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Tesla's Next Electric Moves
World's Fastest E-Sportscar, E-Cybertruck and More EVs
Source: Tesla Roadster Electric Sports Car
Diversifying and Expanding Model Lineup
2020 is proving to be a great year for Tesla and CEO Elon Musk. The share price has soared and catapulted Tesla to the world's 2nd most valuable automaker, only behind Toyota. What is billionaire entrepreneur CEO Elon Musk doing to sustain this? He's creating buzz and excitement with new models like the Tesla Roadster, expanding his model offerings to include pickup trucks and smaller, less expensive SUVs, and looking to bring on more affordable electric cars to widen his global customer base.
Musk calls his Tesla Roadster the "fastest car in the world". It's expected to roll-out in 2020 or 2021. It's a 4 seater sports car that can go from 0 to 97 mph in 1.9 seconds, which is quicker than quick. The top speed is 250 mph, the battery range is reported to be a huge 620 miles. Engineer Musk has been working on the much anticipated Roadster for a number of years and it's getting closer to take-off.
Currently Musk is ramping up assembly of the Model Y SUV which is due for distribution this spring. The Y is Tesla's first crossover, all-wheel drive SUV and it's thought to be its hottest vehicle ever. It can go 350 miles on a charge. The Y is larger and less expensive than Tesla's very popular Model 3. Musk plans on expanding production of the Y from California and into China and Germany. He is also increasing production of the Model 3 sedan, which on average sells for $50,000. The Y price range starts at $40,000
Musk is also focused on taking his favorite project, the Cybertruck, to market. The pickup is a futuristic looking, stainless steel designed electric truck. Since it was introduced late in 2019, more than 200,000 Cybertrucks have been ordered. The starting price is $39,900. The EV has a range of 250 miles on a charge, goes 0 to 60 mph in 6.5 seconds. It's targeted for delivery to customers in 2021.
Global Competition on Price-Points
The future of driving is electric and a key differentiator is price. Global automakers like GM, Toyota, VW and Ford, among others, are involved in a technological arms race to offer new, competitively priced EVs for the masses. Tesla is the world's #1 electric vehicle company. It's being urged by experts as it expands its lineup to bring on models in the affordably priced $30,000 range.
Robot, Cut My Lawn Source: Husqvarna Mowers Robo Mowers Powered by Batteries - No Gas It's at the top of my robotic wish list. A robot lawn mower. No astronomical bills and upselling from lawn service companies. Just a nicely cut lawn and no hassles. Innovation seems to be knocking at the front door with news on robotic mowers. Green Robots at the Cutting Edge There's a slew of new robot mowers. Models include Worx Landroid for smaller lawns, Honda that cuts and feeds lawns, Robomow for all-purpose mowing and Husqvarna that's loaded with cell & GPS tech. These mowers aren't cheap. Prices range from $1000 to $3500. They're powered by rechargeable batteries so they're quiet. You pay more for online enhancements. And, if your lawn is loaded with trees and hills, your robot mower is going to be a lot more expensive. Grass Vacuums Robot mowers look a lot like big robot vacuums such as iRobot's Roomba. They roam and groom your lawn. Their
Amazon Book Promotion Source: Amazon Special Deep Discount for a Limited Time I'm pleased to announce that Kindle and Amazon are beginning a promotion on journalist Edward Kane's book "SPACE 2020's: WHAT'S UP THERE?". Starting May 27 through May 30, the book goes on sale for $3.99. That is a deep discount off the regular price of $6.99. And, on May 31 through June 2 8AM PDT, it will be selling for $4.99. It then returns to its regular price of $6.99 Great Deals on a Great Resource If you enjoy learning about WHAT'S UP THERE? in space, you'll love the book and find it a great resource on the top space missions and very recent space discoveries of the 2020's. Here's a link for access to the book ASIN: B087DV4DZ6 And for access to Ed's Amazon Author's Page, click here amazon.com/author/ekane I co-authored the books with Ed. ... ...
New Invention: Tablet Toothpaste "Change Toothpaste" Source: Change Toothpaste Potentially Cuts 900 Million Plastic Toothpaste Tube Throwaways Per Year Tubes of toothpaste aren't something you think about but their impact on the global environment is hugely negative. 900 million toothpaste tubes are discarded into oceans and landfills globally every year. Importantly, it takes 500 years for them to breakdown, which means virtually every toothpaste tube created is still discarded someplace in the world. And, the tubes, which contain multiple layers of plastic, polymers and resins, can't be recycled. A company headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta Canada just came up with a solution in the form of tablet toothpaste. "Paste with No Waste" Entrepreneurs Mike Medicoff and Damien Vince are the inventors and founders of CHANGE Toothpaste. Their tablet toothpaste is an all natural vegan substance that works just like toothpaste but has no harsh chemic