Couldn't care less about your spelling, just amazed such bad spelling is left online so long without being corrected, no different to the shocking spelling and grammar used in major media outlets. Never went to school from before I turned 8, but made up for it against the wishes of society and family.DonDeeHippy wrote:sorry my spelling offends you Dax....Dax wrote:Five years time, you'll be wondering whether you will survive the next year and not about your car.pinkeye wrote:5 years down the track we'll be wondering what all the fuss was about.
As for EV's, this and next year will be the eye openers, Rivian is introducing their cars here and they are half the price of tesla and go further in 4x4 luxury with a range of 680klm. Next year MG will introduce their low cost 4 door EV which has a range of 480klm and under $50000, then there's Hyundai, who will introduce their low cost go anywhere EV with a range of 640klms and cheaper again. Add the new Kia and great wall EV's, plus many other manufacturers entering the market, will really open up the ev market and pricing will drop dramatically then.
Love the wonderful spelling of the threads heading and the author probably has a degree in emptiness, certainly not the English language.
We didn't all goto university like some.
Hey the Rivian is a 4wd F100 beater and will only start going into production next year.... it will be years before we see any in Australia (right hand drive models). Sorry but they are not half the price of Tesla's, they are very expensive because they are very high end including their SUV (the Tesla Model X competitor). As they will be starting off it will take years before they start selling in Numbers as did Tesla. Out of all the start ups in the west though they seem to be the only ones that are setting themselves up right like Tesla did.
Ohh and even the Rivian isn't anywhere near as efficient as the Tesla , the rivian SUV goes 645km with a 180kwh battery and the X goes 565 km's with a 100kwh.... Other manufacturers are getting better but a long way behind.
The MG looks promising a hopefully its a well made Chinese car and taken seriously unlike the other chinese cars around. It wont have to much range though as it only has a 45kwh battery pack (the Hyundai Kona has a 64kwh battery and can do 400km's) so it might get 250-300km's range which is still better than the Nissan Leaf....If its only $40,000 it might do well ,even though its relatively low range and built and owned by a Chinese company.
Hyundai is the same with the 640km car, they haven't even released a name for their concept. Hyundai are however making some nice EV's but are plagued with battery supply.
Tesla with their new low cost Model 3 is the best value for money in EV's beating the Hyundai in the USA, so i couldn't see why when they are released in Australia it wont be the same.
The biggest problem with most car makers if they make good EV's they will loose sales on their higher profit, cheaper to make ICE vehicle's.
Sorry to disappoint you, but the Rivian SUV, will be here next year and that's direct from the manufacturer and have already put an order in for one. They tell me building a right hand drive is easy with EV's and will be making one this year for promotional purposes. As for price, my quote was well below a tesla and got my tesla deposit back. Have the first test drive of one when it comes to Aus and will be going to an international EV show in the next couple of months in Europe, hope to test drive a few and then will make a decision and there will be a Rivian there as well to test drive. When I come back, will know which one will be getting. Although have been leaning towards an electric plane because there are already a couple which can be purchased now. So will get a test flight in one of those and maybe put off the EV car and get an electric plane, which are going to be much cheaper than an ice aircraft. They also come with attached parachutes and you can buy them now, Airbuses E-fan is available for purchase, but only carries 2 so that's out for me.
Things will change by next year and prices will come down even more, so may have to organise my finances for a plane an car EV, as that;s what will probably happen once I get over there, Would love to fly my own plane back to Aus and be the first to do it with an electric aircraft.