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Revolution Road

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by malcolm, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. malcolm

    malcolm Active Member

    Nov 12, 2006
    Do revolutions happen in the way that you expect? Or in a manner that you can influence?

    It's been a while since Tesla released all of its old patents online- hoping to kickstart more BEV initiatives.

    They've probably helped the Chinese and possibly Apple but Big Auto hasn't progressed beyond blinkered S - killers and X- killers - late-to-the-party, flashy machines all proposed in the hope that they will make Tesla go away.

    And so the innovation has continued. The D; the Autopilot.

    And now the 3.

    We'll probably miss the significance of it tbh.

    We've known about its coming for far too long.

    By this stage a mass market BEV with 250 miles of range for $35k doesn't seem compelling unless it also has a lengthy list of options we can shout/argue about.

    But this is the moment.

    The point where Big Auto have to take the battery electric drivetrain seriously.

    The point where the true potential of this technology begins to hit home.

    The point where it begins to dawn on everyone that this isn't just about a car or the electrification of personal transport. It's about cheap energy and cheap energy storage.

    Let's try not to miss the moment with endless "Where's my Ludicrous?" "The cupholders are wrong AGAIN!" "Those doorhandles are such a DEALBREAKER!"

    Enjoy the moment.

    Cos revolutions don't happen the way that you expect.
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