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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    It's a growth company not designed to distribute cash in the growth stage.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    No, I'm not saying that the stock market price reflects of the value of the company. Today the value of the company is based up on what is behind Elon's eyes and between his ears as is the case with any startup company, the value is all inside the entrepreneurs head. No one has left Tesla that...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    https://www.agweb.com/news/machinery/used-machinery/machinery-pete-why-used-equipment-prices-have-dealers-worried Apparently Musk is seeing the same thing that's going on in the tractor dealers concerns as it's in the auto manufacturers concerns. Anyone concerned about the stock price of Tesla...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Fool's gold may be valuable after all after 'unheard of' discovery For those that do not have full access to the internet, it's just about they found out that fool's gold contains lithium.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Thankfully, I do not own any Tesla stock that need protection from the truth. :) Truth is a funny thing. It's kind of like cream sooner or later it finds its way to the top and cast the rest in bad light.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    https://www.businessinsider.com/waymo-self-driving-robotaxi-cars-without-drivers-amazing-tech-review-2024-4 As an EV realistic for the past 4.5 years due to EV ownership I found this article interesting. Waymo like Tesla and others have spent billions of dollars to get the technology to this...
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    Cataracts and other visual concerns!

    Late today but just before dark I was looking out at a white building and it was kind of flickering between white and yellow, white and yellow. Then I realized what my brain was doing was trying to pick which one it wanted to choose and that was my visual experience today with one eye having an...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Both of our kids are looking at getting a hybrid next time because they live in apartments and they're not yet equipped for EV charging at the apartments.
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    Cataracts and other visual concerns!

    It sounds like that doctor does not use the new approach where no stitches or glue is used, etc. Even around here, it seems like all the high volume cataract clinics pretty much use the nearest technology. My surgery was early on Wednesday afternoon and I had to go back to my optometrist at...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    If you were a multi-millionaire or multi-billionaire, would you work for Tesla until you dropped? 🙂 From day one Musk never wanted to be in the low margin auto manufacturing industry. He has stated if GM had not so cruelly ripped the leased EV1 out of the hands of the people begging to keep it...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    I never realized the father of the GTO is also the father of the DeLorean. Watching this story reminded of the unfolding Tesla/SpaceX story . People not into muscle cars will not give it the two hours.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    When I see that you're doing more for my country and the kids in my country than Tesla I may start agreeing with you. In the meantime, keep posting often because you are a one-man stock pump by drawing attention to the EV industry and Tesla in specific.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    I expect the 100 to $300 trading range will stay intact for a good while especially until robo taxis and FSD is bringing in the Jack. They have been spending a billion plus annually for the last 2 or 3 years to get their compute power up so that they could pull off FSD and the Tesla bot...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Since when has business been about having a fat head count? During periods of fast growth you typically have some dead wood that gets in the company. Maybe has nothing to do with the persons but just the nature of it and look how many jobs are changing. Look at the what the other companies are...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    It's about time to look at all employees after years of fast growth as they prepare for the next growth wave .
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Science fiction and the present are merging perhaps. I never as a child out in the tobacco patch dreamed of having a robot taking me on my midnight coffee run by delaying SS until age 70. Glad I listened to my CPA instead of my coffee drinking buddy when I was 62 but it was tempting due to...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    A national automotive empire that turned out to be the blueprint for Elon Musk international blueprint to put self-driving EVs Internationally! https://www.miningjournal.net/news/superior_history/2024/04/henry-ford-in-the-u-p/
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    How do you explain the useless class that already exists today?
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    How do you explain the useless class that already exists today?
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    At least the guy was smart enough to marry someone smarter than himself to increase the quality of their potential gene pool. 🙂 Now I see why I thought they had taken the nags out of the AI version of FSD. :( Clearly he has not heard about the $99 per month price change. The 8/8/2024 reveal...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    How self driving EVs may prevent some of the life's bumps! https://www.foxnews.com/tech/how-ai-is-paving-way-to-smoother-streets-using-autonomous-robots
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    You're letting your mind play tricks on you again by projection your thoughts on others.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    This is a brilliant move. This inventory would be basically worthless in bankruptcy, but at least now they're raising some cash and increasing the runway by a few inches. Technically it sounds like they deserve to survive, but as was the case with Tesla in the past. But as long as they're in the...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Now I better understand one reason why the rear tires wear faster on our 2023 Tesla Model Y Dual Motor. It has an induction motor on the front and permanent magnet motor on the rear. The 30 minute video is technical.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Upgrades to the city- streets driving stacks seems to be the main thing and I haven't looked at all the other non FSD updates. After dealing with version 11. XXX for 14 months I am totally impressed with FSD supervised version. 12.3.3. it was flawless when I used it to go to the son 's rural...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    2024.3.15 downloaded this morning and it just finished installing. It included FSD supervised version 12.3.4
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    Cataracts and other visual concerns!

    Thousands of New York driver's licenses suspended over lack of vision tests: How to check your status Kentucky is trying to put in place testing for senior citizens when they renew their driver license. But as of now you could live to be 120 and get yourself into the courthouse and renew your...
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    Cataracts and other visual concerns!

    Your Vision Can Predict Dementia 12 Years Before Diagnosis, Study Finds Having the best information possible going to the brain from the ears and eyes I see as important to keeping our mental facilities as healthy as possible.
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    Cataracts and other visual concerns!

    @ponytug when I got glasses in the 7th or 8th grade I was already nearsighted. About 10 years ago I started getting what the old-timers used to call second sight and got to the point where I could see at distance and still read without any glasses. Second sight typically comes right before you...
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    Cataracts and other visual concerns!

    Keeping functional vision can be a chore for sure. The cataract in left eye started forming about 10 years when I was 63 but I still seeing ok when COVID then long covid happened. My annual eye exam nearly 3 months ago got me off a top dead center. My optometrist who I have known since 1982...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    https://www.wevv.com/news/kentucky/issue-with-gas-at-owensboro-shell-station-leads-to-car-problems-for-drivers/article_0fd2df28-f823-11ee-86ac-63c1a7ccd7de.html An EV will check the quality of the fuel before it will fuel up.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    @sd455dan this is one of the guys that I listen to from time to time. Man seems to be level-headed about business and he doesn't own a Tesla but he is for the business model. There's really no reason to watch this unless you just want to but it tells about a lot of things. Developments has...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    I just saw a podcast headline that says FSD is now $99 per month instead of $200. I'm at tractor supply rounding up some horse dog and cat food so just post something if you see confirmation on that. But that does make sense because Tesla is the default, Monopoly when it comes EV sales in the...
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    Cataracts and other visual concerns!

    I'm going. The monofit because I'm not a big fan of glasses. I can read 20 /20 on my phone or computer with my left eye and hopefully I will without glasses see 20/20 at the distance in the right eye. You can look at the others pros and cons but I'll touch base with you later. I've got to run...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    https://cleantechnica.com/2024/04/10/replacing-wires-could-double-how-much-electricity-the-us-grid-can-handle No new distribution channel permit or land acquisition would be required because it's maintenance. The graphics tells the full story. I thought this had been posted but I didn't find it.
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    Cataracts and other visual concerns!

    That's a lot of lens. There was a card taped to the bed that said +19.5 since they were making me nearsighted per my request. So I guess the next one I get will be more like +17.5 diopters shooting for 20/20 for driving etc.
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    Cataracts and other visual concerns!

    You are in CA? Here in KY the Baby-boomers eyes are becoming gold mines for a few. :) They have the actual surgery involving the doctor down to a 7 or 8 minute process per eye often doing the second eye 2 weeks later. You lay down fully dressed including shoes then come to getting into your...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    New tread cataract related. https://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/threads/cataracts-and-other-visual-concerns.476048/
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    Cataracts and other visual concerns!

    It was suggested to start a visual related thread. I have my left eye cataract surgery finished and currently scheduling for the right eye. From another thread: I am 50% through that proces with one of my SCO classmates that I was in school with in Memphis 1982-1986. He serve as the AOA...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Ok I will. 20/30 and 20/40 at distance is good after cataract surgery. I requested to be near sighted by 1.5 diopters in my left eye and he hit that well giving me 20/25 unaided. For years I've been using my left eye to read with and my right eye to see off at a distance without using any...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    This short clip explains the difference between the interior of an ICE vehicle and a EV in general.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Have you had you had your OEM lens liquidified and sucked out of your eye balls yet so you can go back with new after market enhanced lens ? I am 50% through that proces with one of my SCO classmates that I was in school with in Memphis 1982-1986. He serve as the AOA President a few years...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Wow you listen to the podcasts for real? I'm more of a reader so I just read the comments to the podcast then use my imagination to come up with my own story line. 😀 I got a lot of experience doing that in my first 18 years by going to church three times a week! Seems like you're starting to...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Here is a Tesla take from UK if interested.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Oh that makes sense since EVs are to become half the price of ice for the same class vehicle. I bought after the first $12,000 price cut because my son wanted me to get a model Y and that's worked out fine after 27,000 MI after picking the car up on the 20th of January 2023. Before any rebates...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Do you just come on this thread because you are bored?
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    That's a new one on me. https://interestingengineering.com/innovation/non-stop-drone-operations-power-line-recharging
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    People are getting more bad hips and more bad knees by the day.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    FSD comes to lawn care. https://www.yankodesign.com/2024/04/09/trons-your-lawns-new-best-friend-with-smart-ai-and-360-degree-vision/
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    @shooterdon I do not post to make a point since this is not a debate thread but a thread to share information about EVs. No man can change the mind of another man because it is only we ourselves that can change ourselves but not anyone else. I post data points that I find useful where they be...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Here is a guy that has looked at potential impacts of the Tesla Robo Taxi that is to be announced 8/8/24. The Long term potential impact on GM caught me by surprise. Having just renewed our auto insurance it's amazing how much we pay for the people that don't buy their own insurance but yet...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    A bad way to test FSD.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    @NoTrespassing I pay $200 a month for FSD for your safety and for my safety. Please don't consider investing in Tesla.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    I just heard FSD V. 12.3.4 is spooling out to Tesla employees. Musk has jacked up the pressure with the 8/8/2024 Robo Taxi reveal date . That is well beyond my FSD needs but I'll take it when I get it. 🙂 Working in reverse will be mission critical for that event.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    This morning on the way to my appointment I felt the Tesla apply the brakes in a control manner and then shortly released them and that's when I saw a woman walking on the paved shoulder. It was raining and overcast and marginal visibility at long distance. No problem seeing her but the car Saw...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Where one lives in the past or where one lives in the present is a mental state, not physical ownership of things.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    I think I read early on that they actually was getting the base tractor designed from another company so I would say that very likely you are correct, especially if they were just hydraulic front end loaders driven by electric pump that was mounted on the tractor
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    The first thing this morning I used FSD version 12.3.3 to keep my cataract surgery follow-up appointment and my post surgery physical restrictions have all been removed but I am not going to tell the wife just yet 🙂. This artificial intelligent version of FSD is beyond awesome in my view. Even...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    https://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/industrynews/santa-rosa-electric-tractor-maker-solectrac-evicted-from-1-location-owing/ I wish want to be EV makers realized it takes at least 10 years and billions of $$$$ and commitment of a Elon Musk.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    What are you talking about?
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Tesla cars come with physical key cards so no Internet is required. In my case, there is some physical pain associated with digging out the billfold and everything associated. 🙂
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    Solar Eclipse...

    McDonald's locally closed for 30 minutes so the staff could go out. We had about a 30% blockage but it was still cool. It really freaked me out when I looked up and wondered what was going on and then it dawned on me.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Since this thread started in 2019 I don't think the willfully ignorant have been posting in this thread day after day week after week month after month year after year. 🙂 People posting this thread are already EV buyer qualified by default. Think about it. You have to have access to the...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Have you ever ordered anything off of Amazon yet? That's the way Tesla is set up. I ordered my Tesla at 2:00 a.m. on a Saturday morning which was the 14th of January. I made my decision on the 13th but I was not going to buy a $50,000 item on Friday the 13th. :) They email me my VIN number on...
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    An EV??????`

    I had the trailer home the 2016 Leaf SL because the closest one I could find that I liked was in St. Louis Missouri which is 200 mi and the battery was compromised. Instead of having the new range of 105 miles it was down to 60 mi or 40 mi on the interstate. Thankfully 5 weeks after getting it...
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    An EV??????`

    That's one nice machine. Our golf cart is DC but has Regen feature and a safety feature that locks the rotor for 2 seconds over and over if you just get off without locking the brakes and it starts to roll off.. Our place is very hilly the and the kids were like 12 when I got the cart to use...
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    An EV??????`

    Our eEzgo is our most used hauler on the place.
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    An EV??????`

    1 minutes run time.
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    An EV??????`

    Trying to determine if your sources of hearing this information is from EV owners or not EV owners! Age and number of DWI's can be huge pricing variables. Some carriers find insuring catalytic converters a pain in the pocketbook. Full coverage with $500 deductible on our farm policy at age...
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    An EV??????`

    It should happen over the next 25 years more or less. I don't think many people realize how few EV makers exist in the size of the truck numbers that would need to be produced to make EV trucking. Even a thing it will happen but we're talking 2050 beyond if by then. The move to EVS will happen...
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    An EV??????`

    Who's taking jobs from truck drivers? Baby boomers are dropping like flies and it's not that many young ones coming on from behind.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Wasn't sure why the rave over Full Self Driving (Supervised)? Sure it is slicker than snot. It turns out it is more or less solved for the entire world. People in the know are seeing $$$$.
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    An EV??????`

    Good news for full self driving in ICE vehicles in TX. https://www.cbsnews.com/texas/news/a-look-inside-road-testing-self-driving-18-wheelers-in-north-texas/
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    An EV??????`

    Locally houses built after WW2 in the '40s and '50s got 60 to 100 amp fuse boxes.
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    An EV??????`

    How to sell EVS to people who hate them is kind of a funny presentation and actually a lot of Truth in it.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20240404-why-we-have-co-evolved-with-technology-tom-chatfield-wise-animals
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    The new zero-emission combustion engine: even Ferrari wants it for their supercars - ECONews The future of ICE is Cool looking.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    James knows the ins and outs of FSD in general and 12.3 in specific. My big concern was if my FSD HW3 was going to be a limiting factor and after watching the full 2 hours it is not a concern. I have read several hundred of the comments as well. The one from the 92-year-old FSD user made me...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Cool. We got robo taxi reveal date from the big man, the head of world EV development.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    I hate the breaking news to you, but you're the one in the cult letting other people do your thinking for you. :) Decide to be free and test driving the EV. It wasn't until 2019 that I realized the ice was melting in favor of EVs so I went out. Bought one a couple weeks later. Best, $13,500...
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    An EV??????`

    I went pro-american on my second new car, the model y because my first new car was 1973 Datsun 1200 because it was better than a pinto or Vega but mainly it was $2150 new out the door. 🙂
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    An EV??????`

    Maybe the owner had an attachment to the gas station model. 😀
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    One day my upline diamond asked me what I thought about Amway training and I told him it was making my non Amway business more successful so I liked it. He told me to leave at once and.never come back. :) I have since cut my relationship with all religious cults that wanted to tell me how to...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    In my case being short on savings I decided to keep working and signed up for the 32% annual SS Bonus to outright buy a new Tesla with FSD every 3 years with just the bonus money so I can pass down the prior Tesla. The way Tesla is lowering their COGS I may not have to wait 3 years to get the...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Here is a current 13-minute interview with the father of the modern EV world today.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Beware of EV terrorists! :) Notice how some don't realize no passenger car makers have long term commitments to their dying ICE production lines. Every year they knock a few more in the head and send the lines off to be melted down. By 2050 most old ICE cars that have not been crushed will have...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    But that was before the AI version FSD exploded on the scene last week.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Up to $5,000 off of Tesla inventory.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    One can understand Apple not wanting to compete with Tesla's USA 50% EV monopoly after learning Tesla finally cracked the Full Self Driving nut using Artificial Intelligence. Since getting the robotaxix into production will take a couple years FSD should be approved in a few test areas in the...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Musk has been wanting out retail sales for years because robotaxis is where giga profits will come from. Now that the AI version of FSD (Ver. 12.3) is out minus 300,000 lines of C++ human written code FSD is proving to be a game changer for the advancement of robotaxis plans. I have experienced...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Why do think you are technically or emotionally qualified to invest in Tesla when your first listed problem with the company is not based on known facts? Why do you claim the CEOs of other companies are not as smart as Elon Musk since they all work under the same set of laws?
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Maybe blimp travel will become a thing again? https://www.livescience.com/planet-earth/geology/its-had-11-billion-years-to-accumulate-helium-reservoir-in-minnesota-has-mind-bogglingly-large-concentrations
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Something to consider if one has clean air needs.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    When weigh is a plus! https://www.thecooldown.com/green-business/port-san-diego-electric-forklift-zero-emissions/
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    By 2050 this planet will have already seen a century worth of changes in only 50 years. Space travel will be wild. https://www.thecooldown.com/green-tech/battery-powered-train-great-western-railway/
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    This sounds positive for nuclear. https://www.energy.gov/ne/articles/doe-study-finds-replacing-coal-plants-nuclear-plants-could-bring-hundreds-more-local
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    This could be positive for those waiting to get their $15,000 EV. https://www.cnbc.com/2024/04/01/asia-markets.html
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    A solution for your complaint perhaps? https://www.wecb.fm/cut-off-from-the-world-for-40-years-this-family-lived-in-an-isolated-forest-away-from-civilization-an-incredible-story/
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    I see a brighter future for the yet to come generations perhaps than your past programming currently permits. Our past mind conditioning doesn't have to define our future. Reprogramming our future is easier today than in the past. I am thankful for what others like the guy below are doing for my...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Why be so self-centered? Why do you claim the world's going to come to the end when you and I die? We have to start thinking beyond our longevity and try to leave the world a better place for those that follow us. ICE technology is not Evil but is just becoming too expensive going forward when...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Sounds like you have not got the memo about the ICE death spiral dissolving the speed bump that you're talking about so there's nothing to roll over long-term. Take a look at things in 2050 then post again.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Before sleeping can become routine I would expect all vehicles would need to be operating on a standard FSD hardware/software protocol. This would be similar to what happened in charging protocols in North America by the other car makers adopting Teslas protocol. We have some wanting give the...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    We each create and live in our own reality. I do not live in your reality. You do not live in my reality for the most part perhaps. If I lived in your reality, I don't think I would own two EVS and have access to FSD. Most of the stuff that Tesla does is not ideal. The universe does not withhold...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Much better now than 5 years ago. I'm on day four or five I guess with the artificial intelligence version of version 12 and I noticed that's a lot more smooth in that type of issues. I can sense the AI is actually thinking and you can see that it can changes its mind or it can modify its...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    I'm surprised you don't understand software development and the meaning of the word beta. 🙂 My objective is to keep it between the lines and stop for stuff sitting in the road.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    AI is a leap up over the hard coded FSD Ver 11.x.x If there's enough distance Regen no longer slams on like it did before. When doing a left hand turn on a two-lane road it slowed slowly giving the oncoming car just enough time to get past before it made the left hand turn. Before I've had it...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    I think they have the Cyber truck beat.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Don't expect the steering wheels and brake pedals delete for years to come. V. 12 right shift of 6-8 inches is a huge improvement in my case. My road is 16-18 feet wide with no markings. Version 11 drove down the middle of the road bed. Version 12 by default drives on the right side of the...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    This 30 minute EV overview touches on the new Artificial Intelligence Version 12+ of FSD that rolled as a free 30 day trail last week to approximately a million US Tesla owners with FSD HW version 3 or 4. I have been using FSD full-time for over a year now and I can tell you that this AI...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    This was the EV option I was looking at last year before the January Tesla price cuts changed the ball game. To work and back is 26 mi. This guy was a Toyota mechanic for many years and knows his stuff.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    I didn't realize Kia and Hyundai was displacing ICE vehicle sales in that volume already. As Tesla has proven over the past 20 years building and selling EVs is doable but the learning curve can be steep.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Lawmakers agree to monumental ban impacting cargo transportation: 'Be ready for the challenge' Maybe I was wrong.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    If you're talking about Tesla cars, I don't think you going to see much change soon. If you're talking about Tesla stock, I think we may be in the 100 to $300 trading range for 2024 maybe even years to come. As you can hear in the 1.5 hour video below Tesla has to get the steering wheels out of...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Some choose to live in fear of one or more bugger men. I pay taxes and tags on 8 passenger vehicles, 6 ICE and 2 EV. By 2036 only the wealthy will be able to afford new ICE vehicles. $15K-$30K new EVs will rule the day. The moved to EVS will be based on financial common sense.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Fisker never became the car of the future.because they never developed a strong positive cash flow or an EV monopoly in the North America market. Copying Tesla has yet to be done yet. Yesterday Tesla upgraded my model y to the AI version 12.3 of FSD. Left turns at lights or on open road is...
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    Good morning!!!!

    Good morning. We may be having Dogwood winter/ Easter cold snap. Overnight low was 34°. After 30 years the 1 HP well pump in our 4" well died and we replaced the 33 year old bladder tank . We seem to have had some inflation over the last three decades 🙂 Well maintenance cost over the last 30...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Sounds like sodium based battery research is progressing.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Thanks for sharing that link. That was the first I'd heard about it. Below is a post on FSD 12 trial.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Wind tunnels all produce more or less the same results.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Hey, some of us live in the past and some of us live in the present. 🙂 Some of us grew up wealthy with rubber to burn and some of us grew up in poverty with no rubber to spare for smoke signals to attract chicks. 🙂
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Just don't buy a blue model Y and wreck your false views on the strength of Tesla's magnetism. :)
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Here is 12 minutes on grid upgrading requiring no new permitting.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    My Big wheel mistake! About 9 years ago the kids wanted trucks for their first vehicles. The daughter went for a clean 2007 Dodge Dakota and the son went for a more used 2002 Ram 1500 Crew cab STL with 17" steel wheels in need of tires.for $6400. I had spotted a set of OEM 20-in rims that I...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Thanks for explaining that. I do not yet have hands on or detail planning solar systems experience.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Revolutionary tech company transforms home energy storage with simple, modular method — here's how it works By 2050 old farm boys will be harvesting more and more of their own energy needs because of dropping costs to do so will be a low brainer.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Of this article shows 10 cars that should be good for over 300,000 mi. Based on our 2004 Honda CRV with 170,000 mi on it and the Prius c 2015 with 120,000 mi on it it seems the this article is probably valid but anytime with used stuff you have to look at the whole picture.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    I had my first tire damage from a sharp Rock that I can remember on the right rear Tesla I found out today. Locally, the OEM Continental tires run $315 each so I decided to go ahead and buy two new ones for the rear since they was showing a lot of wear but not down to the wear indicators yet...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    https://www.autoevolution.com/news/the-eight-stroke-engine-is-ice-age-s-real-mvp-how-come-no-one-thought-of-it-until-now-231193.html An interesting twist on ICE.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    If it was easy to do, I think you would have already done it. Keep in mind that I require the hardware that will run Tesla FSD version 12.x
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Do you realize this is an EV thread and that neither part of your comment is applicable to this thread?
  131. G

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    I think that is often the case. I wanted an EV for all the technical reasons but bottom line is being able to gas up in my driveway without using gas while saving cash and not supporting dictators.
  132. G

    Thumb added to my LS Backhoe

    Nice. Adding cheap weld-on thumb to our 1983 JD 310 was the best upgrade ever added.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    More about Tesla's sales decline in China as Chinese ICE sales death spiral accelerates meaning sale of new ICE vehicles will become less than 50% of new car sales perhaps later this year but the dumping of ICE inventory may hurt EV sales in the short run.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Why start up car companies typically fail.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    We all know Tesla's in its $100 to $300 trading range and who knows how long going to be there before it hits $2000 In time it will not be dependent on car sales and things will stabilize when attention is paid to the more profitable potential segments of the company. Not many companies these...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    The U.S. May Have Just Scored A Win Against China In The Battle Over A Key Mineral It's good to see we're not rolling over and playing dead. I
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    At least he does favor you. Why do you think you struggle so with the common sense financial side of the transition to EVS that will happen over the next 50 years.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    It did increase our household net cost of living. Th Leaf and Tesla did not since they cut our automotive energy cost.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Perhaps you grew up without a telephone, a TV, air conditioning and cut wood as your only source of heat?
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    I grew up getting my hair cut with hand clippers. Then one day my dad had enough money to get some electric clippers. They drove up our electric bill somewhat but my dad came up with the money to pay the extra light bill and kept using electric clippers. Technology is not evil. How we use...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    A sad case because a child lost mother. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13221271/Mitch-McConnells-billionaire-shipping-angela-chao.html
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Are you saying you wanting to put money on that date? 🙂
  143. G

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Sounds like the glut of EV makers will continue to drive down EV prices and ICE demand in China and Europe already.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    https://www.autoevolution.com/news/golden-olive-1973-pontiac-gto-emerges-with-the-rare-455-under-the-hood-231048.html
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    My estimate when the $25,000 Tesla be be available in Mass for the workers of the USA and other places in the world. Having the robots trained is a wild card in my mind.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    He said the technology has been around for 40 years but it was Tesla who got the industry off of top dead center by specing out to rest of the automakers their approach. Tesla is still the solo reason EVs are displacing the ICE industry today. It will be 2028 before it is clear to all readers I...
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    Who is excited for snow season? Not us! We're depressed due to lack of snow.

    https://snowgoer.com/news/2025-yamaha-snowmobiles-one-last-run-for-history/32288/
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Cool voltage step down or step UP technology for oems EVs and other applications like driving a stereo on your EV boat.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Nothing to watch. EV sales down hybrid sales up.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    https://www.cnn.com/2024/03/17/cars/vw-scout-american-electric-suvs/index.html That will be a blast from the past hopefully for VW.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Sounds like an opportunity for those in love with the gas station model to pick up some. https://www.thestreet.com/retail/major-oil-company-unloading-1000-of-its-retail-sites
  152. G

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Good to see Ford's EV price cuts seems to be boosting EV sales somewhat.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    I am glad Tesla as planned from the get go is becoming more working man/woman focused. A $25K Tesla is going to make the insurance companies happy since they prefer to total everything to reduce future liability claims.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    When Tesla was falling at the get go. outsourcing everything. Today they only outsource about 20% of goods needed. I hope Ford and GM get their cost per unit sorted out to the black side.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Why you say that?
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Used car dealers, repair shops across San Antonio say price drops are making used vehicles more affordable Great news for used car buyers. Not so good news for used car sellers and Banks.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Obvious not if most car makers have gone bankrupt in the last 100+ years.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    I expect we're 50 years away from having enough EVS for everybody to drive. EVS. There is no need for government mandates because the car makers are going to ditch ICE as fast as they can because they cannot profitably make them as EVS put them into a death spiral down the road. Like your $20...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    I used the Air Moto for the first time since getting it for Christmas. The right rear on the Model Y now has a leak and I may order a couple new tires for Monday. But anyway I put it on and set it for 42 psi. It took it 5 minutes to raise it from 34 to 42 psi and then it shut off on its own. I...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Diesel gate is now easier to understand and why ICE is dead meat.
  161. G

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Yes the ICE death spiral cuts their desire to build on a fading platform.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Scientists solve key problem in solid-state batteries - Interesting Engineering I hope this works out as a long-term solution or at least immediate step forward.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    That would be cool to hear and see! https://www.topspeed.com/smallest-v8-engine-ever/
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Here are some of your evidence supporters perhaps?
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    I give you a pass since you are relatively new and may not yet own an EV First for the sake of my family and country I am not into supporting bad actors banding together to control our fuel prices since 1973 when I was paying 25¢ per gallon for premium gas. Second going forward plan I plan to...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Remember each creates his own or her own reality on this planet! Henry Ford is said to have said the man who states he can do X is likely correct and the man that states he can not do X is likely correct. Some of us are happy to let Goggle pull up the results that feeds our biases letting...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    That could be the upwards mobile population that are buying new cars. Many fresh out of college are not looking for single homes at today's prices.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    An electric V-8 model.
  169. G

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    What a powerful imagination you have? 🙂
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    What company in China do you know besides BYD that is not technically bankrupt?
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    10 Classic Motorcycle Brands That Aren't Around Anymore - SlashGear A trip down.memory lane for a few of you. Many try.but few.hang in for the long long haul. Someday we will be reading similar ICE and EV stories.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    You know Elon does not want to drive down the price of Tesla but to drive up the production of Tesla so he can hit his 2016 gold to sell 20 million EVS in 2030 profitablely. I expect he will be successful since he has no competition today. And the other players are running backwards instead of...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    14 months ago, Elon announced that he was going to drive the company to the red line until the economy turned around. So this is expected news for all the observant ones. His goal is not short-term profits but to maximize factory capacity worldwide which drives down the cost per unit.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Why Ski-Doo is the only snowmobile permitted in Yellowstone 2 stroke 4 stroke EV discussion. BAT was new term to me.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    The market has spoken and why EV sales continue to climb year after year. Who do you know that has bought an EV due to only the $7,500 deal?
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Yes the ICE death spiral was well underway and non reversible long before the recent IRA was passed in the USA. Some thought they were smarter than Elon Musk and pushed it through over his objection. If one needs a $7500 tax break to purchase a $75,000 vehicle maybe they are buying over budget...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    https://gmauthority.com/blog/2024/03/gm-slowly-moving-light-controls-to-infotainment-screen-poll/ It is good to see GM following Tesla's lead to lower cost technology with OTA upgradability.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Yes that tidbit is why the ICE death spiral will be clear to all by 2050.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    https://moparinsiders.com/stellantis-ceos-firm-stand-no-more-buying-credits-goodbye-hemi-v8s/ According to sources close to MoparInsiders.com, the HEMI engine won’t be totally gone from the Stellantis portfolio. The current 6.4-liter HEMI® V8 in the Ram Heavy Duty trucks will remain as the lone...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    That's a sad story for a young child to deal with for sure. Yesterday I when over using the manual door releases again with the wife on our 2023 Model Y.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    https://techcrunch.com/2024/03/12/applied-intuition-series-e-raise-funding-andreessen-lux/ This is why Tesla is sinking billions of dollars into AI.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    This could help slow ICE death spiral.
  183. G

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Tesla is so far behind in this race.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    That is mind-boggling.
  185. G

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    It can help with refrigerator foods on a hot day when getting home delays pop up.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    This is about the EV Lease Loophole on EVs that may not qualify for the regular $7500 EV tax refund. The video details are specifically for the RAV4 Prime.
  187. G

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    You, Elon Musk and others of us are opposed to throwing tax payers money to bribe EV sales. Our grid in many areas could use some government funding without question. By 2050 developed countries may be ready infrastructure wise. One reason Tesla has 50% of the USA market is they evolved over...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    https://www.motor1.com/news/711092/dodge-challenger-dead/
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    What Happened To Studebaker Automobiles? - SlashGear Studebaker had an interesting run for over 100 one can read. When I was in grade school one teacher bought a Light blue Studebaker Lark and she drove it for years. Many OEMs today are 100+ and are struggling in the transition to EVs. China...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    You don't have to go out and buy an EV to post here. Have you ever ridden in an EV? Have you taken one or more free Tesla test drives? Some here know both of our daily drivers are EVs yet repeat over and over how how many gallons of gas my FSD expense would buy. The side by side and DR Field...
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Baidu Launches China's First 24/7 Robotaxi Service | BIDU Stock News I find this positive for FSD future potential.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    The standard and free Auto Steer is FSD without all the bells and whistles. FSD will completely map the route including Super Chargers. FSD and Auto Steer are always running and will take over if an impact is expected. I was meeting a cotton wagon on a small county road and it Dove to the right...
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    To CAB or NOT

    At 73 with replacement hips not getting knocked off backwards when Bush hogging is one reason I would like a cab I realized last summer after a close call.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    2035 sounds reasonable based on my ownership experience. I am still on version 11 and hope to experience version 12 by the end of 2024. Last Oct it got me from the hotel in Austin TX to my driveway in Kentucky with very few interventions. This is all I need today. Version 12 will AI based.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Located between Russia and China.
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Inflation Reduction Act
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    A rant about high news car prices
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Keep the boxes that they come in and someday they will be worth good money.
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