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Elon Musk's secret project

Discussion in 'Tesla Motors' started by Axel, Sep 27, 2009.

  1. Axel

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    #1 Axel, Sep 27, 2009
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    I was reading this article and stumbled upon this little gem of a quote:

    He was speaking about the planned sub-$30,000 vehicle scheduled for ~2016. I'm assuming it has to be some sort of new battery tech they're working on. Going out on a limb, I'd say it's new way to manufacture the battery cheaply, not Li-S. But I suppose it could be anything.

    Any good speculation about what the secret project could be?

    Edit: Original link. http://www.onpointradio.org/2009/09/teslas-elon-musk-on-a-sub-30000-electric-car
     
  2. Tdave

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    Elon talks to much. It won't be a secret for long. Also, notice it says "potential" secret project. I'm guessing it was conceived within recent weeks, and is just talk at this point.
     
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    Axel, perhaps you could provide a link to the original article. Knowing when EM said this would be helpful.
     
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  5. Axel

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    Thanks raymond, I thought I had the original link in the first post, but I guess I missed it.
     
  6. Chris H.

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    It could be a production deal with Daimler to ship gliders to the US, with Tesla adding the drive train in the US. Similar to the deal with Lotus for the Roadster.

    I have no specific knowledge of this. I'm just suggesting a possibility.
     
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    According to the latest update on BlueZero concept
    So Tesla could possibly work on pack integration for the whole platform using Li-Tec's (Mercedes-Evonik JV) cells. However, in that case they would be competing with JV's own offering. Unless CERIO®serve is a system developed by/licensed from Tesla Motors. Oh the possibilities ...
     

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