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Message posted by Colin2115/8/2018 at 6:26pm
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Quote: Originally posted by Wobbly Box on 15/8/2018
This is interesting.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-45179722




If that can be made viable large scale, then it could indeed be very interesting.

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Canít open link

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Quote: Originally posted by Colin21 on 15/8/2018
Quote: Originally posted by Wobbly Box on 15/8/2018
This is interesting.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-45179722




If that can be made viable large scale, then it could indeed be very interesting.



It certainly is, it has made me put off ordering my Tesla for a couple of years, until I see how this goes. 👍😀 Lithium batteries could be old hat within 5-10 years, making a secondhand Tesla worth about £15.

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Just copy and paste the address into your address tab and it will take you to the article on the BBC news website

Message posted by bessie50015/8/2018 at 7:53pm
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I would on a p c but canít do it on my phone

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You can copy and paste on a smart phone too.

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I would be avoiding Tesla until they allow other garages to fix them.

I watched a video of last night of one which had received what was a minor prang. New rear quarter panel, lower suspension strut and a shock absorber, possibly a new wheel.

Insurance would only let Tesla fix it. Their estimate? $17,000! Wheel and strut was $3500, labour 80 hours (!) at $125 an hour. It would also take 2-3 months due to waiting list, so add a hire car to the bill.

Result? Car written off!


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Ok just go to the bbc news website click on uk news then click Scotland. All the best inventions are by Scotsmen.;-)

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All very hypothetical to me anyway, as I can't see a Tesla or any other BEV coming within my budget of £2,500 within my lifetime.

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Quote: Originally posted by ST1100 on 15/8/2018
You can copy and paste on a smart phone too.




Normally you can but for some reason it ainít working

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Quote: Originally posted by bessie500


The time period weíre taking about now I reckon battery packs will be cheap as chips, second hand Tesla batteries will probably be sold refurbed and the Chinese will probably copy them as they do with every after market car part.


Bessie



How long have rechargeable tools been around? It's still cheaper to throw them away and buy new than replace the batteries, why would cars be any different? I would say an EV with worn out batteries is as much use as a fossil fuel car with a knackered engine.As for Chinese copies, well we all know about the quality issues there!

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Yup sort of agree with you. As a tradesman I never had to throw away a drill e arse it was knackered, it was always the batteries that had packed in, no longer taking a charge. It was always cheaper to buy a new drill that had an improved spec and better battery than the one it was replacing.

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Yep Phil Ness, but Tesla (Panasonic) are well ahead of the game on battery technology, which is one of the reason's why BMW and VAG etc have bought a number of Tesla cars to reverse engineer the battery technology used.

Keeping the latest 2170 cells tame, has been more of a challenge than the previous 18650 cells.

The Tesla Model 3 with it's 75kw ? battery pack, is a modern day marvel, giving a conservative 310 mile range.

8 year warranty on the battery pack to still give 80% capacity is not to shabby at all for this latest technology.

If I could get my firm to give me a car allowance instead of a leased company car, I would put my reservation in for a Tesla Model 3 in the blink of an eye.

Straight away I would save £1,200 per year in BIK tax, the firm would cover all charging costs, and in effect my 3000 mile annual trip to Frejus and back, would be cost free.

What's not to like for having a BEV as a company car driver.


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If you are going to tow a trailer to Fejus, you can, at the very least, half your range between charge. Make sure you plan.

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No need Mike, the Tesla does all that for you, the build out of the Tesla SuperCharger network is leaving other makers standing, pun intended.

With BEV's it's all about the infrastructure, as was back in the day for fossil cars.

I have no doubt that Tesla will win the infrastructure race, and that eventually there will be one standard for fast charging connection.

Tesla have already reached out to others makers, but for whatever reason they have declined to adopt the Tesla std.

What we have going on here is a Betamax, VHS and Phillips type race, although in that scenario the worst std won the day.

Maybe history will repeat itself, yet again.

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Still donít fancy having to charge every 150 miles for up to an hour.


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