Oh dear NSWtrains, we are nearly at the end of 2019 and you still have time to join us.Eon Musk is a dangerous neo liberalist who hates public transport. The way he is pushing individual transport has no future in the next 20 or so years where autonomous on demand vehicles will be the go. Tesla is not doing financially all that well and may run out of cash shortly. Musk loves spending other peoples money. Due to our low population what may apply in Europe etc will not immediately apply to our special situation. Cars may still exist here until the overseas car companies stop producing conventional cars and then we will have no choice other than to follow the trends in overseas countries. I detest those stupid bully redneck trucks the morons love. What use are they to the average motorist?I watched the video of it driving onto the stage and the wheel looked fine. I think its something to do with the angle if it has rear independent suspension. Anyway the actual cars they often use in these demo's is often nothing more than a skin on a rolling chassis, somethings not even the actual car with power train.No, it was sticking out at an angle that suggested it was about to fall off. The fact that it managed to drive up there without falling off is beside the point. And it was the second major thing to go wrong; you don't see Ford or Toyota rolling out cars to the media that have major faults in them like that - the car clearly wasn't ready.Billionaires investing money into science, its their money. In the mean time there are literally 10,000's of jobs been generated. Yep, obviously they are doing it wrong.I think you would have loved living on an estate in the feudal times -
EDIT: At least Bill Gates is spending his money on something practical; trying to eliminate the effluent problem in the developing world; that project will ultimately save millions of people from disease and death. Richard Branson in particular is an appalling hypocrite; sending rich people into low-level orbit like its a carnival ride all the while lecturing Australia for selling coal? Stop wasting resources on your fancy projects and I'll listen to you.
1) PT - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperloop, so no I wouldn't say he hates PT
2) Tesla is one of the leading designers of autonomous transport, you have heard of Tesla Autopilot haven't you?
3) Apart from last week after smashing windows, Tesla share price is on the rise and doing well on the back of its financial position. The Model Y expected to be a make or break for the company, most market analysts say make.
4) Australia's car market is 95% the same as EU and probably 99% the same as Nth US in requirements. Considering our growing love affair for the likes of Audi and VW, i dare so we are very closely linked.
5) The F-150 style vehicles were previously popular in Australia, Ford Bronco anyone? However they disappeared on the back of the growing dual cab market and rising fuel prices. As the fuel economy of the F-150 class vehicle has improved dramatically in recent years as have the internal fit out standard of the F-150 class and with Australia having #2 highest disposal income in the world, they have been making a come back for sometime and will continue to do so.
6) The average motorist needs nothing more than a Yaris sized car with 150km fuel tank range for 95% of their driving and for the rest they ca n hire a car. What the average motorist wants however is different and is between them and their CFO.