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Why Electric Cars Are Safer
9/9/2013

Tesla Model S's lithium-ion batteries are placed low in the vehicle, dropping its center of gravity. 
(Source: Design News)
Tesla Model Ss lithium-ion batteries are placed low in the vehicle, dropping its center of gravity. (Source: Design News)

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docdivakar
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@Rick: Why Electric Cars Are Safer
docdivakar   9/9/2013 3:41:02 PM
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@Rick: now that I see the way Model-S mounts its batteries, I have to wonder how the idea of a battery switch station would work in this case? Could this have been one of the points of contention between Tesla and the now defunct Better Place?

MP Divakar

rick merritt
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Re: electric is the future.
rick merritt   9/9/2013 2:36:32 PM
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...or a new battery tech. I think a lot of money is exploring alternative chemistries.

Caleb Kraft
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Re: electric is the future.
Caleb Kraft   9/9/2013 2:28:07 PM
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Absolutely true. It will just take a little time. 

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Re: electric is the future.
rick merritt   9/9/2013 2:22:54 PM
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Kudos to Tesla for the saftey achievements. Gold star for doing that in a car packing so much lithium ion.

But the big kahuna is finding a way to get the weight and price down.

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electric is the future.
Caleb Kraft   9/9/2013 1:44:53 PM
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It is always so frustrating to hear people saying that electric will never displace petrolium fuelled vehicles. The latest batch is just a taste of what is to come. Safer, faster, more stable, and quieter.

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