Tesla Model 3 announced: release set for 2017, price starts at $35,000

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  1. Nick84

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    Tons of people but probably not many in Canada! They cant keep up. 400 Horse. Insanely fast, not as fast as a Model S but thats to be expected. And no oil or gas. Only real downside is charge time but how often do people go more than 400kms at a time.
     
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    Yeah no oil or gas. Too bad about all the coal and oil fired generating plants that create the electricity they run on lol.
     
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  3. Nick84

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    They're powered by solar and wind! :cool:
     
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    Curious how you separate the power from the grid and use only green supplied sources?

    (I get what you're saying, but still :lol:)
     
  5. Nick84

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    haha I know, you dont. But if you put up a windmill and that powers a house rather than some coal or whatever, it evens out in the end for now. :D
     
  6. Wayne

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    Last I heard solar and wind was becoming pretty big out west and slowly more and more coal is coming out of the powerplant equation. Still a ways to go though.
     
  7. billybob

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    What West? Alberta has like 3000 windmills and ~85% of daily power generation comes from fossil fuels. BC and Sask are not much different.
     
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    I was basing it on jobs advertised, things take time...one thing is for sure. It will never go in the opposite direction. Every day from the current day will be a move to where less generation is from gas and coal, until it's all renewable. It might take time, but that's the direction.
     
  10. billybob

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    You're right about coal producing more power in the West. The coal power generation is being replaced by gas which is way cleaner and much more efficient.

    The redundancy is that the coal is still being mined and shipped offshore. Even though Canada isn't burning as much, some nations overseas are burning more and more every year. Plus as long as we need steel, countries will be burning met coal.
     
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    What I don't understand is why there is a segment of people out there who truly believe that electric vehicles are completely emissions free. Power generation, lithium battery production, all the metals, plastics and rubbers. If you want to save the world cut out some air or big boat travel.
     
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    Thinking very few people believe that. There will always be a need for some gas and oil for things.
     
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    People will believe what ever they want, and make sure that you know it
     
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    Sadly not this....
     
  15. Nick84

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    and they (Tesla) still has no quality control lol
     
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    I'm not even sure about that anymore. This seems like one of those internet rumours that just keeps getting repeated. They've been at it for a while now.
     
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    Oh well im sure they are great, its just some of the things you read make you laugh is all Roofs flying off, ball joints failing people finding wood shims in their interior..

    All company's go through it but Tesla is the apple of the car industry well until apple starts making cars
     
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    I was driving behind a model Y today and the gap on the right side of the trunk must have been close to a CM when it was tight to the paint on the right side. Not to mention the tail lights didn't line up with the lights on the hatch. I drove in my friends model 3 and interior was shockingly poor for the price he paid.
     
  22. Grifter

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    I'm not sure of the model, but my friend has one. I'm amazed by it. Interior isn't that of a luxury vehicle, but is tesla really a luxury vehicle? Everything else is built extremely well, and holy hell it takes off fast. He loves it. And I am very impressed by it.

    That's my only experience with them though.

    :shrug2:
     
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    Yeah, you're paying more for the tech than quality. It's getting better from what I've read, but needs to keep improving.
     
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    Interesting. I know a bunch of people with Teslas now and no one has ever mentioned quality issues. There are certain parts of Seattle when you drive through, Tesla is one of the most common cars you'll see (especially over in Bellevue/Redmond where a lot of the Micro$oft money is).
     
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    ya but owning one is like being vegan or doing crossfit, they are going to let you know they have one and wont say anything bad about it..
     
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  27. HairyAss

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    True enough. And I suppose because of the price, no one would want to admit they’ve overpaid for one.
     
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    They probably overlook them because of that, and the tech is pretty cool..
     

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