I see the job of our leaders to cut through all the crap and present us with very clear information on what it is they are proposing. So far clarity seems to be lamentably absent. What's worse is that the media seem intent on making things even more confusing.
That's interesting, as pretty much all I've read suggests that the Model 3 wouldn't be available in right hand drive, UK spec, form until late in 2019. I'd been adjusting that date mentally based on Tesla's track record of being late to deliver, too.
I'm off to see two 2016 Tesla Model S cars that aren't too far away from me this week, and am hoping to be able to have decent test drives. Both are pretty much the same spec, with the 75 kWh battery pack, autopilot enabled, etc. I've also been looking at trying to hire one so that we can get a longer experience of what it's like to live with one.
The latter part of next year should prove interesting, as there seem to be a host of long range EVs arriving in the UK. Nissan will be releasing the 60 kWh version of the Leaf (with active battery heat management to overcome the fiasco with the current 40 kWh battery packs), Hyundai and Kia will be releasing near-identical range and performance EVs in the shape of the Kona and the e-Niro and Tesla will be releasing the Model 3. I suspect that the BMW i3 with the bigger, 42 kWh, battery pack may well become available here, too, as it's been available in Norway for a few months.
Looks like that, by this time next year, we'll have a choice of around 4, possibly 5, EV's capable of doing around 250 miles, with prices ranging from around £28k to £45K (depending very much on the version of the Model 3 that Tesla decide to make for the UK). Might get tough for Tesla trying to sell Model 3's here, as the warranty and after service from the likes of Hyundai, Kia and Nissan will be tough to beat.
Damned shame I want to change my car now, rather than in a year's time...
Are you absolutely sure-? can you understand what I mean though/ my reservations, with its lingo of "WARNING LIGHT" being sort of ambiguous, as to its actual functioning?
Its imperative I don't fit this, esp into a hardwood top, & enclosed as they are.. if its possibly not working correctly.