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#5661 Mike K.

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Posted 07 December 2021 - 08:14 PM

That human has been determined by Tesla to be in the top 99% of Tesla drivers, based on braking and turning habits over thousands of miles of his very own driving. Not a perfect guage, but better than the 20-minute road test you took for your license 20+ years ago.


Well, he sure showed Tesla up didn’t he.

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Posted 09 December 2021 - 10:11 AM

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#5663 Mike K.

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Posted 09 December 2021 - 12:01 PM

What is an "average conventional new car?"


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Posted 09 December 2021 - 04:39 PM

I think this is the article that was the origin of the graph.

It does not appear to answer your question but does provide lots of information,

 

https://www.carbonbr...-climate-change


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#5665 Hotel Mike

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Posted 10 December 2021 - 11:12 AM

I have a question. How do electric cars do in snow and ice, compared to internal combustion cars, assuming the same type of tire?


Don't be so sure.:cool:

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Posted 10 December 2021 - 02:02 PM

Norway has had a huge uptake of electric vehicles for years. They seem to be doing alright.

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Posted 11 December 2021 - 12:03 PM

The Tesla Cybertruck was spotted with some new features, including a massive, vertical, singular windshield wiper, similar to what the company intended to use with the next-gen Roadster in patents.

 

The Cybertruck was unveiled in 2019, and Tesla intended to build the vehicle this December. However, supply chain bottlenecks, demand increases, and Tesla’s soon-to-be-completed factory in Austin, Texas, where the Cybertruck will be manufactured, have all contributed to delays in the initial production process. In fact, last evening, Tesla revised the language on its Online Design Studio for the Cybertruck, removing the indication that the vehicle would be produced in 2022. Instead, Tesla now says that reservation holders will be able to complete their orders “as production nears,” with no definitive timeframe for manufacturing.

 

 

https://www.teslarat...ndshield-wiper/


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Posted 11 December 2021 - 05:50 PM

Dealers uninterested in going electric:



Naturally, GM wants Cadillac dealerships to get on board—which means they'll need to spend big to upgrade their facilities with charging, tooling and training for EVs. We're talking around $200,000 on average. For those dealers not keen on the transformation, GM last year announced a cash incentive to close up shop. It's proven popular.

In an interview with Automotive News (subscription required) published on Monday, Rory Harvey, vice president of Cadillac, said approximately 315 U.S. dealerships took the offers which ranged from $200,000 to seven digits. That's up on the 150 dealerships that Cadillac had mentioned as recently as September, and means the brand will have just 560 active dealerships going into 2022 here.

https://www.motoraut...electric-future

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#5669 Mike K.

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Posted 11 December 2021 - 06:21 PM

Wow!

These guys have crunched the numbers and have realized that without the repair side of the business, there is no business.
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#5670 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 13 December 2021 - 07:12 AM

Time magazine has named CEO of Tesla and SpaceX Elon Musk as Person of the Year.

 

"Person of the Year is a marker of influence, and few individuals have had more influence than Musk on life on Earth, and potentially life off Earth too," Time editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal wrote. "In 2021, Musk emerged not just as the world's richest person but also as perhaps the richest example of a massive shift in our society."
 
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It was indeed a banner year for Musk, who garnered attention for becoming the richest person in the world in part due to the rise in Tesla's (TSLA) stock price. With SpaceX, Musk launched the first-ever mission to Earth's orbit with a crew of only tourists and no professional astronauts.
 

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Posted 14 December 2021 - 06:15 AM

Ford has stopped taking reservations for the all-electric F-150 Lightning as it prepares to start making and shipping the new pickup truck in the first half of 2022. The company says it has collected 200,000 refundable $100 deposits for the Lightning since it debuted in May.

 

That means that anyone not already in line may have to wait a while to buy Ford’s first mass-market electric pickup truck off a dealer lot (or order one from the company’s website). Ford hasn’t said how many it plans to build in 2022, but Automotive News reports that the automaker is looking to build as many as 80,000 in 2023. The company has publicly said it wants to build that many in 2024 after originally targeting just 40,000 annually and has been hiring new workers to handle the demand.

 

 

 

https://www.theverge...rvations-closed


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Posted 14 December 2021 - 06:46 AM

Tesla has pushed the delivery timeline for new Model S orders all the way to 2023 for the cheapest version. The same is the case for the Model X, as the gap between demand and supply appears to be widening.


https://electrek.co/...st-version/amp/

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Posted 14 December 2021 - 07:53 AM

Tesla has pushed the delivery timeline for new Model S orders all the way to 2023 for the cheapest version. The same is the case for the Model X, as the gap between demand and supply appears to be widening.


https://electrek.co/...st-version/amp/

 

 

Interesting. A friend came over the other night in their new Model Y. They ordered it 2 months ago, were told maybe next summer, then it was March, then it was Jan, then they got an email to say it was arriving in 2 days... No idea how it happened but he was lucky.

 

The supply chain is impacting everyone, I'm not sure indicating Model delivery timelines are indicative of much, I ordered the New Maverick Hybrid trucklet as my new daily which will be delivered in a month or so but Ford has stopped taking orders for the '22 model year and is not taking anymore for the Maverick Hybrid till next summer. The new Ford F150 Lightning will see about 10% of the reservations converted to orders in Jan/Feb and production starting in the Spring but any orders now are being pushed to the '23 delivery cycle due to the catchup o converting over 100k reservations. 


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Posted 14 December 2021 - 02:54 PM

Babylon Bee:

 

https://babylonbee.c...y-powered-ar-15

 

Immediately After Moving To Texas, Elon Musk Announces Tesla AR-15

 

 

After years of fighting lame California politicians who want to lock everyone in their homes so they can't go to space or build cool stuff, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced he was moving to a land flowing with milk and honey called Texas. Almost immediately after the move, he announced a new product the whole world has been waiting for: the Tesla AR-15.

 

 

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Posted 15 December 2021 - 02:24 PM

Laurie Yoler, an early Tesla board member, also credits Musk with having the vision to start with a clean sheet of paper and the doggedness to see it through. “He’s not scared of people saying he’s crazy,” she says. “A lot of people say they’re thinking from first principles, but they’re just being incremental. He really looks at the biggest idea.”

 

Musk’s own explanation for Tesla’s success turns on his passion for engineering. “The thing that people who don’t work with me don’t understand is that I’m first and foremost an engineer,” he says. “How have Tesla and SpaceX succeeded when other companies have far more resources and money than I do? The problem is they can’t hire me.”

 

He also says a dedication to engineering excellence and a focus on important challenges has been critical to attracting top engineering talent. “When you go after the hardest problem in the world, the best people in the world want to come and work for you,” says Gene Berdichevsky, a former Tesla battery executive. “For a full decade, Tesla was the only game in town.”

 

 

https://www.ft.com/c...57-49e24d67744d


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Posted 15 December 2021 - 02:33 PM

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#5677 Mike K.

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Posted 15 December 2021 - 05:40 PM

Man, that’s it, isn’t it? I guess there was nothing like Tesla for these guys to latch on to. That’s neat.

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Posted 15 December 2021 - 06:56 PM

Dealers uninterested in going electric:



Naturally, GM wants Cadillac dealerships to get on board—which means they'll need to spend big to upgrade their facilities with charging, tooling and training for EVs. We're talking around $200,000 on average. For those dealers not keen on the transformation, GM last year announced a cash incentive to close up shop. It's proven popular.

In an interview with Automotive News (subscription required) published on Monday, Rory Harvey, vice president of Cadillac, said approximately 315 U.S. dealerships took the offers which ranged from $200,000 to seven digits. That's up on the 150 dealerships that Cadillac had mentioned as recently as September, and means the brand will have just 560 active dealerships going into 2022 here.

https://www.motoraut...electric-future

 

The bill of materials is going to be significantly smaller for electric cars than for conventional cars.  

 

This is going to have impacts that ripple throughout the entire auto part manufacturing process.  I wouldn't be surprised to see many part suppliers close up shop because of this.  


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Posted 20 December 2021 - 07:32 AM

Somehow an autonomous vehicle limited to 20km/h nearly killed its operator.

The operator of a self-driving shuttle bus was critically injured in a crash in Whitby, Ontario, east of Toronto, on Thursday night.

Durham Regional Police say the incident happened in the Watson Street West and Victoria Street area and involved a Whitby Autonomous Vehicle Electric (WAVE) shuttle bus.



The WAVE bus rolled onto Whitby streets in November as part of a pilot project.

The self-driving bus takes a six-kilometre route starting at the Whitby GO Station. It doesn’t operate faster than 20 km/h. The vehicle is equipped with radar and a 360-degree camera to scan for obstacles and adjust accordingly.

- https://driving.ca/a...njured-in-crash

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Posted 20 December 2021 - 09:09 AM

A trained safety attendant is always on board and can take over control of the vehicle manually if needed, Durham Region Transit says.

 

What was the operator doing if there was one?



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