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Tesla Motors Going After The Big Three

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    I don't know the solution. Seems like a major investment in battery research is called for. Electric cars should also have a back up battery to get you to a charge station or home if you miscalculated your range.

    If Tesla can succeed in better batteries, maybe they could supply batteries to Samsung.

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    There is nothing in the public interest with private independent development of EVs. There needs to be legislation mandating standards so batteries are all the same and can be changed quickly and easily in EVs. Tesla can have a car in and out for a battery change quicker and immensely safer than filling a car with gasoline. An EV driver does not need to get out of the car. The unbelievable advantage of universal battery changing stations is that the owner of an EV would never be faced with buying a new battery. The social benefit is poor people could buy used EVs and never face the cost of a battery. A human cost savings with EVs is eliminating gasoline fires in accidents. There are no negatives with EVs except profit factors by not standardizing. The full story of the recall and destruction of the EVs that GM produced has never been explained. There is incredible resistance to any standardization. To this day there is no reasonable explanation why gasoline filling openings on cars are not standardized to be all on the same side on cars. The amount of time wasted, fights avoided and inconvenience by having gas fillers on different sides of cars is no little consideration that could have been eliminated so easily.
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    Universal standardized battery changing stations would make EVs unlimited in range. EV development would not be held up trying to invent the miracle battery. How much sense would it make if you had to go home to fill your gas tank and look how much gas would be wasted going home. That is so ridiculous that EV restraint can be focused on certain forces .
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    Supplemental reading.

    ev1.org/

    en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Motors_...

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    If it was the Koch bros who were into EV's there would be one in every garage by now but today oil and coal obviously are still more wealth creating industries than EV's.

    The day will come (and it's approaching very quickly) when free solar power will take over the country's energy needs. The proliferation of solar panels on rooftops today vs just a few years ago is amazing I even have them on my camper! The only thing holding back an almost complete turn around from fossil fuels to solar is the fossil fuel lobby but in the end they will lose. When was the last time you lit your home with gas lights or ever whale oil? Who buys incandescent or halogen light bulbs any more? Even fluorescent bulbs are being replaced by the LED revolution and are rapidly becoming passé.

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    It is possible that development of brushless motors could make the wheels the motors. That could eliminate transmissions making the EV more reliable. The electric motor starts out being reliable. Additionally whatever is holding back safety development could be overcome and EVs could eliminate vehicular crashes and accidents.

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    pr, I hope you're correct. Solar is important. Bill Nye (the science guy) said the world could be run on solar and wind power. No fat ass repub's would profit though.
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    "No fat ass repub's would profit though."

    There it is.

    EVs would stress the system. Constructed of very few virtually lifetime lasting parts they would eliminate millions of jobs. Additionally if the EVs were allowed to be programmed to avoid accidents and injuries you now have to deal with trial lawyers. Note how many new vehicles offer life saving collision avoidance at extra cost but mileage is mandated by law for all vehicles. Collision avoidance should be #1 priority and required by law. Billions are spent on crash testing when crashes could be easily almost totally eliminated.