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#22
ICE cars shall pass into history just like the BlackBerry and StarTac
The funny thing about that is I've looked at many videos on how the Model 3 is built, and I took a close look at mine, too. They are build way, way simpler than the Mitsubishi I had before it - and Mitsu's are known for being simple to self-repair and self-upgrade. This tells me that manufacturers, with the capacity they have at their disposal, could build EV's much cheaper than they can build gasoline vehicles. They just don't want to pay the "entry cost" of developing a new vehicle platform.

This is exactly the same thing that killed the Blackberry.
 

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This tells me that manufacturers, with the capacity they have at their disposal, could build EV's much cheaper than they can build gasoline vehicles.
The only real hard/expensive/cutting-edge part of an EV are the batteries. AC motors have been around since the late 1800's. High-power inverters have been around since the 1990s.

* - yes, I'm ignoring a lot of cutting-edge stuff Tesla has implemented in the Model 3 and Raven S/X. But other manufacturers haven't even been able to match a 2012 Model S.
 

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#24
Tesla's electric motors are a bit unique. I can't find the reference right now, but there is a TV show that takes things apart to explain how they work but they could explain what makes the Tesla motors work.
 

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Tesla's electric motors are a bit unique. I can't find the reference right now, but there is a TV show that takes things apart to explain how they work but they could explain what makes the Tesla motors work.
They didn't take apart the Variable Frequency Drive with it, did they? That's where the secret is.
 

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Tesla's electric motors are a bit unique. I can't find the reference right now, but there is a TV show that takes things apart to explain how they work but they could explain what makes the Tesla motors work.
That would be Autoline with guest Sandy Munroe. The neodymium magnets are arranged in a way that boosts the Halbach effect.