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Message posted by Colin21 on 12/1/2018 at 2:37pm
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Just back from our regular monthly shop at Aldi. Plenty of BMWs, Range Rovers, and other posh new cars in there, I'm surprised they allow our ancient Volvo in the car park now. Didn't see any charging points, but then I've yet to see an electric car, apart from the odd hybrid around this way anyway.

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I wouldn’t worry to much, Aldi and Lidl will be on the case. Aldi are bigger than coop and are Britain’s 5th largest supermarket and last August Lidl o er took Waitrose to become Britain’s 7th largest supermarket.

Anyway the one or two charging points at other supermarkets is just box ticking, 2 charge points in a 300 plus capacity car park. Who’s kidding who. If things go as some think it’s going to go you’ll need a charging point in every parking bay. Or you may as well pull the plug on the full electric car thing.


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Yep, 300 charging points and a power plant to supply it when demand is high.

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Funny it always makes me wonder how the shoppers get home from Aldi and Lidl what with their being no fuel station at those supermarkets

I presume they must just go to a normal fuel station

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That's a fair point, but the trend is for these charge points to be situated at supermarkets and car parks across the country, I'm maybe not the sharpest knife in the drawer but could this be anything to do with the half hour charge time that is required to top up your battery so that your car has enough range to get you home when it is fully loaded with all that extra shopping your buying because your getting your car charged up for free. (well at least it used to be free not sure what the arrangement is now)
There again you really need to look at how many cars can top up with petrol in the same time it takes 1 car to charge. So makes sense for these to be at supermarkets so that you are tempted to shop while you wait.
I'm going to take the charge at home argument out of the equation as this is a luxury that isn't possible for millions of motorists.

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Some good news this month, Tesla are now churning out just over 2,000 Model "3" cars per week, and sales have now made it the best selling EV in the U.S.A.

OK that's still half way to the production ramp of 5,000 Model 3's per week, or 20,000 per month.

But at the moment 10,000 units per month is no mean feat.

Elon Musk is currently doing sleep overs at the factory, to help achieve the goal.

If nothing else this is all history in the making, and a truly Ford Model "T" moment.

With the kind of volumes involved, the Tesla Model "3" will be flooding the UK come early 2019.

A game changer if there ever was one.

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Quote from Autoweek “Tesla Model 3 assembly quality is like something from the seventees”

Let us just hope it is not another Allegro, they were certainly a game changer!

I still cannot work out why this should be posted in the Tow Car section, have they been type approved for towing, if so how much?

Yes or no.......Will the Tesla 3 tow a small to medium sized caravan?




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Elon Musk confirmed that there will be a "Tow Hitch" option for the Model 3, although no details have been released to date, which is kinda odd.

I would guess the Model 3 will be good for light trailers, TT and FC's maybe with a braked limit of 1,100kg and none braked 650kg.

Tesla are aware that having a towing capability of some kind is important for Europe, but not so much for the U.S. market.

Although plenty of folk are towing with the Model S in the U.S., but as the vehicle is not type approved they are probably invalidating there warranty not to mention insurance.

The Model X it would appear is the only current Tesla model that can have a factory fit tow hitch, towing capacity is 2,250kg which gives you an idea what the Model 3 may be capable of.

So I am thinking that we will find out more about what the Model 3 can tow, when it arrives into Europe early next year.

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I guess that would be the same Tesla X that burst into flames after an accident just a couple of weeks ago on Highway 101, unfortunately the poor driver died of his injuries.

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"Elon Musk is currently doing sleep overs at the factory, to help achieve the goal".

How does this help achieve any goal, he's sleeping for gawd's sake.

What is none braked.

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All cars can burst into flames when they have a accident. Some cars are known too without the accident bit, Renault, zafira’s even Ferrari’s

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Mike even in % terms, far more fossil cars Burst into flames each day than EV’s, it’s just that Tesla always get the headlines.

OK Blueexpo, none braked, unbraked it all means the same, a trailer that does not have brakes, just like the one I tow.

As for Elon Must doing sleepovers at the factory, I bet he is not getting much sleep, last time he did this he was kipping on the roof, at the battery factory a Sparks Nevada.

This time I guess he is under a desk at the Fremont factory.

Whatever you say about Tesla, producing 2000+ Model 3 Cars every week is a brilliant effort.

The time is nigh for fossil cars, that’s for sure.

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Ah so you actually mean non braked.

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Yes, but we are talking brand new technology bursting into flames, and if, I repeat if, it is the battery pack, then that must be a major concern........Surely.

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Your right it is new technology but all cars have electrics that when damaged can cause a fire.
If the battery is at fault then that’s a issue, if not if sooner be in a battery car. Than a petrol car with 70 Ltrs of fuel on board

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Quote: Originally posted by bessie500 on 05/4/2018

If the battery is at fault then that’s a issue, if not if sooner be in a battery car. Than a petrol car with 70 Ltrs of fuel on board

Bessie



Yes, me too, that is why I much prefer a diesel. I do not think I have owned a petrol car for 20 years or so.

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