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Comment Re:Battery Storage Facility? (Score 4, Informative) 201

It sounds nice, but after 2 years, the capacity of the battery storage facility will be about 70% of what it is today and a couple of years later it will drop to 5%. Let's hope they built the facility with a user replaceable battery.

My 4 year old Tesla (car) battery is at 98% of new capacity, not 5%. Try again.

Comment Re:Driving yes, but charging? (Score 1) 990

I'm curious. What state do you live in? The pictures I hear people talking about electric vehicles does not seem to match what I see on a day to day basis around where I live.

Probably because EV chargers are less visible than gas stations. You can see public chargers here: http://www.plugshare.com/

Comment Re:Meh (Score 1) 113

Different poster here: I have not only driven an M3, I owned a 2005 M3 for 4 years. Traded it in on a 2012 Mustang Boss 302 (which was faster and better handling than the M3, but had a crappy interior). I traded the Boss 302 in on my 2013 Tesla P85+. The M3 is more nimble than the Tesla, although the Tesla does handle really well. As far as acceleration the Tesla blows the M3 away. The Tesla is much better to drive and live with than the M3.

Comment Re:Why Better than Parachute? (Score 1) 206

Of course they could bring them down over land, but I think the unpredictability of exactly where they would land could be marginally terrifying.

They already did a landing on land back in December. The landing site (ocean or land) depends on where the rocket is going. If it needs to reach high orbit like the ISS the 1st stage does not have enough fuel to go back to shore and they do an ocean landing.

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