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TESLA Stores
10-28-2016, 06:31 PM
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We had a white P75 at last night's cruise. The Tesla departed quietly at a great rate of knots and no one even looked. Local yahoo departs with lots of noise and not much speed in his crap-o-box special and all the backwards baseball cap wearing brigade go ga-ga.

The guy with the Tesla had a sense of humour as he parked it with the front bonnet up to mimic the high horsepower chrome junkies. He had the interior screens lit. I didn't realise how huge that centre screen is. The appearance was exaggerated as he had it filled by the nav map. Was nice to be able to crawl all over one. Hadn't been able to get that close, even though there are 3 within 1km of here

One of the "enlightened" ones called out for him to "give it a rev" as he was exiting the car park

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10-29-2016, 12:02 AM
Post: #27
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(10-27-2016 02:09 PM)Yaaay Wrote:  Johanna wrote to me again today. Exciting news:



[i]Hello Peter

I hope this email finds you well.

With the arrival of your Model S fast approaching I just wanted to touch base to update you that your car is currently on the final part of its journey to Tilburg in Holland!

Once your car arrives in Holland then it will go through its necessary measures and final checks. Then will come the time for me to contact you to advise of your two week countdown!

Why via Holland? I Did I miss something?

They are a great looking car but way too expensive here at this stage
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10-29-2016, 04:02 AM
Post: #28
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(10-29-2016 12:02 AM)Koala Wrote:  
(10-27-2016 02:09 PM)Yaaay Wrote:  Johanna wrote to me again today. Exciting news:



[i]Hello Peter

I hope this email finds you well.

With the arrival of your Model S fast approaching I just wanted to touch base to update you that your car is currently on the final part of its journey to Tilburg in Holland!

Once your car arrives in Holland then it will go through its necessary measures and final checks. Then will come the time for me to contact you to advise of your two week countdown!

Why via Holland? I Did I miss something?

They are a great looking car but way too expensive here at this stage

Probably import tax. When I shipped the 77 Cougar Wagon to Germany, they had to drive it into Holland by the night it landed to avoid import taxes

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10-29-2016, 02:26 PM (This post was last modified: 10-29-2016 02:35 PM by Yaaay.)
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The main vehicle tax is paid locally, but there may be something in it for them doing this way but it is not uncommon for manufacturers to "europeanise" them when they get here. Even if it's just unwrapping and removing whatever they put on to ship them.

I'll ask, they seem to be really responsive.

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10-29-2016, 03:42 PM
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The Tilburg, Netherlands, factory assembles the shell, battery pack, power train, and rear axle. Cars also get a European firmware upload.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/photo-essa...an-factory

I'll bet there are tax incentives for that amount of assembly on EU soil.

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10-29-2016, 07:56 PM
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(10-29-2016 03:42 PM)Yaaay Wrote:  The Tilburg, Netherlands, factory assembles the shell, battery pack, power train, and rear axle. Cars also get a European firmware upload.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/photo-essa...an-factory

I'll bet there are tax incentives for that amount of assembly on EU soil.

So they basically put half the car together - as you say there may be a tax angle to go to that much trouble
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10-31-2016, 11:11 AM
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(10-29-2016 07:56 PM)Koala Wrote:  
(10-29-2016 03:42 PM)Yaaay Wrote:  The Tilburg, Netherlands, factory assembles the shell, battery pack, power train, and rear axle. Cars also get a European firmware upload.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/photo-essa...an-factory

I'll bet there are tax incentives for that amount of assembly on EU soil.

So they basically put half the car together - as you say there may be a tax angle to go to that much trouble

Almost certainly. I expect they import modules, then assemble a car, thus changing it's categorisation for tax purposes. No doubt electronic and automotive components are taxed differently than entire vehicles. We've had to look at similar to see if componentry from Asia is NAFTA certified after we assemble it and then ship to the USA.
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11-01-2016, 06:51 AM (This post was last modified: 11-01-2016 06:52 AM by Cé hé sin.)
Post: #33
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Cars from outside the EU are subject to an import duty of 5 or 10% so I presume that Tesla do just enough to qualify as being EU producers.

What'll happen to cars destined for the UK after that lot take their ball and go home in a sulk is anybody's guess.
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11-16-2016, 04:42 PM
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Hurrah! A date and time!!

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11-17-2016, 07:41 AM
Post: #35
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A friend of mine just installed a solar system and Tesla battery storage system in his house - cost him A$16,000 so the payback value is not great given current electricity prices here - that said the interface with the public electricity grid and the software/app capability is very impressive
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11-17-2016, 09:32 AM
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(11-16-2016 04:42 PM)Yaaay Wrote:  Hurrah! A date and time!!

Cool.

This is going to need an F1W awayday Cool

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11-17-2016, 10:38 PM
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(11-17-2016 09:32 AM)drmarkf Wrote:  
(11-16-2016 04:42 PM)Yaaay Wrote:  Hurrah! A date and time!!

Cool.

This is going to need an F1W awayday Cool

Well said, Doctor. Perhaps a trip to a grand prix on the continent?
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11-20-2016, 02:53 AM
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I'd like one of these - Ian Callum keeps designing great looking stuff

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11-20-2016, 09:28 AM
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I am having trouble with the proportions on that. It's not quite saloon/compact SUV and the wheels look the wrong size for the car. I see they copied Tesla's door handles.

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11-20-2016, 06:11 PM
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11-20-2016, 07:28 PM
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So it's Tesla X copy, but a concept so it will be not quite as good and a few years late with no long distance high speed charging network.

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11-20-2016, 07:50 PM
Post: #42
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ane SUV that is an EV will be branded as a Tesla X coopy - because that is the only vehicle it can be compared to. Looks better than a Tesla X - but I have a Jaguar bias

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11-20-2016, 11:18 PM
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(11-20-2016 07:28 PM)Yaaay Wrote:  no long distance high speed charging network.

i find these stupid coordination problems (or rather our current inability to solve them as a society) unspeakably frustrating. we need to get everyone on the same charging connector/platform.
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11-21-2016, 11:09 AM
Post: #44
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(11-20-2016 09:28 AM)Yaaay Wrote:  I am having trouble with the proportions on that. It's not quite saloon/compact SUV and the wheels look the wrong size for the car. I see they copied Tesla's door handles.

23in wheels throws it off, which will never be a production reality.

I think there are a few less compromises on shape at the front compared to the F-Pace due to a lack of an engine to keep separated from pedestrians.

The main thing is the big manufacturers are joining the game, which can only help get the infrastructure investment started.
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11-22-2016, 07:36 AM (This post was last modified: 11-22-2016 07:37 AM by Koala.)
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Saw an F Type convertible the other day looked and sounded fantastic with the top down

http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=296lxll&s=9


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12-02-2016, 03:47 PM
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12-02-2016, 04:09 PM
Post: #47
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Having a Tesla seems to do wonders to your complexion Big Grin

Congratulations and please keep us update with driving and usability reports!!

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12-02-2016, 04:25 PM
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Very nice!
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12-02-2016, 05:08 PM
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I've driven sub 5 second 0-60 cars before, but this does it in way that is indescribable with constantly on acceleration.

The toys are fantastic, autopilot is excellent.

I drove it home from the showroom and charged it back up. Worked out at 3 pence (3.8 cents) per mile.

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I was annoyed they put those euro plates on, haven't they heard the news?

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12-02-2016, 05:24 PM
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How many miles do you have to do to run it in?

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