I’m surprised it’s taken this long. Vans (and pickups) have to be the easiest things to electrify, technically. They have large frames and lots of underfloor room for batteries, and you can’t get all crazy swoopy teardrop aerodynamics without hurting the function. So it’s literally bolting on batteries to an existing…
This isn’t Europe’s only electric van (Nissan, Renault, Peugeot, and even StreetScooter have various models), but it’s certainly the best. 90kWh is the right amount.
This is pretty awesome!
You know, at first I was wondering what the hell Aston Martin was up to with these new hypercar designs that don’t really resemble an Aston Martin. But then in occurred to me; Aston Martin’s design language has been stagnant for 25 years. To the lay person, they couldn’t tell the difference from a 1994 DB7 and a 2019…
Just saw it today. It was incredible. The photos don’t do the floor justice.
I have never seen a car that took on such completely different personalities from just slightly different viewing angles.
Makes sense financially. CARB (California and the other 12 states) make up 40% of all new auto sales and 50% of new vehicle revenue.
So basically, BMW follows through on adapting existing platforms to BEV. Other AWD electric platforms are using electric motors at both ends, which has huge benefits in control and efficiency. This adapts to xDrive which ... ok? Maybe they’ll sell a gazillion of these, but it still seems like a half-assed attempt.
The color on the background SUVs is pretty cool, but the X8 on the right is just a little too big for the harbor.
I was bummed to see the car banged up at the end of the 2nd pass when we came through (#900) Loved hearing it launch ahead of us!
Literally putting a little colored strip on top, like countless other cars do for this exact purpose, would be an equally obvious indicator.
These three seemed to have an instant chemistry compared to Harris, Leblanc and Reid. The latter three seemed to come into their own by the end (mostly in the films), but it was never quite as natural. There was a part of me that thought they picked on Harris a bit much - but I guess he’s taken on the James May role…
I liked it overall, though I do miss the Harris/LeBlanc chemistry.
I watched it all and it was fun! Reminded be of a bunch of college Frat boys going on a road trip at times. There really goofy and seem to realty enjoy tormenting each other, while can be fun it can also be a bit much at times. Where when Matt and Chris were togther it was always funny and zany but didn’t see too much…
DVR’ed the first episode last night and watched the first half hour. Admittedly, going into I was like “ehhh, ok, I’ll watch a bit of this” because I really loved Matt on TG and was bummed to see him go. Rory I don’t miss. Seems like a super nice bloke but just always came across as trying too hard.
Easily the best of the new seasons without Clarkson & co. The new guys were funny, surprisingly decent drivers, and surprisingly decent at the hosting job.
“I wanted an X5, but I also wanted people to know that I have invested in Bitcoin at some point in the past year.”
Counterpoint: All of those issues prove Chevy sucks because every other automaker manages to get a ‘Ring time when they want one.
Ok—(cracking knuckle here). Bus owner here. I know you already moved on from the bus ownership idea. But it is do-able. You gotta go into it informed. The best site is www.skoolie.net. Tons of great info-everyone is hands on people that can build their own stuff. And they happily share advice.
The best part about buying your own bus is that you can piss yourself and smear poop on the seats and NO ONE WILL HAUL YOU OFF IN HANDCUFFS!