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#6281 spanky123

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Posted 23 May 2022 - 11:53 AM

The market will figure it out.

I’m guessing the amount of owners without home charging is very small.

 

In fairness it is not just Tesla. As BC Hydro has started allowing others to charge for electricity the rates have skyrocketed with most charging providers. 



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Posted 23 May 2022 - 11:54 AM

That’s rare though, right? People that regularly drive long distances likely don’t buy electric cars.

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Posted 23 May 2022 - 01:05 PM

That’s rare though, right? People that regularly drive long distances likely don’t buy electric cars.

 

How often do you go to Nanaimo?



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Posted 23 May 2022 - 01:06 PM

Home charging is great as long as you don't plan to drive more than 150-200 km away!

how many days a year are you 200 km away from home?

 

how many days a year are is the average driver 200 km away from home?

 

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Posted 23 May 2022 - 01:07 PM

11 times per year.

Look, I don’t know. Those that go to Nanaimo lots have two cars or more. Leave the electric at home.

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Posted 23 May 2022 - 01:08 PM

How often do you go to Nanaimo?

any recent model ev has a range nearly double what is required to get to nanaimo and back



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Posted 23 May 2022 - 01:21 PM

any recent model ev has a range nearly double what is required to get to nanaimo and back

 

Ev's have a rated range like ICE cars. That range varies depending on temperature, terrain, and driving conditions. Most electric vehicles recommend that you charge to only 80 or 90% of the rated range. Unless you live in Langford and are travelling to the south end, I don't know of too many people who would risk a return trip to Nanaimo without recharging.


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#6288 tommy

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Posted 23 May 2022 - 02:51 PM

hmmm...tommy went to port renfrew and back yesterday (same km as nanaimo), started at slightly under a full charge (trip to the airport and back) and had 168 km range left when he got home

 

and the recommendation to charge 80-90% as a daily thing, does not exclude topping off to 100% if you know you have a long drive ahead

 

at 100% charge in january my ID4 had a 400km range, this week a full charge reads at 420km

 

i have been to nanaimo and back, no problem, although the ride up the malahat does take the range down a bit, the ride down the other side makes it up through regenerative braking



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Posted 23 May 2022 - 03:14 PM

I've been to Naniamo and back many times without any charging and I have a 7 year old Tesla with the smallest available battery at the time. The current cheapest Tesla available would have almost 100km more range than mine. 

 

I also have free supercharging for life :) 


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#6290 LJ

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Posted 23 May 2022 - 07:32 PM

It would really suck if you bought a Tesla thinking that you were going to save money vs gas!

 

https://www.teslaora...tion-says-musk/

 

Harsimran Bansal, the Tesla owner got charged CA$24.20 for a 21-minute Supercharging session. He also said that this cost is comparable to filling up gas in an ICE car.

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Posted 25 May 2022 - 04:12 AM

U.S. electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) has stopped taking orders for its upcoming Cybertruck pickup truck outside of North America, according to its official website.

The automaker is only taking reservations for the Cybertruck in the United States, Canada and Mexico, the website showed.

Tesla declined to comment on the matter.

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"We have more orders of the first Cybertrucks than we could possibly fulfil for three years after the start of production," Musk said last week at the FT Future of the Car 2022 conference.

He also said Tesla could stop taking orders as demand for some of its vehicles exceeds production "to a ridiculous degree".


https://www.reuters....ite-2022-05-17/

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#6292 tommy

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Posted 26 May 2022 - 10:22 AM

happy now?

 

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Posted 28 May 2022 - 07:39 AM

On Friday, Chinese battery manufacturer Gotion Hi-Tech hosted the 11th Sci-Tech Conference in Hefei, Anhui Province. The company announced that it begins to mass produce a 360Wh/kg semisolid-state battery it developed earlier this year. The company says it is also working on prototype samples of a 400Wh/kg ternary semisolid-state battery in the lab.

In addition, the first generation of ternary and lithium-iron standard battery jointly developed by Gotion Hi-Tech and Volkswagen have both entered into mass production. Gotion Hi-Tech is now working with Volkswagen’s German team to develop standard batteries for Europe. The company said the energy density of the mass-produced ternary battery cells is 635Wh/L, and that of lithium-iron batteries is 435Wh/L.


https://pandaily.com...attery-in-2022/


If they can pull this off, they will be able to supply cars with 700-900km range.

Most batteries right now are 200-220 Wh/kg.

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Posted 30 May 2022 - 07:43 AM

In a global tipping point, 52% of car buyers now want to purchase an EV – here’s why

 

The number of consumers looking to buy electric vehicles has hit 52%, according to the latest EY Mobility Consumer Index (MCI). This is the first time the number has exceeded 50%, and it represents a rise of 22 percentage points in just two years.

 

 

https://electrek.co/...to-purchase-ev/


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#6295 Mike K.

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Posted 30 May 2022 - 07:48 AM

I thought the gasoline lobby was supposed to keep oil prices artificially low to discourage the transition to electric vehicles?

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Posted 30 May 2022 - 07:54 AM

Nio Planning A US Factory

 

 

China is the leader in electric car manufacturing, but few of those cars make it to the United States, primarily because cars from China are subject to a 25% import duty. Now media outlets in China are reporting that Nio, one of the largest of the new crop of Chinese electric car manufacturers, is considering a factory in the US, which would be one way to avoid some or all of those import tariffs.

 

Nio has declined to confirm or deny the reports, but CnEVPost has put together a number of clues that point in that direction. Citing local news source Yicai, it says Nio is hiring for positions including overseas manufacturing planning specialists, body process specialists for overseas projects, overseas planning and infrastructure specialists, and overseas logistics project managers.

 

The job description for the planning specialists requires candidates to have been responsible for two or more complete master plan projects, with at least one in the US. Candidates for this position also need to be familiar with and understand US state policies, design codes and planning submission processes, and be familiar with US process planning and master plan principles.

 

https://cleantechnic...g-a-us-factory/


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 30 May 2022 - 07:54 AM.


#6297 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 02 June 2022 - 02:23 AM

B.C. electric vehicle sales tops in North America

13% of all new light vehicle sales in B.C. in 2021 were zero-emission vehicles — the highest rate on the continent on a per capita basis


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George Heyman, minister of environment and climate change strategy, said 13% of all new light vehicle sales in B.C. in 2021 were zero-emission vehicles — the highest rate on the continent on a per capita basis — and first-quarter results this year show it’s increased to 17%.

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 02 June 2022 - 02:25 AM.


#6298 tommy

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Posted 02 June 2022 - 11:06 AM

we are past peak I.C.E.

 

 

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Posted 04 June 2022 - 04:27 AM

Elon Musk is demanding that Tesla office workers return to in-person work or leave the company.

The policy, disclosed in leaked emails Musk sent to Tesla's executive staff Tuesday, was first reported by electric vehicle news site Electrek.

"Anyone who wishes to do remote work must be in the office for a minimum (and I mean *minimum*) of 40 hours per week or depart Tesla. This is less than we ask of factory workers," Musk wrote, adding that the office must be the employee's primary workplace where the other workers they regularly interact with are based — "not a remote branch office unrelated to the job duties."

request for exemption from the policy, but that for the most part, "If you don't show up, we will assume you have resigned."

https://amp.cnn.com/...home/index.html

Tesla (TSLA), which had 100,000 workers worldwide at the start of the year, did not respond to a request for comment on the policy change, but Musk appeared to confirm it in a tweet of his own early Wednesday when asked on Twitter, "Hey Elon...any additional comment to people who think coming into work is an antiquated concept?" Musk replied: "They should pretend to work somewhere else."

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Posted 04 June 2022 - 05:36 AM

we are past peak I.C.E.

 

In 2017, global new vehicle sales reached 87 million, and all but 1.1 million had an engine. That year will end up being the all-time high for deliveries of internal combustion cars. Sales dropped below 82 million in 2019, and in 2020 they plummeted to fewer than 70 million. ICE car sales will probably tick back up, but EVs are the predominant reason total auto sales will get back to where they one were sometime around the middle of the decade.

 

As sales rise and fall, so shall the fleet. BNEF expects that the world’s fleet of ICE cars, excluding hybrids and plug-in hybrids, will peak at just over 1.2 billion this year, dropping only slightly in 2023. And after that, the decline is marked. By the end of the next decade, the global fleet of cars with an engine, rather than a battery or fuel cell, will be less than half the size it is today.

 

 

 

https://www.bloomber...-fleet-will-too



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