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Lengthy interview with Elon Musk & Chris Paine

Discussion in 'News' started by Mycroft, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. Mycroft

    Mycroft Life happens

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    #1 Mycroft, Oct 26, 2011
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    Business Insider: "Elon Musk: Refining Gas Uses More Electricity Than Electric Cars" Oct 26, 2011

    Nice, long interview.

     
  2. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    Fisker jab I guess, but stones... glass house. Roadster rollout had its own delays.
     
  3. ckessel

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    Or maybe he just didn't want to leave room for doubters.
     
  4. Todd Burch

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    He might be just giving a ballpark figure, but that's 250 Wh/mi...
     
  5. ckessel

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    Yea, looks like he's rounding. 300 miles / 85kWh * 5 = 17.65 miles for 5 kWh. Still good though.
     
  6. Todd Burch

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    Elon's telling us how far the car goes on a given amount of energy.

    But with what you're saying--you're making the assumption that 100% of that 85 kWh is used for 300 miles of range. We know that in range mode, 90% (or is it 80%?) of the battery is used to get 300 (or maybe more) miles.

    Can't remember which, but assuming 90%, that's: 90%*85 kWh/300mi = 255 Wh/mi.

    All based on unverified numbers of course, but to me Elon is giving a more direct indication of Wh/mi.
     
  7. Norbert

    Norbert TSLA will win

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    With the aerodynamic wheels, range is about 320 miles.
     

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