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Message posted by navver on 16/5/2019 at 8:16pm
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Anyone seen the new Dyson?

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There was a picture of it on Caravan Talk.
Still in development I think.

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Tesla have now acquired Maxwell Technologies, this is great news as it will lead to lower cost battery cells with higher energy density and longer service life, say 25 years or more.

Within a year or so, I would say the minimum range for a Tesla will be 400 miles plus.

The legacy car makers were struggling to keep up with Tesla on battery tech, and now the gap has got even wider, and for a BEV the capacity of the battery pack is what itís all about.

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What's it is about for ANY is RELIABILITY .. and so far Tesla is so bad it is a joke.

50% reliabity record for a vehicle puts it out of consideration no matter how much it is or the range .. they have a lot of improvements to do on this before even worth considering.

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Yep ST1100, I would not take any notice of those Tesla reliability stats,

Firstly the data will be well out of date, and mostly comprised of the Model S and the Model X, and of course the Model X has the Falcon Wing Doors and they were always going to develop niggles.

Tesla have now produced more Model 3ís than S or X, the Model 3 is just as reliable as any fossil car if not more so, as there are many times less component parts to go wrong.

Software issues aside, I would rate the Tesla Model 3 as the best car in the world, of any car be it a BEV or fossil.

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The reliabity reports are not just for the older ones ...but they also come out bad for current models too ...new cars ...they have big improvements to make before I would touch them.

I thought Range Rover was bad enough but the Teslas are far worse ... they have a very long way to go to tempt Lexus owners away from one of the most reliable manufacturers on the market.

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Quote from Autotrader review:
"The Model 3 Ė along with all Teslaís other cars, not to mention Tesla as a company Ė is too new for there to be much meaningful reliability data available. Take our owner reviews as a guide, though, and you wonít find a bad word said about how reliable the brandís cars has been. Whatís more, the fact that many upgrades can be applied through software updates issued via the internet Ė rather than by a mechanic with spanners Ė means that some issues can be remedied quickly and without any inconvenience to the owner. The battery and drive unit are protected by an eight-year/100,000-mile warranty (this is boosted to 120,000 miles for the higher capacity battery in the Long-Range and Performance models), while the rest of the car has a four-year/50,000-mile warranty."
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Thankís saxo1, your post has added some balance to the reliability debate.

The Tesla S and X are premium luxury vehicles, well thatís what the pricing says they are, to be fair you might want to expect a better fit and finish when spending over £100k on a car, although that is of little concern to most Tesla owners of the S and X, they mostly just want the kudos of owning a Tesla.

The Tesla Model 3 (£35k after UK £3.5k EV grant) on the other hand is a completely different kettle of fish, OK itís not quite aimed at your VW Golf, Ford Focus or Vauxhall Astra owner, think more BMW 3 series etc.

Even better will be the Tesla Model Y (SUV), again very much like the Model 3 and only slightly more expensive, and will become the best selling Tesla of all time, although to be fair the Model 3 is selling at a pace.

Also like all Teslaís the Model 3 is basically a computer on wheels, so software plays a big part in the management of the vehicle and also future proofing it.

Check the latest YouTube video from Fully Charged, Robert Llewelyn (Red Dwarf) takes the Tesla Model 3 for a 400 mile drive.
OK Llewelyn is already a Tesla Model S owner, so is going to be slightly biased, but his review does give one of the best insights into the car that I have seen yet.

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Correction on price, the UK version of the Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus comes in at £38,900 which includes the UK £3,500 EV incentive, add another £970 to that if you want the factory fitted tow bar included.

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Nearly missed this one, the first bunch of Tesla Model 3ís (RHD) arrived into the UK a couple of days ago, they were spotted on car transporters coming up from Dover/Folkestone heading for London.

Some customers have already been advised of delivery for their car this coming Thursday 20th June.

For these first customers itís been a long wait, as reservationís were placed back in 2016!

As much as I like the M3, the Model Y would be my preference, so maybe a couple of years before that Tesla gets to the UK.

The Tesla Model 3, is the first Tesla to be able to fast charge of either Tesla Superchargers and CCS fast chargers, so the infrastructure for fast charging is already in place, both here and in Europe, and is growing expediently by the day,

Also due to Tesla tech and the latest 2170 battery form, the UK entry level Standard Range Plus, M3 is good for 258 miles range, with 8 year battery warranty, also those in the know say the battery will still be usable in 20 years time!


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Quote: Originally posted by Francais on 18/6/2019
Nearly missed this one, the first bunch of Tesla Model 3ís (RHD) arrived into the UK a couple of days ago, they were spotted on car transporters coming up from Dover/Folkestone heading for London.

Some customers have already been advised of delivery for their car this coming Thursday 20th June.





Keep an eye open for those same cars being back on transporters by the end of June Ö breakdown trucks.

The vehicles I am will keeping an eye open for will be the Toyota/Lexus models released next year with the solid state battery system they have been working on since 2014.. at least they will be reliable.

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Please don't encourage him, as I have no doubt there will be something wrong with the battery system they use.

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https://insideevs.com/news/342609/tesla-buying-maxwell-could-signal-move-to-solid-state-battery/
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The vehicles I am will keeping an eye open for will be the Toyota/Lexus models released next year with the solid state battery system they have been working on since 2014.. at least they will be reliable.


Then we wait for the next Toyota recalls , see not all cars are perfect

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I thought you had learned the dark art of quoting.

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