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[h=1]VW CEO Warns of Higher Than Expected Electric Car Costs[/h]https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-09-12/vw-ceo-sees-cost-of-electric-car-lineup-as-higher-than-expected
 
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I got my first ride in a Tesla yesterday. It cost me 38,- Euros from the hotel we were staying in to the airport.

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It was a 75D. The guy driving it says he charges it once a day, yielding 300-some kilometers of real-world range, which is entirely sufficient for a typical day. It had a bit over 75,000 km on it total.
 
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Well, 20 work-days / 24 days after dropping it off, I got the Model 3 back.

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I dropped it off on August 24th, and by August 30th (4 business days) they'd ordered all the parts, but had gotten word that 2 pieces were backordered with an estimated 21 day wait. Ugh....

Still, every few days I called them or they called me with updates. This past weekend I could see that the car was all closed up and being charged - so that seemed positive. Got the call yesterday and went to pick it up.

Front bumper was replaced, repainted:
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Bad pics of the rear - car is dirty, lighting is bad:
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Everything looks good, car smells like paint - but I'll air it out if the rain ever stops. Now... time to schedule RTHQ visit again?
 
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Pretty good etron quattro vid:

 
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pre-emptive question, but will a hex-net run on it ?!?!
I cannot provide iron-clad guarantees at this time, but I expect the answer will be an affirmative one.

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passim stopped by today and gave me a chance to drive (and ride as a passenger) in his model 3. It lived up to the hype. Accelerating from a stop on dry pavement is very strong for a RWD car on all season tires. Where it really shines is from say 30-50 where it throws you back into the seat quite abruptly. I got used to the center screen pretty quickly but stuff like the momentary switch turn signals took longer for me to remember. A little hard to see but my e-tron charger says "Plugged and Charging":

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Eric tried to scan it with VCDS but had nowhere to plug in. :)

It drove pretty much like a normal car and I'm used to EV driving but it was still weird not having a conventional transmission selector lever, no kickdown button on the accelerator pedal, no parking brake button, etc. Anyway, the kool-aid tastes pretty not-bad. :)
 
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A little hard to see but my e-tron charger says "Plugged and Charging"
I'm confused. I though Teslas had a proprietary charging port?

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I'm confused. I though Teslas had a proprietary charging port?

-Uwe-

The car comes with an adapter to plug into any J1772 plug, typical on just about every Level 2 charger around. I use it daily to leech from the subsidized charger at my office that charges about 1.2 cents a mile... 4.8 cents a kWh Compared to 14 cents at home.

(Also, my home charger is 2x as fast)
 
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Electric cars cast growing shadow on profits -- Reuters

Electric cars still cost 7,800 euros more to produce on average than conventional ones, AlixPartners calculates. Plug-in hybrids - which combine a smaller rechargeable battery with a combustion engine - overshoot by 5,000 euros.

When that cost gap is reflected in the price, few are sold.

“It absolutely is impacting the profitability of the industry,” said Rebecca Lindland, a senior analyst at Kelley Blue Book, which tracks vehicle pricing. “Demand doesn’t justify investment at all - it’s all regulation.”

Tesla may not be the only company that can't make a profit on these things.
 
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Tesla may not be the only company that can't make a profit on these things.

Indeed "Unsustainable" and especially without an incentive, right? :rolleyes:

MMMM to crush BATTERY and pull the plug on this bullshit.........soon?

RARE EARTH..........with walk on water "lever advantage", Force over time, wins space time!

NostraJackASS Has Spoken and believes in the JackSHAFT!

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