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Message posted by Colin21 on 07/2/2019 at 5:46pm
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Quote: Originally posted by LlaniDavis on 07/2/2019
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?



Just shows the folly of the last few decades doesn't it. As a result of scrapping the plans I mentioned we now have roads choked up with thousands of huge lorries, all running on diesel. We now have huge trucks delivering in our city centres when we could have had much smaller electric trucks.

Being a retired train driver I know exactly what you mean about our overloaded or non-existent railways.


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Sounds like it's time for the horse drawn barges to reappear. As luck would have it they've been re-opening many of the canals lately.

Certainly many of the major cities have big air quality problems and must do something. Bristol is in trouble and has yet to come up with a plan. Unfortunately one of the worst roads is right outside the bus station where thee are not only buses accelerating away but they park buses on the road with engines running because the bus station is too small.

I cannot understand why they haven't gone to electric buses. The new fleet is bio gas which will still emit nasty stuff, just a little less perhaps. It certainly won't smell of roses.

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For those that have serious towing requirements the Rivian SUV could be the answer, with a quoted 3,500kg towing capacity, they also promise a pick up model with 5,000kg towing capacity.

Both vehicles are full on BEV's with an upto range of 400 miles.

They will be first available in the US but plans are in place for UK models.

Although the Rivian won't be cheap, expect prices to be on a par to the Range Rover etc.

Can't do the linky, but the Rivian does look interesting.

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That looks a fantastic car! I just wish it wish it was £30K cheaper, it would be a serious contender.

Looks like Tesla are being left well behind.

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Here you go Francis.

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Thanks blueexpo97, the big change will happen when they stop manufacturing ICE cars, although I guess that may be 20 years down the line.

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It seems that Tesla are only going to sell Tesla 3 on line!

Would you fork out all that money without at least sitting in one?

If the answer is yes,I have a caravan for you at only £30k, no viewing allowed.

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One thing puzzles me .. if they get rid of the dealers .. who do you take it to when it goes wrong?
From the reliability record of Tesla's those dealers are and will be desperately needed.. and owners are on first names with them .. as they see them often

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Has anyone even seen a model 3, let alone towed with one ?

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Quote: Originally posted by checkley1973 on 01/3/2019
Has anyone even seen a model 3, let alone towed with one ?

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You won’t have to wait too long, our roads are going to be flooded with them soon............Apparently!

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Broken down or queuing to use the few charging points that work!

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checkley1973, Tesla sent out a general invite to view the Model 3 at the Tesla store in Stockport, and other Tesla stores around the country.

I went to view the car Wednesday 12th December 2018.

I got to see the car close up and try out the seating both front and back, and got to use the large screen.

Superb car, even though I did not get a test drive, it was a U.S. spec LHD version, that has a different charge port to the European version.

They are now taking orders for the $35,000 entry model 220 mile range, that will sell like hot cakes over in the U.S. as there are good tax credits for buying EV's over in the U.S., in fact I think they can get upto $7,500 of that £35,000 list price bringing the price down to $27,500

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Still need to knock at least one 0 off the end before it gets into my price bracket!

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You can buy a Hyundai Kona electric Suv range 297 miles, Ioniq saloon as hybrid plug in hybrid or BEV, or now the Nexo,hydrogen fuel cell SUV range over 400 miles!
More fuelling points being installed at filling stations.
A reputable manufacturer with showrooms and great warranties!
I know which I would go for, not Tesla!
I reckon fuel cell in the future,Nexo is pretty expensive. Honda do fuel cell in USA too.

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Nothing special about the Hyundai Kona, which is a fossil car made into a BEV.

The Ioniq BEV looks ok, and the Kia Nero is a good contender.

But the Tesla wins hands down on the battery tech, and super contemporary design.

Add to that the aluminium body of the Tesla, there really is no other choice.

Fuel Cell's although here and now, are many decades away to becoming main stream, for now Plug in BEV's are the way to go, during my lifetime at least.

Honda are launching a BEV urban car this year, rear wheel drive and a range of 120 miles, perfect for urban commuters, and sensibly priced, it will be a big seller, and make for a great second car, ideal if you still need a fossil car to tow your caravan and for longer journeys.

As for Colin, the Tesla Model 3 entry version will make for a great used buy, maybe in your price range after a few years years.

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Quote: Originally posted by Francais on 02/3/2019


As for Colin, the Tesla Model 3 entry version will make for a great used buy, maybe in your price range after a few years years.



By the time they come down to my price range, if they ever do, the only thing I will be driving is a mobility scooter. If I'm still around.

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