Electric Vehicles are Here: EV Owners Check-In

Discussion in 'Track Cars and Other Cars Forum' started by VoodooBoss, Jun 1, 2018.

  1. Fat Boss

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    My 82 year old mother's Model 3 is nearly as fast as my supercharged coyote Shelby. The dual motor all wheel drive versions will smoke it I'm sure. It won't be long before gas powered vehicles will seem archaic, much like the early 20th century when horse drawn vehicles became obsolete.
     
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    Our M3 us a riot to drive. No doubt in my mind the ICE is doomed from a DD perspective for the majority of people. I think the transition will happen much faster than most predict here in the US.
     
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    Rick, I'm sure you are right as far as performance issues are related! But I'm an old geezer stickin with my Boss for its own values! 0 to 60 isn't always the only sweet spot...:rolleyes:
     
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    It's not the outright performance, although it's pretty good, it's the driving experience. Instant max torque every time you tough the accelerator with no waiting for the engine to spin up with a super smooth delivery of power. No gears to jerk the car so it's super smooth. A big plus in traffic is the regen braking. As soon as you let off of the accelerator you start slowing down. So in stop and go traffic you hardly ever touch the brake. Once you get familiar with it going back to throttle/brake in traffic is a let down. And don't forget never having to go to a gas station again. You refuel at home in your garage.

    I know it's hard to believe, and I frankly didn't expect to like the car, but IMO is a big step forward. I have the choice of driving four different cars and for most drives around town or within 100 miles from home it's the Tesla.
     
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    Rick, I'm sure ecstatic with your Tesla Beauty! And From what you say I would Surely love it also.! The thought of not visiting a gas station really excites my wallet and me! I just hope my Boss dosen't see this post.....no wink...........
     
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    Rick, are you gonna get a Model Y down the road or just a Performance Model 3? :)

    I agree with Rick on the revolutionary transition, this is the first time I haven't dailied a manual car since I was 16 years old and there's no going back for me.
     
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    No additional Tesla at the moment but I'm' hopeful Ford comes out with a competitive SUV EV in the next year or two.
     
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