Elon Musk REVEALS Tesla's new battery design

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What electric car manufactiurers are not telling people is the amount of high-frequency radiation which come out of the speed controllers and is not shielded enough. I was in one of the recent fast Tesla cars and I managed to find out how much residual radiation was in the cockpit. The owner quickly sold the car after two momths because, after having driven it for a week, kept having these increadible headhaches, which specialists could not justify in any manner. One week after he stopped driving it, his headhaches completely disappeared. I personally will never buy an electric or hybrid car. If it petrol cars will one day be banned, I will build my own electric one, choosing what I need.
The problem of radiation from electric motors is easily avoidable by wearing a tin hat.
 

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Virtually all of the current battery research is moving toward minimizing or eliminating rare earths entirely, with the majority of new chemistries concentrating on lithium, sodium, silicon, nickel, sulfur and carbon. Silicon is particularly interesting because it yields a much, much higher energy density than current technologies, and because it's cheap as dirt.

The cheaper and more prevalent the elements, the lower the cost of the battery in general, in addition to not being dependent on the importation of rare earth elements from politically-unstable countries. Importantly for HBA readers, the 5X-10X improvement in energy densities with some of the newer chemistries make them viable for many recreational aircraft.

Given that Tesla was created with funding confiscated from tax payers...
My understanding was that Tesla was created with funding from private placements. Did you have a specific source for that information?
 
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My understanding was that Tesla was created with funding from private placements. Did you have a specific source for that information?
Start here: Just How Much Does Tesla Get In Subsidies Anyways?

BTW, I was / am opposed to government “assistance” to any business or industry that isn’t essential (and I do not mean essential to some politician) to national security.

I believe that the USA and the automobile industry would be better off if the government had let GM go bankrupt, and not lent money (confiscated from tax payers) to Ford, et al.


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Start here: Just How Much Does Tesla Get In Subsidies Anyways?

BTW, I was / am opposed to government “assistance” to any business or industry that isn’t essential (and I do not mean essential to some politician) to national security.

I believe that the USA and the automobile industry would be better off if the government had let GM go bankrupt, and not lent money (confiscated from tax payers) to Ford, et al.


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Interesting article.

Well, after reading it, I guess it probably doesn't make you feel any better that Tesla got less in subsidies than Ford, Nissan, Fisker, GM, Chrysler, Exxon, Chevron and Shell.

In general, I believe that paying subsidies to companies tends to open a path to illicit funneling of government funds to any company big enough to make a donation that will tilt the scales. It's also tough to end subsidies once they've started; we're still subsidizing big oil companies over a hundred years after we thought it would be in the public interest to temporarily subsidize them.

I can understand and sometimes agree with the argument that it makes sense to subsidize some technological sector that will put the US in a better position to compete, especially when rival countries are subsidizing US competitors. It's a complicated issue, because the US has a sizable advantage in the form of research and development done at universities and SBIR research funded in the name of defense.

Much of this research ends up being good for aviation in the long run, and with R&D, it's often tough to predict what will be commercially valuable, and in what market. See Post-Its, Superglue, Rogaine, etc.
 

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Munro said that new battery will cut the weight of the batteries in half ?

Does that have to be taken with a grain of salt ?
 

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@ Speedboat ...
I'm afraid that Me and my fellow Humans ; we already Screwed-Up
the planet , beyond repair ! (sad)

Bille
 

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This video, helped explain where the 5x energy . is actually
only because of the increase in container size ; but the Power increase
is because the internal resistance is lower, from the shorter
path the electrons need to make.

 

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Not much help for pure electric flight other than faster recharge potential, but good news for hybrids.
Long recharge times are what put a lot of people off electric vehicles though.
What electric car manufactiurers are not telling people is the amount of high-frequency radiation which come out of the speed controllers and is not shielded enough. I was in one of the recent fast Tesla cars and I managed to find out how much residual radiation was in the cockpit. The owner quickly sold the car after two momths because, after having driven it for a week, kept having these incredible headaches, which specialists could not justify in any manner. One week after he stopped driving it, his headhaches completely disappeared. I personally will never buy an electric or hybrid car. If it petrol cars will one day be banned, I will build my own electric one, choosing what I need.
Or he was allergic to something in the upholstery. Or something was out of balance enough to cause a low-frequency vibration. Or the display screens were too bright.
 
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Perhaps he can also REVEAL why his PayPal company treated customers like me so !(#*$ poorly. I would not do business with him because of that experience.
Elon is simply one of those types I just cannot get a read on. His companies, like Tesla and SpaceX look like places to work whose environments simply seem way too good to be true. It is impossible to watch any launches of theirs, as I find all the yuppies screaming and hollering in the background at every single phase of the flight repugnant. Still trying to figure out how the stock values of his companies are so high that they compete with Facebook and Google, despite being the recipient of loads of taxpayer subsidies. It just does not compute with me.
 
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