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Old 01-15-2019, 01:26 PM   #4537 (permalink)
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In The Twilight Zone maybe there is a universe/dimention where only rich people destroys the environment. So Tesla have a great idea for such paralell universe.

Stella it's low weight and aerodynamic. If was as a usual car it would require 4x more electric energy. So you must consider as 3600W of extra solar panels for home.
Yes, it's expensive, but there is a Indian solar home car project much more affordable. Good efficient motor but not the best, but good enought (a bit more than 90% but not 98%)

The own solar panels on car also reduze the need of many battery packs, and so reduces the weight of the car.

Originally Posted by NeilBlanchard View Post
The STELLA car is amazing, but it is waaaay too expensive: the two super efficient hub motors cost about $30k each.

Most homes can have much more than 900-1000 watts of solar, which is what is on the STELLA car - and on a building, solar panels can be MUCH more productive, because they are fixed. On the car, they would be in shadow a lot of the time.