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    Quote Originally Posted by Figment View Post
    I think we've all lost sight of the fact that Tesla (and, one assumes, other EV manufacturers) are not making money by selling cars. The profit comes from selling carbon-credits to other automakers. Our current government system of subsidy* establishes a system wherein each zero-emissions EV allows a full-emissions SUV to exist. (No one is saving the planet, yet)

    Whether the cars are actually any good after year two or three is only relevant if it affects the ability to sell the next car and the next carbon-credit.

    *I'm glad that our government subsidizes the development of EV technology, just as I am about the development of any other technology, but let's not bother with the sugar-coating.
    I am ignorant of all that. Thx, I’ll read up on it. Seems to me if we were really attempting to lower the fossil fuel intensity of our transportation we’d be doing what folks in other countries are doing with expensive fuel which is smaller engines and slower acceleration.

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    I take it from the headline that it will take two years before a Tesla matches GM's pricing?

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    Fully autonomous for 25k when he want 15k for the software upgrade to make his other cars fully autonomous?? Hmm. . .

    https://www.autoweek.com/news/green-...-wide-release/


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Wilkinson View Post
    Fully autonomous for 25k when he want 15k for the software upgrade to make his other cars fully autonomous?? Hmm. . .

    https://www.autoweek.com/news/green-...-wide-release/


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    Oh, that's just an option. A $15K option to make a $40K introductory level car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Wilkinson View Post
    Fully autonomous for 25k when he want 15k for the software upgrade to make his other cars fully autonomous?? Hmm. . .

    https://www.autoweek.com/news/green-...-wide-release/

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    Not 100% correct

    There is a $6k version that does 90%. Also there is a month to month $199 version which might be worthwhile on a long roadtrip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe (SoCal) View Post
    Not 100% correct

    There is a $6k version that does 90%. Also there is a month to month $199 version which might be worthwhile on a long roadtrip.

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    How do they do fully autonomous for 25k when it is a 15k upgrade.

    90% is not fully autonomous nor is a 199/month plan.

    Original post says the car will be fully autonomous at 25k. The link I provided says it’s a 15k option on the other cars. Or is it just autonomous capable and will require the add on?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy W View Post
    ... the automaker says will start at just $30,000 it will be added to the Chevrolet EV lineup in fall 2023.
    Hmm. Six times what I'd pay for any wheels.

    I think I'm some way off buying electric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Wilkinson View Post
    How do they do fully autonomous for 25k when it is a 15k upgrade.

    90% is not fully autonomous nor is a 199/month plan.

    Original post says the car will be fully autonomous at 25k. The link I provided says it’s a 15k option on the other cars. Or is it just autonomous capable and will require the add on?


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    No the $199 month to month is for the 100% FULLY autonomous version.

    The only thing thats different between the $6K & the $15K version is Traffic Light and Stop Sign controle and beta auto steer on city streets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe (SoCal) View Post
    No the $199 month to month is for the 100% FULLY autonomous version.

    The only thing thats different between the $6K & the $15K version is Traffic Light and Stop Sign controle and beta auto steer on city streets.

    And 200.00 is damn close to what financing 15k for 6 years would be. So how are they doing it in a 25k car.
    Why so much more for all the other vehicles??


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Wilkinson View Post
    And 200.00 is damn close to what financing 15k for 6 years would be. So how are they doing it in a 25k car.
    Why so much more for all the other vehicles??


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    I'm thinking using the $200 is a couple of times a year thing, not a yearly subscription.
    To be honest the FREE included adaptive cruse controle / auto steering is pretty much all I need or want.
    Keep in mind all Teslas are already a full self driving capable out of the box, it's just a software unlock that can be done over the air.
    So they may just equip the sub $30K with some version of autonomous self driving.

    Oh and just so you know this is what the $0 Autopilot is like

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe (SoCal) View Post
    I'm thinking using the $200 is a couple of times a year thing, not a yearly subscription.
    To be honest the FREE included adaptive cruse controle / auto steering is pretty much all I need or want.
    Keep in mind all Teslas are already a full self driving capable out of the box, it's just a software unlock that can be done over the air.
    So they may just equip the sub $30K with some version of autonomous self driving.

    Oh and just so you know this is what the $0 Autopilot is like

    I know it’s just a software unlock. Guess that’s what bugs me about Tesla. Why charge so much for capability that is already there, and why only on the more expensive versions?
    Of course right now it’s all just ad copy, we will see what they actually bring to market.
    The Hyundai Ioniq 5 HDA2 capability is plenty good for me. I have no desire for fully autonomous driving.
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    Tom honestly, I also HATE that and almost every business decision Elon does, and I think paying to unlock the capability that is already in the car is a crappy way to treat customers. Also get this silliness there is a $2,000 in app purchase just to give you a .5 second 0-60 time that my car is already fully capable of right now.

    I also like the new crop of some of the EV I kinda like what Hyundai & Kia are doing. That said my Tesla's $0 Autopilot is a whole lot of fun, oh and it is freaking wonderful in stop and go traffic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerarddm View Post
    Tesla still needs to come up with a better front end design.
    Front end design? Its the rear end that looks like a dog taking a poop. Though this new one looks better. Id still never consider buying any vehicle from Elon Musk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe (SoCal) View Post
    Tom honestly, I also HATE that and almost every business decision Elon does, and I think paying to unlock the capability that is already in the car is a crappy way to treat customers. Also get this silliness there is a $2,000 in app purchase just to give you a .5 second 0-60 time that my car is already fully capable of right now.

    I also like the new crop of some of the EV I kinda like what Hyundai & Kia are doing. That said my Tesla's $0 Autopilot is a whole lot of fun, oh and it is freaking wonderful in stop and go traffic.

    That is what the HDA2 is like in the Hyundai/Kia. Great in traffic and for long trips too. Cindy has the EV6 now and it is fantastic.


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    Quote Originally Posted by StevenBauer View Post
    Front end design? It’s the rear end that looks like a dog taking a poop. Though this new one looks better. I’d still never consider buying any vehicle from Elon Musk.
    Actually, Steven I happen to really like the rear 3/4 rear end it has some nice haunches, the rear end and the top down and aft end and rear taillights are nice. I do hate the beluga wale grill, so I fixed it

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    So I had a fogged taillight. Opened up the app requested service the other day uploaded photos. Tesla send a service van this morning 2 minutes later new taillight. Kinda happy with the service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe (SoCal) View Post
    I also HATE that and almost every business decision Elon does, and I think paying to unlock the capability that is already in the car is a crappy way to treat customers.
    And still you buy his cars and encourage others to do so.
    Life is complex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Too Little Time View Post
    And still you buy his cars and encourage others to do so.
    Fords are fun, loved The movie Ford vs Ferrari.
    Henry was an antisemite and an arshole and yet they sell a SH!t load of F150’s, your point ?

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    Our youngest grandson just got a fully electric Lamborghini for his birthday. He's one. The car is three feet long and cost four hundred dollars. Kid can't walk yet and he's driving it around the yard JayInOz

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    Quote Originally Posted by David G View Post
    Regardless of the virtues/faults of Teslas... the more of Musk's antics I see, the less inclined I am to do business with him in any way shape or form.
    I really liked the Model 3 I rented.. but I will not support Musk. Thankfully more car makers are picking up the slack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe (SoCal) View Post
    Fords are fun, loved The movie Ford vs Ferrari.
    Henry was an antisemite and an arshole and yet they sell a SH!t load of F150s, your point ?

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    Have you got the news that Henry Ford died in 1947?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy W View Post
    Have you got the news that Henry Ford died in 1947?
    Elon Musk is still alive in 2022 same arshole different decade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Haberland View Post
    I really liked the Model 3 I rented.. but I will not support Musk. Thankfully more car makers are picking up the slack.
    If I had waited two years I might have chosen a different EV. Although, the Tesla Superior Supper Charging network is hard to beat, and my lease was up.
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