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Who gave this #### a Model X?

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by Blue heaven, Jun 15, 2017.

  1. Blue heaven

    Blue heaven Member

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    Nocookies

    Okay so the autopilot needs time but the rest of his article is full of holes, for example the Model X HAS been tested and received 5 stars in all categories.
    Article may go behind paywall.
     
  2. strykeroz

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    Yes paywall confirmed. Probably just as well.
     
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  3. Bullet1

    Bullet1 Electric - way of the future

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    I read "The Australian" Article on the X.....not a subscriber but no paywall for me.

    Poor review and obviously was out of touch with comments like the following:

    "Tesla claims its vehicles “have the hardware needed for full self-driving capability at a safety level substantially greater than that of a human driver”. This is misleading, because software and processing capability is what really does the driving and safe, reliable, fully autonomous vehicles, plus the billions of dollars worth of infrastructure needed to make them work, are at least several decades away."

    and this one.....

    "The Model X has not been crash tested by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Euro NCAP or ANCAP in Australia, so the “safest” claim is puffery. So is “most capable”. At what? Sure, for a 2.5-tonne lump the Model X is a taut, agile handler and it rides smoothly and comfortably, but there’s body flex on bumpy roads, it’s underbraked and, off-road, a Range Rover will leave it in the dust."

    .........wonder if he took it offroading?

    "The Model X deal is “zero emissions”. This claim only flies if you recharge from renewable sources. The federal government’s Green Vehicle Guide lists its fuel life cycle CO2 emissions at 212g/km – almost three times those generated by BMW’s X5 40e petrol/electric hybrid – if the considerable amount of electricity it uses is generated by fossil fuels, including coal."
     
  4. strykeroz

    strykeroz Member

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    You see, exactly why I was pleased to be paywalled. What a terribly researched and horribly inaccurate waste of electrons their website is.
     

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