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#5841 Moderation

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Posted 12 January 2022 - 06:42 PM

Most if not all are in operation now. I have used them at 3 of these locations.



#5842 tommy

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Posted 12 January 2022 - 10:48 PM

i have used the Cedar Hill stations in the past, (when they were free!)

 

i estimate @ $1/hr it is about 50/50 cost of electricity and  cost recovery



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Posted 14 January 2022 - 06:07 AM

Taiwan soon to have more Gogoro electric scooter battery swap stations than gas stations

 

https://electrek.co/...n-gas-stations/

 

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Edited by Victoria Watcher, 14 January 2022 - 06:08 AM.

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Posted 14 January 2022 - 06:30 AM

Taiwan soon to have more Gogoro electric scooter battery swap stations than gas stations

https://electrek.co/...n-gas-stations/

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I used these when I was in Taiwan. They had them at 7-11s. Super simple!

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Posted 15 January 2022 - 07:20 PM

Tesla Cybertruck May Come In Two Sizes, Be Revealed In March

 

 

Known TSLA Bull says one will be the size we expect it to be, while the other will be around 15 - 20 percent smaller.

 

 

https://insideevs.co...wo-sizes-rumor/

 

 

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Edited by Victoria Watcher, 15 January 2022 - 07:21 PM.


#5846 tommy

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Posted 15 January 2022 - 07:49 PM

Tesla Cybertruck May Come In Two Sizes, Be Revealed In March

 

 

Known TSLA Bull says one will be the size we expect it to be, while the other will be around 15 - 20 percent smaller.

 

 

so one wil be ugly and the other 15-20% less ugly !!



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Posted 16 January 2022 - 02:21 AM

Tesla has updated the US version of the Model Y owner’s manual and it includes a reference to the structural battery pack. The structural battery pack is expected to be the biggest difference in the Model Y to be produced at Gigafactory Texas versus the current version from Fremont factory.

Instead of several battery modules put together in a battery pack, Tesla plans to use its new 4680 cells in a single block to create a battery pack with structural integrity that becomes a part of the vehicle’s body.

It shouldn’t have a major impact on the owner’s experience, but Tesla updated the owner’s manual regarding the jacking procedure since the lift points are different:

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Posted 16 January 2022 - 02:22 AM

Tesla has updated the US version of the Model Y owner’s manual and it includes a reference to the structural battery pack. The structural battery pack is expected to be the biggest difference in the Model Y to be produced at Gigafactory Texas versus the current version from Fremont factory.

Instead of several battery modules put together in a battery pack, Tesla plans to use its new 4680 cells in a single block to create a battery pack with structural integrity that becomes a part of the vehicle’s body.

It shouldn’t have a major impact on the owner’s experience, but Tesla updated the owner’s manual regarding the jacking procedure since the lift points are different.

https://electrek.co/...n-imminent/amp/

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 16 January 2022 - 02:22 AM.


#5849 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 16 January 2022 - 08:20 PM

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Posted 16 January 2022 - 08:58 PM

TESLA will delay the initial production of its highly anticipated Cybertruck until the end of the first quarter of 2023 as the electric vehicle maker changes “features and functions” of the model, a new report published by Reuters says.

It’s understood Tesla will make a limited production of the Cybertruck in early 2023 before increasing to full-scale output. It’s now the third time the futuristic pick-up truck has been delayed since it was unveiled back in 2019.

The company has also removed any reference to the model’s previous delivery date of 2022 from its website. The Tesla website now states that “you will be able to complete your configuration as production nears” in reference to the Cybertruck.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said he will provide an updated product road map on January 26.

https://www.goauto.c...1-17/86803.html

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 16 January 2022 - 08:59 PM.


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Posted 16 January 2022 - 10:25 PM

BP claims EV charging stations ‘on the cusp’ of being more profitable than gas pumps

 

https://electrek.co/...than-gas-pumps/


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#5852 Mike K.

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Posted 17 January 2022 - 08:05 AM

I wouldn’t be surprised if the advantage is the 30 minutes of lingering at the ‘gas’ station. A ton of up-sell potential just begging to be tapped.
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#5853 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 17 January 2022 - 07:24 PM

Comparing valuations:

 

Tesla          $1.1 trillion

 

GM

Ford

Toyota

BMW          

Ferrari

Honda

Nissan

Hyundai

Kia

Subaru

Mazda

Aston Martin

Volkswagen       -     $955 billion all combined


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 17 January 2022 - 07:24 PM.


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Posted 17 January 2022 - 07:47 PM

That’s probably why the 2008 US housing market crash guy is betting against Tesla.

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Posted 18 January 2022 - 08:12 AM

een a big week for Taco Bell fans who don’t want to admit they’re Taco Bell fans. Just days after the restaurant chain announced a first-of-its-kind taco subscription service, EV charging startup ChargeNet announced plans to bring a comprehensive charging solution to one of the restaurant’s south San Francisco locations later this month.

https://electrek.co/...-locations/amp/

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 18 January 2022 - 08:12 AM.


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Posted 18 January 2022 - 10:03 AM

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Posted 18 January 2022 - 10:34 AM

I wonder if this was a Level 1 or level 2 charger. I would guess a level 1 plugged into a regular outlet..

 

Many EV allow the charging unit connection to be locked at the car end after charging is complete. or the cable is disconnected from the power source. If this is not done it is easy and not dangerous to take a Level 1 charging cable unit.


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Posted 18 January 2022 - 04:40 PM

A Tesla driver in California was charged with two counts of vehicular manslaughter after crashing into another car and killing two people while his car was on Autopilot, the Associated Press first reported on Tuesday.

It appears to be the first time a driver using semi-automated driving technology has been charged with a felony in relation to a deadly crash, the AP said. State prosecutors filed charges against the driver, Kevin George Aziz Riad, in October, court records show, though detailed documents were only recently released.

The deadly events unfolded in a Los Angeles suburb in December 2019, when Riad's Model S sedan left the freeway, ran a red light, and crashed into a Honda Civic, the AP said, citing police reports. Two of the Civic's occupants were killed, and their families are suing Tesla and Riad separately from the criminal charges, the AP reported.

Riad has pleaded not guilty and is currently free on bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for February 23, court documents show. According to the AP, prosecutors did not mention Autopilot, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration confirmed the technology was engaged during the crash.

The charges come amid intense scrutiny of Autopilot, Tesla's advanced driver-assistance system that uses an array of cameras to maintain a vehicle's speed, follow curves in the road, and keep a set distance to the car ahead.

Autopilot doesn't make vehicles autonomous — no commercially available technology does — and critics say it's too easy to abuse by not paying attention to the road. Safety advocates have also said Tesla's branding of Autopilot and a more advanced feature, Full Self-Driving, is misleading and overstates their capabilities.

NHTSA has long investigated Autopilot's shortcomings. It's currently looking into a dozen crashes where Teslas with driver-assistance features switched on barreled into stopped emergency vehicles. The family of a 15-year-old boy who was killed when a Tesla crashed into his family's pickup truck is suing the electric automaker, alleging that Autopilot was partially to blame.

- https://apple.news/A...uRJ-wh5AER2MU6Q

That’s quite the thing. Running a red, smashing into another car, killing people. And you guys thought these things would be commonplace and driverless by now.

Tesla being misleading about something? No. Impossible.

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Posted 18 January 2022 - 04:44 PM

Does your cruise control stop for red lights?  Autopilot is just a slightly advanced cruise control.  Everyone knows that.

 

 

 

Tesla is beating German automakers on their own turf even without Giga Berlin – Should they be scared?

 

https://electrek.co/...ut-giga-berlin/

 

 

The German auto market was down 10% in 2021 as supply chain issues and broader economical effects from the pandemic are still being felt. But the good news is that electric vehicles are up significantly in the market over the same period. All-electric and plug-in vehicles now represent 14% of the market and over 355,000 units.

 

Tagesschau put together a list of the top best-selling all-electric vehicles in the market, and Tesla topped the list:

  1. Tesla Model 3
  2. VW e-Up
  3. VW ID.3
  4. Renault Zoe
  5. Smart EQ ForTwo
  6. Hyundai Kona Electric
  7. Skoda Enyaq Electric
  8. VW ID.4
  9. Fiat 500e
  10. BMW i3

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Edited by Victoria Watcher, 18 January 2022 - 04:48 PM.


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Posted 18 January 2022 - 05:41 PM

Tesla Cybertruck May Come In Two Sizes, Be Revealed In March

 

 

Known TSLA Bull says one will be the size we expect it to be, while the other will be around 15 - 20 percent smaller.

 

 

https://insideevs.co...wo-sizes-rumor/

 

 

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Anyone making a reasonably priced, not stupid looking, easy to repair electric truck yet? 



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