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Commented On: Does The Tesla Model S Electric Car Pollute More Than An SUV?


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Seeking Alpha appears to have made a bet a while ago - Short Tesla, the hype can't possibly be real if we hadn't predicted it ourselves right?

I think they made the mistake of basing models off of traditional car companies & ever since then, they've tapped into a rich well of media coverage by appearing to be anti-Tesla. I suspect it's part link-bait, part being contrarian. As their audience is not engineering focused, they can get away with a few salacious headlines & nothing more. Some times they even include links to supporting articles that, if read in context actually depose their own argument. But, that doesn't matter, they've got eyeballs & ad. revenue.

We do need to reach their audience though with the truth.

Commented On: As Predicted, Tesla To Launch All-Wheel-Drive Model S For 2014?


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Oh dear, I'm not looking forwards to this… Next step is to re-configure the battery and turn up the power to the front wheels to match the rears - sub 4 seconds 0-60 and my Roadster's no longer king of the heap :-(

Oh well, I couldn't give up the crown to a better successor, an 800+ bhp 5+2 seat sedan.

I wonder if we'll loose a lot of frank space.

Commented On: Tesla's Musk Promises Deep Dive Into Electric-Car Emissions


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The only flaw in an otherwise clean line of thinking is that, the first creates power to deliver forward motion, the second model takes power to obtain an energy packed resource. It _might_ take less energy to obtain the high-energy resource. That's the counter augment for EVs. Obviously, here, we're all confident that it doesn't. However, we probably need to move quickly to counter the easy-to-swallow nonsense that 'all that mining for lithium' is really bad. Maybe throwing in some "Emissions made here" might emphasize that ICE generates lots of emissions right down the line.

Commented On: Tesla's Musk Promises Deep Dive Into Electric-Car Emissions


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"EV opponents attack this angle because 1. they THINK it is the only reason to buy an EV, and 2. it is the most complicated EV advantage, so it is the easiest to raise doubts about."

I'd never considered the debate from that angle before. That's a wonderfully clear summation, thanks.

Commented On: Tesla's Musk Promises Deep Dive Into Electric-Car Emissions


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Please add:

They're just nicer to own and drive.

Thanks :-)

Commented On: Tesla's Musk Promises Deep Dive Into Electric-Car Emissions


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Elon Musk described the quantity of raw lithium used in a battery as a dash of salt on top of your food. I guess the bulk of the battery of just boring old metal, and plastic.

Commented On: 2014 BMW i3 Range Extender: Heavier, Less Electric Range, Less Performance


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John, I think that they big tell will be if they sell them through separate i dealers as they did with the MINI. Then we'll know for sure that it's not just a halo car.

For what it's worth, I think BMW is similar if not a tiny notch higher than Nissan on the 'EV Advocate' scale if there were such a thing. This car's a huge investment in tooling… unless of course dominance of the CF supply business was the purpose of this car… who knows.

Commented On: 2014 BMW i3 Range Extender: Heavier, Less Electric Range, Less Performance


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It's a similar story in NJ afaik and I have a 75-85 mile/day commute so, yes, I'd choose the larger battery option and hope for some DC charging stations.

Commented On: How We Became An All-Plug-In Electric Car Household


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Once you go electric, you ain't going back! :-)

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151730722685982&set=a.10151730712745982.1073741829.644130981&type=3&theater

Commented On: 2014 BMW i3 Electric Car: Full Details And Images Released


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Has there been any mention of the MPGe rating and how that might affect battery usage in battery only mode? I'm wondering if, like the Volt, it will have to limit the amount of battery capacity it can access to ensure that, in ten years, it can still meet the MPGe rating handed out at launch.
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