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I believe Norway leads the way in percentages (36% depending on qualifier) and fourth over all in absolute sales (no rioting), and it's a "cold" country at that.


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Because Norway represents the rest of the world so well. We surely can all be Norway.

Edge cases don't prove any rule.
 

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Because Norway represents the rest of the world so well. We surely can all be Norway.

Edge cases don't prove any rule.
We're trying. Our green electricity is about the same (93%). $5,000 rebate off purchase price of EV over 10 Kw battery size, for every one (no extra taxes for ICE vehicles though, just the regular federal and provincial sales taxes). Elimination of ICE sales by 2040 vs. 2025 in Norway. Elimination of provincial medical insurance premiums. We do specialise in down hill skiing though as opposed to cross country skiing although we both do pretty good in both. Cost of university education here is $6,000 per year vs. free in Norway so we do have a ways to catch up. Somebody has to lead the way.
 

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Plenty, and......

Does that help clarify things a little?

I don't drive a crystal ball.

I'm very happy for you that Tesla gave you fresh software. Some of the things you mention exist in other cars right off the lot, and one of them makes it less likely that your autopilot will kill you as it has a few other people. I hope you'll forgive me for not being overly excited about it.

And I'm sure you'll let us know when your Tesla becomes fully autonomous. Until then I'll make a prediction of my own for what it's worth. That isn't going to happen. Surely not in your lifetime.
Huh, what? Making predictions are fine, but what you stated was that no mfr would offer new features for a 10-yr old car. "Does that help clarify things a little?" I just pointed out that that wasn't completely true.

Not really understanding why you have to be so passive-aggressive in this thread. You stated no one will give you new features in your car, and I pointed out that yes, you can get new features. I never said they were exciting to me or you. Another straw man. What's up with that? It's not very useful for productive discussion if you're just going to make up what the discussion is about. If you want to start a rant thread, you should start your own thread, and not stick it in the middle of someone else's thread on a different topic.

See, another straw man. Nowhere did I say anything about my car gaining full autonomy. I only answered to you why Tesla presumably stopped offering the option, since at the same time, it was reported that Tesla would replace all existing chips. Only makes sense to stop offering a chip that was already obsolete.
 

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Europe as a whole is quite big though , almost as big as the States 😉 ....of course the one advantage we have ( disadvantage) is cheap gas prices v Europe , but then that’s how they ( mostly) fund their ‘free’ health care ... along with other sources
 

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It’s also a small country with huge incentives to buy ev’s. The population is only 5 million, that’s smaller than some us cities.
Which makes their position as number 4 in total EV ownership in the world all the more amazing.
 

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'MERICANS hate change. Gas and diesel vehicles are not going anywhere for a very very long time.
 

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'MERICANS hate change. Gas and diesel vehicles are not going anywhere for a very very long time.
Same with Burma and Liberia, guess that's why they are the only three countries that don't use the metric system as their official units. :p
 

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Same with Burma and Liberia, guess that's why they are the only three countries that don't use the metric system as their official units. :p
The UK is still on miles and pounds. No countries use metric clock yet...
I thought Nigeria was still using SAE too.
 

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The UK is still on miles and pounds. No countries use metric clock yet...
I thought Nigeria was still using SAE too.
The UK's official units of measure is metric. Their money is metric (100 pennies to the pound). They do have nick names for different amounts. They do still use miles per hour on their speed limit signs and miles per gallon (so do I in my head although Canada changed in the 70's) . Canada's official units of measure is metric but we still use inches and feet in building material because of the large amount of building material shipped to the US (and vice versa) it would be too onerous and confusing to have the two existing at the same time for the two different countries for sawmills etc. Nigeria changed around 1975 to metric. A historical point I found interesting was Victoria used to drive on the left hand side of the road and didn't change until 1921 because it was too confusing for the Americans coming up (as it would be for me too).
 

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One prediction as to what will happen to the Gas'ers.

All indicators show the inevitability of the EV for people like me who live in the suburbs. We've had several EVs (currently a Volt and Bolt) and I've had an influence on several skeptics who now love their EVs. However, a recent trip to Brooklyn NY, exposed me to the reality of the miles of cars I saw parked on the streets with no possibility of plugging in. The same can be said for the majority of apartment and co-op dwellers in our major cities. Perhaps a change in attitude about "owning" a car vs. relying on an Uber-like service will make the difference.
 
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