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  1. Saskateam

    Powerwall 2 in vault of Cybertruck...easy range upgrade.

    Tesla built some of their first vehicles with easy swap batteries and had automated switching stations. No one used them. The batteries charge fast enough from the supercharger network to handle all the needs so far. The most expensive part of an EV is the battery. I am not going to purchase a...
  2. Saskateam

    New silicon anode material

    This is not Tesla specific however it will have the battery world talking.
  3. Saskateam

    Consumer Report discusses how Tesla's batteries and superior energy efficiency give it an edge

    They are reports so they do not geek out like we do and they have timelines to meet and another story or 2 to work on at the same time. I find the same thing with almost every news article on Tesla. It is about sound bits, click bait and being first to print. Don’t forget to add a personal or...
  4. Saskateam

    Using a Supercharger while towing a trailer

    Will not have to worry about being iced at a super charger with the CT. Either drive around or tow the offending vehicle out of the way.
  5. Saskateam

    Tesla Battery Day Announced For September 15 (Predictions anyone?)

    June 21, 2020 Update (by Administrator) Elon Musk has just announced a September 15 date for a combined Tesla Shareholder Meeting & Battery Day. It will include a tour of cell production system. (y) May 15, 2020 Update (by Administrator) Battery Day has been pushed to next month and may...
  6. Saskateam

    Cybertruck battery size estimate

    The M3 uses the 2170 battery cells which are bigger and more energy dense. Will we see the 2170 in the CT or a new batter size only time will tell. The battery day in April is becoming more important as we go along.
  7. Saskateam

    Cybertruck battery size estimate

    The 18650 is the same battery as the MS and MX. The M3 has a different size. You may be able to run your flashlight for years off of the cells in the MS or MX if you can get them out.
  8. Saskateam

    Does anyone know the life expectancy of the Tesla Model S and the Cybertruck?

    I wonder if FSD will drive with the blinker on when I drive it as an elderly person.
  9. Saskateam

    Audio system battery usage

    The built in audio system in Tesla vehicles are a good system too. Like most high end upgrade systems on other vehicles.
  10. Saskateam

    How much does it cost currently at a super charge to fill up?

    Some chargers are a price per kWh and others are price per minute of charging.
  11. Saskateam

    Video: Primer on electric vehicle charging. How long does it really take?

    Looks like another business for charging stations.
  12. Saskateam

    Video: Primer on electric vehicle charging. How long does it really take?

    I see a business opportunity for a food truck or hot dog stand or ice cream stand at a super charger station.
  13. Saskateam

    Article: Tesla's battery acquisitions are paying off in spades, and giving rivals a lot of pain

    Vertically integrated is the best way to go for Tesla. Tesla can develop better battery technology and put it into the next vehicle produced. Another manufacturer needs to go through the contract process and pay more for incremental improvements that Tesla can just adopt.
  14. Saskateam

    Article: Tesla's battery acquisitions are paying off in spades, and giving rivals a lot of pain

    When you fail to act and find yourself failing behind blame the front runner for your failure. Daimler could have bought Grohmann, Daimler could have started developing batteries and bought other companies but they didn’t. Relying on contracts to give you better when you will pay for what they...
  15. Saskateam

    Gen 3 Tesla Wall Charger Launched, Now With WiFi

    I do see why Tesla has changed its charging characteristics. The average person only drives a short distance a day. When homes get to be a 2 ev home charging at 80 amps each in the evening when the house uses peak load there is no room on a 200amp service. Longer trips are for the supercharger...
  16. Saskateam

    Million Mile Battery

    Beat me too it. It may only be for stationary storage devices based on the chemistry however it has the potential to be in the CT too. Any time energy density is improved it is great.
  17. Saskateam

    Battery life and cold weather

    In this weather negligible amount of heat can be huge. Small amount of radiated heat can be the difference in feeling comfortable. I will take what I can get for heat.
  18. Saskateam

    Battery life and cold weather

    WTFORECAST has it right today. Maybe we will drive the kids to school today instead of making them walk.
  19. Saskateam

    Battery life and cold weather It is cold up here. The picture is the current temperature where I live in Saskatchewan.