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Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by nobodyintexas, Mar 27, 2022.

  1. Jan 13, 2023 at 2:28 PM
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    I didn't buy mine to save the planet either. I bought mine because it accelerates like you're sitting on the front car of a fast roller coaster - fast and smooth:burnrubber: I think we've already touched on the environmental impact of EV's vs ICE earlier in this thread. EV's have a huge hurdle to jump over with rare earth mining and sustainability. Whole different can of worms...

    My wife and I just bought a Kia Telluride last year. I have to admit, it is a slick ride. The build quality is impressive. Way nicer/better than the Mercedes GLC 300 it replaced. But to your point, a new vehicle platform will bring it's quirks and issues.

    I just saw yesterday that Johnny Lieberman (Motortrend journalist who owns a R1T) posted that Rivian allows you to send addresses directly from your phone to your Rivian - a quick OTA update. I'm sure Tesla has the edge.

    The towing thing with the Lighting is a big reason why I think they'll be used as people movers, not trailer/cargo movers. Hell, that's what most ICE pickups are used for. I pass at least 5-10 TRX's and 15-25 Raptors a week during my suburban commute - all going back and forth to work/gym/stores. Certainly not what my truck is used for...
     
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  2. Jan 13, 2023 at 2:33 PM
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    I think you know this, any may only be adding it to prove a point, but I (you) can send addresses from the phone to ur Tesla too
     
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  3. Jan 13, 2023 at 2:43 PM
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    Yep - it's handy! But it also shows that the other manufacturers are right behind Tesla. The world is fast moving place in 2023, especially technology.

    Tesla certainly paved the way with EV's and the features that a car can have. A revolutionary change in the automotive space. Exactly how Apple revolutionized the cellphone with the introduction of iPhone. What Elon did with the Model S was the turning point in EV history. I will always give credit where credit is due. Tesla was and is an incredible feat. But the EV rush is just beginning and I'm sure the big automakers won't let it pass by. Everyone is gunning down Tesla.
     
  4. Jan 13, 2023 at 3:56 PM
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    and you can remote the whoopie cushion

    can rivian do that?

    there you have it
     
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  5. Jan 13, 2023 at 4:08 PM
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    Well said

    Tesla broke the innovation barrier

    it’s good for all of the industry

    competition is awesome. We will all benefit
     
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    Competition, yes. Regulation, much less so.
     
  7. Jan 13, 2023 at 5:33 PM
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    Bezo’s should sell his shares in Rivian, they’re basically worthless without farts:rofl:

    Sure is. While my M3P seems to be bolted together better than the average Tesla, it does seem off in some areas. It sure would be nice if it had the materials/build quality of some of the big boy OEM’s. I’m sure as all these companies fight for their EV portion of the pie, everyone will be raising the bar!
     
  8. Jan 13, 2023 at 5:36 PM
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    They don't have to raise the bar. They can produce a substandard product and you'll be forced to buy it via regulation. I 100% expect GM to take the lead in the next couple decades because they are already beholden to/owned by the regulators, and are less likely to be targeted by said regulators. Anyone who dissents gets targeted.
     
  9. Jan 13, 2023 at 5:47 PM
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    I don’t disagree, it certainly feels like we’re headed that way. Especially with a few states implementing their 2035 ICE vehicle sale bans (good luck).

    However, I think we’re a long way out from EV’s replacing all our ICE vehicle sales. There are too many ICE vehicles on the road to totally abandon the platform. The economic impact of forcing everyone into an EV would be astonishing.

    Tesla has Elon money, they won’t be forced into anything like GM’s Fed owned business:thumbsup::rofl:
     
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  10. Jan 13, 2023 at 5:49 PM
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    Check the video I posted today. I believe some manufacturers spoke about being fully EV by X year
     
  11. Jan 13, 2023 at 5:57 PM
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    Depends on what "investigations" find and what assets are seized "for the greater good." Immanent Domain is a b*tch.
     
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    You best read what one of the Fed watch dogs just said about the Hummer EV..... too big for today's roads and it's battery pack alone weighs more

    than some compact cars.... crash studies are not looking good and insurance companies will be the 1st to cry foul...

    Another federal intervention just like LNG was going to take over the trucking industry till they tried making it go cross country; oops can't put

    sleepers next to explosive tanks and fueling stations are like charging stations ; few and far between...

    It can & will be done once the FED's leave it alone and let the "Private companies sink or swim" Set the rules then get the hell out of the way...
     
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    Exceptions are constantly made for those who fund the powerful. There were rules stating that bailouts had to be repaid. Who got an exception to that? Right, the one owned by the powerful. "Rules for thee, not for me" is the status quo.

    That's as deep as I can get without getting a ban.
     
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    I get it, remember how Old I am....Chrysler did it back in the day and I was working at an Exxon station during Carter's administration. counting

    gallons of gas each day and placing the LAST CAR sign in those lines :thumbsup:
     
  15. Jan 15, 2023 at 11:38 AM
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    Jut glad I’m not political (didn’t buy it for earth) and it’s paid for. I can see why Elon, and others will / are dropping prices- interest rates and of course layoffs nationwide.
     
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    Corvette hybrid E-Ray.

    still not Tesla fast.
     
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    Oh fuck
     
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