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Tesla meet with Chinese delegation

Discussion in 'Tesla Motors' started by dpeilow, Feb 17, 2009.

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    #3 TEG, Apr 2, 2009
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    You might recall a show about the Eliica 8 wheeled EV...
    (looks like the show got removed from YouTube though)
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    In the show they (Elica Team & Mitsubishi) went to Li-Ion suppliers in China in search of cheaper batteries. (Elica used $150K of Japanese Li-Ions cells at the time). There were concerns over the quality of the cells they could get from China.

    The price may be good, but is quality of materials and quality control good enough?

    http://planet.betterplace.com/profiles/blogs/eliica-370-kmh-japanese
     
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    At the same time, a certain CEO insists that Quality Control in Chinese factories can be of the highest quality if properly managed.
     
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    Will The Chinese Buy A Tesla? - Forbes

     
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    I wonder if Elon has seen "The Pirates Of Silicon Valley"?
     

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