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Message posted by Francais on 27/1/2019 at 9:32am
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Tesla got European homologation for the Model 3 earlier this month, just as well as the first shipment of 3000 cars, arrives at Zebrugge on February 2nd.

Letís hope that this also includes type approval for towing, as that remains to be seen, although the first batch of model 3ís are the dual motor performance versions.

There are currently 14,000 reservations for the Model 3 in Europe, although the majority of those will be for the less expensive short range 220 mile single motor version.

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Thanks for the update, can't wait.

Glad all the ducks are in a row.

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14,000 for the whole of Europe, that must be a real worry surely.

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Not really Mike, as Tesla will only be shipping in 3000 Model 3ís per week, whilst they concentrate on the U.S and China markets.

Also most of the 14,000 will be for the short range model, and that could be at least a year away for Europe, and even longer for the RHD UK version.

All work in progress for Tesla.

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Well forget the Tesla Model "3" as far as towing goes, as there is to be a Tesla Model "Y" reveal on the 15th March.

Although don't hold your breath on that date, as Tesla have never made a deadline yet!

Having said that, the Model "Y" is going to be Tesla's SUV, based on the Model "3" and with the Model "Y" being an SUV you would almost certainly expect it to be type aproved for towing, as it's big brother the Model "X" already is.

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Waiting with much anticipation and excitement! 😳

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Oh no, so many sleepless nights.

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Quote: Originally posted by Francais on 05/8/2016
Could this be the first sensibly priced all electric car that can tow.




..........No!

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Yep you are probably spot on with that answer Mike3003, but maybe the Model "Y" will be the first sensibly priced all electric car that can tow, who knows.

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And pigs might fly!

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And if them pigs were made by Tesla they definitely will fly very very quickly

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Quote: Originally posted by bessie500 on 06/2/2019
And if them pigs were made by Tesla they definitely will fly very very quickly

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Although they may well fly very quickly but it would soon be found that they were not good as bacon or pork Ö and prove that due unreliability they soon get damaged beyond practical use at flying.


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Was watching Bjorn Nyland giving the VW e-Crafter panel van a test drive, the van is easily the size of a large Transit.

Although only 100km range, VW have done there home work to find out that is plenty range for most users, especially inner city use.

Fleet owners will be crushed in the rush to get hold of the VW e-Crafter, that's for sure.

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I was at a conference 2 weeks ago in Malaga were I watched a presentation from a transport company based in Holland about last mile deliveries, itís actually unreal what is happening behind the scenes regarding delivery vans, I think DHL have already built their own electric delivery van, There are already electric delivery bikes designed to carry 100kgs payload .

They also presented a video which showed electric driverless trucks & tipper trailers working in a quarry in Norway, being loaded, navigating around the quarry site then driving 5 kilometres down the road to the ship which it then dumped itís load on the conveyer, I think they had 4 or 5 of these working around the clock, all at test stages.

The company I work for already has a fleet of electric vans for rent in Paris & I think we are investing more as the demand is huge.

I personally donít think it will be to long before all European cities put a total ban on all diesel vehicles, a customer of mine told me last week if you park a diesel car in London you get walloped with a parking levy but you donít pay if its petrol or hybrid.

The problem with electric is that its killing the diesel market a quick flick on autotrader I found a car like mine less than 10k and itís a 65 plate, this car was about 27/28k new. Going forward this will mean less fleet cars filtering down to the second hand market as they just wonít be a viable option for company cars, My car is due up next Jan Christ knows what will be on the new list but I know for sure petrolís and hybrids will be, probably nothing heavy enough for my van though.

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What I'm still curious about is why the price of older diesel cars seems to be rising. When I was looking for one last summer, I found them hard to find for sale, although plenty in use around this way. Those that were for sale were all at premium prices, and I know I paid more for the one I finally ended up with than I would have done 2 years previously. It's as if those that have them are hanging on to them. Quite the opposite of what I had been expecting.

On the question of last mile deliveries, that is what I would expect. Goes back to what was starting to materialise years ago. Bulk deliveries by rail to centralised depots, then local deliveries from there by smaller vehicles. Electric vans would be ideal for this.

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Except Colin the railway no longer has the sidings to deal with these trains, and the timetables are generally so full that there is little to no room to fit freight trains in, other than in the middle of the night.

And what do you do when there are no railways, as in large areas of the country?


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