it has about as much in common with a street vehicle as a cessna 172 has with an F16
The economies of scale that might apply to power plant level CO2 sequestration do not apply here
from a sequestration standpoint, yes. Although using methane as the energy source instead of diesel cuts down on C02, and virtually eliminates the other nastiness that comes from burning diesel.
Yeah, I'm mildly surprised. Tesla doesn't MAKE ball joints.
You shouldn't be. Car manufactures are in large part system integrators. It's been this way since the 80's, and the trend has only increased recently. Especially ancillary things like brakes, ball joints, alternators, whathaveyou; they are generally bought, not made..
That is why when you have something like a defective Takata airbag, you see it showing up in Japanese makes, domestics, etc...
Its actually considered a good anti-fraud practice to have anyone who handles accounting or inventory to take a least one mandatory five consecutive business day vacation each year!
Accountants who never take a vacation is a classic red flag for auditors, both private and government.
I had the rare misfortune of being one of the first people to try and implement a PL/1 compiler. -- T. Cheatham