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Electric Vehicle Technology

Discussion in 'Technical' started by vfx, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

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    Double D'oh!
     
  4. vfx

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    Oh well...
     
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    I love standards - there's so many to choose from!
     
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    A whole smorgasbord of choices!
     
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    Very few cars will ever drive between these regions. Not really a big problem. A big problem is when there are multiple standards within one region. Europe has that problem at the moment for Level2 AC and needs to get it's act together.
     
  8. TEG

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    #8 TEG, Jun 16, 2011
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    Well, what about the Leaf being delivered with CHAdeMO into Europe and USA? I gather BMW may be planning to offer CHAdeMO as well in their next round of EVs. Japan standard FTW by default due to early global deployment?
     
  9. djsvice

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    cold weather usage of Tesla electric motor

    does the tesla motors work in cold climates i know we have a rav 4 ev being built here in Canada but would the range of operation change in cold as low as -40 C and will it even operate at that temperature ?
     
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    I want to talk about the battery.I don't know if you study this as hard as i do but a carbon nanotube battery could allow the model s 500+ mile range.Also it would allow a battery weight of just 250 lbs!please respond!!!
     
  12. mikennamorato

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    I wish i worked for tesla i could improve their cars so much...Lets talk about the battery.
     
  13. Robert.Boston

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    There are a lot of interesting battery techs in various stages of pre-commercial development. For a commercial automotive application, Tesla was wise to stick with well-proven technology. I sincerely hope that, as the battle among the competing battery technologies resolve, we'll see lighter and cheaper batteries for future iterations of the Model S and all EVs.
     
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    Nanotubes are the answer!
     
  15. Norbert

    Norbert TSLA will win

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    Yes, just a question of time.
     
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    Sounds like you want to work for Tesla's cell supplier, Panasonic, or another cell manufacturer. Tesla's expertise is assembling cells into large battery packs, which requires a quite different set of competencies.

    GSP
     

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