her or that. So that they will go, they will take extraordinary measures to find the leak. Typically when you tell a mechanic you have a leak, he takes out the pressure test he pumps it up to 1520 pounds. And he looks around. If he doesn't see water or something squirting it in his eyeballs, he says, oh, fine. No leak. But if it's a real teeny, teeny leak, you might have to leave it at pressure tester on if hours and hours and hours. And don't forget, it takes hours for the thing to empty out. Yeah. So in fact, you may have a leak. You may have a loose hose clamp someplace, but it just doesn't show up. It shows up as one you drop one drop in front of your house, one drop 8 blocks later and drop the car. You wouldn't see anything. No, you never see it. No. So that's the first thing. You have to make sure that it is not really what we would call an external leak. IE the stuff is actually pouring out of somewhere, or dripping out of something. If that really proves to not be true, then my brother's dire suggestion is probably correct. And that's bad. For me, is do I really have to do anything? Yes, you do. Yeah, you gotta fix it. What do you remember this? Well, I grew up a good job? You can afford it? You do. I know, you're making a pile of money. People are coming to you to borrow cars. Your father gave you a car. Why did they give you a car? Um, because I couldn't drive that Volkswagen out of town, but and he wanted you to get out of town? You're married to take my car capella. He wanted me to come to you, I guess. But it seems it seems to me that Volkswagen, I never did anything to it even when something was wrong and it still kept going. Yeah. That never leaked. But you don't have it anymore, do you? No. No, you can't let it go because one of these days you will forget to fill up the fill meet a little bucket. And the engine will literally melt. And that will cost you big bucks. But at that point, should I just toss the car over a cliff? Yes. But before you do that, take it to either one of these mechanics you took it to before. Have them put the tell them you want them to put the pressure tester on on the engine when it's hot. Oh, okay. And leave it on for hours. If all day if necessary. Shoot for 8 hours. And if they see something on the ground, I know you have a leak if they don't ask them to do the tests that they would do for a blown head gas with our crack block. Okay..
Mike Gallagher Podcast
Becoming a Radio 'Talkmaster' in 1978
"But now the mailroom that was right up my alley. And I worked for a guy named Grady who loved talk radio in the local talk radio station. And so I fell in love with talk radio listening to folks like Brad clay and bob queso and all these great great colorful provocative talk show hosts. This is way before talk radio exploded the way it has around the country. And I decided to try to take a tour of the radio station to see what it looked like. And I got in my beat up pale blue Volkswagen bug and drove over to Cincinnati's street over in Dayton near the university of Dayton arena. And got a tour of the radio station and I saw a memo on the bulletin board that said, we're still looking for that young talk master. That was what they called talk show host back in those rather pretentious times. And I thought, well, I can do that. I could talk. So I knocked on the program director's door and I said, I can do it. I can go on. Give me a shot. And he said, well, kid, the guy who's on the air tonight has the flu, I'm supposed to cover for him, but I don't really want you. Why don't you go on and go on air? Now I think 17 and a half years old, scared to death. And I started ranting and raving. I didn't just say I was pro life. I said, their baby killers. Fry them. I'm pro capital punishment. Fry the bait. I mean, I didn't know what I was doing. I'm yelling and ranting and raving. And they hired me. The next day, they said, you got a job. And I became a talk show host in 1978. What are we now? 40 four years later. And I'm still a big mouth on the radio, probably not much more sophisticated than those
Men In Blazers
"volkswagen" Discussed on Men In Blazers
"The calls you leave at 646-450-9472. If you are listening and have a question for the mighty Tyler Adams, about football, or life, phone it in at any time, and it could be your voice on this podcast, bonus points if you're driving a Volkswagen as you're doing so. Tyler Adams, are you ready for this? I'm ready. Let's take our very first caller. This is Jake Gomez calling in from Los Angeles. I have a bit of a weird one because Tyler and I used to play together actually in the old days with middle pass in the rangeville. So it's been really exciting for me to get to watch you kind of grow through the game. My question is about American coaching. We see your form of coach, Jesse marsh now, stepping in pretty well at leads and I'm curious about how you see the trajectory of American coaches, how have you seen American coaching develop and do you see potential for kind of bigger presence of American coaches in Europe? Keep doing what you're doing, Tyler, I'm proud of you, bro. Yes, I do remember playing at middle path. That was ages ago, but I grew up with a lot of good guys around there in the grandville. Could have been you win in the poke old Jacob Gomez in another life, but the coaching is the gap closing. Can you see the gap closing? Do you see a wave of American coaches coming over to Europe anytime soon? You can definitely see the gap closing. I would say that one thing that has impressed me a lot about European coaches is just their tactical ability and the different ways they're able to play and manage the games. One thing that I love about American coaches that I think not every coach has is that mentality factor that U.S. mentality to go out there grind to win games and do what you need to do. Apply that pressure when he's needed. So Jesse has done an amazing job. But I do see a wave of U.S. coaches making that jump just as American players have. What's crazy is I haven't been coached by so many Americans. Jesse and Gregor obviously to Americans that I have been coached by at a high level. So it will be interesting to see what is that next young American coach that comes through and has the ambition to go to Europe and abroad because it's not always easy when you have to relocate your whole family. There's a lot of other factors. I think the next young coach to go over remember these two words Bruce arena. Question number two, let's do it. Oh, this is the Noah originally from buffalo, New York. I was just calling to ask Tyler Adams if he had any pre game or postgame meals that he generally goes to. Noah, finally a question about food that's my favorite topic. As far as leading up to a game, I always try to put a lot of carbs in my body in a little bit of protein to keep me going to give me that energy. On the day of a game usually I'll have a breakfast veggie omelet and some oatmeal and then my pre game match meal is always pasta chicken, broccoli, sometimes salmon, and then like a bowl of fruit, usually pretty similar every time. Once you recover email, or recovery meal could be pizza, Chick-fil-A, when I'm in the U.S., chipotle doesn't matter after a game. As long as you get the food in, you right after. So it could be anything. Oh, do you have a cheat meal during the week toilet? I don't really have like a big cheat meal. I love sushi, so I wouldn't say that's even unhealthy. So I like to have some sushi every now and then. So I'll usually have that once a week. Best sushi place in Leipzig. Oh. Can't be giving out free advertising. If you want to know the answer to that, just Google Tyler Adams Yelp sushi. He's a regular 5 star review. I do remember when I was a kid, Everton footballers would have a cup of tea and a cigarette at a half time and we were a better team than two. I actually think there's a causal connection, but let's take one final call. This is Michael cronin originally from the hotbed of soccer talent known as Hartford Connecticut. I'm curious to know if Tyler is noticed a difference in the way that other players or coaches view American players and the American national team if they still see us as underdogs or if they look at this team and they think, wow, you guys could actually do something in the next turn and they're really go forward and start to be a powerhouse in the international soccer scene. So I'm looking forward to hear the answer. Thanks, Raj. Michael cronin, you beauty. Tyler, do you feel a difference? A progression in how opponents for you with the U.S. team. Is it something you experience is that something you even think about? Definitely not something I think about, but if there was a way that I would want to be viewed, it's always good to go into a game as an underdog, teams don't always relish the opportunity to play against the U.S. and now when people review our team and they go over our team, they probably say, oh, we got to look out for more than one, two, three, four guys. We have 11 players on the field that can be dangerous in their own ways. And that's super important to see the progression of how teams view us. That's credit to our team for the development that we're going through. Players that are coming through the pipeline, young players almost every single camp stepping into positions to be dangerous and play a big role. Dreams a dreams, realities can still be great, but they happen one step at a time. Thank you to all of our callers. You really flooded. Oh, the old voicemail. Keep them coming. Any time you want to ask Tyler, anything and everything over the next 5 months before the World Cup, the number to do so is 646-450-9472. We'll be back in a couple of weeks time and we'll take more of your calls then. But as ever and then this podcast with one more note of inspiration Tyler my lord the world needs it right now and I'm going to hand it over to you. Can you look back on the entire journey, give us a piece of advice, a quote, a person a coach somebody something you've learned from that you call upon often in this growing towards World Cup wonder. One quote for me that has always kept me humble and kept me going and giving me the ambition that there's always more to achieve is actually quote by my Khashoggi, the duke basketball coach and it said, if what you did yesterday still looks big to you, then you haven't done much today. My dad sent me a picture that quote, I think I was in middle school at the time. I think I had made New York Red Bull academy and kind of made me look at it in a different way. It was like, yeah, the goal wasn't to make New York Red Bull academy to play for the first semen. Then when I played for the first time, it wasn't applied for the first emails to play for every Leipzig. There's always something a little bit more out there that you're going to accomplish. And I actually have that quote on one of my shin guards and I look at it before every game. I won the poke hall and after I take my shin guards off and I look at that quote, I think there's another trophy that I need to be looking after now. Tomorrow's a new day. What can you accomplish in the next day? Doesn't even have to be football related. It.
History Unplugged Podcast
What Happened to German Business Dynasties After WWII?
"Back to the wartime profiteering experience in the United States because you notice the German U.S. connections here during and especially after the war. But briefly, I want to focus on what happens to these companies immediately after the war because it would be something of an open secret on how they would have profiteered, I would imagine in German society. Was Germany itself was the idea that, well, nazism was so widespread in our nation that except for those accused of crimes at Nuremberg, everyone else simply needs to pick up and move on and rebuild leading to the German economic miracle in the 1950s and it seems like the globe all over is willing to embrace German consumer products by the 1950s with the popularity of Volkswagen to the United States. But do these companies simply agree to stay silent about the matters during the war and move on after the war, or is there some process of reconciling what they did during the war? I mean, there wasn't not directly after the war. There wasn't, I mean, there wasn't also a unanimous decision. It was more it was more a society wide. It was, you know, millions, tens of millions of people had supported the Nazi Party, had become millions have become members. Many had shared in the atrocities of the Nazi regime. So it wasn't only it wasn't companies as much that wanted to keep their that wanted to keep their crimes, you know, wanted to brush their crimes under the rug. But it was just general that they wanted to move on. They want to forget what had happened. It was something they wanted to forget about. And they didn't want to talk about it. And then of course, they also wanted to get away with their crimes. They hoped that the allied occupiers wouldn't find out what they had done to their fellow
"volkswagen" Discussed on Auto Archives
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The Eric Metaxas Show
John Zmirak: 'First China Came for the Uyghurs'...
"Volkswagen back, I'm talking to John's mirac Jon it doesn't have people can read your stuff at stream dot org stream dot org. What else should we talk about? Well, Jason Jones and I co authored another piece at the stream called first China came for the Uyghurs and the Vatican said nothing. I don't know if people following China news. The most prominent Christian in China has just been arrested. Cardinal Joseph zen, 90 years old, he's the cardinal of Hong Kong. So he's from the part of China that was free until 1998 under British administration. And then was turned over to communist China. On the promise that it would retain its free political system. Of course, like all promises made by communists, that turned out to be a lie. And there have been crackdowns and arrests and China put into place a law that anyone in Hong Kong violated the Communist Party's authority could be shipped to Mainland China where the courts and the juries would be much stricter. Cardinal zen helped set up a charity fund that would help fund the defense of people against such extradition orders. China just arrested him and everyone else involved in the foundation.
The Eric Metaxas Show
Miss Kay Robertson Shares a Powerful Story About Her Husband Phil
"Back. I'm talking to miss K Robertson and Lisa Roberts in the book his sister roar and miss K, you just said something. I know you told me this story before, but I can't believe it. You said that your husband Phil, the duck commander, he was so bad, this is it right at the beginning of your marriage, that he threw you and the kids out of the house. He needed some peace because you were nothing but trouble, obviously. Yes, because I was preaching at this at 27. I really, you know, my Jesus and lord of my life. Before I was a small kid, I didn't exactly know what it meant, but I became a Christian, and I just, you know, I tried to suddenly say thanks and not me, but that's what we got. I was being a holy role or something. He didn't like it. So that's when he put us out and I'll never forget it was a rainy night and I had a boat swag and man three little boys piled every time we could get in a Volkswagen and we went to his brother's house and I asked his brother we stay there because feel put us out and he said only one night, only one night you can stay and I was like, okay and then I said, mind if I only one night because I didn't think I'd ever done anything to offend you and he said, hey, it's not you at all. I'm scared to fail. That's what he said. I'm scared of him. So I said, okay, so I can to the present time we live in now and went to the church, the big church that we got to. And I just told him, I said, I need help, you know? And we got in a little apartment, it was paid by what you make. And I already made 250,000 a month. So that's all I had. And me and the boys, we just prayed for him every day, and they got on the bus, probably it's called the pink buses and if you invite the neighbors, like, come, so it really helped my kids with their loss of not having their daddy. But we prayed for him. We prayed for him and then quickly to end this. He came to my work at a lunchtime, and I was coming in from lunch and my girlfriend said, oh no, there's fail and he's lucky he's laying on his steering wheel. She said, what do you think? And I said, I don't know, but I've got to face it and she said, what if what if he's got a gun in his future? I said, well, you've been watching too much. But number two is, you just watch from here and make sure nothing happens to me. So I go out there and he had been crying, and I've never seen Phil cry. You know, big tough man. You know, cry. And so he said, I'm sorry. He said, I love my family. I can't live without my family. And I just can't eat, and I can't sleep, and he said, I want you. I want you back, and I'm sorry about what I did, all those ten years and I said, Bill, this was my heart was going about a hundred miles an hour. And I said, let me tell you something. You can't do it by yourself. You've said a hundred times you were going to quit. And you didn't. And he said, well, I need to talk to somebody, and I said, well, I've got somebody lined up. It was a preacher at the church where I went. And he had this one time in the beer joint. Phil's baby sits your body men there, and he talked to film 5th day. Have you ever been drunk? And I preacher said, yes, I have. He said, but not lightly, and he said, no Phil, not since I come to Jesus.
Men In Blazers
"volkswagen" Discussed on Men In Blazers
"Yeah, respect to him. Undefeated. Godspeed to all our listeners who called in. And remember, if you want to ask Tyler anything and everything over the next 5 months before the World Cup, the number to do so 646-450-9472 any time because we will be back in a couple of weeks, but I want to end this podcast with one final note of inspiration Tyler, which means I'm going to hand it over to you and ask you to look back on the interpretive your journey and give us a piece of advice or a quote or a person that you've learned from that you draw strength from on this grind towards World Cup one that for me throughout my entire journey. There's no one that's had a bigger impact on me than my parents. I've been very fortunate for the sacrifices that they've been able to make on me trying to achieve my dream, leaving behind what they want to do and putting me and my brothers at the forefront of everything and perfect example of that is whenever I have the opportunity to play at home or a game where they're in the stands immediately, I'm always looking for them and making sure I know where they are during the national anthem, smiling and waving at them because when I look at my parents, it's suddenly relaxes me. Just like when I grew up playing in the academy or playing recreational soccer, they were always there for me. So to be able to look up at them and know that they're there supporting me now and the biggest stage, it's no different than playing on the small stage. So when we see you take the field with the United States of America and you're looking around, you are able to locate your parents and you are able to make eye contact during that national anthem. 100%. I always know where my parents are. My dad always gives me instructions on the field too, so I'm always able to communicate with them. Are they going to be at World Cup 2022? Yeah, a 100%. They're going to make that England game just feel like an academy game. That's a goal. Tyler Adams, godspeed to you. Many thanks to you, you incredible. Thank you for having me, Raj. It's been a pleasure. And thanks to all of you at Volkswagen for making this happen. I am going to tape the next one in my Atlas until next month. Godspeed America and courage..
AP News Radio
VW recalls over 246,000 SUVs due to unexpected braking
"Recalls been announced for some Volkswagen S. U. V.'s after news reports this week of sudden braking occurring in some models Volkswagen says it's determined the mysterious sudden braking problem in certain atlas cross sport and S. U. V.'s is the result of a faulty wiring harness which can interrupt electrical connections in the vehicles the problem can also cause the side air bags to be late in deploying after a crash this week the Associated Press called attention to nearly fifty complaints to U. S. safety regulators starting back in twenty twenty at least one driver reported going seventy miles an hour when the vehicle suddenly stopped there are also investigations into sudden braking occurring in some models of Honda Nissan and Tesla vehicles I'm Jackie Quinn
AP News Radio
Sudden braking in 2 VW SUV models draws regulatory scrutiny
"Federal safety regulators are looking into dozens of complaints of sudden braking in certain Volkswagen crossover SUVs about four dozen complaints have been made about some VW atlas vehicles suddenly coming to a stop safety advocates think it's a problem with the modern emergency braking systems Volkswagen says it's aware of some concerns and the national highway traffic safety administration is gathering information but hasn't opened a formal investigation one driver in Kansas says it feels like her model year twenty twenty one atlas SUV is possessed she's not driving it it is driving her there are investigations into sudden breaking in some Honda Nissan and Tesla vehicles I'm Jackie Quinn
"volkswagen" Discussed on WTOP
"Biggest automakers Volkswagen and Toyota are coming for Tesla laying out a $170 billion worth of investments to stay in the electric car market Tesla has absolutely proven that there's demand out there for electric vehicles from companies that have really thrown their full weight behind them Craig two Dell is a global automotive editor for Bloomberg news Volkswagen and Toyota each sold roughly ten or 11 cars for everyone Elon Musk did last year But Trudeau points out Tesla has the advantage of not needing to manage a whole business of gas fueled vehicles Tesla does have some real advantages They're not managing away the internal combustion engine business and managing up the electric vehicle business They are all in on the latter Trudeau says it's clear all automakers realize the age of the battery powered vehicle is here From the Bloomberg newsroom I'm Anne moss du on WTO P and stay with WTP will have another look at your weather and traffic as the snow continues to fall and gets heavier It's four 56 American military university presents she also served true stories from women veterans changing the world 1° at a time Cassie wells who grew up in a small town in Oregon had big ambitions early in life to citing right after high school that she needed to do something more I was working two and three jobs I wasn't happy where I was at So she joined the marines It was pretty surreal It was something that I didn't really think that I could achieve or that was possible for me She spent 9 years in the marines along the way attending AMU She says the school's flexible online courses were perfect fit given her hectic schedule That was key to me being able to piece together my schedule and actually finish my degree plan Wells received a bachelor's degree in psychology from AMU Aiming to be.
"volkswagen" Discussed on WTOP
"Biggest automakers Volkswagen and Toyota are coming for Tesla laying out a $170 billion worth of investments to stay in the electric car market Tesla has absolutely proven that there's demand out there for electric vehicles from companies that have really thrown their full weight behind them Craig two Dell is a global automotive editor for Bloomberg news Volkswagen and Toyota each sold roughly ten or 11 cars for everyone Elon Musk did last year But Trudeau points out Tesla has the advantage of not needing to manage a whole business of gas fueled vehicles Tesla does have some real advantages They're not managing away the internal combustion engine business and managing up the electric vehicle business They are all in on the latter Trudeau says it's clear all automakers realize the age of the battery powered vehicle is here From the Bloomberg newsroom I'm Anne moss du on WTO P and stay with WTO will have updates every ten minutes on this afternoon storm as well as what's going on on area road So stay close for that It is 1256 Hi it's Rita Kessler Many of you have followed along with my weight loss journey with co pair formally EMP one 80 When I started almost two years ago we were in the middle of COVID lockdown I wasn't quite sure it was the right time to get started Almost 60 pounds later I can tell you it was Believe me starting is the hardest decision you'll make but it was also the best decision I've made Coper is different than other weight loss programs because of the personalized coaching My coach Vanessa is a big reason for my success at the point in other programs where I'd start gaining back the weight She helped me to not only not gain but to maintain my weight loss I look forward to my chats with.
"volkswagen" Discussed on CarCast
"It'll be a feather, I'll be so pissed off once I grab it. Freaking match. That'll be fun. But you know, it's just you got to throw out a phrase or something. A lot of bracing, yeah, and a lot of just not giving a shit and forgetting about it and getting in there and giving him what he deserves. And then coming home, you know, working on the garage. That's basically how I look. Yeah. Right on. Do you touch my son, you die. It's pretty simple. I'm flying over there to kill Bobby Lashley. Yeah. All right. And see me all of that goes well and you don't hurt yourself more. You're gonna come back to LA. You're gonna do some work out here. You've got some shows. Oh, yeah. Let's see. I fly in Chicago. I private from Chicago Friday early afternoon to San Antonio. Fortunately gained gauges game is right near the airport. So I'm literally going to get off the plane and go to his game. Okay. And then Saturday, you know, just trying to catch my breath on Sunday, fly out to LA for the goldbergs. Oh, that soon. I didn't know if it was going to be that quick of a turn. I thought you'd get a week in between, but nuke. Me. So come out for the goldbergs. Okay. Well, I see, because I know you do NCIS on Los Angeles as well. And I kind of felt like that show because you get to November. You get to wear pants and a jacket or something. But the goldbergs, they're probably going to put you in your short shorts. So my tube socks. Yeah, your short shards and your tube socks. So hopefully you could just stand around and yell and not have to run too much. Because I don't know exactly. Do you get to wear the brace on the goldbergs? I don't think so. No. No. We have a lot of acting going on. Yeah, that's really gonna be it's like, why does he keep yelling? He's always yelling. Yeah, 'cause fucking leg hurts. It's hanging on by a staple that thing back on. All right, well, so we won't see you next week. We'll be watching we'll be watching you on WWE, but good luck. Have a good time and you know, yeah, the busy busy schedule for sure. So bob allister in for next week. And that's it. So we'll catch up soon. Follow us, of course, where he's Goldberg and Goldberg garage on Twitter. Goldberg 9 5 Goldberg's garage on Instagram. I'm sure you're going to be getting some updates and we'll have to check in again when you get back. I want to talk about some of the firing range stuff that you've been doing. And it looks like you've been shopping for a new toy, maybe testing out a few things. All those things that I keep testing out are mind balance. Yes, come out by purchasing them, but I did pick up a nice oh man, that desert eagle I bought last week is just something that revered man. It's absolutely like shooting a Canada. What was the smaller gun you shot first before you went in that video you posted it. It was a yeah it was like a sig P two 38 or something. It shoots a 38. It's a really small gun. You would love it. I mean, it's very, you know, you saw the size difference. I wanted to do the comparison for no other reason than to show the projectile. You know, I mean, it's a huge difference between the two. But yeah, just having some fun, man. I mean, why not? Yeah, actually, the small gun looked, it looked great, like a lot of control, really good. Oh, yeah. Through big on it. It looked like fun. But the desert eagle, that's the gun, it just seemed like, first of all, a lot more movement. A lot more sound. Like, why? But I love where you shoot it and you take a breath and you go holy shit and then you gotta shoot it again and take a breath and go holy shit. The other one you can crank out 5 6 rounds. So obviously different types of yeah, but let's be honest, if I can group 5 or 6 rounds with the three 80, it's still doesn't compare to one perfectly placed shot with a 50 Cal. Yeah. That thing was a monster. I don't know. I think there's a monster to say, by the way, if you guys want to see that, go check out the video up on Goldberg 9 5 on a Instagram. It was fun. Before we head out, we are.
"volkswagen" Discussed on CarCast
"It down on the track. Kind of lost throttle going 70 yesterday and the highway. Yeah, it was pretty entertaining. So just gotta shake it down. That's all. Yeah. That's all. It's two big water tanks are being delivered as we speak for the garage, so that's moving along. Speaking of powder coated today and stuff's rolling. Water tanks don't have to go in the ground, right? Because you've got enough land. They're just going to be off in the distance somehow. How close do they how close are they need to be to the garage? Well, right now they're about 75 yards away. So they're hidden, they'll be hidden under some trees. You can just hide them behind the power lines. Yeah, exactly. The powerful. Put it all right there. I had the powerful. Okay, so you're bringing in the two big tanks. And yeah, it should be. It should be kind of interesting. And when do they start construction? Because when does weather become a factor again? When does it get cold and it's like that? Like 24 hours from now? Yeah, it's starting to be an issue. We got rain coming in the next couple of weeks and it's just yeah, we got to get material onsite before the weather hits because it's going to be a quagmire if not. Right, okay. But the foundation being done or mostly done at this point, that's the most difficult to do with weather. As a 100% over the last I don't know how long now. Okay, so as that starts to come to be, of course, your docket's pretty full, going to Saudi Arabia. How's the knee? Oh, needs much better. Hopefully it'll be I won't be completely healed by then, but it'll be suffice to say in good enough shape to kick Bobby's ass. Let's just say that. What do you got to do to that knee? To actually get in a ring. There's a physicality of it that we've always talked about. The physicality is real. Bobby is not a light dude. Bobby Lashley is a big dude. So look, if you just went into a jam or any of us went into a gym and try to grab a big sandbag and move it around as your workout. This isn't throwing a medicine ball on the ground or bouncing it off a wall. This is, I don't know. What is he two 50 to 80? Easy. Two pitchers. Yeah, two 70. I don't know, that's a lot of weight. So.
"volkswagen" Discussed on CarCast
"Doing it. So there was yeah, right? So what I find is the Volkswagen doesn't get going very quickly. And I'm not, I'm not talking about like a zero to 60. Because 60 is fast. I'm talking like zero to 30, zero to 25. It just feels like you hit the gas and nothing happens until it has to I guess spool up with a little, I don't know two liter turbo or something. Maybe I'll maybe this is kind of our age, but remember the little kind of gimmicky toy. It's a little airplane. And the propeller is attached to a rubber band. And you know, like you use your finger and you spin the propeller to potential on the rubber band. Right? You're sitting here doing it. And then when you let go, it unwinds and then that rubber band the little you throw the airplane and it takes off. It feels like every time I'm at a stoplight and I want to get going, I feel like I hit the gas and it feels like that little rubber band has to wind up to create some tension. And then it goes. And it starts to go. W's gonna be extremely ecstatic if you use the analogy of a rubber band. I have a rubber band. It feels like it has to sort of build up that energy before it starts to move. And I was thinking about it on the way here. Now it's not a deal killer. It's fine. It's just you just have to kind of adapt your driving style. If you drive like me, then it's annoying. If you don't, then it's probably fine. But aside from that, everything else seemed fine on the tiguan. It's just you know, I don't know, that's just kind of my thought. As I'm sitting here driving these cars, I'm thinking what it is that I like or don't like or what's happening in it and sometimes it's goofy little things. Look, the Audi and the Bentley, you know, again, same same parent companies. Excuse me, the same family. Same thing, you know, out here with traffic. As you're making that left turn, there's traffic coming toward you, but you find the gap. You make a calculated decision. You know you're gonna make it. There's plenty of room. And again, you've got people behind you. And there's not a lot of left turn arrows out here. So you kind of have to make it. Otherwise, people behind you are going to be honking. Going, hey, you could make it, you could go. Except on the stupid Audi and the Bentley, which is so crazy to say because I really like those cars. I'm such a fan of Audi. But when the Audi sees or the Bentley sees a car coming at you in that lane, it jams on the brakes 'cause I think you're gonna get hit. And what happens is is you make enough left hand turn to get into the intersection and then if jam is a breaks and then you're like, now I'm gonna fucking die. Because someone's coming at me. You know? And that's way scarier than VW's lack of power. You need to turn it off. For the life of me, I can not seem to find a way to turn it off. A friend of mine had Bentley bentayga, the SUV, and tried to turn it off and couldn't find it, went to the dealer and they're like, oh, it's deep within the settings. He's like, good, find it, turn it off, and they couldn't turn it off. A true story. He got so frustrated with this thing. Again, it's a driving habit. So it's a way we drive some of us drive. And he's like, forget it. Traded it in straight up, got a Rolls Royce. Trying to do the valley for a Rolls Royce literally for that reason. It was just like, I can't do it. It's like, it's just a frustrating thing. Anyway, see these little quirks that sometimes they're fine and we can adapt around them sometimes that they are maddening and we can not adapt around them. Anyway, that was just some thought I had on the Volkswagen take one. Aside from that, it's pretty, it's nice. You know, it seems to work well. Yeah. It is. Dodge Durango. The 2022 Dodge Durango is out. They've got some new features in it. Usually more technology, some upgrades, things like that. They've reduced the amount of colors, I think, as they start to phase out this vehicle, I think there was 11 different colors, probably like 7 different shades of gray. They got a down in like four. It's just like black, white, red blue, gray, or whatever. It's just like they've kind of narrowed it down. We're done with the hellcat engine for sure. And so the SRT Durango is pretty much done, which, look, I mean, the hellcat version of it is done. All of the end of last year or the beginning of this year, we kept saying, hey, get the Durango hellcat because we're only making a certain amount. We weren't lying about that. I know it was advertising, but that's what it is. So now if you want one, you can see if you can find one on a lot, otherwise they're all account for you going to have to buy you. You're going to have to wait for bring a trailer to put one up there. But I don't know, 2024, we've got two more years with the current dog Durango. So if you want if you want the current Durango, now you can get a three 92 engine. You can get the big V8. And you can always modify it and hot rod it do whatever you want, which is one of the things we liked about Durango. And the Jeep grand Cherokee, right, especially the V8, the track hawk, people would say, why would I get a $90,000 Jeep grand Cherokee? Would you get Porsche Cayenne turbo used or something like that? And I said, well, for me, it was like, do you want to modify it? You know? If you wanted to modify it, if you wanted to make a thousand horsepower track hawk, then you could do it. And the drivetrain holds up, I think, you know, I think Mario gearheads was basically saying, yeah, you do half shafts on it, and aside from that, it's pretty beefy. He's making some big power with those things. I'm sure you guys are going to have your Goldberg's garage, power packages for the track hawk. All of the hellcats, right? Yes, sir. Anyway, so if you guys want to Dodge Durango, this is her out for basically two more years. You could still get that three 92. If you want that, it's cool. It's big. It's fast. I'm trying to find out what were the what were the colors. Black, gray, red and white. Those are the new colors. Black gray red and white. They got fancy names, but you can go in there and dig them up. But that's pretty much that's pretty much what they are. And speaking of the new Jeep grand Cherokee, have you seen it yet? This redesign, they're trying to go. It's actually, it's actually very nice looking. It looks it looks good. The interior looks good. I don't know exactly what all of the engine options are going to be, but as far as the pricing, the entry level grand Cherokee Laredo is going to be 37,390 bucks. So sub 40,000. The it's a good price point. Yeah, it seems like it's gonna be a good price point. From there, the altitude is the new model. It's a just about 42,000. It gets you a nicer leather heated front seats, remote vehicle start a few things like that. You can get the limited gets up to about 43 1700. Which, by the way, is about a $2500 increase of the previous generation limited. So there is a little bit.
"volkswagen" Discussed on CarCast
"All right, so I've been I've been driving this Volkswagen tiguan. It's the kind of small SUV. I might be wrong about this. But I think it's about the size of an Audi Q 5, some family. I don't think it's the Q three. I think it's the Q 5 but I could be wrong. It feels like it's the Q 5. I just didn't dig into it, but I've been driving a few of the Volkswagens recently. We've talked about it here and there. The ID four, which is the electric one and which was interesting. I liked it. It was just that was one of us like, why does it have to feel like an iPhone and why does it have a white steering wheel? I mean, not all of them do. But just kind of the gimmicky things. Like when the Chevy Volt came out, the white plastic and the, you know, it just felt like an old iPod classic. It's catering to a specific generation of kids. Yeah, yeah. And, you know, we're getting more. We're getting more electric cars and they're kind of going back to something conventional. The Mustang Mach-E has turned signals and has gauges and it's got some things that are pretty conventional, volume knob. You don't have to, not everything's on the touchscreen. We're seeing different manufacturers with different ideas about what the future to hold. Not necessarily what the future holds, but do you slowly get somebody ready for an electric vehicle or do you just slam it right in their face with something a 100% completely different? So it is kind of strange seeing how different manufacturers are catering to them. Well, we talked about some of the ergonomics of these things as well. One of the things I was going to bring up in my notes was we talked about the ergonomics of the electric vehicles, but we also talked about the ergonomics of some of the conventional vehicles namely the Lexus. Because I was driving the Lexus and it has that little track pad that controls the cursor up on the screen and some of the newer models have the track pad, but also a touchscreen if you can reach it if the shape of the dash allows it, but not all the Lexus have that. And I was just like, I don't know, it's just kind of a deal killer for me. It's such a weird interface that I can't get behind it. I drove it again for like a week. And the LC 500 that car that beautiful two door coupe and the convertible, I really like that car. It sounds great, V8. It's gorgeous. It's just that trackpad makes me just gotta add I just don't know. Well, sounds like BMW all over again. Yeah, right? With their eye drive. So Lexus is now saying the Lexus nx, which is the new version of their small SUV. It's one of the newest vehicles that they have. Does not have that goddamn trackpad. And they're like, are you doing away with it? We've got a whole new interface. They got to touch screen and by the way, we've got climate control buttons on the dash, again, you know, actual tactile buttons. We have a volume knob for the radio. So if you want to actually use a volume knob, finally, after it seems like years and years of customers and the media going, I really love to have a volume job back up here and not a slider or a weird tap button or so they're kind of getting into it, which hopefully that I'd say trickle down, but trickles up through because the entry level vehicle trickles up through the Lexus lineup. And I don't know, I think it will do well for them. Of course, the first time they launched this, there's going to be a couple little flaws here in there, but I don't know. I just read the article about it. I looked at the interface and I was like, hey, maybe they're listening to people and that made me happy. Maybe they're actually listening a little bit. So anyway, so the Volkswagen. We've driven a few of the Volkswagens. I drove the big SUV and now this is the small SUV and the ID four and a couple of the cars. And you know, I've had some kind of mixed thoughts on it. The tiguan, I like. They sent one over, it's a dark blue, it's beautiful. It's the interior's nice. The infotainment system. It's there. It works. It's good. You know, it's got a real volume knob and it's got the touch controls or anything. Just the one thing I can't get over with several of the Volkswagens that I've driven now is the engine. At first, I thought it was like, just like a quirky CVT transmission and it's not. It's the engine. Maybe it's just underpowered or something or some turbo lag. But here's the thing. Driving around this town. Drive it around a busy, heavy traffic LA. My driving style is for lack of better term, go for it, go for it. That's the best way I could fly. So here's things like you're trying to make a left turn. You've got to you're in the left turning lane, obviously there's traffic coming toward you. You find that gap and you go, right? You don't want to hold up the line, you don't want to be the guy that's sitting there the whole time. You know, so you kind of go for it. Not in a dangerous way, but you're just, you're just scooting along, you know, you want to make sure you're not the traffic jam.
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VW Debuts the ID Buzz Autonomous Van
"Volkswagen debuted its. Id buzz autonomous e van. The twenty twenty one. I a mobility event in munich. This features autonomous systems developed by argot. Ai vw plans to use. Id buzz as the platform for its full-scale commercial. Ride hailing and delivery operations plans launch germany. In twenty twenty-five
EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
Global Plug-in Car Sales July 2021: Almost Doubled to 480,000
"Start with the global plug in car. Sales around the world always interesting to look at. These isn't it gives a bit of a big picture a wider view about how we doing as a planet with the and i've been talking about the august numbers lately but let's talk about the july numbers because it does take longer to assemble the global up global plug in car sales increased in july by ninety four percent year-over-year to four hundred eighty thousand one of the best results ever ever ever the market share. Globally of plug in cars was seven point. One percent. Two thirds of them will all electric going to inside tvs. I father she passenger plug in electric car sales over three million. That's wonderful since the beginning of the year which seems five minutes ago. Three million more eady's are on the road. Market share increased over the year to six point five percent less than july seven point. One percent is expected as well that by the end of the year. We have a six million. there's always i is increasing take rights of ev's but also more sold in the second half of the year so it could be well over six million plug in vehicles also this year. Globally the top selling models for the month of july will would be the ruling hongguang. Mini av the tesla model. Three the testimony. Why and the volkswagen. Id four. In that order id four by the way pretty much on par. With the tesla model y both fourteen and a half thousand sales in july globally. The highest number of new plug in electric car registrations noted by byu they lead the way and byu were a long way ahead of tesla in july By like eleven thousand vehicles. Byu then tesla than saic gm. Which is the joint venture in china of general motors and volkswagen in fourth place. About six thousand behind tesla
Tesla Daily: Tesla News & Analysis
Senators Want FTC Enforcement on Autopilot
"Aren't so pretty. Nice day for tesla stock today shaking off some of the red from earlier this week. Finishing up three and a half percent to six hundred eighty dollars ninety nine cents comparatively. The nasdaq was down nine. Tenths of a percent most of that drop happening in the last hour. Two hours of trading after the fed minutes came out so the minutes from the federal reserve's meeting today indicating that they are considering tapering off their monthly asset purchases sometime in the near term but obviously those things can and often do change so the market reacting to that towards the end of trading and tesla got pulled down a bit as well so pretty strong day for automakers just across the board today so we ejected on this yesterday but will check in again today probably for the last time this week but weekday performance so far tussles down about four percent a little bit less than four percent so far and actually now doing about a half a percent to full percentage point better than gm. Ford's atlanta's volkswagen and neo so despite all the coverage of the knits investigation. If you'd just slept through the first few days of the week which is actually not a bad strategy for an investor and you just looked at automaker performances we to date. You'd have no idea that there was investigation on tesla. And you'd probably say oh tesla's having a pretty good week relative to others so markets down today tesla up and that was despite reports that two. Us senators are currently urging the federal trade commission to open a probe into whether or not tesla used deceptive marketing practices involving drivers systems features which tesla of course calls autopilots and full. Self-driving that is per the wall street journal. They write quote in a letter to the head of the fdic. We con dated wednesday senators. Richard blumenthal of connecticut and ed markey of massachusetts said they have serious concerns about how tesla advertises. Its advanced driver assistance features. Which don't enable vehicles to operate autonomously. They took aim chief executive elon. Musk for some of his comments and quote.
Tesla Daily: Tesla News & Analysis
Goldman Sachs AI Day Expectations
"Robin our here. And today we're going to be talking about a couple of analysts. Updates one from goldman sachs about their expectations for a day. I think those are kind of helpful. Just to get a sense of what institutions are expecting for events like that then we've also got a bit of an update on that yuan. Musk source city. Trial some news out of china and a couple of stores as well bit of a tougher day for tesla again. Today though the stock did recover some in the afternoon ended up finishing down about three percent. Six hundred and sixty five dollars. Seventy one cents. The nasdaq was also down today. Nine tenths of a percent. So i know feels like a rough week for tesla. But it's been kind of a rough week for all automakers looking at a handful here you can see. Gm down six for instilling tests down about four and a half percent. Volkswagen in neo down seven percent expand down six percent average across the board of those down six percent so desolate spent a little bit worse. But not really all that much especially given the context of the nitsa investigation as the interest from that fades from earlier. this week. Everyone is going to be turning their attention to a idea of course scheduled for this thursday. It'll be five. Pm pacific time eight pm eastern time. I do believe tesla intends to livestream it. We don't have those details yet. But i think eli had previously said that they would though i can't find that tweet at the moment i'd be shocked if they didn't and also plan on live streaming as well so as i mentioned goldman sachs last night. Put out a note with their expectations for a day and in their introduction. They did note that this is going to be a purposeful recruiting event. So hopefully that stands from tesla has kind of cut through to most investors and. I think that really helps to keep expectations a lot. More realistic in terms of what was going to be talking about as goldman sachs. They expect hustle to talk about five key topics which they outlined in this note. I they say they expect us to discuss its. Ai neural net now strained. I would agree. That is something that we've heard tesla talk about both at autonomy day and then if you followed andrea carpathia presentations. He's talked a lot about those sort of
"volkswagen" Discussed on Recode Decode
"Work with two big partners in ford and volkswagen. We see a bunch of change. The car industry there's new car companies are very exciting. They're spending up. there's all kinds of investment activity. There's also a lot of consolidation so as you look across that landscape. Where do you think your truest competitor. Why always leave those those things to to fellas like you to call outperforming skew you but you follow this really closely you you. You have an answer i look. I think we're in such an exciting time where a lot of good ideas are getting funded. I saw a chart in the wall street journal the other day that showed the just the huge like enormous growth in start up capital. I think it's a really exciting time right. And just the way i look at it. Is this technology who whoever gets it fielded right and deployed. Whoever makes it at the end of the day is long as they're following the right practices and processes and view it not just as a convenience but also a safety function i think is gonna have a huge transformative impact on the world And it's it's going to mean safer cleaner easier transportation worldwide. That's what we're after regardless of. Who my competitors our who's going to end up deployment i think those that stay true to that that vision and deliver on it. I think we're going to be incredible long lasting companies but one of the reasons. I ask comeback that commodification question. Is there just a first mover advantage. Were you happen to get to the finish line first. Everyone else is going to. Just start buying argos stack in deploying it or is there a many markets are winner. Take all do you think. Self-driving winner-take-all no. I don't think it's winner. Take all. I think that there's a all the time there's three trillion miles driven in the us alone. Huge percentage of those are actually passenger miles. So i think that the opportunities enormous. I think you're gonna see different. Companies specialize in automating different fractions in slices of those miles. And i think there's incredible businesses to be built even just within those those licenses one way you can measure this competition and i love it. You're just gonna tell me it's my job to figure it out but we're gonna try anyway one way to measure. This competition is miles driven. How many miles are robots drive. This week in the reason i bring it up is because waymo which i think is a competitor of yours. Loves to tout how many miles it's driven billions of more miles than anyone can even comprehend way. Minima says it's driven. Is that the right measure. Is that a measure you use i. No it isn't just because depending on where you operate your drive. Different speeds and so the unit of work for any given vehicle on any given day is very different right. I could put up a huge mileage number and have it all be on highway as very different than driving ocean drive in miami so you know not all miles are the same not. It's it's really an apples to oranges. Measurement i do think that being clear about where you're driving is an and what the complexity is and what the industry terms as the operational design domain which is just describing what are the types of streets and roads et cetera. That you're driving on. I think is really important to disclose just as much as as mileage if you're gonna use mileage as your benchmark. Mileage is obviously a proxy for data collected. Right there on the sensors are reading a bunch of data they running machine learning algorithms. They need vast amount of data tomatoes. Algorithm smarter is that data collected. Is that the right. I mean is useful. But but again data on i seventy five is going to be very very different than data in On broadway so like. I just think that again. It's all about the environment and and if we wanted to start looking at the diversity of data maybe that's a way to look at it. Right is what. What is the diversity in the different environments in cases that you've seen recorded in our testing against and how well's the system performing against those test cases i mean that's ultimately what the thomas driving companies are looking at internally it may not get published but that's what we're looking at whenever we talk about data collection we have to talk about. Privacy will use the lift cars. A tiny example lift knows who you are. You sign into left. He called car maps route. Lift can kind of throw that away after awhile right like. They're running logistics business in some way they want to know the cars to be for a giant machine learning data. So you need to hold onto that data. So how're you anonymous. Is that something you've had to think about totally anonymous for us. We aren't trying to identify anybody. We're purely using the data to understand. Is that a vehicle is it. A person is a bike scooter. is the pedestrian motorized. As we've called right like we're trying to understand that so that we can predict and understand. Like what are the movements you're gonna make to ensure safety We're not handling the in in in engagement. You don't make the sort of user facing interface of the car right. You're very focused on autonomy tie into the cars existing systems. I'm sure lifts there's gonna be some consumer software interface element but one of the things. I've noticed as i've talked to car. Companies this eeoc afford the co pollstar. They're aware that they can't just give the center stack of the corner. Way to car play an android auto anymore. It's it's gotta be good and they've got to win that back because cars start to drive themselves. They can't just be like it's carplay. They need people to use their maps their interface to understand how the cars operate where in that dynamic playing. Is it all in the background. Do you want an argo interface. How does that work out. It's a little bit in the background. The part that we concentrate on is we wanna provide displays that assure the writers that the car is operating safely correctly so we do have a display that we build an argo that shows the scene in and around the vehicle the locations of the different objects around the vehicle. You know we'll show the upcoming trip in routes and like what the next turn. It's going to make that kind of thing in terms of like the dash board for a consumer vehicle and getting into sort of the math wars and the different companies screaming for your attention screen time. That's not a battle that we're in the middle of right now but you need to have maps to run air system right. Who's your map provider. We do but the types of maps you and give to a to consumer their maps. That helped the car drive there. Kind of high resolution maps that The vehicle figure out what location. It's in like exactly where it is within a lane and so on. it isn't a navigational. I mean that's an element to it right. But that's it's a little bit different. Use case understand if i get into one of these lifts in awe center miami or one of these. Id buzzes still great name in hamburg. And i'm like. I want to go to this bar. There has to be some sort of consumer facing map. That showing me like. Here's how long it will take. Here's a resume and take that asks translated into instructions for the car to operate that. Does that happen based on the map. That i'm seeing or a different map. You picking where you want to go and showing your current location and and trying to find points of interest and all of that at least with the lift engagement that will be through the lift app the lift map that we the lift system ultimately trip data get sent to us. Yes we do have an understanding of addresses and locations and how to navigate the vehicle. My point is that those systems though are kind of optimized for the driving function the actual you i presented to the user is on the lift end of things. We don't have involvement in that part of it as you think about making more consumer vehicles or far into the future you know. Ford has a big.
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Biden Sets Goals for Boosting Electric Car Sales, Fuel Efficiency
"Gotta grab this clip of biden's announcement and it's it's essentially an electric vehicle welfare state no kidding. What a spectacle i mean. We're we're watching. I mean here was biden's announcement. Here's the wall street journal editorial board by the way. Bmw ford honda. Volkswagen volvo seconding seconding the need for bold action in the federal government. Let's see politicians as partners. The by administration is adopting california deal as the framework for its revised cafe rules. The mileage mandate will increase by ten percent. We got we have got insanity happening in washington. Dc socialism like like. You can't believe
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"volkswagen" Discussed on Business Wars Daily
"Work week. Everyone a moment of silence please. For sedans those little guys have had to deal with a lot in the past several years. The ford focus the dodge dart. The chrysler two hundred the chevy impala. All those models have hit the scrap heap and last week. Volkswagen announced that after thirty years one of its sedans would be joining them. The vw passat the twenty twenty. Two model year will be the final one for the classic mid size sedan. Which competes with honda's accord in. Toyota's camry why well sales of the facade had been falling in recent years according to the wall street journal. Volkswagen sold around twenty three thousand passats last year. Down from seventy eight thousand in two thousand fifteen that downward trend of sedan sales is hitting all automakers as buyers move toward suv's and trucks. Volkswagen will continue to focus. On churning out its line of. suv's including its crossover. Atlas crossovers are particularly appealing to drivers. Because they have the roominess of suv's but are built on the frame of a car which makes vehicles more fuel-efficient and crossover sales from all automakers are surging. Forty percent of all vehicles sold in the us or crossovers according to statistics. That's not great news for models like the good old pp aside and in addition to surges. Suv and truck sales. An industry-wide embrace of electric vehicles means there's just no room on the lot for many sedans. Volkswagen itself is leaning into the market with its ide- four electric crossover suv. You may remember. Vw's failed pr stunt earlier this year when it said it was changing. Its name to volts wagon. Well jokes aside. The automaker says when it comes to electric vehicles there quote just getting started. There's another car maker who also recently put a well known sedan out to pasture in favor of the future. ford retired. Its focus back in twenty eighteen and has since full steam ahead on crossovers and trucks. The automaker is home to the country's bestselling pickup trucks and early next year. They'll roll out a new one. This one fully electric that will have to compete with chevy's forthcoming electric silverado. And even tesla's cyber truck. Volkswagen also makes a truck the amock but that one's not available in the us as drivers increasingly say hallowed more trunk space and an optional third row to it's passat alas vw is saying off. Peterson from wondering. This is business. wars daily. I'm your host david brown written and produced by jessica. Your muscle our executive producer. Jenny lower beckmann and marshal. Louis created by or non lopez four. We get support from masterworks. If you're tired of the meam stock mania than you're not alone this year alone. Investors have lost over one hundred sixty seven billion on meam stocks. So what do elite investors do instead. Well there's one high performing yet overlooked alternative that eighty four percent of wealth managers recommend this asset is contemporary art now for the first time ever..
"volkswagen" Discussed on Hands-On Tech
"Or the Ford mustang mach or even the chevrolet bolt for that matter Because it won't bring the vehicle to a complete stop but it'll bring it down to about five miles an hour so and then you have to get on the break and the region breaking even in in the b mode is a. It's not quite as aggressive as what you'll find in some of those other vehicles so if you really like strong region and i do you know you're not gonna get going to get quite as much in the eighty four as you would in some other vehicles but overall it's it's pretty good and and you can do most of your driving without having to touch the break at any time. In fact the pedal kind of interesting done fun. Little detail on these vehicles Obviously to pedals no manual transmission. So there's no clutch but on the pedal there's a little arrow Looks like a play button on a on a music player and then on the brake pedal. There's a couple of vertical bars That look like a pause button off music player so play pause as kind of just a fun. Little detail overall vehicle is surprisingly roomy. It's on the outside. It's similar in size overall to most Compact crossovers in the which are and. That's right now aside from full-size. pickup trucks. Is pretty far away. The most popular segment in the us market. It has really overtaken midsize sedans which used to be the most popular So vehicles like the toyota. Rav four on the vive. Ford escape chevy equinox. It's in that same size classes those vehicles but because of the fact that it's electric Doesn't have any drive drive train underneath you. Just have the battery pack under the floor between the the front rear motors. It and and because you don't have an engine up front. It allowed volkswagen designers to move the dashboard up. In a way makes the vehicle feel really roomy inside and it is quite roomy incited. It's very roomy car you'll have no problem at all five adults in this car For you know for any normal driving road trip You know three kids in the back. Probably be a little more comfortable than than three adults but still it feels very spacious. There's lots of hip and shoulder room. Lots of height this model. This is the first edition model at least has the full glass panoramic route. Like what you'll find in. Most tesla's the maki's got one of those. I think there will be some less expensive models later on that have steele roof and right now the the four in the first edition which is what they said. This is the trend that most automakers are doing. These days is offering limited first edition models. You know kind of following again in the pattern of tesla when they when they originally launched the roadster back in two thousand seven. Two thousand eight They sold the first batch. The first hundred or so of those were founders edition models and they've done limited first edition runs for each of their subsequent vehicles now. Most manufacturers are doing that for did a launch edition of the machi. Vw's falling their first edition of the Four they did a first edition. Id three in europe as well. So this one went for forty four thousand dollars sticker price before the tax incentives. The first editions are all sold out. Now he can't get them anymore but what you can order. Now is the eighty four pro. Which again is a single motor rear wheel drive version than starts at forty thousand dollars before incentives and then you still have full eligibility for most wagon through volkswagen for the seventy five dollar federal tax credit plus whatever state and local. Incentives may be where you happen to live. the Later on probably late this year. Or maybe the early part two thousand twenty two the will also be a less expensive Single motor version and one of the interesting things. That volkswagen is doing with the platform. Volkswagen one of the first manufacturers high volume mainstream manufacturers to go to front wheel drive on their smaller vehicles because with a gas engine front wheel drive. turn the engine sideways. You can concentrate all the powertrain components in the front makes for room ears better packaging and better traction Because you've got the weight over the drive. Wheels generally don't front wheel drive. Vehicles often. don't handle as well as all wheel drive vehicles or rear wheel drive vehicles Because the front wheels have to do both the steering and the the tractive effort to get the car moving so generally rear wheel drive vehicles and have the best driving dynamics so what volkswagen's done with the family with the platform is the default is a single rear wheel drive So you You can split the workload between the front and rear tyres. The franz do the steering arrears do the propulsion makes the car handle low better and this this car This is not as i said. This is a single motor rear wheel drive so it does. It does handle really well. And that's that's a trait. That volkswagen is volkswagen vehicles. Had for a long time there tend to be very fun to drive. they're nimble they even the front wheel. Drive models are have really good driving dynamics. The same is true for the four and we haven't driven a rear wheel drive one yet but certainly with the all wheel drive it. It is quite enjoyable to drive. The only downside really to the driving dynamics of this car is surprisingly the steering feel. There's not a whole lot of feedback through the steering wheel when you're cornering and what that means is in a car like say for example my my oh mazda miata.
"volkswagen" Discussed on Hands-On Tech
"So this is the second and a range of electric vehicles. That volkswagen brand launching based on hits new modular electric tool kit and the acronym for the german version. That is emmy be so this is referred to as emmy be platform and volkswagens that they're planning to launch about seventy five different name plates of this platform between now and twenty twenty-five off of their nine different automotive brands so some of the brands like for example bentley and bugatti probably won't get any based vehicles but they've already launched two in europe and north america. I was the. Id three which is based which is similar in size to the golf hatchback slightly smaller than this one. The four is a little little. Bit taller will more crossover ish. And it went on sale in europe late in twenty twenty and started sales here in north america earlier this year Early in two thousand twenty one. I think the first deliveries were in march of this year. They've also got some other In europe For the skoda brand And later this year here. In north america will also be getting the audi q four e tron which is again based on this same architecture so they all use the same set of basic components underneath the same set of motors. Standard battery packs a lot of the same The same electronics. They'll have unique bodies geek interiors. So the audi q four example look complete. I mean it's a crossover basically the same size as this one but it'll have a completely different interior. Looks much more audi audi like like other contemporary audi models as well as the exterior styling will be more like audis. The eddie floor has an eighty two kilowatt hour. Lithium ion battery pack that sits under the floor and two hundred and one horsepower. Electric motor at the rear axle. And it has an epa estimated range of about two hundred fifty miles Which is i think is quite quite a good range. I think it's acceptable for almost everybody. you know. The vast majority of people never drive more than about forty miles a day. So even if you live in northern climates where you get very cold weather or in parts of country where it gets very hot which increasingly is almost everywhere and you're using and you need easier conditioning. You're still going to get a wall over one hundred and fifty in most cases closer to two hundred miles of of range for your normal driving even when you're using a lot of accessories so that's that's always a good thing to have so there's plenty of range available. It also has fast charging support up to one hundred and twenty kilowatts fast charging. And when you get the id the id four as well as future. Volkswagen electric vehicles. You'll get three years of Free vat dc fast charging at electrify american stations And currently there are about six hundred and twenty years stations around the country With getting close to believe Over three thousand chargers individual chargers scattered among those. Those stations and electric america is in addition to this vehicle. is one of the outcomes of the dieselgate scandal hard of the multibillion dollar settlement that volkswagen of america had with the epa justice department of various than california air resources board and various other agencies was that they would spend two billion dollars on electric vehicle charging infrastructure. And so what they did was they established a new business unit called electrify america which is owned by volkswagen america. But it's it's actually A separate business unit of the company and they have been building. These dc fast charging stations over the last couple of years Ea is also working with a number of other automakers in addition to An addition volkswagen group such as lucid ford and hyundai To do fast charging deal so when you buy vehicles from any of those manufacturers electric vehicles from those manufacturers you'll get at least some Dc fast charging complementary with the purchase of the vehicle much as did early on when they launched their super charger network and offered free dc fast charging too early tesla buyers. These days tesla's still offers free supercharging. In some limited instances they do occasionally as a promotion but most tesla buyers today have to pay for their fast they get some limited amount for free so the look. The interior design of this vehicle is completely new for volkswagen. it's actually shared. It's the same as the three. It's the same layout as the three so it looks very similar to that but it's different from any previous volkswagen. We've seen this. Particular model is a first edition which is why it has the the white term the white steering wheel the white kloster white Door handles But later later models. I think we'll be a darker color matches with the rest of the interior but it's The general look it will still be the same. So we have a large twelve inch. Senator touchscreen display here Notice there's no knobs or physical controls it's all touchscreen and in fact Even has some gesture control built in And the i'll i'll i'll come back to the user interface here in a moment and then we have a smaller display right in here right here in front of the driver which is attached to the steering column so when you move the steering wheel upper down this actually. The the instrument cluster here moves with the steering column. So the steering wheel's never blocking it off on the side of this instrument pod here you'll find the gearshift control and it's you just give it a twist forward at the top to put it into drive or break mode and gives you options drive mode. Gives you a lower level of regenerative braking when you lift off the accelerator. That's more like what you'd be accustomed to driving a gasoline car. And if you put it in brake mode it's it's equivalent of putting a conventional transmission into low gear. Gives you stronger. Regenerative braking closer to one pedal breaking. It's not fully one pedal breaking like you can get in a lot of other these like Bmw's or minis.
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"They will still be the rim at company making these amazing supercars like the navarra of which porsche will also be a twenty four percent. Stakeholder volkswagen's soon to decide on the future of their luxury brand begetting oliver blum who's volkswagen's management board member and ceo of porsche said today now porsche is boss. Oliver bloom early vitiates. There were intense discussions. On what the heck do we do with gatty. Well however you say that in german and those discussions were ongoing but at the time earlier this year roommate was described as being a good technological fits adding the decision will be made in the first half of the year. Well whereabout three days away from the first half of the year being over. Watch this space links to electricity. Msn dot com in the show notes. If you'd like to read more that's mega story right because rematch with the best one in the world. They've doubled their workforce over the last few years from five hundred to one thousand you know. They're not the biggest car company in the well. They've launched the navarro. Which is the new name for the sea on the school to only the second vehicle they've made and again those are vehicles which they don't even keep themselves so they don't have you know a fancy showroom in mata he's like well i'm keeping them zero zero one and that's my because they don't have the money they need to sell all of the 'cause they can make keeping any back for themselves to put up you know in a museum so it's still company the is yes making multi million dollar hyper-cars. Yes doing incredible things with technology and not taking any of that white but still a very small company so i would say in this instance Punching above their weight. I don't say if i can be on between you. And i and i probably wouldn't say if i've always in the same room as the boss of vw grape man. I'm just so pleased that vw didn't just get the checkbook out and byron. I'm so pleased that didn't happen because you get the feeling that they've done. Multi has done what he's done with that company because they've been able to and you know being kind as i can be to all mega-corporations they both move slowly and also the people wanna get fired and so then it have as much entrepreneurial spirit you know pete. Nobody speaks so man. I'm pleased that vw. Just die. We'll we'll buy rack and let them run your gatty site. That's let them stand alone. Let them do that thing. But interestingly let them then run beauty because all come are going to have to go. Ev at some point. It's just wendy do it. Like ferrari lamborghini maserati names. That are so linked. The sound of their petrol engines are going to have to go full electric they. It's not in question. So when do they do that when you gase go. All electric and what kind of began gets made with rimec in judge. I would say a really really good one all right. Let's move on. Let's talk about a massive battery. Going live in the uk this to me by listening to fill alan email this to hello at avenues. Daily dot com a new giant battery storage system for recharging vs going live in today. Creating a blueprint for other towns and cities go net zero the fifty megawatts. Our lithium ion battery is directly connected to the uk's high-voltage transmission network which is run by national grid and recent guests of this podcast on saturday. Last week's special was indeed graham cooper from the national grid. Now there is an eight kilometer private wire delivering power from the battery to ev charging locations that gets distributed around the city of oxford including the uk's largest public challenging hub that has up to ten megawatts of power on site that features thirty eight ultra rapid charging stations and fast charging stations delivering the energy to av drivers. Night and day. It's oxford's park and ride and it opens later this year. Fast ned installing ten charges at the hub. They are going to be three hundred. Kilowatts the really fast high-powered charges. So unless you own a audi each. Gt or an ionic. Five or six sleigh off of those ones because your car can charge on a slower one but those cars need the false charges. Matt allen is the ceo of pivot power. The company behind this power is an etf company now and they are doing. I think pivot power that talk about that charging house. They want to build some of the most interesting and also to do with mega battery. Storage projects was interesting. Things thinking outside the box in this country They have led the one million pound government backed scheme and matt said quote. This is the first grid scale battery to directly connect to the transmission network of the uk and represents a key milestone for the completion of the energy super hub in oxford our mission to accelerate the uk to net zero planning forty similar sites around the country and quite goes back now by that parent company. If you wouldn't bet against them. I'll pop linked to fleets europe where i got that story from if you would like to read more about the oxford super hob i'd also edf renewables ownership of pivot. Pal you can find them. Pivot dash power dot co dot uk. Okay let's talk about what they're doing in oxford. The park and ride provides fifty points catering for range. Visa speeds visitors can charge in minutes if they need to stay with their vehicle or going into work for the day or shopping. In the city they can charge on a much slower level to charger. It says a connection to the national grid high voltage network with the hybrid battery storage system as maury vs hit the road. We need more battery storage but more energy generation but also more choice of to charge. And that's a that's a public education job like a little podcast to try and teach people about issues. But you can do that as well as you make. People who may be buying electric car one day or your neighbor bison eva and you know you can have those conversations about how when where and to charge. And if you're leaving your car for hours on end sticky on a seven kilowatt post. And i think i i told you. The story on the podcast. Last week i went to an insult. Georgia may here. Which is fifty kilowatt fast charger and there was a renos zoe on it which was full zoe. So is one of the ccs plug obviously because they panicled plugs. Those instable units. Do i say something to the owner of zoe. Dude you're nine thousand nine percent and you're blocking dc fast charging now. I didn't need the charge because it was local to me if someone was driving through dorset and they needed that charger stuffed. There's a guy nine thousand nine percent left is gone. He was on a night where he was like left the car huge education job. And that's the responsibility so many levels all right moving on. Let's talk about tesla's full. Self-driving beater. I don't talk about it. A lot on this podcast. Because you know. There're people who are big fans of elon musk's promises and there are people.