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#553151 - 11/01/19 08:29 AM Re: Jaguar/Landrover Job cuts [Re: milligoon]
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Originally Posted By milligoon
This is the start of the change to switching to eVs.

People will be holding off buying a new fossil only car waiting to see what is coming in choice of full eV.

The Rivian announced at the LA show should be a big wake up call to the likes of LandRover.

You can already see this in JLR responses with new planned production.

It's no good waiting for legislation to end the sales of ICE new cars they have to seriously switch now to survive.

More than ever the Chinese auto manufacturers will make big inroads to the traditional automakers market share.

Stick your heads in the sand all you like change is coming and I think it may get here sooner than you think.

Turbulent times for traditional vehicle manufacturers.


Completely agree. If the traditional vehicle manufacturers think that people want to carry on buying the sorts of cars they currently manufacture then they are grievously mistaken.

Legislation or not, people's purchasing choices are changing.

I have just invented a new type of vehicle that I reckon would revolutionise private car ownership. Imagine a 2 or 3-seater Smart-size car with an electric motor and a range of say 30 miles or so. Ideal for short commutes, popping into town, etc.

Now enable it to be paired with an articulated trailer section, powered by a high-efficiency petrol engine, which can be equipped with flexible seating/load carrying arrangements, like the back half of an SUV. Because of the powered trailer you also get AWD advantages, and there would of course be full audio-visual linkage between the units.

Additional trailer types configured for special requirements (vans, canoes/small boats,specialist sporting equipment etc) would be available either for purchase or could be hired from your local dealer.

Now you have the perfect family vehicle. I hereby donate this idea to the world. Thank me later.
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#553153 - 11/01/19 08:39 AM Re: Jaguar/Landrover Job cuts [Re: madmax]
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Originally Posted By madmax
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46822706

Not pleasant for those involved , are other manufacturers going to suffer or is it just JLR ?


Yes, all the JIT supply chain will suffer hugely
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#553154 - 11/01/19 08:47 AM Re: Jaguar/Landrover Job cuts [Re: CooperMan]
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Originally Posted By CooperMan


Yes, all the JIT supply chain will suffer hugely


Indeed. They were talking about it on Radio 4 this morning.

Unbelievably I read some comment from a Brexiter on Facebook saying that all they had to do was place their orders a week or two earlier. The levels of ignorance are truly amazing.
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#553162 - 11/01/19 09:30 AM Re: Jaguar/Landrover Job cuts [Re: madmax]
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I read a report early last year saying that the market would experience a very significant shift towards EV cars in the next 8 years. At the time I read the report it seemed highly unlikely. Now it feels entirely realistic.

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#553166 - 11/01/19 09:52 AM Re: Jaguar/Landrover Job cuts [Re: madmax]
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Originally Posted By Hamwich
...enable it to be paired with an articulated trailer section...

Nice idea, but can lead to instability if not careful.
Think military LR 101 and powered trailer (driven from LR PTO). They gave up with it fairly quickly as inverting 101s was not a good move...
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#553167 - 11/01/19 09:59 AM Re: Jaguar/Landrover Job cuts [Re: Graham, G4FUJ]
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Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
Originally Posted By Hamwich
...enable it to be paired with an articulated trailer section...

Nice idea, but can lead to instability if not careful.
Think military LR 101 and powered trailer (driven from LR PTO). They gave up with it fairly quickly as inverting 101s was not a good move...


Oh, I don't worry about the trivial technical details, I leave that to the engineers to sort out!
smile
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#553169 - 11/01/19 10:23 AM Re: Jaguar/Landrover Job cuts [Re: Hamwich]
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rofl
Sound like a consultant smile
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#553218 - 11/01/19 02:53 PM Re: Jaguar/Landrover Job cuts [Re: Graham, G4FUJ]
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Originally Posted By Graham, G4FUJ
rofl
Sound like a consultant smile


Or the Accounts Dept
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#553381 - 12/01/19 09:51 AM Re: Jaguar/Landrover Job cuts [Re: madmax]
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A consultant is some who sees something working in practice and wonders if it will work in theory.
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#553392 - 12/01/19 10:50 AM Re: Jaguar/Landrover Job cuts [Re: rainbowj]
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A business consultant (in my experience) is someone who will borrow your watch and then tell you what the time is...

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