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Lee Vandervis and the zero-emission Electric Leaf

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Received from Lee Vandervis
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 at 10:32 p.m.

From: Lee Vandervis
Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:01:28 +1200
To: Editor ODT
Cc: Nicholas G S Smith, Julian Smith [Allied Press Ltd]
Subject: ZERO Rating – Letter to the Editor

ZERO Rating – Letter to the Editor.

Dear Editor,

When a youth group calling themselves Generation Zero springs a C- Environmental Rating [p4 ODT 27/9/16] on somebody who: generates his own off-grid solar power, cuts mills and builds with his own timber from sustainable macrocarpa forest using off-cuts for low-carbon heating, has been a life-long re-user as well as recycler restoring Heritage buildings and homes, drives a zero-emission electric car, eats veges and herbs from 20 metres of raised bed garden and fruit from a dozen orchard trees, and has always paid for his DCC water connection, it comes as quite a surprise to see this same group giving Mayor Cull an A+ Environmental Rating, presumably because he blamed South Dunedin’s avoidable flooding of homes on Climate Change and Sea-Level Rise. Hopefully it is only this fundamentalist Climate Change Generation Zero group that falls for the fashion of just talking Sustainability while ignoring the facts of those who actually live it.

Kind regards,

Cr. Lee Vandervis

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Tue, 27 Sep 2016
ODT: Environmental ratings controversial
The group behind a website that is ranking Dunedin mayoral candidates on their environmental stance says it was produced in part to get young people talking about the local government election. […] [JOKE] Mr Cull said he was flattered by the judgement, and thought the organisation had “comprehensively” looked at a range of issues and how candidates had grappled with them.

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ON THE RECORD
Lee Vandervis purchased a near new electric Nissan Leaf well before Dave Cull and Chris Staynes each bought theirs. What if? Dunedin inspected Mr Vandervis’ car today and went for a quiet ride……….. as you do when chasing down a bad ODT newsflash written by low pond life.

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Tesla Motors to open new location every four days #electrictravel

Elon Musk : At Tesla we don’t make slow cars………….

Tesla Electric Cars:
1. Roadster – luxury class
2. Model S – luxury class
3. Model X – luxury class
4. Model 3 – To meet the Affordable cars market, starting cost US$35,000 (before government incentives), at least 215 mile range with autopilot hardware and supercharging, seats 5 adults comfortably. Due on the road by late 2017.

Tesla currently makes the Model S sedan and the Model X sport utility vehicle.

Model 3 design phase and tooling design are completed, they’ve been sent off to manufacturing to start fitting out the plant : “the machine that makes the machine” —Elon Musk, South African-born Canadian-American business magnate, engineer and inventor; co-founder, CEO and product architect of Tesla Motors, Inc.

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Tesla Motors, Inc. is an American automotive and energy storage company that designs, manufactures, and sells electric cars, electric vehicle powertrain components, and battery products. Tesla Motors is a public company that trades on the NASDAQ stock exchange under the symbol TSLA. During the first quarter of 2013, Tesla posted profits for the first time in its history.

█ Website: Tesla: Premium Electric Vehicles

● Elon Musk (@elonmusk) https://twitter.com/elonmusk

“We are adding stores in new population-dense markets like Taipei, Seoul, and Mexico City, while also adding stores in our most mature markets like California.” –Tesla’s best-performing stores are in the Golden State.

### NZ Herald Online 1:30 PM Thursday Aug 11, 2016
Tesla opens flagship San Francisco store in advance of Model 3
By Dana Hull – Bloomberg
Tesla Motors marked the opening of its largest North American sales, service and delivery centre in San Francisco, a key market from which Elon Musk’s electric-car maker will introduce its all-important Model 3 sedan late next year.
Though Tesla is based in nearby Palo Alto, the 65,000-square-foot (6,039-square-meter) San Francisco centre is the company’s first in the city, where one-fifth of residents don’t own a car and ride-sharing services led by Uber Technologies are emerging as a dominant form of transportation. The location was originally home to a Chevrolet showroom built in 1937, the year the Golden Gate Bridge opened.
“Model 3 reservations skew young and urban,” Jon McNeill, Tesla’s president of global sales and service, said in an interview Tuesday before an evening event for nearly 400 attendees, including customers. “What makes this our flagship store is that the Bay Area is really our home.”
The three-storey San Francisco store is located on Van Ness Avenue, up the street from British Motor Cars, an independent dealer that sells Land Rover, Jaguar, Bentley and Lamborghini brand vehicles.
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Tesla Published on Mar 31, 2016
Tesla Unveils Model 3

WatchMojo.com Published on Apr 7, 2016
Top 5 Need To Know Facts About the Tesla Model 3
Electric cars were once the stuff of sci-fi, but Tesla Motors is steadily turning them into an affordable reality.

OTHER VIDEOS
Tesla Published on Dec 19, 2013
Winter Driving Redefined
We followed one of our Norwegian owners, Arne Jakobsen, through his daily commute with Model S. Watch how it performs in sub-zero temperatures, through the mountains and fjords of Norway, and hear why Arne believes he can rely on Model S to get him to places other vehicles simply could not reach.

EdisonTechCenter Published on Mar 7, 2014
Electric Motor: Model S, Tesla Motors
About the motor and drive train in the Model S sedan. 4 pole 3 phase induction motor. 290 kilowatt motor. The Tesla Model S beats all other cars in its class for power to weight ratio. This car is a great example of the potential of electric cars.

Saabkyle04 Published on Feb 9, 2016
2016 Tesla Model X P90D Signature w/Ludicrous Mode – Power Up, Test Drive & In Depth Review
Hello and welcome to Saabkyle04! YouTube’s largest collection of automotive variety. In today’s video, we’ll take an in depth look at the 2016 Tesla Model X P90D!

Bloomberg Published on May 2, 2016
We Took the Tesla Model X on a Road Trip. Here’s What We Found Out
Bloomberg Pursuits’ Hannah Elliott put the Tesla Model X through its paces for five days along the California coast. Elliott first drove the $151,000 SUV briefly in Los Angeles last year and at the time thought it was one of the best cars she’d ever tested. But a 340-mile road trip brings out the pros and cons of any vehicle. The Model X was no exception.

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr

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“A nice dream from Christchurch”

Thanks to James Green for supplying this link – we’re using your heading as tweeted :)

### stuff.co.nz Last updated 13:04 28/02/2011
Drivetalk: Among the trees a city will grow
By Dave Moore
I was told many times when I arrived in New Zealand that Christchurch was the most English city outside England. It wasn’t. The most English cities outside England are in Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, but once I experienced the Avon river, its poplars, the CBD architecture, and the city’s mildly genteel sensibilities, I knew what they meant.

By then I’d also fallen in love with the place, its people and its wide boulevards, and the ability to drive across town in just a few minutes. In fact the wide linear boulevards and cross-town convenience were two things that actually made Christchurch differ from similarly sized British cities.

Things are going to change now, since nature viciously and fatally shook the city and all but razed its core, and already there are arguments about what kind of architecture will come to define the place.

But I’m more interested in the infrastructural opportunities it presents.
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