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Old March 30th, 2020, 21:33   #76
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Even if the superchargers were free (they are for many Teslas), it would be super inconvenient if you couldn't charge at home. My sister's condo association just added a number of chargers to parking spaces after several residents requested them. My grandparents condo in Florida had charging spaces for golf carts 30 years ago.
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Old March 31st, 2020, 08:35   #77
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https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/30/c...gtype=Homepage


I’m not a fan of this, but since they are going to do it, can we get TDI’s back?
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Old March 31st, 2020, 09:01   #78
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I like where you going Smashed. If not then at least get the fix reversed
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Old March 31st, 2020, 09:33   #79
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I don't see how relaxing fuel efficiency standards could possibly help the prospect of tdi's re-emergence. On a somewhat related note, satellite images are showing how much our air has cleared up since people are driving much less during this pandemic. I expect a lot of good data will be collected.
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What I've read is most of the pollution reductions are because of reduced use of aircraft and industry, not automobiles. Pollutants that autos emit are pretty much unchanged in LA so far, for example, although they are expected to fall in coming weeks.
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The air in the San Fernando valley has gotten steadily clearer over the past 4 weeks.
Prevailing winds have mostly been from the WNW which normally keep the airmass
bottled up. No smokestack industries in the area to speak of so I'm guessing it's cars.
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Old March 31st, 2020, 13:28   #82
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European cities are also seeing blue skies as a result of the NO2 emissions reduction. As much as we all want this pandemic to end quickly, it will be sad to say goodbye to the clean air.

https://mobile-reuters-com.cdn.amppr...-idUSKBN21G0XA
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Meanwhile the air in Charlotte is turning green. No not as in greener meaning cleaner, I mena the pollen bloom that's a month early and off the charts. Some days, you can see the crap in the air like fog. All vehicles are looking like my old cyber green beetle.
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https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/30/c...gtype=Homepage

Iím not a fan of this, but since they are going to do it, can we get TDIís back?
But modern CR TDIs emit both less CO2, less PM and less volatile organic compounds (VOCs) per mile driven than their counterpart gasoline vehicles (that do not have gas particle filters and are less efficient and have less torque).

I am not sure a more efficient TDI will be encouraged in this way (leaving aside the low cost of fuel right now).
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Tesla Model S converted to tdi power! :

https://insideevs-com.cdn.ampproject...esel-engine%2F
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https://insideevs-com.cdn.ampproject...esel-engine%2F
Yeah, they got me on that one too. April 1st.

It's a Photoshop, and not too bad. Someone has posted there the real for sale link, and it's still Tesla powered.
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Yeah, they got me on that one too. April 1st.
It's a Photoshop, and not too bad. Someone has posted there the real for sale link, and it's still Tesla powered.
Doh! I must have been pretty tired not to catch that- it was way over the top . I'm not sure if it being fake makes it more or less funny.
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hahahaha... I saw it and thought it was probably fake but in my head... "Please let this be real, please! I would totally try to purchase this if it was..."...... Could you imagine the look on a Tesla fanboys face if you pulled into a shell, and put a diesel pump where the electric fill-port is. Just the wide eye, jaw dropped double take would be totally worth owning this. Plus I imagine it would be a crap ton lighter.... funny either way...
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