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Electric Vehicle (EV) discussion thread

March 10, 2016, 11:14 a.m.
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The flip side might be some questionable Nuclear powerplants going up instead. It seems at times that it's the Wild West in china and lots of shortcuts get taken.

March 10, 2016, 11:33 a.m.
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EV's are as simple as building more rooftop solar and charging during the workday and evening.

No one is going to be charging EVs with solar at night unless they also have some form of large energy storage to fill during the day.

March 10, 2016, 11:38 a.m.
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The flip side might be some questionable Nuclear powerplants going up instead. It seems at times that it's the Wild West in china and lots of shortcuts get taken.

I haven't been to China but did do an installation in a nuclear facility in Taiwan about 20 years ago. The construction quality was shockingly poor. We called the concrete "dirtcrete"; there were big dirt balls [HTML_REMOVED] voids in the wall [HTML_REMOVED] ceiling, made it very challenging to install concrete anchors to hang pipe and cable tray. Even form work was poor, every stair was a different height and depth. You had to be very careful going up or down.

March 10, 2016, 11:52 a.m.
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http://www.gizmag.com/ktm-freeride-e-xc-francisco-lopez-2016-guinness-record-altitude/42232/

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March 10, 2016, 12:22 p.m.
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No one is going to be charging EVs with solar at night unless they also have some form of large energy storage to fill during the day.

Last time I checked there was daylight in the summer (also periods of high residential draw for Air Conditioning) from when I get home from work at 530 until 8. But I dunno maybe this summer will be different.

March 10, 2016, 1:28 p.m.
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Last time I checked there was daylight in the summer (also periods of high residential draw for Air Conditioning) from when I get home from work at 530 until 8. But I dunno maybe this summer will be different.

You miss this?

March 10, 2016, 1:43 p.m.
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No one is going to be charging EVs with solar at night unless they also have some form of large energy storage to fill during the day.

But most urban rooftop solar installations are grid-tied, so they produce during the daylight hours and thus offset generation needs during those periods. Charging can then be done overnight from grid during non-peak hours.

When one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity.

When many people suffer from a delusion, it is called religion.

March 17, 2016, 12:06 p.m.
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Anyone putting down the $1K US deposit on March 31st?

Tesla's big Model 3 reveal may feature a drivable version of the car
http://www.businessinsider.com/teslas-big-model-3-reveal-may-feature-a-drivable-version-of-the-car-2016-3?

March 17, 2016, 12:31 p.m.
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Faux leaked Model 3.

http://jalopnik.com/did-an-angry-tesla-employee-send-out-this-weird-tesla-m-1765175029

March 17, 2016, 3:29 p.m.
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Faux leaked Model 3.

http://jalopnik.com/did-an-angry-tesla-employee-send-out-this-weird-tesla-m-1765175029

The gif showing both the X and the "3" superimposed really tells the story. No change in the shadow at all …

When one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity.

When many people suffer from a delusion, it is called religion.

March 17, 2016, 3:31 p.m.
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Anyone putting down the $1K US deposit on March 31st?

Tesla's big Model 3 reveal may feature a drivable version of the car
http://www.businessinsider.com/teslas-big-model-3-reveal-may-feature-a-drivable-version-of-the-car-2016-3?

I'm tempted, even though I don't even need/want a new car any time in the next 2 or 3 years. Deposit is fully refundable, so $1k can hold a place in line and you can decide whether to follow through later.

When one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity.

When many people suffer from a delusion, it is called religion.

March 29, 2016, 6:15 a.m.
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it begins:

http://electrek.co/2016/03/29/tesla-model-3-queue-sydney/

MTB-Freeride.TV

March 29, 2016, 8:07 a.m.
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Reserving your Model 3.

When one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity.

When many people suffer from a delusion, it is called religion.

March 30, 2016, 11:26 a.m.
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http://electrek.co/2016/03/30/tesla-model-3-specs/

MTB-Freeride.TV

March 30, 2016, 11:32 a.m.
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People lining up to put down a deposit on a car that they haven't seen, and won't be delivered for almost two years …

Vancouver store:

When one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity.

When many people suffer from a delusion, it is called religion.

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