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Old 07-24-2018, 07:02 AM
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I just got back from the Los Altos area in California (bay area). It seemed every other car there was a Tesla. Our son has the Tesla X. He said that most people lease them and there is a lot of pre leased Tesla's on the sales market. Maybe worth checking out.
My son lies in Los Altos Hills and has the Tesla X. His wife has the Tesla S. I agree with your observation - lots of Teslas and Google autonomous test cars in the area.
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Old 07-25-2018, 05:21 PM
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Check the used car prices. Some use hybrid and plug ins depreciate quickly and are a better deal. Know someone who bought a used Volt and had a solar charging setup installed at his home. A hybrid works great in the villages because of all the regenerative breaking used at the round a bouts. Had a 2006 Highlander hybrid. Loved it but sold it at 90,000 miles.
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Hello, I’m visiting my parents here for the next week, and drove down in my Model X. If anyone wants a tour of the car, let me know.
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Old 10-09-2018, 02:11 PM
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Watch PBS NOVA Search For The Super Battery. Applications where vibration and or risk of puncture is no place for lithium ion batteries - potential very high explosive force. The whole undercarriage of a Tesla I believe per the PBS documentary is one solid bank of these time bombs. Some interesting safe technologies now being developed. I'll wait.
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Old 10-13-2018, 05:40 PM
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No car is perfect, but in the rare event of Lithium Battery Punctures, the way Tesla has designed it, if anything happens at all. It would be a slow fire. Unlike Internal Combustion Vehicles where you would have instant fire/explosion. And The NHTSA just rated Tesla’s Vehicles #1,2&3 as the lowest probability of injury for mass produced vehicles in the history of mankind. There are thousands of deaths every day thanks to ICE Vehicles, there’s been only about a dozen Fatalities in 10 years with Tesla. So if it’s safety your concerned with, there’s no reason to wait.
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Old 10-14-2018, 03:08 AM
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I wonder how many fire departments have been trained in electrical fire/collision damage to these electric vehicles.
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Old 10-14-2018, 06:15 AM
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No car is perfect, but in the rare event of Lithium Battery Punctures, the way Tesla has designed it, if anything happens at all. .
Here are some Tesla's in flames... to me they look just like gasoline cars when they go up in flames.

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Old 10-14-2018, 06:23 AM
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And The NHTSA just rated Tesla’s Vehicles #1,2&3 as the lowest probability of injury for mass produced vehicles in the history of mankind.
NHSTA replied to the way Tesla used the data that that NHSTA uses for it's star ratings. NHSTA clearly said they did not rate Tesla as the safest car ever made.

They gave it a 5 star rating, which is still very good but no better than any other car that gets a 5 start rating.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issues statement about New Car Assessment Program's highest rating | NHTSA
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Where do you take a Tes for maint??
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Old 10-14-2018, 07:52 AM
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Even more of a question. What do you do after the warranty runs out. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...Oqcg7xlEzJOY_8
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