tesla car.

#2
just realised possibly this is the wrong forum. feel free to shift it and give me extra duties.
 
#3
Pretty impressive car, with an expensive price tag to match. It's all well and good producing cars like the tesla. The only people who can afford to buy them are those who wouldn't have to worry about the high cost of petrol in the first place!
 
#4
well its a start more use than the g whizz small plastic box thats defeated by
hills etc.
more use as a tech demonstrater really look we can make an electric car that is usable
 
#6
Arnie's first question,"Hey, where's the other rollerskate?"
Mel Gibson's just ordered five. Hollywood stars about the only Yanks capable of fitting behind the steering wheel. Bet the big silver stick would confuse a few.
 
#7
I would buy an electric car if it fulfilled the following conditions:

Cruising speed of 160 km per hour (for the autobahn)
approximately 400 km on the autobahn between charges
charging at motorway services takes preferably 10 but no longer than 20 minutes
charging at home in several hours, no longer than overnight
family car
cost is reasonable

Until then, I will continue to support the spread of Wahabi Islam into Europe and America by filling my car up with Middle Eastern oil.
 
#8
I think its a great start and hopefully the research that has gone into it can be made more widely avaliable!

The problem i see is that the recharging isn't as easy as filling your tank (in terms of time) but if it held charge well enough to consistently deliver 250 miles per charge, then it should be ok!

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Oneshot said:
I think its a great start and hopefully the research that has gone into it can be made more widely avaliable!

The problem i see is that the recharging isn't as easy as filling your tank (in terms of time) but if it held charge well enough to consistently deliver 250 miles per charge, then it should be ok!

OS
I agree - and if there is one place on the planet where this will work, its California. Its good to see that its moving the image of leccy cars away from milk floats to something that looks and performs pretty good.

Hopefully if the Tesla sells, then the price will drop and the viability (commercial and practicality) of electric cars can be tested.

Perhaps the next iteration will be covering the thing in high efficency solar cells so the car can trickle charge when parked up? (during the day of course).

My 4.0 litre Rangie does about 250 miles on a tank of LPG (it doesn't go much further on petrol to be honest).
 
#13
Bump, as the bump on the other thread didn’t work.

Does anyone on here have any expierience what they are like to own and live with.
. I know two people with them; both absolutely love them. The range is fine, great to drive - just would be nice if there were more charging points outside of London - that would probably be your main concern if driving regularly off main arterial routes.
11 1/2 year thread bump, well done you...
People would only whinge “there’s already a thread on Teslas” if he started a new one.
 
#14
. I know two people with them; both absolutely love them. The range is fine, great to drive - just would be nice if there were more charging points outside of London - that would probably be your main concern if driving regularly off main arterial routes.
People would only whinge “there’s already a thread on Teslas” if he started a new one.
Thanks for that. I’m in Ontario, Canada and there looks to be a lot of charging stations around. But the charge times they gave me at the dealership where a lot longer then I expected. 45mins to an hour even on the fast charge. Range of 200 to 500 depending on your boot and I’m a bit heavy footed. I will post again in ten years time if I get one
 
#15
Seen two in two days in Coventry west midlands. Engineering wise they are supposed to be the best electric car. However build quality of body and interior is a bit suspect.
 
#16
I'm just not quite there yet with an electric car. Another couple of years maybe.

My beef is this: the cheap ones (Ford Focus, Nissan LEAF) have a range of well under 200 miles. The Tesla can be 500 miles. Obviously the battery in the Tesla is much better/larger. But the Tesla is either a) so expensive you could buy three Nissans, b) the new model which you can't get for love nor money or c) used, so you don't get the tax break.

Once we start seeing normal sized cars, with normal trim levels, with a 300 mile+ range, for normal money, I'll get one. Until then, I can't justify the investment in a Tesla. But every time I see one, I think "That's a fine looking car". The good news is the entire industry is bringing electric cars to the market, and so "normal" will hopefully come round pretty soon.
 
#18
My main problem with these things is how do I run a charging cable from a vehicle in the residents parking bay (35 metres from my house) along the pavement to my house...
 
#20
I think the point is that if you have to do that, you can’t afford it.
By the time these things become affordable for the average family I doubt if I'll still be driving anyway...
 

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