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Commented On: Tesla Takes The Lead On Dumping Door Mirrors For Video Cameras


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The cameras probably use under 20 watts. You are simply misinterpreting the kind of power consumption at stake here.

Commented On: Tesla Takes The Lead On Dumping Door Mirrors For Video Cameras


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It's not a theory, it's a fact.

Commented On: Ford Plug-In Drivers Do 60% Of Miles On Electricity (Just Like Volt)


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You credited this with being reported correctly, but it regularly incorrectly conflates trips with miles. Volts see 62.4% of all miles (as of the other day) drive on electric. It's obvious far more than 62% of trips... (I'll let you figure out why).

Ford is citing a trip figure because there is simply no way it's 60% of miles driven on electric.

So while this is interesting, it's not reported especially correctly.

Commented On: Plug-In Electric Car Sales For July: Leaf Up, Volt Down (FINAL UPDATE)


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The part where they believe Tesla started moving cars to Europe is, of course, true.

The part where the believe U.S. deliveries magically fell in 1/2 but no backlog resulted.... Well, that part is categorically false.

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


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Given that BMW has proved what DOT already knew 10 years ago -- most people drive 35 miles an hour a day or less -- I don't really understand this decision-making at all. Why not build the car with a 50-60 mile battery and offer a 1-liter range extender with a 5-ish gallon tank? (Let's leave aside this CARB nonsense and actually live in a world where companies build good products, not regulatory-focused ones.)

>That< car would be on electricity well over 80% of the time (if we extrapolate from Volt data) and perhaps more for many drivers, but it would actually be able to go 200+ miles when you wanted to.

Commented On: Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars More Viable With Cheaper, More Efficient Electrolysis?


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What adequate improvements do you imagine to produce hydrogen? You'd need a reformer or an electrolyzer....

Commented On: 2014 BMW i3 Finally Priced in U.S: $42,275 Pre-Incentives


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It seems very unlikely it will be installable post factory... But I don't want to say that definitively.

Commented On: 2014 BMW i3 Finally Priced in U.S: $42,275 Pre-Incentives


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I suspect minimal impact on both Leaf and Volt sales. U.S.-targeted production of this vehicle is going to be

Commented On: 2014 BMW i3 Finally Priced in U.S: $42,275 Pre-Incentives


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Generally, most people won't be able to get it back in 3 months. You can adjust your withholding, yes, but the average person doesn't have so much tax liability that they can push forward $7,500 in federal withholding that quickly.

Commented On: Why Tesla Launched Battery Swapping; Is It Now In Danger?


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That has to be about the worst idea imaginable and will absolutely never be part of Tesla's solution to range extension.

There are some fantasies that involve a frunk-mounted fuel cell with the hydrogen already on board. If you want to go "out there", I'd stick with that crazy idea and ignore toting a buggy around.
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