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Tezza vs Mizza

T​he promised argument with myself about electric cars

38w ago

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I​n this seminal piece of reality TV, a man in an oatmeal jumper takes to the road on a dull day in two of his own cars to settle an important debate. Or at least kick it off. This is the truth about modern motoring: no exotic location on the Med, just loneliness and uncertainty against a backdrop of portentous grey.

One of the cameras fell off the tracking car and was run over by a lorry, so apologies if it seems a bit short on action shots.

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  • Mr. May,

    I had exactly the same Tesla for 7 months before I got rid of it. Here in Taiwan if I charged my Tesla at home at 110v it showed it would take 7 to 8 days. And that was only at 75% of the battery. Yes we do have Tesla quick charge stations. These take 30 to 45 minutes. The other issue was build quality, but I will leave that for another day.

    For my second car I also bought that Toyota. The MIZZA is a far better car. Here in Taipei where I live we already have a few petrol stations that carry hydrogen and it only takes 2 minutes like you said to fill that tank. More petrol stations are also introducing hydrogen. The great thing about hydrogen is you don't need to build a new network as petrol stations are already in place. Plus the build quality of the Toyota is far far better.

    For me using a battery to power a car seems a bit useless. If they can't make the battery in my mobile last.... Well...

      8 months ago
    • Nothing about your petrol station network can be leveraged for hydrogen distribution other than the locations themselves. Not a thing. You can’t use the tanks, the bowsers, the tankers. Nothing. So it basically all new infrastructure....

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        8 months ago
  • Interesting debate as ever from Mr May. As cars and technology, both are nice in their own way. Oh and to the same Mr May and all the other Drivetribers Happy Christmas. 🙂

      8 months ago
  • To Svetlana - Consumeristic and shallow thinking IMHO. Sorry for the (too) direct response, but I cannot wrap it better - afraid of hydrogen explosion, but ur OK with cobalt mines in Congo - Tesla uses kilos and kilos of cobalt per car.

    Of course, that is a ongoing dispute, as well as hydrogen, but especially because of two ways to see the issue, we should all think far more deeply over this alternative fuel.future, not be so shallowly overexcited on Tesla. At least give that subject a bit.more attention. Maybe we are wrong but we camt be obleviant.

      8 months ago
    • People who thinks hydrogen is dangerous should first try to touch lithium with bare hands :) , but Tesla fans don't needs facts they just desperately need feel good feeling :)

      Every-time you put a lot of energy dense you have potential...

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        8 months ago
    • Fact: lithium is used as a medicine. Only dangerous in large doses. Lithium is also frequently present in well water.

        8 months ago
  • The more I learn about Tesla’s the less I am impressed. You mentioned all those batteries attached together... I assume they are lithium? I work with simulators that have batteries and the lithium’s get quite hot. Is fire more likely?

    I’ll take the hydrogen EV’s they seem more sensible. The bhp’s May be less but I’ll take functionality over glitz :) Hope your Christmas was happy, James :)

      8 months ago
    • The heat is generated by a cell's internal resistance. For your average 18650 (industry standard 18mm diameter, 65mm long, 0 means cylindrical casing, there's usually six of them in a laptop battery, in 2P3S configuration for 11.1V...

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        8 months ago
    • I have read your response several times and because I am still learning, I will confess I don’t understand everything you have taken the time to share with me. But what I have taken away from your comments is that there are cooling mechanisms...

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        8 months ago
  • Quite clever to include Netflix in the Tesla for use while you're waiting for it to charge. They're both good cars, but what happens when the Tesla batteries begin to wear out over the years? Agree with your little debate at the end - I'd be scared of the hydrogen tank in the killer fish Yota Mizza if there was a high impact crash and it exploded! Anyway, Merry Christmas James and all of the DT fam ♥🎄🎅

      8 months ago
    • Tesla do provide an 8 year warranty on their Model S and X battery and power train, and 8 years or 120k miles on the Model 3 battery and power train. Presumably they don’t want to have to replace a lot of them under warranty, suggesting they’re...

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        8 months ago
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