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Comment: Re:Odd (Score 5, Interesting) 335

by smack.addict (#46328625) Attached to: Why Nissan Is Talking To Tesla Model S Owners

I can't fathom why anyone who can afford a Tesla Model S would buy something else.

Yes, it's electric. But it's also the best damn car on earth.

The only thing Nissan could do to make me consider a Leaf is make it a clone of the Tesla. I don't think they are going to achieve it at the Leaf's price point.

The Leaf's chief issue for its target market is range. And, as another posted, the Nissan dealers are Nissan's worst enemy in selling them.

Comment: Odd (Score 4, Insightful) 335

by smack.addict (#46328333) Attached to: Why Nissan Is Talking To Tesla Model S Owners

I don't see the Tesla as competing with the Leaf. The Leaf basically competes with the Volt. It's biggest problem is range. The Leaf suits only a narrow market who either has a very short commute or a relatively short commute with charging at their destination.

There's nothing wrong with that, but it does mean there's necessarily a small audience for it.

Comment: OP doesn't understand the 4th Amendment (Score 1) 871

by smack.addict (#45061955) Attached to: Bennett Haselton's Response To That "Don't Talk to Cops" Video

You can't be coerced into providing witness testimony. You don't have to speak to the cops even if you are just a witness UNLESS the state offers you immunity. If you are offered immunity, then you can be coerced. But I doubt that's what the OP was talking about. If it is, then his diatribe makes even less sense that it tries to make.

Comment: Re:Holy Fuck People! (Score 5, Insightful) 688

Tesla doesn't want these buffoons selling Teslas because dealers don't really want to say them.

Sure, they'll pay lip service to the idea. But the problem is that Tesla's have very few moving parts. There's no money to be made off of Tesla services. And that's where these guys make their money. So they will use Tesla's to draw people in, but they'll sell something else.

By the way, who cares why? What if it is just because Elon hates TADA? In a free market, he should be able to sell direct if he wants.

Comment: Re:To say these are flaws is an opinion (Score 1) 161

by smack.addict (#44690947) Attached to: Tesla Model S REST API Authentication Flaws

If I were to try this attack, I would up the car to a range charge and turn air conditioning on full blast. Then I would go through cycles of charging the battery up full and discharging it.

The electricity will add up, but maybe not a lot for most who can afford an $80K+ car.

The bigger issue is that this will decrease the battery life.

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