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Electric and autonomous cars in Victoria and on Vancouver Island

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#4221 phx

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Posted 29 July 2019 - 07:57 PM

Tesla owners are horrible!


Jerk-face Tesla owner parks on stranger’s lawn, steals power for 12 hours

Edited by phx, 29 July 2019 - 07:58 PM.

#4222 On the Level

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Posted 29 July 2019 - 10:28 PM


Stone Masons dragged an extension cord onto my property and plugged it onto my house to build a massive retaining wall for the development beside me.  After many days of unsuccessfully asking them not to feed multiple crews my power, I turned off the breaker to my outside receptacles.  That resulted in them coming down to my yard on their last day and using my hose to clean their cement equipment onto my patio.


I blame Tesla.

#4223 Mike K.

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Posted 12 August 2019 - 08:23 AM

Another minor Tesla crash, another ensuing inferno.


Is that what happens when you switch “fart mode” (yes, that’s an actual setting) to high?

Meanwhile Nio saw lacklustre sales in July after the company revealed it engaged in a voluntary recall associated with its batteries.

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#4224 rjag

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Posted 12 August 2019 - 09:14 AM

Automakers may have completely overestimated how many people want electric cars






David Keith, an engineer and professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management, says it’s possible the appeal of EVs won’t spread fast enough beyond “techies and greenies” who fueled the early days of the market. “Arguably, for most consumers in the US today, there’s not a problem that an EV solves for them,” says Keith. He predicted EVs could struggle to break 5% of the US market in the near future.





"Deloitte’s analysis points to two factors in accelerating BEV uptake: growing consumer demand for greener vehicles, coupled with government policies that offer financial incentives while placing inner-city restrictions for gasoline and diesel vehicles.While upfront purchasing costs of EVs remain the biggest barrier for consumers, the research reveals how, as technology improves, this and other consumer concerns will gradually ease over time. Deloitte predicts that by 2024, the cost to own a BEV will be on par with that of a petrol or diesel vehicle, which could boost demand further."

Michael Woodward, UK automotive partner at Deloitte, said:

“In 2018, we saw global EV sales surpass two million units for the first time; twice those sold in 2017. In the UK, the cost of petrol and diesel vehicle ownership will converge with electric over the next five years. Supported by existing government subsidies and technology advances, this tipping point could be reached as early as 2021. From this point, cost will no longer be a barrier to purchase, and owning an EV will become a realistic, viable option for new buyers.”


Especially interesting is however this notion of oversupply. Deloitte thinks that in about 10 years, we will see a big oversupply of EV, as there will be more production capacity than demand and too many manufacturers.


"A global oversupply of 14 million vehicles is expected as manufacturers’ investment in capacity outpaces demand by 2030."




Edited by rjag, 12 August 2019 - 09:15 AM.

#4225 Mike K.

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 09:21 AM

Walmart is suing Tesla over its rooftop solar panels that caused several fires: https://marketrealis...nel-fire-tesla/

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#4226 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 01 September 2019 - 01:26 AM

the porsche taycan will be revealed this week.  they have over 30,000 deposits already.




500 km per charge.




As Roy noted, though, the automaker uses "Turbo" for its most expensive options, and that's exactly what the Taycan Turbo is for this lineup. At $130,000, it will cost around $40,000 more than the other two models: the base Taycan will apparently be priced in the low $90,000s, while the 4s will have a price tag in the upper $90,000s. That puts their pricing in the same range as Tesla's more expensive Model S and X options, which doesn't come as a surprise since they're supposed to be a direct competitor to those vehicles.




Edited by Victoria Watcher, 01 September 2019 - 01:28 AM.

#4227 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 04:19 AM

here’s the Porsche details:


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Posted 07 September 2019 - 03:58 AM

Motor Mouth: Will Porsche’s Taycan challenge Tesla’s EV hegemony?



Or are the brand’s fans just part of a cult that puts hero worship above good engineering?



It just debuted two days ago, but Porsche has already taken some 30,000 deposits for its new Taycan. Not exactly Tesla numbers, but impressive nonetheless. Closer to home, more than 1,000 Canadians have plunked down $2,500 hoping to secure one of the first electrified Porsche four-doors to hit the street. Again, neither number rivals the multitudes that offered up deposits on Tesla’s Model 3, but Taycan does play in an entirely different snack bracket.





this is probably the interesting part:


The problem is that said worship has gone too far, creating disciples for whom any dissent, any mention of competitive brands is seen as traitorous. In my 35 years in this biz, I have see nothing – not the Ford-versus-Chevy wars, not Jeep Wrangler aficionados, not even “one-per-centers” devoted to their Hogs – to match the cult-like allegiance Tesla enjoys amongst its minions.


Unfortunately, that deference is stifling competition. Despite the deception that traditional automakers are dragging their heels on electrification, nothing could be further from the truth. The problem they all face is that, any time they introduce a (costly-to-develop) EV, they are met with the mildest of “mehs.”


Initially, they were decried as too ugly (Chevy’s Bolt), too slow (the Kia Soul) or lacking in panache (pretty much everyone). But, then Jaguar came out with the I-Pace, offering both pedigree and panache. Yet they too were greeted with another giant yawn. Too slow, said the disciples, ignoring the fact there’s more to a sporty automobile than Ludicrous acceleration. So I-Pace sales have crashed. Audi’s e-tron? Better, but hardly all-conquering, especially considering that the Model X with which it competes is the weakest model in Tesla’s lineup.


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 07 September 2019 - 04:02 AM.

#4229 rjag

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Posted 09 September 2019 - 12:27 PM



Norway’s electric car miracle is a smug national fraud built on subsidizing rich people with Teslas



I dont think this guy likes how EV's are being rolled out in Norway!


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