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    A (not so brief) Video on battery,s past, present, & future.....

    https://youtu.be/g0nA8CfxBqA
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    Quote Originally Posted by ESokoloff View Post
    Same here as I've had trucks (& motorcycles) in one form or anougher for all my motor vehicle history.
    But in my case the truck sits out on the side yard with a cover & occasional battery boost.
    My motorcycle(s) are my prime method of transportation.



    Tesla's got a bunch of talent (glass aside) to make it happen, but only time will tell for sure.
    I can't wait to see it take on the Rubicon Trail (tho the trucks quite long & wide making for a difficult experience).
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubicon_Trail
    The Tesla ATV might be the better vehicle for this.



    Not to discount your point, Tesla customers have been clammering for a pickup for quite sometime. Delivery/service vans not so much.
    Tesla should't limit their customer base. Nissan jumped into the full size van market a number of years ago, because they saw something. Ford got into the minivan market with the Transit after Chevy dropped it with the Astro. The demand for an economical service van is there. The minivan just doesn't work well with the heavier trades like ours. There are mixed reviews with the Ford full size Transit's as far as power with the Ecoboost getting better ratings than the 5 liter.

    The service van is the ideal market for Tesla. Sell a plain white van with minimal amenities at a competitive price, and they'd make a killing. The life of a service van, in general, is 100k-150k miles. A service van, in general, won't need a 350 mile range on a daily basis. The numbers work. I'm sure Company X would rather give a stipend to pay a technicians electric bill than have to pay for refuels every couple days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2sac View Post
    Tesla should't limit their customer base.
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    The demand for an economical service van is there.
    ...........

    The service van is the ideal market for Tesla. Sell a plain white van with minimal amenities at a competitive price, and they'd make a killing. The life of a service van, in general, is 100k-150k miles. A service van, in general, won't need a 350 mile range on a daily basis. The numbers work. I'm sure Company X would rather give a stipend to pay a technicians electric bill than have to pay for refuels every couple days.

    Coincidently enough.........
    https://interestingengineering.com/m...-van-for-tesla




    Also EV rival Rivian will be producing delivery vans.....
    https://electrek.co/2019/09/19/rivia...c-van-picture/
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    Portable Tesla Superchargers.
    Just in time for the Holiday's.

    https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-depl...rger-megapack/
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    CANOO Subscription Mobility

    Here's something different....
    https://youtu.be/b7tXveBvnt4
    Their pitching an EV van that you don't purchase/own but rather subscribe to for a reasonable (relative) monthly charge.
    No car payment, insurance, or maintenance.

    I don't see this as an option for myself or for many of my/our era but rather for the younger generations.

    Los Angeles is a great place to start this service.
    Hopefully it will be a big success and reduce traffic (Ok, I can dream....)
    Eric

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    Worlds first commercial Electric airplane fight...
    https://youtu.be/hHApAWHO_bc

    This is a retrofitting of ICE to BEV (Internial Combustion Engine to Battry Electric Vehicle).
    It uses a DCH-2 Beaver airframe so by no means is this a ground up/new build.
    The company plans to retrofit their entire fleet of nearly 40 aircraft to BEV within a few years.

    https://www.flightglobal.com/news/ha...135711.article
    Eric

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6t7gto View Post


    Definitely a case of "$moke em if ya got em"
    Bet the'll sell all 130.

    Were in the wrong biz
    Eric

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    Why Ford Is Risking Mustang To Take On Tesla

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMWyQ0KQU7M
    Vacuum Technology:
    CRUD = Contamination Resulting in Undesirable Deposits.
    CRAPP = Contamination Resulting in Additional Partial Pressure.

    Change your vacuum pump oil now.

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    Urban Air Mobility
    https://lilium.com/the-jet
    Will this idea fly?

    It already has......
    https://lilium.com/newsroom-detail/w...et-test-flight

    No mention of how much payload (if any) was on board.
    Wonder how stable it will be in windy conditions?
    Claims to have a 180 mile range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Space Racer View Post
    Why Ford Is Risking Mustang To Take On Tesla
    Ummmmm, innovate or die???
    Actually duplicate might be more accurate in this case.

    I don’t know which was more shocking.
    Seeing what the Cybertruck would look like or learning that the iconic Mustang would become an SUV.

    “May you live in interesting times”

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    Want to learn a bit about Tesla battery's?
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kGFiaWvD-KI
    Manly Model 3 but it touches on previous models as well as some competitors.

    Here's part 2
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TdUqQZC2dcE

    Unfortunately today's li-on (lithium ion) battery chemistry requires the useage of Colbalt which is by and large procured in less then scrupulous means.
    Here's a video on the matter.
    https://youtu.be/5kl7Sp6Zdcg
    Bear in mind that Colbalt is used in many other industries including refining of patrolium (Sulfur removal).
    Eric

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    Teslas stock is doing very well. Some analysts predict a heavy drop coming. I'm not so sure, what do you all think.

    Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spitz View Post
    Teslas stock is doing very well. Some analysts predict a heavy drop coming. I'm not so sure, what do you all think.

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    I for one hope so...........
    I want in

    I've never held stock but I intend to fix that next year.
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    I have a Raymond James account thru a financial advisor. It is very easy to set one up thru online accounts like Robinhood.

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    Not "E" but it is alternative fuel.

    Jay Leno's Jet Car

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iepnr-Rx4Uw
    Vacuum Technology:
    CRUD = Contamination Resulting in Undesirable Deposits.
    CRAPP = Contamination Resulting in Additional Partial Pressure.

    Change your vacuum pump oil now.

    Test. Testing, 1,2,3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Space Racer View Post
    Not "E" but it is alternative fuel.
    ............
    Don’t forget the Steamer’s
    https://youtu.be/hgH88xrYdE4

    I’ve been fortunate enough to see Jay with his cars on two different occasions.
    Once at the Rock Store (Ariel Atom)
    http://rock-store.com/
    & about 5 years ago nearby at the top of “The Snake” (McLaren P1).

    This area got hit hard by the Woosley Fire (Nov 18)
    The Rock Store fared well but lots of deviation nearby.

    Here’s footage of a helo rescue from nearby Castro Peak. https://youtu.be/0CbWkfCA9tc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spitz View Post
    I have a Raymond James account thru a financial advisor. It is very easy to set one up thru online accounts like Robinhood.

    Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
    Thanks for that.
    Last I saw, up to $500/share :-0

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    Quote Originally Posted by ESokoloff View Post
    Don’t forget the Steamer’s
    https://youtu.be/hgH88xrYdE4

    I’ve been fortunate enough to see Jay with his cars on two different occasions.
    Once at the Rock Store (Ariel Atom)
    http://rock-store.com/
    & about 5 years ago nearby at the top of “The Snake” (McLaren P1).

    This area got hit hard by the Woosley Fire (Nov 18)
    The Rock Store fared well but lots of deviation nearby.

    Here’s footage of a helo rescue from nearby Castro Peak. https://youtu.be/0CbWkfCA9tc
    Wow, that 1925 Doble is really something!

    1925 Doble E-20 Steam Car - Jay Leno's Garage

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUg_ukBwsyo

    BTW, doble ("doblay") is spanish for double.
    Vacuum Technology:
    CRUD = Contamination Resulting in Undesirable Deposits.
    CRAPP = Contamination Resulting in Additional Partial Pressure.

    Change your vacuum pump oil now.

    Test. Testing, 1,2,3.

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