Tesla Pickup

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  1. thatguy2

    thatguy2 Elite Refuge Member

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    UAE, Korea, and China all pay rediculous sums of money to get American reactor operators and senior reactor operators to go operate them. They are throwing up nuke plants like its going out of style.
     
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    buck_master_2001 Elite Refuge Member

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    Prime example right here if ignorance. If you are that inferior of a man that can’t even admit that other countries do some things better than us then you have problems.
     
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    What things? Or are you ignorant of them? Why do you make inferior comments? I mean after all, you are claiming some countries have nuclear power BECAUSE they are socialist.
     
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    Japan? Probably not as enthusiastic about it
     
  5. thatguy2

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    They produced 1/3 of their power from nuke prior to 2011. They are slowly restarting reactors. But they are only hoping to get back to 20-22% since many utilities are chosing to close old reactors instead od upgrading.
     
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    I think electric is a great idea, but it's still a long way off for me. Dr friend from church has two, and while very nice for urban/suburban driving especially for a 20 mile R/T daily, they are less nice for road trips. He says when they travel by car they either need to plan out their trip and each stop, or else rent a gas burner.

    Wife has a hybrid and we just recently limped home from a long trip and required repairs. Due to the battery/high voltage issues, there are very very few shops (mostly just dealers) that will work on them. If you get broke down/stranded in one, help may be a long way away.
     
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    That's funny. Driving on the interstate a lot I seem to see at least one gas vehicle up in flames on the side of the road per month....
     
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    Unfortunately i cannot. But they arent terrible. Just different from the other OEM's.
     
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    Can’t the roof, trunk, hood, tonneau cover of these battery vehicles be a painted solar panel that would charge.? That wouldn’t be robbing any horsepower. They may not completely keep u- but would sure extend the range. I would imagine that a 3-500 mile trip could go up by 30%. I could be totally wrong though.
     
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    With the most efficient panel being built a 1035 watt array would take up 52.2 square feet. Im guessing the motors on that truck are pulling way more than 1000 watts each. 1 horsepower = 746 watts. Id wager the charging system for an electric car is pulling a fair bit of power to charge a system like that in a reasonable time frame.

    "SunPower’s X-Series are the most efficient solar panels in the world at 21.5% efficient. The top model in the series has 96 monocrystalline silicon solar cells and produces 345 watts of power. At 41 inches by 61 inches, each panel is 17.4 square feet, meaning they produce almost 20 watts per square foot. You need three panels to produce just over 1 kW"
    https://infinitysolarsystems.com/solar-resources/solar-shingles-efficiency/
     

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