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You guys don't know what you're missing.
post #22022 of 26342
Excuse my ambiguity. I was asking why they can't make an electric vehicle like that. My current GL does have a 500 mile range on one tank. The main thing is though, I can stop at a gas station and piss while I fill up, and then get another 500 miles. Not so with current electric tech.
post #22023 of 26342
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Excuse my ambiguity. I was asking why they can't make an electric vehicle like that. My current GL does have a 500 mile range on one tank. The main thing is though, I can stop at a gas station and piss while I fill up, and then get another 500 miles. Not so with current electric tech.

Making a full electric car isn't easy. Tesla will get there - and my love with the mercurial guy that runs that company isn't lost on me, but it'll take a few years - especially for the infrastructure. It's completely different from an engineering standpoint.

I might come across as supporting Tesla Motors with no reservations, but if you've read my reviews, on Bimmerpost and other sites, I've ripped on many aspects of the Model S and X.

Tesla will get there, but it's not a joke engineering wise.
post #22024 of 26342
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Excuse my ambiguity. I was asking why they can't make an electric vehicle like that. My current GL does have a 500 mile range on one tank. The main thing is though, I can stop at a gas station and piss while I fill up, and then get another 500 miles. Not so with current electric tech.

The last point you touch on is my biggest concern. I get that in most real life scenarios, this would never happen to you as long as you top off at home -- but I feel like it'd only take me one time where the stars align for the worse and I end up having to resort to a supercharger station to fill up at 0 mile range left.

To make matters worse, there's already a line of cars. It ends up taking you 1 hour since arrival to depart fully topped off.

Fuck. That. Noise.

I mean, why else did they try to implement a battery swap system? It's clearly an issue they identified.
post #22025 of 26342
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The last point you touch on is my biggest concern. I get that in most real life scenarios, this would never happen to you as long as you top off at home -- but I feel like it'd only take me one time where the stars align for the worse and I end up having to resort to a supercharger station to fill up at 0 mile range left.

To make matters worse, there's already a line of cars. It ends up taking you 1 hour since arrival to depart fully topped off.

Fuck. That. Noise.

I mean, why else did they try to implement a battery swap system? It's clearly an issue they identified.

I agree. The Tesla is never theatrical and that's probably for the better for the average use of it. It is the anti-M car, P car, name anything else.

In addition, it is something designed and sold by people that tend to be engineers, mathematicians. or physicists. When I picked up mine, two great gentleman delivered the car and one put a fingerprint on the panoramic roof and refused to use the sealed microfiber cloth it comes with and used another they had. I think I spent around 2 hours talking about the drag coefficient force, which is quadratic based on velocity, their choice on the tire compound, to the induction on the motors to some insanely obsessive stuff about the invertor technology, following camber, and what chips and contactors they were using.

They genuinely care. They love their customers and they are a fairly new car company in a drastically different segment and are fighting through it.

I want to see more ignorance in this thread about Tesla.
post #22026 of 26342
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The last point you touch on is my biggest concern. I get that in most real life scenarios, this would never happen to you as long as you top off at home -- but I feel like it'd only take me one time where the stars align for the worse and I end up having to resort to a supercharger station to fill up at 0 mile range left.

To make matters worse, there's already a line of cars. It ends up taking you 1 hour since arrival to depart fully topped off.

Fuck. That. Noise.

I mean, why else did they try to implement a battery swap system? It's clearly an issue they identified.

You have one, right? I'm sure so many Teslas are lined up on your driveway.
post #22027 of 26342
... what?

Your responses confuse me. I talk about X and you go on some unrelated tangent about your delivery experience. Not to mention, your first response started with you saying you agreed with me. And then you ended it insinuating I was being ignorant about the company.

And then you quote me again on my same post with snark? I'm honestly just confused more than anything.

I'm simply trying to understand how Tesla will address the potential issue of cars lining up for a spot at a fully-occupied Supercharger station. That's all. Imagine the shit show that would ensue if it took 20 minutes to fill your car up with gas. Lines all day err'day.
post #22028 of 26342
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... what?

Your responses confuse me. I talk about X and you go on some unrelated tangent about your delivery experience. Not to mention, your first response started with you saying you agreed with me. And then you ended it insinuating I was being ignorant about the company.

And then you quote me again on my same post with snark? I'm honestly just confused more than anything.

I'm simply trying to understand how Tesla will address the potential issue of cars lining up for a spot at a fully-occupied Supercharger station. That's all. Imagine the shit show that would ensue if it took 20 minutes to fill your car up with gas. Lines all day err'day.

You've never coherently said it was the X you spoke about. Also you might have been missing the idea of charging at home and not everyone has a 300 mile trip everyday.

I have a much longer one to Austin tmrw from LAX. I found this thing called an Airbus 319.

Don't fucking buy a Tesla. Pretty easy solution.
post #22029 of 26342
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You've never coherently said it was the X you spoke about. Also you might have been missing the idea of charging at home and not everyone has a 300 mile trip everyday.

I have a much longer one to Austin tmrw from LAX. I found this thing called an Airbus 319.

Don't fucking buy a Tesla. Pretty easy solution.

Not the Model X... ugh, nevermind. *Whoosh*

I'm not shitting on the brand -- I don't think I could have been any clearer on what I was raising concerns with and you take it in a completely different way, only to essentially tell me to fuck off away from the brand.

Great message you're sending there.

Let me ask you this because it seems to be the only way this will resonate with you: how do you think Elon Musk would react to how YOU react to what I think are valid concerns for not just his company, but EVs in general?

It's very difficult communicating with you.
post #22030 of 26342
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Not the Model X... ugh, nevermind. *Whoosh*

I'm not shitting on the brand -- I don't think I could have been any clearer on what I was raising concerns with and you take it in a completely different way, only to essentially tell me to fuck off away from the brand.

Great message you're sending there.

Let me ask you this because it seems to be the only way this will resonate with you: how do you think Elon Musk would react to how YOU react to what I think are valid concerns for not just his company, but EVs in general?

It's very difficult communicating with you.

Confused on the last point. We're our own mass extinction event waiting to happen. It's fucking simple. We need to fix that as a species. Solar power and electric cars are vitaI. I say that as a Ph.D. In Electrical Engineering with a minor in Biology and Physics and a kid that grew up loving this blue marble.

Having seen the culture at SpaceX, SolarCity, and Tesla, I think we'd get along.

I'm sorry the cars only do 280 miles when not near any sort of electrical outlet. I'm sure your important business meetings require more.
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If you point out where I shat on Teslas for "only doing 280 miles" on this page, I will paypal you $50,000.

Just... re-read my first post. I'm talking about the 20 minute charge time and how that could potentially lead to long lines of people waiting to charge their cars.

THAT IS ALL.

Ugh, fuck it. I can't anymore.
post #22032 of 26342
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

If you point out where I shat on Teslas for "only" doing 280 miles on this page, I will paypal you $50,000.

The range has been ripped on, not the exact number.

Whatever. I've never said it was a perfect car and neither is the X. No one here actually fucking owns a Tesla and probably views it as a toy for somewhat wealthy people. Cool. Have fun.
post #22033 of 26342
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Originally Posted by ramuman View Post

video

 

I grew up in Delhi.

post #22034 of 26342
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

I grew up in Delhi.

No kidding? Visited there once and loved it.
post #22035 of 26342
To the obsession to engineering and design. Jump 2:00 in.

http://youtu.be/3q6ULOT9Q4M
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