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2021-02-26 Trains – Electric Or Synfuel

First a bit of train history. Trains carry a lot of heavy and bulky goods for long distances. Now almost all trains use diesel engines for propulsion. But in the past most trains were electric and driven by overhead wires, the train used no fuel. The electricity could be from any source including hydropower. I

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2021-02-25 Haru Oni Synfuel Project In Southern Chile

This project will use electricity from wind to generate hydrogen which will be combined with CO2 to make synthetic fuels for German company Porsche. https://www.energypartnership.cl/home/milestones/haruoniptx-fundingbmwi/

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2021-02-18 EV Batteries Charge In 5 Minutes

They say the problem is ‘range anxiety.’ The batteries can charge 100 miles in 5 minutes. This is one of Hashem’s videos. The references are in the pinned comment. https://www.facebook.com/693504594115135/posts/2330587737073471/?app=fbl

2021-02-11 Diatoms Are Declining

This quote is from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diatom << Dwindling diatoms and the mixed layer Earth’s oceans teem with microscopic plants called phytoplankton. But according to a 2015 NASA study, populations of diatoms, the largest type of phytoplankton algae, have declined more than 1 percent per year from 1998 to 2012. Phytoplankton are an essential base of the

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2021-02-09 Cathie Wood: EVs Half Of All Cars Sold In 5 Years And Other Predictions

Cathie Wood talks about EVs at about the 20 minute mark in this YouTube video. The first part is economics. She talks about digital wallets. She thinks 200 million digital wallets in the US, and it will put financial institutions in harm’s way. As part of automation, she talks about autonomous ride hailing. She says

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2021-01-29 Gigafactory Texas Timelines & Map

From Joe’s video of Jan 29. https://youtu.be/Ww54M6XRrO8

2021-01-26 How Tesla Builds Cars So Fast

It takes 90 minutes for each EV to be assembled and out the door. An EV order can be completed in 3 to 5 days. https://youtu.be/KqXi6EkCdpQ

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2021-01-23 Tesla Giga Texas Construction Map

From Joe’s video on this date. More diagrams here: https://youtu.be/l13PWbTacEM Tesla’s video on 4680 battery https://vimeo.com/494452559 https://tesla.com/battery-jobs The above drawing is from the south looking north. The following screenshot is from the north looking south.

2021-01-19 Tesla Estimates Robotaxi $30k Per Year

Elon Musk did a presentation where he showed this estimate of the gross profit of a Tesla EV used as a robotaxi. After the lease expires they want the Tesla EV back. It wasn’t stated if the reason was because they want to then use the EV as a robotaxi. The YouTube video is here

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2020-12-18 Alternator Charges Battery

This setup just charges the battery as long as the resistor is connected to the field coil. There is no regulation of the charge and it can overcharge the battery. To properly regulate the charging, the alternator should have a regulator instead of the resistor. The regulator will shut off the charging when the battery

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