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Testing an electric car | DW English

Testing an electric car | DW English

We’ve been waiting for this car for a long time. We’re in Opel’s central plant in Rüsselsheim. Hallo! Hallo. So that’s it, the Opel Ampera E. Made in the USA That’s not exactly true. It was developed in cooperation with our colleagues at Chevrolet. We were equal partners. There’s plenty of Opel DNA in there, […]

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Automobile Industry: Opportunities, Markets, and Globalization

Automobile Industry: Opportunities, Markets, and Globalization

Hi, I’m Jack Plunkett. Today we’re going to talk about the global automobile industry. Now this is a huge industry with already one billion cars and light trucks on the road around the world, and the global industry selling between 80 and 100 million new cars and light trucks yearly. Now, like any other industry, […]

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The ‘duck curve’ is solar energy’s greatest challenge

The ‘duck curve’ is solar energy’s greatest challenge

When you flip a light switch, you expect it to work right? All of your appliances work, because your power company has electricity ready to transmit. For a lot of customers. And utility companies have gotten really good at anticipating that demand. But a rise in solar energy production is making their jobs a bit […]

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Why Planes Don’t Fly Faster

Why Planes Don’t Fly Faster

This is a Wendover Productions video made possible by Audible. So I recently went down the rabbit hole of looking at old flight schedules. Airlines used to publish these physical brochures with their fares and flight times, and when looking at this American Airlines one from 1967 I noticed something interesting. This flight between New […]

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Why Cities Exist

Why Cities Exist

This video was made possible by Squarespace. Build your website for 10% off at Squarespace.com/Wendover. The richest country in the world is Qatar which looks like this. The second richest country is Luxembourg which looks like this. The third richest is Singapore which looks like this. The commonality between these three is that each of […]

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Ominous Outlook for Autos & the Economy (w/ Danielle DiMartino-Booth & Daniel Ruiz)

Ominous Outlook for Autos & the Economy (w/ Danielle DiMartino-Booth & Daniel Ruiz)

DANIEL RUIZ: We’ve had sequential declines in retail sales. Incentives aren’t budging. We know that production is falling. I’m trying to wrap my head around what happens next. DANIELLE DIMARTINO BOOTH: The irony of casting a light on General Motors to the extent that President Trump did is that it actually made things worse. ASH […]

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Daylight Saving Time Explained

Daylight Saving Time Explained

Every year some countries move their clocks forward in the spring only to move them back in the autumn. To the vast majority of the world who doesn’t participate in this odd clock fiddling – it seems a baffling thing to do. So what’s the reason behind it? The original idea, proposed by George Hudson, […]

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