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Message posted by bessie500 on 10/10/2018 at 2:50pm
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Dave s one of our sales guys from the north east spent a track day in a tesla, he said it was the best car he'd ever driven and the most fun he'd had behind a wheel.

Now this guy is a massive petrol head he's done loads of track days in various cars and karts,he even travels every year to Le mans to watch the racing & he also has mercedes SL63amg tucked up for weekend fun.

Funny i live at the top of a cul de sac and we have a Tesla model s turns round every week and it's not silent like you'd expect.

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Tesla reached the milestone of producing 100,000 Model 3's last week since production began back in late 2016.

And that's for the long range 310 mile version, the 220 mile cheaper model is expected to roll of the production line later this year, and that will see even bigger production numbers.

It's all history in the making.

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Roll off!

It's quite simply a no brainer.

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It's quite simply a no brainer.



Certainly history in the making, that’s for sure! 😳

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I think you two must be friends of Bob Lutz !

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Certainly history in the making, that’s for sure! 😳





I just don't know if it is history in the making, but it's certainly a whole new ball of wax.

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Certainly history in the making, that’s for sure! 😳





I just don't know if it is history in the making, but it's certainly a whole new ball of wax.



I think you are missing the point blueexpo97, we are not only looking at history in the making, but a real game changer too.

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Quote: Originally posted by Francais on 14/10/2018
Tesla reached the milestone of producing 100,000 Model 3's last week since production began back in late 2016.

And that's for the long range 310 mile version, the 220 mile cheaper model is expected to roll of the production line later this year, and that will see even bigger production numbers.

It's all history in the making.



Out of an average of 6 million cars produced each month its still very niche. Not quite a revolution, more of a murmur until the big boys crash in.

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Yep, that is true checkley, but it has taken those fossil car makers over a hundred years to reach those production levels.

Think back to De Lorean, they only ever got to 9000 cars before it all ended in tears and they were making a fossil car, although I did think the Stainless Steel body was a stroke of genius.

Tesla have now produced over 300,000 cars, which is no shabby effort, they are way ahead with BEV production compared to the legacy automakers.

Of course this is all set to change in the coming years as legacy automakers get there act together, and by 2020 you will be seeing a lot more BEV on the roads, and they all won't be Tesla's that's for sure.

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Legacy Automakers! 😳😳


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Just reading an interesting article in What car.. Oct 2018 edition ... they are looking at vehicle reliability ...
. Mn the Electric and Hybrid category ... least reliable is the Tesla Model S with only 50.9% reliability ... think I will stick with my Lexus

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Quote: Originally posted by Francais on 14/10/2018
Tesla reached the milestone of producing 100,000 Model 3's last week since production began back in late 2016.

And that's for the long range 310 mile version, the 220 mile cheaper model is expected to roll of the production line later this year, and that will see even bigger production numbers.

It's all history in the making.



I'm sure it is, but the problem most of us here have is that current petrol/diesel cars have far less fuel economy when towing (I get roughly half fuel economy when towing)

Now then, lets say we get roughly the same with a Tesla, that means I can only tow for say maximum 155 miles. That trip to Cornwall from the North East of England is looking pretty dull if I have to stop every three hours to charge the car up (which takes at best an hour)

Electric cars will no doubt be the future, but not in there current form. For me the future will be hydrogen electric cars, all the "eco friendly" of electric cars, with the speedy "fill up" of a normal fossil fuel car.


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Plenty of folk in the U.S. doing long road trips in there Tesla's, a Supercharger will get you back up to full range in less than an hour.

Hardly anyone towing with there Tesla though, so I get that.

Fact is very few folk tow with there fossil car in any case

Some days here in the North West, I see more Tesla cars on the road, than there are cars towing caravans.

Towing a caravan is very much a minority hobby, compared to how many cars are on the roads.


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So why are Tesla even being mentioned here?!

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If the damned things are as much use as a chocolate fire guard.

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Quote: Originally posted by Mike3003 on 17/10/2018
So why are Tesla even being mentioned here?!

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If the damned things are as much use as a chocolate fire guard.


The clue is in the topic title.
saxo1


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So why are Tesla even being mentioned here?!

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If the damned things are as much use as a chocolate fire guard.


The clue is in the topic title.
saxo1





The bigger clue is in the Section title.

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