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Old 19th August 2015, 03:02 PM
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The plant building the Tesla for Europe is in Dogen, not to far from Amsterdam (opposite one of our factories - so they see many every day...)
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I saw 5 Teslas on the opposite side of dual carriageway when i was travelling back from Germany through Holland to Calais also - at the time I thought it might be a test drive event with multiple cars and drivers on a set route
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I have only seen Tesla once on the road apart from annual meet. I was driving behind it for a while and about 5 LED's in the high level brake light were not working on it, not good for 14 reg car. Does not give much confidence in build quality.
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I have only seen Tesla once on the road apart from annual meet. I was driving behind it for a while and about 5 LED's in the high level brake light were not working on it, not good for 14 reg car. Does not give much confidence in build quality.
Perhaps it was an intermittent battery state indicator rather than a brake light?
You are right - dodgy electrics on a, umm, electric car dont inspire confidence.
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I'm very interested to see what Tintin makes of his when it arrives.....

I'm sure its purchase was a well researched and informed decision.

If it cost half as much, or had twice the range, I'd have probably put a deposit on one by now, but its just too expensive not be 100% practical for me on a daily basis.

I can see though how it would work well for others with a less erratic driving requirement.
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Perhaps it was an intermittent battery state indicator rather than a brake light?
You are right - dodgy electrics on a, umm, electric car dont inspire confidence.
Seems to be known problem, some info here on google cache, original page does not show any more.
http://webcache.googleusercontent.co...&ct=clnk&gl=uk
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Seems to be known problem, some info here on google cache, original page does not show any more.
http://webcache.googleusercontent.co...&ct=clnk&gl=uk
It is a known issue Ainar, and UK drivers who've had the problem normally have it rectified almost immediately, usually on a while you wait basis, based on the stories that I've heard.
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There are 4 or 5 Teslas I see around here on a regular basis - including one owned by a guy just down the road. There are several 8s in the area too - I hardly ever see an S class any more though... odd, really
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Interesting update -



Introducing Tesla 100D with up to 393 miles of range

Recently, we introduced the 100D versions of our Model S and X.
With an NEDC range of 393 and 351 miles respectively, they redefine the longest range electric vehicles available.

Combined with Tesla’s All-Wheel Drive, industry leading safety features and revolutionary Autopilot hardware, Model S and X represent an uncompromised driving experience.
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Default The need for integrated public transport with a Tesla

[QUOTE 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.[/quote]

Yeah, so you can complete your journey on public transport after abandoning your cherished vehicle on a run-down back-street (or a dual-carriageway!).

Just jealous: they will get better and cheaper soon, thanks for being an early adopter.

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