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by boars
Feb 26 2020 2:19am
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Tesla MIC (made in China) Model 3 will be LFP!
Replies: 13
Views: 367

Re: Tesla MIC (made in China) Model 3 will be LFP!

I thought Tesla only released sales figures quarterly? Did I miss something recently? Kind of comparing apples to oranges but if you've only got apples and oranges, well. :evil: You're right, Jan is generally a low output month, I just think it'll be particularly slow this time around and will take ...
by boars
Feb 25 2020 11:55pm
Forum: Battery Technology
Topic: Tesla MIC (made in China) Model 3 will be LFP!
Replies: 13
Views: 367

Re: Tesla MIC (made in China) Model 3 will be LFP!

Yes, everyone is down due to COVID-19 - that's not something unique to BYD now is it?
In fact all of the issues selling cars in China at the moment apply to everyone.

Was Tesla's previous sales in December limited by demand or by supply capacity?
No way to know but I'm sure you'll speculate away.
by boars
Feb 25 2020 11:44pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Can EVs survive without subsidies ?
Replies: 85
Views: 5686

Re: Can EVs survive without subsidies ?

I feel like everything is going to be down this year regardless of the incentives or otherwise, the drama around COVID-19 is causing issues with all sorts of industries. Am I personally worried, not really but it has had major impacts on manufacturing and supply chains that appear to be ongoing. Can...
by boars
Feb 20 2020 5:51pm
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: GM retreating into its shell ?
Replies: 35
Views: 984

Re: GM retreating into its shell ?

69 billion over the 2 financial years ending 2007/8 ... Wow, that had to hurt. How anyone can complete with companies losing that sort of money... (Yes, yes bailouts too but not everyone is a favorite that will get those). This financial year is still in the black for Tesla if I recall correctly, no...
by boars
Feb 20 2020 3:44am
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: GM retreating into its shell ?
Replies: 35
Views: 984

Re: GM retreating into its shell ?

Punx0r wrote:
Feb 20 2020 3:41am
Tesla? :whistle:
Haha are you here all week? Try the veal?

Nice.
by boars
Feb 19 2020 8:58pm
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: GM retreating into its shell ?
Replies: 35
Views: 984

Re: GM retreating into its shell ?

Interesting figures - not sure where Ohbse is getting them from. However if you don't count the "Accident Compensation Corporation" deduction (we don't count medicare levy etc in ours) and just go pure PAYE tax rate you end up with NZ paying slightly less. PAYE - $20,620NZ Vs 20,797AU. https://neuvo...
by boars
Feb 18 2020 10:05pm
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: GM retreating into its shell ?
Replies: 35
Views: 984

Re: GM retreating into its shell ?

Maybe we need IKEA flat packed cars we can assemble here to avoid import taxes on fully assembled vehicles. Components would get you under the LCT at the very least :lol: :pancake: Getting over all the hurdles described would be a mission and a half even if you didn't have to compete against massive...
by boars
Feb 18 2020 2:09am
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: GM retreating into its shell ?
Replies: 35
Views: 984

Re: GM retreating into its shell ?

I'd say the primary reason is still that showrooms/dealers sell vehicles on behalf of manufacturers and said dealers rely on servicing to stay afloat. Not to mention that even manufacturers have vehicles that are loss leaders. Pumping out cheap cars with expensive parts is a great way to make a buck...
by boars
Feb 17 2020 8:02pm
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: GM retreating into its shell ?
Replies: 35
Views: 984

Re: GM retreating into its shell ?

Wonder how well they do in RHD countries holistically. Maybe they could probably pull out of all of them without too much detriment..... reports i have read say they will withdraw from ALL RH drive markets ( india, Japan, Thailand, S Africa, etc) and selling the Thailand production plant (RH ?) to ...
by boars
Feb 17 2020 8:51am
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: EV charging prices in Europe increase 500%
Replies: 13
Views: 420

Re: EV charging prices in Europe increase 500%

john61ct wrote:
Feb 17 2020 8:42am
Looks like they want to push drivers toward the annual subscription contracts with the carmakers

https://www.electricfelix.com/blog/the- ... und-europe
Ah I missed that gem, ironically though that's more repulsive to me than just a price increase.
by boars
Feb 17 2020 8:33am
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: GM retreating into its shell ?
Replies: 35
Views: 984

Re: GM retreating into its shell ?

With the Holden name to be retired by the end of this year, General Motors is considering a new sub-brand called General Motors Specialty Vehicles (GMSV) that would sell selected US models – most of which will be converted to right-hand-drive by the company formerly known as Holden Special Vehicles...
by boars
Feb 17 2020 8:18am
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: EV charging prices in Europe increase 500%
Replies: 13
Views: 420

Re: EV charging prices in Europe increase 500%

Its hard to see the logic in such an increase, It cannot improve revenue significantly as there are few VW, Ford, BMW, etc ,..EVs . And it will not encourage sales of those either..... ...But it will give Tesla another marketing advantage, ..providing they do not copy the idea ! They certainly won'...
by boars
Feb 17 2020 7:16am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: BMW's All-Electric 40 Ton Truck Picks Off Low-Hanging Fruit
Replies: 21
Views: 1918

Re: BMW's All-Electric 40 Ton Truck Picks Off Low-Hanging Fruit

Got to say the other EV that had the record as being the largest was certainly the coolest EV. Never needing to be charged is pretty amazing.

https://www.popularmechanics.com/techno ... ump-truck/
by boars
Feb 16 2020 11:30pm
Forum: Motor Technology
Topic: ES DIY Motor Challenge
Replies: 328
Views: 117341

Re: ES DIY Motor Challenge



Lego is no joke :lol:
by boars
Feb 16 2020 9:49pm
Forum: EV Business World
Topic: EV charging prices in Europe increase 500%
Replies: 13
Views: 420

Re: EV charging prices in Europe increase 500%

Well this should certainly help Tesla sell some more vehicles, who'd want to deal with other charging networks? :shock:
by boars
Feb 12 2020 7:25pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Motortrend article with tons of info about Tesla’s Cybertruck
Replies: 107
Views: 5540

Re: Motortrend article with tons of info about Tesla’s Cybertruck

How many Leafs sold each yeah in Aus? Compared to how many Porsche Boxsters? How many generic Fords and Holdens? I dont know,..why dont you look it up using your well known search ability :lol: Correct me if I'm mistaken but Tesla 3 outsold leaf in Australia last year, just like everywhere else. No...
by boars
Feb 12 2020 6:32am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Motortrend article with tons of info about Tesla’s Cybertruck
Replies: 107
Views: 5540

Re: Motortrend article with tons of info about Tesla’s Cybertruck

Someone else not following the discussion (or deliberately taking the thread off topic ?) ,and completely missing the point.. ...the point was the price of used S & X models... . ......2015/16 versions were over $200k new, and are currently fetching $85-$100+k So, no i still dont see those owners r...
by boars
Feb 12 2020 2:43am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Motortrend article with tons of info about Tesla’s Cybertruck
Replies: 107
Views: 5540

Re: Motortrend article with tons of info about Tesla’s Cybertruck

Just because I got curious what the competition was like, in case there's any doubt that carsales aren't the predominate site in Au... (I started to doubt myself!) :wink: Carsales lists a total of 38 USED Tesla's for sale *** https://www.autotrader.com.au/for-sale/tesla lists a total of 7 Tesla's fo...
by boars
Feb 12 2020 1:42am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Motortrend article with tons of info about Tesla’s Cybertruck
Replies: 107
Views: 5540

Re: Motortrend article with tons of info about Tesla’s Cybertruck

If you could follow a discussion , even for a short time, you woould not make such an arse of yourself ! The point about used Teslas, was PRICING, not quantity. AND .. we were only considering AUSTRALIA. ! ..BUT since you want to make an issue of it, three are LESS THAN 4000 S & X TESLAS IN AUSTRAL...
by boars
Feb 12 2020 1:05am
Forum: Motor Technology
Topic: APL's DIY axial-flux motor
Replies: 968
Views: 77395

Re: APL's DIY axial-flux motor

APL wrote:
Feb 11 2020 11:16pm
I learn things by experimenting, and trying to solve problems. Just buying our way out yields little knowledge. I've learned
a lot in the last few days,.. mostly not to try to do this. :lol:
It's also very entertaining to follow along in this thread :thumb:

Very cool.
by boars
Feb 09 2020 8:20pm
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle Photos & Videos
Topic: Suzuki GSX-R e899 K2
Replies: 425
Views: 66651

Re: Suzuki GSX-R e899 K2

That is nothing short of epic :mrgreen:
by boars
Feb 09 2020 8:18pm
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle Photos & Videos
Topic: Kawasaki D-tracker Build
Replies: 13
Views: 826

Re: Kawasaki D-tracker Build

Looking very tidy :D I spy a rego tube, man they were all the rage here till the were ruled illegal and earned you a fine. Thankfully not long after: rego stickers were no longer required and cops just looked up your rego off the plates instead. What kind of tablet are you using by the way? waterpro...
by boars
Feb 06 2020 7:35pm
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle General Discussion
Topic: Another GasGas trials bike conversion
Replies: 29
Views: 3268

Re: Another GasGas trials bike conversion

I don't think my brain couldn't handle 2 throttles :lol:

At the very least it'd take some time to get used to!

Looks pretty cool though.
by boars
Jan 27 2020 5:28am
Forum: E-Scooter and Motorcycle Photos & Videos
Topic: Suzuki GSX-R e899 K2
Replies: 425
Views: 66651

Re: Suzuki GSX-R e899 K2

Rovii wrote:
Jan 27 2020 1:59am
Short movie about the extension:
That's just about perfect length for you - haha - any longer and that'd be pretty painful :lol:

Great job though - looks the goods. :mrgreen:
by boars
Jan 24 2020 1:25am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear
Replies: 5555
Views: 291890

Re: Wind and Solar vs Coal, Gasoline, Nuclear

See those wealthy countries in the world, which do neither export coal nor gas nor uranium. Somehow those countries found other things to produce. Examples ? *muses* GDP an OK measure for success? #3 GDP country: Japan has no fossil fuel exports that I recall, at the very least very little if anyth...