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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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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 »
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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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Re: Official EV Carz Thread
« Reply #278 on: July 23, 2019, 05:12:40 PM »
While considered laughable just a decade or two ago, the idea of a high-performance electric vehicle is now widely accepted in even the most traditional of speed circles. As the list of battery-motivated monster machines continues to grow, Porsche is getting in on the action with its up-and-coming Mission E. As a follow-up to hybrid superstars like the 918 Spyder and the Panamera, the Mission E is slated to become Stuttgart’s very first all-electric vehicle. Porsche teased the new model with a concept at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, and now, we’re getting our very first shots of the production iteration in the wild. Captured out and about doing some real-world testing just outside Porsche’s factory in Weissach, the spy shots reveal just how close the Mission E is to becoming a reality on public roads. Expect specs that either match or beat the Tesla Model S, with several hundred miles of range and a blistering 0-to-60 mph time, not to mention a luxurious cabin space and Nurburgring-tested handling.

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Re: Official EV Carz Thread
« Reply #279 on: July 24, 2019, 05:30:13 PM »
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🔌 Tesla Posts Record Deliveries in Q2 2019, But Still Lost $408 Million
« Reply #280 on: July 25, 2019, 01:32:02 AM »
I'm doing a LOT better than Elon!  I haven't even burned through $1M and all my vehicles WORK!

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Tesla Posts Record Deliveries in Q2 2019, But Still Lost $408 Million
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Electric car giant Tesla had its stock plunge over 10 percent in after-hours trading after posting a $408 million loss in Q2 2019—despite shipping record numbers of cars, CNBC reported on Wednesday.

The company produced about 87,000 cars in the quarter and shipped some 95,200 of them throughout the quarter, per the Verge, and generated about $6.3 billion in revenue. The $408 million is an improvement over its $702 million loss the prior quarter, and some $117 million off the losses were slated as “restructuring charges related to layoffs and store closings,” the site wrote. Tesla also said it ended the quarter with $5 billion in cash, more than at any point in its history, and as the New York Times noted, the 95,200 shipped cars are a 50 percent increase from the prior quarter.

However, the Times wrote that the showing was still under analyst expectations, resulting in the stock drop:

    The second-quarter loss amounted to $2.31 per share. Revenue jumped to $6.3 billion, from $4.5 billion in the first three months of the year.

    Both figures came in below Wall Street’s expectations. Analysts had expected a loss of $1.27 per share and revenue of $6.5 billion, according to FactSet. Tesla shares fell about 10 percent in extended trading. Before the earnings report, the stock had closed at $264.88, up 1.8 percent.

As the Times noted, Tesla is spending heavily on a Model 3 plant in China and fueled the record deliveries in part by slashing prices (including a $1,000 reduction of the cheapest Model 3's price to $38,990 last week). It is “unclear how much money, if any” Tesla makes on the cheaper versions of the Model 3, and the entire line makes up about 80 percent of the deliveries, the paper wrote. An additional problem is that sales of its more expensive cars, the premium Model S and the SUV Model X, are in decline as customers pick up the Model 3.

“It is obvious the appetite for the Model S and X is not that strong,” Cross-Sell Reports general manager Shane Marcum told the Times. “The Model 3 is cannibalizing sales of the S and X.”

Per the Wall Street Journal, the record number of shipments actually left Tesla with revenue “more than 10% below the previous record, set in the fourth quarter of last year.”

Tesla recently upgraded the Model S and X to have 10 percent higher range, faster charging at Supercharger stations, and a new air suspension system, but CEO Elon Musk has quashed rumors that Tesla has plans to introduce entirely new models of the cars.

“There may be a false expectation in the market that there’s, like, some big overhaul coming for S and X which then, you know, could cause people to hesitate to buy if they think there’s like some radical redesign coming, which is why I emphasized publicly that this is not the case,” Musk told reporters during an earnings call on Wednesday, according to the Verge. “The Model S and X today are radically better than the ones that when we first started production, especially the S. Like, a 2013 or 2012 Model S, compared to today’s Model S — it’s night and day.”

Musk added that he hoped improvements to Tesla’s “full self-driving” Autopilot feature, which can be injected into the company’s vehicles via a simple update and costs several thousand dollars, will convince more customers to shell out more cash, the Verge wrote.

But despite improvements, at just over 158,000 cars shipped Tesla remains less than halfway to its target of 360,000 to 400,000 deliveries in 2019, according to the Times, and the continued phaseout of a federal electric vehicle tax credit (down from $3,750 to $1,875 as of July 1 and disappearing entirely at the end of the year) may hurt demand. Its forthcoming Model Y SUV won’t be entering production until at least late next year, and pickup/semi trucks will follow only after that. As Ars Technica noted, hitting the Model Y launch date will require increasing capital expenditure significantly at a time when Tesla has been trying to slash them; Tesla estimated it will spend $1.5 to 2 billion in capital expenditures in 2019, a reduction from its previous predictions.

That leaves Musk in an uphill battle to achieve Musk’s goal of breaking even by Q3 2019 and achieving profitability by the end of the following quarter, as the Times reported he said during the earnings call.
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Re: Official EV Carz Thread
« Reply #281 on: July 28, 2019, 01:32:01 PM »



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Toyota Unveils Its Cosmic Collaboration for Futuristic Moon Rover

Many major national space agencies are currently looking to utilise the resource of the Moon and its shadowed craters through the development of new technologies. NASA has previously used “moon buggies” on the final three Apollo moon missions, in 1971 and 1972, respectively, and plans to have astronauts on the Moon’s south pole by 2024.

Toyota has announced the cosmic-scale launch of its off-road moon rover of the future for astronauts.

The joint effort by Japan’s world-renowned car company and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has been signed for the next 3 years to collaborate in the creation of a pressurised lunar rover and include cutting-edge fuel-cell electric-vehicle technologies.

Toyota announced in a statement that “JAXA and Toyota will manufacture, test and evaluate prototypes, with the goal of developing a manned, pressurised lunar rover and exploring the surface of the moon as part of an international project.”

They also added that the time-frame which this effort will take place will run starting this fiscal year and through 2021.

Toyota revealed the creation of its Lunar Exploration Mobility Works in July, which will eventually employ 30 people to take part in the project.

JAXA officials have explained that the plan for the collaboration with Toyota is to construct a “huge, pressurised rover that will be typically crewed by two astronauts but capable of accommodating up to four people in an emergency.”

“If current concept designs hold true, the rover will be huge – at least 20 feet (6 meters) long, have six wheels, and measure 17 feet (5.2 m) wide and 12.4 feet (3.8 m) high. The vehicle will have about 140 square feet (13 square meters) of living space.”

There are currently two concept designs for the JAXA-Toyota rover. Both show show a futuristic and gleaming lunar car with a cockpit like a nose sheltered by sharp angular windows.

The rover will be solar powered and have headlights, running lights, and brake lights like a regular car.

The first prototype for the rover is planned to be completed by 2022 and a test-flight model is scheduled for 2027, culminating in a full-scaled flight in 2029.

The vehicle is planned to be used to explore the polar regions of the moon and look into the possibility of harnessing the moons resources such as frozen water, as well as providing examples of new technologies to be used on other exploration missions, according to Toyota representatives.

The revelation of the new rover comes as the world celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landings on the 20th of July, the first time Man that ever walked on the moon.

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Re: Official EV Carz Thread
« Reply #282 on: August 11, 2019, 03:11:25 PM »

The Fully Charged Show is given exclusive access to get Jonny Smith behind the wheel of the new first Porsche all electric car - the Taycan - and drive it full throttle from 0-124 mph (200 km/h) dozens of times. The Taycan is a twin motor 600+hp, 96kWh, 800-volt 4-door 4-seater coupe with a supposed range of 320 miles (≈ 515 km) . It can reach 0-62 mph (0 -100 km/h) in just over 3 seconds repeatedly, and can rapid charge at over 250kW.  With a charging time ≈ 0 - 80% in about 40 minutes.
Prices for this 'Turbo' launch model will be around £130,000 ( ≈  €141k or USD $158k) with cheaper/slower versions kicking off around £65,000 within 18 months of the car's launch in late 2019.
The Taycan is potentially as much of a milestone for Porsche as the aircooled flat six 911 was, taking aspects of the new 992, 911 and Panamera, but is ground-up all new. Jonny was allowed to take the genuine first drive of the car alone for some 30 full throttle launches, but the final spec and aesthetic details of the Taycan still remain under embargo. The full story is on Jonny's blog entry on our website:



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« Reply #283 on: August 11, 2019, 03:32:20 PM »

Join Jonny Smith and watch the full onboard footage as he shadows the VW Motorsport team at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, where the electric ID.R race car hopes to become the fastest four-wheeler to ever compete at the Hillclimb.
Fully Charged interviews the team battery engineers for the low-down on high voltage spec, and other adjustments made in order to beat the 20-year record held by a Formula One car on the 1.16 mile Goodwood House Hillclimb.
Whilst at Goodwood Jonny also visited the Honda E EV, the VW ID3, VW ID Buzz, VW ID Vizzion and enjoyed the contrast between turbocharged piston engines, V6s, V8s, V10s, V12s, Moto GP bikes, NASCARs and all manner of other unsilenced engines against the whoosh/whistle/hiss of EVs.



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Re: Official EV Carz Thread
« Reply #284 on: August 13, 2019, 01:27:38 PM »


With the muscle of the world's largest car-maker behind it, the Volkswagen ID3 could be the biggest thing to happen to the electric car yet. Based on an all-new model platform dedicated to electric cars, the ID3 will be available with a choice of three battery packs, the largest of which should give it range of almost 350 miles. It won't be on sale in the UK until spring 2020, but Matt Saunders went to VW's headquarters in Wolfsburg to drive a prototype.


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