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    Tesla had a plan from the start to appeal to the masses but this comes in three phases:

    Phase 1 low volume high price
    Phase 2 mid volume mid price
    Phase 3 high volume low price

    So far Elon has delivered on phase 1 and 2, there is no reason why he won't nail phase 3. This is a guy who helped create paypal, and basically pioneered 3 multibillion dollar companies after it.

    The model x will fall into phase 2 still but then gen 3 version is what everyone is waiting for.

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    Originally posted by Vagabond142


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphene
    http://www.inquisitr.com/555843/grap...hone-charging/

    Probably 5-10 years away for my 1st electric car, given that it has no issue operating for -50C to +50C.

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    There's a new Tesla rolling around Kelowna, and it is a gorgeous vehicle, IMO. It is expensive, but as e36 pointed out, it's kitted out favorably to 5 series, E class, etc. Not getting why is has be compared to a Fit, and deemed less practical (even though it seats 7)?

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    I see quite a few of these in Vancouver. They are rather popular here. Easy to see why. One girl had her license plate on her Tesla as "GAS-LOL" Pretty funny.

    When they roll up it has a special aura. They sound like a car from a futuristic movie like Tron or something. They are eerily quiet. Bet the inside has good acoustics.

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    Tesla is expected to announce something big regarding its supercharger network today. I really think we're seeing the beginning of something that will be a big part of the future.

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    I have seen a few of these in Calgary. Fantastic looking vehicle. I'd like to get inside one.
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    Originally posted by Sugarphreak
    ^^ yeah yeha, keep forgetting all the eco guys are millionares so dropping 90K on a sedan with limited range is so much more practical
    haha c'mon.

    Genuine question here, describe your driving habits, and where the reach of sparky-mc'yuppy-car inhibits your life.

    I see it affecting weekend road trips personally.
    Jaunts to family cottage? You're good if you're headed to Windermere or Sylvan

    Ski hill? Louise & Sunshine should be ok. Fernie?
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    Originally posted by E36M3
    Pretty inexpensive for a car that compares favorably to a BMW M5 in almost every way. Given its performance and luxury, it seems underpriced to me.. which is probably one of the reasons it has such a massive waiting list.

    Their SUV and follow up cars will continue to move down the ladder price wise and you'll start to see them everywhere.

    I drove one of their prepproduction models in Seattle a couple of years ago. I can honestly say that that car is better than the M5 in many ways. The power delivery is so smooth and linear. The cabin is incredibly quiet (like the new F10 M5). I think the Tesla *feels* sharper but I have a hunch that the M5 is the better car.

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    So supercharger is coming to #1 highway between Calgary and Vancouver in 2 years? Free trip to Vancouver?

    Where can I buy a Tesla? Sign me up.

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    Originally posted by adam c

    Line goes up, line goes down, line does squiggly things and fucks Alberta
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    The super charger network will actually allow you to travel all around north America for free! LA to NY will be complete within 6 months. Pretty ambitious but this company is legit. Elon Musk is the real world tony stark.

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    Originally posted by Cos
    I always love how everyone assumes you drive for free on these things. I want to know what they get for kW / mile. I would think it is high. Similar usage to leaving your dryer or stove on for 5 hours a day.

    Still I would like one.
    0.3kwh/km. A daily 40km round trip would be 12kwh or around $2.

    My S4 is around $7 of gas for the same trip.

    And the supercharger will take the range anxiety out. Plus I'm sure Tesla is expecting to charge other EV owners for the infrastructure and license the charging tech out eventually.

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    I'd love a Model S performance package, but at 120k (w/ options) they're out of my reach... for now.

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    I highly recommend this video for anyone not familiar with Tesla, or even if you are:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0GtKfOPZRg

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    Originally posted by supe
    The kicker is also that the 30 mins gives you a full recharge completely free.
    Originally posted by supe
    The super charger network will actually allow you to travel all around north America for free!
    Free for now, but imagine if a large proportion of vehicles on the road are electric, that's a large electricity bill, and a lot of energy that has to come from somewhere.

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    Originally posted by badatusrnames




    Free for now, but imagine if a large proportion of vehicles on the road are electric, that's a large electricity bill, and a lot of energy that has to come from somewhere.
    Using Tesla's supercharger network will be free for Tesla owners for life. What I think is Elon is leveraging his relationship with SolarCity to generate this power for free.

    Looks like Tesla updated their site with an interactive map of their supercharger network:

    http://www.teslamotors.com/supercharger

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    Originally posted by A790
    I'd love a Model S performance package, but at 120k (w/ options) they're out of my reach... for now.
    A family friend got the Model S Performance with every possible option minus the jumper seats and metallic paint and paid $105K (USD) Guess a 15% premium for CAD is not too bad.

    He loves it except the shop let something loose in the car during maintenance which left his car dead on the highway. They fixed it in the city he was heading to, gave him a roadster as a loaner, full set of winter tires and $10,000 credit. The car does have a 1001 features and is pretty damn awesome. With the refuel stations popping up everywhere, this car will be the definite argument to move towards electric. The fact that it can dance with M5's is only icing.


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