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Message posted by saxo1 on 14/1/2019 at 9:12pm
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National Grid has said the power system could cope with an overnight boom in electric vehicles (EVs) and that the extra generation capacity required to handle millions of vehicles is no big deal.
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I've just had my classic MG Midget modified with hardened valve seats so that it can use unleaded or be converted to LPG later

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Faraday Future have invested $2 billion dollars in NEVs, (formerly Saab cars) to build factories in China to produce electric cars.Planned production up to 200,000.
At present the cars are designed and produced at Trollhatten in Sweden.Based on Saab 93.
No mention of European sales but China is a big market!
I guess they wantvto compete with Tesla and other companies.

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The first NEVS electric cars built on Saab 93 platform in Sweden gone on sale in China,claim 255 km range.
Production also there,they cannot use Saab name.

They bought the factory from Spyker, who purchased Saab from GM but were unable to make a profit.
Assume they bought rights for that model. It looks very similar to last ones made.
Development done in Trollhaten in Sweden, probably will be built in China as well.

Link here another link here.

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Oh-oh.

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Not good news from Tesla today, a few thousand jobs to go, 7% of workforce.

They have realised their vehicles are too expensive for volume sales.

They also have other problems. You can't make money just from selling new cars, but they don't have an approved used programme for all those cars coming off lease or PCPs. Without this they can't make money from used sales.

Moving forward their hesitancy in allowing pattern parts, not releasing parts to third party mechanics and their ability to refuse to deal with cars which may have been in accidents and repaired outside of their network will all lead to severe problems. People will just refuse to buy used ones, tanking the residual values making leases expensive for finance houses,

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Most car manufacturers are developing BEV or fuel cell vehicles. Tesla will have a lot of competition.

If the likes of Hyundai/Kia or Toyota and Honda are producing them with their proven brand reliability and good warranties, I know which I would go for!

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Me too Dave, Tesla would not even feature on my list.

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Some good points there from daveyjp, the make or break for Tesla is the Model 3, if they don't get that right, there will be problems ahead.

The first mistake I feel, is offering the car in 3 different range models, they should have just brought it out as a 310 mile BEV, which the current best selling version is now, it's the old adage, "What Will Do More, Will Do Less"

And as battery tech improves, future models will just add more range and faster charging, so why dumb down the current technology.

Another mistake is selling cars equipped for full autonomous driving, it ain't ever going to happen, well not in this millennium at least.

When I see a Tesla Model "S" going down the road, which is quite often in and around Manchester, I just can't help thinking that it is a brilliant piece of modern engineering, and OK the first models did have a few issues, but there is a refresh due out this year for the Model "S" and "X" which I would imagine will see both move from the 18650 Cell form to the new 2170 Cell form, which will bring increased range, maybe getting close to 500 mile, who knows.

I get the repair thing, and Tesla do need to stop being such control freaks, and let go of that which I think they have had to do already in a couple of U.S. states, under some right to repair law.

I do think the future is bright for Tesla, a new factory in China is already under construction, and they are also looking to build cars in France, and already have an assembly plant in Holland, not bad for such a young motor company.

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In my opinion Tesla will either die having accelerated the move away from fossil fuels or they will be bought out by one of the big players


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So Tesla are making redundances, so that will be the same as Jaguar Landrover, Vauxhall and Ford then?

seems a bit odd considering that Tesla's U.S sales are up by 280%

No matter what the outcome for Tesla, this thread must be the longest ever

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It could go on as long as The Mousetrap.

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Could it last longer than Tesla!

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For me there are three issues with considering buying a Tesla.

1) They still have not made a vehicle that is practical for my camping needs, the X Model (if I could afford it) has fixed seats instead of folding down.

2) The complete lack of charging points up here for them for the many, like myself, that have nowhere to charge them.

3) What is probably the major one out of the three is how poor they are for reliability (around 50% reliability is a complete joke), unless they improve this to at least 90% plus they are just not worth considering and even then would have to get very near the reliability of the Lexus I own before I would think about changing from Lexus to Tesla.

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Anyone seen rich rebuilds on youtube? He has been waiting around 2 months for his used Tesla.

They wont show pictures until you put a $2000 deposit, car had badly scuffed wheels in the picture. Tesla reply to will they fix them was no they dont do that anymore.

They are cutting costs already.

He is still waiting for his car, if he didnt have the youtube channel he would have been out on a limb, but its had its perks, they are fixing things that they would not if he he didnt have those videos.

Other than paintwork faults and scuffed wheels, (which was done in the ownership of the previous keeper) The rear lights had water/condensation in them. Bumper removed, interior trim stripped out...

They used to sell approved cars and make them all good, now they just sell them as used and you get what your given..

$60k - $80k for a car you dont get to see until they deliver it to you, just some rubbish pictures after you have paid your $2000 deposit.

Imagine giving Apple £1000 for a new phone and they say yeah someone in China will ship you a phone. We dont know what they will ship but if you dont like it then tough luck.



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These 2 figures must not exceed 3500kg. And the Caravans gross laden weight must not exceed the cars UNLADEN weight.

Unless the manufacturer has set a lower limit.

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Grampian look at any car and you will find faults,

71% of landrovers/range rovers break down each year acording to a JD williams study.

Aston martin's have paint issues with cars rusting, a mate of mine has one it had to be repainted 4 times as they scratched it on the return 1st time had a hair in the paint the 2nd time, the 3rd time the lacquer was'nt keyed in and lifted off

according to warranty directs they place mercedes cars the fifth likeliest to breakdown with a 25% breakdown rate, My boss has a Merc convertable that he owns himself which he loves, he also has a merc company car that he says is a pure dog with loads of faults and a crap gearbox, he had a BMW before that with a failed gearbox.

look hard enough you can find positives and negatives about all cars

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