Tesla Roadster 2.0 announced.

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    Tesla, Is the Dream of Elon Musk at Risk?
     
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    I think both have very different places in the market and different purposes IMO, and there shouldn't be a bet on one versus the other, because there is no real rivalry between the two. It would be more interesting to see who dominates the low cost e-car market though. I've heard that some unexpected action from India may make some waves there.

    Interesting information about the Chinese market though.
     
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    (50%) Range loss in the bitter cold | Model 3 Owners Club
     
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    I would say why even live somewhere that cold, and then I remember the -40s (F) wind chill in my area over new years. Makes sense that the heater would decrease the range.
     
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    Two heaters, one for the battery and one for the people :)

    Except apparently the Model 3 doesn't come with a battery heater, it captures waste heat from the system components to generate heat - although IDK how you are supposed to drive away a completely cold car with no waste heat available - the old cold chicken and warm egg conundrum ;)
     
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    Wonder if the charging circuit can generate some of that waste heat. Wouldn't solve parking it away from a charger but might help.
     
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