Tesla CTO JB Straubel spoke to students in Reno:
25:19 — Europe outselling North America.
26:50 — Model III now the engineering focus.
101:40 — The Gigafactory won’t burn any carbon fuels. In fact, it won’t even have a “just in case” natural gas line. Its flat roof will host a massive solar array.
104:18 — EVs have key advantage in autonomy because they’re pure drive-by-wire.
104:90 — We’re about a decade away from a 90-percent autonomous car (differs from Elon’s prediction by, oh, seven years).