Hi to all,
I saw today a video on YT, where you were showing the battery of the Model S can be swapped faster than to fill a gas tank. Well, I liked that a lot, however who actually cares about spending some extra time on charging? Cellphones have to be charged much longer so there is no big deal with charging the Tesla battery car for same time.
When I heard about Tesla cars for the first time, friend of mine told me it takes about 4 hours to charge the battery and it consumes the same electricity like having a 100W bulb on. I was like WOW! That means you can charge it for just couple of bucks? And now with those supercharger stations even for free?
You are changing the world! It does not pollute the environment and it also make those oil tycoons weaker, teoretically it may completely cancel the need of the oil in general in the future!
You do not need to base your marketing campaigns on any arguments, trying to beat the standard cars, you already beat them! The arguments will be always coming from the traditional car industry, which is obvious, because eletric cars will shut them down, the question is just when. Why don´t you rather base your campaigns on indirect marketing, asking people to participate in your development and changing so the world and make it cleaner!
I can imagine you work hard on the new in-built alternators which will be able to generate more energy than before and prolong so the mileage for tens of percent. Why don´t you ask Coursera.org or Udacity.com with financing plan on the "Energy Generator" university course, where would be tens of thousands of international students and experts who would speed up your development by crowdsourcing the solutions of your biggest battery challenges?
How far or actually how close can you get to perpetuum mobile? Improved alternators, improved batteries plus maybe solar (or just light) panels on the car roof and thousands of expert students working on particual challenges soution together with you? Then it could happen pretty soon...
Thank you Tesla Motors for great electric cars and good luck!