Tesla

  1. nickk Forum Supporter

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    customer visited in his new car,don’t know the model,big sports coupe shape yet 4 door,looked well made,the acceleration was fantastic,real head rest planter,don’t know how green it would be with me enjoying the speed.fun for now ......until a few years of wear??
     
  2. Wallace

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    Try pushing or towing it when the battery is flat, heard a hilarious story about one recently.
     
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  3. Pete.

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    No different to running put of petrol though is it?
     
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  4. premmington

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    No - it is no different to running out of petrol - but every time I drive a full EV - I am constantly looking at the LED bar graph for range.

    If you run out of petrol - it takes minutes not hours to get going again.

    Infrastructure for charging is not here yet.

    We have had a Tesla in our workshop - what shocked me was how heavy it was - when lifting it to get a wheel off.
     
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  5. TechnicAl

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    awkward though to get a 5L can full of electricity....:laughing:
     
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  6. dobbslc

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    Just bung a 10kva generator in the boot....
    Oh no you can't do that as it's bad for the environment burning fossil fuels.....:doh:
     
  7. ronan

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    Electric cars can be powered by the drivers sense of self righteous smugness.
     
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  8. premmington

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    That made me laugh.

    We do need to do something about the transport infrastructure - if we are to save the world.

    But it the economy of growth which is the real problem. Less population - less consumption is the only answer.

    No eco project is going to succeed unless someone is earning out of it.

    You can fit a cat on your petrol lawnmower in the UK if you like - but while the third world can start to afford more two stroke motorbikes. It will not make any difference. Growth in consumption with everything in the east is going thru the roof.


    Maybe a world war or pandemic of some kind is the answer (not such a silly idea?).
     
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  9. Bullet2012

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    Wow, nice car to mass death all within eight posts, must be a forum record. Any medals available @Wozzaaah ?
     
  10. ronan

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    I read somewhere that the uk puts out 2% of the worlds co2. So even if the uk were to cease putting out co2, it would really make very little difference in the larger scheme of things.
     
  11. premmington

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    Valid point above - it is not just motoring - it is food consumption as well - greenhouse gasses include methane from a cows bottom.

    I have no answers for any of it - just use less is my input...
     
  12. slim_boy_fat

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    I've been saying that for years - and history does repeat itself. :whistle:
     
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  13. Pete.

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    My mate is a full-on petrol head. His many motors include:

    Yammy Exup
    Rally spec Skoda Octavia
    Suzuki Hayabusa, with Nitrous
    Mk1 Capri, with home made fuel injection, and nitrous.

    Guess what he drives every day, and loves it too - yep, a Tesla :D
     
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  14. Wallace

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    The owner was first seen on a small incline trying to stop the car from rolling as the handbrake would not apply, supposedly due to the battery being flat. I’m going to assume this is either due to a vehicle fault or operator error, probably the latter as he almost ran himself over twice and fell out of the car whilst being pushed!
     
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  15. ronan

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    I had a quick look at a tesla at the local car sales place, i went to school with the salesman. Really good looking car, but everyone who looks at it says the same thing - "oh i don't know".

    Everyone has a doubt at the back of their minds about leccy cars.
     
  16. Kayos

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    I was watching something about a fast Audi (I think) and they said it could be charged in 8 minutes!

    Then they said if you used a 350kw! charger, and there is precisely 1 of them in the UK
     
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  17. earthman Member

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    What I don't get about Tesla or any other electric car, why fit motors to open the doors etc? Surely that's all just extra weight and a waste of battery/range killer.
     
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  18. daleyd

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    Just a guess but they are designed to be a high end luxury product - I’m sure they would get much more range if they fitted them with no air con, a dial speedo, wind up windows etc - but then no one would buy them, let alone pay top money for them...
     
  19. brightspark

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    not many places at the mo you can get them charged up at . one at leeds the other scotch corner on the a66 and one at a b and b near yarm I put the power in for
     
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  20. jimbo84 Member

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    Once you reach the level of being able to buy one you’re at the level of the type of person that doesn’t open their own door :D
     
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