Tesla New Model Unveil...

Dr.Amber Trichome

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I think the after effects of the pandemic will impact public transit. I would hesitate to take any mass transportation if there are single vehicles available. People will be hesitant to get locked into a sealed tube with a bunch of potentially infectious super spreaders.......Taxi please
I totally agree with you there. I was exposed to tb on a jam packed commuter bus into Seattle.

It wasn’t until the pandemic hit NYC city hard that they decided to start power washing the subway and thorough cleaning it.

even the thought of airplanes repulses me.

I am considering a 3.5 hour ferry ride to Key West but only because it’s fresh air .
 

Ozumoz66

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I had a mid 70's red VW super beetle, velour seats, 1600cc fuel injected engine, moon roof, air shocks so the mags wouldn't scrub the fenders, a 400 watt amp rocking a pair of 6 X 9s and 10" sub. It had a mere 56hp. There's no way it'd pull a Tesla. Wish I still had that car. Sold it when we bought a house together in '91. Fridge, stove, washer and dryer was more important than being cool. :grin:
 
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Fogdog

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No, you couldn't. The added load would kill the batteries in less than 75 miles. You'd not be able to tow one long enough to charge it. They'd both wind up dead on the side of the road.
Good point. So, how about this. Use the Tesla to tow the motor home and get better mileage than the motor home does all by itself!!!

Brilliant
 

TacoMac

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I had a mid 70's red VW super beetle, velour seats, 1600cc fuel injected engine
Back in 1987, I built a '72 Super Beetle with a super charged 327 Chevy V8 in it. Had a chopped Ford 9 inch rear end in it with Chrysler 500 coil springs all around on Monroe shocks. I had to louver the entire hood for cooling. People thought it was the coolest little bug they'd ever seen until I started it up.

Then jaws hit the pavement.

Sold it to rebuild my 70 Chevelle SS.
 

TacoMac

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In that deal, Tesla is using Panasonic solar panels (Tesla's never worked) and Tesla battery systems.

It's presently ranked 12th best on the market.
 

Fogdog

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For the tech challenged who still believe that solar is too expensive:

Solar increasingly beating even cheapest fossil fuels on price, IRENA study finds

That would be "beating even cheapest fossil fuels" before factoring the cost of capturing the carbon or paying for the environmental damage in some other way.

Nuclear sucks too, BTW.
 

DIY-HP-LED

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For the tech challenged who still believe that solar is too expensive:

Solar increasingly beating even cheapest fossil fuels on price, IRENA study finds

That would be "beating even cheapest fossil fuels" before factoring the cost of capturing the carbon or paying for the environmental damage in some other way.

Nuclear sucks too, BTW.
There are many ways to do solar energy other than PV, like solar thermal and photosynthesis, both of which can store energy. Batteries and mechanical storage are an option for PV though, energy storage technologies are gonna be essential for solar, wind, wave and tidal power. I expect batteries will begin to eclipse other energy storage methods over the next decade as new technologies come on stream and demand for EV's and grid storage grows. Electrical storage is the key to a green grid.
 

doublejj

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Tesla Model Y taxi fleet successfully blocked by NY commission
During the meeting, the TLC argued that Revel would still be able to operate its Model Y taxis, provided that it buys 50 gas cars first and swaps their licenses for electric cars
 

Fogdog

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Tesla Model Y taxi fleet successfully blocked by NY commission
During the meeting, the TLC argued that Revel would still be able to operate its Model Y taxis, provided that it buys 50 gas cars first and swaps their licenses for electric cars
TLC is telling Tesla's cab company to get in line and buy out existing license-holders. They are protecting their turf, even if the times have changed. Doesn't Uber do business in NY?
 
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