- They appear to be doing something with electric vehicles, though the
evidence is a bit oblique.
For instance, there was an ad on Craig's List looking for a Mechanical
Engineer that describes the company as "Tesla Motors
(www.teslamotors.com) is a growing, aggressive, well-funded start-up
in the San Francisco Bay Area that is making advanced electric
vehicles, batteries, and drive systems a reality and working to change
the future of the transportation industry."
And someone from there is building 1000 amp buss bars:
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Yodda Pierce <ntsl532@...> wrote:
> I went to the web site and found the same thing. The
> site had very little informtion, but near the bottom
> of the page there was something there that said
> "login." So I suspect there is more to the web site.
> MAybe try some friendly hacking and see where you end
> up. I'd sure like to see what they have to offer too.
> --- Lee Dekker <heprv@...> wrote:
> > Anybody know about this company? They are in Menlo
> > Park of all places. Menlo Park California that is.
> > Not exactly a hotbed of industry.
> > Scant information on the web site and that's
> > apparently deliberate. They talk like they know what
> > they're talking about and appear legitimate. Whether
> > they intend to fake it or make it, who knows. Just
> > can't help the urge to scrutinize them.
> > "On July 1, 2002, we set out to create a better
> > car for the world. Our vision was a car that
> > was energy efficient but also good looking and fun
> > to drive. We brought together a passionate
> > team of engineers and designers from the technology
> > and auto industries who are now hard at work
> > on our ambitious goal.
> > Our cars consume very little energy and
> > do not emit any pollutants. But unlike so many
> > environmentally friendly cars that have come along
> > before, our cars are beautifully styled,
> > thoughtfully built, and designed to make driving
> > fun. But great cars, and the companies that
> > build them, are not made overnight; and so we are
> > not yet ready to announce specifications or
> > delivery dates. As soon as we can tell more
> > about what we are doing, we will."
> > http://www.teslamotors.com/
> > ---------------------------------
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- Hi All,
I just wanted to mention to you that I made contact
with some of the senior energy policy legislative
folks at the Sierra Club today based on comments from
Marc and others. After some discussion with both of
them they indicated that they were anxious to see my
documentation that would show a decrease in greenhouse
gas emissions from EVS over using IC cars. They
indicated to me they felt hybrids and high fuel
economy vehicles were preferred over electric cars.
They explained that many coal power plants would need
to be built if electric cars were produced on a large
scale. I explained that much of this information was
a myth and that actually EVs help electric utilities
when the EVS are charging in the evening hours thereby
helping them to offset reduced powerplant energy
demand normally occurring at that time, and increases
opperating efficiencies. And further, that even oil
turbine powerplants have efficiencies of 3-4 times
greater* than that of the gasoline engine we use in
cars. Anyway, I can't tell you how many really
intelligent engineers I have met have told me comments
such as, "there is no free lunch, the fuel has to be
burned somewhere" with regard to fuel efficiency
between EVs and IC cars. Anyway, I will forward EV
efficiency information like what Chip Gribben wrote
on "EVs and Smokestacks" as well an my own independent
research I conducted. I think most people, when
presented with the evidence, will agree that using EVs
are one of the best ways to reduce greenhouse gas
emissions compared with using a IC car. But the Sierra
Club seems more interested in greenhouse gasses than
reducing reliance on oil. To me they go hand in hand.
I am looking forward to constructive dialogue with
the staff there and hopefully a turnaround on their
current position regarding EVS.
* As referenced by Duke Power Inc. current oil turbine
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