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Message posted by Colin21 on 13/12/2018 at 12:35pm
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Very true about the garage sizes Derbian. Cars of today are considerably bigger than those commonly in use pre-1990. Recently one of the original minis parked alongside my Hyundai Tucson, and the mini looked like a child's toy! I know they always were small, but not THAT small compared to other cars that were around at the time. Compared to an original mini, the new-type "mini" is enormous!

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True about garages,I can get my Saab in ours but its a really tight squeeze,its a 2 door convertible so doors are long! Very difficult to get in and out of it!
Modern cars are wider.

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My Neighbour blew a tyre on his Audi S5 getting it in his garage, he caught it on the garage door frame, That was a costly mistake

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Yep Bessie, it's quite easy to pop a tyre without trying.

Only 13 days after having a brand new tyre put on, Son managed to pop that tyre by simply parking in his driveway, he just clipped one of the steps to the edge of the drive way, hole in the tyre sidewall so beyond repair.

Of course it had to be the brand new tyre that took the hit, Murphy's law I told him.

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With low profile tyres fitted to some cars its easy to damage expensive rims too especially given size of some potholes!

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It has now been reported that the Tesla Model 3 is the best selling car in the U.S.A.

Also it is rumoured that Tesla are looking to buy some of the car factory plants that GM are to close down.

And of course Tesla are now making a profit, so all is good for the future.

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I can see them being popular in cities but for the vast distances some folk travel the range could be an issue.

Honda do hydrogen fuel cell cars in US apparantly popular in California where there are fueling points.
A BEV could work well in southern states especially if home owners have solar panels to assist in reducing charging costs!

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664DaveS, range anxiety is no longer an issue, the Tesla Model 3 can go 310 miles on a full charge, even the brand new BMW 1 series 3 Pot Petrol that I drive does barley 400 miles on a full tank of unleaded.

Also that 400 miles costs £62 in the BMW and that's with unleaded at £1.147 per litre, 400 miles in the Tesla works out at around £8!

And it does make you wonder why so many Americans are buying the Tesla, when Petrol only costs 77pence a litre, but they are.

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American motorists drive on average app 30 miles per day so range should be more than adequate for most trips.
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Why would the Americans buy electric cars when Trump doesn't believe in climate change.

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Well they could be buying Tesla's because they go faster than fossil cars, and also because they are the safest car on the road, even more so than a Volvo can you believe.

It's not just the tech that makes the tesla safer, even in crash test's they come out tops.

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Quote: Originally posted by Francais on 17/12/2018
It has now been reported that the Tesla Model 3 is the best selling car in the U.S.A.

Also it is rumoured that Tesla are looking to buy some of the car factory plants that GM are to close down.

And of course Tesla are now making a profit, so all is good for the future.



Francais, can you please let us know the source of your information.

I have checked three sources listing the best selling cars in the USA, and there is no Tesla in the top 20! Have you made this up like your original UK release date and price.

Business Insider actually quote “Pick ups and Crossover SUVs dominate the American market right now”. Absolutely no mention of Tesla whatsoever.

This is not me making this up, it is there if you search best selling cars in the USA.

I do think you have a very vivid imagination.......Or you work for Tesla and spout this garbage retoric. The vast majority of us just don’t buy it I am afraid.

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https://cleantechnica.com/2018/09/09/tesla-model-3-becomes-1-best-selling-car-in-the-us/

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Or here as a quick link.

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Quote: Originally posted by Francais on 17/12/2018
664DaveS, range anxiety is no longer an issue, the Tesla Model 3 can go 310 miles on a full charge, even the brand new BMW 1 series 3 Pot Petrol that I drive does barley 400 miles on a full tank of unleaded.

Also that 400 miles costs £62 in the BMW and that's with unleaded at £1.147 per litre, 400 miles in the Tesla works out at around £8!

And it does make you wonder why so many Americans are buying the Tesla, when Petrol only costs 77pence a litre, but they are.



BMW 1 Series Business. £22500, annual road tax £110.

Tesla 3 (310 range version) No one knows! But could be creeping near £50K. Annual road tax £310.

Yep, a great comparison that Francais. Does not look a game changing no brainer to me.

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Is the "safest"car claim from Euro NCAP which gives cars a star rating?

A couple of Fiat models scored badly, Punto and Panda!
Surprising these days!

I saw an article which said Hyundai are investing heavily in hydrogen fuel cell technology. I can see why particularly for commercial vehicles where battery packs eat into payload, and they don't want to stop for long periods to recharge.

I cannot see how BEVs can work if they do not have access to charge points such as in terraced houses or flats, unless they are able to quickly swap a low battery pack for a charged one, but the designs do not seem to permit that.
At my age I will stick to good old fuel,for short local use a BEV would do us, we have off road parking, but price is too high. I might consider a hybrid from a known reliable source like Hyundai/Kia or Toyota etc.

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