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  • Sorry Tesla, But No Battery Cigar [View article]
    Who's making pure electric cars besides Tesla? Nissan, Honda, Ford, GM, Fiat-Chrysler, BMW, Mercedes (not so) Smart, Kia, VW, Renault, Citroen, and several in China.
    Did I miss any?
    And I didn't mention any of the really small manufacturers.
    May 20, 2015. 12:39 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Here's The One Way Tesla Can Survive [View article]
    The "GM" plant was bought from Toyota.

    Way under market value. Of course, market value is only what someone is willing to pay. Not many takers at the time. Who the hell would want to build autos in CA ?
    Apr 20, 2015. 05:52 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla: Importance Of The GigaFactory [View article]
    All this was known from the beginning.

    Therefore, it was a money decision. A poor one if the lead-acid battery is covered by Tesla's long-term warranty.
    Mar 8, 2015. 09:51 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla: Importance Of The GigaFactory [View article]
    It must have been a $ decision.
    Feb 8, 2015. 09:19 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla: Importance Of The GigaFactory [View article]
    Seeing them digging into the hills, I wonder how they flew by environmental impact reports and approvals.

    The Keystone XL pipeline is still waiting for the approval of their 4th report.

    Feb 5, 2015. 10:26 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla: Is The 'Bubble' About To Burst? Shorts Will Finally Be Rewarded [View article]
    studies 'funded by big oil' ?
    Could you give us a sampling ?
    Aug 15, 2014. 08:44 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla, Are We About To Be Surprised? [View article]
    how many stops ?
    Jul 25, 2014. 08:22 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla's Fuel Cell Threat [View article]
    You are right BadDog40. Sorry, no more.
    Notice how many more comments cparmerlee (molli) has made - like diarrhea of the mouth - and always calling people names and espousing the virtues of radical Marxism. She hates anything with an "R" behind it, or that doesn't criticize capitalism or conservatives.
    All we Cs are trying to do is conserve the greatest country ever known to mankind, and capitalism has done much more good for us than not (by a long shot).
    Yeah, I'm done. libs can stew in their unhappy little world while they dream of capitalism collapsing. That's really what they want you know.
    A centralized, all powerful government can better control America - and of course with them in charge.
    Jul 18, 2014. 10:36 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla's Fuel Cell Threat [View article]
    "liberalism - the religion of envy and illogic"

    liberalism - the religion of envy, and illogic, and irrational hatred

    Really unhappy, hate-filled people. Reminds me of a sign I often see in rural areas: 'don't complain with your mouth full'
    Jul 16, 2014. 09:32 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla's Fuel Cell Threat [View article]
    OMG, even more government control ?
    Like in put them in charge of all healthcare (VA scandals), or even building a website, IRS corruption, Fast and Furious, Benghazi (what difference does it make? they're dead), border security, , ,

    The filthy rich (you know the ones who supply most of the jobs - we can't all work for the money-printers)
    top 1% of taxpayers pay 36.7% of all income taxes
    top 10% pay 58.7%
    top 50% pay 97.7
    bottom 50% pay only 2.3% (and millions get back more than they paid in)
    And YOU want them to pay even more !

    liberalism - the religion of envy and illogic

    google "liberal logic images"
    and "liberalism images"

    Teach a man to fish and he will eat for life. Give a man someone else's fish and he will vote for you!
    Jul 16, 2014. 07:59 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla's Fuel Cell Threat [View article]
    "people who are looking to build FCEVs are ignoramus's."
    Never said that. Would I be calling my fellow engineers ignoramuses?

    DOE, EPA, DOState, HomeLandSecurity, , , ?
    35 years of ethanol subsidies - now mandates, even more years of solar, , ,
    DOE, EPA, , , are politically driven entities. Yes, led by current crop of ignoramuses. Do I need to say more ?

    FCs have a max theoretical efficiencies just like ICEs, and then practical efficiencies (read your own article).
    But you continue to ignore the reforming, distribution, and storage efficiencies of what would be needed for FCHEVs (which make them not much better than an ICE burning NG).

    You also have ignored my question of how you would get the H2 from the Fountain Valley sewage plant to Santa Barbara ( only 128 miles ENE, albeit traffic, mountains, earthquake faults, lots of stuff already there - endangered beetles mice and owls etc. , , )

    Earlier you said you can just stick up to 30% H2 into existing NG lines.
    Do you have a source for that ?
    my 2pence analogy: Let's say the pipe was made of window screen. The NG is marbles, and the H2 is sand.

    But also no one has brought up the subject of hydrogen embrittlement.
    I was hoping for you to address that also.

    Sure, even molli has faith that engineers can work out all the technical details.
    And I have no problem with Toyota and Honda and GM experimenting with whatever they want. If I don't like what they do, I won't buy their stock. (btw: I sold my Tesla stock)

    But is it really worth tacking on billions of more national debt to build an infrastructure in parallel with what we already have, for cars that may or may not be the future ?
    And yes, NG in parallel has a great use as a source of heat (process, home heating, cooking - electric sucks at this - greek symbol Nu).

    Electric doesn't just go to my garage. It goes to where I work, the shopping mall, the strip club, , ,
    Jul 15, 2014. 07:38 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla's Fuel Cell Threat [View article]
    No, I'm not an engine expert, but as an engineer working in the automotive industry, I do subscribe to several automotive industry magazines and journals. And I don't follow NG so closely. But as far as I know, no one has built a ground-up engine optimized for NG; so far. They're all what you'd call a conversion.

    You should have gotten the gist of my heartburn by now. I'm against the government blowing billions on infrastructure for hydrogen, when we already have the infrastructure for electric.

    After about 130 years of manufacture; EVs just passed 1/2 a million worldwide (out of about 1 billion total cars presently on the road).

    How many FCHEVs are there on the roads worldwide ? Hundreds ?
    And you want billions printed to support FCHEVs ?
    Jul 14, 2014. 02:28 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla's Fuel Cell Threat [View article]
    "And, if an ignorant person becomes a representative and fails to be a good representative, they usually find themselves out of a job at the next election because their competitors make hay of their mistakes."

    And if the electorate is even stupider than the person they elected ?

    NINJA's causing the housing and mortgage industry collapse.
    You got that right.
    The federal government pressured the banks to make these loans. Mortgage companies weren't even allowed to check immigration status. Still aren't. And standards are almost right back where we were in 2008.

    Jul 14, 2014. 01:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla's Fuel Cell Threat [View article]
    "even allowing for reforming and compression losses."

    But Dave, you didn't allow for reforming or compression losses.
    Or losses when in transit, or storage.

    Like I said days ago; using NG to reform H2 for a FCHEV, and all of its associated losses; is almost a push
    compared to just burning the damn NG in an ICE engine.

    (And no one has ever optimized an ICE for burning NG. No, no one has yet to design an engine specifically for NG.
    But with our glut of NG, it seems an opportune time to do so.)


    A FCHEV is just an EV with a very expensive and complex (and maybe even more dangerous) on-board energy storage and conversion system.

    And I already have the infrastructure in my garage for an EV.
    Jul 14, 2014. 10:59 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla's Fuel Cell Threat [View article]
    PP got $540.6 Million in government funding in FY2013.

    Libs always ask why conservatives are always against tax increases ?

    ans: Simply, cause if we give you more, you'll just blow more.
    When are you ever going to cut something ?
    Jul 14, 2014. 10:14 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment