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    Quote Originally Posted by ozscott View Post
    I suspect the hit to the economy and budgets from Covid19 will set back EV's becoming mainstream for some time.

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    who knows how this is going to end but Tesla look like they are fairing better than the big brands.

    Tesla leaps ahead as Big Auto's EV transition plans hit by Covid-19 pandemic | The Driven

    Im just glad I don't have to go to a servo , even if fuel is cheap. Charging at home has great benefits right now.

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    New cars are fine but I like mine and happy to see a fair few places setting up to change existing classics to quiet but tire burning capable EVs.

    "When Prince Harry married Meghan Markle, it wasn’t the romance or the pageantry that set automotive hearts aflutter. It was the couple’s Jaguar E-Type Zero, a classic E-type body fitted with a modern electric drive, that caused a swoon." Pretty sure many of us would love one of these



    Still a bit $$$$ but prices and importantly parts getting more and more accessible. "You can still get an electric E-Type, possibly for less than Jaguar would have charged. If you supply the Jag, “I think we could do it for $100,000,” said Michael Bream, owner of EV West, a San Marcos, Calif., conversion shop that turns gas guzzlers into electrically charged chariots. His shop has converted a Dodge A100 van, a Dowsetts Comet and some BMW classics, the M3 and 2002. After working out the kinks on the first E-Type, he said, the costs could come down to $50,000." Checking out the bits has me wondering

    EV West - Electric Vehicle Parts, Components, EVSE Charging Stations, Electric Car Conversion Kits

    This 140kw motor is close to my power "VW Porsche Air Cooled Billet Aluminum Transmission Dual Motor Adapter
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    Price: $1,999.00"

    Still waiting to see a hydrogen supply and fuel cell to make range a non issue. Excuse me of I posted this Podcast before. It has me listening closely a few times now. Every thing about Hydrogen.
    Busses, trucks, trains, ships, forklifts and mining kit are all moving before I get my hands of suitable stuff I guess, Happily that will bring prices down quickly.

    Stuff you look at while sitting on my bum

    https://blog.ballard.com/fuel-cell-e...-buses-denmark

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    That electric E Type is just a beautiful thing. I am seriously lusting about it right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goingbush View Post
    who knows how this is going to end but Tesla look like they are fairing better than the big brands.

    Tesla leaps ahead as Big Auto's EV transition plans hit by Covid-19 pandemic | The Driven

    Im just glad I don't have to go to a servo , even if fuel is cheap. Charging at home has great benefits right now.
    Simply the result of the fact that conventional car sales have been dropping since early last year - but EV manufacturers in general have had their sales limited by production ability. So even if the actual demand had dropped the sales only reflect the ability to actually deliver cars.
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    Brisbane company charges ahead to keep US electric cars on the road
    Brisbane-based firm Tritium to build 1,500 electric vehicle chargers for US market - ABC News
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    Analysis: With traditional car sales in 'permanent decline', Tesla is soaring to the top of the pile
    Tesla is the world'''s top carmaker on the back of a tech boost and huge Chinese sales - ABC News
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    Hmmm Tesla. Big sales, but this from JD Power

    2020 Initial Quality Study (IQS) | J.D. Power

    And Land Rover didn't do well either.

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    Given how this is done - ‘ The iconic study, redesigned this year, measures components that fail and features that are difficult to use, hard to understand or don’t work the way owners want.’ - I’d take those results with a grain of salt - Tesla’s don’t operate or drive like most other cars, the user interface is unique and even putting it ‘in gear’ would cause dramas for those not taught how to, so I’d expect a lot of the results Tesla’s get in this chart would be in the ‘hard to understand’ or ‘difficult to use’ rather than breakdowns.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Homestar View Post


    Given how this is done - ‘ The iconic study, redesigned this year, measures components that fail and features that are difficult to use, hard to understand or don’t work the way owners want.’ - I’d take those results with a grain of salt - Tesla’s don’t operate or drive like most other cars, the user interface is unique and even putting it ‘in gear’ would cause dramas for those not taught how to, so I’d expect a lot of the results Tesla’s get in this chart would be in the ‘hard to understand’ or ‘difficult to use’ rather than breakdowns.
    Reliability is a key we all like. I saw a report suggesting Tesla was worst in America, Oddly when I tried to find it, it seemed hidden or buried?

    When it comes to vehicle reliability, it’s not been a good week for Tesla. There’s been reports that the electric vehicle maker knowingly sold cars with faulty battery packs, and in a recent industry survey the marque ranked very poorly for build quality. :Link
    It got worse

    Long term reliability doesn’t look good

    If this news wasn’t bad enough, a recent study in the US from consumer intelligence firm JD Power found that Teslas rank as some of the worst vehicles for reliability in the country.
    The TL;DR of JD Power’s study: new vehicle quality is mainly dependent on trouble-free tech. In other words, don’t buy something that’s bleeding edge and buy from a mature company. It’s worth noting that the survey is built on problems that owners actually deem worthy of reporting.
    According to the study, Tesla vehicles displayed 250 problems per 100 vehicles. So, if you buy a Tesla you’re almost guaranteed to have at least a couple of issues with it. Not good given their premium price tags. For reference, the industry average is 166 problems per 100 vehicles.

    Not pretty

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