Submitted by shouse on Wed, 2015-01-14 23:35
These cars are still in the same weight class as conventional gas powered units. F1 has shown the way. How much do all the metal parts weigh in each Tesla model. Carbon fiber composites or better yet fullerenes could dramatically reduce the weight, as well as increase driver protection, reduce corrosion and increase longevity, as well as dramatically improve the power/performance/range equation. What would a two passenger+3 bags of groceries 1500 pound Tesla look like or better yet what would it's specs look like?
I want to see a carbon fiber giga-factory. It's only expensive until you make a serious commitment to the technology.