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Discussion in 'Video' started by Zzzz..., Nov 19, 2013.

  1. Zzzz...

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    #1 Zzzz..., Nov 19, 2013
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    It is quite old(September) video, but very interesting one.

    Slide of four wheel drivetraine, statistic that total li-ion industry produced 27GWh in 2012 and Tesla alone expect to consume 40GWh batteries in five years. And nice life-cycle comparison of Model S vs S class in terms of CO2 or kWh.

    And only 350 views so far, so I assume not many people saw this video.

     
  2. Bearman

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    Great talk, thanks!
     
  3. Denarius

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    It is interesting that in their engineering focuses they list torque control and pedal feel as their 3rd priority. I think we just saw some of that research come to our cars in 5.8.
     
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    Great find, thanks!
     
  5. B.TSLA

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    Great Vid!
     
  6. Mayhemm

    Mayhemm Model S P85+ "Lola"

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    You're right, I had not seen this particular video before.

    Thanks for posting!
     
  7. wycolo

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    Origins of TM in that garage & living room, a classic company startup.

    Thanx!!
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    Interesting on one of JB's last slides it says GEN III is a "sedan and crossover". Not sure that I'd read about the crossover part before.
     
  9. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    What a brilliant yet unassuming guy. Would dearly love to work for him on Gen 3 and beyond ;)
     
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    Gawd, he is 37. Now I feel like a complete loser.
     
  11. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

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    Crossover will be the Model Y.
     
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    GEN III refers to two vehicles, not one. Both will use the same tech and batteries, just like how the Model S and Model X use the same tech and batteries. So we'll see a smaller sedan, and we'll see a smaller crossover. I'm guessing the next two after that will be a truck and a sports car. AFAIK Tesla's plan is to never make more than 6 different vehicles (I forget where I read that... I think Elon said that in a recent interview). Personally, I'd like to see Tesla branch out after this slightly and make some electric motorcycles and jet skis and boats too. Maybe a plane by that point with the latest tech. Hopefully that won't have the "pullover now, vehicle shutting down" warning lol
     
  13. RobStark

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    His slides say 700k Gen III cars produced in 2019.

    Freemont makes a maximum of 500k cars.

    Hmmm.
     
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    Weren't they going to make a factory in Europe somewhere?
     
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    I'd bet on China if they do well there in the early going.
     
  16. RobStark

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    They have the assembly plant in Tilburg The Netherlands to bypass EU tariffs which could be converted to a manufacturing plant with some stamping presses and robots.

    - - - Updated - - -

    I think Tesla qualifies for the EV exemption to the punitive automotive tariffs. I think they can export up to 100k cars at the standard tariff.

    I saw Elon say on some Youtube vid a factory in China is a long way off since it requires a local Chinese partner and they have to figure out how to protect intellectual property to prevent local Chinese partner from opening their own factory making knockoff Teslas.
     
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    What I like is that Tesla started in a garage. Many great companies start this way. Even with Elon's backing, it took a number off years to convince VC to invest. I also like that TM was experimenting wtih 18650 cells so many years ago. Going with small laptop batteries that are mass-produced and relatively cheap instead of large automotive lithium batteries is different from other OEMs and has paid off well. Also, going with a sports car initially was the right move as well. Proof of concept was done by AC Propulsion in 2003 (T-Zero - LA to LV in one charge), and Tesla ran with this idea.

    Anyway, very impressive beginning to a great company!
     

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