”You drive an electric car but Fuel cell powered car seems to be the answer. Have you looked into Toyota Mirai?
yes, I did. Although my choice of driving Tesla is not just considering which technology is better, I have looked at the alternatives when I switched from ICE car to the new technology.
In my option, too, Fuel cell system (hydrogen) seems to make sense until you understand how it works. But then, why a mega company like Toyota is banking on the Hydrogen cell powered vehicle?
Toyota has kicked off with Prius which is a hybrid-powered of a traditional gas engine and Lipo batteries. It was a transition from ICE to Electric and they have pretty much dominated the market 15 years ago. Unfortunately, they didn’t continue developing Prius. If they have made Prius to 100% electric today, they have taken the lead and Tesla has never established back in 10 years ago. Toyota has been investing in Fuel Cell technology so much that they can’t back out at this time. My insights informed me that the decision to go with Fuel cell system is more political than anything else.
This video below pretty much thumbs up. Hope this helps : )
Happened to a good friend of mine in China. It must be a terrifying experience for him. Media including twitters, youtubers are reporting as if it is their opportunity to get famous. But in short, it is grateful that no one got hurt.
I had a mixed feeling about this. I do know most of news I read including the person’s post are not always accurate. The car did not “just start fire” with no reason. With respect and love to my dear friend, let’s make sure to avoid something like this to happen in the future. I am sure Tesla team has been alerted and already taken an appropriate action to help the customer.
With that in mind, I would also like to be fair to both “Nay” viewers against Tesla and Tesla supporters including myself. If the same incident happens, he or she probably may not say anything that possibly caused the incident. Instead, you may hear something like this…
” I am an innocent, I have been taking care of my care inside-out. My Tesla just start firing with no reason”.
The facts: My friend told me a few years ago that his Tesla got into an accident while he was on freeway in shanghai. His front and / or Rear got crashed by a car. He was saying he had to pay quite a lot to fix it.
The parking structure in China in general, a slope angle of a ramp isn’t sufficiently designed and built although they have adapted the US building code. I’ve seen so many cars scratching a bottom of a car which can be directly or indirectly damage the Tesla lower side structure. In order to flame LiPo batteries and its protection shield, you need to have some kind of a punctured opening into the core battery cell. It is very hard to manage such a damage or the battery will not fire up like the video shown.
Regardless, this is very rare occasion that I strongly believe we can learn from. Tesla can learn what the possible cause of the damage might be, the driver including myself can examine what we can do to avoid such a failure in the future. Not to mention a gasoline car has a gasoline tank which can be punctured and explored, an Electric car has a battery pack. It became a news because such it was extremely rare care, especially to the Tesla Electric vehicles.
In summary, I feel grateful that nobody got hurt. I also know with confident that Tesla will examine the possible cause of the damage and deliver the accurate and realistic report to us without fail.
Maxell battery technology will increase by approx. 20% of from the current Tesla’s battery. In short, the current lipo battery was developed from 1970s. Still very good though, the energy density, how fast they can be charged and discharged, how many times they can be ‘cycled’, most importantly how ‘safe’ they are… are one of many determined factors to debut in the market. Yes, there are thousands of “tech companies” claim one’s battery technology can revolutionalize the industry, yet we have not seen any ‘break-through / practical solution’ in 2019 at this moment. No doubt, Tesla currently owns the #1 battery technology in the world “by far”. I am thrilled to hear that they have decided to acquire this small company in California.