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Taking a Tesla model S for a spin next week
21-02-2019, 03:43 PM
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Taking a Tesla model S for a spin next week
Managed to convincingly fumble my way through the "what car do you currently drive?" "an old Saab, I see" questions to get a test drive.

From what I've heard finance is just £1k a month so it's exceedingly unlikely I'll buy one, but I do want to see what it's like to drive.

Apparently the 100kWh battery has a range of 310 miles, so @ 13.5p/kWh that's 4.35 pence per mile.

Biodiesel @ 12p/l gives me about 2 pence per mile around the city.

When they're on about the cost saving over petrol I'll try not to let slip that the homebrew is more than twice as cost effective...

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21-02-2019, 03:49 PM
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RE: Taking a Tesla model S for a spin next week
I hope you'll ba able to rag the nuts of it.

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21-02-2019, 04:05 PM
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RE: Taking a Tesla model S for a spin next week
Be careful not to floor it to much as it might speed up or slow down the rotation of the planet depending which direction you're going.

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27-02-2019, 11:17 AM (This post was last modified: 27-02-2019 11:18 AM by tttonyyy.)
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RE: Taking a Tesla model S for a spin next week
Well I can see why people buy them. Phenomenal acceleration. The regenerative braking takes a little getting used to, it's like driving an auto but when you lift off it doesn't coast but slows. Again like an auto it creeps when you come off the brakes before heading off but that can be disabled in the menus as it turns out.

Gave the lane following and follow the car ahead a whirl too. Changing lanes without steering just by indicating is in odd experience.

Nice car, shame about the price tag.

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27-02-2019, 04:45 PM
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RE: Taking a Tesla model S for a spin next week
My Defender changes lanes without steering.
1950's steering box design and 36 ball joints between that and the road wheels see to that.

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