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  1. M

    Can a Tesla car be damaged if it is transported in an inclined position?

    I am planning to ship my Model 3 overseas and I have two options: a 40-foot consolidated (shared) container, or a 20-foot exclusive container, which costs $1,000 more. I've researched online and found images of shared containers. It appears that they often use the R-Rak racking system, which...
  2. Brando

    Earth Day - Tony Seba - Disruption of Oil, Petrol Vehicles, Coal

    22 April 2020 - Keynote for Visionary Day at the 1st World CleanTech Week eConvention Tony Seba has studied historical technology disruptions. He also recalls his projections 7 to 10 years back on where we would be in 2020 - see how accurate he was. Interesting and Informative about technology...
  3. FlyinLow

    To go ELECTRIC or not? That is the question...

    Maybe this is the right area to park my thoughts and encourage others to post theirs... I appreciate the people that come up to me and want to convince me that driving my Tesla Model S 85 is a bad idea. Buying a car can be an emotional experience, but for those looking to do a little more fact...
  4. SabrToothSqrl

    VW Gasses Monkeys and how they cheated... but mostly monkeys.

  5. Brando

    US Dept. of Transportation - Freight Data and Statistics

    Understanding the SEMI market Many of these are just one paragraph (I decided NOT to just cut and paste - always think it is better that people see original documents/data) So this just a small intro to Truck Freight and you can explore the rest of the site on your own. Shipment Size | Bureau...
  6. SabrToothSqrl

    BMW Driver, not familiar with [turn signal] buttons, can't find off switch

    'My gas pedal is stuck' man tells 911 as he barrels down interstate at nearly 100 mph
  7. SabrToothSqrl

    So... Blue....

    https://jalopnik.com/this-is-the-fascinating-way-lexus-created-its-absurdly-1822815267 OMG i want that blue. But in black. The voice overlay is hilarious. it's like a bad SNL skit.
  8. RedOctober

    Dirty Money

    i just watched the first episode of Netflix series Dirty Money. It was about VW and how corrupt the german automaker really is and at what lengths they will go to deceive the public. It’s a must watch for anyone who is wondering why some of us are never going to purchase another ICE vehicle.
  9. SabrToothSqrl

    All cars look like this after owning a Tesla...

    https://jalopnik.com/the-first-car-ever-built-was-incredibly-annoying-to-sta-1822657300 Hit up an auto show last weekend... saw nothing that even came close to making me think of buying it...
  10. DiversifiedOne

    When will Autonomous Vehicles become Reality?

    When Will Autonomous Vehicles Become a Reality and How Will They Really Be Used | Torque News
  11. mspohr

    Coal is the future of transportation

    Here's a guy who converted a perfectly good Land Rover Defender to run on coal: This man converted a 50-year-old Land Rover to run on coal (as one does) Performance and emissions both leave something to be desired.
  12. D

    Numberphile video: 70mph vs 100mph

    Interesting video from the Numberphile channel, , with a slightly surprising result. Drive safe out there! I like their idea for a speedo. The energy consumption chart we have is already non-linear. It'd be nice if that more clearly visualized higher consumption is due to speed. Right now the...
  13. mspohr

    Norway to make all short-haul flights electric (by 2040)

    Norway will make all short-haul flights electric by 2040 Interesting news item that Norway is going to try to use electric planes (not in production yet) to make all short-haul flights by 2040. They mention a few potential manufacturers Wright Electric, Boeing, Airbus, Siemens.
  14. gg_got_a_tesla

    Demographics from Google Street View and Cars

    What Google Street View tells us about income
  15. I

    Supercharger - Carmel, IN

    Carmel approves new Supercharger location at Old Meridian & Penn (Meijer parking lot). Bruce Kimball (@CarmelBruce) | Twitter
  16. ABCTG

    BYD auto store downtown Los Angeles

    I noticed a BYD auto store has opened up in downtown Los Angeles, Anyone checked it out? Thoughts? Opinions? Technology | Auto | BYD "Is not only the fruit of a sudden inspiration, but also the loneliness of exploring the unknown." BYD North America 1800 S. Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90015...
  17. SabrToothSqrl

    How do you Pump gas?!

    I thought this was hilarious, and maybe an opportunity to show them the light side ;) If they buy a Tesla, they will never have to get dirty gas on them! https://jalopnik.com/join-america-in-laughing-at-oregonians-freaking-out-abo-1821708958
  18. ACA Man

    They are way ahead of us

    China's Shenzhen city electrifies all 16,359 of its public buses
  19. arcus

    2017 in retrospect

    End of the year is usually a time to reflect on all sort of things. I have added one more to the list this time: EVs. Year 2017 in retrospect Let me know what you guys think. Dear moderators, hopefully it is OK to insert some shameless plug from time to time. Wishing everyone a Happy New Year!
  20. Electrifying

    Electric Ocean Cargo Ship with Wind/solar Charging stations along the route

    Electric ships have been popping up but most I hear are either ferry boats or short range shipping. For a half million ton oil tanker to be electric , it needs to be charged along its route. How feasible is it to have anchored or semi-floating wind/solar powered mega-chargers along busy...
  21. gavine

    ICE Engine Noise Hurdle

    I watch a lot of EV-related YouTube videos and read many articles on the EV industry. I often read viewer comments and an overwhelming majority of comments complain about the lack of engine noise. In comparisons between Tesla and Audi/BMW/MB, etc. too many people say they'll take the...
  22. A

    This Week Tesla & Companies

    To Where'ere Our Hearts Shall Thrust Us When a man finds the vehicle. You know she's the apple of his eye. If he lets you have a peep at it? You're cool. If he permits getting up close to touch and tinker? He respects your opinion. Find yourself in the passenger seat along for a ride...
  23. gg_got_a_tesla

    Canvas: Month2Month car "subscription" service

    Now that it looks like there's no chance in hell that wife and I will get her a Model 3 by year's end and given that her VW eGolf lease is expiring on Dec 15th, looking for short term car access alternatives and hit upon this: Canvas - A simple alternative to car ownership Ford offering...
  24. Grifon

    The Tesla Network and the Model 3

    I've been thinking about how and when the Tesla Network might debut. A lot of people seem to think the Tesla Network wont appear until full autonomy is achieved. I think it will arrive much earlier and I really think the Tesla Network will differentiate Tesla vs. competitors as much as the...
  25. Grifon

    The Tesla Network and the Model 3

    I've been thinking about how and when the Tesla Network might debut. A lot of people seem to think the Tesla Network wont appear until full autonomy is achieved. I think it will arrive much earlier and I really think the Tesla Network will differentiate Tesla vs. competitors as much as the...
  26. A

    Tesla Semi Unveil Takeaways

    Okay so it was a WOW factor. Nothing new there. Consistent with Tesla brand semi tickles ALL my gadgetaholic wanna tinker and touch it tendencies. Normal since personal Tesla discovery moment. I would add looks good enough to taste but that might be a bit much for some minds to wrap around...
  27. Olds442

    100 years ago, and in 100 years from now?

    Looking at cars from 1918, just to see where we were 100 years ago I can't help but wonder what cars will be like in another 100 years. thoughts? predictions?
  28. davidc18

    Honda "Lane Keeping Assist System" = 90% Tesla AP 1.0 FW 7.0

    We have just had the most interesting experience in a 2018 Honda Odyssey with the Honda Drivers Assurance package. The Honda system delivered 90% of what Tesla AP 1.0 FW 7.0 delivered during our 500 mile round trip between Miami and Disney World Orlando. We have just over 65,000 miles of Tesla...
  29. A

    Editorial: "Federal Electric Car Tax Credit, Once Bipartisan, Threatened by Republican Tax Reform"

    "Federal Electric Car Tax Credit, Once Bipartisan, Threatened by Republican Tax Reform" kochvsclean.com/federal-electric-car-tax-credit-bipartisan-threatened-republican-tax-reform/ Published on Monday 06Nov17. Please share and comment on impact to Telsa and US EV market as a whole, and what...
  30. J

    Auto industry mobilizes to keep EV tax credit alive

    Auto industry mobilizes to keep EV tax credit alive Is this a surprise? Will they be successful? Interesting that there was zero reference to Tesla.
  31. deonb

    1996 Honda Accord for $50k

    Mmm. I was going to get a Model 3 LR but now with the tax credit gone maybe I should get a Honda instead... Trending video swells price of used 1996 Honda Accord to $20K and rising Listing on eBay...
  32. B

    Need Community's Help! Purchase and Delivery Headaches!

    I have had an exhausting time with a current purchase and was hoping to reach out to the community here in hopes someone can help me. Basically I have purchased a Model X 30 days ago, and it still hasn’t been shipped out. Does anyone have a relationship with someone important in Tesla? Here...
  33. A

    This Week Tesla & Companies

    If you're a happy and you know it Tesla car owner you're probably shaking your head over this week's heightened media stories about the electric car company. Whereas investors are either scouting some legal office or steady trying to wrap their minds and money around Tesla's core values. Namely...
  34. T

    Anyone want a Tesla delivered from SF to Austin?

    I want to take a road trip to Austin... but don't feel like driving back. Anyone have a Tesla they're wanting to move down there? I can drive it down for you this week.
  35. A

    This Week Tesla And Companies

    "The drive by media." Over past few years don't permit much of what I hear or read to make it within even filtering range of my mental processes. Often it's a regurgitating experience. We exist in times that news has become a question mark? A thing to be bought sold refurbished repackaged by its...
  36. R

    Boring Company Non-Hyperloop Discussion

    This thread is intended as a place to focus on the system teased in the video using tunnels and electric skids for medium speed, medium distance mass transport. I don't know of any proposed name for the system, so I'll refer to it as the Atmospheric Pressure Tunnel System (APTS) until a name...
  37. S

    Would you opt out of m3 for FSD minivan?

    So I just read this article and thought about the implication if waymo comes out with their Chrysler minivan that's fully autonomous for about $300/month + $2.2/gallon of fuel used, I will seriously consider cancelling m3 reservation. Keep in mind that waymo is staying fsd will be reliable...
  38. K

    Elonroad: Guess that Mr. Musk must be flattered

    Swedish company has launched a pilot around what they named ELONROAD "ELONROADs concept involves a conductive rail laid on top of the road. It has inclined sides to make it smooth when changing lanes. Elonroad is 5 cm high and 30 cm wide.". Guess that Musk only can flattered that his name is...
  39. dauger

    Mood of an Unstoppable Transformation - CSM

    On the goal of "accelerating sustainable transport", are we (Tesla included) winning? I think we are. This article from the Christian Science Monitor I think is one of the better yet that sums up the very recent announcements by GM, Ford, MB, BMW, VW Group, and other majors to "electrify" or...
  40. voyager

    Just a thought: ideas to bring to Musk's attention

    Elon Musk has given us a perspective on the more widespread use of electric cars, batteries for energy storage in general, rockets that can land for reuse, rapid innercity transit via near-vacuum tubes... Wouldn't it be a good idea "to return the favor"? Have the creativity that is stored in...
  41. lunitiks

    GPU Technology Conference (GTC) 2018

    Munich Oct 10-12, 2017 Israel Oct 18, 2017 Taiwan Oct 26, 2017 DC Nov 1-2, 2017 Japan Dec 12-13, 2017 Silicon Valley March 26-29, 2018 Plz post all vids, slides/pdfs/docs you can get your hands on. I'll kick off with some good Jensen Huang action here (GTC China 2017) - best part is from 1:17:47
  42. TEG

    Range rover flush door handles

    Now where did they get that idea?!
  43. W

    Colorado Department of Transportation and Hyperloop One teeming up.

    CDOT Announces Colorado Selected as Hyperloop One Global Challenge Semifinalist —
  44. SabrToothSqrl

    Non-Tesla totalled over "tiny" damage

    Finally another make that's totaled... http://jalopnik.com/heres-how-a-corvette-was-totaled-because-of-one-inch-of-1806727930 was getting tired of Tesla being the only one.
  45. Skotty

    Aptera News

    Who's got some? I haven't heard even a whisper in a very long time. Sorry if you thought I had some. Ha! Sucker!
  46. JimVandegriff

    For Pacific Northwesters who want to see RV's.

    When Illijana and I were looking for RV's we went to the Portland RV show and thoroughly enjoyed the experience - you can see loads of RV's at good prices and compare them side by side. The show is at the Portland Expo center Thursday Sept. 14th to Sunday Sept. 17th. A discount coupon can be...
  47. selfbp

    Tesla, you broke my racecar

    Being silly me, loving the instant torque and reliability of the Model S platform, I drove my Camaro real good and hard yesterday for the first time since my Model S delivery, and after being spoiled by the Tesla bullet proof life, I wanted to do a clutch dump and shredded my differential on my...
  48. TMC Staff

    Take a Look Inside The Boring Company’s Test Tunnel

    Elon Musk recently posted a photo of a Tesla Model S being lowered into a tunnel dug in Los Angeles by The Boring Company and now we get a look inside the tunnel. Musk posted a new photo to Instagram that shows a Model S inside the 13.5 foot diameter tunnel. Musk’s plan is to transport...
  49. AnneBoleyn

    Dry cleaning in Model X

    new model x driver here. We can't figure out how or wear to our newly dry cleaned things. We travel a lot for business so our frunk is primarily used for computers and files, then our trunk space is limited with the seats up. Delorean doors don't allow for the traditional hanging mount. Has...
  50. J

    Formal Hire request

    Good Evening Everyone, My son is currently a year 12 student on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland (Caloundra Area) and he is a huge fan of electric cars (in particular Tesla - points them out every time he sees one)! He has his graduation evening on Wed the 15th of November at Coubold Park...