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Old 28-08-2019, 06:31 AM
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I might be a bit late to the party. I bought one of the first Teslas in Qld.


Never had a problem with range anxiety; there are chargers all over the place. I can charge at home, or at work. Even my local woolworths has a tesla charger.


I bought it because I believe in the technology. My last car was a conversion 2013 Camaro 1LE (6.2L V8).



The CEO of the company I work for also bought a Tesla. Hopefully I had some influence in that decision.
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Old 29-08-2019, 04:22 PM
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IEEE article today :- "Porsche Claims It Can Double Tesla’s Fast-Charging Rate"

An article has appeared on the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
(IEEE) Spectrum Magazine web site entitled "Porsche Claims It Can
Double Tesla’s Fast-Charging Rate"

Author John Voelcker writes on fast EV charging technologies and talks
with Joachim Kramer, who leads Porsche’s work in high-voltage electronics
for electrified vehicles in Stuggart, about Porsche’s new Taycan, the
brand’s first all-electric car, which the manufacturer claims can be recharged in
15 minutes for a 375km+ range or in only 5 minutes for 100km range.

The author quotes a McKinsey report that estimates US $50 billion will
be spent on EV charging sites over the coming decade.

Like the Tesla S, the Taycan can put down a massive amount of torque
in a short amount of time, the limitation being wheel spin, and like the
Tesla, enough to pin the driver and occupants down into the back of
the seats through the large G-force.

Porsche put the Taycan around the Nürburgring a few days ago and it did a respectable
7 minutes 42 seconds.

On-board video here :- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8m31EgQkswg

Story here :-
https://spectrum.ieee.org/transporta...tcharging-rate

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Old 02-09-2019, 08:03 AM
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Toyota is not planing to make an EV ute yet so a few people are converting their old utes themselves. I guess older cars would be easier to convert as they don't have much integrated electronics.
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Old 02-09-2019, 12:12 PM
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This may be of interest to this thread.
https://electrek.co/2019/08/31/rivia...MEKQYPMpotX-rU
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Old 02-09-2019, 04:44 PM
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This may be of interest to this thread.
https://electrek.co/2019/08/31/rivia...MEKQYPMpotX-rU
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It certainly is.
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Electric Car .... no ... but one of these would be ....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoFQ1NTwy04

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Old 02-09-2019, 06:56 PM
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Electric Car .... no ... but one of these would be ....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoFQ1NTwy04

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Two things...the good Lord never intended for wings to go around and around.

also ...you got any auto-rotation footage ??
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also ...you got any auto-rotation footage ??
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Some more Electric news.
https://electrek.co/2019/09/02/fordl...rZymdLnwpc-iX8
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