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Old 09-29-2015, 11:32 PM   #1
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Tesla Motors New Model X.

I trust many of you watched the un-veiling of the Tesla X tonight?
Sure was nice to see that vehicle come onto the stage pulling a brandy-new 19' AS Bambi.
We cannot continue to rely on fossil fuel. I am sure the big three are watching this very carefully, as are the major oil companies. This vehicle can go from 0-60 in 3.2 seconds, has gull wing rear doors, and can travel 250 miles on a single charge. If you saw the un-veiling, you witnessed history.

I welcome & encourage your thoughts on this vehicle.
That was cool as heck to see the surfboard attached to the side of the Bambi!
Sea ya down the road, and this should make for some interesting posts.
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Old 09-29-2015, 11:59 PM   #2
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I trust many of you watched the un-veiling of the Tesla X tonight?
Sure was nice to see that vehicle come onto the stage pulling a brandy-new 19' AS Bambi.
We cannot continue to rely on fossil fuel. I am sure the big three are watching this very carefully, as are the major oil companies. This vehicle can go from 0-60 in 3.2 seconds, has gull wing rear doors, and can travel 250 miles on a single charge. If you saw the un-veiling, you witnessed history.

I welcome & encourage your thoughts on this vehicle.
That was cool as heck to see the surfboard attached to the side of the Bambi!
Sea ya down the road, and this should make for some interesting posts.
Gavin
And where does electricity come from? About 85% from fossil fuel.

And I love electric cars, and have driven a Hybrid Toyota Camry since August 2006. Now a Hybrid is not a pure electric, but the energy has to come from someplace. In my case still gasoline. Wind, solar, nuclear and hydro are the only non fossil fuels we have to generate electricity. But most of it comes from coal, natural gas and some from oil.
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Old 09-30-2015, 06:38 AM   #3
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There does seem to be a misconception that electricity come from something other than fossil fuels. Just because you don't see it being produced, does not mean that oil/gas/coal/etc is not used to produce it.
Also, the plastic used in building cars is made using oil.
Even most synthetic motor oils use a petroleum-based carrier.
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Old 09-30-2015, 07:11 AM   #4
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Oil is plentiful and accessible more now than ever. It will be around for more than our lifetimes...
Not that I don't appreciate new technology. I think Elon Musk is a freakin genius.
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Old 09-30-2015, 07:21 AM   #5
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It is a huge step forward. Tesla are changing the game.

The model X looks like a great SUV and will make many people happy.

Does not meet my needs though.

As for the source of energy. That is another debate altogether.
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"And where does electricity come from? About 85% from fossil fuel."

And where does the fossil fuel come from?

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Common misconception. Scientists have found petroleum-like hydrocarbons on Titan, one of Saturn's moons, and many carbonaceous asteroids have a composition very similar to coal. There is growing scientific evidence that so-called "fossil fuels" are not and never were the remains of dead animals or plants, but rather naturally occurring geological products.

Which actually makes running out someday even more likely.
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I like the idea of a tow vehicle that is powered by an electric motor. An electric motor operates at full torque at any rpm, making ideal for towing purposes. This is why railroad locomotives use electric motors with batteries charged by Diesel engines.

It's the battery thing that throws the monkey wrench into the works. Battery production and disposal leaves a very large carbon footprint.

Battery technology is the key to the future of electric vehicles.

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Tax payer subsidized Tesla and they loose money on every car they sell. They can't make it on their own. Only the wealthy can afford to purchase just to add another car to their collection of Ferraris and Lamborghinis and only if they are lucky enough to get their name on a list.

The bigger news would be if Tesla came up with a commuter car that could compete in price with average cars and wasn't tax payer funded.

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yeah, but even though the ultimate source may be fossil fuels, its using way less of them to do the work, due to the efficiencies of the electric motors, and the transmission of the energy from its source.
There are people who power their electric cars using the solar panels on their roofs, and there will be more. It can't happen all at once.
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Tesla is pushing the envelope for electric vehicles. Their market is wealthy early adopters, whom we all should thank for taking the hit on leading edge products so later advancements can push out to the masses. Thanks!

I think it's awesome that they pulled an Airstream out onto the stage. Is this a practical solution in 2015? No. Could it be in 5-10 years? Absolutely.

Electric vehicles have a number of advantages. They are more efficient than internal combustion vehicles, they concentrate the energy production pollution in one or more places rather than millions of individual vehicles, their current range (outside of the super range of Teslas) actually meet the daily needs of the vast majority of drivers, and can help accelerate the move to cleaner energy sources.

Where I live 100% of our electrical energy comes from clean sources.
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When someone comes out with a fully electric vehicle that is reasonably priced, can carry extra camp equipment in the back, safely tow 6000 pounds, get an honest 500 miles between charges and can be quickly recharged at a campground power post I will consider it as a possible option. Until then they are nothing but expensive feel good toys.
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