Elon Musk is a pretty cool dude.. Sauce: www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUDCIfI-wRs. will main! may ‘I' ll! mans IKE Inn " PEA. jun 11 mun sin.. I really hope he's able to keep to his promises of setting up the infrastructure for electric cars because god damn do I want a Telsa
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#68 - ineedthistothumb (07/31/2014) [+] (3 replies)
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The link in the description doesn't work for me at least , so here is a good one:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_pUDu1oAsA
#32 - yiffcario ONLINE (07/31/2014) [-]
#91 to #32 - baitdoesnttalkback (07/31/2014) [-]
and is now suffering in business cause of it
User avatar #101 to #91 - incognitoad (07/31/2014) [-]
Hardly. As soon as the other car companies saw one, they could figure out their own design.
User avatar #1 - themastermorris (07/31/2014) [-]
I really hope he's able to keep to his promises of setting up the infrastructure for electric cars because god damn do I want a Telsa
User avatar #2 to #1 - wottafella (07/31/2014) [-]
Ummm, I understand that you're on about the Tesla car (P85 is ******* amazing) but when he mentions patents, it ain't about the car...
User avatar #65 to #2 - jamcliche (07/31/2014) [-]
He's talking about Tesla Motors. He's head of production at the company.
User avatar #111 to #65 - wottafella (08/01/2014) [-]
Ooooooooh, well than that cleared a lot up for me :p
User avatar #186 to #111 - jamcliche (08/01/2014) [-]
I figured it might. Nikola Tesla never patented a design.
#19 to #1 - thesweetscientist (07/31/2014) [-]
Here's the kicker. It sucks.
I'm more interested in "Rimac" they have the leading tech when it comes to electric cars as far as I've seen/heard
And yes, I know what Rimac is building and what Tesla is, but I'm talking about technology, not usability.
#61 to #1 - EpicAnon (07/31/2014) [-]
The Model S, 0-60 in 2.85 sec or something like that.
Plus, it's GOD DAMN GORGEOUS

I've only ever seen one on the road before.
User avatar #159 to #1 - TestesFly (08/01/2014) [-]
Tesla intends to stay in the high-end side of the car business, so you might not be able to afford a Tesla anytime soon. However, another company that manufactures cheaper electric cars which use Tesla's relinquished patents might be in a more reasonable price range.
#4 to #1 - anon (07/31/2014) [-]
Those things/cars are great!!! So far no problem with those cars (though the media is trying to lie about a car taking fire for no reason, when in reality it hit a tree full speed and the pilot actually survived unharmed).
User avatar #168 to #4 - luqmanr (08/01/2014) [-]
I heard he still died, but not because of the crash, but because of something after that. is it true?
User avatar #11 - thinkwithportals (07/31/2014) [-]
I'm all for electric and hybrid cars, I just hope that companies will figure out the tech for longer lasting batteries.
#29 to #11 - ennemi (07/31/2014) [-]
well they have a range of 200-300 miles, the main problem is the recharge speed
User avatar #58 to #29 - yunoavailable (07/31/2014) [-]
if graphene lives up to even some of the hype the charge time on electric vehicles could be drastically reduced which would be great. I feel like right now fully electric vehicles are just too impractical for most people to bother with
User avatar #30 to #11 - Ashtaroth (07/31/2014) [-]
I await the day they can do the electric thing to pickup trucks. Half of America laughs at electric because there's no way in **** all that you can build a truck that runs on batteries and can haul a ton of weight more than a couple miles. Not with current technology anyway.
#36 to #30 - zekaizer (07/31/2014) [-]
Solar panels on the lid of the truck bed.

BOOM.
User avatar #52 to #30 - kerfufflemachtwo (07/31/2014) [-]
I've seen plenty of hybrid trucks. They run on electric at low speeds.
#135 to #11 - anon (08/01/2014) [-]
They also need to be cheaper. Once the battery in the car dies it's cheaper to get a new car than replace the battery most times.
User avatar #180 to #11 - popkornking (08/01/2014) [-]
Oh they've had the tech for a long while, just search super capacitors, it's the part of making high capacity batteries economically viable that's the hard part
User avatar #34 to #11 - hoponthefeelstrain (07/31/2014) [-]
I doubt they will, it's a way they can keep making big money. Like once you buy a vacuum cleaner you only need one in your house, so make it only last about 3-5 yrs to ensure people will keep buying them.
#121 to #34 - kez (08/01/2014) [-]
Thats a retarded frying pan on head to keep the mothership away answer.

One of the main things holding us back in the world of electronics and robitics is the amount of energy we can store in a small area.

If someone creates a battery that can store enough energy to last any device or vehicle 6 month that can fit in the palm of your hand etc while having a decent power output then they are going to be the richest man in the world.

Millitary contracts
Contracts with robotics companies
Phone companies
Car companies.

Like nearly every portable device will use it.

Every major electronics company is spending billions in energy storage research trying to be the one.
User avatar #47 to #34 - envinite (07/31/2014) [-]
The only vacuum cleaner my parents bought from 1999 still works.

Git gud, fgt.
User avatar #69 to #34 - thinkwithportals (07/31/2014) [-]
When i said longer lasting batteries, I meant better range. Some hybrids in all electric mode can only go for like 40 miles.
User avatar #84 to #69 - hoponthefeelstrain (07/31/2014) [-]
oh I thought it meant how many years they'd last before they burned out, my bad.
User avatar #87 to #84 - thinkwithportals (07/31/2014) [-]
I think that's valid too. Although I have no idea about the longevity of the batteries
User avatar #88 to #87 - hoponthefeelstrain (07/31/2014) [-]
me either, I just know some companies make their products mediocre on purpose. Like google dumbs down their gps cause they don't want to creep people out.
#173 to #88 - WtfStrawberries (08/01/2014) [-]
They dont dumb it down enough, 			****		 still creeps me out  I have gps on my phone off unless I really need it to save battery. Google still figured out where the 			****		 I go to school and work, and the usual times for that 			****		.
They dont dumb it down enough, **** still creeps me out I have gps on my phone off unless I really need it to save battery. Google still figured out where the **** I go to school and work, and the usual times for that **** .
#24 - Sworley ONLINE (07/31/2014) [-]
#75 to #24 - anon (07/31/2014) [-]
then someone else patents it.
#144 to #24 - anon (08/01/2014) [-]
And this kind of thing will never happen again.
User avatar #148 to #144 - huntergriff ONLINE (08/01/2014) [-]
It could. if someone has a pure enough heart to actually do something.
#77 - Cambro (07/31/2014) [-]
>Man suggests money (capital) isn't his main concern   
>Man gives away designs without making other companies achieve it themselves through their own individual ingenuity   
>Suggests this for the good of everyone instead of just him   
>Man is obviously an anti-capitalist socialist who is against individualism!!!   
   
How can America support this man??  God I hope people realize I'm being sarcastic
>Man suggests money (capital) isn't his main concern
>Man gives away designs without making other companies achieve it themselves through their own individual ingenuity
>Suggests this for the good of everyone instead of just him
>Man is obviously an anti-capitalist socialist who is against individualism!!!

How can America support this man?? God I hope people realize I'm being sarcastic
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User avatar #94 to #93 - bendingtimeisgood ONLINE (07/31/2014) [-]
Read the spoiler mane.
User avatar #95 to #94 - corsairair (07/31/2014) [-]
Oh thank god. I am on my phone and didn't see that.
User avatar #102 - andriod (08/01/2014) [-]
This is actually a brilliant move for his company. Tesla is basically sitting on this goldmine of tech but lacks the workers to help pull it out. By giving people free goes with there patents they are basically pulling other major automakers into helping them build the Infrastructure for their electric vehicles.
And on top of this, Tesla gets **** tons of good press which will help sell more cars.
We need world leaders like Elon Musk
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#16 - thismustbeseen ONLINE (07/31/2014) [-]
I will buy a tesla as soon as I can get a used one for less than $12k
User avatar #7 - webeballin (07/31/2014) [-]
When I saw this on TV I couldn't stop thinking "How you could possibly make a bucket more efficient?".
User avatar #49 to #7 - ThatFuckingGuy (07/31/2014) [-]
A good engineer can and will make a more efficient bucket.
User avatar #39 to #7 - propanex (07/31/2014) [-]
Metaphors *****
#14 to #10 - anon (07/31/2014) [-]
I'm trying to find a way to completely discredit this. Can't find it yet.

Damn you.
User avatar #41 to #10 - Richdonkey (07/31/2014) [-]
The future is now
User avatar #71 to #10 - blueflags ONLINE (07/31/2014) [-]
why is that more efficient?
#78 to #76 - blueflags ONLINE (07/31/2014) [-]
#80 to #76 - anon (07/31/2014) [-]
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#193 to #76 - rdobet (08/02/2014) [-]
but, you've been able to hold a bucket like that for centuries
#23 to #10 - fukkentyranitar ONLINE (07/31/2014) [-]
Thats one way.
Thats one way.
User avatar #140 to #10 - smellyboner (08/01/2014) [-]
made him shut the **** up haha
User avatar #202 to #140 - webeballin (09/27/2014) [-]
aye dont be a cunt m9
User avatar #134 to #10 - thorstoned (08/01/2014) [-]
Dear god
User avatar #132 to #10 - Bion ONLINE (08/01/2014) [-]
That is a damn fine bucket.
User avatar #57 to #10 - moorbs ONLINE (07/31/2014) [-]
Thanks for sharing.
#55 to #10 - anon (07/31/2014) [-]
that's a pale you uncultured ****
#60 to #56 - degrees (07/31/2014) [-]
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#181 to #55 - anon (08/01/2014) [-]
Since we've established that you're wrong, care to explain how the ability to distinguish between a pail and a bucket makes one cultured?
#67 - toadkillerdog (07/31/2014) [-]
don't worry, Tesla still has an ace up its sleeve....
#50 - Logicaltightrope (07/31/2014) [-]
With any luck, I'll have an internship at his space company, SpaceX, in a year or two. I've already been around the facility; it is amazing.
User avatar #167 to #50 - jukuku (08/01/2014) [-]
Aerospace engineering?

User avatar #199 to #167 - Logicaltightrope (08/04/2014) [-]
Physics in undergrad; aerospace engineering in postgrad.
User avatar #201 to #199 - jukuku (08/05/2014) [-]
That's what I'm hoping to do. Leaning more towards physics but aerospace engineering is a close second.

Good luck to you.
User avatar #200 to #199 - Logicaltightrope (08/04/2014) [-]
Right now, I'm in undergrad majoring in physics; I'll most likely go into aerospace engineering in postgrad. I don't know specifically what I'll be doing in the internship, but presumably, yes, it will be something closely related to aerospace engineering.
#59 to #50 - newbly (07/31/2014) [-]
Just because you visit on a field trip doesn't mean you're going to get a job there when you grow up.
#89 to #59 - anon (07/31/2014) [-]
He never said the trip meant he was going to score the internship* you ******* faggot.

Christ it's like you people have the reading skill of a brain dead ten year old.
#161 to #89 - newbly (08/01/2014) [-]
lol
User avatar #63 to #59 - captchakid (07/31/2014) [-]
Job /=/ internship
User avatar #133 to #59 - funbaggy (08/01/2014) [-]
I don't know man that is how it worked out for me at the sewer plant.
User avatar #114 to #59 - Logicaltightrope (08/01/2014) [-]
I never implied that the visit correlates with getting an internship. I'm majoring in physics and I know a guy who works at SpaceX with some level of authority who specifically offered to help me get an internship there at some point.
User avatar #184 to #50 - TigerShark (08/01/2014) [-]
Good luck man, that would be a great opportunity!
User avatar #66 to #62 - flyingfisherman (07/31/2014) [-]
Viacom is evil
User avatar #31 - leonhardt (07/31/2014) [-]
I thought he was talking about Nikola Tesla.
User avatar #3 - mrnpc (07/31/2014) [-]
Are we talking Nikola's patents or something else? Because if we're talking about old Nikola's patents I would be a very happy man. That man created some ******* insane patents
User avatar #6 to #3 - captnnorway (07/31/2014) [-]
Tesla is an electric car. It's fast though, so it's really popular. At least here in Norway
#26 to #3 - ratstroke (07/31/2014) [-]
His patente expired anyways so youd be able to use em anyways
User avatar #53 to #26 - mrnpc (07/31/2014) [-]
Really?
That's awesome
#155 - ibschmitty (08/01/2014) [-]
I was imagining nikola tesla and was like **** death rays everywhere
User avatar #158 to #155 - TheFixer (08/01/2014) [-]
wireless transmission of electricity.
#169 to #158 - lostmyaccounts (08/01/2014) [-]
dropped because they didn't know how to charge people for it
User avatar #92 - metalmind (07/31/2014) [-]
Actually they just decided to build a giant over 1/2 billion dollar car battery factory which will only be really profitable if more electric cars are produced, for which it was neccessary to release those patents, which would eventually become outdated anyway.
That was an almost a completely for profit decision.
User avatar #103 to #92 - andriod (08/01/2014) [-]
I just commented on the same thing. This is basically them getting other companies to build the Infrastructure for them
User avatar #106 to #103 - metalmind (08/01/2014) [-]
Exactly.
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#17 - ColonelCam (07/31/2014) [-]
Electric cars are a great thing and coupled with the solar roadways it could be a great thing for the planet. However I doubt that the petrol companies would allow such a thing to happen because a people not dependent on their gas isn't profitable and profits are more of a concern for them than the health and sustainability of the planet.
User avatar #97 to #17 - ColonelCam (07/31/2014) [-]
Wow thanks bval I didn't even do my own research on the solar roadways. I'm glad I haven't put any money into it.
User avatar #74 to #17 - Sethorein ONLINE (07/31/2014) [-]
Solar roofs seem better than roads... so much more **** happens on roads that could break the solar panels...
#44 to #17 - bval (07/31/2014) [-]
The solar roadways idea is ridiculous. It's either a scam, or the people behind it are deluded.
#82 to #17 - bval (07/31/2014) [-]
EEVblog #632 - Solar Roadways Are BULLSHIT!

I bring you: the Steve Irwin of electronics.
#33 to #17 - salsawin (07/31/2014) [-]
Solar roadways are a terrible idea.
#162 to #33 - benryx (08/01/2014) [-]
i'd argue that solar roadways are a great idea, just the current proposition has no chance of success
#165 to #162 - salsawin (08/01/2014) [-]
I work with solar panels in a ab right now--in a field setting, just from dust settling and depending on weather conditions, they have to be cleaned anywhere from every month to every three months. In particularly bad conditions, output can drop by as much as 70% in as little as a week. Can you imagine what having cars drive over them would do? Assuming they could be cleaned efficiently, you'd have to find a way to combat the unending number of scratches and dings, from rocks and sand and dirt grinding between the road the panels. The current proposition is certainly not viable, and without a half a dozen insane technological advances, it will never be practical.
#166 to #165 - salsawin (08/01/2014) [-]
*I work with solar panels in a lab, dang it
User avatar #147 - lazorman (08/01/2014) [-]
he has been my #1 idol for years wow I love him
#72 - asmodiax (07/31/2014) [-]
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