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Martin Eberhard blocks many of my posts, when I slam him or his supporters, so I will simply post my statements here.

Steve Sphincter,

As you can't seem to refer to me by my name, I will now start labeling you Steve Sphincter, as you live up Martin's butt.

Chairman Elon Musk's insistance that the Roadster perform as well or better than comparably priced ICE vehicles is dead-on per Clayton Christensen's strategies for disruptive technologies. Martin (God bless him) failed to procure the required transmission, not once, but twice, delaying the Roadster by years. None of that can be laid at Chairman Elon Musk's feet, as the recent interviews show that Martin preferred to pursue the 2 speed transmission, over any other option.

Now that the major automakers are pursing REEV's, multi-speed transmissions will be developed for high rev motors, and EV performance will take another leap forward, matching supercar specs point by point.
 

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transmissions for high rev engines are nothing new; Honda and Mazda have been making them for decades. My first EV conversion was of a 1985 Mazda RX-7 in part because the AC motor's high RPMs closely matched that of the stock rotary engine (although I no longer needed 1st and 2nd gears, thanks to the higher torque).
 

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Tesla is getting to be as big a cluster f**k as Musk's other endeavor, SpaceX. Good job the guy has got deep pockets. I personally have doubts anyone will ever see finished cars.
 

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Tesla has now solved their transmission problems, and is hinting about a better battery pack in the near future to be twice the range.

I agree that their manufacturing is effed, as they can't seem to walk and chew gum at the same time. To ramp this slowly is shameful performance.
 
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