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Mar 31st 2009 11:49PM Hopefully it will, that's why they're testing it. It theoretically has the capability of doing so.
Mar 30th 2009 9:50AM man, that brings back memories. Pemican bars, watching our other unit always set up camp in the rain (3 o'clock on the dot every day it rained), the excruciating last day down the plateau to the base camp, and the best blueberry cobbler ever!
Mar 24th 2009 12:57PM God i really need this!
Feb 23rd 2009 10:44PM What people are forgetting is that Apple pioneered hot-swappable bays with the old G3 Pismo laptop. You could have two batteries, zip drive, floppy drive, DVD-ROM, CD-ROM, and I think some third party companies made hard drive modules.
So all you naysayers out there, YES Apple did it first. It just didn't work all that well back then because it made the laptop friggin huge, and Apple steered towards size-reduction in the next model, the Aluminum G4. Which was the first sub one-inch full featured laptop, another Apple first.
Feb 14th 2009 5:04PM Actually they've gone on record saying that those close races were really that close. They will however go back after the race to get some pick-up shots if necessary.
Jan 14th 2009 12:37PM Tesla just licensed some of the design, most of the battery pack and it's associated components (power management, cooling, safety) are of Tesla's own design and manufacture.
Maybe AC Propulsion couldn't provide the volume that Daimler wanted. Maybe Tesla had a lower bid, who knows?
All I know is that I'm glad Tesla is getting a much needed infusion of cash. The Roadster is an amazing machine and truly a bridge into the future of cars, be it sports cars, super cars or city cars.
The great thing is that the Roadster is so modular. If someone produced a fuel cell system that could be viably implemented into the Roadster I'm sure Tesla wouldn't hesitate to slot it right in.
Jan 14th 2009 12:28PM Tesla only licensed parts of the design, they still designed and produce the battery pack as a whole and various electronics associated with the battery pack (power management, cooling, safety systems) are of their own design.
Maybe Tesla just can produce more packs than AC propulsion. Maybe they had a lower bid than AC, who knows.
All I know is that I'm glad Tesla is getting some much needed cash from this deal. The roadster is an amazing machine and a bridge into the future of cars, be it sports cars, super cars or city cars.
The great thing about Tesla's technology is that it is so modular. If someone produced a fuel cell unit that could fit into the Roadster, and it was viable, Tesla wouldn't hesitate to slot it right in there.
Jan 11th 2009 6:13PM They have been delivering cars for some months now, I know someone (not personally, aunt of a friend) who has one.
Jan 11th 2009 6:11PM I believe it works out to something astronomically low like one cent a mile, this is assuming that you are charging the car at off-peak times, IE at night.
Jan 11th 2009 1:19PM The thing is that SOMEONE has to make it. Without the halo products and testing platforms we would never advance in technology. Once you make an electric car that can go really really fast that means you can make an electric car that really really efficient as well because speed needs efficiency.
Tesla has already stated that they've got a major manufacturer as a business partner to license to, and if they'd never made the Roadster that technology would have taken a lot longer to get to mass market.
This car probably also has a higher profit margin, which means Tesla will make more money, which is a good thing cause they need it.