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Elon Musk Reveals the Next Big Automotive Trend: Gasoline

Discussion in 'Charging Standards and Infrastructure' started by deonb, Oct 9, 2017.

  1. deonb

    deonb Supporting Member

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    Interesting article from Fortune:

    Tesla's Elon Musk Reveals the Next Big Automotive Trend: Gasoline


    At a press conference held at the automaker’s headquarters, Musk announced that Tesla will begin mass production of a gas-powered vehicle in 2022. He plans to call this vehicle the Model T.
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    “We can definitely make a innovative new car, but that’s not the hard part,” Musk said. “The hard part is, how do you make an innovative new car that Americans actually want to buy? We think we have the answer.”
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    The Model T will be the company’s first vehicle powered by an internal combustion engine. The model specifications boast a capacity of five passengers and roughly 31 miles per gallon on the highway. The vehicle will not have any autopilot capabilities (the company’s signature “Ludicrous Mode” has been swapped out for “Sensible Mode”) nor software available for over-the-air updates.
     
  2. skitown

    skitown Supporting Member

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    Huh. I didn't realize Fortune had a "satire" section. Seems like stuff that didn't make the cut from my local paper's yearly April Fool's article.
     
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  3. mkjayakumar

    mkjayakumar Active Member

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    When did Onion buy Fortune.com?
     
  4. skitown

    skitown Supporting Member

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    Also my thought.
     
  5. ecarfan

    ecarfan Well-Known Member

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    Given the reality that in the past 5 years Tesla has sold an order of magnitude more $100K EVs than anyone thought possible, this "satire" isn't even amusing, it's just lame.

    The point of satire is to exaggerate reality in a humorous way to make a point. The Fortune piece fails to do that.
     
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