Electric Vehicles this week

DonDeeHippy

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I see Tesla just knocked off $13,000 of the prices of their Model 3's in Australia so now on road for less than $70,000, as they are a luxury vehicle heaps cheaper than the equivalent, BMW audi or merc....in just 2 years their cheap model will be released about $40,000 AUD then it will get interesting.....

Not only that, any undelivered already bought cars are being refunded the difference.....

As scale and better manufacturing happens the Tesla's just keep getting better and cheaper it really is amazing.....
 
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DonDeeHippy

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Tesla fuel savings for the Model 3 in Australia......so about $7.500 for 100,000 km's I usually keep a car for 200,000 that would be a $15,000 saving ......considering the low end M3 Tesla battery will be good for 700,000 km's (490km range and 1,500 full charges) I would probably keep longer.... Also just about no servicing for a EV either.....

Estimated fuel savings over 5 years $5,600
Electric vehicles are less expensive to fuel than petrol powered vehicles. The average person drives approximately 15,000 kilometers and spends around $1,800 on petrol per year. In comparison, the cost of electricity to power Model 3 over the same distance is 3 times lower. Over the 5 year average length of car ownership, that's approximately $5,600 in petrol savings.
We've assumed a fuel economy of 7.0 litres per 100 kilometers for a comparable petrol powered car. We've also assumed the national average of $0.30 per kilowatt hour for electricity and $1.75 per litre for premium petrol over the next 5 years.
 

HBS Guy

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OTOH at the market last Fri I saw THREE Teslas. One must have had its Sentinel service on, it blinked at me with its lights :ROFL1
 

DonDeeHippy

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aren't they all? you've gotta charge the battery somehow
ok a hybrid is basically the Toyota range, Prius, Camry hybrid they use a very small battery and a electric motor to help power and efficiency, they are self recharging and still basicaly a normal ICE car...

PHEV is a plug in Hybrid Electric vehicle, the Mitsubishi outlander is this category,it still is a ICE but it has a bigger battery that can be charged externally plus a little from the motor, they have a "pure" electric mode usually only about 20-40km's , mostly add extra power and efficiency....

There is also a "series PHEV that is basically a EV with a ICE generator on board to recharge also called a "extender" the Chevy bolt and BMW EV are this category....
 

DonDeeHippy

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Elon Musk just moved to Texas, Lorena Gonzalez is a Californian Politician.... When Lock down was lifted the first time in California, Tesla where the only company not allowed to restart becouse of some officious little bureaucrat, Musk said him and Tesla would leave California.....
The first part has happened and Tesla is building it's biggest factory in Texas as we speak, I would expect in a year Tesla HQ will be Austin...

I think Elon is saying a big Fuck You to California....
 

DonDeeHippy

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Tesla is worth more than all of these auto companies combined:
Toyota
GM
Ford
BMW
Honda
Mazda
Ferrari
Fiat Chrysler
Aston Martin
Volkswagen

It's hard to grasp just how much Tesla is worth now and the stock just keeps raising, they just released another 5 billion of company stock and it sold in a day..... incredible.... They have about 20 billion cash to spend now on improvements.....
I suppose a big part is they are not just a car company and really have no competition on most of their involvements....
 

DonDeeHippy

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This makes a Electric Vehical a back up power supply for your house, Concidering a 400km range EV battery will last for 600,000km, taking a few hundred thousand to power you house might be attractive, even if it was only used during a blackout, especially during the big storms we get, would be amazing......
The standard battery of new EV's are about 60kWh, that would power a average house for 4 days...
 
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