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  1. Monster

    Monster Global Moderator Staff Member

    I have a question about the incentives offered by Tesla HK or the HK government for Tesla owners because I heard that the Model S is everywhere in HK.
  2. Wunderkind

    Wunderkind Active Member

    Basically, all pure electric vehicles are exempt from the first registration tax (115% in the case of the P100D) and that's why people are rushing to buy one before the tax exemption runs out in March 2017. I am still thinking about buying one, but I really can't live with the crappy interior.
  3. Sunny

    Sunny Well-Known Member Staff Member GCF Guru

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  4. Cashmere

    Cashmere Well-Known Member

  5. Matski

    Matski Active Member

    Noob question, does use of the Ludicrous+ affect warranty or anything? Kinda sounds like they're baiting people into accepting liability for Motor/Battery/Gearbox problems.
  6. klier

    klier Member

    I know @Betty Swollocks will not like me saying it, but the name Ludicrous+ is beyond retarded.

    Like, Jesus Christ. I sure hope this name is just 'hinted'.
    Or are we entering the era of witty, non funny and geeky IT guys?

    "No I want my mommy"

    Just Jesus Christ doesn't even cut it. We need more prophets.
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    • Betty Swollocks

      Betty Swollocks Well-Known Member

      You're right about Ludicrous+ being a silly name, and you're right about me not liking you using the "R" word. You're an intelligent guy, Klier, with an extremely rich English vocabulary. Why not use other words?

      The irony is that you could describe the name Tesla have given this feature as "ludicrous".
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      • klier

        klier Member

        LOL! I would if I had thought about it, that would have been perfect!

        I'll try to not use the R word and try to think of something else. But I do want to point out that my vocabulary is not as expansive as you make it appear. It's fairly basic in the end, I just happen to know the grammar.
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        • chonkoa

          chonkoa Well-Known Member

          He is the Lord and saviour...
          Just making fun, not picking on you.
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          • tristatez28lt1

            tristatez28lt1 Well-Known Member

          • Sunny

            Sunny Well-Known Member Staff Member GCF Guru


            Article has the full report.
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            • sako97

              sako97 Well-Known Member

              Slightly off topic; Elon Musk's ex Carrera GT:

              He used to daily drive a Carrera S cabrio
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              • Sunny

                Sunny Well-Known Member Staff Member GCF Guru

                He also had a McLaren F1 that he used as daily driver before crashing it. Story here -

                About couple of mins into the interview.
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                • DjordjeC63

                  DjordjeC63 Active Member

                  He was a cool guy. Then, he made a Tesla...
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                  • martinbo

                    martinbo Global Moderator / Editor Staff Member

                    What a strange thing to say... I gather it's just because you don't like electric cars?
                  • DjordjeC63

                    DjordjeC63 Active Member

                    ^ Joke.
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                    • martinbo

                      martinbo Global Moderator / Editor Staff Member

                      Sorry, I missed your dry sense of humour. Very good. :D
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                      • Cashmere

                        Cashmere Well-Known Member

                        As far as I know, Tesla is the only car company that offers an infinite mile warranty on powertrain


                        Also, software update rolling out today that removes the performance restrictions:

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                        • lafars

                          lafars Active Member

                          not sure if this has been posted here

                          Tesla employee writes of low wages, poor morale; company denies claims
                          Jose Moran says mandatory overtime, poor equipment ergonomics have led to injury, low morale.

                          MEGAN GEUSS - 2/10/2017, 2:18 AM

                          Tesla Factory in Fremont, California.
                          In a Medium post published today, Tesla employee Jose Moran detailed working conditions at the company’s Fremont factory and called for the factory workers to unionize with United Auto Workers (UAW).

                          Tesla currently employs more than 5,000 non-union workers at its Fremont, California-based factory. Moran wrote that the workers are often faced with “excessive mandatory overtime” and earn between $17 and $21 hourly, compared with the national average of $25.58 hourly for most autoworkers in the US. The Tesla employee noted that the astronomical cost of living in the Bay Area makes $21 an hour difficult to live on.

                          The post was Moran’s first on Medium, and Ars could not find a way to contact him for further details.

                          Moran also claimed that the factory’s “machinery is often not ergonomically compatible with our bodies,” and requires “too much twisting and turning and extra physical movement to do jobs that could be simplified if workers’ input were welcomed.” He added that at one point, six out of eight people on his team were out on medical leave “due to various work-related injuries.”

                          A Tesla spokesperson told Ars that Moran’s Medium post “is not the first time we have been the target of a professional union organizing effort such as this.”

                          “The safety and job satisfaction of our employees here at Tesla has always been extremely important to us,” the spokesperson continued. “We have a long history of engaging directly with our employees on the issues that matter to them, and we will continue to do so because it’s the right thing to do.”

                          Speaking to Gizmodo through Twitter Direct Messages, Elon Musk said, “Our understanding is that this guy was paid by the UAW to join Tesla and agitate for a union,” adding, “Frankly, I find this attack to be morally outrageous. Tesla is the last car company left in California, because costs are so high.” Musk then blamed the UAW for killing New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc (NUMMI), which sold the Fremont factory to Musk in 2010.

                          Regarding mandatory overtime, Musk said it was occasionally employed “if we are trying to make up for a production stoppage, but it is dropping almost every week,” and he claimed that entry-level wages are better at Tesla than those at UAW factories.

                          Ars reached out to UAW for comment, but did not receive an answer.

                          In his Medium post, Moran also noted that “recently, every worker was required to sign a confidentiality policy that threatens consequences if we exercise our right to speak out about wages and working conditions.” The Mercury News said that Tesla lawyer Todd Maron wrote a letter in January stating that “the company respected their workers’ rights to speak freely, but wanted to curb unauthorized disclosures about product launches and vehicle features.”

                          medium article:
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                            lafars Active Member

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