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  • Has Tesla Solved The Road Trip Problem? [View article]
    If you made them the least desirable spots people would be less likely to take them.
    Otherwise you need to get a law everywhere and then to get police to enforce it.
    Feb 20, 2013. 12:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • REE/Strategic Minerals Concentrator, Dec. 7,2012 [View instapost]
    I recommend mining hopium.
    it seems a lot of rich folks are buying it in quantity, along with Tesla stock.

    Other possibilities include tedium, delirium, impossibleium, and unobtainium.
    Feb 20, 2013. 10:47 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Has Tesla Solved The Road Trip Problem? [View article]
    Randy
    A specific question.
    How many EV spots would be needed VS the ICE.
    you were working with 10% of the cars being EVs but I don't know how many slots you have to begin with.
    For easy math I have 100 car lot which can handle the peak load.
    I want to make spaces for 10% EVs
    I can convert 10 spaces to EVs how many do I need to add?


    Also if you haven't seen it at The Street Anton has written an article about congestion at mostly regular chargers but SC too.
    Feb 20, 2013. 10:43 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 10 Reasons Why Electric Drive Is Stranded On The Bleeding Edge Of Transportation Technology [View article]
    Alex
    You may well be right.

    But, don't you think your comment should have been to Dave?
    He's the one, who said they are buying EVs; when they are not.
    Feb 20, 2013. 01:26 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla's Obscenely Expensive Cure For Range Anxiety [View article]
    I'll point out that present Reactors also produce H by the same process as a side effect.
    If collected it could be used for other purposes.
    Fuel cells is a possibility but there are others
    Feb 19, 2013. 10:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 209: Feb. 16: Axion Power PbC Batteries Continue To Demonstrate Effectiveness For Railroad Applications Norfolk Southern [View instapost]
    JP
    I assume that was The Street article. Anton Wahlman.
    I read a comment that a new reservation was promised 2 months delivery. I don't know where he was from.
    Anton lives near the plant. If the other guy probably has a couple weeks delivery (East Coast) It would not be terribly out of line.

    I saw an interview some months ago.
    Musk said the "Sweet Spot" was about 3 months between reservation and delivery.

    Something's up.
    Feb 19, 2013. 08:27 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 209: Feb. 16: Axion Power PbC Batteries Continue To Demonstrate Effectiveness For Railroad Applications Norfolk Southern [View instapost]
    Jrp3
    For an ICE to lose 2/3 of it's fuel over night. I'd call it a lemon.
    Feb 19, 2013. 07:56 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 10 Reasons Why Electric Drive Is Stranded On The Bleeding Edge Of Transportation Technology [View article]
    Dave

    Europe is buying EVs at a tad over half the rate of the US.
    http://bit.ly/Y55iWa
    2012 Plug-In Vehicle Sales Results in France

    "In 2012, France accounted for 35 percent of electric vehicles sales (passenger vehicle segment) in Europe. That percentage puts France above Norway (15 percent) and Germany (13 percent).

    And finally, plug-in vehicle registrations totaled 22,108 units across all of Western Europe through the first 11 months of 2012. That’s 0.2 percent of the roughly 10.8 million automobiles sold in that region in that same 11-month timeframe."

    In the US it was 0.37% for 2012
    http://bit.ly/VOufpN

    Their reservations of the model-S are about a third what they were in the US several months before any were delivered.
    It took the Roadster about a year longer to sell out. (If it's sold out yet)
    Feb 19, 2013. 07:35 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla: Magnifying Rather Than Quelling Range Anxiety [View article]
    Jrp3
    Even Consumers Reports puts Teslas Range at 176 mi. far below what Broder got.


    I found a lot more that said Tesla needed to fix their problems with cold weather range. But I'm willing to let others make up their own mindes.
    http://bit.ly/X6GhxR

    I did think that test? Today was pretty funny. The Tesla got it's doors blown off by a school bus. They guy apparently had to keep his coat on he kept it so cold. At least for the first half hour I didn't see it after that yet.
    Feb 19, 2013. 07:19 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla's Obscenely Expensive Cure For Range Anxiety [View article]
    I can't say what nits are are Tesla or Lotus related.
    I think the cool factor was the reason. Knobs were a that too thought.
    Feb 18, 2013. 09:07 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla's Obscenely Expensive Cure For Range Anxiety [View article]
    Neil
    "You mention that batteries are inefficient at storing energy. True, but the electric motor has an efficiency of about 95% compared to 35% for a gas engine. "

    However the US grid production of electricity in a powerplant is about 35% efficient. Coal, NG, Oil and Nuclear all use turbines Powered by steam and have an average efficiency of 35% Some more some less.

    "Gasoline seems to be the clear winner, until you consider that oil is not renewable."
    Neither is NG or coal or nuclear about 88% of today's grid. (In the US.)

    " New oil fields are becoming more expensive to find, and more expensive to produce."

    Fracking has changed this.

    "Someday we will not have cheap oil, so it seems a good idea to prepare other alternatives which, as you have pointed-out, are taking long to perfect."

    Nor cheap anything else.
    If you have evidence that putting batteries in cars will save more oil than putting them in trucks and trains you might share it.
    Feb 18, 2013. 08:41 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla's Obscenely Expensive Cure For Range Anxiety [View article]
    Randy
    Probably Tesla will not report it just as they don't for the Roadster.
    There are a few threads where some self report.
    http://bit.ly/PNgDx0

    Whats gone wrong with Your Roadster?
    "The Tesla specific components (i.e. PEM, Batteries etc) are the most worrisome. If the battery takes a crap at 37k miles, it will cost 40k to fix that part, that will probably be more than 50% of the value of the vehicle. That is a tough pill to swallow. Every time I have been at the Tesla Service Center I have seen at least 1 car in there getting the battery replaced. Very real concern IMO about what owners will do if some of the expensive EV components go bad, after warranty."

    The battery in the Model S is not the same as a Roadster Battery.

    But most of the problems fly under the radar. (My radar at least)

    Almost every car is still under warranty. And nearly all have under 30K miles on them.
    The Model S?
    Feb 18, 2013. 08:21 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 209: Feb. 16: Axion Power PbC Batteries Continue To Demonstrate Effectiveness For Railroad Applications Norfolk Southern [View instapost]
    Congratulations to APH

    Number 30 on the Top Instabloggers list

    215 followers
    Feb 18, 2013. 07:09 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Has Tesla Solved The Road Trip Problem? [View article]
    Randy
    I didn't know the difference between them. I thought they were both being charged at the same time.

    The SC doesn't show up in the pix. It must be out of the frame
    Feb 18, 2013. 07:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 209: Feb. 16: Axion Power PbC Batteries Continue To Demonstrate Effectiveness For Railroad Applications Norfolk Southern [View instapost]
    The Attack of the Leapers
    Bunnies Taking Toll on Cars at Denver Airport

    http://ti.me/XZ727k

    It seems automotive electrical wiring is tasty.
    Feb 18, 2013. 05:16 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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