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  • Re: Chronic Car Buyers Anonymous

    Not on a Murano I don't think. They just might on a Land Rover or an S class.
  • Re: Is Tesla A Game Changer?

    Even inter-urban trains with dedicated track and fenced barriers aren't fully autonomous.

    This is simply not going to happen for decades, not until "they" build actual smart roads that are dedicated routes---like those toy trains you see at some airports.

    This is right up there with flying cars, robot kitchens and 500 mph atomic railroads.

    I expect autonomous Teslas to approximate $130,000 Roombas in efficiency.
  • Re: A Mechanic's Life - Tales From Under the Hood

    You're talking an extreme cases. I'm talking about any EV that breaks down. You're going on a flatbed to a specialist and if something has "cooked", you're going to have considerable downtime and a long drive home.

    THIS, from Green Car Reports: (sorry for the illiteracy but that's how they wrote it)

    "People who purchase electric vehicles and other green cars are usually interested in keeping their cost of driving low. What should be known by these people is the fact that green car repair and service can be significantly more costly than the cost of typical car maintenance. Technology in Electric Vehicles is New Electric vehicles are not really that new anymore but the technology used in these vehicles is considerably different from that of the other cars that came before these green cars. Because of this, the price of repairing a green car is higher in terms of both parts and labor than what you would find the cost to be in a car that implements older technology."
  • Re: Edmunds Members - Cars & Conversations 'bout them Cubs? :p
  • Re: Is Tesla A Game Changer?

    “Tesla and SolarCity have yet to turn a regular profit,” Prasinos stated in her lawsuit. “Instead, they burned through billions of dollars of investors’ cash year after year and, SolarCity is now on the verge of failure.”
    Regulatory filings have shown that Tesla spent $600 million in cash during the first six months of 2016, while SolarCity spent $1.3 billion in cash.

    So Tesla might have a good chance of bringing out its low priced EV, but maybe not with Solar City around its neck.
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