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by MitchJi
Dec 18 2018 2:46pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Impending Big big oil and big auto implosion plausible theory (video)
Replies: 22
Views: 412

Re: Impending Big big oil and big auto implosion plausible theory (video)

Environmental Defense Fund EDF Activist Briefing | December 2018 Your December EDF activist briefing is here, with everything you need to know about the fight for a better environmental future that happened in the past month. The National Climate Assessment The Trump Administration tried unsuccessf...
by MitchJi
Dec 16 2018 4:46pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Porsche sets charging record of 400kw
Replies: 14
Views: 349

Re: Porsche sets charging record of 400kw

Yeah, I don't get the hoo-har about "oh, how pointless - the grid would never take it". It's a proof of concept. Fuel stations on main roads tend to be surrounded by plenty of cheap, empty land with no neighbours. The reason you don't get it is you dream things up. No one said 'Oh, how pointless.' ...
by MitchJi
Dec 14 2018 11:18am
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: What’s stopping Ford and GM from building compelling EV’s?
Replies: 18
Views: 379

Re: What’s stopping Ford and GM from building compelling EV’s?

Somewhat relevant: https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-3-ev-makers-us-oil-industry-koch-brothers/ A recent expose published by The New York Times outlines an active campaign to roll back the country’s existing vehicle emissions rules. Earlier this year, the US government laid out a plan that aims ...
by MitchJi
Dec 13 2018 3:50pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: What’s stopping Ford and GM from building compelling EV’s?
Replies: 18
Views: 379

Re: What’s stopping Ford and GM from building compelling EV’s?

Tesla’s Model 3 deliveries in the US have reached new highs recently, but the European market could be even more lucrative, with Tesla recently reporting: “The mid-sized premium sedan market in Europe is more than twice as big as the same segment in the US. This is why we are excited to bring Model...
by MitchJi
Dec 13 2018 1:44pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Porsche sets charging record of 400kw
Replies: 14
Views: 349

Porsche sets charging record of 400kw

https://electrek.co/2018/12/13/porsche-electric-car-prototype-record-400-kw-charge-rate/ They didn’t reveal much about the “Porsche research vehicle” that they used to achieve the 400 kW charge rate, but they confirmed that it was equipped with a 90 kWh battery pack and it was able to add about 100 ...
by MitchJi
Dec 13 2018 1:39pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: What’s stopping Ford and GM from building compelling EV’s?
Replies: 18
Views: 379

Re: What’s stopping Ford and GM from building compelling EV’s?

So.... They COULD make "compelling" (??) EVs , but they wont bother until the market allows them to make a profitabe business case for doing it. Standard successful business practice, ...Produce what the Market demands,...NOT what you think it wants. Following in the footsteps of Kodak and Blackber...
by MitchJi
Dec 13 2018 1:30pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: What’s stopping Ford and GM from building compelling EV’s?
Replies: 18
Views: 379

Re: What’s stopping Ford and GM from building compelling EV’s?

What’s stopping Ford and GM from building compelling EV’s? Ironic given that GM made the first true production EV in the US (the EV1.) Although people around here have been fairly enamored of their Bolts. Tesla is currently the fifth in number of cars sold in the US, and they are still ramping prod...
by MitchJi
Dec 13 2018 1:23pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: What’s stopping Ford and GM from building compelling EV’s?
Replies: 18
Views: 379

Re: What’s stopping Ford and GM from building compelling EV’s?

The only way to compete with Tesla is to make an exceptional car. Neither Nissan nor Chevrolet really produce exceptional cars. Currently no one makes any money from EVs, certainly not Tesla, and GM etc dont even try to sell theirs in volume because they lose $$s on each one. So you either have to ...
by MitchJi
Dec 11 2018 12:54pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: What’s stopping Ford and GM from building compelling EV’s?
Replies: 18
Views: 379

What’s stopping Ford and GM from building compelling EV’s?

Jay Leno episodes on the Ford GT and corvette Z1. IMO they prove my contention that what is preventing Ford and GM from building great EV’s is their lack of vision, not engineering ability except for figuring out how to produce affordable battery packs, which boils down to lack of vision. 7-MCdfqL61...
by MitchJi
Dec 10 2018 3:38pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Impending Big big oil and big auto implosion plausible theory (video)
Replies: 22
Views: 412

Re: Impending Big big oil and big auto implosion plausible theory (video)

[youtube][/youtube] My bet is that big oil diversifies into generating electricity with oil. A nationwide EV fleet will need a shit-ton of electric power. With an oil glut and EVs all over the place, gasoline will become dirt cheap, so this is the natural last resort for oil companies.. Except that ...
by MitchJi
Dec 10 2018 2:38pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Impending Big big oil and big auto implosion plausible theory (video)
Replies: 22
Views: 412

Impending Big big oil and big auto implosion plausible theory (video)



It sounds possible to me. Imo sure that hhater disagree but if anyone else wants to discuss this I’d like to hear what you have to say.
by MitchJi
Dec 10 2018 12:22pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Tesla MS-MX refresh coming in April?
Replies: 8
Views: 328

Re: Tesla MS-MX refresh coming in April?

. ...... And where is that 7% capacity gain coming from ? 2170 cells are about 7% longer than 18650’s. But also 16% bigger on diameter = 40% more volume (capacity).? That only gives a capacity gain if they keep the same number of cells in the pack.. ...How likely is that in a new pack design ? If t...
by MitchJi
Dec 08 2018 2:58pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Tesla MS-MX refresh coming in April?
Replies: 8
Views: 328

Re: Tesla MS-MX refresh coming in April?

Hasnt Musk said previously, that there is no plan to change the cell configuration in the S X models ? https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-s-x-no-plans-use-2170-battery-cells-says-musk/ Also, one of Teslas main restrictions for M3 production is cell/pack production...to the point where they have ...
by MitchJi
Dec 08 2018 2:51pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Tesla MS-MX refresh coming in April?
Replies: 8
Views: 328

Re: Tesla MS-MX refresh coming in April?

Does that mean there will be a bunch of used Tesla packs up for grabs? Increased M3 production eventually means more wrecked Tesla’s which will mean more used Tesla packs at great prices. I had no trouble finding a good deal on a wrecked Volt pack. I’m sure that used M3 packs will be more plentiful...
by MitchJi
Dec 03 2018 6:00pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Video- Inside the massive Gigafactory where Tesla will soon make 60 percent of the world’s lithium-ion batteries
Replies: 10
Views: 404

Re: Video- Inside the massive Gigafactory where Tesla will soon make 60 percent of the world’s lithium-ion batteries

its not a matter of being right ..( im sure someone will find some error in what i have posted ).. ..but about correcting blatant false information , presented as fact. if its not pointed out , someone will copy/paste or quote it again ...just as MitchJi did. The other oems and hater are missing th...
by MitchJi
Nov 30 2018 11:18am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Video- Inside the massive Gigafactory where Tesla will soon make 60 percent of the world’s lithium-ion batteries
Replies: 10
Views: 404

Video- Inside the massive Gigafactory where Tesla will soon make 60 percent of the world’s lithium-ion batteries

Inside the massive factory where Tesla will soon make 60 percent of the world’s lithium-ion batteries https://www.theverge.com/transportation/2018/11/30/18118451/tesla-gigafactory-nevada-video-elon-musk-jobs-model-3 A senior analyst at Global Equities Research, LLC, likes to compare how Tesla has sp...
by MitchJi
Nov 20 2018 1:59pm
Forum: Large EV General Discussion
Topic: Tesla MS-MX refresh coming in April?
Replies: 8
Views: 328

Tesla MS-MX refresh coming in April?

MS-MX was refresh coming in April? Could be big if it’s only the cell change, but if it’s a general refresh that incorporates some of the M3 and MY production efficiency tech that would be huge. I bet that they could make the MS for about 20% more than the M3. Good luck to GM, Daimler, BMW etc. tryi...
by MitchJi
Nov 20 2018 1:13pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Elon Musk plans to inquire with Daimler about collaboration on an electric sprinter van
Replies: 9
Views: 320

Re: Elon Musk plans to inquire with Daimler about collaboration on an electric sprinter van

Hillhater wrote: I doubt Daimler needs much help from Musk to produce an EV Van..
They have a prety well developed program for EVs...
That’s foolishness.

Check the range of their delivery trucks compared with the Tesla semi!
by MitchJi
Nov 19 2018 1:43pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Elon Musk plans to inquire with Daimler about collaboration on an electric sprinter van
Replies: 9
Views: 320

Elon Musk plans to inquire with Daimler about collaboration on an electric sprinter van

I don’t believe that this is likely, but it does make a lot of sense. Daimler makes excellent vans but they really need help with batteries. It was a Daimler engineer who said that the Tesla semi defies the laws of physics. https://electrek.co/2018/11/19/tesla-mercedes-benz-electric-sprinter-van-elo...
by MitchJi
Nov 19 2018 1:26pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: ‘When will you build an electric car that is only half as sexy as a Tesla?’, German minister says to automakers
Replies: 2
Views: 434

‘When will you build an electric car that is only half as sexy as a Tesla?’, German minister says to automakers

https://electrek.co/2018/11/19/electric-car-half-sexy-tesla-german-automakers/ ‘When will you build an electric car that is only half as sexy as a Tesla?’, German minister says to automakers According to several German publications (via Spiegel), Altmaier made the comment on a panel about artificial...
by MitchJi
Nov 18 2018 5:58pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Buzzraw X full suspension electric minibikes unveiled by Coast Cycles
Replies: 0
Views: 153

Buzzraw X full suspension electric minibikes unveiled by Coast Cycles

https://electrek.co/2018/11/16/buzzraw-x-suspension-electric-bicycle/ Buzzraw X full suspension electric minibikes unveiled by Coast Cycles Buzzraw’s classic frame design If the Buzzraw X electric bicycles look familiar to you, it’s probably because you’ve seen the design before. Multiple companies ...
by MitchJi
Aug 16 2018 10:36am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Advice - take a Tesla M3 performance model test drive!
Replies: 0
Views: 352

Advice - take a Tesla M3 performance model test drive!

In the U.S. Tesla now has test drives of the M3 performance version in almost every Store. If you are at all interested I’d advise taking a test drive.

With 450HP the car is a blast to drive!
by MitchJi
Jul 14 2018 3:49pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Model 3
Replies: 111
Views: 5617

Re: Model 3

Interesting. I wish you the best. We got a dedicated Tesla owner here in Norway that really made a lot of videos on youtube. I am sure you have seen those? https://www.youtube.com/user/bjornnyland/videos Not to mention he got model X for free from Tesla as the referer that got most buyers to purcha...
by MitchJi
Jul 12 2018 8:24am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Model 3
Replies: 111
Views: 5617

Re: Model 3

I was not trying to dissagre we just don't know when air suspension will come and when the 200k units will be hit. I believe it’s clear that Tesla is planning to hit the 200k deadline in early July. We’ll know if I’m correct in a few weeks. I was correct: https://electrek.co/2018/07/12/tesla-tsla-f...