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Model X will have falcon wing doors says Musk

Source: Tesla Motors Club

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RE: Blech
By flyingpants1 on 2/11/2014 5:50:39 PM , Rating: 2
Current Tesla's do not function properly in extreme cold. So the idea of an AWD electric vehicle on current technology for winter weather is a wash. Tons of Model S's in Norway, what!?

We're clearly looking at different information. No trouble here with 1000+ mile trips, or leaving the car parked outside for a month. They are popular in Norway due to tax breaks, which I know you're fond of.

Physics wise, that's not possible. Electric motors are efficient, but not 100% efficient. Powering all the wheels takes more energy than just two, can't get around that.

Two motors spinning at a low power output may be more efficient than one motor spinning at high power, especially when accelerating. The front motor may be geared differently which changes efficiency numbers again.

You've also added, wait for it, more weight to the vehicle. More weight, less efficient.

It's important to distinguish between mechanical efficiency and added weight. Regardless, I don't feel like looking up the number right now but I believe the motor weighs <100lbs which means a <2% weight increase, which translates into a negligible power increase.

Explain please? How is using twice the number of motors and associated hardware a "tiny" expense?

Because the motor is cheap. Have you seen one? It's a ball of wires about the size of a watermelon.

RE: Blech
By coburn_c on 2/11/2014 6:03:47 PM , Rating: 2
OH boy, a youtube channel with fan videos of Elon Musky against major car reviewers...

and 500ft-lb AC motors are NOT cheap

RE: Blech
By Reclaimer77 on 2/11/2014 10:20:05 PM , Rating: 2
He talks like you just drive down to the local RC Hobby shop to grab a Tesla Model S electric motor for a few bucks lol.

RE: Blech
By flyingpants1 on 2/11/2014 10:50:20 PM , Rating: 2
Elon has mentioned it will be more expensive in the "low single digits" as in, about $5k more than the Model S.

The cost increase over a RWD model will be tiny (6-10%?)

Refer to my previous comments made in this thread, which both of you probably already read, and yet you still feel the need to post these troll comments.. You guys are anti-EV weirdos that don't argue in good faith.

RE: Blech
By Reclaimer77 on 2/12/2014 11:27:06 AM , Rating: 2
OK Mr. $200 monthly fuel costs...

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