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7 Comments

  1. Griff.

     /  September 21, 2018

    Audi has released a “Tesla killer ”
    Except it is not .
    The Audi has a 95kw battery yet the range is less than the much bigger Tesla X75D.
    Its slower to boot ,
    Price will probably be more than the Tesla in NZ as Audi rip kiwis off with their pricing .Tesla charges just the extra cost of freight in every market they sell into.

    Range Audi 400km Tesla 417km
    0 to 100 Audi 5.9 Tesla 5.2.

    Mercedes has also released an electric SUV to be here some time in 2020.
    It is not clear how it stacks up yet as there are conflicting reports about its range and capability.

    The model X is still using Tesla’s older 18650 batteries format not their newer 21700 cells.
    Rumors are the S and X will be updated late next year to the new cell design boosting range and kwh by about 20%,
    The Germans are five years behind Tesla and Jaguar.

    • Missy

       /  September 21, 2018

      Which in turn is hardening Britain’s stance to leave with no deal, which really will be a no-win situation really, though out will probably be the poorer EU countries that suffer the most with no free trade deal and no financial settlement.

      The EU appear to think that Britain won’t walk away with no deal, and they will still get their £40bn they demanded, but the agreement is that the money is paid on agreement of a deal. I think they have forgotten that!

      To make matters worse two leaders have said the UK should hold another referendum so that the people can change their mind, claiming all leaders agree. This has angered many in the UK with MPs on both sides of the debate saying that foreign leaders should stay out of UK domestic politics. This call from these EU Leaders has also given credence to those that claim the EU don’t accept democracy and expect countries to keep voting until they get the answer that the EU want.

  2. Gezza

     /  September 21, 2018

    Another one … mentioned on 1ewes at 6.

    Female shooter kills three at drug distribution centre in Maryland before turning gun on herself
    An employee at a Rite Aid warehouse opened fire at work on Thursday, killing three people before taking her own life. Several other people were wounded.

    The suspect was a 26-year-old temporary employee at the Rite Aid distribution center in northeastern Maryland, identified as Snochia Moseley of Baltimore County.

    Krystal Watson, 33, said her husband, Eric, works at the facility and told her that the suspect had been arguing with somebody else near a time clock after a “Town Hall meeting.” “And she went off,” she said. “She didn’t have a particular target. She was just shooting,”
    More …
    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/09/20/three-killed-drug-distribution-center-shooting-maryland-america/