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Who is in on Tesla model 3 ?


By pinballrockstar

2 years ago



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“Are you in on the model 3?”

  • Hell yes! 51 votes
    14%
  • I am considering! 76 votes
    21%
  • Hard to part with fossil fuel 14 votes
    4%
  • I don't care about my carbon footprint 78 votes
    22%
  • No 140 votes
    39%

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#3001 11 days ago

This design is nothing new. This has been talked about for 30 years. Tesla came up with a design that works and is very functional.
Very inexpensive to build and no paint shop needed. YOU COULD BUILD THIS IN A TENT!

#3002 9 days ago
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#3003 9 days ago
Quoted from Pinless:

Never said that the cyber truck would be the #1 selling truck. I believe technology has gotten us close to the point where an EV truck will make more sense than a gas truck.
Ford has an F150 prototype that looks promising. Once they go all in, it could be the tipping point. Why have a twin turbo v-whatever making 400hp when a simple battery and motor could put out 600hp without breaking a sweat?
I’d trade my Raptor in a heartbeat for an electric F150 with specs similar to the cyber truck.

My point was the truck industry is pretty huge. You have a lot of commercial use and with heavy demands. You can't wait on solar panels to get work done. You also need more versatility to compete in truck market. But this isn't really a truck. Just a more versatile eletric car.

#3004 9 days ago
Quoted from jawjaw:

My point was the truck industry is pretty huge. You have a lot of commercial use and with heavy demands. You can't wait on solar panels to get work done. You also need more versatility to compete in truck market. "But this isn't really a truck." Just a more versatile electric car.

It may not be a Truck but it is one hell of a Pickup Truck! Beats the heck out of what's available now in an ice pickup apples to apples. That's why there is already 250,000 preorders already. FORD has considered the Mustang Mach E a sell out at only 50,000 preorders .

#3005 9 days ago
Quoted from jawjaw:

My point was the truck industry is pretty huge. You have a lot of commercial use and with heavy demands. You can't wait on solar panels to get work done. You also need more versatility to compete in truck market. But this isn't really a truck. Just a more versatile eletric car.

Big companies have already placed orders for hundreds of thousands of electric trucks, semi’s and vans from Tesla and Rivian.

I’m not sure who is “waiting on solar panels”. The new chargers can charge a vehicle in 15 minutes.

It’s taken the auto industry 100+ years to produce 700+hp ICE cars. It took the EV market ~10 years. Soccer moms will soon be hitting the streets in 5,000lb SUV’s that are quicker than hellcats and GT500’s. (It’s a little scary to be honest)

#3006 9 days ago

I don't put much in preorder numbers when it's not a real commitment. It will be interesting to see how things work out in next few years. Numbers on paper don't mean much to me. It's about how the car drives, noise it makes, and how well it matches my lifestyle. Not going to be easy to get someone like me in an electric car. I'm not a Ford guy or really a truck person but would take any F150 over Cybertruck all day every day.

#3007 6 days ago

Long line of electric vehicles waiting for the chargers in California:


#3008 6 days ago

Best to charge at home.
I wonder if this is during the wildfire crisis which is making the electric company turn off electricity to many homes. Gas stations are also affected - their electricity is off at the same time.

#3009 6 days ago
Quoted from crwjumper:

Best to charge at home.
I wonder if this is during the wildfire crisis which is making the electric company turn off electricity to many homes. Gas stations are also affected - their electricity is off at the same time.

Definitely when that is possible, but you can't when on a road trip.

The public charging infrastructure will have to continue to grow as the number of EVs grows for all brands.

#3010 6 days ago
Quoted from DCFAN:

Definitely when that is possible, but you can't when on a road trip.
The public charging infrastructure will have to continue to grow as the number of EVs grows for all brands.

Absolutely.
You have to hand it to Tesla: They have built a large robust charging infrastructure across the country and around the world to help kick start the electric car evolution.
There are also several other parties who are building charging infrastructure in addition to the TESLA stations.
I can understand that in an area like California where there are many more early adopters that there can be this kind of backup on a large holiday travel weekend. But this will also begin to ease up as more and more charging stations are opened by third party entrepreneurs.

#3011 6 days ago
Quoted from DCFAN:

Long line of electric vehicles waiting for the chargers in California:

Looks a lot like gas stations before and after a hurricane.

#3012 6 days ago
Quoted from crwjumper:

You have to hand it to Tesla: They have built a large robust charging infrastructure across the country and around the world to help kick start the electric car evolution.
There are also several other parties who are building charging infrastructure in addition to the TESLA stations.

Forgive my ignorance on EV charging.. but I'm assuming not every tesla has lifetime charging (not even talk supercharging, just free charging). And I'm pretty sure all nissan leaf owners have to pay when they charge publically. Gas stations average 3 cents profit per gallon after taxes, credit card fees, etc. Would it not make sense for every gas station to install electric chargers? Even if they only make 3 cents per kwatt, once the infrastructure is installed it's free money. Unlike gas, charging stations can run 24/7 without attendants.

#3013 6 days ago
Quoted from toyotaboy:

Forgive my ignorance on EV charging.. but I'm assuming not every tesla has lifetime charging (not even talk supercharging, just free charging). And I'm pretty sure all nissan leaf owners have to pay when they charge publically. Gas stations average 3 cents profit per gallon after taxes, credit card fees, etc. Would it not make sense for every gas station to install electric chargers? Even if they only make 3 cents per kwatt, once the infrastructure is installed it's free money. Unlike gas, charging stations can run 24/7 without attendants.

Tesla no longer provides free charging for new customers according to the articles I have read.
https://nypost.com/2016/11/07/teslas-supercharging-stations-no-longer-free-of-charge/

I would think and hope service stations eventually will install some EV chargers as the demand grows. Otherwise in about 20 or 30 years service stations will cease to exist beyond being repair shops and convenience stores.

#3014 5 days ago

The first electric only station opened recently in VA. It was a gas station that wasn’t making much money. The real money will be not in the charging but snack, drinks etc. A place with clean restrooms like Buc-ee’s, food etc in the right place right off major highways would cleanup. The thing is you only need to charge in a public place when on a long road trip. Locals won’t need to use it.

#3015 5 days ago
Quoted from JoshPA:

The thing is you only need to charge in a public place when on a long road trip. Locals won’t need to use it.

I still think you're going to have the occasional person who forgot to charge overnight, hop in the car, and 5 miles down the road they realize they didn't charge and need to top off a little bit. Or maybe you're going out to lunch and you decide to put your car on charge and walk over to the restaurant next door. Or maybe you're thrifty and you bought a used leaf with only 50% battery capacity and the only way for you to make it home is to top it off on the way.

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