Emergent Futures Tumblelog

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Tesla’s ‘Brick’ Problem

"Tesla Motors’ lineup of all-electric vehicles — its existing Roadster, almost certainly its impending Model S, and possibly its future Model X — apparently suffer from a severe limitation that can largely destroy the value of the vehicle. If the battery is ever totally discharged, the owner is left with what Tesla describes as a “brick”: a completely immobile vehicle that cannot be started or even pushed down the street. The only known remedy is for the owner to pay Tesla approximately $40,000 to replace the entire battery”

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Posted at 10:48am and tagged with: transport, electric cars, risk, technology, tech,.

Tesla’s ‘Brick’ Problem



"Tesla Motors’ lineup of all-electric vehicles — its existing Roadster, almost certainly its impending Model S, and possibly its future Model X — apparently suffer from a severe limitation that can largely destroy the value of the vehicle. If the battery is ever totally discharged, the owner is left with what Tesla describes as a “brick”: a completely immobile vehicle that cannot be started or even pushed down the street. The only known remedy is for the owner to pay Tesla approximately $40,000 to replace the entire battery”

Full Story: EvWorld
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    'Brick' will also be used to describe the worth of the company shortly …or 'turd' : ) ————
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    CarsOfTheFuture
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    First world problem: batteries not included.
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    At this point, do you think of it as “fuck I have the money” or “Nikola Tesla would be ashamed”??
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    Haha what a fucking piece of shit
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