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Old 19th August 2015, 09:52 AM
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I was in Europe for a couple of weeks, during which was in Holland for a couple of days.

Saw 4 Teslas in 2 days round Amsterdam area.

I've never seen 4 Teslas in the UK in total...

Why so popular over there ? Anyone know.....
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Flatter landscape = more miles per charge
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Flatter landscape = more miles per charge
I feared that....

Does that mean here, in the hilly UK we get less range than documented, or are Holland enjoying more.... ?

Randomly, I was in an Audi A3 E Tron this morning. Apart from a silent set off, some pretty diagrams on the MMI and a button that lets you select whether to go electric, combustion, both, or use combustion to charge battery, it was all a bit of a non event. It just drove like any other A3....

....slowly and with not much cabin space....
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Old 19th August 2015, 10:29 AM
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I saw 3 Teslas near Wokingham near where I live.
Have no idea where they recharge (apart from home of course).
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Yeah, lots of Teslas in Amsterdam, and lots used as Taxis. Makes sense in a flat and small city
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Yep, if they were white, they were probably taxis. Also, Tesla were surprising late to the party in the UK - Scandinavia and the Low Countries were earlier adopters.
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Think I saw one in 3 weeks in France just.

Is there an advantageous incentive scheme there maybe? Is it Norway or somewhere that has a good scheme, and adoption is high? Remember reading about it somewhere.
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I work in Amsterdam on occasion but yesterday I was in Oslo and they were everywhere! Seemed to be like 1 car in every 25 was a tesla S in the town centre. I made a comment in the meeting I had in the afternoon and the host said she had one! Seems too common there! Ha...

She said there are big taxes on imported cars - but not on electric cars. Plus zero road tax and they can use lanes that petrol cars are not allowed.

And here; Audi announce Q6 EV http://evfleetworld.co.uk/news/2015/...nge/0438021182
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It's worth remembering that the Tesla Model S outsold all the premium European brands (i.e. the A8, 7 series, and S class) in the US following it's launch (and still is, AFAIK).

A 2018 release date ( if the Q6 is actually released on time, and this is not just defensive marketing hype…) will be three years too late to compete with the Tesla Model X, which is being released this Autumn, and apparently already has a waiting list of more than 20,000…

Model X release news here:- (from Christianpost website, for some reason…)

http://www.christianpost.com/news/te...odel-x-142907/
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I feared that....

Does that mean here, in the hilly UK we get less range than documented, or are Holland enjoying more.... ?
I asked this question to the Tesla rep at the summer meet and she said that it tends to be swings and roundabout - i.e. that the uphill bits were compensated by the downhill bits / regenerative braking. The range thing (320 miles-ish) was short of my journey home by 3 miles which meant that the integral Google maps had me doing a detour thru' Edinburgh to get to somewhere north of Glasgow. I think you may find that journey distances in Holland tend to be shorter than here making the range issue less of a problem besides which they tend to be good at integrated transport infrastructure.
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