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Tesla and Nissan Pushing the EV Tip

September 17, 2013 in Electric Vehicles, EV News, Nissan, Tesla

The EV race is on!  Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn have sparked the new space race, the EV.  It is a race to beat back climate change and peak oil.  Battery technology is the key to dramatic change, to a cleaner, safer and more productive (energy efficient) world.

In an interview at the Frankfurt International Auto Show, Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn said that he welcomed all the new competition to the EV space, and he added that competition would only further the EV movement that Nissan was leading.  Mr. Ghosn recently introduced an all-electric van, e-NV200, to the marketplace in Barcelona, Spain, and he hopes to develop an electric truck in due time as well.

Governor Brown passing the "fancy" Model S

Governor Brown passing the “fancy” Model S

At the Drive The Dream event yesterday, Governor Brown was invigorated by the array of electric vehicles on Pier 15 in San Francisco, and in his speech, he made it clear that it was California that was leading the clean energy movement, not Washington.  After so many years of listening to naysayers, the Governor was fired up!

A Tesla representative was at the event with a Model S on display, which Governor Brown described as “fancy.”  The comment from the governor was appropriate.  The Model S was glittering in the noonday sun like an automotive crown jewel.  Considering the engineering excellence and elegant look of the Model S, it is not that difficult to understand the rise of Tesla.

The Model S and the Supercharger are the rock foundation which Tesla is built upon, and this foundation has the technological high ground.  More than anyone else, Tesla CEO Elon Musk is driving the whole EV movement forward with his all-electric zeal and competitive spirit.

Tesla tweeted yesterday, “Last week, Tesla owners rallied 125 Model S & Roadsters for “‘Tour de Tesla”’, a 50 mile road rally in Southern CA.”

Tesla stock (TSLA) closed at $166.23 per share, down .21% on the day.  The shares have been trading in a range (about $160 to the low $170s) for the last few weeks.

Hyperloop Elon Musk California Governor Brown And ET3 Daryl Oster

July 23, 2013 in Environment, ET3, EV News, Hyperloop, Tesla

Image courtesy of Federal Railroad Administration

Image courtesy of Federal Railroad Administration

Tesla CEO Elon Musk does not like the California high-speed rail plan, and he is not alone.  Mr. Musk sees the rail plan between San Francisco and Los Angeles as expensive and outmoded.  In short, there have been a variety of expensive estimates for the project, some as high as 100 billion, and the train technology that is planned is slow by modern standards, max speed of 220 mph.

In Japan, a maglev train was tested recently at speeds of 310 mph.  Maglev is short for magnetic levitation (portmanteau).  Yes, maglev trains levitate which eliminates rail friction, enhancing the speed and comfort of the ride.  This technology holds tremendous promise.  (With maglev trains, you still experience air resistance, which has many thinking that there is one more step yet to go, airless maglev transport tubes.)

California Governor Brown may be in the hot seat in the coming days and months if he continues down the high-speed rail track, because Americans have a proud moon-shot history.  Governor Brown is a good man.  He is not a static politician.  It is certainly within his personality to recognize a project with moon-shot potential.

Mr. Musk plans to reveal an earthly design for this new transport science.  Mr. Musk tweeted July 15: “Will publish Hyperloop alpha design by Aug 12.  Critical feedback for improvements would be much appreciated.”

Evacuated Tube Transport Technologies (ET3) CEO Daryl Oster has been researching airless maglev tube transport for many years now.  In a phone interview yesterday, he said that he thought he could organize investors for a test project, but he was not set on a location.  Mr. Oster sees this transport technology as world changing, a leap forward for humankind.  Read this report on ET3 (courtesy of Daryl Oster):

Watch this great video, Daryl Oster at ideaCity:

Video courtesy of Zoomer Media:

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