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On the other hand, the phone just works, upgrades between devices are seamless, and the phone retains value after 4 years.

Plus, the backup restoration is insane. If you stole my phone, I’d be back to where I was within an hour or two — all of which is driving to Apple and waiting on a sales clerk to pull an iPhone from the back, then going to a store owned by my cell carrier to register the device on their network. No device re-customization at all in the equation. There is nothing like it on Android.

5GB is a lame amount for a base tier of storage in 2024 but it’s hardly abuse.

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(I ended up wiped/deleted this comment, but it's original contents stated that I had upgraded my drawer-android-phone to a S23 last year from another 3-4 year old Samsung device, and that I wasn't sure what to say here. I deleted the comment because, I don't have the energy to debate)

cosmic_slate , (edited )
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The downvote button already gets used as a "I disagree" button. Distributed moderation gives more teeth to a "I disagree" button that isn't particularly helpful.

Practically speaking, go to the Technology community on LW. A lot of perfectly sane and rational takes get downvoted because a bunch of people simply disagree or it isn't on the right side of the fanboyism everyone's expected to have on some topic.

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So I see in the Tesla app that it asks which vehicle you have and if you have the NACS adapter.

I wonder if this will be used to determine supercharger availability. Like if a vehicle has the plug on the front-drivers side or rear-passenger side, count it as using two chargers so that the available stall count is accurate.

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I did some poking around. It looks like charging stations are actually limited by brand for now.

When I changed my brand from Ford to anything else, NACS-compatible Superchargers didn’t show up.

https://dmv.social/pictrs/image/75c284a2-9ee8-494d-8674-bb3ca9cff779.jpeg

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That’s actually a really good question…

https://dmv.social/pictrs/image/42f0c2df-801d-4185-833b-c126e0774dcc.png

The app seems to let you set vehicle details and has far more makes than only Ford… and lets you specify if you have the adapter or not.

It looks like the charger map might list NACS-compatible chargers too now.

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This is a pretty big allegation to make without evidence.

The IIHS has no incentive to trust the manufacturers here. IIHS data is used to set insurance rates and encourage carmakers to design safer vehicles with respect to the occupants and pedestrians.

Other groups also rate it highly:

Euro NCAP: https://www.euroncap.com/en/results/Tesla/Model%20Y/46618

Same for the NHTSA: https://www.nhtsa.gov/vehicle/2021/TESLA/MODEL%252520Y%2525205-SEAT/SUV/AWD%252520Later%252520Release#safety-ratings-frontal

It’s simply a safe vehicle to be in during a collision.

Anecdotally, I’ve been rear-ended while stopped in traffic on a highway by a F150 going 30-35mph. It felt no worse than the “bump” you get on a wooden rollercoaster. Sure the back of the car was fucked up but the crumpling was brilliant.

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I would have to assume the testing agencies take this into account. It would be too lucrative of a loophole to exploit.

This doesn’t seem to be made in good faith given your repetitive commentary against Tesla.

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Sure but where do you draw the line on just accepting data multiple independent testing agencies put out?

It is simultaneously possible to recognize that Elon is a shithead, Tesla panel gaps are a thing, and independent testing found the cars to be safe.

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I’m a bit skeptical of these numbers unless I’m reading this wrong…

Across 24200 miles I have averaged 273Wh/mi in a 2022 Model Y LR. I am shocked a 3 would do worse than that.

Also some of the Kia EV6 numbers seem kind of high?

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I’m betting by the end of the year, we’ll see either:

  1. Ford or GM buy out Rivian (let’s face it, Stellantis doesn’t realize it’s Wednesday)

  2. Ford or GM buying/licensing the Model 3/Y platform from Tesla

The big 3 were aggressively against EVs the last decade. I wouldn’t be surprised if the frothy Tesla angst isn’t a result of years of astroturfing FUD.

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"Top Safety Pick+" is a higher/better tier than "Top Safety Pick."

cosmic_slate OP Mod ,
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The number of Top Safety Pick+ vehicles drastically declined this year, too. This year only has about 1/4th of last year's count.

cosmic_slate ,
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What exact power under the presidency would remotely grant that? The Supreme Court explicitly gave that power back to the states, an EO saying “ignore the SC” wouldn’t hold up under even the most liberal of courts.

The closest/largest thing available was directing the military to facilitate moving servicemembers around for care.

And updating the definition for emergency care for everyone else and telling hospitals that take Medicare to use the federal definition of care:

https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2022/07/11/following-president-bidens-executive-order-protect-access-reproductive-health-care-hhs-announces-guidance-clarify-that-emergency-medical-care-includes-abortion-services.html

Seems to me that they’ve been cautious about which EOs to enact to prevent the courts from further limiting access.

cosmic_slate ,
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Even the worst of Google searches pull up more relevant content than an empty Fediverse community.

There simply isn’t enough quality content yet.

cosmic_slate ,
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Disagree that’d be within the realm of possibility at the current trajectory the last few months.

The niche communities are on Reddit or individual forums.

Forums will almost certainly never federate and there’s no point in a community that’s found it’s ground outside of Reddit to take hold here. You’d get people coming in from /All shitting all over the place.

The worst part of the Fediverse are the people and that’s the most important part needed to sell it.

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A year ago they also pitted the R1T against the Hummer EV:

https://youtu.be/OfUlV0Woxuo

And a few fun videos between different EVs and other vehicles.

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Well no, EVs don't take 8 hours to charge at L3 chargers.

cosmic_slate OP Mod ,
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Oh?

cosmic_slate OP Mod ,
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Personally I'd lean towards getting a R1T if I had a spare $80k.

cosmic_slate OP Mod ,
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Sure, why not? Beats spending hours a day posting negativity on Lemmy ;)

cosmic_slate OP Mod ,
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Get pumped for March 7th! While not a pickup, it'll be exciting to see how Rivian pulls off a cheaper SUV and if any of it might apply to a truck down the road.

cosmic_slate OP Mod ,
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I'm really not sure how someone can enter a vehicle discussion forum and be surprised people talk about vehicles.

cosmic_slate OP Mod ,
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Consider your downvotes, friend :)

Tesla-beating BYD and other Chinese carmakers using Mexico as back door poses ‘extinction-level’ threat to U.S. auto sector, warns trade group ( fortune.com )

China has become a powerhouse in electric vehicles. Its automaker BYD recently topped Tesla in global EV sales, with Elon Musk warning of Chinese carmakers, “If there are no trade barriers established, they will pretty much demolish most other car companies in the world. They’re extremely good.”...

cosmic_slate Mod ,
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This isn’t a Tesla quality thing. This is about traditional companies like GM and Ford who are still playing catch-up and won’t be able to compete.

This gets into a hairy situation because it’d be another manufacturing segment “lost” and kind of plays into the whole “without unions…” argument.

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Rivian’s network is incredibly tiny compared to Tesla’s network but they plug a couple of holes in Tesla’s network coverage.

Exciting news all around.

cosmic_slate , (edited )
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There’s just some really salty people who browse /All.

I’ve banned a couple of people who’ve been downvoting random things in my instance because they don’t even live near where my region targets (based on their post history).

For fun, look at the Tesla communities, it’s littered of random downvotes from salty people.

I’d eventually like to see a feature to limit voting to communities someone is subscribed to. Sure it can be worked around but it would take a smidge of effort. But there are probably a trillion more important things in the backlog.

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The Cybertruck's range lags behind its competitors. A dual-motor Rivian R1T achieved 390 miles in our test (albeit on more efficient tires) and our long-term Ford F-150 Lightning Lariat hit 345 miles.

The consumption data is even more interesting. While testing the Rivian, the R1T used 42.3 kWh of energy to travel 100 miles, and the Lightning used 43.7 kWh per 100 miles. Despite being shaped like a giant brutalist triangle, the Cybertruck used 45.1 kWh of energy, making it slightly less efficient in an apples-to-apples comparison

I’m glad they’re publishing average consumption stats too. Compared to crossovers it’s a substantial hike in power consumption but also different shape and class of vehicle and whatnot.

I’d be curious if they end up doing a comparison with and without the tonneau cover. I’d guess the gap in power consumption between the R1T and CT would widen a fair bit more. Still seems like the R1T is the truck to beat.

cosmic_slate Mod ,
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You know for a used market to exist, someone has to buy it new at some point?

As for me, I plan to hold onto my car for 8-10 years. I had a windfall on top of a windfall and figured "fuck it, ".

Nothing wrong with used cars but I'd have a little hesitation buying a used vehicle of any vehicle manufacturer's first go-around with EVs...

cosmic_slate Mod ,
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There's been a lot of noise about it for sure but it helps blast away the notion of EVs being entirely unaffordable now.

For example, you could walk away paying ~$16k for a 2022 Tesla Model 3 Long Range if you qualify for the EV tax credit: https://www.hertzcarsales.com/certified/Tesla/2022-Tesla-Model+3-cd3e616c0a0e084c73d221de15ea7f83.htm

If you told me that 2 years ago, I wouldn't believe you.

cosmic_slate Mod ,
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$500 is an great price, it sounds like you’ve struck gold with it!

Purely from a cost optimization POV, buying used makes a lot of sense, but not all purchases are made with cost optimization as the priority.

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Yup! There’s a few limits, like it has to be at least two model years old and can only be used once on a vehicle.

https://www.irs.gov/credits-deductions/used-clean-vehicle-credit

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I’m glad there seem to be more people of the reasonable variety on this fuckcars community versus other platforms.

Eliminating/reducing car dependency is going to be a much easier problem than just deleting cars from existence.

One fewer mandatory ride in a car is a win no matter how you slice it.

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How are they shilling for just Tesla here? They praise other manufacturer’s moves like Hyundai, Ford, and BYD in the article.

GM has been making a number of questionable moves in shifting to EVs. I’m not sure how anyone can come to any other conclusion. At least they’re trying, unlike Toyota?

Tesla is the big elephant in the room. They are still selling more BEVs than every other manufacturer combined. There just isn’t escaping that they’re the company to beat right now (at least in the US. BYD seems to be approaching this quick elsewhere)

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Sounds like they are going to transition to just video content because they can make more licensing videos than publishing content online and relying on ad/stream revenue.

cosmic_slate Mod ,
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I’m sorry but this just sounds like trying to justify a potentially already-made PHEV purchase more than anything by cherry-picking strange bits of data.

Try Hyundai or Tesla instead of picking literally the worst brands lol

cosmic_slate Mod ,
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Your stats prove you can cherry-pick among the notoriously worst of brands for electrification, but not anywhere near the point you want to make.

The concern is that you have basically two different drivetrains to worry about, where if either fail you're (potentially, depending on what/where/etc fails) without an operational vehicle at worst.

cosmic_slate Mod , (edited )
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If you’re going to snark, do understand your sources first. Consumer Reports uses a “what they think will happen” for the reliability of a given item, it is not a wholly objective figure. They aren’t stats.

It’s a wonderful tool for a purchasing decision where you want to be cautious and consider the worst case scenario but it isn’t useful as a tool for much else.

Considering the vehicles you chose have low volume, do understand something:

How Many Samples Does CR Have of Each Model?

A typical vehicle has about 200 to 300 samples for each model year. When we have small sample sizes for models, we may use brand history and the reliability of similar models that may share major components to determine our predictions.

cosmic_slate Mod ,
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The Prius is a solid vehicle but let’s not pretend that you don’t have to replace the battery after several years… it’s a small battery, it gets a lot of wear. It’s also a few thousand dollars.

Sure, a PHEV battery a bit larger and might postpone things a bit longer but why sign up for a future guaranteed replacement item?

cosmic_slate Mod , (edited )
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The only actual data you have is the percentage of problems being reported.

Re-read your page on reliability history, the scores aren’t much of a measurement and are derived from some in-house weighting of several things including comparison against other vehicles.

I'll take the 3% as-is, but part of me is wondering if "battery problems" may be a catch-all for other self-reported electrical problems. It'd be alarmingly close to "moving goalposts" to assert anything, though.

cosmic_slate Mod ,
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You really have a bone to pick this evening, huh? Grab a beer and relax my friend.

Yes, and I’m deliberately wondering because it is self-reported data. Data that relies on an accurate assessment from whoever is doing the repair as well as the owner. Both of which are brand new to the tech if you’re picking first year models.

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These aren’t hard stats my friend, it’s Consumer Reports.

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