ยฃ3200 EV outselling Tesla Model 3 in China by 2:1

ยฃ3200 EV outselling Tesla Model 3 in China by 2:1

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ZesPak

22,075 posts

160 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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Register1 said:
jjwilde said:
This kind of thing is ideal for local delivery, takeaways etc.
Absolutely.
And for anyone just a mile or two from work,
All week on a full charge of 25 pence
I was always a huge fan of the Twizy. It should be half the price it is though.

bigothunter

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907 posts

24 months

Thursday 4th March
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jjwilde said:
I mean isn't the Tesla Roadster2 only like £120k and has 620 miles of range?
Absolute bargain - I'll apply for a mortgage hehe

ZesPak

22,075 posts

160 months

Thursday 4th March
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bigothunter said:
Absolute bargain - I'll apply for a mortgage hehe

Tbh I thought the roadster was going to be more like 200k...

bigothunter

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907 posts

24 months

Thursday 4th March
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ZesPak said:
bigothunter said:
Absolute bargain - I'll apply for a mortgage hehe

Tbh I thought the roadster was going to be more like 200k...
Why would I want to spend £120k on any road car especially a Tesla? silly

ZesPak

22,075 posts

160 months

Thursday 4th March
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Because you can't afford millions but still want to embarrass supercars?

bigothunter

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907 posts

24 months

Thursday 4th March
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ZesPak said:
Because you can't afford millions but still want to embarrass supercars?
I can do that for much less money on race circuits. Playing silly buggers on our slow highways is not very sensible and can easily end in tears.

jjwilde

1,904 posts

60 months

Thursday 4th March
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bigothunter said:
ZesPak said:
Because you can't afford millions but still want to embarrass supercars?
I can do that for much less money on race circuits. Playing silly buggers on our slow highways is not very sensible and can easily end in tears.
So which car, for much less money, would embarrass a Roadster2?

ZesPak

22,075 posts

160 months

Thursday 4th March
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Strange place this is.

Someone makes a car that looks like this:


Does 0-60 in sub 2 seconds, the quarter mile in sub NINE, for about the price of a nice 911.

But oh no! It's a Tesla! Too bad!

bigothunter

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907 posts

24 months

Thursday 4th March
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jjwilde said:
bigothunter said:
ZesPak said:
Because you can't afford millions but still want to embarrass supercars?
I can do that for much less money on race circuits. Playing silly buggers on our slow highways is not very sensible and can easily end in tears.
So which car, for much less money, would embarrass a Roadster2?
You've inverted the question rolleyes

Have you shared circuits with supercars? They are hardly ever driven properly. But there was Caparo T1 at Snetterton which was incredibly quick. We GPS clock over 150mph in a junk saloon on Bentley Straight but this Caparo was doing over 180mph.

No way could I stay with that road legal thing. But I'm sure Tesla Roadster2 would make mincemeat of it hehe





Edited by bigothunter on Thursday 4th March 18:49

gregs656

6,479 posts

145 months

Thursday 4th March
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ZesPak said:
Strange place this is.

Someone makes a car that looks like this:


Does 0-60 in sub 2 seconds, the quarter mile in sub NINE, for about the price of a nice 911.

But oh no! It's a Tesla! Too bad!
Interesting use of the words 'make' and 'does'


Terminator X

10,754 posts

168 months

Thursday 4th March
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kambites said:
Hmm, a 110 mile NEDC range probably mean ~50 mile real-world for the longer range version. If they could sell it here for less than about £5k it'd probably find a market but I suspect it would end up being closer to £10k which would make it a very hard sell. That's assuming it can pass European type approval, of course.

It'd certainly be more than adequate if I wanted a simple, cheap commuter car.
It is bound to pass. O/T have you seen Chinese scaffolding ...



TX.

bigothunter

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907 posts

24 months

Thursday 4th March
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ZesPak said:
Strange place this is.

Does 0-60 in sub 2 seconds, the quarter mile in sub NINE, for about the price of a nice 911.

But oh no! It's a Tesla! Too bad!
It's official - Tesla Roadster2 will break the outright road car lap record of 6:43.616 around the Nordschleife bow

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-roadster-all-time-...

hyphen

19,553 posts

54 months

Thursday 4th March
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bigothunter said:
It's official - Tesla Roadster2 will break the outright road car lap record of 6:43.616 around the Nordschleife bow

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-roadster-all-time-...
That article is from 2019. Its 2021, has it done it yet...

bigothunter

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907 posts

24 months

Thursday 4th March
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hyphen said:
bigothunter said:
It's official - Tesla Roadster2 will break the outright road car lap record of 6:43.616 around the Nordschleife bow

https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-roadster-all-time-...
That article is from 2019. Its 2021, has it done it yet...
No and SpaceX Starship blew up again yesterday whistle

Clive Milk

293 posts

4 months

Thursday 4th March
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I've stopped posting on the other Tesla thread so I cannot be accused of spamming, so here I am smile

I think the Roadster 2 looks great and the specs are good and also it makes my heart feel happy as it has it goes back to the original Lotus version and is not like EVs being big and bloaty.

I really think Tesla should have got it out now, the reviews would be great, a halo product. For some reason put back to 2022 frown

I think it would have done well on the Nurburgring. The Model S failed miserably and even with all the changes to it, so it was not really a road car, never quite got a lap in.

The new 3 motor Model S ... I am really looking forward to seeing what this does acceleration wise. Can people do sub 2s 0-60? That is rather stupendous for an old car designed a decade back

I think Dragtimes on a prepped strip and sticky tyres could hit a 1.8s 0-60s. That's getting into professional motorsports category smile

ZesPak

22,075 posts

160 months

Thursday 4th March
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gregs656 said:
Interesting use of the words 'make' and 'does'
Agreed, but bigothunter was talking about the hypothetical of buying it so I went with that. In fact, bigothunter is making the case for them not producing it. After all, it's silly, unnecessary and worst of all... A Tesla.

bigothunter

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907 posts

24 months

Thursday 4th March
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ZesPak said:
gregs656 said:
Interesting use of the words 'make' and 'does'
Agreed, but bigothunter was talking about the hypothetical of buying it so I went with that. In fact, bigothunter is making the case for them not producing it. After all, it's silly, unnecessary and worst of all... A Tesla.
So I must be anti-Tesla and even anti-EV whistle Or is it just anti all this bullst? hehe

Bobtherallyfan

679 posts

42 months

Friday 5th March
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ZesPak said:
Strange place this is.

Someone makes a car that looks like this:


Does 0-60 in sub 2 seconds, the quarter mile in sub NINE, for about the price of a nice 911.

But oh no! It's a Tesla! Too bad!
I’ve got a 911 but I have to admit I would be seriously tempted. Perhaps the wife needs a new car?

ZesPak

22,075 posts

160 months

Friday 5th March
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bigothunter said:
So I must be anti-Tesla and even anti-EV whistle Or is it just anti all this bullst? hehe
Anti what? What is your objection with the Roadster of the idea of it? All you stated is "it's too expensive for me" and "it's a Tesla"?

Ambleton

5,162 posts

156 months

Friday 5th March
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There are plenty of "heavy quads" coming to the market or on the market already in Europe to try and reduce inner city congestion.

I think they're a good idea. Is you reduce the space a car takes up by 1/3rd then in a congested city in theory you can get 1/3rd more cars on any stretch of road.

If citrien ever uprated uprated Ami so it had a top speed if around 50 instead of 30 then it could well take off here.

I like the look of the MicroLino and would probably get one if they brought them over here.

https://youtu.be/-n-pzXefQW8