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#5261 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 09 September 2021 - 04:48 AM

What is now Australia’s cheapest electric passenger vehicle – the BYD e6 electric crossover – is now on sale from just $39,999 through Nexport subsidiary EVDirect, and odds are its newly won status won’t last long.

That’s because there are currently just 15 units of the new e6 currently in Australia. But, as reported by The Driven in July, if interest is high, Nexport CEO Luke Todd says there will definitely be room to import more.

Made by the Warren Buffet-backed Chinese EV and battery maker BYD, the e6 is one of a series of electric vehicles planned for import by Nexport. It joins the T3 electric commercial van which is also now available and is officially Australia’s most affordable EV including commercial and passenger vehicles at just $34,950 before on-roads.

 

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Posted 11 September 2021 - 04:24 AM

For all the controversy and excitement, you can say one thing about Tesla—it likes to do things differently. One of the biggest areas in which Tesla differs from established players is its insistence on sticking to a direct sales model. It's seen major opposition to this push from dealers and government bodies alike. However, in New Mexico, the automaker found a break, by opening a sales and service center on tribal land, reports The Hill.

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Posted 21 September 2021 - 01:22 PM

At about 11 p.m. Thursday, the Tesla hit a wall on an overhead transition roadway from State Route 134 to Interstate 5 and then continued to move until a California Highway Patrol car pulled in front of the car, which then slowed and stopped, authorities said.

 

Villanueva's husband reported that his wife "is unconscious in a Tesla. The vehicle is driving itself," according to audio from a dispatch call obtained by KABC-TV.

 

The husband was following the Tesla in a Volkswagen, the dispatcher said.

"Again, apparently the wife is unconscious in the vehicle," the dispatcher said. "And I guess there's vehicles in front of it, that's what's causing the vehicle to slow down."

 

CHP officers then woke up the driver, who was arrested after a DUI test.

 

 

 

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#5264 Mike K.

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Posted 21 September 2021 - 01:39 PM

At least she can park her Tesla at home.

GM is advising people to park their Bolts on the top floors of parkades to avoid spontaneous car fires from burning down entire neighbourboods.

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Posted 21 September 2021 - 01:39 PM

General Motors (GM) has told some of its Chevy Bolt owners to park 50 feet away from other cars so they won’t be at risk if a spontaneous fire breaks out, Bloomberg has reported. The automaker has recalled around 142,000 Bolts sold since 2016 because the batteries could catch on fire. This has cost GM $1.8 billion so far and the article noted that owners will be even more upset by the news since they are already limiting the use of their Bolt so that it doesn’t overheat the battery.

 

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has identified 13 fires in Bolts. GM said that the fires are rare and are the result of two defects that are caused by a manufacturing problem in LG plants in Michigan and South Korea.

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Upon hearing the news that they pretty much can’t use their car, some GM Bolt owners are selling their EVs back to GM. CNN, also noting that GM had recommended that Bolt owners restrict the use of their cars to avoid straining the batteries and park them away from their homes, conducted an interview with a few Bolt owners. One said that they were not comfortable having the vehicle at this point and that GM didn’t even know how long this would take to resolve.

 

 

 

 

park your car away from your house.  and now park it 50 feet away from other cars.  pretty hard to charge it at night or go to work or go to the store. 

 

or go anywhere.    


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Posted 21 September 2021 - 01:54 PM

Who would have thought that cars filled with gasoline are less likely to self combust in a parking lot :D


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Posted 22 September 2021 - 03:00 AM

This article is from earlier this year, but interesting:

 

 

 

Volvo is the latest automaker to radically reshape its marketing and retail operations, moving all its vehicle sales online and going all-electric by 2030 — a process accelerated by the coronavirus pandemic.

 

“There’s going to be a dramatic shift and customers are asking for it,” said Carla Bailo, head of the Center for Automotive Research in Ann Arbor, Michigan. “The traditional dealership model is not very pleasant and most people are going online to do their homework before they buy. They’d be happy to just go pick up (their new vehicle) when they’re done, or even have it delivered to their home.”

 

https://www.nbcnews....ndemic-n1259337

 

are the days numbered for the victoria volvo dealership?


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Posted 22 September 2021 - 03:01 AM

Ola’s S1 and S1 Pro electric scooters are off to a massive start after the first day of sales, with CEO Bhavish Aggarwal claiming that the company is selling two electric scooters every second.

 

The original launch didn’t go quite as smoothly after a glitch in the order process delayed pre-orders by a week.

 

But now that the company has relaunched with an improved ordering system, the Ola S1 and Ola S1 Pro electric scooters are flying off the virtual shelves.

 

The company boasted 80,000 sales in the first 12 hours. To put that into perspective, that’s a daily sales rate that matches the quarterly sales rate of electric scooter industry leader NIU.

 

https://electrek.co/...o-every-second/

 

 

 

The Ola S1 and S1 Pro are powered by an 8.5 kW electric motor. The base-level S1 has a top speed of 90 km/h (56 mph) while the S1 Pro can reach higher speeds of up to 115 km/h (71 mph).

 

The two scooters also include relatively large batteries, with 3 kWh of capacity in the S1 and 4 kWh of capacity in the S1 Pro. Those large batteries provide ranges of 121 km (75 miles) and 181 km (112 miles), respectively. However, such high ranges are usually calculated at lower city speeds.

 

While the scooters’ performance specs have been praised, perhaps the most notable feature of the scooters upon their unveiling was the price, which was announced to begin at just Rs 99,999 ($1,350).

 

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Posted 23 September 2021 - 07:50 AM

If they added a 49cc version for $999, it'd be popular with the 'not a motorcycle' crowd here i suspect.



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Posted 23 September 2021 - 09:55 AM

Ford Motor Co (NYSE: F) is recalling thousands of Mustang Mach-E electric cars in Canada over a risk of the glass roof and windshield potentially coming loose and falling off, just a year after one of its executives mocked Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) over a similar issue.

What Happened: The two fresh recalls affect nearly 5,000 Mustang Mach-E Electric vehicles sold in Canada, as per the Transport Canada database.

The first recall impacts 1,812 Mustang Mach-E vehicles in which the glass panel on the panoramic roof may not be properly attached and could become loose over time.


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Posted 26 September 2021 - 12:12 AM

CNBC:

Electric vehicle maker Tesla rolled out a long-awaited software update Friday night that allows customers to request access to its controversial Full Self-Driving Beta (FSD Beta) software.

The move delighted fans of CEO Elon Musk and Tesla, but it risks drawing the ire of federal vehicle safety authorities who are already investigating the automaker for possible safety defects in its driver-assistance systems.

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Posted 26 September 2021 - 04:52 AM

Norway bans gas car sales in 2025, but trends point toward 100% EV sales as early as April

 

 

Norway is ahead of the game in EV sales, with gasoline’s share of the new car market vanishing more and more every month, faster than almost anyone outside of Electrek‘s Slack channel could have predicted. This has led Norway to have the earliest target for the phaseout of new gas vehicle sales in the world – 2025.

 

But gas cars might not even last that long. According to an analysis printed by the Norwegian Automobile Federation’s magazine, Motor, the downward trend in sales for gas cars has been so consistent and steep that the last new gas car sale in Norway could happen just seven months from now, in April 2022.

 

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Since the start of this year, 14 of the top 15 cars in Norway are all-electric, with the RAV4 Prime, in second place, as the only plug-in hybrid in the top 15. 16th place goes to the Toyota Corolla hybrid, and we have to look all the way down to 38th place to find the first car without an electric motor in it, the VW Tiguan diesel.

 

https://electrek.co/...early-as-april/


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Posted 27 September 2021 - 08:38 AM

It appears that Gigafactory Shanghai has achieved a notable milestone this September. As per recent local reports, Tesla’s China-based electric vehicle plant reportedly hit a production rate of 1,600 Model Y per day in September. This was a substantial increase from Giga Shanghai’s Model Y output in August, when the company produced 1,000 units of the all-electric crossover daily. 

 

The update was posted by China-based publication ITHome. Citing an anonymous source that’s reportedly familiar with the company’s operations, the publication noted that Tesla’s Model Y production at Giga Shanghai effectively increased by 37.5% in September compared to the previous month. Tesla China also produced the Model 3 at a rate of 800 units per day in August 2021.

 

A production rate of 1,600 Model Y per day is incredibly impressive. Even if Giga Shanghai’s Model 3 production rate was stagnant this month, after all, it would still mean that the company now produces around 2,400 vehicles daily. This number is likely to improve further, especially as Tesla continues to optimize both its Model Y and Model 3 lines in Giga Shanghai.

 

 

 

https://www.teslarat...d-china-report/

 

 

 

for comparison the worlds largest volume car maker Toyota makes about 13,500 cars per day worldwide.


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#5274 punk cannonballer

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Posted 27 September 2021 - 09:40 AM

Good for Norway. I can't see that happening in North America until gasoline/diesel becomes prohibitively expensive. A not-insignificant part of the population sees it as their patriotic duty to buy as many F350 Super Duty vehicles as possible, as Jesus would, to own the libs and drive around flat earth in total freedom. 



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Posted 27 September 2021 - 09:45 AM

Don’t forget the most important part: free rent in all the hater’s heads.
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Posted 27 September 2021 - 09:49 AM

if they can bring down insurance rates that's a key to affordability.

 

 

 

 

 

Elon Musk claims that Tesla with Autopilot engaged approaches 10 times lower chance of accident than the average car.

 

Here’s the data he is basing this claim on.

 

Since 2018, Tesla has been trying to create a benchmark for its improvement in Autopilot safety by releasing a quarterly report that compares the number of miles per accident on Autopilot versus off Autopilot.

 

https://electrek.co/...erage-car-data/

 

 

 

 

 

Tesla sells insurance in many jurisdictions.

 

https://www.tesla.co...pport/insurance

 

and they have the data to sell it at discounts based on your driving patterns and performance as they themselves can measure.


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#5277 Mike K.

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Posted 27 September 2021 - 09:59 AM

Big Brother watching every move you make, in other words.

 

What does Tesla think of its vehicles going from 0-100km/h in 2 seconds? Is that "safe?" In the span of a blink, a motorist can be at 50km/h. Is that safe?


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Posted 27 September 2021 - 10:08 AM

What does Tesla think of its vehicles going from 0-100km/h in 2 seconds? Is that "safe?" In the span of a blink, a motorist can be at 50km/h. Is that safe?

 

safer merging.


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Posted 27 September 2021 - 10:50 AM

My brother is a car guy, has a Model 3 Performance and a Porsche GT4. I've spent time in both. The GT4's acceleration, in comparison to the Model 3, reduces it to a nice little modestly-powered sports car. The Model 3's acceleration hurts your brain; not only because of the speed but the linear nature of the speed. The G forces off the line are mind-scrambling. Nobody needs three seconds to 100kmh. I cannot imagine wanting to put my foot down in a Plaid Model S and there should be governors for urban areas. No way are you or the car going to be able to react in time should something jump out anywhere within 100m of your hood. You're doing 100 mph by the time you realize what's happening.



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Posted 27 September 2021 - 10:53 AM

Most drivers will never use that full acceleration. frankly it hurts you.

I don’t think it’s a serious issue.

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