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Message posted by saxo1 on 17/10/2018 at 9:52pm
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The section title is caravan towcars etc,the Tesla will be capable of towing a caravan,perhaps not as far as people would like but that doesn't mean it shouldn't be discussed.
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'will be' is a long way from actually.

So let's wait until it is actually towing a caravan with some regularity.

Until then let the bromance continue and of course the banter.


"Some days here in the North West, I see more Tesla cars on the road, than there are cars towing caravans"
Only in your head, but it's probably because the caravan season is over!


"trips in their Testla"
"towing with their Testla"

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Most Teslas must be in the North West, as there don't seem to be many in the South East. On an average 30 minute local journey I will probably see 3 or 4 caravans, but I have only noticed 3 Teslas in the last 2 years. Others may of course have gone by unnoticed but I have been looking out for them as I didn't know what one looked like at first.

I did come across a Tesla dealership recently though. Didn't know that was there before.

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Not a dealership Colin,the Tesla stores are owned and run by Tesla themselves, cutting out the robbing middlemen.
In fact some states in U.S. have stopped Tesla from opening shop, for not using a dealership.

Here in the North West, we have Tesla stores at Knutsford and Stockport, which isprobably why I see so many Tesla's.

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I see one daily but that’s probably because it’s off the estate where I live, I also see one parked at the train station I pass and usually a couple during my commute to and from work, then again I work next door to Man united, bury, and sale sharks training grounds so quite a bit of money floating round here.

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There can't possibly be one on an estate surely.

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Quote: Originally posted by saxo1 on 17/10/2018
The section title is caravan towcars etc,the Tesla will be capable of towing a caravan,perhaps not as far as people would like but that doesn't mean it shouldn't be discussed.
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The Topic is the Tesla 3, so you honestly believe the Tesla 3 will, at some time, be able to tow a caravan.

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Quote: Originally posted by Mike3003 on 18/10/2018

The Topic is the Tesla 3, so you honestly believe the Tesla 3 will, at some time, be able to tow a caravan.



I'm sure it will Mike.................



just not very far!!


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I have only ever seen two Tesla cars on the road and another two at a recent car show .. neither one there are practical for me either interior space, carrying camping gear or charging (Only two points in the NE)

They are going to have to come up with a real and extensive charging system before electric vehicles are anywhere near remotely practical.

I saw it mentioned somewhere that around 60% of household live in terrace houses with no dedicated parking and those that live in flats .. where do they charge overnight?

I saw a program about some charge points in London being in lampposts and could be rolled out around the country .. really ?? .. live in most places and it will just be new toys for feral kids.

Around here they(under 12 yr old) play football in the middle of bust roads and most mornings have scattered the road work signs and barriers all over while new way we pipes are laid.

They will be pinching the cables and using them to swing around hitting things ( already do with tree branches) .. and trying to elecrocute themselves and others.

A recent program was trying to entice people into hybrids and electric vehicles ... whereas the hybrids was sucessful the Electric one proved a failure.. took them 4 attempts to find a charge point on there journey from Midlands to South that actually worked .. and by the time they reached their destination they had missed the party they were supposed to be attending.

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ST1100, you see a different world to what I see, over here in the North West there are plenty of BEV's on the road, mostly Nissan Leaf but a good number of Tesla's as well.

I discount Hybrids, and see them just as a tax dodge for company car drivers, BEV's are to be the future for the time being.

As for charge points, Tesla is leading the way, loads of Tesla SuperChargers are going in around the country, we already have them at both ends of the M62, just waiting to be commissioned.

Obviously Tesla will broker a deal with other EV makers, so that an adapter can be used to charge there vehicles at the Tesla Superchargers common sense would dictate that charging stations should become universal, and in the fullness of time a std charging port will be established, although this should have been done from the get go, as we are now going through a Betamax v VHS type race.

Already you can charge a Tesla at a Chademo fast charger using an adapter, most EV's have a Chademo charging port but not the Tesla.

With a decent charging infrastructure there will be little need to charge at home, although a nice luxury for those that can, as ever there will always be the have and have knots.

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Two weeks ago I was at my cousins wedding and stayed in a small hotel with 55 Bedrooms Obviously the car park was for people staying in the hotel and also for the restaurant what amazed me was even though it was a small carpark there was two Tesla charging points.


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Yep Bessie, those will be "Tesla Destination Chargers", so a relatively slow charge rate, fine for over night charging, most likley to be on a 16amp or 32amp feed, so way different from a SuperCharger.
A "Destination Charger" would work like home charging, 16amp or 32amp at home is preferable to plugging into a standard 13amp plug socket.

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5th gear last night tested the Jaguar E pace SUV,apparantly it has range close to Tesla, and is a fair bit cheaper,but £20k more thann a petrol or diesel one!
Its a nice car and very rapid.
They managed to find a charge point,had lunch for an hour but it only put about 40 miles worth in!
The cost was similar to a top up of of diesel!

I can see traffic jams caused by BEVs with flat batteries waiting for chargers,or stuck in the country as there are no charge points.
The range and infrastructure issue needs work!
Still think the hydrogen fuel cell is a good alternative.

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Francais .. Tesla leading the way in charge point??

There is only one at the moment in the whole of the North East at Washington and a second one planned for Scotch Corner .. quite a few other ones for other electric cars and plug in hybrids ... Tesla needs to change their cars to be able to be recharged at these points.

Seen a few Nissan Leafs around but would never buy another Nissan after being badly let down by their customer service a few years ago .. and the faults people are finding on the Juke and Navaro.

Tesla needs to improve the reliability of their vehicles vastly before I would even think of considering one ... 50% reliability is a complete joke ... Lexus is second for reliability of new vehicles and first for those over 4 year old .. will stick to my Lexus Hybrid

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Yep ST1100, but a Lexus is just a posh name for a Datsun, right !.

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Datsun?? ... that's Infinity... Lexus is Toyota .. and who are also at the top of the reliability charts ... Tesla has to get their fingers out and start making their vehicles reliable .

I thought my old Rangie was bad for reliability until I saw the figures for the Teslas.


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