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https://electrek.co/2018/07/02/tesla-official-model-3-production-numbers-q2/Tesla has now made it official confirming that they produced 5,031 Model 3 during the last seven days of Q2.
Taking the skeptical side here: This does not mean that they can produce 5000 a week on an ongoing basis.Tesla has now made it official confirming that they produced 5,031 Model 3 during the last seven days of Q2.
That might work in the short term, but I don't think they can afford to sit on a large amount of finished inventory for very long. Suppliers want to get paid...I think they have huge lots full of model 3's already built but are allocating them in such a way as to avoid hitting the tax rebate cap for as long as possible.
I would say WV is penalizing people who don't use coal ... but EV owners use even more coal! In fairness EVs do wear out roads, and don't pay fuel taxes.In addition to standard registration fees, owners of vehicles fueled with natural gas, hydrogen, or electricity must pay an annual fee of $200. Plug-in hybrid electric vehicle owners must pay an annual fee of $100
This I have to poke my $0.2 into - it's just untrue. The dirty-ness of the electric power generation certainly impacts the dirty-ness of the EV but luckily, outside some states like Pa (sorry Uwe), WV etc power is cleaner than ever with solar and wind... but EV owners use even more coal!
I have never been one to suggest that EV's are "dirtier" than any direct fuel burning vehicle, but I do object to those who say that the EV has a zero carbon production. Let's not wrap ourselves in the solar, wind power answer.. we cannot generate enough power to support all electric vehicles and all other loads today with just solar and wind. Maybe some day we will.I always wonder if folks who say EV's are dirtier than gas cars know what generated the electricity that refined their fossil fuels so they can try to sum up that dirty-ness
Have things changed much since 2016?WV etc power is cleaner than ever with solar and wind.
Disclaimer, I'm a big fan of WV ... it's a beautiful state that I spent time in fishing the crystal clear Elk River. But the stereotype of them loving their coal, does seem to still hold true.Coal-fired electric power plants accounted for 94% of West Virginia's net electricity generation in 2016, natural gas contributed 1.6%, and renewable energy resources—primarily hydroelectric power and wind energy—contributed about 3.8%.
I never said the EVs produce as much heat as an ICE. I said, they have losses and they dump those losses off as heat. That is heat pollution by definition. I never quantified and I accept that the amount of heat from an EV is significantly less than an ICE.@Bruce I was in agreement with you all the way up to the heat comment.
While I have no disagreement that electric vehicles leak heat, but there is no way under normal operating circumstances that EV's produce as consistently and as much heat as a standard ICE.