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Old 03-10-2019, 05:55 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Fat Charlie View Post
You can buy a garage full of Model 3s and a lot of electricity before you come close to paying for one of those.
What about one top spec Model 3, a PowerWall 2, an oversized solar roof and home improvements (isolation, heat pump).
For the price of one XL1 you could be a net supplier of energy and have a faster car.

Makes you wonder what VW was trying to achieve with the XL1...
Of course, if mass produced the price would have come down. But it would never be a mainstream car. So it wasn't viable.
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