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  1. Wierdo

    Tesla's New Tabless Electrode Battery Cell Patent Is 'Way More Important Than It Sounds' says crazy-person Elon Musk

    Tesla's got their 500 mile EV truck planned to come out sometime around 2022 for $69k from the Texas factory, specs are triple-motor 3500lb carrying capacity and around 14,000 lb/ft of torque iirc. On the lower end they'll have a 250 mile EV truck for $39k single motor with 7,000lb/ft torque...
  2. Wierdo

    Tesla's New Tabless Electrode Battery Cell Patent Is 'Way More Important Than It Sounds' says crazy-person Elon Musk

    There is truth in what you say there, the needs of less dense populations with longer travel distances does change the product needs equation for some, sure. I'm optimistic about seeing solid EV trucks to address that market in a couple years, that's a missing piece so far. But it's not just...
  3. Wierdo

    Tesla's New Tabless Electrode Battery Cell Patent Is 'Way More Important Than It Sounds' says crazy-person Elon Musk

    Absolutely the opposite, coal has been trash subsidized by corruption. And the court filings are just further evidence of that reality, dogma and psychological denial will not change the numbers or legal facts on the ground, as that court case demonstrated. Further irony is Murray applying for...
  4. Wierdo

    Tesla's New Tabless Electrode Battery Cell Patent Is 'Way More Important Than It Sounds' says crazy-person Elon Musk

    Dude, this is a FACT, it was submitte in the bankruptcy filings in COURT. Murray admitted all of it, even listed his funded entities! Read the link for the list and filing documents, it's all available now, another "big tobacco" scandal. Anyway, I didn't get on to debate backwards ideological...
  5. Wierdo

    Tesla's New Tabless Electrode Battery Cell Patent Is 'Way More Important Than It Sounds' says crazy-person Elon Musk

    It failed because coal was obsolete junk propped up by lobbying and tobacco style marketing campaigns. Example, court filings reveal some of those groups paid for misinformation campaigns and shaping regional politics in favor of protecting obsolete incumbent business...
  6. Wierdo

    Tesla's New Tabless Electrode Battery Cell Patent Is 'Way More Important Than It Sounds' says crazy-person Elon Musk

    Hence why I said you are not the target of this discussion, the people riding the trend are, the Ron Baron style of long-term investors. This kind of information assumes prior knowledge about what's going on in that market, as well as no old (culture/industry/career) baggage getting in the way...
  7. Wierdo

    Tesla's New Tabless Electrode Battery Cell Patent Is 'Way More Important Than It Sounds' says crazy-person Elon Musk

    Hahaha indeed, see you in three years. Three years ago I was here when clowns were talking about Tesla failing, and now the company's bigger than Exxon. People were not shocked when the company consistently doubled in growth for ten years without the stock adjusting, and now they're bewildered...
  8. Wierdo

    Tesla's New Tabless Electrode Battery Cell Patent Is 'Way More Important Than It Sounds' says crazy-person Elon Musk

    Why people - and particularly experts - consistently miss market disruption, a look at human history of disruptions by Tony Seba, and the common objections and complaints during the S curve period: Highlights:
  9. Wierdo

    Tesla's New Tabless Electrode Battery Cell Patent Is 'Way More Important Than It Sounds' says crazy-person Elon Musk

    Back on topic, some recent extra nerdy technical exploration/analysis of Tesla's battery day advancements: Looks like they're hiding some of their secret sauce, this episode of the ongoing series explores part of the cell level gains and the options it opens up to their engineers. Apparently...
  10. Wierdo

    Tesla's New Tabless Electrode Battery Cell Patent Is 'Way More Important Than It Sounds' says crazy-person Elon Musk

    Will do, you guys just sit back and watch, obviously pretty good at that part lol.
  11. Wierdo

    Tesla's New Tabless Electrode Battery Cell Patent Is 'Way More Important Than It Sounds' says crazy-person Elon Musk

    Bigly men, with big hands. We do get some of the greatest minds in the nation, what else is new, right? But yeah, you guys seem to hate the idea of modern age manufacturing jobs flooding back to America, not sure why, maybe last century industry types. Anyway, California plans to corner as much...
  12. Wierdo

    Tesla's New Tabless Electrode Battery Cell Patent Is 'Way More Important Than It Sounds' says crazy-person Elon Musk

    Yes, but you think well off Californians care that their $700,000 house is $730,000 with cheaper bills and better quality of life? They predominantly plan to add it themselves anyway, but the state doubles down and makes sure we modernize faster and cheaper with standadization, it has attracted...
  13. Wierdo

    Tesla's New Tabless Electrode Battery Cell Patent Is 'Way More Important Than It Sounds' says crazy-person Elon Musk

    Dude, the grid, the solar adoption, the charging infrastructure, all that is being improved dramatically, just keep up with the news. Ex: They just opened up the largest energy storage facility in the world last month, beating Australia's old record size, and this was only twenty percent of...
  14. Wierdo

    Tesla's New Tabless Electrode Battery Cell Patent Is 'Way More Important Than It Sounds' says crazy-person Elon Musk

    Excellent video man, quite insightful and nerdy, thanks! Really like the guy's style of explaining the engineering behind it, especially the calculation of resistance improvements, orders of magnitude improvement over old tab design, and later on how that unlocks the better cooling approach...
  15. Wierdo

    Tesla's New Tabless Electrode Battery Cell Patent Is 'Way More Important Than It Sounds' says crazy-person Elon Musk

    Broadband is a monopoly. So no not like broadband fortunately. But hey on a side note, keep an eye out for Starlink, that's looking really really good for internet service. Hell my homestate of "rural" West Virginia might end up with better service than I do in the Monopoly crippled big city...
  16. Wierdo

    Tesla's New Tabless Electrode Battery Cell Patent Is 'Way More Important Than It Sounds' says crazy-person Elon Musk

    Yep yep, the world is stupid, you are smart. End of story lol. At least there's acceptance that the world is going in that direction, and it's just protesting the decision, that's progress in itself.
  17. Wierdo

    Tesla's New Tabless Electrode Battery Cell Patent Is 'Way More Important Than It Sounds' says crazy-person Elon Musk

    There's an increase in range, but I don't think it's from a change in the battery chemistry itself yet, something else is behind the 16 percent at that step of the presentation, I think it will be more related to the overall pack redesign, I bet they achieved allot of weight savings there, but...
  18. Wierdo

    Tesla's New Tabless Electrode Battery Cell Patent Is 'Way More Important Than It Sounds' says crazy-person Elon Musk

    Both Tesla and NextEra, renewables companies, have passed Exxon in market cap, that should be a wake up call for people on how this obvious trend is the tip of the iceberg really, but if it's not, then all is good, don't worry, go back to sleep lol...
  19. Wierdo

    Tesla's New Tabless Electrode Battery Cell Patent Is 'Way More Important Than It Sounds' says crazy-person Elon Musk

    Well you guys keep denying the global trends, I'll be busy investing in the new economy lol. Doesn't bother me. (https://www.tesmanian.com/blogs/tesmanian-blog/tesla-is-the-only-automaker-achieves-positive-ytd-growth-in-2020-shows-incrementally-strength-in-the-most-difficult-year-of-this-decade)
  20. Wierdo

    Tesla's New Tabless Electrode Battery Cell Patent Is 'Way More Important Than It Sounds' says crazy-person Elon Musk

    Hey you're not wrong there, the early Model 3 was a mechanical engineering mess on top of a world class circuit-board, it technically worked fine in terms of function, but was overly complicated - in an unproductive way - and thus difficult and costly to manufacture. You can find some good...
  21. Wierdo

    Tesla's New Tabless Electrode Battery Cell Patent Is 'Way More Important Than It Sounds' says crazy-person Elon Musk

    You don't actually really need a wall charger, that's just a nice convenience that just bring other features to the table. They actually provide the 120/240v adapters with the vehicles as well. You can use a 240v connection just fine, most garages have those and I actually think they're...
  22. Wierdo

    Tesla's New Tabless Electrode Battery Cell Patent Is 'Way More Important Than It Sounds' says crazy-person Elon Musk

    And where would that be exactly? I guess I could imagine a flyover state's "metropolis" being five years behind the modernization curves of the coastal population centers I suppose, for example. So I'm not going to doubt that assertion out of hand, there are probably some anecdotal outliers...
  23. Wierdo

    Tesla's New Tabless Electrode Battery Cell Patent Is 'Way More Important Than It Sounds' says crazy-person Elon Musk

    That was just a tongue in cheek suggestion for late adopters. We already have these mandated for all new construction here. Old properties also get incentives to modernize by state and utility programs. Malls, parking facilities and hotel establishments are leading the charge to lure customers...
  24. Wierdo

    Tesla's New Tabless Electrode Battery Cell Patent Is 'Way More Important Than It Sounds' says crazy-person Elon Musk

    Some models get it, but superchargers don't charge much regardless, five bucks will often get you across the typical state. And I have no problem stopping every three hundred miles to stretch my legs or grab a snack, if you don't value your health that's fine, poor wealth and poor health are a...
  25. Wierdo

    Tesla's New Tabless Electrode Battery Cell Patent Is 'Way More Important Than It Sounds' says crazy-person Elon Musk

    And that fractional outlier group will change the current exponential mainstream adoption curve because...? That sounds like it may have been an issue in 2010, but you can easily travel that route today, and save $140 in gas along the way: https://www.tesla.com/trips#/?v=MS_2017_100D&o=Dallas...
  26. Wierdo

    Tesla's New Tabless Electrode Battery Cell Patent Is 'Way More Important Than It Sounds' says crazy-person Elon Musk

    Do you take your cellphone to the gas station? It's not the same usage model. Most people drive their cars ten or twenty miles in a day 99 percent of the time. And if you want to travel long distance then that's when a supercharger comes into play, otherwise you probably see that place a couple...
  27. Wierdo

    Tesla's New Tabless Electrode Battery Cell Patent Is 'Way More Important Than It Sounds' says crazy-person Elon Musk

    I believe that's gonna be a compact type car for the city. Something that can handle cramped roads etc. but I think $25k will be a major breaking point for many customers in China, EU and non-rural America. Allot of customers are already coming in from cheaper cars to Model 3s because they...
  28. Wierdo

    Tesla's New Tabless Electrode Battery Cell Patent Is 'Way More Important Than It Sounds' says crazy-person Elon Musk

    Don't have to tell them anything, they can figure out how to fund their own infrastructure when car companies and gas stations go out of business or transition to EV support. Both California and NY are banning ICE by 2030 in their markets, and the EU and China have similar measures, people...
  29. Wierdo

    Tesla's New Tabless Electrode Battery Cell Patent Is 'Way More Important Than It Sounds' says crazy-person Elon Musk

    If you say so lol. China and Europe are ready, and so is non-rural America, which is >80 percent of the market. That's a good starting point, the rest can sort itself out by the time the ICE industry's laggards go under - by 2030 probably. Modernization to EV in those markets is already...
  30. Wierdo

    Tesla's New Tabless Electrode Battery Cell Patent Is 'Way More Important Than It Sounds' says crazy-person Elon Musk

    This was a good laymen's summary about why battery day basically spelled the impending end of the ICE age: Looks like allot of retail investors are gonna be millionaires riding this generation's Amazon. A blast from the past: https://twitter.com/xiang_aw/status/1301032188025081858 Same cases...
  31. Wierdo

    Tesla's New Tabless Electrode Battery Cell Patent Is 'Way More Important Than It Sounds' says crazy-person Elon Musk

    Yes I think in terms of energy density they're not directly gaining with the increase in battery size. The main benefit of doing so, aside from the improved power output, was to reduce the number of batteries in their packs from ~4800 to around ~900ish, for example, which is a huge benefit in...
  32. Wierdo

    Tesla's New Tabless Electrode Battery Cell Patent Is 'Way More Important Than It Sounds' says crazy-person Elon Musk

    Seems allot of people are out of the loop here. This was a major announcement, they basically killed the legacy car industry in its current form within this generation. Those companies will have to scramble to adapt in the next three years, or otherwise fall off the map within a generation with...
  33. Wierdo

    Tesla Unveils Radical Cybertruck.

    I've seen ~15mpg trucks go down to 5-7mpg with a heavy load, so a drop of half to two thirds would not be unusual.
  34. Wierdo

    Tesla Unveils Radical Cybertruck.

    A list of some interesting features, if you have others you'd like to add feel free to jump in: - 110v/220v outlets and an air compressor standard. Need to fill your own flat tire? Wanna operate a table saw? Wanna run a little cooler in the woods? Emergency home power backup? No problem. - Body...
  35. Wierdo

    Tesla Unveils Radical Cybertruck.

    Interesting discussion by some pros: Interesting claim: "The idea (of the exoskeleton design) was around before, but nobody had the balls to do it"
  36. Wierdo

    Tesla Unveils Radical Cybertruck.

    I don't think people in Wallstreet and mainstream media are complaining about the practicality of this thing, it's an emotional response to the look first, and then fill in the blanks after. They see the shape and instinctively think "oh shit, this wont sell" and stock goes down, that's as far...
  37. Wierdo

    Tesla Unveils Radical Cybertruck.

    That's just the generational divide showing between Wallstreet and Mainstreet: The old stock traders and media wigs freak out over the design, stock reacts to that. On the other hand you see 250,000 reservations on the first day for this truck, a reflection of the street overriding...
  38. Wierdo

    Tesla Unveils Radical Cybertruck.

    Some interesting coverage from reviewers and truck drivers: https://www.motortrend.com/news/tesla-cybertruck-electric-pickup-engineering-manufacturing/ https://www.motortrend.com/news/tesla-cybertruck-electric-pickup-ride-impressions...
  39. Wierdo

    Google Fined $1.7 Billion Over Monopolistic Practices

    I wouldn't go as far as "don't have corruption or monopolies" but the general gist I agree with more or less. Corporate influence is still a problem there, especially when it comes to intellectual property, despite the efforts of the pirate party and such.
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