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🔌 Tesla’s Solar Roof is incredibly sleek… and incredibly expensive
« Reply #270 on: June 15, 2019, 12:55:08 AM »
Chump Change for Elon!  ::)  Go to your nearest Gated Community to check one out! Every Doctor, Lawyer, Dentist & CPA will HAVE to have one to stay on top of the Status Ladder.

I have a 120W Solar Panel. :)  It might be able to charge up one of my Cripple Carts to go 12 miles in about a week of Sunny Days.  :icon_sunny:

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Tesla’s Solar Roof is incredibly sleek… and incredibly expensive
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June 14th, 2019 at 6:04 PM


Beyond selling cars, it’s no secret that Tesla’s overarching goal is to change the way the world uses and generates electricity. Hardly a well-kept secret, Elon Musk explained as much during the second iteration of Tesla’s master plan.

“The point of all this,” Musk wrote back in 2016, “was, and remains, accelerating the advent of sustainable energy, so that we can imagine far into the future and life is still good.”

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“By definition,” Musk went on to explain, “we must at some point achieve a sustainable energy economy or we will run out of fossil fuels to burn and civilization will collapse.”

In light of that, it wasn’t all that surprising when Tesla in 2016 purchased SolarCity for nearly $2.7 billion. One year later, Tesla opened up orders for solar roof tiles designed to convert sunlight into electricity. Now without question, the solar roof tiles Tesla sells look incredibly sleek and are essentially indistinguishable from a regular roof. Price wise, though, Tesla’s solar roof tiles leave much to be desired.

Tackling this issue, Electrek relays some interesting information about a quote a prospective customer was given about installing a solar roof.

    For a 9.45 kW system on a 1,862 square foot roof, Tesla is charging $64,634 for the solar roof, along with $10,050 for a Powerwall, and another $10,630 for roof and site repairs.

    It adds up to a shocking total of $85,314 for the entire solar roof system and work.

    The solar roof alone adds up to almost $35 per square foot, which is much higher than the $21.85 price Tesla first guided for the product.

The report does make a point of noting that the roof in quest boasted a dense number of solar cells which likely added to the cost. Incidentally, Musk noted during a recent shareholder meeting that the company’s next-gen Solar Roof will be priced about the same as a “shingle roof plus someone’s utility cost” or even lower.
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Re: Official EV Carz Thread
« Reply #271 on: June 29, 2019, 02:32:29 PM »

When Solar Team Eindhoven won the world solar challenge in Australia driving a 4 seater 100% solar powered car over 3,000 kilometers, no one would have believed that a handful of years later they could come up with this. The Lightyear One. A spacious hyper efficient partially solar powered electric car. We know the future is electric, could it be solar electric? \ More info: https://lightyear.one



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Re: Official EV Carz Thread
« Reply #272 on: July 02, 2019, 03:12:15 PM »

60 years of racing and more than 30,000 times on the top of the podium. Zero experience in Formula E, though. Join us, it’s gonna be fun.



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Re: Official EV Carz Thread
« Reply #273 on: July 02, 2019, 03:13:35 PM »
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Re: Official EV Carz Thread
« Reply #274 on: July 04, 2019, 06:32:12 PM »
This one needs a giant key on the back window....


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EV Carz - Elon's woes....
« Reply #275 on: July 09, 2019, 03:42:29 PM »

Several key members of Tesla’s Autopilot team have left the company together after CEO Elon Musk expressed unhappiness with the progress in developing fully automated driving capabilities, according to The Information. Musk is also reportedly upset that some team members have told him that they can’t meet his timelines for developing the technology.

Over the last few months, at least 11 members of the Autopilot software team have left. This represents close to 10% of the total group. Several of the remaining managers are now working directly with Musk. These departures followed the removal of the Autopilot group’s leader Stuart Bowers in May.

Musk’s unhappiness with the Autopilot group is apparently due to difficulties they have had in adapting the software, which was designed to steer vehicles on highways and in cities. Specifically, the team has been working on trying to get the software to work in cities to achieve Musk’s already promised goal of “full self driving”.


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Re: Official EV Carz Thread
« Reply #276 on: July 09, 2019, 05:21:53 PM »
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EV Carz - VW SMASHS Nurburgring Track record in AWD Electric prototype
« Reply #277 on: July 09, 2019, 05:27:57 PM »
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