Mental re-tooling begins for III

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).

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2 thoughts on “Mental re-tooling begins for III

  1. Timmy says:

    Test.

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  2. Timmy says:

    Gigafactory will burn zero carbon fuels.

    He said the biggest source of emissions might be from the vehicles that employees drive to the factory. I assert that they will be from the food that they bring to or serve at the factory, unless they restrict how much meat is consumed (ha!). So in this way, they’ll just be ‘outsourcing’ those emissions from the battery factory to the factory farm.

    “Animal agriculture is responsible for 18 percent of greenhouse gas emissions, more than the combined exhaust from all transportation”, and it might be much, much (i.e., 3x as much) higher: cowspiracy(dot.com)/facts/.

    Sorry to rain on anyone’s parade, but we can use all the rain we can get around here right now. :-

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