Yes, there’s a need for 8 giga battery factories in the U.K. I believe & Tesla do have a license to be a electricity company. So it a no brainer to have at least one giga battery factory.
UK designed vehicles would be good, I suggest.
Also, the gravity park site is only 30 minutes from the...
Sincerely hope so. I’m in Somerset & have been to gravity park where the rumour is that Tesla might located. It seems well suited to the company & is big enough. Plenty of skilled and capable labour about. Would be a win win 👍
Oi! oi! Somersets Gravity park is the first & best UK option.
Clean slate & centre of excellence & all that. And sod Honda & EU supply chain - we don’t need them.
Archaic? Just the opposite. Our rules have evolved from similar to what you have.
To tow a 12k lbs trailer (that's about 5.4 metric tonnes) legally you'd need a 16k or 7.5 metric tonne truck or larger I expect. 4x4s simply aren't big enough by our rules. This makes sense in the UK.
Somerset, England would welcome a Giga factory.
Yes in the UK trailers / towed machinery over 750kg has to be braked, but vehicles have to be capable. I did a lot of towing using 4x4s & light trucks & found manufacturers figures to be optimistic, especially older Landrover vehicles.
Basically, it was always to keep the trailer & load to less...
I'm a environmental professional so I Totally get the need for low carbon transport. Sick of ICE vehicles & machinery & see the perpetuation of our forced dependence on fossil fuels as a insult.
On a lighter note, I love the tech, innovation, speed, durability, capability, & probably be the...
1. Reversible front seats that fully recline & massage
2. Middle pop up desk with ports & hot water facility & stove
3. Verbal commanded Off road Stealth / creep / self drive with operator not in cabin modes
4. Dog kennel space
5. Hand Tools store
6. Cordless power tools options