Mercedes delays electric vehicle launch

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Mercedes delays electric vehicle launch

Mercedes-Benz is putting off the U.S. debut of its first electric vehicle by a year in the latest sign of just how difficult a time automakers are having replicating Tesla Inc.’s success.

Daimler AG’s luxury brand will start sales of the EQC crossover in 2021 rather than early next year.

[Bloomberg]
 

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If they have reverse charging for SA load shedding, you could use them as battery banks for your house.
 

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Mercedes delays electric vehicle launch

Mercedes-Benz is putting off the U.S. debut of its first electric vehicle by a year in the latest sign of just how difficult a time automakers are having replicating Tesla Inc.’s success.

Daimler AG’s luxury brand will start sales of the EQC crossover in 2021 rather than early next year.

[Bloomberg]
Wow... this is taking them a bit long. They're doing well in Formula E, so I don't see what the issue is other than the market. They've built in voids to certain models to accomodate batteries - and have done so for years AFAIK. Seems a total waste.
 

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FM who just moved to Netherlands says it costs him in the region of €10 to charge his car because there's a surplus of electricity.
 

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FM who just moved to Netherlands says it costs him in the region of €10 to charge his car because there's a surplus of electricity.
That's R163. A lot more expensive than SA.

The average Tesla electric vehicles have battery capacities of between 50kWh to 75kWh. So at our current electricity price of 106 cents for 1kWh makes the equivalent charging price locally from R53 to R79 for a full charge.

The electricity price in the Netherlands is double that of SA. Our electricity is pretty damn cheap.

 

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That's R163. A lot more expensive than SA.

The average Tesla electric vehicles have battery capacities of between 50kWh to 75kWh. So at our current electricity price of 106 cents for 1kWh makes the equivalent charging price locally from R53 to R79 for a full charge.

The electricity price in the Netherlands is double that of SA. Our electricity is pretty damn cheap.

Where do they get electricity at 106 cents per kWh?

Not even at the lowest thresholds.

Likely pricing in all the free electricity given away, bringing the average down, but it’s hardly a realistic equation.

Besides the moment you are going to charge an electric you are going to be in the top thresholds, so will be twice that and nearing R3.

****

R2.01 in Cape Town under 600kw.

R2.78 over 600kw which is more realistic if you plan to charge cars.

Article is completely bullshit.

So R150 for 402ish km which still isn’t a bad deal.
 
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Where do they get electricity at 106 cents per kWh?

Not even at the lowest thresholds.

Likely pricing in all the free electricity given away, bringing the average down, but it’s hardly a realistic equation.

Besides the moment you are going to charge an electric you are going to be in the top thresholds, so will be twice that and nearing R3.

****

R2.01 in Cape Town under 600kw.

R2.78 over 600kw which is more realistic if you plan to charge cars.

Article is completely bullshit.

So R150 for 402ish km which still isn’t a bad deal.
I'm paying R1.40 from the CoCT.
 

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You can only get the Lifeline tariff if you are...

You have a municipal property valuation of R400 000 or less; and
o You receive less than 450 kWh per month on average, including any free electricity; and
o You have a prepayment meter.
o If you receive a pensioner or disabled persons rebate in terms of the Rates Policy, or are a tenant
who otherwise would have qualified for such a rebate, or are registered as Indigent in terms of the Credit Control and Debt Collection Policy, the property valuation provision falls away.

You also need to use less than 350kwh to get that rate.

So either you could never afford to buy the car.....or you could never stay under 350kwh while owning it which means you will pay R2.78 per kWh.

Which means the article is bullshit once again as it doesn’t actually apply realistically to ownership of the car.
 

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That's R163. A lot more expensive than SA.

The average Tesla electric vehicles have battery capacities of between 50kWh to 75kWh. So at our current electricity price of 106 cents for 1kWh makes the equivalent charging price locally from R53 to R79 for a full charge.

The electricity price in the Netherlands is double that of SA. Our electricity is pretty damn cheap.

106 cents per kWh - where can I get that? Eish man. We pay around R2 per kWh.
 
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