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    • A slightly longer range than the Tesla 3, would have been a winner.

      Yeah. But I think it's going to be really difficult for any manufacturer to meet or exceed Tesla's range at a similar price point. Tesla's battery and motor tech is years ahead of everyone else and they're doing their best not to let anyone catch up.

      My guess is that in the coming years we'll see cars that can compete with Tesla's prices or Tesla's range, but not both at the same time.

    • ...after seeing the bit on 60 Minutes Sunday night about how the Chinese are using amazing analytics to smarten up charging stations based on real-time user usage...

      I didn't see that! Sounds interesting. Any chance you could summarize?

    • They interviewed an engineer as you looked at a super-sized wall monitor (maybe 50' wide by 15' tall) where you could see every Tesla real time (privacy in a particular municipality. I think it was Shanghai. So, they are processing all those analytics (and, probably selling the aggregated results) of user behavior and car usage (electricity). Obviously, they would not know that it was Yaypie on the corner of 屯溪 and Rainbow picking up some take-out...but, if you were doing nefarious activity, I am sure just a few keystrokes and they could track you. Warrant required, NO! hahahah