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Tesla Model S, BMW i3 among 2012 Green Car Vision finalists

Discussion in 'News' started by clea, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. clea

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    Voilà. Done. That was an easy choice.

    P.S. Hey fellow Québécois, heard about the Quebec charging network news from yesterday ? i will look it up and start a thread ...
     
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    no i haven't heard the news please post it in the already existing thread Charging in Quebec, Canada
     
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    Well, right after I voted, Tesla was at 71.9%. Obviously no other has a prayer at this time. Are we skewing the vote, or was it already that way.
     
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    I don't think we are skewing it because they have the same distribution as when i first noticed it ...
     
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    that was an interesting line up for cars but I think the Model S is much more polished and has alot more to offer.
     
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    VolkerP EU Model S P-37

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    Appears to me they press for subsidies... "See, we can't bring that to market without government cash. Please, this is threatening our future!".
    Alas, as someone else wrote, it is not the governments responsibility to keep car manufacturers in business. Liked that statement!
     
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    "BMW executives are now talking about shelving plans for both vehicles because the governments in many countries where the models will be sold are pulling back on plug-in incentives. To further complicate matters, electric-vehicle charging infrastructure isn't as far along as expected."

    It's odd that it doesn't seem many manufacturers want to help adoption of their projects by also investing in infrastructure like Nissan and tesla are.
     
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    Commenters like Tom M. are saying it's a fake. Sorry I was quick to post.
     
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    It's speculation gone viral. BMW denies the rumor, and is carrying on building its carbon fibre plants, etc. Kinda like the "bricking" story -- circled the world 7X before the truth put on its shoes.
     
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    There are a LOT of people that want electric cars to fail and love reading this crap. Today's journalism doesn't need facts or even a shred truth. People post something on some random blog and it goes viral and becomes 'fact'. Scary stuff.
     
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    Dropped by there last Thursday when I was in London on business.

    A sad comparison to the Tesla stores.

    They have the i8 sitting there (but don't try to touch it!)... not much mention of the fact that it is out-accelerated by the X5, and the rest is marketing smoke and mirrors. Also, it was about as welcoming as a high-end jewellery store with a bouncer on the door and all eyes on you as you move around.

    They have the money to do something better, but this still looks to be a low priority activity for BMW and not much more than a token marketing gesture.
     

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