DanglingPointer

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  1. Tesla Gigafactories, News and Conversation

      I second that based on my experience today morning. Since I am without car just drove a ShareNOW BMW i3 and its horrible, compared to Tesla. No boot space, Very low build quality. Tesla is so easy and fun to drive and that factor was missing in BMW i3
  2. Tesla Gigafactories, News and Conversation

    What to do with such people, parking their cars and blocking super chargers     
  3. Tesla Gigafactories, News and Conversation

    Photos looks good. Shape Wise I like Ioniq 5 more than model Y and it has heads-up display and some knobs as well, but pretty sure it also has long waiting times, if some one orders now.   Efficiency wise, though Tesla has better software and more efficient motors.
  4. Tesla Gigafactories, News and Conversation

    @fraufruit How is the charging Infrastructure for Hyundai? I can't imagine life without Tesla superchargers and the ease of using them on long trips. That was the only reason I opted for Tesla. After driving one year I am used to it but still having a heads up display would have been better and having few controls for the defogger and other stuff would have done no harm. I have tried to use defogger using voice commands and it works, but still heads up display is something I miss.    Now with this long wait for Model Y, I need to check what other quicker options are in Market. Going back to ICE somehow feels like going back to stone age. 
  5. Tesla Gigafactories, News and Conversation

    Yes. When I ordered Tesla mentioned that only the Performance model is produced in Germany as of now. I ordered LR white, with default 19" wheels. I also heard that people who ordered with 20" wheels are getting quicker deliveries, but right now everything is haphazard. Hoping to still get it this year, but maybe Tesla wants to earn more money and hence force customers to buy 20" wheels and upgrade to other colors. Not sure.    
  6. Tesla Gigafactories, News and Conversation

    Hi All, Does anyone know about the Tesla Model Y deliveries in Germany? I ordered Model-Y on 18th June and it was showing a delivery date of Sep-30 to Nov-14. I was out of Germany for August and until mid September. Hence I sold my model-3 thinking I have to wait a couple of weeks to get the car.   Now today, my account status got changed automatically and it shows new delivery dates of Jan-March 2023. This is quite bad considering the news and articles all over the place saying, Tesla has ramped up production and deliveries have scaled up. Also, I believe, I loose BAFA bonus as well if it comes beyond 2022. Did someone face a similar situation? What to do? I called Tesla and they said they dont know yet why the dates are changed. If it is is parts shortage or something else. They asked me to check into it later in few days, but right now they can't say anything.   BR  
  7. Tesla Gigafactories, News and Conversation

    Tesla Model3 Aug 2021 Standard Range Plus Rear-Wheel Drive up for sale, in case anyone interested: https://www.ebay-kleinanzeigen.de/s-anzeige/tesla-model3-aug-2021-standard-range-plus-rear-wheel-drive/2139210025-216-6455
  8. Tesla Gigafactories, News and Conversation

    May be we are drifting too much away from the topic relevant for the thread. Lets bring it back I got an email from Tesla about model Y produced in Berlin and I can exchange current model 3 with model Y. I bought model 3 in Aug 2021 and when I select Teslsa Trade in, it offer an estimate of €41,400.   Is there any significant advantage of Model Y over model 3 apart from more space?   I think, practically model Y might have less range than model 3 and it also has no Heads up display. So in terms of driving experience it would we exactly similar with more space and little less range. On top, I still have to check what are the waiting times if I do go for trade-in and can I still apply for Umweltbonus again, may be on my wife's name   
  9. Tesla Gigafactories, News and Conversation

    TSLA removed from the S&P 500 ESG stock. Stock diving down: https://www.handelsblatt.com/unternehmen/authersteller-tesla-fliegt-aus-sundp-nachhaltigkeitsindex-musk-empoert/28356616.html   Any idea whats going on? Is it short term?
  10. Electric vehicles in Germany - all the ins-and-outs!

      I charge my car on public charging mostly SWM and Supercharger which costs me between 0.49 €/kwh to 0.69 €/kwh.   What are typical costs of charging for people living in Munich who have charging infrastructure at home garage?
  11. Dear TTers I have a question about investments in Germany. Till now I have bought few stocks here and there on my own and sometimes sold them to earn some money. Wirecard was an exception though 😃 Some stocks I have kept for long term but its still not a very big investment. May be I might buy few now as some of them look quite lucrative for long term, but I had not much knowledge about ETFs or Index funds.   My Situation:   Right now in early 40s with both me and my wife working, we have now started thinking about Retirement and Pension. Since we both started working in Germany since last 6 years, we joined the pension system quite late and might not get adequate pension by the time we both retire. We bought a house recently for which we get the possession next year. We have a big mortgage to pay for next 27 years until we retire, but in case of both of us continue to work, I don’t see any problem there.   I have an account in Deutsch Bank and they keep on calling every year to explain some investment options. Finally I had a meeting with them last week. The guy explained me some pension and investment plans. He said I can start with small amount like 200-300 € per month and pay into that plan for long term like 15-30 years. Based on historic calculations, he showed me that, if I pay 300€ per month from now by the time I am 67 the fund value could be 400K€. Off course you pay taxes on the profit but it also depends what type of plan it is. There are some tax saving options too.   He said right now the costs are very low and on the high level average return per year was 8.x% which includes cost of upto 1.7% (This includes both fund cost and management fees by DB(. So the effective returns comes out to around 6.5%.   I wanted to know if it is good idea to invest some part of money in such funds. I can and will still invest into stocks on my own, but I wanted to safeguard some money as in case of DB they will manage the fund and I don’t have any headache apart from 1.7% costs. Are these costs too much or it is like that in other banks also?   For e.g.  He showed a Dynamic Fund which has high returns and high risks, but have done really well in last 20-30 years. It’s a Dynamic mode which invest 98% in Stocks and 2% in Bonds. It invests in Blue Chip American companies. Off course we can switch the plans or funds anytime we want free of charge:     I want to know from the experienced financial people what should I do in my situation, to have some peace by the time I retire. I don’t mind paying 200-300€ per month if overall it’s a good plan. We can afford it right now and if we cannot there are no charges either, if we don’t pay any more to the fund. Any pointers are welcome.     TIA  
  12. Electric vehicles in Germany - all the ins-and-outs!

    Meanwhile, Elon should see this and can capture e-bike market also :D   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEqoIna6mn4
  13. Electric vehicles in Germany - all the ins-and-outs!

    Thanks, but yeah then how do we find which companies are operating behind. For e.g. below are some of the charging infra stocks which I expect, will grow as the trend for EV is growing. Also, it would be good to diversify other than TSLA as some of the other EV makers are at a price where TSLA was few years ago. So the growth potential would be tremendous.   Blink Charging Co (BLNK) Allego N.V. (ALLG) Rivian Automotive (RIVN) Charge Point Holdings (CHPT)  -> Aggressive growth EVGO stock – Renewable Energy Charging Stations
  14. Electric vehicles in Germany - all the ins-and-outs!

    Came across this today. I think it might be good to invest in EV companies and companies who provide EV Chargin Infrastructure in next few years. Apart from Tesla, who is the second best, Nio, Xpeng? Any inputs.  
  15. Tesla Gigafactories, News and Conversation

    Did anyone apply Film/Tint to Model 3 rear windows and rear glass? Does it help in summer? Any recommendation in Munich?
  16. Electric vehicles in Germany - all the ins-and-outs!

    Today I received 300€ for registering my EV with geld-fuer-eAuto. I know, they sell your CO2 credit, but I am not sure if there is any harm of doing so. In case anyone want to get it, you can use the below link to join https://geld-fuer-eAuto.de/ref/BEMDZRGT     This is how it works. https://geld-fuer-eauto.de/#services
  17. Tesla Gigafactories, News and Conversation

    Today I received 300€ for registering my EV with geld-fuer-eAuto. I know, they sell your CO2 credit, but I am not sure if there is any harm of doing so. In case anyone want to get it, you can use the below link to join https://geld-fuer-eAuto.de/ref/BEMDZRGT     This is how it works. https://geld-fuer-eauto.de/#services