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      11-30-2023, 11:00 AM   #5061
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I am coming up on a bit over eleven months since getting my Tesla and I am still learning new things about the car. Lots of cool features and technology.

I didn't know that I could add stealthy child massacres to that list. Thanks for the heads up though. The car never ceases to amaze me.
It's the same with my M, when I first got it I had to read the whole M bible before I could make it move and even now I have to recap on the features I haven't used for a while and want to use again.
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It's the same with my M, when I first got it I had to read the whole M bible before I could make it move and even now I have to recap on the features I haven't used for a while and want to use again.
My favorite quirk on my M5 was that deep unexpected pocket on the left of the steering wheel. Way bigger than I expected and helpful.
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      11-30-2023, 01:11 PM   #5063
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My favorite quirk on my M5 was that deep unexpected pocket on the left of the steering wheel. Way bigger than I expected and helpful.
Tell me about it, good for keeping your exhaust flaps remote and spare battery for it there, only thing is make sure it's closed when you get in, if you forget and it's open the sharp edge will swipe your knee red or worse wearing shorts.
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As time goes on more on the Luton Airport C/P disaster, expert explains why it could only have been a Lithium-Ion battery that started the fire that destroyed 1500 cars and the car park structure.
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"EV battery would cost more than $50,000" And this idiot wants to buy another EV. Once again proving that this is a mental defect.

The list of folks I don't care about what befalls them is growing by the second. If you can't make decisions that are in the best interest of you or your family, then I don't want to hear about it. I'm sure there is a go fund me page for this idiot already.

Also sad that Hyundai got involved after the vehicle was scrapped.
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No and NEVER DID!!!
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Warning to all EV owners, stand well back at 4:02

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Let us not forget also the poor man poisoned @ 0:27,collapsing and probably dead now from the toxic fumes next to EV charger inlet.
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Let us not forget also the poor man poisoned @ 0:27,collapsing and probably dead now from the toxic fumes next to EV charger inlet.
I think the man got an electric high voltage shock , that's why he was hit down . RIP !
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Consumer Reports pummels EV reliability, says hybrids have significantly fewer problems
That’s the bottom line from Consumer Reports’ eagerly anticipated annual reliability survey.
Unlike those bad old days, though, the culprits are advanced electronics, not oil leaks and faulty transmissions.
EVs in model years 2021-24 suffered about twice as many reliability problems as internal combustion engines, or ICE, according to CR’s survey of about 70,000 vehicles.
The five least reliable vehicle categories, from bad to worse, are:
Electric cars
Electric SUVs
Full-size pickups
Midsize pickups
Electric pickups
EVs have 79% more problems than ICE vehicles, according to CR’s survey. CR excludes problems with commercial CD fast chargers from the report. They’re an infrastructure issue, but they’re also another reason many buyers are reluctant to commit to EVs.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/comp...c3380a0d4&ei=6
Well mate , I think you should order one of these !


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Well mate , I think you should order one of these !
No thanks. That didn't take long.
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No thanks. That didn't take long.


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China Set to Choke Off Supply of Key Mineral for America
China is set to impose export controls on certain graphite products, potentially having a significant impact in the United States on both electric vehicle manufacturing and some military applications.
The restrictions, set to take effect from December 1, were announced on October 20 by China's General Administration of Customs and Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), as reported by China Daily.
Experts have expressed concerns about the potential impact on the U.S. electric vehicle market.

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Well mate , I think you should order one of these !


Certainly not a Manzoni design and hopefully on its way to the crusher never to be seen again.
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Certainly not a Manzoni design and hopefully on its way to the crusher never to be seen again.
It looks like a Blade Runner design ...'
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It looks like a Blade Runner design ...'
Looks like something made up by a panel beater in his spare time.
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Earlier I posted: China Set to Choke Off Supply of Key Mineral for America
The Chinese are playing three dimensional chess and our government is playing a bad job of checkers.
US and Canada confront the next big EV minerals challenge
11/30/2023
China on Friday will expand critical mineral export controls to include graphite, the single largest mineral component of any EV battery. There is just one producing graphite mine in North America.
U.S. and Canadian executives told POLITICO’s E&E News that they urged the White House to rapidly help them build out graphite mines and processing facilities.
They asked for reinstatement of Trump-era tariffs on Chinese graphite imports and lobbied for more direct financial support, according to two executives on the calls. Canadian companies that want to start mining graphite in Quebec and Ontario say they need U.S. subsidies like Energy Department financing and loans.
The challenge is particularly obvious with graphite: China produces almost 70 percent of the world’s natural and synthetic graphite, according to Benchmark Mineral Intelligence, and makes more than 90 percent of the world’s anodes for lithium-ion batteries.
The Northern Graphite mine in Quebec is the only one currently operating in North America, while no synthetic graphite anode material is made on the continent at commercial scale today.


The Lac des Iles graphite mine owned by Northern Graphite in Quebec.

To be eligible for tax credits, the climate law also requires at least half of an EV’s battery components to be manufactured or assembled in North America and for at least 40 percent of the car’s critical minerals like graphite to be extracted or processed on the continent or a country with which the U.S. has a free-trade agreement.

https://www.eenews.net/articles/us-a...als-challenge/

Interesting to watch two countries who have done everything possible to ruin tar sands oil mining and transportation (Keystone XL Pipeline) both of which are being built and paid for by private industry now take tax payer money to mine graphite.
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EV Owners Waking Up to the Nightmare of Massive Repair Bills
December 03, 2023
The Wall Street Journal reports that a San Francisco resident got in a minor accident with his electric truck. He thought that repairs would be "a couple-thousand-dollar bill from the repair shop and to be without his truck for a couple of weeks." Instead, the first-time EV owner was shocked to get a $22,000 bill for repairs that took 2 1/2 months.
When these vehicles do get into a crash, repairs can be more complex for many reasons. The bodies can be more complicated to disassemble, and the repairs tend to require more steps and precautions, Fredman said.

Vehicles containing lithium-ion batteries also require special storage consideration because of the risk of fire when they are damaged, said Scott Benavidez, chairman of the trade group Automotive Service Association and owner of a collision repair business in New Mexico. Those precautions add both time and cost to the repair process, he added.

EV market leader Tesla has company-owned collision repair centers, as well as a network of privately owned body shops. Those additions helped half the cost of repairs on Teslas over the past decade as more shops became equipped to work on the vehicles, said Xander Walker, a former Tesla employee who worked on refurbishing leased vehicles and trade-ins.

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Agreed, central Wisconsin needs to get on board with more areas to EV charge. Found myself in a shituation in that only two charge stations per charging spots in Eau claire minimizing EV slots. As I approached a facility they had 2-EV slots, there was already two cars plugged in. One of the cars had a couple that was charging their car had left the car plugged in for three hours. (Per the facility staff woman who witnessed the couple pull up and left their car charge). Loitering charges should apply. Thankfully the other person charging her car didn't need a full charge. There was a three car wait for a slot to charge. This was my first experience using public charge areas. Wow did I get educated.
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Agreed, central Wisconsin needs to get on board with more areas to EV charge. Found myself in a shituation in that only two charge stations per charging spots in Eau claire minimizing EV slots. As I approached a facility they had 2-EV slots, there was already two cars plugged in. One of the cars had a couple that was charging their car had left the car plugged in for three hours. (Per the facility staff woman who witnessed the couple pull up and left their car charge). Loitering charges should apply. Thankfully the other person charging her car didn't need a full charge. There was a three car wait for a slot to charge. This was my first experience using public charge areas. Wow did I get educated.
Then there are plug in hybrids. It takes 5 hours to add measly 25-30 real world miles and as parking is free around where i am for ev/hybrid I've seen them just rock up and plug in and leave them for hours while away shopping/eating/cinema etc while EV owners needing a top up before their batteries go flat pull their hair out.
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I think a lot of the opposition to EV's is conservative BS that can easily be overcome or has been overblown to serve a political purpose. But the charging situation, the charging, absolute nightmare i cannot for the life of me see a solution to.
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