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#194919 30-Mar-2016 09:29
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To be unveiled April 1, delayed stream starts at 4:30 PM NZST on teslamotors.com

 

 

 

Expected to be priced at US$ 35,000. Range: 320km

 

 

 

 






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....with Delivery in "late 2017",

 

It will be going head to head with the Chevy Bolt (200mi) and the 2017 Leaf (250km)  all in the 30-40K USD price bracket

 

Not sure that April 1 is alway the best day to schedule major product launches thou....




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  #1522668 30-Mar-2016 10:09
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wellygary:

 

....with Delivery in "late 2017",

 

It will be going head to head with the Chevy Bolt (200mi) and the 2017 Leaf (250km)  all in the 30-40K USD price bracket

 

Not sure that April 1 is alway the best day to schedule major product launches thou....

 

 

 

 

Well it's March 31 there, April 1 here. Didn't know about the delivery being late 2017 - that's disappointing. 






 
 
 
 


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  #1522687 30-Mar-2016 10:44
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and offered to existing Tesla owners first before new customers


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  #1522706 30-Mar-2016 11:38
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nathan:

 

and offered to existing Tesla owners first before new customers

 

 

"Just" have to buy a Model S or Model X first and you are good to go ;)

 

I do understand them wanting to please existing customers first, but it sucks for the rest of us. Mind you, as long as there is no NZ service centres, its really a no starter for me. Having a car that needs to be shipped to Australia for servicing is a no go.


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  #1522732 30-Mar-2016 12:06
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What happens when a car runs out of electricity?




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joker97: What happens when a car runs out of electricity?

 

 

 

Much the same as when one runs out of petrol/deisel/other relevant fuel. It's just a little more hassle to deal with when it does than a walk up the road to the petrol station with a jerrycan.


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joker97: What happens when a car runs out of electricity?


Multiple extension cords FTW

 
 
 
 


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  #1522742 30-Mar-2016 12:20
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nathan:
joker97: What happens when a car runs out of electricity?

Multiple extension cords FTW

 

 

 

I laugh at your extension cords

 

 

 

http://www.katiekat.net/Vehicles/Mitsi/SolSolForce1.jpg

 

 


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  #1522744 30-Mar-2016 12:31
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Thats the guy whose daily commute is 320 + 1km : ).

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nathan:
joker97: What happens when a car runs out of electricity?


Multiple extension cords FTW


Tens of extension cords would be as good as carrying a spare battery i would have thought. Some of our roads have no street lights let alone a house with a socket within 10 miles.




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  #1522748 30-Mar-2016 12:45
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gzt: Thats the guy whose daily commute is 320 + 1km : ).


Do these things consume power at a fixed rate or does it vary with incline decline loading head wind accelerations etc?




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  #1522808 30-Mar-2016 14:31
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Murphy's Law.

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  #1522867 30-Mar-2016 16:19
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joker97:
nathan:
joker97: What happens when a car runs out of electricity?


Multiple extension cords FTW


Tens of extension cords would be as good as carrying a spare battery i would have thought. Some of our roads have no street lights let alone a house with a socket within 10 miles.

 

As long as you stay well within the range of the car you should have no problems at all. Tesla develops supercharging stations in the markets they enter. Looks like you can travel quite a bit around Australia and charge your battery to 80% in 30 minutes for free.. 

 

Would expect them to put up superchargers on the main roads between the big cities in New Zealand when and if they enter the New Zealand market. (I hope it will be soon).


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There's not many in Australia! In fact only 8 Superchargers in Australia between Melbourne and Sydney.

 

To put some perspective around it, Google maps says it's 877Km's from Melbourne docklands to Sydney opera house, and approximate driving time of 8 1/2 hours.

 

Even with a 30 minute fast charge to 80%, you'd still be adding significant time to a road journey between the 2 cities.

 

It's a good start, but the range needs to be better, ideally by 50%.


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  #1523156 31-Mar-2016 10:04
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Hmmm strange pretty sure last time i did it the sign said just over 1000ks




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