"Then why does NASCAR require break away axles"
Pwdy, please link to this requirement.
There is absolutely no situation where breaking of suspension components improves the safety of a car. Race cars or passenger cars.
"Which one is the Ford model."
Ford bought Founders VIN #64. Of course, this was a spoof post. Ford would NEVER re-sell a car that was used for engineering teardown. There would be too much liability.
P.S. - For the same reason, they would never sell beta cars to customers. Even if it was disruptive.
"Once the cost of the EVs themselves comes down, they are doomed."
That's what I've been saying all along. But in today's economics, the only way that an EV gets sold is if the manufacturer is willing to lose money, the customer is willing to pay more, and the taxpayer is willing to subsidize the sale. It's not a sustainable business model until the price of batteries becomes competitive.
Canadian MX customers are staying away in droves. You can see it in forum chatter and you can see it in the MX Tracker. Of the Canadians who have reported, these are the numbers: 9 Signature orders, 10 Production orders, 11 Cancellations. Considering that people are much more likely to post an order than a cancellation, you would have to conclude that cancellations are crazy off the hook.
LR, I agree with your assessment of fuel costs and distribution. I especially agree with your opinion about the viability of hydrogen as a transportation fuel. But I disagree that gasoline is obsolete. It's still the most flexible and cost effective solution for personal transportation. I would also disagree that it's significantly more polluting than generating electricity for EV's. Eventually EV's will replace ICE's, but only after significant improvements in battery technology.
It wouldn't surprise me if there were tooling adjustments being made to improve MX build quality. They can't survive if they continue to need 2 weeks of "final inspection".
I don't understand. I thought only Tesla has autonomous technology.
It's amazing that no one has thought of this before! I wouldn't be surprised if he also invents wireless charging at stops.
Instead of spending energy debating whether the earth is warming, it makes more sense to accept the fact and take appropriate action. That's what I did. I sold all of my Florida real estate.
martc1, unfortunately pleas for civility have not been well received on this board. The offenders simply cannot help themselves. So you have to make liberal use of the "ignore user" feature. It's not hard to figure out who needs to be on the list.
On Saturday, it looked like Tesla was just about ready to issue VIN's for the remaining X75 and 5-seat reservations. Not only is this not happening, there's another wrinkle. Delivery dates for current production are getting pushed out. Sure, there's the issue with the seat latches and the beefed-up executive QC inspections, but there’s got to be something else as well. Here’s a forum excerpt (reprinted without permission): “Just received word that [my] 6-seat 90 premium will slide 4-6 weeks from late-April/May to June delivery at the earliest. According to DS, "In recent days there has been a production shift that has affected your Model X and many other like it."
Production shift? What’s that all about? Is it a race to deliver EU cars before the reservations evaporate? Interestingly, I’m also seeing delays in MS deliveries. But there is very little delivery chatter to begin with, nothing like the MX chatter. Stay tuned.
I agree the doors are here to stay on the Model X. If they went through the expense of a redesign, it would emerge as a new model, probably with more of an SUV proportion.
Sometimes, adequate precision cannot be expressed without seven significant digits. That's one part in ten million. It's not wonder we can't retire the penny.