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  • Tesla Can Stop 'Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt' Regarding Demand - But Will It? [View article]
    Since acceleration can be zero, as well as positive and negative, I think "A" pedal would suffice.
    But, I believe automotive inverters are usually programed to run in "torque" mode, so "torque" pedal would also be appropriate. The pedal is probably a hall effect sensor that sends a signal to the inverter which commands the motor to produce a specific level of torque equating to that signal, and the vehicle responds by changing or maintaining speed as a result of the torque produced.
    On the other hand, a "gas" pedal controls the flow of gasoline, so an "E" pedal could be said to control the flow of electrons.
    Mar 5, 2015. 09:33 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Comprehensive Look At Tesla's Home Batteries [View article]
    Tom doesn't know what he's talking about. My electricity provider charges less overnight because it's to their advantage to shift more power usage from peak daytime to off peak night time. To encourage that they lower the price of night time power and install a dual rate meter. I'm not aware of any government mandate that they do this.
    Mar 5, 2015. 09:18 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Has Tesla Just Recognized It Also Builds To Inventory? [View article]
    So you're completely unaware of the growing storage business?

    http://bayareane.ws/1M...
    Mar 5, 2015. 09:10 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Can Stop 'Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt' Regarding Demand - But Will It? [View article]
    I like "A" pedal, for accelerator pedal, since it controls positive and negative acceleration.
    Mar 4, 2015. 09:16 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Has Tesla Just Recognized It Also Builds To Inventory? [View article]
    Evidence does not support your claim of collapsing used EV pricing. Tesla is also more than just a car company.
    Mar 3, 2015. 11:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Has Tesla Just Recognized It Also Builds To Inventory? [View article]
    Obviously the GM incident negatively affected GM, the Tesla incident did not negatively affect Tesla. Bottom line, it was a non issue for Tesla, no matter how desperately you try to make it into one. Give it up, and move on.
    Mar 3, 2015. 11:34 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sorting Out The Tesla Model X Launch: When, How, And Who Are The Buyers? [View article]
    "Musk did say it would be nothing like anything else on the road but in a useful way and you can be sure that he will push to hit it out of the park on the engineering front rather than to settle."

    However more recently he said the car would be "less adventurous" at first in order to focus on getting the vehicle out on time.
    I agree that the X1 design is attractive, and hope that at least some similar elements would be incorporated in the Model 3.
    Mar 3, 2015. 11:24 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla: Gigafactory Tipping Point [View article]
    The .3% market share of EV's is more a reflection of supply than demand. EV's seem to be selling all that are made.
    Mar 3, 2015. 11:06 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla: Gigafactory Tipping Point [View article]
    Some of us longs already knew most of this, and weren't the least bit depressed. But thanks for the false concern.
    Mar 3, 2015. 11:00 PM | 19 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla: Gigafactory Tipping Point [View article]
    Funny thing is, the regulation will do exactly that, cause more customers to go off grid, reducing income for utilities.
    Mar 3, 2015. 10:56 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Comprehensive Look At Tesla's Home Batteries [View article]
    You charge your batteries with cheap electricity over night then use it during the day when higher rates are in effect.
    Mar 3, 2015. 09:48 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Comprehensive Look At Tesla's Home Batteries [View article]
    I think you mean "higher cost" flow batteries.
    Mar 3, 2015. 09:47 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Comprehensive Look At Tesla's Home Batteries [View article]
    Except Tesla has previously stated they use a less energy dense version of the cell for home storage. Automotive level density cells are at a premium, and in limited supply. Sure size is something of a factor in home storage, but nearly as much as with automotive. If a home storage pack is 8 inches thick instead of 4 inches thick really doesn't matter, but it matters quite a bit in a vehicle. Also, lowering energy density usually means increased cycle life, which is more of a factor in a home system that may be cycled more often if used daily for energy arbitrage.
    Mar 3, 2015. 09:46 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Comprehensive Look At Tesla's Home Batteries [View article]
    Anyone, including Tesla, can buy a cell production line. Panasonic may not even make their own assembly machines, they may in fact buy them from other companies. I guess by your definition then Panasonic does not know how to make cells. If the GF starts with pack assembly it's only because the production line hasn't been installed and tested, which of course it will be eventually. Another ridiculous line of argument from Frank.
    Mar 3, 2015. 09:43 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sorting Out The Tesla Model X Launch: When, How, And Who Are The Buyers? [View article]
    I don't expect the $35K base Model 3 to have a 60kwh pack. I expect it to be between 45-50kWh and have 200 miles of range, getting about 220-240Wh/mi. 300 miles from a 60kWh pack would mean getting better than 200Wh/mile, which would be difficult without a very radical aerodynamic design, along the lines of the VW X-1, which I don't expect. I would think the long range Model 3 would come with a 70kWh pack or larger.
    Mar 3, 2015. 09:19 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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