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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.
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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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.