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    • CommentAuthorjoshs
    • CommentTimeJul 15th 2014 edited
     
    Posted By: pcstru
    Posted By: joshsDid we slip a decimal place or two? The 60kWh standard Tesla S battery is a bit more like 216 million J.

    It's the kinetic energy of the TS at 100mph.
    Ah. BUT IT'S 2.11E6 J DAMMIT!!!!

    ETA: It's interesting that it takes more than 1% of the battery capacity to get to that speed.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeJul 19th 2014
     
    ET

    Tesla announces the Model 3: At half the price of the Model S, Tesla wants to take EVs mainstream.

    http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/186382-tesla-announces-the-model-3-at-half-the-price-of-the-model-s-tesla-wants-to-take-evs-mainstream
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    The Tesla Model S 85 kWh battery:



    7,104 model 18650 batteries like in your laptop. Comprised of 16 modules at 22.2 V (nom.) in series for the 355 V battery. Each module has six groups in series with a group composed of 74 Panasonic batteries in parallel.
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      CommentAuthormagic moment
    • CommentTimeSep 24th 2015 edited
     
    If we assume it takes 20 hp to drive the Tesla at 60 mph on flat ground, each cell delivers a little over 2 watts for an average power of 15 kW. That means your 85 kWh battery will let you drive for 5.8 hours or about 340 miles. The EPA estimate is more conservative at about 250 miles because no one drives at a constant speed and you don't want to totally deplete the battery.

    And you gotta show off the acceleration. (audio NSFW)

    ETA: The record on a single charge is 452.8 miles.

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/brookecrothers/2015/08/27/a-tesla-model-s-world-record-452-miles-on-a-single-charge/
    • CommentAuthorLakes
    • CommentTimeSep 25th 2015
     
    Just add some pedal generators for the passengers, free workout while car sharing! :)
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeSep 25th 2015 edited
     
    I think it is a pity that Jaguar stopped their hybrid project of using a turbine running at its optimum speed to generate electricity, that charged up its batteries really efficiently.

    How is Peugeot air and petrol hybrid getting on?

    Tour De Force: The 208 HYbrid Air 2L Demonstrator.

    http://www.peugeot.co.uk/news/the-208-hybrid-air-2l-demonstrator/
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    Impressive - 141mpg.
    I had a smog check yesterday. The guy responded to a comment of mine with "100 mpg is impossible".
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    Posted By: Andrew PalfreymanImpressive - 141mpg.
    I had a smog check yesterday. The guy responded to a comment of mine with "100 mpg is impossible".

    Sounds like it's time to quit smoking.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeSep 25th 2015
     
    +5
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeMar 14th 2018
     
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeMar 14th 2018
     
    Time to sue them again for faking their pollution results, a hundred billion or so should stop them in their tracks, Elon rules OK.
    • CommentAuthorBigOilRep
    • CommentTimeMar 14th 2018
     
    Posted By: TrimTime to sue them again for faking their pollution results

    I didn't realise you sued VW
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    • CommentAuthorBigOilRep
    • CommentTimeJun 26th 2018
     
    Posted By: duncan torusShark jumped?

    https://www.ocregister.com/2018/06/25/teslas-future-hinges-on-this-gigantic-tent/


    Dunno, but looks pretty desperate.
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    A cloth house is all you need, if you've got love.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeJun 26th 2018
     
    It's the first time Musk could be accused of making a tentative effort.
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    ++x
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeJun 4th 2021
     
    Chinese Firm Just Dropped A Bombshell Regarding Tesla Future.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wdmCZkQx1-0
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    FUD
    Tesla sells every car they make. That's all you need to know.