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Jeremy Corbyn has said he will back giving people a final say on Brexit if Labour conference votes for it by donaldfisk in ukpolitics

[–]SpeedflyChris 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yep, it's quite something to be almost at the end of negotiations without having decided on a negotiating strategy or targets.

'Snap election plot' and Labour on new EU vote by Psycash in ukpolitics

[–]SpeedflyChris 1 point2 points  (0 children)

As opposed to now where we're close to guaranteed to drop out without a deal.

A couple of questions about Model 3 margins. by dc21111 in RealTesla

[–]SpeedflyChris 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The M3 also looks, sounds and handles absolutely nothing like a base 3-series.

Tesla brings back free unlimited supercharging for S, X and Perf 3 to push end of quarter sales by geniuzdesign in teslamotors

[–]SpeedflyChris 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Until other car makers get competitive EV offerings in place, the only thing that will poach model S sales are other Teslas.

It's a different market to the S, but vehicles like the Kia Niro for example are going to start selling shortly with the 64KWh model costing less than £34k at sticker in the UK. 250+ miles of range and priced competitively, without the build quality concerns of the model 3. Sounds like competition against those cheap model 3s to me.

Polestar unveils first production EV with aim to overtake Tesla by FalconHeavyHead in RealTesla

[–]SpeedflyChris 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's only slightly more than the current i3, and the next i3 will be 46.8KWh

Polestar unveils first production EV with aim to overtake Tesla by FalconHeavyHead in RealTesla

[–]SpeedflyChris 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah, also getting only 100 miles of range out of 68Kwh would be awful.

Tesla offers free Tesla Direct service this weekend. by slowpush in RealTesla

[–]SpeedflyChris 2 points3 points  (0 children)

They have a significant amount of RWD LR stock, and most of their reservations are for the currently non-existent cheap model. If they can shift that stock this week it helps to pump the Q3 numbers.

Future GM BEV Plans by Eriamjh1138 in electricvehicles

[–]SpeedflyChris 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Zero chance anyone is producing truly autonomous commercial vehicles in any great quantity in the next decade.

Looks like Tesla removed both car-carrier train loading sites at the factory some time ago... by Vik1ng in RealTesla

[–]SpeedflyChris 23 points24 points  (0 children)

It has yes, apparently Musk has burned his bridges with Union Pacific pretty badly.

She reported her rape in 2006 and then nothing happened by ali-martini in politics

[–]SpeedflyChris 32 points33 points  (0 children)

Hang on, you leave the decision to take those sorts of cases to trial to random unqualified bumblefucks from the same area?

Speaking as someone not from the US; Good god why?

301-Mile Kia Niro EV To Be Priced Way Under $40,000 In U.S. by RandomCollection in RealTesla

[–]SpeedflyChris 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I did a long trip in a new 5-series this summer and got 58mpg (UK, so imperial gallons, would be what, high 40s US?) without really trying, cruising at like 70-75 or so (BMW 520d).

301-Mile Kia Niro EV To Be Priced Way Under $40,000 In U.S. by RandomCollection in RealTesla

[–]SpeedflyChris 2 points3 points  (0 children)

They're coming out with another extended battery pack for it next year as part of a refresh next year apparently.

Michael Cohen spoke to Mueller team for hours; asked about Russia, possible collusion by Aaaahhhhhhhh_ in politics

[–]SpeedflyChris 111 points112 points  (0 children)

If you notice they also tend to have roughly similar numbers of followers to the number that they follow (usually in the 2000-6000 range for each) and the overwhelming majority of their activity is retweets.

Tesla increases Supercharger idle fees to decrease wait times by stockbroker in RealTesla

[–]SpeedflyChris 0 points1 point  (0 children)

To be fair a lot of current PHEV vehicles don't really support fast charging (which is understandable given their small battery packs).

If I had a predictable commute and somewhere convenient to charge it I'd probably have one (was quite taken with the Golf GTE for a while) but I live in an apartment and do a lot of long trips.

Tesla increases Supercharger idle fees to decrease wait times by stockbroker in RealTesla

[–]SpeedflyChris 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah, something like the powertrain out of the BMW i3 with a bit more battery storage and put in a more conventional chassis would be ideal for me.

Tesla increases Supercharger idle fees to decrease wait times by stockbroker in RealTesla

[–]SpeedflyChris 7 points8 points  (0 children)

In the US it is (for now at least), but most of western europe is getting pretty full of fast chargers. I pass 6 service stations with them in a 130 mile drive I do fairly regularly.