The Truth About Cars » Hitachi http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 15:15:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 TTAC Project Car: Citizen Sierra http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/ttac-project-car-citizen-sierra/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/ttac-project-car-citizen-sierra/#comments Mon, 28 Oct 2013 12:03:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=635937 It’s been a while since our last update on TTAC’s intercontinental project car: a UK-spec 1983 Ford Sierra Ghia finished in Rio Brown.  Since then the Sierra’s gifted creator passed away and more positively, Ford wisely ditched its Titanium trim level for a famous name befitting a premium offering with brown paint…even if it isn’t […]

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It’s been a while since our last update on TTAC’s intercontinental project car: a UK-spec 1983 Ford Sierra Ghia finished in Rio Brown.  Since then the Sierra’s gifted creator passed away and more positively, Ford wisely ditched its Titanium trim level for a famous name befitting a premium offering with brown paint…even if it isn’t […]

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The Answer, My Friend, Is Blowin’ In The Wind http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/09/the-answer-my-friend-is-blowin-in-the-wind/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/09/the-answer-my-friend-is-blowin-in-the-wind/#comments Tue, 14 Sep 2010 17:44:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=365683 EVs are also called “Yes but cars.” As in “Yes, but the power needs to come from somewhere. Usually from a dirty plant with a huge smokestack..” Several companies don’t want to hear that anymore and develop a smart grid that powers houses and cars entirely from renewable energy sources. At least that’s the plan. […]

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EVs are also called “Yes but cars.” As in “Yes, but the power needs to come from somewhere. Usually from a dirty plant with a huge smokestack..” Several companies don’t want to hear that anymore and develop a smart grid that powers houses and cars entirely from renewable energy sources. At least that’s the plan. […]

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EV 2.0: It Powers Your House http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/09/ev-2-0-it-powers-your-house/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/09/ev-2-0-it-powers-your-house/#comments Sat, 04 Sep 2010 12:29:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=364734 The Japanese seem to be convinced that EVs are the wave of the future. They are so convinced that they are thinking up schemes to use that big expensive battery in the car for other things if the car is not used for other things. Such as when that new EV is sitting in the […]

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The Japanese seem to be convinced that EVs are the wave of the future. They are so convinced that they are thinking up schemes to use that big expensive battery in the car for other things if the car is not used for other things. Such as when that new EV is sitting in the […]

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Culprit Of Chip Shortage Found, Automaker Hunting Down Chips http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/culprit-of-chip-shortage-found/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/culprit-of-chip-shortage-found/#comments Wed, 14 Jul 2010 12:56:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=360824 We finally know who’s responsible for shutting down Nissan assembly lines in Japan and the U.S.A. The shortage of a critical computer chip stopped Hitachi from making ECUs, which in turn stopped Nissan from making cars. For days, the identity of the lackadaisical chipmaker had been kept under wraps. Now, the culprit has been unmasked. […]

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We finally know who’s responsible for shutting down Nissan assembly lines in Japan and the U.S.A. The shortage of a critical computer chip stopped Hitachi from making ECUs, which in turn stopped Nissan from making cars. For days, the identity of the lackadaisical chipmaker had been kept under wraps. Now, the culprit has been unmasked. […]

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Car Chip Shortage Hits US Shores http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/car-chip-shortage-hits-us-shores/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/car-chip-shortage-hits-us-shores/#comments Tue, 13 Jul 2010 15:24:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=360776 The shortage of a critical computer chip that Hitachi desperately needs to supply Nissan with ECUs  now threatens to affect U.S. production. Yesterday, Nissan warned that they will close down Japanese assembly lines. Today, Nissan COO Officer Toshiyuki Shiga said that production in the U.S. may be halted until the chip shortage is solved. “If […]

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The shortage of a critical computer chip that Hitachi desperately needs to supply Nissan with ECUs  now threatens to affect U.S. production. Yesterday, Nissan warned that they will close down Japanese assembly lines. Today, Nissan COO Officer Toshiyuki Shiga said that production in the U.S. may be halted until the chip shortage is solved. “If […]

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Chip Shortage Stops Nissan Assembly Lines http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/chip-shortage-stops-nissan-assembly-lines/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/chip-shortage-stops-nissan-assembly-lines/#comments Mon, 12 Jul 2010 13:51:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=360704 So far, it had been striking workers at Chinese parts suppliers that brought Japanese car makers to their knees, praying for parts needed to re-start the lines. Here is a new  twist: Japan’s Hitachi ran out of chips for ECUs (commonly called “car computers”). And Japanese carmakers are shutting down the lines. Nissan announced today […]

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So far, it had been striking workers at Chinese parts suppliers that brought Japanese car makers to their knees, praying for parts needed to re-start the lines. Here is a new  twist: Japan’s Hitachi ran out of chips for ECUs (commonly called “car computers”). And Japanese carmakers are shutting down the lines. Nissan announced today […]

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