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Old 31st January 2018, 12:58 PM
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...for anyone on here who's interested - the reviewer is one of the less annoying Californian ones ...

https://youtu.be/9O5PhuW927w
Have to agree with you. That was one of the best short reviews I've seen for any car, and the focus is on the car, not the presenter.
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Old 4th July 2018, 01:43 PM
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Default Tesla Electric GT P100DL

Tesla Race Car! Tiff Needell drives The Electric GT P100DL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nkqMZBR-ak
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Old 4th July 2018, 03:12 PM
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Default + this @ Goodwood from 12th to 15th...

...for anyone who's interested.

https://www.goodwood.com/grrc/event-...tesla-model-3/
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Old 31st July 2018, 10:03 AM
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Default Model 3 sales outstripping BMW, Audi and Mercedes

Obviously this is only in the US, but that's the only market you can buy the Model 3 in at present - and this graphic shows they're outselling each of the premium german marques on the combined sales for multiple models in their class.

I'm not sure many of us (if any, including me!) on here would have though Tesla would have been in this position when we had the Model S to try at our annual meeting way back in 2015...
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Old 31st July 2018, 11:36 AM
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I noticed the word 'Estimated' in the document so not actual fact
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Old 31st July 2018, 11:37 AM
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Also, by 'sold', do they mean refundable deposits taken?
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Old 31st July 2018, 11:50 AM
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Also, by 'sold', do they mean refundable deposits taken?
No, that's estimated sales (i.e. deliveries to customers): refundable deposits are well in excess of 400k for the Model 3 - or were within a week of the reveal 2 years ago, I think they're higher than that now.
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Old 20th September 2018, 11:22 AM
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Default The long read...

..and probably only for those on here who are interested in the wider - but related - topics of IT/business disruption

https://www.ben-evans.com/benedictev...and-disruption

Nothing that new here, but quite an interesting read all the same.
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Fascinating link. Thank you Steve
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Old 26th October 2018, 08:03 PM
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Not sure how many of you read New Scientist, but there was an article a couple of weeks ago about the energy requirements for AI which went on to consider cars.
One estimation was that, especially considering the extra sensory equipment, autonomous driving would require about 20% more energy than human-controlled.

And they saw little reason for this to change significantly even if processors etc. became more efficient as the software etc. would just get more complex and functional and soak that up.

In fact they suggested that better AI could encourage more long-distance commuting by car so make things worse!
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