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#5221 sebberry

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Posted 18 August 2021 - 07:54 AM

Last month my dealer offered me a $15k premium over what I paid in January to buy my car back as he has buyers at $25 over

 

My response would be 'Thanks, I'll list it privately for 20k over'. :D

 

I wonder how much a 17 year old Subaru wagon would fetch these days :D  


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#5222 Mike K.

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Posted 18 August 2021 - 08:04 AM

You might be surprised. That vintage of vehicle, in good condition, is in high demand.

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Posted 18 August 2021 - 08:25 AM

So I get twice KBB value for it and I still spend more to finance an electric car than my gas bill :D


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Posted 18 August 2021 - 09:55 AM

KBB is a scam designed to price trade-in value absurdly low, and dealer re-sale value much, much higher.


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Posted 18 August 2021 - 11:20 AM

big day tomorrow!  i'm sure mike has booked the time off.

 

 

TESLA A.I. DAY: WHAT TO KNOW AND LIVESTREAM INFO FOR ELON MUSK'S HUGE EVENT

 

Tesla is set to host an artificial intelligence day. The event will likely detail some of its latest advancements

 

https://www.inverse....on/tesla-ai-day

 

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Posted 18 August 2021 - 06:36 PM

my daughter is tripping up hwy 1 in california  in her new VW I.D.4 and sez from very low range to 80% took 1/2 hour at electrify america

 

plus it is free for 3 years


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Posted 19 August 2021 - 08:58 PM

Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk on Thursday said the electric automaker will probably launch a "Tesla Bot" humanoid robot prototype next year, designed for dangerous, repetitive, or boring work that people don't like to do.

Speaking at Tesla's AI Day event, the billionaire entrepreneur said the robot, which stands around five foot eight inches tall, would be able to handle jobs from attaching bolts to cars with a wrench, or picking up groceries at stores.

The robot would have "profound implications for the economy," Musk said, addressing a labour shortage. He said it was important to make the machine not "super-expensive."


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Posted 19 August 2021 - 09:14 PM

A new report from Electric Autonomy Canada confirms what EV drivers have long believed – An electric car travels five times further than ICE cars for the same cost.

 

https://electricauto...ance-travelled/



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Posted 19 August 2021 - 09:53 PM

When Tesla talks about using its advanced technology in applications outside of cars, we didn’t think he was talking about robot slaves. That’s not an exaggeration.

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It’s intended to be friendly, of course, and navigate a world built for humans,” said Musk. “We’re setting it such that at a mechanical and physical level, you can run away from it and most likely overpower it.”

Because everyone is definitely afraid of getting beat up by a robot that’s truly had enough, right?

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Posted 20 August 2021 - 01:52 PM

Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk on Thursday said the electric automaker will probably launch a "Tesla Bot" humanoid robot prototype next year, designed for dangerous, repetitive, or boring work that people don't like to do.

 

 

Having s*x with Musk himself?! :banana:


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#5231 LJ

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Posted 20 August 2021 - 07:21 PM

Chevrolet is recalling all of it's Bolts due to fire risk.


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#5232 Barrrister

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Posted 21 August 2021 - 06:23 AM

Strangely, my 2002 E class is still running perfectly with just an annual maintence. 

I figure I will look at electric when it gives up the ghost. 



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Posted 21 August 2021 - 06:35 AM

That’ll run forever. You have to put water into the gas tank to muck that thing up.

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Posted 21 August 2021 - 06:43 AM

GM now recommends that until customers receive new battery modules, they should set their vehicle to a maximum 90 percent state of charge, charge their vehicle more frequently and not allow it below 70 miles of range, and park the vehicle outside immediately after charging. Reiterating a previous caution, GM warns against charging the vehicle inside the garage overnight.

Between the two recall efforts, GM could potentially be replacing all the battery modules—or full packs, as it may turn out—in more than 140,000 Bolt EVs in North America, of which more than 110,000 are in the U.S.

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#5235 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 23 August 2021 - 04:16 AM

byd dolphin:

 

 

 

 

The problem with those prices is that they include an RMB13,000 ($2,008) government subsidy. That means the price without incentives would be RMB109,800 ($16,959). That would still make it one of the cheapest cars for sale in the U.S., according to Cars.com's list. It would be more affordable than the Kia Rio LX, which costs $17,045.

The good news is that the U.S. also offers a federal tax credit for electric cars. If the BYD Dolphin were sold in that market, it would be eligible to $7,500, which would drop its price to $9,459. In other words, the BYD could bring a car cheaper than $10,000 back to the American market.

 

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#5236 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 23 August 2021 - 08:02 AM

The Tesla Model Y invasion of Europe begins

 

Elon Musk, for his part, seems very confident about the Model Y’s potential. Back in April, Musk noted that the Model Y could very well be the world’s best-selling vehicle based on revenue in 2022. By 2023, Musk noted that the Model Y could probably be the world’s best-selling vehicle by total number of units sold annually by 2023. 

 

https://www.teslarat...nvasion-begins/

 

 

 

 

 

 

A year before the pandemic in 2019, the top-selling car in the world was the Toyota Corolla with over 1.2 million models sold that year, calculated Statista.

 

In 2020, Tesla nearly produced 500,000 vehicles in total. Tesla Gigafactory Texas and Giga Berlin Model Y production could help the company reach sales numbers closer to the Toyota Corolla’s 2019 top-selling record. Giga Shanghai has already started Model Y production and will probably make significant contributions to meet Tesla’s goal for the product.

 

“Model Y production rate in Shanghai continues to improve quickly and two new factories Berlin and Texas are making progress,” wrote Tesla in its Update Letter for Q1 2021.

https://www.teslarat...st-selling-car/


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#5237 Mike K.

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Posted 23 August 2021 - 08:15 AM

Here we go, another meaningless claim that won't be met.


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#5238 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 23 August 2021 - 08:32 AM

Here we go, another meaningless claim that won't be met.

 

i think what you fail to see is the snowball effect.  volkswagon (9.3 million per year) or chevrolet (6.76m) have no snowball effect as we've had their cars in existence forever.  but the more tesla's that get out there - combined with it's very strong user satisfaction - spreads the word fast.

 

tesla is not even in the top 20 brands in the world for unit volume yet their models are selling super fast.


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#5239 Mike K.

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Posted 23 August 2021 - 08:45 AM

I agree, the snowball effect from Musk's over-promising and under-delivering is quite the thing.


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Posted 23 August 2021 - 08:57 AM

https://backlinko.com/tesla-stats

 

it's already by far the biggest EV seller.  and worldwide.  the cars have worldwide appeal.  

 

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byd and sgmw have no north american or european appeal.

 

and again the growth is like no other car company.

 

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