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kingdragonfly
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  #2343685 26-Oct-2019 08:47
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A US charity is raffling off any Tesla you want, including the model "X" ludicrous auto-pilot model. (Limited to US $210,000). You get to configure it anyway you want. Bad news is it's only open to US citizens.

Unlike NZ, in the US contest winner typically pay taxes and delivery charges. However in this case that's covered by the organization.

It's US $250 x 4,000 tickets, so the organization is raising one million less the $210,000 limit. It's clever because I suspect the organization is not paying for the car up front, but from the proceeds.

Obviously they'd need to sell 530 ticket to break even.

If there was a NZ contest, I'd enter it, because I'd want the steering wheel on the right side.

If someone approached Tesla NZ, perhaps they be willing to show a model X at a mall supporting the charity. I'd bet they sell out of tickets over the Christmas period.

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  #2343731 26-Oct-2019 09:26
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NzBeagle:

 

I believe that this is ok in NZ, there's a Mercedes semi-truck I'm aware of expected on the road next month with the Mirror Cam option fitted. In theory, it should provide better visibility, but will remain to be seen. Of course, it is not on the road yet, perhaps it won't meet NZTA requirement.

 



I've used a rear-view video 'mirror' in a Chevy Bolt EV in Canada. It was really good, in my view. (typo said it was a "Volt". It was actually a Bolt). 





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  #2343732 26-Oct-2019 09:28
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Tesla Model Y Coming Sooner Than Expected? Everything We Know!

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  #2343736 26-Oct-2019 09:46
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Linuxluver:
NzBeagle:

 

I believe that this is ok in NZ, there's a Mercedes semi-truck I'm aware of expected on the road next month with the Mirror Cam option fitted. In theory, it should provide better visibility, but will remain to be seen. Of course, it is not on the road yet, perhaps it won't meet NZTA requirement.

 



I've used a rear-view video 'mirror' in a Chevy Volt EV in Canada. It was really good, in my view.

 

I assume you get the benefit of a larger field of view? When the truck is on the road I'll take a look.


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  #2343905 26-Oct-2019 21:55
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NzBeagle:

 

Linuxluver:

I've used a rear-view video 'mirror' in a Chevy Volt EV in Canada. It was really good, in my view.

 

I assume you get the benefit of a larger field of view? When the truck is on the road I'll take a look.

 



Yes. The field of view was wider....and the colours were sharpened. It also handled changes in brightness outside the car really well. 





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  #2343920 26-Oct-2019 22:56
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kingdragonfly: A US charity is raffling off any Tesla you want, including the model "X" ludicrous auto-pilot model. (Limited to US $210,000). You get to configure it anyway you want. Bad news is it's only open to US citizens.

Unlike NZ, in the US contest winner typically pay taxes and delivery charges. However in this case that's covered by the organization.

It's US $250 x 4,000 tickets, so the organization is raising one million less the $210,000 limit. It's clever because I suspect the organization is not paying for the car up front, but from the proceeds.

Obviously they'd need to sell 530 ticket to break even.

If there was a NZ contest, I'd enter it, because I'd want the steering wheel on the right side.

If someone approached Tesla NZ, perhaps they be willing to show a model X at a mall supporting the charity. I'd bet they sell out of tickets over the Christmas period.

 

 

 

They do this in places like the UAE. I saw a Ferrari raffled there at the airport!






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  #2343921 26-Oct-2019 22:58
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I spent about 3 hours mowing today.

 

 

 

My mower has a V Twin 25hp petrol Kawasaki engine. I have no idea what the fuel consumption is in any meaningful unit.

 

 

 

There must be a lot of mowers in the world and I was thinking as I mowed (it's a very zen activity for me) where are the Tesla mowers?






 
 
 
 


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  #2343938 26-Oct-2019 23:34
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Linuxluver:

 

NzBeagle:

 

Linuxluver:

I've used a rear-view video 'mirror' in a Chevy Volt EV in Canada. It was really good, in my view.

 

I assume you get the benefit of a larger field of view? When the truck is on the road I'll take a look.

 



Yes. The field of view was wider....and the colours were sharpened. It also handled changes in brightness outside the car really well. 

 

 

I believe the new Audi e-Tron SUV can be spec'd with the camera side mirrors, not sure if the rear view mirror is a camera also, but it maybe.

 

I did see one in the Audi Wellington dealership a few weeks back.


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  #2343940 26-Oct-2019 23:37
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Bollinger have released pricing for the B1 & B2

 

https://www.autoblog.com/2019/10/24/bollinger-motors-b1-b2-electric-truck-pricing/

 

Starting at USD $125,000. The above site is US based.


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  #2344050 27-Oct-2019 09:56
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WyleECoyoteNZ:

 

Bollinger have released pricing for the B1 & B2

 

https://www.autoblog.com/2019/10/24/bollinger-motors-b1-b2-electric-truck-pricing/

 

Starting at USD $125,000. The above site is US based.

 

 

 

 

Or NZ$55,000 for a HiLux?

 

Can't see many NZ farmers splashing NZ$200,000 for an electric truck. Or many American farmers, for that matter.






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  #2344060 27-Oct-2019 10:37
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It's obviously overpriced. It's hard to say how much it costs to manufacture.

Except for the drivetrain, its low tech. I think it's reasonable to assume the selling price is several times more than manufacturing price.

They chose the Porsche Cayman route: "if you have to ask the price, you can't afford it."

The extreme rich will pay any amount, for bragging rights and to be a spectacle at events.

It's a bit of a pity. I suspect the Tesla pickup will be similarly pricey. Perhaps Ford will step in, with a reasonable priced EV truck.

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  #2344062 27-Oct-2019 10:49
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Geektastic:

 

Or NZ$55,000 for a HiLux?

 

Can't see many NZ farmers splashing NZ$200,000 for an electric truck. Or many American farmers, for that matter.

 

 

Obviously this vehicle is pitched to compete with the likes of the Mercadies AMG G63 (priced at NZD 263,900), the Lexus 570 (NZD 181,400), and more powerful range rover vairants (For the "range rover" prices range from $181,900 to $270,000).

 

The 450kW powertrain, and distinctive styling will be it's key selling points (for comparision NZ spec Hilux's make around 130kW)

 


These are low volume vehicles compared to the Hilux, but it is a legitimate market segment, and there seems to be no shortage of the vehicles I listed above driving around Auckland.


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  #2344068 27-Oct-2019 11:17
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Geektastic:

There must be a lot of mowers in the world and I was thinking as I mowed (it's a very zen activity for me) where are the Tesla mowers?



EGO Mowers are good. I own one and have been using for just over 2 years. Mitre 10 sell the Ego range in NZ.

https://egopowerplus.com.au/?gclid=CjwKCAjw3c_tBRA4EiwAICs8CtzrCIY5YOv5Oj4oxKFIEKRMkkffhKGoZWwJ3DfFFN6CXH0AKNx05xoCpGkQAvD_BwE

There's a Ryobi battery electric mower as well. There are others, but there don't come to mind at the moment.




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  #2344069 27-Oct-2019 11:19
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Geektastic:

WyleECoyoteNZ:


Bollinger have released pricing for the B1 & B2


https://www.autoblog.com/2019/10/24/bollinger-motors-b1-b2-electric-truck-pricing/


Starting at USD $125,000. The above site is US based.



 


Or NZ$55,000 for a HiLux?


Can't see many NZ farmers splashing NZ$200,000 for an electric truck. Or many American farmers, for that matter.



It's a start. Prices will drop




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  #2344327 28-Oct-2019 09:46
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Aussie electric motorcycle maker, ZERO, are now offering a 4WD all-electric ute. Base 88kWh battery with option to upgrade to 115kWh. Range 350km base.

Price is almost A$200K, and it's targeting mining (no emissions - ideal for underground), but anyone can buy one. Farmers in remote locations are very interested because they have solar panels, but getting / storing fuel is a pain and expensive over time. Definitely not for everyone, but it's yet another option for those determined to go zero emissions.

https://www.whichcar.com.au/news/zero-automotive-zed70-launched




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