Some common arguments often argued within a forum such as ‘The Daily Mail’ comments section, of which I am sure many of you are!
Help us educate the people of such talking hubs. Take some of the facts below and post what you think the correct winning argument should be.
Top 6 Tesla Myths
- “BMW catches fire – are Petrol cars dangerous?”
- “Petrol Tanker catches fire – Should they be banned?”
- “Your petrol tank could explode on hot days?”
Tesla no longer receives an individual car subsidy as it hit the mark of 200,000 vehicles. This is available for every car manufacturer.
GM received 50.3 Billion dollars
FORD received 27.5 Billion dollars
TESLA received 0.46 Billion dollars
Tesla fully repaid the subsidies, with interest nine years early.
GM Subsidies in detail (below)
Ford Subsidies in detail (below)
TESLA Subsidies in detail (below)
Tesla has reported a net profit in its past three quarters: $143 million in the third quarter of 2019, $105 million in the fourth quarter, and $16 million in the first quarter of 2020.
To start the car, you need to add a pin to drive. Only you know that.
Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Crime Information Center, stated that 112 out of 115 stolen Teslas have been recovered from 2011 to May 2018. That’s a 97% recovery rate, which is incredibly impressive. Three cars were probably broken up and shipped overseas.
Top 7 Electric Car Myths
So the complaint is “I don’t have a driveway”.
Lots of ‘pop-up’ charging hubs along with the zap-map will help you charge your car while shopping or at work.
Look up where your nearest is. Zapmap
- Lampost charging: – https://www.ubitricity.com/en/
- Urban electric (pavement chargers) https://www.urbanelectric.london/
The bottom line is that the batteries lose about 1% of capacity every 30,000km (18,750 miles).
After 23 years or 271,400 miles of normal driving per year (Calculated at 11,800 miles per year average) you will have lost 15% of the battery capacity.
Most Ice cars only last about 100,000 miles if that.
You will only be able to travel 322 miles each charge in a Tesla Model S after 23 years!
This is just one place recycling batteries, it creates of jobs, and makes money. Years ago you may have to change a starter motor or alternator, a set of spark plugs, leads and not forgetting oil every 6 months, that adds up. If instead every 7 years had to recycle a few battery cells, that’s not a big loss?
Tesla vehicles are exempt from the daily London Congestion Charge of £11.50. The cost of commuting into London by car for 3 years could be up to £8,970, when driving into the zone on a daily basis. Even more now the charge has risen.
Just a thought...
If you were transitioning to a petrol car from an electric car – the salesman ship talk must be really weird?
Your selling points would be the following: –
- You have to fill it with flammable liquid at a garage every so often, not at home?
- Pay three times as much for fuel?
- It will pollute dangerous toxic gases?
- It will be slower?
- Higher maintenance?
- It can’t update itself?
Is that OK?
- It will be noisy?
Imagine needing to pay £80 every time you drive 6000 miles?
and also takes 2 hours of your time to fix at a garage?
But that's what does happen with an ICE Car (internal combustion engine). We call it an Oil change! Your just needing new polluting chemicals for your car. Seems mad in 10 years we will look back and see the whole car industry has changed...