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I can't remember the "Company" who made a claim they have a solid state battery developed and would see production in 2025, I personal thought it was unfounded but ,I have seen magic acts that were seemingly authentic.
I don't know who that is, but there's a bus being delivered with them this year:
https://chargedevs.com/newswire/mer...s-to-be-available-with-solid-state-batteries/

They might not be as dense as the batteries that Tesla uses, they certainly aren't in the same numbers as the batteries Tesla uses, which are the two reasons Tesla pushed ahead of the others in lowering the price per kWh.

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I totally concur. In fact I will go out of my way to avoid Teslabruh. It’s impossible for me to listen to him for more than 15 seconds before wanting to just bang my head against the wall till I lose consciousness.
Agree completely. He's the only Youtuber I've blocked.

I give him credit for getting it done and making a Youtube channel, but he brings nothing new to the conversation. He appears to watch all the same people I watch, then splashes some click bait titles up, and parrots what was discussed last week.
 

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Toyota solid state battery was supposed to be announced by 2020 July
Still waiting for Toyota

Solid-state batteries show promise
November 24, 2019
When the gull-wing doors raised on the swoopy Lexus LF-30 Electrified concept car during its Tokyo Motor Show debut late last month (2019 Oct), two words in bright blue letters could be seen on the car's threshold: "Solid State."
It was further evidence that Toyota is on track to keep a promise it made in 2017 to have solid-state batteries on the road by the mid-2020s.
https://www.autonews.com/shift/solid-state-batteries-show-promise
 

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I am expecting at least 5 yrs for SS batteries, there still isn't even a bench tested battery worth anything.

Fisker was saying their car was going to have SS batteries and that was just hot air
 

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All i can say is that it only took two videos of Doug to watch and that was it. Never watched another one. He must get paid from some automakers! His video from the CT was so bias towards the hummer.
 

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All i can say is that it only took two videos of Doug to watch and that was it. Never watched another one. He must get paid from some automakers! His video from the CT was so bias towards the hummer.
So are we just pretending that all of his other Tesla videos, where he gushes about the cars, were paid endorsements by Tesla?

Doug is a columnist, not a journalist. His job is to give an opinion, doesn't mean we have to agree. He's generally pretty open about his biases. He worked for Porsche in the past. And he has a huge soft spot for Land Rovers.
 

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His opinions are apparently inconsistent.

That doesn't mean they're all paid for. That's a false dichotomy.

That his opinions are inconsistent and self-contradictory are reason enough to discount them.

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Doug was very inconsistent in his opinions of the two vehicles. He was skeptical of everything about the Cybertruck, yet believed everything about the Hummer. This despite GM having yet to build an actual working Hummer prototype. Reeked of being bought off. It certainly lowered my opinion of his opinion.
Yeah, Hummer will likely try to slip a battery into an existing Hummer. This was Elon's FIRST LESSON with the Elise- do not convert an ICE engined vehicle, start from scratch. Leave it to GM and the fat and lazy corporate guys to screw this all up. peace
 

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Cybertruck Guy, good video. For me I will be replacing my truck, my Jeep and my fun car with the Cybertruck. It out performs all of them for what I bought them for so for me the cost proposition is an easy one to make. The bonus is it will most likely last me the rest of my life.
 

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I used to think GM was wrong to “just” upgrade the Hummer to an EV (marketing wise). A huge Hummer has been the literal opposite of an EV. But after learning about the US long standing massive truck market maybe that’s a better marketing strategy than the European companies that have broken with old models to bring something completely “new” to the EV market (at differing rates of completely new). Audi fans can be reluctant to go for an e-tron. Where’s VWs always safe bet Golf? And Volvo fans must realise that Volvo calls their EVs Polestar and not Volvo at all.
 
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...Audi fans can be reluctant to go for an e-tron. Where’s VWs always safe bet Golf?...
VW owns Audi. VW-Audi is using the same MEB platform for the Audi e-tron as they are for the VW ID.4 lineup.

Fun fact: VW and Ford have a partnership where Ford can use the MEB platform and VW can use the Ford Ranger "platform". All those Ford Escorts are coming back baby!!! Just going to be a VW platform and be called an E-scort. I read a rumor they're also going to release an electric diesel on the MEB platform called E-dsel.
 

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VW owns Audi. VW-Audi is using the same MEB platform for the Audi e-tron as they are for the VW ID.4 lineup.
We know, but most people don’t know or care about that. I was thinking more of branding and marketing. And the difference between GM Hummer and Ford F-150 EV and Mustang E-Mach, vs those European companies who have been very eager to drop long standing popular model names when going EV.
 
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