Design Con 2015
Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
<<   <   Page 3 / 6   >   >>
rob18767
User Rank
Manager
re: Tesla's CEO: Half of cars will be electric in 15 years
rob18767   7/24/2012 12:14:43 PM
NO RATINGS
What this guy is gambling on is that oil costs will skyrocket at sometime in the near future. I am not sure that this is the case. When I worked in the electrical vehicle industry, albeit industrial electrical vehicles, we could start to see the beginnings of a when and not if scenario for fuel cell technology. Far easier for a company to hold a hydrogen store on site than swapping lead acid batteries for recharging.

motti2
User Rank
Rookie
re: Tesla's CEO: Half of cars will be electric in 15 years
motti2   7/24/2012 10:10:19 AM
NO RATINGS
Musk is probably privy to near every speculative R&D firm in electrical energy storage - likely regularly. For 15 years to have 1/2 of vehicles electric, means the disclosure / productization of some speculative battery / capacitor advance is fully in production in less than 7 years, likely needs to be in full production in 3-5 years from NOW. Whatever than means regarding a speculative new technology ( that enables a significant cost breakthrough to validate his claim ) is self evident. Given all of the Arpa-e projects, it will be curious to see which advance is causing Musk to get so giddy?

sprite0022
User Rank
Manager
re: Tesla's CEO: Half of cars will be electric in 15 years
sprite0022   7/24/2012 12:29:17 AM
NO RATINGS
check out this one, Elon Musk is slow... e-truck already out there... http://dzzsf.com.h002.ctrl.net.cn/main.asp?bigproclassid=8&smallproclassid=0&id=9

sprite0022
User Rank
Manager
re: Tesla's CEO: Half of cars will be electric in 15 years
sprite0022   7/24/2012 12:07:41 AM
NO RATINGS
http://www.suqier.com/index.asp http://dzzsf.com.h002.ctrl.net.cn/ thanks for your support. acturally the chinese are quite innovative/pioneering in this front.

Charles.Desassure
User Rank
Manager
re: Tesla's CEO: Half of cars will be electric in 15 years
Charles.Desassure   7/23/2012 10:44:32 PM
NO RATINGS
Half of cars will be electric in 15 years: This is a valid statement that I can accept. That is a long time for research, development and testing. I believe this statement.

any1
User Rank
CEO
re: Tesla's CEO: Half of cars will be electric in 15 years
any1   7/23/2012 9:35:55 PM
NO RATINGS
I think you've got the right idea spritoo22. In 15 to 20 years the largest market for cars will likely be in places like Shanghai, Mumbai, Jakarta, and Sao Paulo. In these large developing cities a very small and inexpensive electric "city car" could be a big seller. The US and European markets may be much smaller than the developing world in terms of number of units sold. So Musk could be right.

pixies
User Rank
Rookie
re: Tesla's CEO: Half of cars will be electric in 15 years
pixies   7/23/2012 9:31:05 PM
NO RATINGS
I think this is an overstatement or simply a marketing stunt, it made us talking. Yes, Elon is a genius with impressive track record, but a genius makes mistake too.

BOMBOVA
User Rank
Manager
re: Tesla's CEO: Half of cars will be electric in 15 years
BOMBOVA   7/23/2012 9:10:51 PM
NO RATINGS
Is some one here, just going to say NO ? OK i will, it is not going to happen, No matter how you advance the talk of this, it just isn't there, unless Cities are redesigned, and you know the mess major cities are in now. Sugar coated Baloney about Electric Cars, has to end. it will be a micro market in the car industry.

Bert22306
User Rank
CEO
re: Tesla's CEO: Half of cars will be electric in 15 years
Bert22306   7/23/2012 8:22:06 PM
NO RATINGS
Interesting concept, although even there, you need to store (heavy) hydrogen, as the fuel. So really, not that much different from the fuel cell approach, as far as ease of fuel storage. Although it may not work well if you expect a hydrocarbon fuel to hold the hydrogen atoms. (Is there a lot of dueterium in hydrocarbon fuels? I think the main source of dueterium is sea water?) The bottom line being, to me, there's no reason to get fixated on a battery as your main energy storage medium, to qualify as "fully electric." Even if a smaller auxiliary battery is used for transient high current demands, similar to mild hybrids.

old account Frank Eory
User Rank
Rookie
re: Tesla's CEO: Half of cars will be electric in 15 years
old account Frank Eory   7/23/2012 8:13:16 PM
NO RATINGS
Does this mean it's time to invest in nuclear fusion for electric power generation? I want a Tesla sports car that contains one of those Mr. Fusion home reactors like Doc Brown had on his DeLorean. According to the movie, that happened in 2015, so I guess we only need to wait 3 more years!

<<   <   Page 3 / 6   >   >>


Flash Poll
Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Max Maxfield

Want to Present a Paper at ESC Boston 2015?
Max Maxfield
8 comments
I tell you, I need more hours in each day. If I was having any more fun, there would have to be two of me to handle it all. For example, I just heard that I'm going to be both a speaker ...

Martin Rowe

No 2014 Punkin Chunkin, What Will You Do?
Martin Rowe
Post a comment
American Thanksgiving is next week, and while some people watch (American) football all day, the real competition on TV has become Punkin Chunkin. But there will be no Punkin Chunkin on TV ...

Rich Quinnell

Making the Grade in Industrial Design
Rich Quinnell
13 comments
As every developer knows, there are the paper specifications for a product design, and then there are the real requirements. The paper specs are dry, bland, and rigidly numeric, making ...

Martin Rowe

Book Review: Controlling Radiated Emissions by Design
Martin Rowe
1 Comment
Controlling Radiated Emissions by Design, Third Edition, by Michel Mardiguian. Contributions by Donald L. Sweeney and Roger Swanberg. List price: $89.99 (e-book), $119 (hardcover).