[-] [email protected] 6 points 9 hours ago

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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[-] [email protected] 3 points 10 hours ago

That’s actually a really good question…

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.

[-] [email protected] -1 points 21 hours ago* (last edited 21 hours ago)

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.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 21 hours ago* (last edited 21 hours ago)

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.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 22 hours ago* (last edited 22 hours ago)

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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[-] [email protected] 3 points 1 day ago* (last edited 1 day ago)

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?

[-] [email protected] 4 points 1 day ago

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.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 2 days ago

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

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Another year, another batch of various EVs claiming the crown of the IIHS Top Safety Pick+.

  • 2024 Toyota Prius (I'm counting the hybrid in this, sue me)
  • 2024 Hyundai Ioniq 6
  • 2024 Genesis Electrified G80
  • 2024 Genesis GV60
  • 2024 Tesla Model Y
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[-] [email protected] 23 points 2 days ago* (last edited 2 days ago)

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.

[-] [email protected] 66 points 4 days ago

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

There simply isn’t enough quality content yet.

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It ain't a USCSB video, but this gives a tl;dr about what caused the derailment a couple years ago that led to the 7000-series trains to be pulled.

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