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- Apr 2, 2020
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- p̶r̶i̶u̶s̶ c̶,̶ y̶o̶t̶a̶ p̶i̶c̶k̶u̶p, ⼕丫⻏🝗尺セ尺ㄩ⼕长
I dont think any1 is debating about there being better, more efficient, cheaper ways to do stuff.Musk did say that he was thinking about adapting some of the technologies from the car to the home and mentioned refrigeration/distillation. This somehow got transmogrified into a distillation apparatus is the truck and no amount of common sense could stifle it for weeks.
There is R134 in the CT, there is a compressor and there are evaporators. Voila, you will be producing water from the A/C system when it is running. But that water will be dumped overboard just as it is today. There is no reason to go to all the trouble necessary to make it potable and pipe it to the cabin. If you want cold water (or martinis) to drink on a road trip invest in an ARB fridge. They hold lots and run on 10 watts or so. If you want to purify water from a mountain stream invest in a small RO unit and plug it into one of the in-bed outlets.
I think it's more deciphering what elon was saying...
"I’m dying to do super efficient, quiet home HVAC with HEPA & water distillation. It’s weird, but I really want to do it."
— Elon Musk
And later "maybe cybertruck will have it..."
The hepa and high efficiency ac, I feel like is already in some of the cars, so what else is there? The distillation.