- Apr 25, 2018
Model Y just spotted in Winter Park, CO!
yeah we could replace my wife’s polo for instance and still keep my car for longer journeys or those with the full family
You'd think. Even Tesla doesn't use a heat pump in the Model 3.
All the Japanese manufacturers are mailing it in when it comes to EVs.
Brother in law really, *really* wants the VW Van concept they showed. It'd be a shame if VW didn't actually put out some of the unique stuff they showed off with the electric platform.
You could always test the performance and put it into "chill mode", which might give some idea although I think chill mode would be much slower 0 to 60 than the SR+, as it throttles rapid acceleration for snow driving etc. so if it's enough for you then the SR+ certainly would be.
Not even related to speed but I'd want to see how the partial premium interior is (ex sound system) and stuff are. The only thing I can think of is renting one for a day but to spend however much just for a little test drive seems wasteful to me.You could always test the performance and put it into "chill mode", which might give some idea although I think chill mode would be much slower 0 to 60 than the SR+, as it throttles rapid acceleration for snow driving etc. so if it's enough for you then the SR+ certainly would be.
Oh gotcha. Yeah if you live near a city or somewhere populated there's lots of Tesla owners clubs that have EV meet-ups and awareness events, might be worth looking into reaching out to... They are more than happy to give test rides, walk throughs etc usually
Good call. I'll give that avenue a try! Thanks
I took a test drive before buying my bolt (bolt beats its range but literally one mile). It seems like a really good car. The backseat is a bit cramped and it doesn’t have much space for luggage. I still may have been convinced to get one, but they have very limited stock and dealers don’t have many rebates to play with (so a new bolt is far cheaper).
Vegas was looking into these. They currently have a very, very limited range, especially compared to existing hybrids and natural gas vehicles, but they may work over short hauls.Transit bus manufacturer New Flyer sent an electric Transit bus to my city, Baltimore, for testing, this is New Flyer's Xcelsior Charge electric Transit bus:
The Maryland General Assembly currently has a bill crossfiled in both the Maryland House and Maryland Senate that if enacted would mandate the public transit agency for the Baltimore metro area (Maryland Department of Transportation's Maryland Transit Administration) to only order electric Transit buses.
Maryland House Bill 432 - "Maryland Transit Administration - Conversion to Electric Buses (Electric Bus Transition Act)":
Corresponding Maryland Senate Bill 423 -"Maryland Transit Administration - Conversion to Electric Buses (Electric Bus Transition Act)"
No it's not. If true it's probably bad. It's possible it's due to a lot of things, but one potential is they didn't like his take on the EV future.
I like the concept of Rivian a lot and I hope they are successful. That said, we've seen nothing yet of an actual product that is going to prove viability yet.
Last I heard there were software issues: https://insideevs.com/news/391335/volkswagen-id3-delayed-until-august-2020/
I also wonder if, given the massive orders they have from Amazon for an electric van, they're going to be releasing the pickup and SUV any time soon. That's going to take a lot of effort and resources.
I also wonder how compelling it is to rush to the truck when the CyberTruck has, as you mentioned, presented a far more affordable option. Obviously the looks are a big differentiator as well as the potential tank mode feature being kinda cool. However, I just wonder with battery constraints and the CyberTruck how viable the market is.
Even if it's $65,000 - $7,500 = $57,500. The Cyber Truck is $39,900 for the similar spec. And Rivian hasn't established the supercharger network, and ecosystem. It's gonna be rough. Would love to see another EV company be competitive though.
im not saying a direct price comparison.
The tax credit does basically work like that. It doesn't matter if you owe or not. It's not a deduction, it's a credit. So if you didn't owe and received $1500 back normally you would get $9,000.
I wish the Cyber truck was the middle of this year. I'd consolidate to one vehicle and push my home owners association to figure out a solution for us Townhome owners without garages. Not sure if the model y is enough for me to go through the hassle.
However, the Ford partners' interest in selling the Mustang Mach-E has so far been manageable: According to the Ford Partner Association, only around 20 percent of all Ford partners have signed the corresponding side letter, which was approved in November 2019. For Fabio Krause, managing director of the Ford partner association, this is not a surprise: “Since the only purely electric model from Ford has been the Mustang Mach-E so far, many companies do not yet see the economic benefit for themselves, especially as the margin for it Cars are set too low from a retail perspective and are under massive criticism, ”he emphasizes.
The Ford Partner Association had been able to significantly reduce the electrical standards originally required by the manufacturer in terms of retail: Instead of two 22 kWh charging stations, only two 11 kWh charging stations are required. "In addition, we were able to give dealers the freedom to choose whether or not to take on the residual value risk for the partially and fully electrified models in leasing transactions," comments Johann Gesthuysen, President of the Ford Partner Association.
ridiculous. my mid range model 3 is capped at 31mi/hr of charge. Which when you do the math it works out to 7kwh max charge. Other tesla's can go to 80amps, mine is 30. So in essence tesla will be able to charge faster at home than Fords chargers at their dealerships?
Every dealership I've seen only has 1-2 6.6kW chargers.ridiculous. my mid range model 3 is capped at 31mi/hr of charge. Which when you do the math it works out to 7kwh max charge. Other tesla's can go to 80amps, mine is 30. So in essence tesla will be able to charge faster at home than Fords chargers at their dealerships?
Yeah and those chargers are usually reserved for dealership customers, they might let you use it.