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White95Max
09-13-2005, 08:02 PM
I`m doing a group project comparing the automotive industry of Europe to the U.S.

I`ve got a couple questions for you guys...



What`s the price of gas currently at? And is that price for diesel or regular gasoline?

Do the European auto manufacturers have a workforce that is comprised of union workers like we have in the U.S. factories?

Richt
09-14-2005, 12:23 AM
Current fuel prices are mad at the moment.



Regional prices vary and it pays to shop arround.



Unleaded 92.9 - 93.9 pence a litre at the moment.



Super Unleaded 97.9 - 102.9 pence per litre



Derv (not 100% sure on this as I dont use it) 99 pence per litre

Tacidblue
09-14-2005, 01:34 AM
Do the European auto manufacturers have a workforce that is comprised of union workers like we have in the U.S. factories?



Yes. Not as "strong" as they used to be but still there.



Cheers

imported_pugoman
09-14-2005, 03:41 AM
I`m a diesel user... in my area it currently ranges from 95p to 99p per litre.



One filling station in my area is selling regular unleaded petrol at Â1.04p per litre!

Richt
09-14-2005, 03:49 AM
One filling station in my area is selling regular unleaded petrol at Â1.04p per litre!





Ouch, I hated paying 102.9 for the Super the Clio needed on Sunday!

White95Max
09-14-2005, 05:45 AM
I`m a diesel user... in my area it currently ranges from 95p to 99p per litre.



One filling station in my area is selling regular unleaded petrol at Â1.04p per litre!



Â1.04p - what does this mean?



How many pence are in one pound? Or is it pence to one euro?

Richt
09-14-2005, 05:52 AM
100 Pence = 1 Pound

Tacidblue
09-14-2005, 06:11 AM
Â1.04p - what does this mean?



How many pence are in one pound? Or is it pence to one euro?



We are not part of the Euro currency system. Thank God!

imported_pugoman
09-14-2005, 06:16 AM
Â1.04p - what does this mean?



1 pound and 4 pence.



I`ll make it simple for ya... $1.82 per litre! :D

AndyC_1
09-14-2005, 09:09 AM
Cost of fuel - how topical!



I paid Â1.04/litre for diesel Monday - didn`t realise it was the BP "Super" diesel pump....



As for Union input, the UK itself has little or no major input into the manufacturing scene, esp now that Rover has gone. Most of our manufacturing plants are foreign vehicles but there are a lot of factories (Honda, Toyota, Peugeot etc.) employing a lot of people so union involvement there would nbe pretty high.

Lowejackson
09-14-2005, 11:26 AM
The power of the Unions has diminished in the last 25 years. For example, the largest Union in the UK represents Public Sector workers such as Teachers, Local Government workers etc.



Although Unions are still strong in the manufacturing sector, their power base has reduced as have their approach to the `employers`. Partnership working is often the basis for a lot of collective agreements. My knowledge of American Unions is poor but it seems there are a number of differences in the way they developed not least the impact of UK legislation.

imported_NeilScarrott
09-14-2005, 11:27 AM
Also worth noting that a US gallon is different to a UK gallon.



1 UK Gallon = 4.54 litres

1 US Gallon = 3.78 litres



Unleaded Petrol here is 90.9p per litre with Diesel at 94.9p per litre

White95Max
09-14-2005, 11:28 AM
1 pound and 4 pence.



I`ll make it simple for ya... $1.82 per litre! :D



Thank you!

White95Max
09-14-2005, 11:37 AM
Are large pickup trucks pretty uncommon in Europe as well as the UK?

Brazo
09-14-2005, 01:38 PM
^^Yes you rarely see large SUVs or pick up trucks. Don`t get me wrong they are about but the average sized `normal` car engine has to be the 1.6L 4 pot.