Go look up the episode on Wiki and watch it on Netflix or YouTube, it's on both. The test was fair I believe. They simply wanted to test an EV against the same car but with an ice. Prefect time for that since both cars were the same Lotus. I knew range would be an issue but it's an issue wit the super cars as well and for that matter Top Gear has had very expensive cars blow their engines and catch on fire.
It was fair watch it and shut up until you do simpleton.
Elon believes I have no doubt about that. Problem is Jim Jones also had a strong belief in himself. Those guys strapping bombs to themselves for suicide bombings believe they are doing for their God. They believe. Many people strongly believe in whatever they are doing, many are wrong in their beliefs. Justin Bieber probably believes he will have a long and great career. Doubt it, those guys almost always end in flames.
Hate to say butt it coming. Bad idea but Elon has no one around to him to stop himself. Kind of like Walt Disney, he would have gone BK without his brother Roy, Walt was the idea guy and could get things done. Roy was the business guy who had to keep Walt in check. Elon has no Roy.
I'll say it again Tesla will bomb in China. China is all about status and green doesn't sell there. How about a black long wheel base Buick??? That's what the cool guy drive over there. Actually they don't drive them they have drivers.
It was a known problem if you are going to sell to the German's. I few other places as well.
They need some sort of gear system for high speed driving. I think the roadster tried a 2 speed transmission or gearing or I'm not really sure how they were pulling off two gears??? It keep breaking so they went with one gear. Truthfully I never looked into how you would gear an electric car. Seems like you would do it between the electric motor, gears then attach the wheel. ???? For that matter it seems like a gearing system would increase your range at highway speeds. Must be reason why there aren't gears???
Time for some DD.
Recycling these batteries is a hard thing to do as in it will probably cost more then just throwing them. There will be no gain from recycling.
I watched the latest season with no Tesla talk. Write article??? I'll check it out I don't usually read the articles on their site but I do always watch the show.
Side note Top Gear seems to be about over, I wouldn't mind seeing a show with Clarkson and May just driving around in cars talking them through like they did with the Saab.
For the thousandth time where is that hydrogen coming from??? If you say water you are a fool. Do some research yourself.
Green is for the peasants not for the all knowing important rich. Their time is more valuable so they use pirate jets. For that matter security is for the peasants as well, you don't show up 2 hours early for a pirate jet.
That's a straight up Lotus. In fact years ago Top Gear tested the lotus against the Tesla roadster to see which did better EV or ICE. I thought it was good test but the Tesla's had some problems, Elon went law suit and Top Gear is likely to never say the word Tesla again. Not that they're afraid but who cares about some little creep named Elon and his nothing company???
Solar would work if the PV panels were much more efficient. If they worked on a different wave length that would work but no such tech exists to my knowledge. Wind farms aren't a bad idea for the most part but again they have problems. Tide generators are a good idea but again anything you put in the ocean will rot away over time.
Would be nice if someone came up with a green source of power but it's just not out there right now. Cold fusion??? People have been chasing that unicorn for a while now and no progress. No progress because it very well be impossible to do on a small controlled level.
Political types are not science people usually lawyers or rich do gooders would just follow the feel good crowd. The feel good crowd has some very smart people in it who have their own reason for doing things and it's not to save the world.
Every alternative anything has run into problem. There's a reason we use fossil fuels.
Global warming??? Yes it's been going on since the ice age. Something like 10,000 years. Would you prefer an ice age??? Some where down the line there will be another ice age. For that matter a giant volcanic eruption could cause chaos for years.....will that happen?? Many things out of mans control can happen with very large effects on the total plant.
Everything that has ever been built on the ocean has over time fallen into the ocean, that's the way it works. I have no concern about trying protect the rich in NYC from water problems down the road 50 or a 100 years from now. For that matter every neighborhood commercial or residential has a useful life then it turns to #$%$ and needs to be basically rebuilt. Buildings have a useful life then they need to be gutted. Just a matter of time. Just rebuild on higher ground.
Whole idea there is to trap shares of stock in "safe" mutual funds that will have to hang on to the stock. No reason in the world for this to be a dividend stock except for that.
On that theory that would make gold and silver should be a good buy. I think it's more a problem of profit taking, taxes etc. all along with too many stocks that are over valued. The main question is a 10% hair cut or something much heavier????