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Competitor in the EV market

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by mhh, Feb 5, 2018.

  1. mhh

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    I'm always open to options. I just don't expect one in my budget at the time our (even RHD) M3 is ready to order.
     
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    Considering a stablemate for the Model X, such as Jag I Pace or even Hyundai Kona(EV model)
     
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    As long competitors don't provide a Supercharger network, there is not too much alternative to Tesla,
    unless you are only looking for a daily commute and city only errants.

    However, Tesla doesn't seems to have too much interests for the compact size segment
    which is certainly one of the most important need to decrease pollution in cities.

    BMW's electric Mini is coming in 2019 — here's everything we know

    Volkswagen ID electric car production date now set: November 2019
     
  5. Tasdoc

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    If ICE car makers manage to make an EV with characteristics and a price that are comparable to any of the Tesla cars, it will disrupt their own ICE car sales before it does any harm to Tesla.

    Not going to happen
     
  6. mrpseudonym

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    Maybe a little off topic, but you can procure various adaptors to charge your Tesla at non Tesla locations, but can you buy an adaptor to charge your BMW i3 (for example) at a Tesla supercharger? I know the answer is no, today, and I am sure there are lots of smarts in the supercharger to identify that what it is connected to is legit, but its just hardware and software..
     
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    It identifies the VIN of the car connecting, so I doubt that any adaptor would work. This needs to happen since Tesla need to bill an account and also make sure that the car is supported to charge - for example, cars that have been rebuilt after being written off are not supported without a full inspection by Tesla.
     
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    Kona EV is sort of confirmed now. With a 64Kwh battery and 150Kw motor that could have some serious gogo. Clearly Hyundai want to cut GM Bolt's lunch, and that ain't a bad thing...
     
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    Of course you can buy (or make your own) adaptors to charge non-Tesla EVs from Tesla destination chargers.
     

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