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Genius! Tesla's designers made the space between the rear wheel wells EXACTLY...

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by carrerascott, Apr 26, 2013.

  1. carrerascott

    carrerascott FUEL FTR

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    ...the right width to fit 2 large pizzas. I was delivery dad to my son's school today, delivered 12 pizzas. They fit perfectly (the kids already grabbed some boxes before I could snap a pic...)

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  2. joshuaeven

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    Now THAT is great engineering!
     
  3. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    In proper TMC fashion, I believe we should have a multi-page debate on a few branch topics:
    (1) optimal pizza box stacking pattern for space efficiency
    (2) optimal pizza box stacking pattern for retaining pizza freshness and shape
    (3) estimated heat produced per box and associated climate control recommendations
    (4) how many miles could be driven if pizza heat was translated into battery energy
    (5) the "correct" mixture of pizza topping combinations expressed as a function of N pizzas
    (6) whether the "60" 2nd row seat should be kept up or put down
    (7) with climate control set at a specific comfort level (say 70F), how long the pizza will remain "reasonably fresh"; and estimate that in miles as a function of S (speed)
    (8) how efficient pizza is as a combustible fuel compared to standard sources

    ;)
     
  4. Cheerose

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    9) How long until Tesla partners with Domino's to create vehicles with heat coils in the frunk...
    10) How Pizza Hut/Papa Johns/local pizza shop is much better than Domino's (which gets moved into Snippiness)
    11) How come I can't get that in my car now?
    12) Al & Ed's putting the coils in the rear trunk area
     
  5. ElSupreme

    ElSupreme Model S 03182

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    How about 'food energy' could be put into the battery.

    So lets say you can stack 10 high. You could fit 20 pizzas.

    Dominoes says there are ~2400 Calories in a single large pepperoni pizza.
    Nutritional Info CalMeter - Domino's Pizza, Order Pizza Online for Delivery - Dominos.com

    For a grand total of 48,000 Calories. Not too bad, but food Calories are equivalent to 1000 calories, so add three zeros. That is roughly 55.8 kWh of energy. Or a full charge on a 60kWh car!
    48000000 calories in kWh - Wolfram|Alpha

    So if you can manage a paltry 300 Wh/mile you could drive about 186 miles.
     
  6. Arnold Panz

    Arnold Panz Model Sig 304, VIN 542

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    Brianman, thanks for a great laugh today. I needed it! :)
     
  7. Rodolfo Paiz

    Rodolfo Paiz P85 "Plug and Play"

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    Bravo! Great lift to my Friday workload.

    I'm off to make a Panamera owner cry... yay! :-D
     
  8. phx182flyer

    phx182flyer P11051

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    LMFAO (and so true!)
     
  9. Citizen-T

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    The obvious one was how much does 12 pizzas in the back affect your range...
     
  10. satchy

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    Even better, pizza boxes fit perfectly in the frunk recess, don't odor up the cabin, and the cargo net holds them in place. Engineering marvel!
     
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    Need to get some the 'Collision' thread posters to discuss the physics of pies in motion.... that's worth 30+ pages right there...
     
  12. K Hall

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    I cant stop laughing. Thanks for the humor guys!
     
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    +one
     
  14. Soflason

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    Now, the real pending question is - what should be in those boxes: Sally's or Pepe's pizza in New Haven, Lombadi's or John's in NY, or maybe Pizza Uno (original) or Gino's in Chicago -- for all pizza super-fans?

    And, even more important who does it best - New Haven, NY, or Chicago?

    (My vote: Sally's in New Haven and for those who really know the secret spots: Roseland in Derby, CT)
     
  15. Babylonfive

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    Slightly OT, but I was at Lowe's today and picked up three upper cabinets 24 x 36 x 12", each in a protective box.

    I rolled a flatbed cart out to Nikki, and immediately drew a crowd. One-third was Lowe's employees asking if I needed help with those big boxes and two-thirds customers quizzically trying to figure out how i would get them home. The precipitant was me opening the frunk and hefting the big box up, only to realize it wouldn't fit. At the height of gawking I had 12 people around me -- I simply dropped the back seats and pushed all three boxes neatly in. They fit rather amazingly, but there was lots of room on each side for lots more stuff that I didn't have.

    Tesla time ensued, of course... 45min later I was finally driving home again. :wink:

    Wow.
     
  16. Ocelot

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    :biggrin::tongue::biggrin:
     
  17. aronth5

    aronth5 Long Time Follower

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    How about recipes for cooking meals by placing them on the hot engine. What a fun thread that would be. Baked potatoes anyone?
    Oh I forgot- no engine, :smile:
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  18. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    I used to heat my lunch that way when this was my ride:
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  19. Plug Me In

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    You gotta put 'em in the frunk for the wow factor. My car runs on Pizza Power!
     
  20. jomo25

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    Also happened to be a perfect fit.
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