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PHEVs are much better than hybrids, but they are also doomed. This was just a lobby from EU manufacturers to keep selling their crap.

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Take it with a grain of salt, as it comes from a short seller, but this seems to confirm the suspicions:

https://scorpioncapital.s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/reports/QS1.pdf

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Quantumscape: A Pump and Dump SPAC Scam By Silicon Valley Celebrities, That Makes Theranos Look Like Amateurs

 

Basically VW engineers say it's a fraud, they have a working prototype, but can't be used for mass production.

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19 minutes ago, MikeMelga said:

Basically VW engineers say it's a fraud,

 

It takes one to know one.

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On 4/9/2021, 2:35:17, fraufruit said:

 

Source, please.

It´s probably bollocks but despite what MM seems to think Tesla is notorious for treating it´s employees (shopfloor ones not tech ones) like shit.

Will be interesting to see how they cope here with much stricter work laws.

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Also FWIW - I was recently chatting online with a band I know about life, work etc.

One of them piped up he had submitted an application for the Berlin Tesla location - surprised reactions ensued. " As what?"

Turns out quality assurance people at Tesla get real good pay...

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Looks like another big competitor for Tesla is coming 

 

https://amp-theguardian-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/amp.theguardian.com/business/2021/apr/17/chinese-firms-prepare-to-charge-into-europes-electric-car-market?amp_js_v=a6&amp_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQFKAGwASA%3D#aoh=16186840361926&csi=0&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.theguardian.com%2Fbusiness%2F2021%2Fapr%2F17%2Fchinese-firms-prepare-to-charge-into-europes-electric-car-market

 

Tesla boss Elon Musk is not known for admiring his competition, but when Chinese manufacturer Nio made its 100,000th electric car last week, he offered his congratulations.

It was a mark of respect from a chief executive who had been through “manufacturing hell” with his own company. Yet it is also a sign of the growing influence of China’s electric carmakers. They are hoping to stake out a spot among the heavyweights

 

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24 minutes ago, yesterday said:

Looks like another big competitor for Tesla is coming 

Yeah, unfortunately it seems competition is coming from Asia. European and US brands are fucked.

I'm afraid this will end up like display and smartphone manufacturing: all in Asia.

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It's a clear case that advocating for driver alert technologies is a waste of time. If people want to cheat the system, they will.

Tesla has 4 methods of detecting if the driver is doing what he should:

  • Weight on the seat
  • Seatbelt buckled
  • Steering wheel pressure
  • Camera detection

Still, you can always defeat all those systems. I don't know what these idiots did, but I guess it was Darwin at its best.

Here is an example of what happens when you unbuckle. The car actually pulls over to the side and stops!

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, fraufruit said:

Nobody in the driver's seat. Stupidity.

 

Nobody in the driver's head.

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More details coming up. Tesla confirms the car had no FSD and AP was not enabled. AP would also not enable in that specific street because there were no lane lines.

Whatever those idiots were doing, it was even more stupid than we thought before.

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