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On the Tesla Transport truck issue...
I think this application really lends itself to battery swapping, specifically automated battery swapping.
It seems that semis are five to six times everything automobiles are. The horsepower, range, cost, etc.
I envision something like a Cabover custom sleeper arrangement similar to the photo's below. the part behind the seam could house six to eight 100kwh Powerpack units. The whole assembly on rails that slide on to the chassis from either side. When it's time for a swap just drive into the Tesla Transportation changing station where the depleted energy unit slides off one side on rail extensions while a fresh one slides on from the other.
If the energy units were leased units capital requirements would be lower for the vehicle operator while efficiencies of scale maximized and costs minimized.
Of course one could still charge old school but six - eight pack super charger stations would have to be built, which will likely happen in some form or another.
This allows the trailer infrastructure currently in place to be maintained, with some eventual upgrades like underrun protection on the sides and rear and aerodynamic improvements.

Some research material. for your perusal.
http://www.thetruckersreport.com/facts-about-trucks/
https://www.tesla.com/en_CA/powerpack
And this concept that relies on a gas turbine to recharge thereby maintaining reliance and the downsides of fossil fuel use.
https://nikolamotor.com/one
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Those are some epic sleeping cabins... O_o 
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Head of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says main objective is to reduce traffic fatalities
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Elon Musk ‏@elonmusk
Looking forward to the Gigafactory opening party on Friday next week. The scale blows me away every time I see it.
https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/756365671571726336
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+Emmanuel Bourmault Pictures one and two of this set show the current state of it. Just click a bit.
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Man does not live on master plans alone.
Amber Heard -- who's in the throes of a divorce with Johnny Depp -- is spending a lot of time with a guy who makes Johnny look like a pauper --…
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+The Elon Musk Fan Club well there you go, she found her Hank Rearden then...
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On the Tesla autonomous community transport...
Perhaps a stretch model X like the DeLorian below, but an X, with six falcon wing doors, maybe no frunk thus a shorter nose but more cargo area in back.
I don't see it commuting from the 'burbs to down town, more of a shuttle from your door (home or office) to mass transit, electrically powered of course. Maybe to the Hyperloop station or airport for longer journeys.
I see someone has tried to stretch an S likely for more mundane Wedding and Grad duties.

https://evannex.com/blogs/news/115801029-worlds-first-tesla-model-s-stretch-limo-video
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Wrong - not " to the Hyperloop station" but instead of it ! Just build nice highway with wireless charging under surface - batteries should be used only on "last mile" circuits so it will become light and cheap , and electric busses and heavy trucks will appears easily...
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When Elon Musk finally emerged from pulling his small-amounts-of-crack-fueled all-nighter and finally delivered his new Master Plan Part II, it proved to be full of some interesting ideas. Of those ideas, I think the plan for Tesla to build a semi heavy-duty truck is by far the smartest, and offers some really interesting possibilities.
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Judging by the shape of the cab, I suspect this is a Storm Trooper transport. "Tesla wins bid to build Empire transports, news at 11:00...". 😬
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JCSAT-16 is our second satellite for SKY Perfect JSAT that will launch via +SpaceX this year!
https://twitter.com/sslmda/status/756553387726872576/photo/1

https://www.reddit.com/r/spacex/comments/4pv6ws/jcsat16_launch_campaign_thread/

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Are u guys involved with the Ocean X team? 
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Just a few years late but welcome to the club.
Elon ( I'm sure) and I hope they make a great car and sell a lot of them.
 
The Korean auto manufacturer Hyundai is planning to release an all-electric vehicle with a single-charge range of 250 miles by the end of the decade, according to recent reports. The news originates with comments made by Hyundai executive Ahn Byung-ki in…
The Korean auto manufacturer Hyundai is planning to release an all-electric vehicle with a single-charge range of 250 miles by the end of the decade, according to recent reports. The news originates with comments made by Hyundai executive Ahn Byung-ki in an interview with Automotive News, so is likely to be quite solid. Interestingly, the company
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Great to hear, I see small Hyundai cars (bigger than a Smart) in Greece all the time. Roads here are sooo narrow and parking spaces tooo. They should team up with Tesla on charging infrastructure.
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When Jason Hughes, best known as the ‘Tesla Hacker’ who first spotted the upcoming 100 kWh battery pack in the Model S’ OS, retrofitted a classic Tesla Model S P85 with an entire …
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Gosh.. another Rapid Unplanned Dissassembly..
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“changing the energy cycle from petroleum-based to solar-electric; and moving into space.”

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Elon Musk (born June 28, 1971) is an American engineer and entrepreneur best known for co-founding PayPalSpaceX and Tesla Motors. He is currently the CEO and CTO of SpaceX, CEO and Product Architect of Tesla Motors and Chairman of SolarCity. Musk is best known for having created the first viable production electric car of the modern era (Tesla Roadster), for designing a private successor to the Space Shuttle (F9/Dragon) and creating the world's largest Internet payment system (PayPal).

The Tagline has been changed (Nov09, 2012) from Verified to more active because Mr. Musk does indeed have a G+ profile that is verified ( +114461178896543099856 )   and he has used it for the occasional hangout and posted a few photos. However fans always want more, so I will continue to echo his Tweets and post news items till he (or his media minion) take on this task. However I do appreciate that he is an extremely busy individual and I guess spending his time changing the personal transportation industry and going to Mars rather than posting to various social media sites is acceptable. ;)






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