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Charles Murray
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Re: More Than Electric
Charles Murray   1/22/2013 12:11:36 PM
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I suppose it depends on how you define "equal," TJ McDermott. If we're talking about acceleration, performance, comfort, etc, EVs are already there. In many cases they have surpassed conventional IC-based vehicles. If we're talking about range, refueling time and cost for comparable performance in those areas, however, there's nothing out there to indicate that the EV will catch the gasoline-burning car in the near future.

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Re: Model X or S?
Charles Murray   1/22/2013 11:46:28 AM
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You are correct, NiteOwl OvO. Thanks for the heads-up.

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Re: Model X or S?
notarboca   1/22/2013 11:31:21 AM
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A 17 inch touch screen would seem to be a distraction.  Perhaps voice commands could be used to provide input, as the driver would not have to divert his attention from the roadway.

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Re: More Than Electric
notarboca   1/22/2013 11:27:49 AM
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Tesla Motors is definately on the cutting edge of automotive design.  If I could afford one, I'd be happy to help keep the company afloat!

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Re: Model X or S?
naperlou   1/22/2013 10:48:08 AM
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NiteOwl, I agree with you that the screen will be distracting.  Perhaps a cover for all but the top three inches or so would be good.  You could slide it down when you needed to do something involving the rest of the screen.  It does seem to have an instrument cluster as well, so this probably is not info needed for driving. 

One problem you might run into with the doors is clearance.  I don't have enough information to know if this would be a problem, but it could.

As for slide 5, you are correct.

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Re: More Than Electric
TJ McDermott   1/22/2013 10:42:13 AM
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tekochip - 

You're right about having clever designs, and that worries me.  Or not.  If they're that confident that their EV will be the equal of a regular car, then the bells and whistles they're touting here will help them.

I'm worried that they're using the nifty features to mask the failings of the actual EV.

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More Than Electric
tekochip   1/22/2013 10:38:35 AM
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I give them a lot of credit, they have some clever designs beyond just making an EV.  I'd really like to see the company survive. 

You know, I think I could get my string bass in that car.

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Model X or S?
NiteOwl_OvO   1/22/2013 10:21:43 AM
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Charles,

I like the article and I love the Falcon wing doors. If they work well, maybe we will see those on other vehicles. The rear most seats appear to have zero leg room or is that just an illusion? I wonder if that 17" screen will be too distracting for the driver?

I noticed that image 5 in the series appears to be a Model S instead of the X, but I could be mistaken.

Cheers!

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