I thought I'd miss the sound of the motor but after riding in a Tesla once there is something very cool about silently hauling ass. Plus I like to hear the rest of the machine off road, I hate driving loud vehicles.
The Bolt is a good comparison for a car more people can afford but not so good at showcasing the latest EV tech. The Bolt is designed (like most other EVs) to be commuting cars and not distance cars.Hope you can get through the paywall:
L.A. to Vegas and Back by Electric Car: 8 Hours Driving; 5 More Plugged In
Long story short, electric vehicles have a long way to go - which they can't, right now. 540 mile trip, starting with a full charge, required an additional five and a half hours of charging in a Chevy Bolt to complete the trip.
I own a Auto Body Collision repair business and yes part suck to get for them. I have seen 4-12 weeks usually for commin body parts I get from other manufactures in 1-3 days regularly. I have a brand new Model S in here now I have been waiting on parts to do the repair for going on 6 weeks now. If this were a Toyota or Ford for example the car would have been repaired and gone by now.According to Rich Rebuilds (Tesla salvager/rebuilder on youtube) its a PITA to get any spare/replacement parts. So youd have to make your own spares, or go out break, and then have tesla fix it. imo
We're doing a lot of work with Lucid Motors. They, in conjunction with McLaren, will be the sole battery supplier for formula E. More racing applications will only help the technology across the industry.Riven is likely to blow the doors off everyone on range with the new truck but that version is also said to north of $70k. EVs are good for commuting but right now anything with distance that's not a high end Tesla and on a route with a Supercharger is going to require some workarounds. That's why we don't have an EV. I want something that can get what the Tesla does but is under $30. It will be a while before that.
This pic actually looks better than wtf they came up with . At least this one looks the partHave you seen this? Who's going to be the first one to build a prerunner or race truck with it when they are available?
Tesla Pickup Truck To Be Priced Below $50,000, Makes Ram Seem Puny
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