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Does anybody know what the inscribed bit of plastic is for?
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I do like the clean styling of this car but I think this piece is a bit out of place. I have a suspicion, that its there for technical reasons and not a design flaw, which was discovered to late in the design-process. I don't think it's the outlet for ventilation though, as this often is placed between the liftgate and body. Why not just make the indicator the same width as the tail-lights. Any thoughts?
 

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Perhaps. But all the LED lights in cars I’ve had were “see dealer” under the “replacing bulbs” in the owner’s manual.
Or maybe you’re right. Maybe some screws that hold the rear taillight unit is hidden behind it.
 

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But why not make the indicators the same width as the tail-lights? I don't get the choice the design-team made in this instance. I off course don't know what's inside the wheel-arch, but would think, that when the tail-light can be mounted from inside the same would go for the indicators. I think this is a weird, not to mention ugly, design-choice in an overall pretty nice design.
 

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I agree, i don't like the little black plastic part, i hope there will come a little sticker in different colors to match the cars color, that will be able to cover the plastic part, something third party probably.
 

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I discovered it could actually be the outlet for the cabin-air, as there is no outlets between the chassis and tailgate. You would think it could have been done a bit more elegant. But anyhow I just dig this EV:love:
 

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I discovered it could actually be the outlet for the cabin-air, as there is no outlets between the chassis and tailgate. You would think it could have been done a bit more elegant. But anyhow I just dig this EV:love:
I highly doubt it. There doesn't appear to be any open area, certainly not enough to allow proper venting. And the outlet wouldn't likely be exposed and facing up to allow water to enter.
 

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It’s a tiny little part, really not sure what the problem is with it 😊
 

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I think it stands out on different colours. On the matte grey you hardly notice it and same with the blue I think.
 
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man, I would definitely pay for those rear indicators. The US Red On Red design angers me somewhat
I hate the red-on-red design as well, don't know why that became the standard over there. At least over here the moment you see red you know it means stop. Rather than requiring a moment for the brain to work out if they're stopping or turning

Interesting thought, are accidents higher over there first in the morning when people's brains are waking up and the slightest delay could be enough for an accident even very minor? Never looked into the data on that if there is any
 

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I hate the red-on-red design as well, don't know why that became the standard over there. At least over here the moment you see red you know it means stop. Rather than requiring a moment for the brain to work out if they're stopping or turning

Interesting thought, are accidents higher over there first in the morning when people's brains are waking up and the slightest delay could be enough for an accident even very minor? Never looked into the data on that if there is any
I moved here from Cardiff about 10 years ago so there are some....serious personal feelings about the lack of driving experience, lane discipline etc over here (Also it's possible to get a driving license in some states without taking a driving test. You just have to take something equivalent to a theory test and then your parents can sign off saying they gave you tuition) - Depending on the state some drivers are Hyper Aggressive, and yes there are plenty of accidents. I don't know how well it correlates to the red on red design by I imagine it might play a factor. Something else is that in Texas at least, people would rather die than miss an exit. As in, people will cross 4 lanes of traffic to get to their junction, and will usually do so literally right at the point the lane begins to diverge from the highway / interstate etc. It's terrifying - here's an example I found randomly on youtube .
 

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I moved here from Cardiff about 10 years ago so there are some....serious personal feelings about the lack of driving experience, lane discipline etc over here (Also it's possible to get a driving license in some states without taking a driving test. You just have to take something equivalent to a theory test and then your parents can sign off saying they gave you tuition) - Depending on the state some drivers are Hyper Aggressive, and yes there are plenty of accidents. I don't know how well it correlates to the red on red design by I imagine it might play a factor. Something else is that in Texas at least, people would rather die than miss an exit. As in, people will cross 4 lanes of traffic to get to their junction, and will usually do so literally right at the point the lane begins to diverge from the highway / interstate etc. It's terrifying - here's an example I found randomly on youtube .
There are enough US Dashcam videos out there that do make me wonder about driving over there. It makes our dashcam videos bland - which I suppose is a good thing. (Russian ones are very scary)

I have family in Ohio and they got their 'first' roundabout in the area - fliers went out and TV ads explaining how to use the new road layout. Just sounds very alien (having to learn something like this that has been around here for decades) - I know there are roundabouts in the US, but I think traffic light junctions are favoured more.
 
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