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  1. Brando

    Hypothetically what would be worse for my battery longevity?

    MY understanding. BETWEEN 80-20% -- (rule of thumb for most all Li-Ion batteries) When charging to max. start driving (don't let the battery sit at max.) Leave town to beat traffic, then SuperCharge when needed. get it? Constant improvement means you should READ your manual for when your...
  2. Brando

    Will running the AC on low consume less battery than running it on high?

    Experiment. In Daytona, FL 78 kept humidity down, and this saved money. Worked great. The only problem was you got used to 78, and needed a sweater for shopping.
  3. Brando

    Ford requiring owners of F-150 Lightnings to not sell them in first year

    Rivian controls the costs. If they can't make a profit, they go bankrupt. Even Elon (talking with Silicon Valley Tesla Club) has pointed out that Rivian headed for Bankruptcy UNLESS they figure out how to actually make a profit. [cut current costs down]
  4. Brando

    Model Y P vs Rivian R1S

    Tesla (Drew Baglino) said SuperCharger Network run as a separate profit center. And Tesla constant improvement. PowerWalls, solar, food maybe.
  5. Brando

    Resale of High Mileage Teslas

    You can always fix up a car. Even the interiors.
  6. Brando

    Model Y P vs Rivian R1S

    Car makers and/or government agencies --- What could go wrong ?? Just about anything you can imagine.
  7. Brando

    Ford requiring owners of F-150 Lightnings to not sell them in first year

    I really wonder what would happen IF we just let people freely do what ever they wanted to do ??? The chaos would be fun to watch.
  8. Brando

    COVID Infects Tesla 12V batteries

    Tesla has always had 12v lead acid car battery until this new Likthium battery replaced the lead acid one. 12 volt batteries & parts for over 100 years.
  9. Brando

    COVID Infects Tesla 12V batteries

    I'd suggest going to ethernet Power over Ethernet - Wikipedia safe power levels, smaller wiring, networking (vs single wire) (saves weight both size % number of wires)
  10. Brando

    Why Elon Musk refuses to put the 4680 battery in Model S and X

    I wanted to get wine for dinner, so I asked a non-wine drinker for his opinion. I'm so smart, no?
  11. Brando

    Tesla Van

    It is a Van. Companies might really like these limits. IF you have kids (<21) you might also like these limits. How about elderly parents ?? Seems to me this is a niche where Ford won't make enough for demands. We shall see.
  12. Brando

    Sandy Munro interview Jehu Garcia - June 2022 Musk Mission & Industry

    Sandy Munro is a hands-on, self-made American businessman and owner of Munro & Associates, Inc. He is known as an extraordinary innovator and famous for his Lean Design® methodology, which has helped many major OEM’s catapult their products to market domination. Known as a straight-shooting...
  13. Brando

    Tesla sensor reliable.

    Tesla started with cameras, radar, sonar (for garages/parking) Dropping radar which wasn't adding useful data - conflicts between radar and cameras was just adding extra noise. It will be interesting to see if new Samsung cameras see infrared and if Tesla finds useful.
  14. Brando

    What happens to salvage tesla battery packs

    ebay motors https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2499334.m570.l1313&_nkw=tesla+batteries&_sacat=6028
  15. Brando

    "I rented an electric car for a 4-day road trip." -Fox Business Article

    I flew 3 weeks a month on business trips and bought NYT & WSJ at the airports. [2 to 6 flights/week] Most serious business people did. Got subscriptions at the office. Later years at the Library or coffee shops. Now I can't remember the last time I bothered looking at either. [nor the...
  16. Brando

    What happens to salvage tesla battery packs

    What did Coparts say?
  17. Brando

    All discussion of Rivian Automotive

    I worry about Rivian execution. I think too many models and too many options too soon. Focus and execute one project at a time, then move on to the next. We shall see how they do over the next 4 years.
  18. Brando

    EV industry

    StealerShips drop prices to move inventory, right?
  19. Brando

    4680 batteries, what is the advantage?

    Cylindrical can be produced much faster than pouch - so at volumes cheaper to make.
  20. Brando

    How Tesla Plugged In America (feat. Chad Schwitters) | Tesla Motors Club Podcast #9

    https://www.tesla.com/VehicleSafetyReport
  21. Brando

    4680 batteries, what is the advantage?

    https://cleantechnica.com/2022/05/18/tesla-model-3-model-y-outsell-all-new-cars-in-california-in-q1-2022-even-ice-cars/ Poor Tesla, so busy cheating Panasonic that Panasonic didn't make enough batteries. Just how nativewolf has these insights, I find amazing. Just imagine how many sales Tesla...
  22. Brando

    EV industry

    Sadly StealerShips charging +$10,000 see:
  23. Brando

    Tesla Van

    small correction: Elon has 5 kids from first wife [sadly first child died, then triplets & twins] and now he has two more children with Grims (7 total).
  24. Brando

    BMW using a brushed motor

    How would an owner know if "brushes" were a problem? Know the cost? or know what a "fair" replacement price would be? The dream of RoboTaxi service -- costs & wait times reasonable -- as an alternative to ownership seems a fine idea.
  25. Brando

    Elon Musk documentary/factual tonight

    Buffet, Gates, Bezos, Duponts, Rockerfellow, Soros ... All of US Congress people seem to have 100 Millions each, Obama $ billion and you are worried about Musk ???? https://www.forbes.com/forbes-400/
  26. Brando

    Vendor Project Emotiv3 - Track Car Build

    Consider Battery Swap
  27. Brando

    F-150 Ford Lightning

    Seems only Tesla web-site has MSRP. That -DealerShip- StealerShip really wants your money.
  28. Brando

    F-150 Ford Lightning

    ANYONE seeing electric vehicles on dealer lots? i.e. No vehicle maker meeting demand - not even Tesla - every electric vehicle made has a buyer waiting. right?
  29. Brando

    All discussion of Rivian Automotive

    Ford Motor Company's market share ... from a high of 29.3 percent in 1961 to 14.6 percent in 2016. and 12.63% 2021. Seems Ford has a tradition to keep up - or rather down - downward market share. https://www.aei.org/carpe-diem/animated-chart-of-the-day-market-shares-of-us-auto-sales-1961-to-2016/
  30. Brando

    FPL Advertisement about EV charging

    IF you can figure out how to get off grid (and NOT be forced to pay monthly fees) this would be cheapest long term solution. I never saw any utility work to actually lower rate payers costs. side note: China 36% electricity generation was from WIND last year.
  31. Brando

    Cybertruck design/features

    Suspect Tesla will offer different tire/wheel sizes on CyberTruck. Why?? - supply & cost - different use cases -- RoboTaxis vs OffRoad vs Towing vs RV - you get the idea. May just let the tire industry offer options or even Unplugged Performance ?? It will be interesting to watch and see...
  32. Brando

    CyberTruck Design

    put pictures on your white walls add your custom interior ... buttons, dials, lights, instruments, seats, whatever you want.
  33. Brando

    F-150 Ford Lightning

    mark up less than I imagined
  34. Brando

    All discussion of Rivian Automotive

    Suspect Rivian is worth a gamble. Only bet what you are willing to loose.
  35. Brando

    F-150 Ford Lightning

    Ford Lightning is only a 3 year wait time (200,000 pending orders) get your order in now. Either you or the StealerShip can flip? Won't build enough fast enough - will they? no one meeting electric demand, not even Tesla.
  36. Brando

    Electric Trains

    You are correct !! I was wrong !!
  37. Brando

    Electric Trains

    US rail tracks are in very bad shape [silver lining: therefore the speeds are low and great mileage is possible]
  38. Brando

    F-150 Ford Lightning

    I suspect F-x50 buyers are tough. They won't complain, will they? Too tough to cry.;)
  39. Brando

    F-150 Ford Lightning

    drive that f-150 for 200,000 - seems you'll need another lifetime. You can be one of the last to buy gasoline. Charge your friends for dump runs - and they will pay for all your gas. You'll make friends too.
  40. Brando

    All discussion of Rivian Automotive

    try to explain this https://insideevs.com/news/580505/tesla-supercharger/#:~:text=Tesla%20was%20denied%20a%20grant
  41. Brando

    All discussion of Rivian Automotive

    This Aussie one of the better monitors of electrification IMHO. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjzi56cxvmEDwjo1Bd2Yxpg gM VW
  42. Brando

    2022 One Lap of America - Plaid Model S

    Tesla Model S Plaid becomes first EV to win a round at One Lap of America https://driveteslacanada.ca/model-s/tesla-model-s-plaid-win-one-lap-of-america/
  43. Brando

    All discussion of Rivian Automotive

    quick google search: Within 24 months, Ford will have the global capacity to produce 600,000 battery electric vehicles annually. In addition to scaling Lightning production, Ford recently announced the tripling of production for the Mustang Mach-E and expects to reach 200,000-plus units per...
  44. Brando

    All discussion of Rivian Automotive

    Side Note: Ford Lightning planned production has doubled. Can Ford now produce? Mach e production growth? New factory in China - when? Any VW brands showing rapid growth? I doubt any Legacy Auto will show +50% Year Over Year growth. I hope to be surprised.
  45. Brando

    Discussion: Is the 4680 a fast charging million mile battery?

    https://www.iea.org/data-and-statistics/charts/evolution-of-li-ion-battery-price-1995-2019
  46. Brando

    Cybertruck design/features

    a gallon of water weighs about 8.3 pounds five gallons of water weighs 41.64 pounds cubic meter = 1,000 kgs
  47. Brando

    All discussion of Rivian Automotive

    Rivian has no Tesla competing model yet. Interesting to compare CyberTruck & Rivian sales numbers. Well, interesting to compare all electric truck models in say 2024.
  48. Brando

    Cybertruck design/features

    Almost as high as Europe used to be. Norway ~ $2.60 / liter = ~ $10/gallon. wow
  49. Brando

    All discussion of Rivian Automotive

    $73k - $85k MSRP?? sold for $128k ==> at least +$43,000 over MSRP Rich people get what they want. no matter the cost

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