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Model X, Fastest Selling Tesla Ever

Discussion in 'Model X' started by NigelM, Feb 14, 2012.

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  1. dpeilow

    dpeilow Moderator

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    Which is an ideal application for the HaloIPT wireless charging.

    I once was speaking to a cabbie about this and he said the problem is that they may get a short notice fare to the airport etc, so needed that backup. Maybe PHEV is better for them.
     
  2. Robert.Boston

    Robert.Boston Model S VIN P01536

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    NYC has shifted entirely to hybrids, mostly the Ford Escape. A PHEV would probably be the best you could do, though, because a fare might hop in and say, "Take me to Albany!" PHEV would be the best option, to regen all the energy wasted in stop-and-go traffic, but even the stop/start tech would be a huge help in reducing cab emissions.
     
  3. shark2k

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    Not entirely. There are still plenty of plain ICE Crown Vic taxi's driving around (I work downtown and see them all the time). Though in NYC it is rare to see a Taxi idealing. They seem to drive around looking for fares, at least from what I can see.

    -Shark2k
     
  4. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    "Drive around" is far too tame a description for what they actually do.
     
  5. shark2k

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    Touché. They do tend to zoom around and take off like bats out of hell also.

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  6. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Maybe they could offer a taxi version that is actually slower at 0-60 to increase safety and range:smile:
     
  7. jimbakker666

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    Awesome, I love it! Come on Tesla, get to the fourth vehicle already so I can partake!
     
  8. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Glad to see we (and Tesla) still have you around. Hopefully Bluestar won't disappoint.
     

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