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Tesla pickup truck claims defy the laws of physics by John Engle

In 2017 scientists questioned whether the Tesla Semi could meet Musk’s claims (see post “Given the laws of physics, can the Tesla Semi really go 500 miles, and what will the price be?”). I suspect this is why Tesla has … Continue reading

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Diesel is finite. Trucks are the bedrock of civilization. So where are the battery electric trucks?

Related Articles Making the most energy dense battery from the palette of the periodic table Hydrogen, the Homeopathic energy crisis remedy Diesel is finite. Trucks are the bedrock of civilization. So where are the battery electric trucks? Just 16,000 catenary … Continue reading

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Would Tesla, SolarCity or SpaceX exist without $4.9 billion in government subsidies?

[ Tesla has made no new battery breakthroughs. Batteries aren’t much better today than they were 200 years ago.  All Tesla did was build a better battery management system (BMS) by stringing tiny batteries together — thousands of them.  But … Continue reading

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Tesla’s powerwall

Hoium, T. November 1, 2016. Powerwall 2 Takes a Step Forward in Making Tesla’s Energy Storage Vision a Reality. Powerwall 2 is an improvement on the previous-generation product but does little to justify its cost to customers.  The Motley Fool. … Continue reading

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