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User Info Is Tesla On The Verge of Bankruptcy?; entered at 2017-11-19 16:45:55
Tickerguy
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Registered: 2007-06-26
The "demo car" almost-certainly did NOT have a 200kw battery in it.

Remember that the rate of acceleration for a given amount of power expended is directly proportional to mass. Never mind the SIZE of said battery.

It's REAL EASY to have one of those "demos" do the smoking burnout crazy **** -- just take a lot of weight out of it by putting a tiny battery in the thing for the demo!

Double the mass of the battery and suddenly it gets a HELL of a lot harder to hit those acceleration numbers. You also have to figure out where you're going to put that HUGE battery pack and deal with the impact all that mass has on the vehicle's handling......

Last modified: 2017-11-19 16:49:07 by tickerguy

2017-11-19 16:45:55