Bigchain90 went over to the Tesla boards and invited us to hang out.
He said this was a safe investment and a sure thing.
So you think spamming the Tesla, and other message boards can actually move this junk stock up?
Cold weather issues are almost a year old!
Norwegian newspaper Dagens Näringsliv is now reporting that a number of Tesla Model S owners are experiencing charging failures in the cold weather. It’s exactly as it sounds: despite being plugged in, the cars’ batteries steadfastly refuse to accept charge from the mains.
The problem for Tesla is a significant one. Not only does it render the car useless – just imagine a gasoline car that didn’t have a fuel tank – but it also contradicts CEO Elon Musk’s assertion that his cars are natural performers in the cold (just ask Bjørn, or Arne – both make their Teslas work beautifully for them in Norway), offering unrivalled safety and uncompromised range.
It’s true that the Model S seems to suffer from cold weather less than other pure electric cars, and the company’s Superchargers are reportedly working perfectly. As such, Tesla claims that the Norwegian grid itself is “too sensitive”, and is updating Norwegian Tesla firmware to counter the problem.
Tesla’s claim tallies with the situation in the US, where temperatures have lately been colder than much of Norway, yet similar charging problems are yet to surface. Given Tesla’s perfectionist nature, it certainly isn’t beyond the realms of possibility that a nation’s power grid is the cause of this problem before the Model S. We’ll have to wait and see where this leads.
Tesla's are so fire prone that you cant even park them too close to a charger?
Who would ever park one unattended in their garage?
Is Tesla really that far behind where they thought they'd be?
Anyone have the previous years forecasts?
They just keep dropping them slowly every few months?
Volkswagen e-Golf Sales Soar In Wake Of Diesel Gate Scandal
Yes, VW has some challenges, but this may hasten the move to EV platforms for VW.
No one looks to Tesla for Green, as there are many much greener vehicles now.
Yeah, longs are as touchy as Tesla security. I'm sure it has nothing to do with the delays at the gigafactory. BTW, did Panasonic pull out?
Bentley Announces EV With 300 Miles Of Range
November 20th, 2015 by James Ayre
Editor’s Note: Bentley is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, which has announced a few potential long-range EVs in the past few months, and which has announced a strong focus on EVs coming out of dieselgate.
A 4-wheel drive all-electric version of its EXP10 Speed Six concept is currently being worked on by Bentley, according to recent reports.
The new electric luxury car is reportedly expected to possess a single-charge range of around 300 miles and a top speed of about 200 miles per hour. No launch date has been revealed yet, but estimates are for sometime around 2020.
There are now expected to at least two versions of the production model of the EXP10 Speed Six concept — a petrol one sporting a V8, and the aforementioned electric one. The electric version will reportedly possess 400 to 500 horsepower — in addition to the 500 kilometer range (~300 mile range) and the top speed of around 200 miles per hour already mentioned.
“We believe battery technology are reaching a point of where such vehicles are making sense,” stated Bentley CEO Wolfgang Durheimer. “And the performance will be stunning.”
Spira — EV With 140-Mile Range For $10,000
November 25th, 2015 by James Ayre
If one doesn’t need or want a fancy supercar like the Tesla Model S, or even a relatively “normal” car like the Nissan LEAF, but still desires to go electric, what can one do? Get one of the smart cars that are becoming a more common sight in many large cities perhaps? Or a Renault Twizy if in Europe?
On that note, I was recently made aware of the “Spira” — which is a rather interesting-looking, low-cost vehicle that can be purchased as either an electric or a gasmobile.
Here are some details for the electric version: a 140-mile single charge range (via 144 amp hour batteries); a top speed of 70 miles per hour; a 300 miles-per-gallon-equivalent fuel-economy rating; one or two 10 kilowatt 72 V motors; a starting price of $10,000 plus shipping