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  #2411892 3-Feb-2020 13:15
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https://www.driven.co.nz/news/news/revealed-new-zealand-tesla-model-3-pricing-to-start-at-73-900/

 

"Pricing is set to start at $73,900 for the Standard Range Plus model, excluding on-road costs and delivery."

 

".. claimed range of 460 km per charge"


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  #2411894 3-Feb-2020 13:18
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  #2411897 3-Feb-2020 13:28
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tdgeek:

 

An Oct 10 NZ articled stated the Tesla starts at 73900

 

Read a couple of reviews, noisy, steering, ride quality, slow UI.

 

 

There was a price rise on the Model 3 (due to Trump's tariffs) towards the end of last year.

 

The Toyota's I've been in don't have the greatest UI response either but at least the MG has CarPlay/Android Auto where Toyota seems to be against it. I'll be able to comment more on ride quality later...my partner has a test drive of the MG booked :)


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  #2411898 3-Feb-2020 13:37
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Obraik:

 

tdgeek:

 

An Oct 10 NZ articled stated the Tesla starts at 73900

 

Read a couple of reviews, noisy, steering, ride quality, slow UI.

 

 

There was a price rise on the Model 3 (due to Trump's tariffs) towards the end of last year.

 

The Toyota's I've been in don't have the greatest UI response either but at least the MG has CarPlay/Android Auto where Toyota seems to be against it. I'll be able to comment more on ride quality later...my partner has a test drive of the MG booked :)

 

 

Makes sense re the tariff, thanks. Nice re the MG booking. Oh yeah the NCAP rating was quite low, 3 I think. That was for the petrol car. Naturally there were good points about it, and end of the day, any new car should be pretty ok, it just seemed to be very much value for money based, get what you pay for etc. 


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  #2411940 3-Feb-2020 15:29
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Obraik:

 

The Toyota's I've been in don't have the greatest UI response either but at least the MG has CarPlay/Android Auto where Toyota seems to be against it.

 

 

I think that'll be slowly changing: I read this review of two Lexus SUVs yesterday, both of which have CP/AA (though there's mention of it not being a great implementation).

 

 


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  #2411948 3-Feb-2020 15:44
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Not sure if hybrids count as EV's in this context but the hybrid version of the Subaru Forester is in NZ showrooms soon, I understand.






 
 
 
 


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  #2411959 3-Feb-2020 16:05
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Geektastic:

 

Not sure if hybrids count as EV's in this context but the hybrid version of the Subaru Forester is in NZ showrooms soon, I understand.

 



The governments definition of electric vehicles is as follows:

 

 

Electric vehicles are vehicles charged from an external electricity source.

 

They can be powered in two ways:

 

     

  1. Solely by electric batteries - known as pure electric vehicles or,
  2. A combination of batteries and a conventional engine – called plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.

 

 

For clarity the external source of electricity must contribute to moving the vehicle, not simply powering the accessories.

So plug in hybrids are captured in the definition, but hybrids without a plug (like mine) are not.

 

 

 

I think the forester falls into the latter category (as opposed to say the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV).

Doesn't mean there is anything wrong with non plug in hybrids, we need a decent mix of efficiency vehicles on our roads.


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  #2411976 3-Feb-2020 16:49
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tdgeek:

 

Nice re the MG booking. Oh yeah the NCAP rating was quite low, 3 I think. That was for the petrol car. Naturally there were good points about it, and end of the day, any new car should be pretty ok, it just seemed to be very much value for money based, get what you pay for etc. 

 

 

NCAP is 5 star for the MG EV FYI: https://www.euroncap.com/en/results/mg/zs-ev/39678

 

Results published about a month ago.


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  #2411984 3-Feb-2020 17:26
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According to the Tesla NZ website, the cost of the basic Model 3 is 75,900.





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  #2411996 3-Feb-2020 17:37
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BlinkyBill:

 

According to the Tesla NZ website, the cost of the basic Model 3 is 75,900.

 

 

 

 

Only if you don’t want to drive it on NZ roads (doesn’t include on road costs). Including ORC $77700 for a white one.





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Delphinus:

 

tdgeek:

 

Nice re the MG booking. Oh yeah the NCAP rating was quite low, 3 I think. That was for the petrol car. Naturally there were good points about it, and end of the day, any new car should be pretty ok, it just seemed to be very much value for money based, get what you pay for etc. 

 

 

NCAP is 5 star for the MG EV FYI: https://www.euroncap.com/en/results/mg/zs-ev/39678

 

Results published about a month ago.

 

 

Interesting, What Car says 3 for petrol, one would assume EV is the same, the reviews was on the ZS EV

 

 The bad news is that Euro NCAP described the petrol ZS as offering marginal protection to front seat occupants’ legs and, for rear seat adults, marginal whiplash and head protection, plus poor chest protection. The child occupancy score was also poor, due to generally underwhelming protection for six to 10-year olds. Its overall rating ended up at a lowly three stars.


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tdgeek:

 

Interesting, What Car says 3 for petrol, one would assume EV is the same, the reviews was on the ZS EV

 

 The bad news is that Euro NCAP described the petrol ZS as offering marginal protection to front seat occupants’ legs and, for rear seat adults, marginal whiplash and head protection, plus poor chest protection. The child occupancy score was also poor, due to generally underwhelming protection for six to 10-year olds. Its overall rating ended up at a lowly three stars.

 

 

What the petrol version was rated as isn't really relevant in this discussion though.


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Obraik:

 

On the topic of price parity

 

 

Good news. Price parity in 2024, not too long to wait, as you would expect a wide range of models by then also, which is the other issue


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