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Westy36

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Re: Electric cars
« Reply #1890 on: January 14, 2021, 04:12:19 PM »
Woops, I've done it again. I think I might change my user name to Tangent Ted !!  :D This is supposed to be about electric cars and not my passion for Skoda and my modern VAG rant tendancies!

Oh no SparkyPaul, dont mention Ladas and Reliants! I'm doomed to deviate now....LOL  ;D

With much restraint back to electric cars. A very bad day for Elon

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-55662657

Can I rant about too much tech in cars now please.!

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Re: Electric cars
« Reply #1891 on: January 14, 2021, 04:34:16 PM »
Let's be careful out there!

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Re: Electric cars
« Reply #1892 on: January 14, 2021, 05:23:50 PM »
With much restraint back to electric cars. A very bad day for Elon
All the things that fail are the things we all go on about being unnecessary. None of the items would affect safety as far as I am concerned but would certainly impact the average Tesla driver.
No demisting. Oh dear. You carry a smelly damp cloth like I used to do!

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Re: Electric cars
« Reply #1893 on: January 14, 2021, 05:35:41 PM »
A very bad day for Elon

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-55662657

I doubt he'll be too worried, he was the world's richest man for four days  ;)

Here's a Honda and electric car link... Tesla Swindon?

https://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/19010702.swindon-council-leaders-letter-invites-elon-musk-build-tesla-factory-swindon/


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Re: Electric cars
« Reply #1894 on: January 14, 2021, 06:06:56 PM »
Does an electric moped count ?
Actualy yes. E bikes are the way forward. Most bikes cover small daily mileages, and being low weight, are perfectly suited to the role. The guy that owns Royal Enfield has bought BSA brand and plans to build E bikes here in the UK. They are the future!  ;)

All the things that fail are the things we all go on about being unnecessary. None of the items would affect safety as far as I am concerned but would certainly impact the average Tesla driver.
No demisting. Oh dear. You carry a smelly damp cloth like I used to do!
Absolutely.  Its the unnecessary gubbins that goes wrong. I was reading today about being able to get your twitter feed and such live on your cars screens! What the flip is that about? Re the damp cloth, they wouldn't have a clue. I've had cars with starting handles, try that on your Tesla when it comes up with a fatal programme error.  :D

I don't think Elon will be worried, but his shareholders will be. Tesla has got to the too big to fail stage with the amount of money involved. The share price vs earnings are just fantasy land. Mind you, what isn't these days.

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Re: Electric cars
« Reply #1895 on: January 14, 2021, 06:57:43 PM »
I had exactly the same issues in my Model 3. In the old S and X, these problems are caused by the solid state memory reaching its max read/write cycles. In the 3 they were caused by wires randomly shorting against bodywork. Build quality issues will always dog Tesla.

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Re: Electric cars
« Reply #1896 on: January 14, 2021, 07:09:50 PM »
Build quality issues will always dog Tesla.
Build quality of Japanese cars were rubbish at one time. Their cars and bikes got the tag "Jap crap" for a reason.

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Re: Electric cars
« Reply #1897 on: January 14, 2021, 07:36:50 PM »
Agreed. In terms of car manufacturers, Tesla is just an infant.

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Re: Electric cars
« Reply #1898 on: January 14, 2021, 08:58:36 PM »

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Re: Electric cars
« Reply #1899 on: January 14, 2021, 10:05:20 PM »

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Re: Electric cars
« Reply #1900 on: January 15, 2021, 11:28:28 AM »
Another Tesla problem https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-55662657 . Too many essential features integrated into a touchscreen system with a shorter life expectancy than the vehicle.

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Re: Electric cars
« Reply #1901 on: January 15, 2021, 11:43:47 AM »
With everything built into a central touchscreen and the current law prohibiting 'fiddling' with distracting, eyes off road, phones and satnavs, I wonder how they feel about centre car touchscreen 'fiddling' ?
Let's be careful out there!

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Re: Electric cars
« Reply #1902 on: January 15, 2021, 12:12:45 PM »
You donít operate it while driving. Although there is a lot of critical stuff on there, itís all things youíd configure before driving such as AP options, headlight angle, climate, auto wipers on/off etc. During driving, you donít ever need to change config.

ACC speed is a scroll wheel on the steering wheel (although thatís also usually automatic), so is stereo volume IIRC.
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Re: Electric cars
« Reply #1903 on: January 15, 2021, 12:18:26 PM »
You donít operate it while driving. Although there is a lot of critical stuff on there, itís all things youíd configure before driving such as AP options, headlight angle, climate, auto wipers on/off etc. During driving, you donít ever need to change config.

ACC speed is a scroll wheel on the steering wheel (although thatís also usually automatic), so is stereo volume IIRC.

I would expect pretty comprehensive audio system controls on the steering wheel, but what about heating controls, stuff like that?

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Re: Electric cars
« Reply #1904 on: January 15, 2021, 01:53:39 PM »
Set temp before driving and the ďideaĒ is that you wonít need to change it.

This is of course different in practice for some folk.

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