Reply to post: Re: Arnaut Re: Choose one: energy density, durability, power output

Elon Musk's Tesla set to unveil home storage battery

Matt Bryant Silver badge

Re: Arnaut Re: Choose one: energy density, durability, power output

"I wonder if what this actually means is "we've managed to make a high capacity battery but it is either too heavy or insufficiently durable for cars....." The design issues for a static battery are very different to those for a vehicle. I would not want two tons of bulky batteries in a car as it would compromise my car's design, but the same two tons of bulky batteries sitting in the corner of my garage (or in the basement) is much more acceptable. And if Mr Musk is selling it as a bundle with some solar panels (and government rebates and/or off-peak rates) then it is also economically appealing too. I know one technohippy in Cyprus that is already doing this with solar panels and old car batteries so he could go off-grid in the hills.

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