I agree on all fronts - it's an expensive proposition upfront that most EV owners don't partake in, but it is an option that completely removes your reliance on the grid.Ok, let me rephrase. Unless you have already invested ~$25,000 in off grid infrastructure you cant charge your bev. For rough numbers, one kwh per panel per day is reasonable. Assuming you want to charge your model S in three days (assuming you dont have storage batteries $$$), you need 33 panels at 15 sq ft each or roughly 500 sq ft of panels.
Humming along while they burn homes and walmarts down with their defective solar systems. He's gotten bored of that project and moved on without cleaning up the mess. It bodes well for the long term prospects of his cars.Haters can keep hating, the Elon machine keeps on humming....
Tesla Q3 results :
- Shanghai Giga ahead of schedule
- Model Y ahead of schedule
- Solar installs +48% from Q2
- GAAP profitable
- Positive free cash flow
awesome. Well, you gotta do what you gotta do. If there is a spot on a well-travelled route without the required grid capacity, the generator keeps you going. It would be interesting to see how pricing works with it though. It should cost more per km than an ICE car to fill from that.
Shedding new light on charging lithium-ion batteries
October 31, 2019
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory
Researchers have discovered a photo-excitation process that speeds up the charging of lithium-ion batteries. If commercialized, such technology could be a game changer for electric vehicles.
Exposing cathodes to light decreases charge time by a factor of two in lithium-ion batteries.
And did I read 370-mile range somewhere? That's a nice surprise as well!Looks like the Mach-E will be at or slightly under the price point of the Model Y.
I was guessing that it was going to be much more expensive so that’s a pleasant surprise.