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I blinked when I noticed this headline :-

''Tesla Model 3 overtakes Ford Focus to be UK’s third best-selling car''

''Tesla’s Model 3 – the car Elon Musk hopes will make electric motoring affordable for the mass market – was Britain’s third-biggest selling vehicle last month. The Model 3 – which starts at £36,500 including a £3,500 government grant – overtook Ford’s Focus to claim the position and was beaten only by the Ford’s Fiesta and VW’s Golf.

New car registration data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) revealed that in August 3,978 Fiestas were driven off dealer forecourts, 3,439 Golfs and 2,082 “other” models – which The Telegraph understands to be Tesla Model 3s
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https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2019/09/05/tesla-model-3-overtakes-ford-focus-uks-third-best-selling-car/
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I think they are great things, and will soon be outselling petrol and diesel in the UK.

How long before someone starts selling electric scooter in volume in Thailand? The British Zapp looks interesting: zappscooter.com



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Thailand managed to ramp up the distribution of LPG and CNG for vehicles very quickly. But, that was at a time when liquid fuel was expensive and the conversion from petrol to gas was relatively cheap, so the demand for LPG and CNG increased rather rapidly.

I don't see the same thing happening with electric vehicles until the prices comes way down. Establishing a network of electric stations should be cheaper and easier than it was for LPG/CNG, but until the demand is there progress is going to be slow.


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I kind a like these electric cars made on a golf cart frame. I think they were going for around 140,000 baht. Seated 2 people in tandem. Good for around the village. The wife liked the pickup.





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Of course this might be too good to be true. But it looks very exciting and I hope Mr Jackson and Austin have the Patents in place  8)  Maybe this will cheer up young Greta a bit   ;)

"Imagine the satisfaction of driving your environmentally friendly electric car for 1,500 miles without having to stop to recharge the battery – a distance more than four times as far as the best and most expensive model currently on the road.

Under the bonnet is a revolutionary new type of battery which, unlike those used in conventional electric cars, can also power buses, huge lorries and even aircraft. What’s more, it’s far simpler and cheaper to make than the batteries currently in use in millions of electric vehicles around the world – and, unlike them, it can easily be recycled
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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7592485/Father-eight-invents-electric-car-battery-drivers-1-500-miles-without-charging-it.html
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There is a new initiative to differentiate electric cars in the UK, see https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-50122268. Seems like a very good idea, and the first step to separate electric cars from other cars. Given the horrible pollution in BKK, how long before the Thai government takes a bold leap and begins removing the worst polluting vehicles?