Started by chrisntam, April 24, 2021, 03:16:44 PM
Quote from: dinhnguyen57 on April 26, 2021, 07:46:28 PMI wonder how electric cars fair in winter or colder climates? Batteries are less efficient. Are these cars still dependable? I heard the range can drop by 50% in cold weather.-Dinh
Quote from: TJ Hopland on April 27, 2021, 09:30:37 PMService is one thing that I hear is pretty terrible across the board. Tesla is just overwhelmed in most markets so long wait times just to get in and it sounded like they were using the apple model where there really isn't much or any parts stock at the service centers so you have to wait for the parts to come in once you finally get the car in. The rest of the brands just don't see enough E models to have have more than the most basic trouble shooting skills in house. I hear lots of stories of cars spending weeks in service waiting for a traveling specialist to come and diagnose and then its waiting for the parts and hope the local people can install them. You wonder that is why Cadillac is planning on going in deep with several models? Maybe they will be the first to actually be able to support EVs?
Quote from: TJ Hopland on April 28, 2021, 10:06:07 AMI had not heard that Tesla was doing mobile service but I suppose if its in a state where they can't operate they had to come up with something. I had not looked at that list for a while, looks like they are down to just 3 states where they can't operate service centers. New Mexico, Alabama, and South Carolina. 10 states including those 3 where they can't directly sell but maybe those are where they have a 'showroom' where you can look and test drive? I see that they got into Michigan and Colorado finally last year. You would have thought that Michigan would have been a hold out. I think I read that the no direct sales laws originated there way back in the early days of automobiles.
Quote from: Harley Earl on April 28, 2021, 02:00:39 PMI routinely utilize Electrify America for charging on longer trips (EASY!). Been EV on my daily driver since 2015. The "EV related" planning before a longer trip has become less and less with increasing charging stations in the last six years. I live in the Central Valley of California so your mileage may vary, literally and figuratively. I see very few issues with going towards an EV future for our primary cars. Cadillac is to be commended, in my opinion, for taking this bold move. Quick charging is just that, QUICK. Plus it is relaxing to take a break/nap in climate-controlled comfort while charging up. Add in that most of your "fill ups" are done in your own CAVE aka Garage and you have a winning solution. To add a bit; I purchased my most current EV direct from my local Audi dealer, delivered to my home by said dealer and all paperwork signed in my garage on my terms. Everything done online for the sale. Cadillac; take note, as this is the way that many of your current & future CUSTOMERS, prefer to transact business (with exception to a test drive and/or demonstration appointment). Servicing has been outstanding, no waits for anything. Customer service is excellent, fit & finish outstanding and I am not getting juiced for my last dollar as the real dough is made in the back of the dealership, not the front...All things for Cadillac to strive for to increase market share.
Quote from: Harley Earl on April 28, 2021, 02:00:39 PMTo add a bit; I purchased my most current EV direct from my local Audi dealer, delivered to my home by said dealer and all paperwork signed in my garage on my terms. Everything done online for the sale. Cadillac; take note, as this is the way that many of your current & future CUSTOMERS, prefer to transact business (with exception to a test drive and/or demonstration appointment).
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