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Forum: General Automotive Forum 07-18-2019, 04:44 PM
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Posted By acoste
Backlog. Given the low number of Model Y orders,...

Backlog. Given the low number of Model Y orders, it is still possible that Model Y numbers are included.

Recent price drop shows demand weakness.



Maxwell.
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Forum: General Automotive Forum 07-18-2019, 11:59 AM
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Posted By acoste
Please name one.

Please name one.
Forum: General Automotive Forum 07-10-2019, 03:10 PM
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Posted By acoste
Yes, and then check the X1, X2 and X3 sales and...

Yes, and then check the X1, X2 and X3 sales and you will see the trend matching the US market trend, people moving from sedans to SUVs. Also this is the last year for the F30 model.



Ok. I mean...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 07-10-2019, 02:00 PM
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Posted By acoste
Possible.

Possible.
Forum: General Automotive Forum 07-10-2019, 02:00 PM
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Posted By acoste
Cleantechnica is the worst source of news. Check...

Cleantechnica is the worst source of news. Check your numbers. BMW sold 84k PASSENGER cars and an additional 72k light trucks in the US from JANUARY to JUNE in 2019 YTD!!!


Additionally Kruger...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 07-10-2019, 10:29 AM
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Posted By acoste
comparing BMW US sales to Tesla WW sales? sounds...

comparing BMW US sales to Tesla WW sales? sounds right :dunno:


BMW sold ~400k 3/4 series WW last year. And people are moving away from sedans to suvs, Total BMW sales remained constant over the...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 07-10-2019, 10:22 AM
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Posted By acoste
If you followed the Model Y order tracker sheet...

If you followed the Model Y order tracker sheet on TMC, you would see how low the orders are compared to the same sheet for Model 3 few years ago. ~ 50 entries. Granted it doesn't have all the...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 07-08-2019, 04:57 PM
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Posted By acoste
I know some who ordered Model Ys in Q2. But...

I know some who ordered Model Ys in Q2.

But there is also the China's Model 3 order which won't be delivered in Q3 either. Not sure if they meet Q4:...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 07-08-2019, 04:50 PM
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Posted By acoste
i3 US sales are slowing, however total worldwide...

i3 US sales are slowing, however total worldwide sales keep increasing since 2013. And YoY growth in all months of 2019
Forum: General Automotive Forum 07-08-2019, 04:31 PM
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Posted By acoste
No evidence, just common sense and experience. ...

No evidence, just common sense and experience.

Read what Tesla said: "Orders generated during the quarter exceeded our deliveries, thus we are entering Q3 with an increase in our order backlog."
Forum: General Automotive Forum 07-08-2019, 04:27 PM
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Posted By acoste
3/4 series monthly sales are similar to last...

3/4 series monthly sales are similar to last year's number. 3/4 series numbers peaked in 2014. Then went lower year by year as newer models were introduced in the nearby classes. X2, X3 sales are...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 07-08-2019, 04:22 PM
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Posted By acoste
Backlog? You mean orders that contain Model Y as...

Backlog? You mean orders that contain Model Y as well ...

Model 3 US sales numbers for June (last month of quarter) are less than last September or December sales even though there are cheaper...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 07-05-2019, 10:03 PM
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Posted By acoste
I didn't say producing H2 is zero emission. The...

I didn't say producing H2 is zero emission. The vehicle is zero emission. There are however processes that produce H2 with no emissions.

Your guess about H2 production having more emissions than...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 07-05-2019, 09:45 PM
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Posted By acoste
The reason for the development of fuel cell cars...

The reason for the development of fuel cell cars is not about efficiency or more safety. It is for zero emission, high energy density and theoretically unlimited supply. Battery availability is very...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 07-01-2019, 10:35 PM
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Posted By acoste
This is a pretty funny story ... "as a...

This is a pretty funny story ...

"as a result of the ring he made, Baller claims he was able to land a meeting with the Tesla CEO, slated for April 9, at Tesla's headquarters. But after the...
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 06-30-2019, 12:44 PM
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Posted By acoste
No it won't. 5W30 is thinner at operating...

No it won't. 5W30 is thinner at operating temperature than the 0W40.
Forum: General Automotive Forum 06-29-2019, 07:29 AM
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Posted By acoste
This has been used in many different ways. The...

This has been used in many different ways. The first foot is called rollout distance, so when I say without rollout, I mean the 5-60mph acceleration. But I see people stating 5-60 times as "rollout...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 06-28-2019, 06:16 PM
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Posted By acoste
2.5s without the rollout, so that's 2.7s in...

2.5s without the rollout, so that's 2.7s in total.

And BMW reached this number with an ICE built chassis and with less than half of the battery size (which limits the max power).
Forum: General Automotive Forum 06-28-2019, 05:16 PM
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Posted By acoste
I take this no BEV demand as a sentence created...

I take this no BEV demand as a sentence created by the marketing/strategy department. Not sure what's the motivation behind it. But their actions show something else. Their i3 sales are increasing....
Forum: General Automotive Forum 06-27-2019, 02:12 AM
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Posted By acoste
What range and charge time, say it again, please?...

What range and charge time, say it again, please?

Maxwell doesn't bring a new chemistry, just a new method which certainly helps. But unless Tesla gets into solid state batteries, it will fall...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 06-25-2019, 11:04 PM
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Posted By acoste
I wish I had that acceleration, right now I'm...

I wish I had that acceleration, right now I'm driving a rental car with a 0.9l 3 cylinder gasoline engine! :) this thing needs to be revved up over 3k just to make it moving...
In the first couple...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 06-19-2019, 06:29 PM
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Posted By acoste
That's a lot more difficult to do. The closer the...

That's a lot more difficult to do. The closer the vehicle is to the ground the easier it becomes to spoof it. And aircrafts navigate based on radars near the airport.
Forum: General Automotive Forum 06-19-2019, 12:34 PM
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Posted By acoste
https://www.prnewswire.com/il/news-releases/tesla-...

https://www.prnewswire.com/il/news-releases/tesla-model-s-and-model-3-prove-vulnerable-to-gps-spoofing-attacks-as-autopilot-navigation-steers-car-off-road-research-from-regulus-cyber-shows-300871146.h...
Forum: General Automotive Forum 06-19-2019, 11:55 AM
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Posted By acoste
I think they are using OpenStreetMap through...

I think they are using OpenStreetMap through Mapbox and Valhalla. Not Google.
Forum: General Automotive Forum 06-18-2019, 01:41 PM
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Posted By acoste
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bz8qS_LtBxg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bz8qS_LtBxg
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