There are lots of good incentives to drive conservatively, in any car. Fortunately for future generations, 'driving a car' will be as useful a skill as 'riding a horse' is for us.
Latest lament of Kevin Bodie: Lead and acid are under attack by the wealthy. The security and safety of poor people whose live happily in the shadow of coal fired power plants and oil refineries is under serious threat. Kevin has selflessly dedicated his life to combating the insidious threat from a company which sells a product for which there is no demand. When faced with the lack of data from the company itself, he rolls up his sleeves and plunges his fist in up to the elbow and pulls whatever he can out of his most readily available resource. And he shares it with us.
??? Most cars now are fly-by-wire . It should be possible for a car to be smarter about hitting the accelerator hard instead of the brake in reverse and so on. Don't know if they do or not. Car companies have had to be good microprocessor programmers for years now. Good programming is not an accident.
The high performance car and low performance driver is fairly common these days as better tech is used for horsepower within the CAFE envelope. If Tesla were legally vulnerable for selling an expensive high performance car, basically the whole medium/high end car market would shut down.
Conservative driving should pay off in range for Tesla drivers who have an incentive because of charging time. People can just pay for the gas which still isn't that expensive in real dollars.
A friend of mine who owns a Model S feels the same way and commented they find it so annoying to pump gas in their spouses car. She told me every morning you just get in and drive effectively wherever she wants that day. No oil changes, No Gas stops
She has the 60 kwhr so far I don't think they have had the drive unit issues so hers has been a zero maintenance car for 16 months and 18,000 miles.
The fact that the shorts like n0m0reethics is willing to use dead bodies as props to promote his lies shows you his lack of moral character.
MR. MUSK NEEDS TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE FRUNK CREASE!
P.Mac | 22. JULI 2014
We need to study training videos, analyze conflicting reports of success and failure from owners around the world and carefully place our hands with the precision of surgeon making an incision. To simply close the frunk without causing hundreds of dollars of damage.
People are paying $100,000 for a car and are avoiding use of the frunk - partly to avoid a big repair bill and partly to avoid feeling foolish for spending so much for a car that has such a silly flaw.
Even worse, there is no clear direction from the company on how to avoid the problem. Different service centers provide different guidance, some of which contradict the training video.
We all love our TSLA shares so much, but that's the only good thing. Everything else about Tesla is carp., that we will not be forgiving of this flaw. If you will just clearly address it. Admit that it exists. Formally cancel past guidance if it is outdated and issue new directions. Develop some patch to stiffen the frunk and get it out into the market. Offer a servo motor closure for some reasonable cost.
Otherwise...you can BLOW IT OUT YOUR ARZZZE :)
Cool stat. not exactly the same topic, but similar. I've been surprised that local or regional utility providers don't offer more EV incentives and market the number you just showed.
Most likely once a buyer goes EV they keep it for a long time. Possible never going back to an ICE and the utility provider brings in an extra $700 - $1000 per year for 10 years..? 20 years...? Maybe forever. $1000 or even $2000 incentive seems reasonable to likely steal an Exxon/BP customer for life.
Enjoy the Obama years which remain, Kevin. Your real 8 year nightmare will begin soon enough. And you know exactly what I am referring to.
Does that include the constant charging (electricity consumption) that needs to take place due to the constant discharge even when it is not in use?