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  • Smashing rating for the Tesla Model S P85D from Consumer Reports [View news story]
    "CR has fallen into the hands of the environmental lobby."

    Or, just maybe, CR has come to the same conclusion as many of us, that sustainability and low environmental impacts are crucial to the continued success of our species, and thus those metrics are of increasing importance.
    Aug 27, 2015. 11:24 AM | 35 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Has Apple Found The Holy Grail Of Electric Vehicles? [View article]
    "It is mostly fossil fuels like Natural Gas and Diesel."

    False. Oil, ("Diesel"), is maybe 1% of US generated electricity, so not really a factor. Other than coal the rest of the grid is NG, nuclear, hydro, wind, and solar, with wind and solar the fastest growing components. Now with the advent of lower cost long lasting batteries and the ability to economically store and quickly dispatch power as needed wind and solar are going to be even more economical to deploy. The entire power generation sector is on the brink of a major shift.
    Aug 27, 2015. 11:03 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Audi Details Its First Proper Tesla Competitor, The 310-Mile Range SUV [View article]
    It's easy to understand that you don't like the answer to your own question so you are trying to change the parameters. The number of limited range vehicles without access to a high speed charging network that have been sold to date has nothing to do with the parameters you laid out in your initial post. You created the equation and you posted the solution to that equation, which existing Nissan/Renault vehicles are incapable of solving, period. You really can't twist your way out of this one, no matter how hard you try.
    Aug 27, 2015. 10:56 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Smashing rating for the Tesla Model S P85D from Consumer Reports [View news story]
    "won't be around much longer."

    Been hearing that one for about 10 years now. Keep hoping...
    Aug 27, 2015. 10:50 AM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Audi Details Its First Proper Tesla Competitor, The 310-Mile Range SUV [View article]
    Anton, apparently I pay closer attention to what you write than you do.

    Quote:

    "The EV equation is a combination of putting a practical, 5-adult plus luggage car into this 3-prong strategy:
    1. Longer range.
    2. Lower price.
    3. Better charging network/system (more dense, more reliable, better locations, faster charging times)."

    By your own criteria the Nissan/Renault vehicles do not solve the EV equation that you yourself proposed. You're arguing against yourself now.
    Aug 26, 2015. 11:37 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Has Apple Found The Holy Grail Of Electric Vehicles? [View article]
    "In fact, battery technology has not advanced for decades."

    LOL, I guess your cell phone, tablet, and laptop are all powered by lead acid batteries.
    Aug 26, 2015. 11:31 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Has Apple Found The Holy Grail Of Electric Vehicles? [View article]
    "...so how do you think the energy that goes into Tesla's is generated....solar and wind? Mostly coal."

    Not true of course, since the US grid is around 40% coal at this point in time that means 60% is not coal, so "mostly not coal". Plus the indisputable fact that the areas with the largest EV adoption have even lower percentages of coal use. Coal is on it's way out in the US so the "mostly coal" argument, which was never accurate, weakens every day.
    Aug 26, 2015. 11:19 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Audi Details Its First Proper Tesla Competitor, The 310-Mile Range SUV [View article]
    When reading battery announcements the rules are always as follows:

    1. If recharging time is the main "benefit" announced, ignore it. 5 minute EV pack recharging was demonstrated years ago by Altiarnano and Aeronvironment. It's also no where near as important as energy density and cost.
    2. If they talk about "increasing" cycle life from "500 to 2000" ignore it, that has already been achieved and surpassed.
    3. If they don't talk about energy density and list the numbers prominently, ignore it.
    4. If they don't talk about cost and list the numbers prominently ignore it.

    In this case, you can pretty much ignore Out For Now's links completely.
    Aug 26, 2015. 11:13 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Audi Details Its First Proper Tesla Competitor, The 310-Mile Range SUV [View article]
    And we all know those Nissan/Renault vehicles are range limited vehicles that do not hit the three criteria you correctly laid out. All three are needed together.
    Aug 26, 2015. 11:00 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Audi Details Its First Proper Tesla Competitor, The 310-Mile Range SUV [View article]
    Anton,

    " But others have #2 covered, #1 in development"

    Actually they don't have #2 covered, since it's only important in conjunction with #1. A lower cost range restricted EV is no answer.
    Aug 25, 2015. 02:39 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Has Apple Found The Holy Grail Of Electric Vehicles? [View article]
    Big problem with this article:

    "Just 6 of these gallon containers would store as much energy as the Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Model S 85 KWh battery pack."

    That ignores the fact that a fuel cell is at best 60% efficient, compared to the 85-90% efficiency of an EV, so a fuel cell vehicle using this system would need substantially more on board energy per mile.
    Aug 25, 2015. 02:28 PM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Audi Details Its First Proper Tesla Competitor, The 310-Mile Range SUV [View article]
    "Failed battery coolant heater and it was replaced within couple of hours and the car was returned to me."

    Cars break down sometimes. Wow.
    Aug 25, 2015. 08:45 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Audi Details Its First Proper Tesla Competitor, The 310-Mile Range SUV [View article]
    You are a bit off base with the "banks of parallel batteries" business. All EV battery packs are made up of cells in parallel and cells in series. Series increases voltage and parallel increases amp hours. Charge rate is tied to cell chemistry, construction, cooling, and total pack size, i.e. a larger capacity pack can take larger amounts of power. Tesla can charge at 120kW because that's only 1.4C for the 85kWh pack. If say a Nissan LEAF tried that with a 24kWh pack that would be a 5C rate.
    Aug 25, 2015. 08:41 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Audi Details Its First Proper Tesla Competitor, The 310-Mile Range SUV [View article]
    "The EV equation is a combination of putting a practical, 5-adult plus luggage car into this 3-prong strategy:
    1. Longer range.
    2. Lower price.
    3. Better charging network/system (more dense, more reliable, better locations, faster charging times)."

    Tesla already has #'s 1 and 3 covered, the Model 3 will take care of #2.
    Aug 25, 2015. 08:27 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Audi Details Its First Proper Tesla Competitor, The 310-Mile Range SUV [View article]
    Dealers want to sell cars they know they can make money on from servicing. EV's don't provide much of that.
    Aug 24, 2015. 10:42 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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