Tesla - Pimping Elon's Ride?


For 1 launch site that’s true.
You have to read these types of PR releases with your marketing glasses on.


Maybe he’s planning on sending the missiles in a straight line, rather than a great circle and after all, space is space. Hey, what’s the difference between a vacuum through the mantle and a vacuum above the atmosphere. One void is much like another. :rofl:
After all, he does own the company. :wink:


My guess is the article has it all wrong, and the actual speed is way more than 7,500 mph. In fact, that must be the case assuming this is a rocket and not an aeroplane. On a ballistic trajectory covering a significant fraction of the earth’s surface you have to be doing near orbital speed or you’ll just fall down. That’s nearer 17,500 mph.

You also have to allow for decelerating at the end of the journey. So in their example of Aghanistan they just calculated an average speed based on the travel time. Covering the rest of the planet would only take marginally longer. It’s like how the scheduled flight time to Brussels is only marginally longer than the flight to London, even though it’s two thirds further. The additional distance is all covered at cruise speed as the acceleration / deceleration time is already allowed for.


Aptera will be available to pre-order at www.aptera.us beginning at 4 p.m. PST on Dec. 4. For a refundable fee of $100, customers can reserve one of a limited number of special edition Paradigm and Paradigm+ vehicles, which will be the first produced in 2021. They can also design and customize their own Aptera and choose ranges of 250, 400, 600, or 1,000 miles in both AWD and FWD packages. Pricing is between $25,900- $46,900+.


Being trapped inside a burning one with the electronic door locks inoperable sounds like a horrific way go out.


Elon Musk (TSLA) Becomes World's Richest Person, Passes Jeff Bezos - Bloomberg

Elon Musk Surpasses Jeff Bezos to Become World’s Richest Person

Elon Musk, world’s richest person.

A statement that seemed outlandish one year ago became plausible, then almost inevitable as Tesla Inc.’s share price climbed higher and higher in 2020.

On Thursday it finally happened. The electric-automaker’s shares surged 7.9%, boosting Musk past Amazon.com Inc. founder Jeff Bezos on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, a ranking of the world’s 500 wealthiest people. Musk is worth $194.8 billion, or $9.5 billion more than Bezos, whose Blue Origin is a rival to Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Ltd., or SpaceX, in the private space race.


Starting at $40K before tax incentives, should sell well IMO

Tesla need to get the Cybertruck on the road as soon as possible


How versatile and off-terrain the Model T was and still is.



So you can die quicker than any other car out there, cool… but who picked the name! :sick_20:

That screen is an epic design fail, all the “minimalism” would not exist without this design crutch, it bypasses the awkward design decisions without solutions with a giant fugly design band-aid! Probably a $$$'s decision too and a vision of a touch customisable car… the horn customisation thing is actually dangerous.

The video eventually gets to some of that in the review.

Not sure how this is on all the analog controls but name + aesthetic, hard to touch, yea I know, not a family car but it’s a CAR that says scram want! (but not on Irish roads)


Rivian beat Tesla, Ford, and GM to market with an electric pickup


The front head lights on this thing betrays the rest of the aesthetic! :sick_20:

They clearly had real difficulty solving that problem but this is not a solution! this like not one but two badges of fail - I’d like to see in person but they make me want to fall over so I’m really afraid. BTW a lot of headlight design is shyte, man… car lights these days, but this, this could ave been incredible but it’s jarringly uber-un-uber.

These headlights look more like they should be on the back but the back is a strong clean line. Beautiful, and then they wreck the front with these two nipple rings or not unlike stocking x2 of the infamous carpel tunnel inducing apple mighty mouse on the front… Ugh.

I see it also has the centre screen issue, not as huge by the looks of it as the previous Tesla. It would be nice to see inset into the various dash but maybe they’ll all conquer this at some point, or follow the first to get to market with more inset screen.

I’d fail it only on the light, not the cup holders ffs! Still looks look a cool drive and it has a full steering wheel!

Me thinks they’re all pushing for auto-ai-driving no human interaction as much as possible. People who buy expensive cars they don’t want to drive should get the bus or a taxi or something! :wink:

Some design curves for the eyes or How to make a car look like it floats!

Cool cars: the top 10 coolest cars - Citroen DS

Cool cars: the top 10 coolest cars - Citroen DS rear


Looks like Hertz are going electric, good news for EVs in general, lot of people will drive an EV for the first time, and most will like it


Yeah. Great news.


Just wait till you arrive at LAX during a Santa Ana when the local grid has reached a Stage III Alert, ready to shed residential load, industrial loads already shed in rotation, and you discover the only cars for rent are at Rent A Wreck. Where there is a very long line of people in front of you waving cash at the very harried clerk…

The main terminal is a protected load but those rental parking lots, first to have the power turned off.

I’m waiting for the first lawsuit where electric cars parking in garages are classified as a very high risk fire hazard for both home insurance and disaster planning. One EV car fire requiring as much fire-fighting resources as an apartment building fire or small industrial premises. About 10x a typical house file. In cities like LA, SF, San Jose etc prone to earthquakes a single garaged EV pretty much guarantees the block will burn down after a major earthquake.

Not a problem in Ireland but I can imagine a scenario were exactly where you can park an EV in California will be controlled by law due to fire hazard. Just using the relative risk argument. Its going to be fun watching that one play out.


How long did the Texas power cuts in February last? Over 2 weeks? In cold weather :cold_face:



So problematic, Musk needs to be stopped, I think Putin is controlling him. lets go Brandon


Sony might enter the game


I’m sure I’m not the only one who remembers Tesla roadster before the Musk era.



A beautiful advert alone, and a super looking car, and what about the dashboard! That how you do it! Ahhh…


@PrinceMyshkin Are SONY partnering with an existing manufacturer to build this?