EVDRIVER wrote:The solar panel thing is funny, consider the cost benefit based on todays panel prices and technology and the reliability of them on a truck trailer with all the vibration and exposure.
1. The implementation most likely is just a proof-of-concept and whether a certain mileage could be
2. Just like with the SEMI, that product's viability and cost projections are based on future technology/costs.
3. I doubt it's much of a Tesla threat, i.e. just that others are "thinking" too.
Hey, a future design of that truck might use Tesla PV tiles, right?
#1 Leaf SL MY 9/13: 76K miles, 47 Ahrs, 5.0 miles/kWh (average), Hx=70, SOH=78, L2 - 100% > 1000, temp < 95F, (DOD) > 20 Ahrs
#2 Leaf SL MY 12/18: 8.5K miles, 115 Ahrs, 5.2 miles/kWh (average), Hx=98, SOH=99, DOD > 20%, temp < 105F