EDIT: I was totally wrong about the LiFePo thing, and Kinja won’t let me edit the comments.
EDIT: Turns out I was wrong - the battery chemistry isn’t different (although clear info on this is surprisingly hard to find).
EDIT: Turns out I was completely wrong about the LiFePo thing. Not only are LiFePo batteries a type of Li-Ion, but the cars I mentioned don’t actually use them.
EDIT: Turns out I was completely wrong about the LiFePo thing, and stupid Kinja won’t let me edit the comment.
My apologies. Someone told me they were LiFePo, and I couldn’t find any article that clearly confirmed or denied it. I’ll try and edit the comments.
A Suburban be huge compared to a GT350, but guess which one is faster?
Save some cash and get a Jaguar I-Pace. It’ll only be around 70k, it’ll be electric without the inherent Tesla problems of the Model X, and it’ll be quicker than the Merc.
Musk didn’t start the modern electric car era either. He certainly helped bring long-range EVs to market, but the Roadster was a pretty exclusive car.
Hey, a fellow R/C enthusiast!
This doesn’t happen with other EVs because the battery chemistry is different. I don’t know why Tesla is still using outdated and potentially dangerous battery technology, but they are.
Have you noticed that these fires only happen with Tesla vehicles?
No. Elon just needs to fix the battery chemistry, like every other EV manufacturer has, so the damn things stop catching fire. You don’t see a lot of Leafs, Bolts, Ioniqs, and E-Golfs bursting into flames.
The Chevy Bolt has the same battery capacity as a Model S 60 (slightly more, actually - 64kwh) and weighs only about 3,600 lbs, while the Tesla weighs about 5,000 lbs. Granted, a lot of the Tesla’s extra weight is because it’s a frikkin’ huge car, but the energy density is still about the same.
My point exactly. Non-Tesla EVs crash as often as any other car, but we never hear about them spontaneously combusting. I read somewhere that several Leafs (Leaves?) even survived a tsunami - the cars were trashed, but the batteries were fine.
I’m becoming very suspicious of the fact that Teslas seem to catch fire a lot when they crash (and sometimes randomly), while other electric cars don’t.
They should make a high-performance, all-electric T-bird-inspired sport coupe and call it a Thunderbolt.
It’s kind of silly that they’re even leaving the camo wraps on at this point. We all know what the car looks like - it’s not gonna be that different from previous Mustangs. The teaser image makes it look like it might have a black bumper to give the illusion that the grille is way bigger than it is, but as we can tell…
Nissan Leaf cargo capacity: 1 Christmas tree.
I’ll have to watch the first few episodes again - I was under the impression that Turbo Boost had always propelled KITT up as well as forward. Maybe Bonnie gave the system an upgrade.
Aaand that’s why we don’t have flying cars.