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    QOTW: Are you tempted by the Tesla Model 3?

    It could be the car that changes the motor industry as we know it. But might you buy one?
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    Re: QOTW: Are you tempted by the Tesla Model 3?

    I'm tempted, though I don't have the money since giving up my career to embark on a new one as a self-employed developer!

    The main thing that attracts me is the possibility of having solar panel-driven power storage in the home, and having an electric car fits into that model beautifully. The model 3 touts decent range - probably by the time I could possibly afford the capital outlay for a more sustainable power system, the range on EVs will be much better still.

    The one downside I can see so far is the potential ecological damage in the production of batteries. That should improve, too, by the time I'm anywhere near this tech, but it's a concern for the moment.

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    Re: QOTW: Are you tempted by the Tesla Model 3?

    If it made it to the UK for £25000 ($35,000), and had the same level of subsidy from the UK government that the US government offers, then yes depending on the next details release in a few months.

    Realistically though, when/if it reaches the UK it is more likely to retail at £35,000 as most car importers think changing currency sign is the only conversion required.

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    Re: QOTW: Are you tempted by the Tesla Model 3?

    If I had the money, I would definitely entertain the option. Although with most things its not a good idea to get the first generation.
    In my opinion we are literally at point where the majority of people could do the majority of their travel with an electric car, with the quick charge capable of charging 80% of the battery in 30 or less minutes, for longer journeys. Although quick charges are not good for the battery i hear.
    If you take a look over at the zap-map.co.uk you will see a quite a surprisingly comprehensive coverage of charge points throughout the UK already, not all of them sub 30 minute charge points through. As well as the supercharger points Tesla have put in themselves.
    I still have a few questions regarding the battery replacement costs, warranty and recycling. Because if i am realistic, a second hand Tesla Model 3 in a few years is more likely than a brand new one for me.
    I was hoping that fusion technology would superseed electric motors before it had a chance to get going, but alas it looks like this isn't going to happen any time soon. Either way burning fossil fuels and to propel the millions of vehicles in the world has to stop, and the our health of children will no doubt benefit from the transformation of this industry.
    That just leaves the debate on where the electricity comes from, but as soon as they crack fission nuclear reactors we will be laughing!

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    Re: QOTW: Are you tempted by the Tesla Model 3?

    Quote Originally Posted by Roobubba View Post
    Paraphrase: Yes, but costs and environmental concerns due to batteries are current holds on doing so.
    I hope you will forgive me, but that is basically my view, but put more eloquently.

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    Re: QOTW: Are you tempted by the Tesla Model 3?

    Not fond of the rear end styling, but could be tempted by the technology.

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    Re: QOTW: Are you tempted by the Tesla Model 3?

    I think it's great. I'd love one but I doubt I could afford one. Whats the chances of Hexus getting one for a prize?
    Last edited by jigger; 08-04-2016 at 05:38 PM.

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    Re: QOTW: Are you tempted by the Tesla Model 3?

    Yes, the technology is tempting.. it's the car you were told you would be driving by your science teacher 20+ years ago. I think the battery could do with a longer life.. maybe the batteries will be upgradable in future?

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    Re: QOTW: Are you tempted by the Tesla Model 3?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Hand View Post
    Yes, the technology is tempting.. it's the car you were told you would be driving by your science teacher 20+ years ago. I think the battery could do with a longer life.. maybe the batteries will be upgradable in future?
    How long do the batteries last then? I consider a car as something that should last at least 10 years without too much grief.

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    Re: QOTW: Are you tempted by the Tesla Model 3?

    Not unless they make a 7 seater version. where would I put all my offspring?
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    Re: QOTW: Are you tempted by the Tesla Model 3?

    At a likely £35,000 minimum in the UK temptation will likely pass me by.
    Its a nice looking car though, prices are falling (for electric cars) and the technology is constantly improving so i vote the car a winner.

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    Re: QOTW: Are you tempted by the Tesla Model 3?

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    Not fond of the rear end styling, but could be tempted by the technology.
    The biggest flaw at the rear end is that it's a saloon with a tiny boot opening rather than the more practical hatchback style of the previous teslas.

    Plus I have my doubts how remarkable a '215 mile' range will be in 2018. Until we actually know kWh Capacities and kWh/100km fuel efficiency I wouldn't assume it'll have more range than other electric cars released that year.

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    Re: QOTW: Are you tempted by the Tesla Model 3?

    I would if:
    1.)I had $35000
    2.)I had $35000
    3.)I had $35000
    4.)................................................................................................. .................................................................................................... .................................................................................................... ....................................................................................I had $35000
    5.)All these electric cars have standardised cells.10 years down the line they are going to be obsolete and leaching toxic chemicals into the environment.


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    Re: QOTW: Are you tempted by the Tesla Model 3?

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    I would if:
    1.)I had $35000
    2.)I had $35000
    3.)I had $35000
    4.)................................................................................................. .................................................................................................... .................................................................................................... ....................................................................................I had $35000
    5.)All these electric cars have standardised cells.10 years down the line they are going to be obsolete and leaching toxic chemicals into the environment.
    Same. Big sigh.

    I was reading that that a move to sodium would lower prices and be much better for the environment. Thats said with the growth of cars and amount of pollutants associated with oil production and vehicles, I still think I would rather take my chances with lithium powered cars.

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    Re: QOTW: Are you tempted by the Tesla Model 3?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chadders87 View Post
    Realistically though, when/if it reaches the UK it is more likely to retail at £35,000 as most car importers think changing currency sign is the only conversion required.
    $35k is roughly £25k. Add VAT and you already hit £30k, so £35k is extremely likely.

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    Re: QOTW: Are you tempted by the Tesla Model 3?

    Quote Originally Posted by iworrall View Post
    $35k is roughly £25k. Add VAT and you already hit £30k, so £35k is extremely likely.
    You have shipping, handling and possibly duty on top of VAT.

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