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So Easy For Tesla to Move the Goalposts

Dec 2, 2017
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A team of German engineers painstakingly redesign the crankshaft. After months of combined effort, they achieve a 40hp increase and congratulate each other.

Meanwhile at Tesla, Elon gives a lone software engineer the nod... After a few keystrokes to change a line of software code, Tesla Model 3 max power is up 5%. All too easy.
 

PoitNarf

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Reminds me of half of all Star Trek episodes:

“We have this difficult problem to overcome, but our current technology can’t fix it!”

* 45 minutes later in the show *

“Good job, Data. With this new algorithm the solution is so easy now!”
 
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In reality Tesla will have spend significant time and energy reviewing wear and tear on the Model 3 and decided that they can increase the power output by 5% without significantly increasing warranty costs.
 
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MXWing

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Reminds me of half of all Star Trek episodes:

“We have this difficult problem to overcome, but our current technology can’t fix it!”

* 45 minutes later in the show *

“Good job, Data. With this new algorithm the solution is so easy now!”

Actually... when it comes to Starfleet engineers, we were fed the red pill.

Scotty didn't actually need 45 minutes.

All he needed was 5.. but how the f was he gonna be a “miracle worker” if he told the Captain it would only take 5.

Say it takes an hour, stall for 40, do it in 5.

My universal bull *sugar* translator is on point when evaluating employees who think they “show effort” and “””work hard”””.
 
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ewoodrick

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In reality Tesla will have spend significant time and energy reviewing wear and tear on the Model 3 and decided that they can increase the power output by 5% without significantly increasing warranty costs.
Agree.
With what I think was one of the first S upgrades, they had to increase the size of the buss bars. But things like that take time and testing.
 
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ModelNforNerd

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This is a wash because the ICE manufacturers must do this, too.

They sure do......the next model year, you can go into the dealership, eat a heaping helping of depreciation on your current car, and get that 5% extra power in the new model.

A wash, you say? No. Not hardly. I will park my car just a little closer to the wifi hotspot one night, and the next morning, I'll have 5% more peak power.

Cool story, though.
 

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