Reading the article and related text, one thing surprised me. Americans often say: "Guns don't kill people. People kill people". Apparently that is not true of cars:'Alarmingly, Ty Russell from CBS 4 Miami reported that: "Police say officers tried to save the driver but couldn’t open the door because there was not a handle."'
Tesla's charmed life of 2010-2018 is over, analogue to the other media/PR outfit, JLR.
No one in America thinks anyone is at fault for the accident other than then driver, who chose to speed, then proceeded to leave the pavement and smash a bunch of trees.one thing surprised me. Americans often say: "Guns don't kill people. People kill people". Apparently that is not true of cars:
Seriously? You have to ask?Gimcrack car for cultists/morons:
Nor is it the profile. Since when does low profile - 30 v 55 - equal more noise for the same tyre, tread pattern etc? .
The e-tron I believe Bjorn drove was air suspended, so drops down at higher speeds, and yet the gap at 120 km/h is still 5 dB plus to the Model 3. Also, the e-tron is half as heavy again as the Model 3, and was on slightly wider tyres, both which should generate more noise.Seriously? You have to ask?
235/35 = 8 cm of rubber and air between rim and road.
255//55 = 14 cm of rubber and ar between rim and road or 75% (seventy five percent more)
In addition, the cabin of an SUV like the E-Tron is more than double the distance from the road than the cabin of the Model 3.
Not sure there is a person on the planet who does not understand that a performance model, low to the ground with very low profile tires is noisier than a crossover, high to the ground and with high profile tires.
never mind 2 years, Tesla is in a neck and neck race with JLR to be the first official bankruptcy of the 2019- Carmageddon II:The oxygen for the legacy OEMs is leaving the room.When the Model Y SUV joins the range in 2 years at similar price points, it will be painful.
OK. So should we add you to the roster, along with Philocd and Jagular, of punters predicting that Tesla "will be bankrupt before the end of the year".never mind 2 years, Tesla is in a neck and neck race with JLR to be the first official bankruptcy of the 2019- Carmageddon II:
A blind man could have seen Tesla and Musk were jokes. It and he, though, like JLR in the UK, are political, not economic, financial.OK. So should we add you to the roster, along with Philocd and Jagular, of punters predicting that Tesla "will be bankrupt before the end of the year".
You know they failed in 2016. Failed in 2017. Failed in 2018. Now it is your turn to fail in 2019 with the "bankrupt before the end of the year" prediction.
Err the blind will be anyone who thinks that the establishment are on Tesla's side rather than on the side of big oil. You can't possibly think that the US political class is not slightly biased towards their pay masters (big oil), you can't possibly. If it wasn't for big oil, the AGW debate would never have been a debate, and the whole thing would have been settled in the 70s rather than there still being a tiny bunch of morons who won't (and can't in some cases) understand the very simple science.A blind man could have seen Tesla and Musk were jokes. It and he, though, like JLR in the UK, are political, not economic, financial.
He, Musk, is the posterboy for the AGW, Saving the Planet, EV brainwashing thing. 'They', the powers that be, will only let him and Tesla go if they absolutely have to.
Thing is, like JLR, the true situation at Tesla is so bad - car companies gone bad devour money like nothing else - that it's becoming impossible to hold it together.
Old Musky is behaving like a cockroach capitalist, as he cuts his employees off at the knees, avoiding redundancy pay:
There was nothing New Paradigm, Disruptor about Musk, just another scam artist, flaky, welfare queen, who's been found out by the reality of making things in numbers to a set cost.