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#5581 MarkoJ

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Posted 03 December 2021 - 02:39 PM

I love the Rivian, perfect replacemnt for my Model S. My father has a newer Honda Ridgeline and I really like the smaller "city trucks."

 

My only concern coming from a 6yr, 200,000km+ bulletproof Tesla is trying something new. One of my clients had to get a new battery on his 5,000 km Taycan a few months ago and then this -> https://www.teslarat...-fires-coverup/

 

Then the Bolt. 

 

It would seem battery management isn't so simple. If the Rivian was a Tesla I would have a deposit down right now. Cybertruck just not feeling it. In the end I think I'll probably get a Model Y until more trucks hit the market. 


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Posted 03 December 2021 - 11:19 PM

I once had a whistle shaped like the oscar meyer weiner truck. 

...just took this down from the shelf and blew...nothing...!!

 

are you sure it was an oscar meyer wiener you were blowing ;-)

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#5583 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 04 December 2021 - 06:20 AM

Won't see any Cybertrucks before then either.

 

Ford says F-150 Lightning production will not start until the summer, deliveries in September.

 

Sounds like the single and tri-motor Cybertruck might never appear, and they might be double and quad only.


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#5584 Mike K.

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Posted 04 December 2021 - 04:23 PM

The single never made any sense. It would be a truck you’d never be able to go camping in, if you have to haul stuff.

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#5585 LJ

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Posted 04 December 2021 - 06:22 PM

Tesla has come out with an kid size ATV, selling for $1900USD.


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Posted 05 December 2021 - 07:28 AM

A public EV coordinator would oversee implementation of a regional road map to increase EV adoption. On average, just under two per cent of vehicles registered in the region are electric, Harris said; in Oak Bay it’s about 2.7 per cent. Natural progression suggests it could hit 11 per cent by 2030, but the goal is 25 per cent.

CRD information shows 26 per cent of Oak Bay residents live in multi-unit buildings, which may not provide access to private EV chargers, one reason the regional district plans to focus on development of public EV infrastructure in the region.

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Why does this have to be lead by government? Why can’t we just have private charging like we have private gas stations, car dealers and service centres?

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#5587 Mike K.

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Posted 05 December 2021 - 08:40 AM

The point about service revenue is a valid one. The auto maintenance and repair industry is a huge part of the economy, and we’re seeing electrification impact this industry in multiple ways, including requiring significant specialization to work on the cars safely, and only have access to work on the cars if authorized by Big Brother who can remotely disable the vehicle if you try to monkey wrench around.

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#5588 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 05 December 2021 - 09:31 AM

Parts are one of the biggest revenue drivers for manufacturers and dealers. They have a long shelf life and it they have sufffient patents they can’t be replicated by non OEM companies. Lots of gravy on those markups.

So a tie rod end has limited value, but a specialized sensor or part containing that sensor integrated cab be huge profit.

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#5589 Mike K.

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Posted 05 December 2021 - 09:37 AM

But the issue is you can drive with a bad tie rod for a long time. You can’t drive with a bad sensor, so the sensors tend to be over-engineered to not fail so easily, or regularly. Maybe even not at all.

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#5590 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 05 December 2021 - 09:39 AM

The worst is when your tie rod sensor fails.

#5591 tommy

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Posted 05 December 2021 - 11:12 AM

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#5592 Moderation

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Posted 05 December 2021 - 12:24 PM

The point about service revenue is a valid one. The auto maintenance and repair industry is a huge part of the economy, and we’re seeing electrification impact this industry in multiple ways, including requiring significant specialization to work on the cars safely, and only have access to work on the cars if authorized by Big Brother who can remotely disable the vehicle if you try to monkey wrench around.

 

Another Big Brother conspiracy theory. EV are no different than many other computer related components of current ICE cars that require you to take your car to the dealer to do the work with specially trained specialist. 

 

I hear the possible comment .....Yes but with EV they can shut down the car, like with over the air updates to the system. Big Brother conspiracy? 



#5593 Mike K.

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Posted 05 December 2021 - 12:36 PM

Ok, so which mechanic shops in Victoria service broken Teslas. I’m not talking about replacing a window seal, I’m talking about fixing a drive train component.

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#5594 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 05 December 2021 - 12:37 PM

Teslas don’t break, for the most part. Ask Marko.

It’s like your fridge. That compressor motor is good for 12 years. Zero maintenance.

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Posted 05 December 2021 - 12:39 PM

Teslas don’t break, for the most part. Ask Marko.

 

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#5596 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 05 December 2021 - 12:44 PM

'Rich Rebuilds' would like to have a word with you...


RRb made a reputation off old Teslas. Nearly nobody understands today’s Teslas are 10,000x apart. That’s how fast they innovate. 100x faster than legacy auto.

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#5597 Mike K.

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Posted 05 December 2021 - 12:52 PM

So why does Tesla need service centres?

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#5598 Mike K.

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Posted 05 December 2021 - 12:53 PM

Anyways, there must be 50 or 75 independent auto mechanic shops in Victoria.

Can we name five that service Teslas, to put the servicing conspiracy theory to rest? Just five.

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#5599 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 05 December 2021 - 12:58 PM

Jimmy’s Tesla Service
Bay Street Tesla
Gorge Tesla Motors
Olde Royal Oak Tesla Service and Upgrades
Langford Tesla Express

Serously though, I told you Teslas rarely fail.

Ask Marko.

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#5600 Mike K.

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Posted 05 December 2021 - 01:00 PM

So exactly zero, right?

Teslas fail all the time. That’s why they have two-to-four week wait lists for servicing broken Teslas at the Kitsilano Broken Tesla Service Centre in Vancouver.

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