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    US motorists have logged 11B miles in EVs. Lousy graphics in charts at link. Tesla catching up.....fast.


    http://evobsession.com/us-ev-drivers...d0ea-130227457
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donal Og View Post
    Yeah , were all 'snowflakes and buttercups' aren't we? Sounds like the title of a psychedelic LP from 1966. Or a good band name!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Count Bobulescu View Post
    US motorists have logged 11B miles in EVs. Lousy graphics in charts at link. Tesla catching up.....fast.


    http://evobsession.com/us-ev-drivers...d0ea-130227457
    I think that his solar roof tiles might be even bigger business ..

    And that in a near future Musk will be able to ship all the Trumpies and their ground mined coal up to Mars...

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    Quote Originally Posted by random new yorker View Post
    I think that his solar roof tiles might be even bigger business ..

    And that in a near future Musk will be able to ship all the Trumpies and their ground mined coal up to Mars...
    His promotion of coal is just cynical exploitation of coalminers fears. The business case for coal is dead. Since 2000 about 60,000 coal mining jobs have been lost, and about 250,000 in the newspaper industry.
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    Germans, who are notoriously resistant to change, have been slow to embrace EVs. This one whose speed is deliberately limited to 217mph is aimed directly at them.

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    Musk hopes to have a prototype available in 2017 and production by 2019. The average US long haul semi does 100K per year for 10 years. After 1M miles maintainence costs make them unsuitable for long haul, and they move to short haul. In addition to paying for itself within five years, an electric engine with fewer moving parts will extend the life of the truck.


    A closer look at Musk's semi-truck battery
    Axios battery wizard Steve LeVine has a very interesting new post up about Tesla's plans to enter the heavy trucking market. Here's a bit of his item, but I really recommend checking out the whole thing here. Take it away....
    Elon Musk's latest product — an electric Tesla semi-truck that he said he will introduce in September — is less outlandish than some have suggested, according to a leading battery researcher.
    Why it matters: Musk threatens to upend the truck-making industry, as he has with electric cars — at least as posed by an analyst with Piper Jeffray this week who downgraded and revised his ratings on a few makers of conventional semi-trucks in light of the coming Tesla model. In addition, semi-trucks are responsible for an estimated 20 percent of greenhouse gas emissions from the U.S. transportation sector.
    Gerbrand Ceder, a materials scientist at UC Berkeley, says in a back-of-the-envelope calculation that a battery capable of powering a long-haul semi-truck for 500 miles on a single charge would cost roughly $70,000 and weigh around three tons. If fast-charging standards are upgraded to account for the trucks, an hour of fast-charging could replenish about 300 miles of range, he said. Fuel savings could pay it off in fewer than five years.
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    The car industry is in a delirious moment of change. Industry experts say more changes will happened in the next five years than have happened in the last fifty. As self-driving technology and ride-hailing companies circle, change is not only part of the pursuit of profit, but a matter of survival. But knowing when and how to double down on investment into new strategy is a tricky game. Despite the growing numbers of car companies manufacturing electric vehicles, consumers are still not lining up to buy EVs and broad support of self-driving car technology faces regulatory hurdles. But what’s stayed consistent across the industry is the lucrative future in an emerging car market: selling cars in China.


    http://www.theverge.com/2017/4/23/15...car-revolution




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    Monthly US EV sales Jan - April 2017. Tesla no longer included in monthly figures because they don't release numbers on a monthly basis. The sold 80,000 in 2016, and are currently on target for 100,000 in 2017, but that may jump with the release of the model 3 later this year. So Tesla currently represents about 50% of US market.


    https://evobsession.com/us-electric-...b70a-130227457


    Monthly EU EV sales Jan - March 2017. Almost double the size of the US market. Makes sense when you consider the extra advantage of ditching the higher price of EU fuel. Gas is running about 60c a liter in the US at the mo. Tesla has about 12% of EU market.


    https://evobsession.com/europe-elect...597d-130227457
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