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World on cusp of EV tipping point, says Tesla CTO

3/29/2012 05:50 AM EDT
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Les_Slater
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Les_Slater   3/29/2012 2:58:26 PM
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A better solution than batteries would be road-embedded electromagnetic propulsion. This would provide a linear motor powered directly from the grid.

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rick merritt   3/29/2012 2:06:10 PM
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A $20,000 EV sounds good, I assume having a shorter than 300-mile/charge range. Well, 7-8 percent battery improvement per year ain't much, but we'll take it!

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Kinnar   3/29/2012 9:12:50 AM
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It is really a very stringent requirement of the present day that automotive batteries as will get some form of Moor's Law. Straubel's quote of 7 to 8 percent increase in the battery performance every year is not sufficient for usage of batteries for automotive purpose for longer run.

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