Tesla - Pimping Elon's Ride?


#2245

The plans call for a rocket that can carry 80 metric tons of cargo into space and land anywhere in the world in about an hour.

Only in a trivial sense. If you can put a launch location anywhere you like then you could walk to your destination in zero hours.

Wouldn’t you have to travel half the circumference (~20,000 km or ~12,500 miles) in an hour? A range of 7,500 miles only covers 65% of the surface.


#2246

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


#2247

Hyperloop?
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:


#2248

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.


#2249

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#2250

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


#2251

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.


#2252

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

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


#2253

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


#2254

#2255

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)


#2256

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


#2257

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!

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